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Helen Eriksen Voted North West Wedding Planner of 2018

Helen Eriksen Voted North West Wedding Planner of 2018

· By Helen Eriksen

First and foremost – Happy belated New Year! If you are reading this as a newly engaged couple then huge congratulations to you, we hope your planning journey is fun filled and stress free. 

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Friday Finds

Friday Finds

· By Helen Eriksen

For those of you that regularly follow our Instagram feed you will know that we are not adverse to a little bit of pretty, oh and a bit of blush - okay a lot of blush!

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Kim & Scott - A magical St Paul's Cathedral Wedding

Kim & Scott - A magical St Paul's Cathedral Wedding

· By Helen Eriksen

Earlier this year we had the great pleasure of working with the lovely Kimberley and Scott whose beautiful wedding took place at the breathtaking St Paul's Cathedral, London followed by a reception at Hotel Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London.

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Blooming Elegance - An inspirational shoot

Blooming Elegance - An inspirational shoot

· By Helen Eriksen

The spectacle of summer blooms is always appreciated. Last year we had the great pleasure of designing and coordinating an inspirational shoot at the stunning Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire. We are pleased to announce that the shoot was recently featured on the BLoved Wedding Blog. ...
The key to creating a super-stylish wedding reception

The key to creating a super-stylish wedding reception

· By Helen Eriksen

There is no set formula for creating a stylish wedding. 'Style' is an impression that is made; it is an ambiance; a memory; and an aesthetic. It can be hard to pin down, yet done properly it feels almost effortless....
The rising trend of suspended florals

The rising trend of suspended florals

· By Helen Eriksen

Flowers have been an essential element of every wedding since the beginning of time. In Medieval times, brides would wear floral garlands in their hair to symbolise love, happiness and fertility, and by the Victorian era, we had even come up with a definitive 'language of flowers', which contributed to the popularity of so-called romantic flowers such as roses, peonies and orchids....
Designer Focus: Temperley London

Designer Focus: Temperley London

· By Helen Eriksen

About the designer: Alice Temperley is one of the most highly-respected designers in the UK, with a couture line, a bridal line and a High Street diffusion line to her name. In fact, she has become such an iconic name in British fashion that it's hard to believe she's only been in business for 16 years. ...
Introducing: Pantone's colours of 2016

Introducing: Pantone's colours of 2016

· By Helen Eriksen

No one knows colour like Pantone, so when they announce their annual 'colour of the year', the fashion world pays attention. Past colours have ranged from the bold (Tangerine Tango and Turquoise) to the earthy (Marsala and Honeysuckle), but this year they have broken with tradition by going 'pale and interesting' with not one - but two colours. ...
Weddings: the 2016 style report

Weddings: the 2016 style report

· By Helen Eriksen

Bridal style is evolving. Almost five years after the Royal Wedding, the trend for lace gowns and long sleeves is finally starting to wane, and wedding dresses are becoming more couture and edgy than ever before. Our 2016 style report tells you everything you need to know about the latest wedding style... ...
One dress or two - the rising trend of brides having two different dresses on their wedding day

One dress or two - the rising trend of brides having two different dresses on their wedding day

· By Helen Eriksen

Kate Bosworth did it; Poppy Delavigne did it: even Kate Middleton did it - for fashion conscious brides, the 'two dress' trend is a dream come true. After all, why choose one look when you can have two?...
Our top trends from NY Bridal Week

Our top trends from NY Bridal Week

· By Helen Eriksen

For fashion-conscious brides, New York Bridal Week is the only place you need to go for current and future bridal trends. This is the stomping ground of legendary designers such as Monique Lhullier, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, and Valentino, as well as bridal brands such as Sareh Nouri and Galia Lahav....
Designer focus - Gala by Galia Lahav

Designer focus - Gala by Galia Lahav

· By Helen Eriksen

Galia Lahav needs no introduction in the world of bridal fashion. For more than 30 years, she has been designing and making some of the most sought after wedding dresses in the world, all hand stitched by a team of 100 from her studio in Tel Aviv....
Winter wedding inspiration

Winter wedding inspiration

· By Helen Eriksen

Winter weddings are magical affairs. The long, dark evenings are perfect for romantic dances under twinkling lights, and a bit of snow (if you're lucky) is the perfect backdrop to a snow-white wedding dress. It's no wonder that winter weddings are soaring in popularity....

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"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

"From my initial meeting with Helen, she was so approachable and made me feel completely at ease. Her interest in details and plans for the day only made her organisation even more superb. I thought I was organized and after meeting Helen she completely put me to shame!

I am almost certain if you asked Helen anything she would find a way or know someone to recommend, to meet your needs. I would go so far to say that if you were planning a wedding no matter how big or small having Helen will change your life!! I would like to say I was very organised and under the impression I would be able to do anything and everything myself. However the reassurance Helen provides in knowing that all of your efforts are going to be seen on the day is indescribable. Automatically it was a huge weight off my mind at what was a particularly busy period of our life. The great thing is – SHE GETS YOU! Right from the beginning, I knew we were on the same page in terms of visual perception and design for the day.

Money cannot buy happiness/ calmness/ reassurance and seeing all your efforts being pulled together so easily and without it appearing to much trouble. You achieved everything and more Helen."

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

"Tony & I would just like to say it was an absolute pleasure working with you and we can’t thank you enough for all your help and support. It was a very demanding and difficult day and you pulled it off whilst looking calm and in complete control. Thanks again and we hope to work with you again soon."

Sara & Tony - Marry Me Films

"I had the great pleasure of working with Helen last month at a very special wedding held at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. She was extremely well organized and a great communicator, Helen certainly stood out as being top of her game. I really look forward to working with Helen again in the near future."

Peter Aust - Professional Toastmaster

"Sophisticated, distinguished and full of flare are but a few words I would use to describe Helen.

Having had the pleasure of working with Helen on a number of different events and photoshoots, I can truly say she has all the attributes one would dream of in an event planner and stylist.

She has incredible presence, and always emanates calm. This poise has the effect of soothing anyone she comes in contact with and means that in stressful situation she is invaluable. Her kindness and thoughtfulness are also key to providing those brides to be with just what they want, even sometimes before what they know what is they want!

Furthermore, whilst we were setting up our business Helen’s empathy meant she was able to understand what we hoped to create and gave us so much valuable advice. She was always so kind and supportive and we can not thank her enough for believing in us.

Finally, I see Helen as a visionary, with a crystal clear idea of what she hopes to achieve and how to get there. She is very driven and passionate, but with all the tools required to achieve what it is she seeks.

Working alongside Helen is always an pleasure and an honour, I can’t wait for the next time!"

Candice Roundell - Owner & Director of Dorfold Hall
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