Testimonials

I am a Walthamstow wedding planner and coordinator, and offer fun, flexible and affordable wedding planning, planning help, and coordination services in London and beyond!

Take a look at my testimonials from past clients below!

 

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Kind words from happy clients…

 

Kate, Bride-to-be, Wiltshire wedding, 2021

Kate, London “Highly recommend Laura’s moodboard offering. She brilliantly captured the feel that we want to create and suggested some great new ideas which will be so useful for showing our suppliers. The supplier list she shared is invaluable too.

I couldn’t have asked for better service from Laura, she turned the moodboards round really quickly and even sent over some additional ideas she had found a few days later. Thanks Laura!”

Jenny, Bride-to-be, Glasgow wedding, 2022

Jenny, Glasgow “I had no idea how useful a moodboard would be until I spoke to Laura at Devine Bride. There are so many different wedding ideas out there and I was becoming a bit overwhelmed! I’m not creative at all and was struggling to see how it would all go together.

I sent Laura some ideas and then we had our phone call. I felt like I threw so many different things at her I didn’t know what to expect at the end. But she must have known exactly the right questions to ask because when our moodboards arrived….that was it-that was what we wanted our wedding to be like! It’s probably the first thing my fiancé and I have agreed on straight away!

Laura was so friendly and approachable & has given us some amazing ideas. I feel like we now have something to work with and have a plan to work towards. Thank you so much!

Katie + Sam, Trinity Buoy Wharf, NYE 2019

Katie and Sam, Buckinghamshire “Wow wow wow! Where do we start with how fabulous Laura is….

We decided to make our Wedding Day extra special and book it for New Years Eve! It sounded like a dream initially but we didn’t realise how much effort and stress was involved in planning a wedding, in a dry hire venue… on NYE. Overwhelmed and in need of some serious help…

In comes the wonderfully talented Laura Devine and after having just a one hour planning meeting with her we felt like our wedding had all of sudden fallen into place. Laura followed up with an incredible wedding schedule, detailing every inch of our wedding (everything we had overlooked), she had contacted each of the suppliers to arrange their timings and agreed to set up the day for us. The meeting left us so excited for our big day and watching Laura bring all of our ideas together.

Roll on the big day… with a week to spare we realised we’d made a huge oversight on our part and hadn’t arranged for anyone to ‘take down’ at the end of the wedding (something most dry hire venues request). We needed to find someone in the industry, a week before our wedding, willing to stay until 5am- New Years Day! Panic struck we immediately turned to Laura and to our amazement she immediately cancelled her own NYE plans in order to take down our wedding! We were elated!!!!

On the day… we honestly couldn’t have done it without Laura. She was a one woman power force, setting up all suppliers, organising 150 overexcited guests, running around with what seemed like a Mary Poppins pocket with endless essentials that we’d not even thought about… (Wedding Cake knife!). Throughout the day we had so many of our guests tell us how wonderful she was and we couldn’t agree more…

Laura you are fantastic and THANK YOU so much for making our day run so smoothly, bringing all of our ideas together and most importantly given our guests a fantastic party!!! You truly are insanely good at what you do and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

Katie & Sam X”
See Katie and Sam’s Wedding Here

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Krissun + Christina, Round Chapel, 2019

Krissun and Christina, Bethnal Green “Laura was absolutely superb as our on-the-day wedding co-ordinator. We cannot recommend Devine Bride highly enough.
We had very particular ideas when organising our wedding (250 guests, dry hire venue, Greek BBQ, mobile bar, furniture hire, tropical plants instead of flowers, a DJ, an acoustic band, a piano man etc etc etc) and to compound the logistical quagmire further, the venue needed to be completely cleared within an hour of the guests leaving.

At our initial meeting, Laura listened attentively, provided encouragement, ideas and recommendations as necessary. We walked away from that meeting comforted and sure that we had found the right person for the job. As the months went by, we continued to use Laura as a sounding board for new ideas and solutions for challenges. She really knows what she is doing and made us constantly feel at ease and reassured.

The day before the wedding (at very short notice), Laura masterfully co-ordinated with all our suppliers and also helped a small team of friends and family decorate the venue. On the day, Laura was completely in charge of the show, she liaised with all the suppliers, co-ordinated separate interviews with the registrars (so bride/groom didn’t see each other before the ceremony), kept everything running to schedule and even guided us through the happy chaos of the evening. She made sure we had fun – had some food and always had a full glass of champagne and sensing our nervousness, she gave us both a small pep talk before our speeches. Multitasking talented Laura also set up our cheese table beautifully!

We felt hugely supported by Laura who was able to communicate our ideas very clearly to execute our vision. The wedding was a smoothly run success. We have a million happy memories of the day. Thank you again.

Lots of love
Christina & Krissun”

See Christina and Krissun’s Wedding Here

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Jen + Michael, The Depot N7, 2019

Jen, Walthamstow “Of all the things and services we spent money on for our wedding there was one stand out that was worth her weight in gold! Laura was our wedding angel sent from a Google search!

