A Lookback on 2017 and a Look Forward to 2018

What went down in 2017?

As I sit here on Monday 1st January 2018 it is hard not to pinch myself at everything that has happened for me and Redamancy during the past year. I have wanted this to be my life and journey since the age of 16 and so to realise everything I have accomplished in the wedding industry so far is a massive high for me!

2017 saw us get involved in a lot of shoots. I know there is still some confusion over why wedding suppliers get involved in these shoots, but I did write a blog post on this a couple of months ago, which you can read here, if you are interested in learning why. Ultimately though, shoots are great for showcasing exactly the types of weddings you love to create and connecting with your dream couples - hey guys, yes I'm waving at you!

We were so lucky to have these shoots picked up by blogs who featured them in order to inspire couples for their own wedding days. A massive thanks must go to Rock My Wedding, Boho Weddings, Festival Brides, Junebug, The Un-Wedding, Mr and Mrs Unique, And So To Wed, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, So You're Getting Married, and Belle Bridal for showcasing our work this year. I love every single one of these blogs and see what I have created sitting amongst all of their inspirational posts is massively humbling!

What else happened? I planned weddings, created inspiration boards to inspire wedding decor, suggested suppliers and worked with some wonderful couples. I am incredibly excited to execute their weddings over the coming year and see everything come together!

I won the Highly Commended Wedding Blog of the year at the Blog Awards in April 2017, which was one of the biggest shocks of my whole life. And I won it for this blog you are reading right now! I am never normally lost for words but that night back in spring I certainly was! What a compliment that my little musings on all things weddings was considered worthy of a prize!

Photo: Lianne Gray Photography

Photo: Lianne Gray Photography

We were made a Rock My Wedding Love Lust List supplier back in March this year, which is a carefully curated collection of wedding suppliers with the Rock My Wedding seal of approval. Rock My Wedding has always been one of my favourite corners of the internet so to be recommended to their readers as a wedding planner and stylist was just the biggest accolade.

We were asked to contribute to The Wedding Trend Report 2018, which is an incredibly insightful and exciting publication produced every year by The Wedding Planning Academy who reach out to experts or their opinions on the trends for the coming year. I commented on what we can expect from The Royal Wedding, so stay tuned when the report comes out on January 5th and you can check if I'm correct when the Royal Wedding rolls around in May.

And, perhaps one of the most exciting things to happen to us this year, is that we were confirmed as a Most Curious Wedding Fair supplier! I'm going to talk about this in the next bit of this blog post, but all I can tell you is I cannot bloody wait!

What we have planned for 2018 and the launch of our wedding design service!

Well it's an absolutely wonderful feeling to be able to say that the diary is already starting to fill up for 2018. We have a couple of exciting projects lined up for January, including one at The Asylum in Peckham, which is just my dreeeeeeam place to transform with a sprinkle of Redamancy magic dust.

Then in March it will be time for Most Curious! This is a 3-day event that takes place at The Truman Brewery and is a showcase of the coolest wedding suppliers in the UK. We have big plans for our stand already and so please pop along and stop by and say hi if you're around! We pride ourselves on being the go-to wedding planners and designers for cool, creative couples and are very pleased to say that we have made our prices affordable, because a bit of extra creative help - during arguably one of the most stressful times of your life - shouldn't be a luxury for only the incredibly wealthy. We can all use a little help now and then, especially from a professional who can take a few jobs off your hands!

Which leads us onto the fact that we are fully launching our wedding design service in 2018 too! We have begun to mention this in the last couple of months but this will be fully part of our service offering in 2018 and beyond. To find more about what this service entails, and whether its what you've been dreaming of, then check out our wedding design page! To celebrate this launch, we are offering 20% off our packages when booked before the 31st January, so if you are interested in taking advantage of this one-time-only offer then just send me an email before the end of Jan and we can organise a complimentary consultation!

And there is plenty more on the horizon for us as we skip into this year that already seems packed to the rafters with positive vibes. However, it would be no fun if I revealed everything all at once would it?! So you will need to watch this space to discover all sorts of exciting things taking place over the next 12 months. And I can promise you that exciting things happening for us means very very exciting things for you too!

Have a wonderful New Years Day and I will be back with an update very soon!

Charlotte xoxox