With a flurry of new follwers on here, it’s time to say hello and post another intro I think.
First up THANK YOU for following and welcome to our Insta space. I'm Val, the founder and Senior Planner of Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning. With over 15 years experience of planning events, I plan beautiful weddings, parties and celebrations for clients. To say that I absolutely love what I do would be a huge understatement!
I've always enjoyed organising large events and special occasions, but it was my brother and sister-in-law's wedding on the beautiful island of Barbados that helped me discover my true passion for wedding planning. When some of their plans fell through, my initial curiosity and interest in their celebration suddenly transformed into the very real need for me to roll up my sleeves and assist with their on-the-day co-ordination.
Having originally qualified as a solicitor and spending many years working in corporate affairs (which included organising corporate events, ministerial and royal visits), I trained with @theukawp and launched Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning in 2011 and was appointed as a Regional Ambassador for the UKAWP for a number of years.
Based in Nottingham in the U.K. we plan events for clients all across the UK and destination weddings in The Caribbean. I limit the number of weddings and events we work on each year to make sure our clients receive a focused and personal service. Each wedding is planned with a high level of care and attention. We have won several awards for our work but THE most important thing for me is that our clients feel special and can see that going the extra mile is the way we do business at Benessamy.
Whether you dream of saying your vows in a beautiful historic building, beneath the canopy of a luxurious marquee or on the sandy beach or private villa on a stunning island in The Caribbean, we can assist you every step of the way with your wedding plans.
Really loved it when Emerald asked if she could do a portrait shoot with us, and to involve all the most important women in her life, before she stepped into a new stage of her life.
An image to remember - where the bond with her sisters is not only held, but beheld, for many years to come.
Floral Design @jf_floralcouture
Quick tip for you snail mailers like us. 🐌✉️
When you’re sending anything in the mail and you’re not sure how much postage to put on it, bring it in to the post office first! Some of their rules would surprise you and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Although the post office doesn’t always have the cuter stamps in stock. So after you know what you need, go home and order the stamps through their website!
Or just have us do it, we know all the rules and the lady at the post office and I are on a first name basis 😜.
Looking for ways to customize your wedding with personalized details? Look no further than these gorgeous invitations with decked edges courtesy of @Papertreestudio and custom jewelry from @lpriorijewelry #weddingdetails#paperie
Can u spot our Our white Clutch fan? Full & Fluffy, designed both back n front.
You don't need to be a Bride to Rock this beauty😍
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How about this for a perfect family portrait? 😀 Whenever there's a dog involved in engagement photos, I know I'll be able to get plenty of candid photos but when it comes to a camera-aware photo where furbaby is looking at the camera too, I just have to keep my fingers crossed! Luckily, Moses was on his best behavior on the day of Trish and Mike's engagement session and he pretty much stole the show! 🐶When I asked Trish and Mike how they met, this is what they shared: "Michael had just gotten back from traveling in the UK, having been away the majority of July, he let his buddies talk him into going to Donovan’s for a pint. Trish remembers being easily convinced by her best friend, Dana to go to Donovan’s, as well. Once there, they ran into each other and the “wait you don’t know Mike? You don’t know Trish?” moment occurred. Turns out we’ve shared mutual friends for the past 10 years. We both spent summers working at Donovan’s, but our paths never crossed, until they were meant to that is… We spent the rest of that night migrating away from our friends to learn more about each other and gush over our dogs. (Mike was originally saved in my phone as Moses’ Dad) I then not so subtly hinted that Mike should walk me to my car, he finally got the hint, as well as my phone number and our first kiss. 💞More about these two along with images from their engagement session on my blog today - link in bio! #idalialovestory
The Thistle gown, a soft ivory tulle gown with a grosgrain waist belt from the 2019 Bridal Collection. Visit @frances_day_bridal from 9th-11th November to view the collection. Book your appointment now #jennypackhambride#francesdaybridal