I knew I wanted to do most of the planning for our wedding myself but as we got further and further into the process I realised that I couldn’t do it all and be a bride who enjoyed her day. We asked Laura to work with us as our on the day coordinator. From the moment I had my first call with Laura I felt more at ease and confident in the planning process. From saying just a few words she knew exactly what we were looking to achieve on our day and was able to advise us on how we could do this.

As we got nearer to the day Laura became more and more invaluable. We were doing things a little differently and getting married in Australia 2 weeks before our wedding in London, Laura completely got this and stepped up so that as we flew out to the other side of the world we could relax knowing that she would be the perfect point of contact for all our suppliers as the big day got nearer. She put together a Wedding Day Brief that got everyone singing from the same hymn sheet and tirelessly chased up the pesky supplier who’s contact wasn’t so reliable!

Then it was time for the big day, Laura arrived at the venue and did all the set up, making the venue look absolutely stunning and turning the pub courtyard into our beautiful magic wedding chapel! She had everyone under control, even the groomsmen! After the ceremony, I swear it was as if she multiplied, she was everywhere. Seemlessly organising a perfect exit from the ceremony through a bubble walk, ensuring that all the wedding party had drinks before the photos started. She effortlessly took care of the guests inside enjoying drinking whilst also nudging me to hold my shoulders back so I looked better for the photos! She was magic!

Throughout the whole day she would appear and whisper in mine and my husband’s ear “we’re going to do this part in about 5 minutes” so that I could finish a conversation or my drink and get to the right place on time. Your wedding day is hectic and there is so much going on that you have to be involved in but it’s hard to focus when all your favourite people are in one place. Laura made it so that we didn’t have to focus, she enabled us to just enjoy it. I was a guest at my own wedding and it was 100% because of Laura!

I implore anyone to seek Laura’s help with their day! I promise you she will make the entire experience everything you could possible dream of! Thank you Laura – Wedding Angel”
See Jen’s Wedding Here

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Nisha, Bride-to-be, Carlowrie Castle, 2020

Nisha, Clapham “I came across Devine Bride on Instagram, having followed Laura for some time, I contacted her via the website to book a planning ‘power hour’. I had booked the main things for my wedding but was feeling stuck about what I needed to do next. As soon as I met Laura she was personable and friendly and offered some great advice and provided me with the most helpful planning document to kick start the rest of my wedding prep. She made me feel at ease and made sense of what I wanted for our special day. I’d highly recommend her services for anyone who needs expert advice from Laura.”

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Esther + Martin, The Asylum / One Friendly Place, 2019

Esther, Bermondsey “Laura is divine, she is super organised with a real eye for detail and, importantly, she is super fun to have with you on the day. Laura really understood the relaxed party vibe we wanted for our wedding and used her endless skill set to help us achieve it. The day ran without hitch and also without anyone feeling marshalled about – a hard balance to achieve.

We initially booked ‘on the day coordination’, but when faced with timeline issues we booked a ‘power hour’ session and on site recce. The output of this session was an extremely detailed document with multiple timeline options which really helped me plan the day

Additionally, we met with Laura for a catch-up and chat a couple of weeks before the wedding to chat through the final and finer details. Following this meeting a detailed wedding brief was produced, which our suppliers were in admiration of, with one saying “I wish every bride had a Laura.”

I cannot recommend Devine Bride highly enough, if you are having a dry hire wedding then you need Laura on your team.”
See Esther and Martin’s Wedding Here

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Lizzie + Jamie, V&A Museum of Childhood, 2019

Jamie, Peckham “Booking Laura was the BEST decision we made for our wedding and she ensured we had the most wonderful weekend of our lives. As soon as we hired her, we knew we could trust her completely – she combines amazing organisational skills with a brilliant eye for detail. She also had loads of imaginative ideas for our wedding – including ways to save money! She is also just a lovely person to work with! If you’re wondering whether to book her, do it now – she will ensure you can relax, enjoy the day and will no doubt save you quite a bit of cash along the way”
See Jamie’s Wedding Here
See Jamie’s Keralan Lunch, Day After Celebrations Here

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Jo + Liz, One Friendly Place, 2019

Jo, Tooting “It turns out that organising a laid back, informal, fun wedding day is NOT any of those things! My wife and I breathed a huge sigh of relief when we found Laura at the UnWedding show and learnt what she could offer. We’ve said it a thousand times since, hiring Laura was the best money we spent.

Laura took time to get to know us and understand what we wanted from the wedding – going for a drink with us to talk through the details of the day. Her tonne of experience of coordinating dry hire weddings made sure that we didn’t miss any of the important things when it came to planning.

On the the day, Laura ensured we could just sit back and enjoy the day, whilst making sure we were looped in on timings and details where needed. Her calm demeanour and smile fit right in and it was like having another guest at the party!

Although she wasn’t able to help out with clear down the next day (we’d booked last minute and she already had plans), Laura used her network to find someone to help out. She’s clearly well-respected and established on the weddings scene, for good reason.

Don’t hesitate – hire Laura now!”
See Jo’s Wedding Here

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Melissa + Jim, Buxted Park, 2019

Melissa, Peckham “You need Devine Bride. Whatever your budget, style, event.. Laura will escalate it to another level and make the planning process even more special. She is a powerhouse of wedding and party inspo and wisdom with her finger on the pulse of what works, what people want and what makes the perfect wedding for her clients.

