Katy & Hayden
It is absolutely not an exaggeration to say that Lucy Till was the most important person in making our dream wedding come true in the South of France. Not only could we not have achieved what we wanted without a wedding planner, but we couldn’t have done it without Lucy specifically. We had originally thought that, given we had a year to prepare, we might not necessarily need local help, even though we spoke limited French and knew we wouldn’t be able to visit the area that much (due to us living in New York). We are so so glad that we decided against that, and having met Lucy (initially via Skype), she made such a huge impression on us in terms of her vision, zeal, ‘up-frontness’ and all round understanding of what we were looking for. She was brave enough to tell us where we were going wrong (including with our original venue!) and honest in what she believed we could achieve, whilst also introducing new ideas we would never have thought of. She was incredibly organised, and kept on top of every part of the process from beginning to end. It genuinely felt like we were the only couple she was looking after (even though we knew she was helping with many other weddings) - and we trusted her completely from a very early stage.
From staying on top of the finances (incredibly staying within budget, despite all our changing demands!) to making it so easy to pay deposits and final amounts on time; she made sure there was never any late panic/missed payments. She provided ideas when we asked for them, but broadly worked hardest to try and turn our own ideas/vision into reality. She included us both in every step, but also got on with things behind the scenes when our own work commitments made it challenging for us to do so ourselves. We certainly felt like our special day was in safe hands! Crucially she was always available whenever we needed to ask anything at all.
For the days leading up to the wedding, Lucy made herself available and made sure we could enjoy time with our families while she ensured everything was set up as we wanted it. On the day, everything went so seamlessly, with Lucy in complete control and dealing with any issues as they arose. She did so well in keeping any problems away from us both (so much so that we still don’t know if there were any!), allowing us to fully enjoy the day. It’s testament to her that we both woke up on Sunday morning, and thought that the wedding had gone exactly as we both dreamed it would. No mean feat!
We would both absolutely recommend using Lucy to help with any wedding you’re thinking about in France or elsewhere. We don’t know what we would have done without her and will forever be grateful for everything she did for us.
Photographer: Gemma Lovett Hume