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Tickets are now on sale for the first of our wedding planning workshops for 2017.

Expert Help to Get Your Wedding Plans Off to a Great Start

Tickets are now on sale for the first of our wedding planning workshops for 2017.

Dec 20 2016


I'm pleased to announce the date of the first of our new wedding planning workshops.

The Wedding Planning Kickstart

I'm pleased to announce the date of the first of our new wedding planning workshops.

Mar 28 2016


The ring is on the finger and it’s finally happened, you’re engaged! Whether you’re the kind of bride who has been keeping scrapbooks of their dream wedding day since they were ten years old, or if you’re the kind who barely has a grasp on all the wedding vocabulary, the first few weeks and months of being engaged are fun and exciting. Then wedding planning reality sets in...

Why Should I Hire a Wedding Planner?

The ring is on the finger and it’s finally happened, you’re engaged! Whether you’re the kind of bride who has been keeping scrapbooks of their dream wedding day since they were ten years old, or if you’re the kind who barely has a grasp on all the wedding vocabulary, the first few weeks and months of being engaged are fun and exciting. Then wedding planning reality sets in...

Feb 20 2015




The bridal industry was out in force at this year's prestigious bridal trade show White Gallery London 2013.

White Gallery London 2013 : Elegance, Opulence and Style

The bridal industry was out in force at this year's prestigious bridal trade show White Gallery London 2013.

May 29 2013


Wedding season is well  underway here at Benessamy - with fabulous client weddings in the planning and our first wedding of the season next weekend.

Benessamy Journal: There Really is No 'I' in Team

Wedding season is well underway here at Benessamy - with fabulous client weddings in the planning and our first wedding of the season next weekend.

May 17 2013


Last Wednesday evening  I had the absolute pleasure of attending a fabulous book launch event in London.

Benessamy Journal: Style Me Vintage Weddings

Last Wednesday evening I had the absolute pleasure of attending a fabulous book launch event in London.

Apr 19 2013


One of the traditional ‘expectations’ of the father of the bride is that he will make a speech on his daughter's wedding day. For many fathers this may seem like quite a daunting prospect.

Father of the Bride - Speech Tips

One of the traditional ‘expectations’ of the father of the bride is that he will make a speech on his daughter's wedding day. For many fathers this may seem like quite a daunting prospect.

Jun 16 2012


This week whilst looking at wedding transport ideas for a client I've come across some fabulous wedding getaway transport ideas that I wanted to share with you.

Stylish Wedding Getaways

This week whilst looking at wedding transport ideas for a client I've come across some fabulous wedding getaway transport ideas that I wanted to share with you.

Jun 08 2012