We didn’t need a party planner and had a hotel wedding venue with experienced staff on hand.. but we had so many extra bits and pieces to set up and unable to do so ourselves were wondering what the answer was… discovering DB and the ability to choose a pic-n-mix package of services was incredible. Laura travels outside London, will meet up outside work hours, tailor her services to you, be able to answer/find the answer to every question you can think of and provide a service that to be honest is just priceless.

Laura set-up our wedding and helped run the day and turned our wildest dreams into a reality with no fuss. She ran everything like clockwork whilst also tweaking decorations, checking on guests and troubleshooting anything that needed it. She charmed some of the less flexible staff at our venue and if we needed anything tweaking as the day went on she sorted it without us needing to be involved at all – it honestly made the difference between us having a great day and the best day of our lives.

As a control freak I wasnt sure how I would feel about handing over the setup of all our decorations and ideas to somone else but Laura got me, and she did a way better job than I could have done. She whipped our whole family into shape and over delivered on everything. And had fun with us along the way.

We adore her and are so proud watching her business grow – whether you have loads of ideas or none, are a nightmare like me or hands off… Devine Bride is the woman you need. I spent most of our honeymoon missing her and wondering what else we could ask her to help with.”
See Melissa’s Wedding Here

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Anna + Sam, South London Gallery, 2019

Anna, Dulwich “We hired Laura when we realised the wedding we’d envisaged would be slightly more complicated than anticipated – suddenly we were looking at an external caterer, a separate supplier for the drinks reception and two separate venues with fiddly decorations that could only go up on the day (among other things).

From our first (Skype) conversation, Laura was incredibly helpful, pointing out things we hadn’t even thought about and helping us with much needed deco inspiration for venue 1. In the run-up to our wedding, she pulled together an amazing schedule and sent it to all suppliers, which meant everyone knew where they had to be when. On the day, the decorations were absolutely amazing – Laura had gone above and beyond. Everything went super-smoothly (and Laura still had time to make sure mine and my husband’s glasses were never empty, and to prompt the Master of Ceremonies before ever announcement!). We had a fabulous day, safe on the knowledge that everything was Laura’s capable hands. She’s amazing. Hire her.”
See Anna’s Wedding

Erin + James, Eton College Chapel and Stoke Place Hotel, 2019

Erin, Limehouse “If you are reading this wondering whether to hire Laura, don’t keep wondering – do it and hire her now! We hired Laura for on the day co-ord for our wedding this July and it was one of the best decisions we made. Our wedding was at a venue which often does weddings so I wasn’t sure if we needed someone else there on the day, but I knew I would feel better knowing someone was there making sure everything was going smoothly and dealing with any issues that came up and Laura did exactly that!

She was a great calming influence in the run-up to the day by confirming with all our suppliers and being on hand to offer advice or answer any questions I had. She came with us to the venue the day before, attended our rehearsal and even checked in with us while we were getting ready in the morning even though we had paid for her time to start later in the day. She masterfully co-ordinated getting all of our guests on and off the buses to transfer them between the reception venue and the church where the ceremony was, which was something I was very worried about before-hand.

Her attention to detail was also incredible… things like adjusting my veil when it went crooked in the group photos, being on hand to make sure my train was perfect before walking down the aisle (as my bridesmaids had already gone ahead of me) and she even matched her dress for the day to our emerald green colour scheme! She also moved around various elements of decor to make sure they were displayed to their full potential, such as our table plan, which no one had seen because it was inside and everyone was outside because it was such a nice day.

Overall, Laura was super lovely to deal with and always made me feel better if I was getting anxious about anything. Knowing she was there taking care of everything meant that I could just enjoy the day and not worry about anything. Our wedding really was our best day ever, and Laura played a huge role in contributing to that by making sure we were happy and relaxed the whole time. Thank you so much, Laura! xx”
See Erin’s Wedding Here

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Leanne + George, Mile End Ecology Pavilion, 2019

Leanne, Tottenham “This is going to be a long one, so up front I’ll say that Laura is a dream. Dry hire weddings can be stressful so I’m so glad we made the decision to get her on board with our wedding. Having someone so experienced, organised, and just amazingly good at their job, made our day (and the months leading up) so much easier.

When we booked our dry hire venue (Mile End Ecology Pavilion) I knew I was going to need some help. I had visions of running around on the morning of my wedding like a headless chicken, and I was also worried that I had lots of ideas for decoration but needed someone to make sure that it didn’t look like mish mash of Pinterest ideas.

I had a couple of calls with other planners but they didn’t seem to understand what I wanted (one spoke to me about coloured linen for at least 15 minutes). Then I came across Laura and her pick and mix service. It was so flexible and bespoke that I was able to tell her exactly what I thought I needed a hand with. She was warm, friendly and massively helpful from the get go, so I knew I could trust her with my day.

