PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Hi, I’m Tania a wedding and a floral designer bought up in Africa but now based in West Sussex. I absolutely love being creative and like to think out the box when it comes to designing and creating my weddings and flowers. Im not the everyday kind of girl, but that doesn’t say I wont do it. I will make any couples day and make it with a smile and a bounce in my step…
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
My passion for planning came from being a PA for an ambassador and part of my job was to plan events for the diplomatic community, from there I then studied for over a year and became a certified wedding planner, it then partied on from there. This was also where my passion for floral designs came from. I then opened a business and catered for the diplomats planning their private events etc.. I then moved back to the UK and got back into being a PA – long story short i was made redundant, turned 40 and my son was old enough to cook his food so i decided to get back into panning and flowers and tadahhh here I am xx
HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Oh gosh, when it comes to planning, I am on the phone A LOT along with being in my car visiting suppliers and clients, if I am not planning then I am on my computer designing new ideas for potential brides/grooms and IF I’m not doing that I’m getting my nails dirty and broken because I’m making up arrangements. But it needs to start off with a cup of Tea first..
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
I have to say is creating ideas for couples and seeing their faces when its all put together – priceless and of course meeting new people.
AND WHAT IS THE WORST PART?
ACCOUNTS – I hate accounts lol
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?
Don’t take things to heart – we all have our own views.
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT COUPLES TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I will design your day with style and confidence but it doesn’t stop here, being a planner its not just a job its part of my life, I will be here for you through the ups and the downs i will become a friend.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
Enjoy it and remember this is your day, your marrying your partner not their parents or bridal party.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDN’T WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
I would go back to being a PA – least i am still organising someone lol
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME OFF?
I tend to do things with my family or meeting up for dinners with friends, but because im out a lot my family time is precious.
I have done a view of my dream destinations like, Canada, LA, Mauritius – but anywhere thats has white sands, crystal waters, cocktails and something to keep the kids entertained then thats a dream holiday :)
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
Hopefully retired lol