Hi & welcome to Beckie Melvin Weddings & Events! Whether it's your first time visiting the website, or the 25th time we've met, a warm welcome is always guaranteed.
I spend a lot of my time talking about other people, venues, suppliers & all things weddings - which I LOVE - however I don't know how many of you actually know much about me, the face behind the business name. So I thought I'd try & write a little introduction into me, what makes me tick, & what I do when I'm not onsite running weddings or exhibitions.
In my spare time... I read, a LOT. I love most books bust especially horror - Stephen King, James Herbert, bit of Martina Coles for thrills. However I can't watch anything like that on film - how weird is that?!
I collect... Irregular Choice shoes, swing dresses, & tattoos. I have about 25 pairs of shoes, 20 dresses, & 5 large tattoos. I like to make an impression & definitely feel most comfortable when I'm in a lovely dress (preferably with a fluffy petticoat too!) with my colourful shoes on. Certainly a talking point. I LOVE the pin up style, currently planning a pin up inspired tattoo arm sleeve so soon I'll be extra colourful.
My family life... I'm married to Paul, we've been together since 1999 & been married since 2006. People are often surprised when they hear the length of time we've been together, as neither of us looks our age - hooray for good genes! We have a gorgeous son - Cameron, born on Christmas Day 2009 - & 2 English bulldogs. I'd describe our house as a madhouse! Always noisy, but full of fun.
My biggest achievement... winning an award last year for my wedding & event planning skills. I take what I do very seriously, & pour my heart & soul into my business, so to get recognition for that was an amazing feeling.
How would your friends describe you... I actually asked people this as I didn't quite know where to start! Caring, quirky, loyal & funny came up a lot - I have to say I agree, I'm one of the funniest people you'll ever meet ;)
What's next...? As well as working on my own business, I am also the Wedding & Event Co-Ordinator at Flaxbourne Gardens near Milton Keynes. I ADORE my job there, it's hard not to fall in love with the place when you visit! This year I've struggled rather a lot with balancing my own business with the new business, AND the fact I'm chronically ill too. So next year? Bigger events with Beckie Melvin Events, but with fewer venues, & only in PEAK wedding show season. Then for the middle part, wedding season, April to October will JUST be weddings at Flaxbourne. I'm looking forward to having a better balance I must say!
Well I hope this gives you a but of an insight into the person you meet. I'd love to hear from you & hope to meet you at an event soon. Beckie xx
I'm a qualified wedding planner dedicated to designing & creating weddings for alternative couples. Because everyone deserves a wedding as unique as they are