We worked on my wedding on and off for quite a while and I can’t explain how reassuring it was to have her by my side, giving me guidance and steering me in the right direction. I’m a control freak typically, and have organised work events in the past, so I thought I’d struggle with taking advice from someone else, but I trusted her completely from start to finish. I knew I’d made the right choice when she told me what time sunset would be on our day – she is just so organised!

Then when it came to the set up and on the wedding day… well, words just can’t even describe how much for a star she was. She had an impressive box of tricks, she was an oasis of calm, and she got the job done. When I walked into the venue after my ceremony, I was absolutely over the moon with the finished product. People were amazed by the set up and we had so many compliments on how pretty our decor was, and it was all down to her advice and hard work. Then later in the day, Laura even stepped in to help my catering team as they were short staffed, alongside her other official ‘jobs’ such as coordinating suppliers.

I loved having Laura with us on our day. She was such a big part of our wedding and if I had to do it all again (I hopefully won’t 😂!!) she would be the first person I’d call.”
See Leanne’s Wedding Here

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Alice + Jim, Tipi wedding, 2019

Alice + Jim, Walthamstow “When we met Laura at a wedding fair just a couple of weeks after getting engaged I remember saying how “in our heads we want a really laid back, relaxed wedding where everyone has loads of fun and there is nothing too formal” followed up quickly by “but I think it may take a lot of organising to get that…” Laura was straight away clear about how she could do that for us. 18 months later and we had the most amazing day and hiring Laura to be the on the day coordinator was by far one of our best decisions. Laura was so helpful before the wedding and then had the day run like clock work making it exactly the laid back, fun day we so wanted. If you want the tipi/dry hire option then definitely book Laura. After our final run through of the plan for the day etc I felt so calm and genuinely said that no matter what happened I knew Laura would make it work so could just enjoy the fun bits. Thank you Laura!!! Xxxx”
See Alice + Jim’s Wedding Here

Katie + Josh, Tipi wedding, 2019

Katie + Josh, Balham “We highly recommend you hire Laura. Do it. Do it. Do it. We had felt a little lost with what to do and where to go with our wedding and really only had a shell of an idea. Laura helped sculpt and mould our vision for our wedding and gave us the confidence to go fourth and execute our idea. After our meeting with Laura, we knew that we wanted her to be our On the Day Coordinator for our big day. Our wedding was a dry hire wedding so we knew that having someone to manage our day was incredibly important. Laura was fantastic! Her organisation before and on the day of our wedding was amazing. We felt that our wedding was just as important and special to her as it was to us. There was such an honesty and care for us which meant we could just relax and let Laura take the reins. For that we cannot thank her enough.”
See Katie + Josh’s Wedding Here

Alison + Philip, Clissold House, 2019

Alison, Stoke Newington “Well, if you’ve just got engaged you’re on the right page already! We got married about 6 weeks ago and asked Laura to be our on-the-day coordinator and do take down as well. I’ve said to so many people since that hiring Laura was the best wedding money we spent. I’ve organised corporate events for work but when I met Laura I was like “this woman is more organised than me!”. She produced the most amazing wedding brief that meant on the day everyone knew what would happen when, she dealt with suppliers in the week running up to the wedding, she even dealt with me WhatsApp’ing her the night before with a random panic question about our venue! And she is so, so lovely, you’ll wish she was your friend. Most people at our wedding thought she was a friend of ours. She posts some lovely ideas on Insta (that we totally used as inspiration) and recommended us a brilliant florist. I can’t recommend her enough. Book her in for yours and you’ll just be able to enjoy your wedding without thinking about anything else other than what a lovely time you’re having. We had such a lovely wedding and it wouldn’t have been half as enjoyable had Laura not been there making sure everything went to plan.”
See Alison’s Wedding Here

Charlotte + Finn, Trinity Buoy Wharf, 2019

Charlotte, Highbury “We cannot recommend Laura highly enough. We had a dry hire wedding in London with so many elements to come together and venue timing restrictions. We knew as soon as we met Laura and booked her on the day coordination service she would be worth her weight in gold! She was always calm, professional, positive and proactive, and I am certain the day would not have gone even half as well without her! You really feel that she cares deeply for each wedding she is involved in and has a wealth of experience and helpful tips for her couples. In short, she was an absolute hero and it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you SO much for your huge contribution to making our wedding day so smooth and enjoyable! xxx”
See Charlotte’s Wedding Here

Sara + Paul, Errol Park Estate, 2019

Sara + Paul, Perth, Scotland “We used Laura for “on the day coordination” on our wedding day and we can honestly day it was one of the best decisions of our whole wedding planning! Our venue required hiring caterers, bar etc all separately and doing all of our set up ourselves. There was already a member of staff that helped to co-ordinate on the day but we felt we needed Laura to make sure the timing of everything ran smoothly on the day and take the set-up and stress away from us so we could enjoy the day. We can honestly say she was worth every single penny and a million more! Although we only had hired Laura for on the day she was an invaluable help in the run up to the wedding and had thought of absolutely everything to make sure there were no surprises or forgotten elements on the day. As soon as Laura arrived in the morning of the wedding I knew we could relax as she was so on the ball and ensured everyone knew exactly what was expected of them and was running to time. Her organisation skills are out of this world and she is fantastic at dealing with any curve balls thrown her way on the day and keeping the bride and groom 100% stress free! Plus she is just generally lovely to have at your wedding day and so much friendlier and more approachable than your classic “wedding planner” 😉 I honestly don’t think we would have enjoyed our wedding day as much if Laura wasn’t there as we were able to completely forget about all of the organisation involved and just enjoy our day with our friends and family. If you are considering hiring Laura for your wedding day, DO IT! You will not regret it. Thank you SO much Laura!! Sara & Paul.Xxx”
See Sara + Paul’s Wedding Here

