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A passion for weddings

First things first: you're getting married?! Congratulations on your engagement – and welcome!

We are so pleased to have you here and look forward to assisting you along your planning journey.

We are extremely passionate about weddings and all things beautiful and are incredibly excited to help you create your dream wedding.

Before you delve in to 'an interview with our Founder, Helen', here’s a little background information about us…

Extensive knowledge of London’s style-savvy events market proved a major source of inspiration for the creation of Helen Eriksen Wedding & Event Design. Teamed with Helen’s flair for design and creativity, a passion for fashion and weddings, it fuelled a desire to create a luxurious and elegant wedding planning service in the North.

From her ten years as a practising solicitor, Helen brings to you meticulous attention to detail and the highest levels of service, ensuring you have the best experience for your wedding day. Please do take a look at what our clients say about our services here

We take pride in designing luxurious events that your guests will find memorable for all the right reasons. It goes without saying that we take our responsibilities very seriously, providing a unique and friendly service with complete integrity. We understand that discretion is often of the utmost importance in planning an event, as is the flexibility to alter services in order to meet your individual needs. 

The Service

Planning weddings with integrity and professionalism

As an Associate Member, we have a strong affiliation with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) with whom Helen trained. In adhering to their Code of Ethics, we are committed to promoting professional conduct within the industry and never accept commission in any form.

Helen Eriksen Wedding and Event Design will:

  • Respond to enquiries within 48 hours.
  • Respect client confidentiality.
  • Disclose all suppliers in which there is a vested interest.
  • Always pass discounts and/or commission onto the client.
  • Ensure that their Public Liability insurance is up to date.
  • Never give client details to any third party other than for the sole purpose of the wedding.
  • Respect copyright of all wedding planners, coordinators and related suppliers.
  • Represent each client fairly and honestly.

For further details on the UKAWP's code of business practice are found here.

"Helen was simply a delight to work with. She was patient, professional, knowledgeable and extremely dedicated. We don't believe our day would have gone half as well without her. Without doubt booking Helen Eriksen Wedding & Event Design was the best decision we made in preparing for our wedding. We can't recommend Helen and her business enough!"

Bethan & Richard, Flintshire

"We never thought of using a wedding planner until we met Helen and we are so glad that we did. Her professional yet personable style put everyone at ease at the same time getting important duties taken care of. The day was one of the most memorable of our lives and I'm really pleased we had Helen as part of it. Nothing was too much trouble, everything ran like clockwork. Thank you Helen for being part of our wedding."

Hollie & Ian, West Didsbury

"Thank you so much Helen, everthing was perfect and you did so much for us."

Sian & Johnny, Winsford

"We were both so grateful for all the help you provided in the lead up to the wedding and also on the day. We truly feel that you made our day brilliant. All our guests have mentioned how brilliant they thought you were and how calm they felt with you around. You listened to us and helped our vision come to life. We have both said that we feel that you provided excellent value for money."

Anna & Tom, Cheshire

"We could never thank you enough for all your efforts. We had the time of our lives and it wouldn't have been possible without you. You truly are a swan gliding gracefully across the pond whilst underwater the legs are paddling like mad. Everything was perfect. You will forever be our wedding fairy, we adore you."

Rachel & James, Cheshire

"We must say “Thank You” to you for the smooth running of the day and the great attention to design and detail that made both the Church and West Tower look so fabulous. So many of our guests were highly complementary and I was extremely proud! Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort."

Ian Whitelock, Father of the Bride, Lancashire

"Helen helped plan our wedding at St Paul's Cathedral in May and she did an absolutely wonderful job. The logistics were complicated and having Helen on board made my life so much easier. I felt I could enjoy the run up to the wedding and the day itself. Thank you Helen for all your help and hard work, it really paid off and we had a perfect day."

Kimberley and Scott, Ribble Valley

"Thank you SO SO much for such an amazing day. We honestly couldn't have done it without you. Everyone kept on saying how incredible you were and what they didn't realise was how much effort you put in before the day as well. A huge thank you once again."

Charlotte & Jamie, Lancashire

"We enjoyed working with Helen as she introduced us to new ideas and suppliers to help make our wedding special. She was very personable and always went the extra mile to show that she cared. We felt very comfortable with Helen and found her to be very caring which was lovely for a stressing bride! The suggestions of suppliers and design ideas were great and gave our wedding the wow factor. Our confidence in Helen meant that we could sit back and enjoy the day. The service on the day was brilliant, Helen was organised and efficient and we felt very confident that all the suppliers knew exactly where to be and when. It relieved any pressure from us to leave us free to enjoy the day with our friends and family."

Alex and John, Lancashire

Having worked with planners at weddings (I'm a photographer) I appreciate the skill that goes into planning and running a wedding successfully. I worked with Helen in December 2016 at a winter wedding, which always adds a level of complexity. She has exceptional attention to detail and was on the ball with every little detail. She's a credit to her profession and thoroughly recommended.

Phil Drinkwater, Photographer