Simon + Michelle, Mile End Ecology Pavilion, 2019

Simon, Hampstead “Laura was responsive, helpful and enthusiastic in the run up to the wedding. On the day she was professional, calm, unobtrusive and effective. It really took a weight off our shoulders knowing there was someone running point who had the weight of experience and inside knowledge of how to transition events and manage proceedings; she was a pleasure to work with and helped the day run smoothly.”

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Sam + Nick, Union Pub Paddington, 2018

Samantha, New Jersey, USA “Laura was an absolute joy to work with! While I thought I was hiring her for on the day coordination, she was so much more than that. I was planning a wedding overseas and quickly realized I needed a lot more help than previously thought. Her pick and mix style is the bees knees and provided us the flexibility to pick exactly the right amount of support we needed. Laura was always quick to reply for any questions that we had and able to provide great recommendations that fit within our budget. Her on the day coordination was spot on and took care of our every need. We did not have to stress about the timeline of the day because she made sure we were always in contact, as well as having a face to face meeting before hand to review the incredibly detailed timeline that she laid out. Our day came together seamlessly because of Laura and I cannot recommend her enough!!”
See Samantha’s Wedding Here

Lauren + Phil, The Asylim Chapel + St John, 2019

Lauren, Dalston “Laura was absolutely amazing! From the build up, to on the day and even after she was incredible. The day was exactly how I’d hoped it would be and ran perfectly – I can’t thank you enough! X.”
See Lauren’s Wedding Here

Alanah + Elliot, Big Sky Studios Arches, 2018

Alanah, Hackney “Laura was absolutely incredible – our wedding was at a dry hire venue in London so we booked her to help with on the day coordination. In the weeks before the wedding she got in touch with all of our suppliers for us to finalise everything, pulled together an in-depth schedule so everyone knew what they needed to do and was always on hand to answer any last-minute questions we had. On the day everything went WITHOUT A HITCH. Because of Laura we were able to actually relax and enjoy our wedding day exactly as we had planned it. Couldn’t recommend her more highly – best money we spent, and the best day ever.”
See Alanah’s Wedding Here

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Caroline + Greg, One Belgravia, 2018

Caroline, North London “Laura is an absolute dream! She was the best decision we made for our whole wedding Being a London dry hire venue we needed full support for wedding planning and Laura was everything we could have wished for. No job was too large or too small and we felt we developed a real friend we could rely on completely to sort our wedding. She took a huge amount of pressure off us both before the day and on the day. Everyone and everything was in the right place at the right time thanks to her. We are just sad it’s all over!”
See Caroline’s Wedding Here

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Tien, Vauxhall “I can’t recommend Laura enough. She was amazing from beginning to end! Super organized and meticulous – she made sure we had the best time ever on our wedding day. She’s very calm and relaxed – nothing fazes her! No question was too silly to ask and she made us feel at ease with everything. The lead up to and even after the wedding she helped us with great recommendations from furniture hire to the best place to print thank you cards. She’s an absolute pro and the loveliest person!”
See Tien’s Wedding Here

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Joanne, Hackney “Laura was our on the day coordinator for our wedding in September. I would recommend Laura in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a wedding planner or coordinator. Our day ran seamlessly, even with a few curve balls thrown in. Laura was super professional, pulling together our other suppliers to deliver our big day. Thank you Laura!!!”
See Jo’s Wedding Here

Emma, Walthamstow “Laura was totally brilliant and there’s no doubt that having her on board made our wedding better – both for us and our guests. We approached Devine Bride relatively last minute, when we started to think we had bitten off more than we could chew with our dry hire reception. We couldn’t get access to the venue until midday the day of the wedding which meant we needed someone we could totally trust to bring our vision to life whilst we were busy getting hitched. Laura was so passionate and knowledgeable and took the time to get to know us. She asked all the right questions and produced a very impressive briefing document for all suppliers. Liaising with her always made me feel better about the task in hand…I was a bit of a stressed out bride having started a new job only a couple of months before the wedding. In our final meeting she even gave me advice on finding the right jacket to wear! On the day she was fantastic – the venue looked amazing, she kept everyone running to time, she even arranged a confetti throw for our first dance. I can’t say enough good things about the service Laura offers and thought it was great value for money. Emma & Jonny (Sept 2018)”
See Emma’s Wedding Here

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Natasha, Limehouse “Our wedding day wouldn’t have been possible without Laura!

Laura was great from the moment we booked her, although we only booked her for on the day coordination, prior to the day itself she met with me and my caterer and then met me again at the venue so that we could run through all of the details and logistics. She was very organised and proactive in the run up to the day – we worked together to produce a briefing document which Laura then emailed to all of our suppliers well in advance so that everyone was on the same page.

We got married at Trinity Buoy Wharf in East London. It’s a dry hire venue which requires a lot of hard work! We had a complicated brief with many suppliers and also a LOT of our own decorative DIY items (including our own bar and mini golf!). Laura liaised with all our suppliers for both set up and take down and dealt with the set-up of all of our DIY details (including all of the table décor, multiple signs and easels, guest book table, mini golf etc. etc!).

I’d like to massively thank Laura and her assistant for all of their hard work on the day. Laura must have worked a 20 hour day and went above and beyond to make sure that the day ran smoothly and how we wanted it to, including doing a lot of the heavy lifting during clear down when a member of the waiting staff didn’t turn up!!

All of our guests have said how great the venue and set up was and particularly how the day was so personal and reflective of us as a couple. We are both so pleased that you managed to bring it all together as I know it was a complicated brief with a lot of suppliers plus all of our DIY elements and my overly detailed nature! I am an absolute control and details freak so I can only imagine what a nightmare Bridezilla I was to work with – so thanks for putting up with me Laura!”
See Natasha’s Wedding Here

Kat, Bethnal Green “We met Laura at a wedding fair, where she stood out from the confusing and often scary crowd as confident, friendly and knowledgeable, with an impressive list of very happy clients.

As an events manger myself I was very nervous handing over such an important and personal event to a stranger, but well before the day I had total faith that Laura would deliver exactly what I wanted – her briefing documents are a thing of wonder!

Despite us only booking her to coordinate on the day (an option on her ‘pick and mix’ service) she was more than happy to lend advice and recommendations in the lead up (she knows everyone worth knowing in the wedding biz), with quick and reassuring responses.

The day itself, despite last minute logistical changes due to rubbish weather (which Laura sorted with no issue), ran unbelievably smoothly. She and her team made the empty venue look absolutely amazing in the few hours they had before the ceremony, and continued their magic throughout the event – marshalling a mariachi band, moving tables, setting up sound systems, coordinating caterers and much more.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone planning a wedding – she is a Scottish wonder!”
See Kat’s Wedding Here

Mel, South London “I could not recommend working with Laura more. From the moment we met her, Laura was super efficient and lovely to work with! We used Laura for on the day coordination but her help and advice in the lead up to the day was invaluable. She created a thorough schedule for the day and introduced herself to all of our suppliers well ahead of time.

When we turned up at our wedding reception after our church service, we were amazed at Laura’s super styling skills. She’d made everything that we had set up the day before look 100% better! Her and her also assistant helped to run the day seamlessly and Laura always made sure that Alex and I were fed and watered!

Wish we could work with her again 😊 Thanks Laura! X”
See Mel’s Wedding Here


Sinead, Peckham
“It’s hard to explain how extraordinarily wonderful Laura is, and my husband Jack and I could not recommend her highly enough! We haphazardly planned our wedding in just a few months, and soon realised we would need some on-the-day help. Technically this is what we asked Laura to assist with, but in reality she provided so much more than that.

Laura was instrumental in helping us realise our ambitious plans in a difficult, dry hire venue on a tight budget and in a demandingly short timeframe. Even on the first day we met Laura for a chat over breakfast, she gave us loads of brilliant ideas which we incorporated into our day. In the lead up to the wedding, Laura provided fantastic support and produced a detailed plan / timetable for the wedding.

Laura also coordinated the set-up at the venue the day before, and made what could have been a stressful experience run like clockwork. It was such a blessing having someone there who somehow made a few hours of hard work feel like great fun. Laura helped make the jobs we were dreading doing before the wedding (eg ferrying cutlery, plates and chairs to the venue, stringing up fairy lights and organising the caterers and florist) a wonderful experience. She soon felt like one of the family and we really treasure the day as one of the best memories of the wedding run-up.

Laura’s help on the wedding day itself was invaluable. She helped make both Jack and me (and our families and friends) feel so at ease. We didn’t need to think about anything except enjoying ourselves.

We didn’t have any bridesmaids or groomsmen and were really keen that none of our family or the other the guests had any responsibilities other than having fun. So everything fell to Laura, and everything was perfect.

The whole day ran smoothly and precisely to the timetable we had discussed. Even things we had never considered, Laura had thought of and had covered. For example, I’d abandon my bouquet in a corner and then minutes later see it presented beautifully in a vase; it was a weirdly cold day and Laura made sure the guests who were cold had blankets and everything they needed. She also went above and beyond by moving flowers from the reception venue to (and also making the finishing touches to) the “after party” at another location.

Laura was so fundamental to the whole process. It’s so difficult to make a wedding relaxed, but it’s precisely what Laura did for us. Laura made us feel like our months of planning and expenditure was worth it and that the final product was in a safe pair of hands. Everything went smoothly and the day was perfect.

I could go on forever about how wonderful Laura is! We are so grateful for her brilliant work and honestly don’t know how we would have done it without her. The whole process of working with her was a joy. Thank you so much Laura!!! Xxx”
See Sinead’s Wedding Here


Tom, Islington
“Laura is simply amazing. We took her on to help us with a few ideas in the planning stages of our wedding and then as our coordinator for the day itself. Throughout the entire process she was such a fantastic help, answering all our questions, giving us valuable advice about anything we asked for, being so generous with her time – visiting the venue with us, and generally making us feel at ease during what can be a very stressful period. On the day itself, she was an absolute star and went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran like clockwork. We cannot recommend her enough to anyone planning their big day. She really knows her stuff and is a great person to work with. Thank you so much!”
See Tom’s Wedding Here


Lauren, Beckenham “Laura was a lifesaver for me during our wedding – we had our reception in our back garden with a yurt, which was always going to be extra stressful than in a hotel/venue. She helped us set up the day and even made a beautiful eucalyptus arch for our yurt entrance the day before. On the day, everything was handled perfectly by Laura – we can’t believe how wonderful Laura and her assistant were on the day. The whole event ran so smoothly, we were left to enjoy our wedding – our families as well, who weren’t having to organise and manage behind-the-scenes. Laura also gave us some brilliant tips and ideas. I’d recommend her entirely for any event!”
See Lauren’s Wedding Here


Phoebe, Hampstead “Laura is INCREDIBLE. Her advice, service, enthusiasm, ideas, personality and passion are golden, and her flair and skill at organisation is second to none. Laura made our day a complete dream, and she’s the loveliest person to work with. I’d unreservedly recommend her to anyone getting married, or having a big event of any kind, she’s completely fantastic.”
See Phoebe’s Wedding Here


David, Glasgow  “Where can we even start in thanking Laura and the team at Devine Bride. Laura kept us calm from engagement until the big day; she was always at the end of an email to answer our questions and kept impressing us with her wedding wisdom and ideas. She made an extremely tight turn around, due to our venue timings, doable and easy and we can honestly say we wouldn’t have been able to have as good a day without her. She sourced our invite designer and went above and beyond with ideas, thoughts, and endless inspiration. Would recommend to any couple – Laura is the wedding saviour you need on your big day.”


Marina, Hackney  “Laura supported us as on the day wedding co-ordinator for our recent London wedding. Despite hiring Laura as an ‘on the day co-ordinator’, she went over and above in the months leading up to the wedding, helping us to co-ordinate timing, suppliers and deliveries.
On the day, Laura was exceptional. Our day was split into three venues and Laura managed absolutely everything for us, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. From playing our ceremony music and organising the crucial confetti photo, to making sure we stuck to timings and decorating our evening venue perfectly. Laura is hard-working, super friendly and 100% cares about the couple and success of the day, with lots of personal touches along the way. I absolutely cannot recommend Laura highly enough!”


Izzy, Hackney  “Laura was amazing, we took on a dry hire venue and hadn’t quite appreciated how much work was involved, Laura was recommended to us to manage the day, and I soon as I met her, I knew we were in safe hands. She was not only brilliant on the day, she did so much in the running up to, she is worth every penny. Our party really couldn’t have been better, everything ran like clock work and this was definitely down to Laura, an absolute pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her!

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Laura, Peckham
“Laura is excellent, I can highly recommend Devine Bride. Laura and her team made our day completely stress free and a reality. The venue was ‘raw’ so she had to do everything! It was awesome. Thank you Laura”

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Charmaine, Dubai
  “Francis and I would like to thank you for being  instrumental in making our day truly unforgettable.  After combing through the internet, I am glad I stumbled across Devine Bride and you were able to deliver to exactly what we needed on the day…..help!  You  did not disappoint us at all, from our first conversation you instilled a trust and positivity in me which allowed us to completely let go and focus on the other elements of our wedding.  The regular contact every other day with some form of an update or reminder kept us on our toes and the day itself was so stress-free and seamless we could just enjoy our day.

The first time we saw the finished product we were just so overwhelmed with happiness – it was the small touches that counted such as bringing out a glass of bubbly to our white taxi or ordering the caterers to bring canapes to us whilst we waited for our guests to be seated.  I cannot recommend you highly enough, you truly made my day.”

 
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Peter, Chiswick  “Laura has great enthusiasm and organisational skills, and was an invaluable source of assistance for our wedding. She contributes good ideas and adapts to the client’s needs, and is very responsive. If you want someone that is as excited as you are about your wedding, and is eager to help you realise your vision, then I recommend Laura as a calm, practical planner who is easy to deal with, hard-working and, above all, a lovely person.”  

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I am a Walthamstow wedding planner and coordinator and offer fun, flexible and affordable wedding planning, planning help, and coordination services. So you can get on with enjoying the process, spending money on the things you care about, and having the party of your life! I am a pro On The Day Coordinator and ace Wedding Day Management, too. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat to see how I could help!

 

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Midsummer Nightcap It’s always a delight for Midsummer Nightcap to work with true professionals. We had the privilege of working with Laura as the bar supplier for a wonderful wedding last year, and what a treat it was!

From an amazing and complete brief before the wedding- rare for us bar suppliers, it was super helpful and meant the day ran with out a hitch. (Something with a complicated venue and access times, needed extra thought into!)

Laura was super lovely, was accessible in all aspects of the day, Everyone really needs a Laura Devine and we wish she could help at all the weddings we supply!

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography I worked with Laura on a wedding last month. She was absolutely AMAZING! The best planner/ on the day helper I’ve ever worked with. She made sure the couple were happy and having a good time, she worked so hard on making the day run so smoothly and she was relaxed and friendly with all the suppliers and made sure we were all looked after too. I know the couple were so grateful for all of Laura’s work and we were too! She was professional and ensured everyone had an amazing time. 100% recommend for any couple’s thinking about hiring Laura.

Fox and Braces DJs Having worked with hundreds of planners over the years, we can honestly say that Laura and her team set the standard when it comes to event planning.

Laura provided us with a wealth of information prior to the event, allowing us to concentrate on our job of keeping the dancefloor full, safe in the knowledge that everything else was in hand and taken care of.

On the day, Laura was personable, organised and always available to provide updates on the running order of the day when asked. Wedding & event planning at it’s best !

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Felicity, Felicity Westmacott Dressmaker
“Laura and I worked on a styled shoot together, along with a great team and I can not reccommend her highly enough. The photographer, Laura and I were the shoot leaders and everyone pulled their weight with Laura using her talents
as a planner to really push things along. Her talent for organisation and skill as a stylist are exceptional. The commitment she showed to the concept and her respect for everyone’s talents meant nothing was left to chance leading to a great shoot day. She also made sure everyone felt valued with gorgeous little thank you cards afterwards, a testament to her thoughtfulness and exceptional people skills!”


Owen, Owen Billcliffe Photography
“Amazing party & wedding planner, so thorough, cheerful, and on top of it all.”

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AnnMarie, Lawson Makeup
“Having first hand experience of working with Laura of Devine Bride, it was her outstanding professionalism and easy friendly way which struck me initially and is what makes her so accessible, so trustworthy and that she simply delivers time and time again. A true master of organisation and a real creative thinker Devine Bride is who I personally would entrust with my planning; with her flair & unflappability within the unexpected, quality ideas and a black book of professionals to die for, I unreservedly recommend her.”


Pri Kruijen, London Wedding Stationery
“I’ve worked with Laura on two styled shoots now and she has been a dream to work with. Her organisation and eye for detail before the shoot has meant that the shoot has gone off without a hitch. I’m really looking forward to working with her again and would recommend to her any of my brides. X”


Lucy Boyd, Green & Envy
I have joyfully worked alongside Laura at both Weddings & Styled Shoots & can’t recommend her supremely organised, cheerful & stylistic approach enough! No amount of snow, wind or clouds on our most recent event together could hinder her professionalism, efficiency & realistic attitude. On top of all this she is just a really lovely person!! I would (& do!) absolutely recommend Laura to my couples and I can’t wait for the next time we work together. *****”


Lucy Barrow, Mix & Twist
Laura at Devine Bride is an absolute dream to work with! So incredibly organised, creative, passionate… also super lovely too! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any of my wedding couples who want someone who can bring their ideas to life in a unique way, whilst taking away the stress of wedding planning, making it a truly magical experience for them.”


Alana Watts, Petal and Wild
I was lucky to with Laura last year on a styled shoot at beautiful Gaynes Park in Essex. She was incredibly friendly and absolutely passionate about the styling elements of the day. Laura really made the shoot stand out with her fresh, creative ideas and her organisational skills are unrivalled. Highly recommend!”


Victoria Murray, Victoria Murray Photography
I had the pleasure of working alongside Laura when she styled the beautiful Gaynes Park for me during a styled Bridal Shoot. It was a big task with a relatively small team and Laura was absolutely amazing from the first email – friendly, helpful, fantastic ideas and and all round professional. I would definitely recommend Laura to my Brides and I would not hesitate in working with her again.”


Joanna Szymkiewicz, Joasis Wedding Photography
It was our first working together with Devine Bride team last Saturday and we have been so impressed with the level of organisation and efficiency Laura and Steph showed on the day. I am so happy that our couple decided to get some help with setting up and running everything on the day as they could relax and truly enjoy their wedding without worrying about logistics of turning a room a couple of times for the next part. In effect, the couple could chat and spend time with their family and friends and we had time and chilled atmosphere for the portraits. Laura and Steph were super nice to work with too which does make a lot of difference when you spend with someone 10h or so a day! Will definitely recommend Devine bride to all my future wedding couples!


Amanda, Amanda Karen Photography
I had great fun working with Laura, her passion is infectious and her organisational skills are unrivalled, all topped up with the fact that she is creative and her stationery designs are just lovely!”  

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I am a Walthamstow wedding planner and coordinator and offer fun, flexible and affordable wedding planning, planning help, and coordination services. My services are pick and mix ; clients can pick and choose what elements they need help with and we’ll take it from there. I’m personable, relaxed, yet highly organised. I help people have the party of their lives, and have fun, while taking away all the stress. I am pro On The Day Coordinator and ace Wedding Day Management, too. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat to see how I could help!

 

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