We’re a motley crew here at Beach Weddings Bournemouth and well known for always having a smile on our faces! We all work very hard but we LOVE our jobs! We actually jump out of bed when we know we have a day at the beach ahead of us and seeing a happy Bride and Groom makes it all worthwhile for us. Time to introduce you to everyone who helps to make your wedding day so special
Melanie – The Boss!
You will be in contact with Melanie from the day you first make enquiries with us for a quote or availability check. Melanie is very “hands on” and likes to see enquiries through from the initial contact right through to the day itself. Its part of our service. We try to make sure that if you deal with one person at the beginning that we see it through to the end up to and including your wedding day. Sometimes Natasha or Nicolle will also help out but we are a small and dedicated team here. It wouldn’t be unusual for you to receive emails from her at 1 ‘o’ clock in the morning as she does keep some unusual hours and its known as a bit of a workaholic!
Melanie will make sure you are well looked after and make it her job to personally get to know you in order to assist you in planning your perfect wedding day, recommending evening venues and suppliers. Melanie will also be there on the day of your wedding looking after each and every guest and making sure your glass is always filled to the top!
Nicolle- Assistant Planner
Affectionately known by the rest of the crew as “The little Munchkin”! Nicolle loves her job and Melanie often gives her odd looks when she arrives half an hour early for work! Nicolle is always smiling and loves each and every wedding but also loves being in the office for cuddles with Mollie and Amba.
Nicolle is also chief blogger for Beach Weddings Bournemouth, so if anyone has any ideas of subjects you would like Nicolle to cover do let her know! Nicolle is also known as the young “Martha Stewart” and is super talented with all things relating to sewing, baking and generally being creative and worked hard on our recent first birthday bash and did a grand job in making our table runners, silk flags and decor for our chic seaside styling.
Natasha- Assistant Planner
Natasha is experienced in the events world and will be on hand to meet and greet your guests and make sure they are having a wonderful day. Also our resident mixologist, the bar is Natasha’s department and she is in charge of making the cocktails for your special day (although hates the umbrellas Nicolle and Melanie try to sneak into the cocktails)! You are more than likely to meet Natasha at one of the wedding shows Beach Weddings Bournemouth is exhibiting at ready to chat about ideas for your own wedding.
Matt- The Head Chef
Matt puts up with a lot of stick with having all these girls around him so he does do well to put up with us! Matt has an impressive background including Head Chef for Marco Pierre White at his restaurant The Talkhouse in Oxford and Matt has spent time working for local venue owner Andy Price and Branksome Beach as well as working in Australia. As the owner of Fish Face Events his food is amazing and he has a real talent for flavour and using the best of what Dorset has to offer in his food. Matt is the untidy one in the kitchen and constantly has Paul running around after him!
Paul- The Second Chef
The chef that hides in the back and doesn’t like to be seen! He is the tidy one in the kitchen and usually happy and smiley, unless Matt makes a mess.
The man at our beck and call and also Melanie’s husband
Should we need anything, Sean is always at the other end of the phone and produces it within minutes! He’s always there to lend a hand and you are more than likely to see him at your wedding meeting and greeting, taking care of security and also helping you to deliver any of your personal gifts and left overs to your evening venue if you are local – all part of the service!
Marcus and Dan – Beach Set up Team
(Unfortunately Dan is a little camera shy it would seem!)
This father and son team work very hard at all hours of the day! They are on site very early usually before the sun rises putting up the ropes to cordon off our area of the beach, construct the driftwood arch for every wedding and put out the coconut matting pathways. Any little jobs that need doing, just ask Marcus and Dan. Marcus is also in charge of packing away all of our gear into the beach hut on the prom, otherwise known as ‘the tardis’! This is no mean feat with the amount of stuff we have – Marcus is regularly heard telling Melanie to stop buying more!
Nigel, Ricky and the Maidman’s team
These guys work very hard for us and are very aware of what perfectionists we are! It takes a team of them a whole working day with a very early start to put up even one of our smaller marquee so they end up working all hours of the night! They battle the wind and the rain sometimes to put up the beautiful marquees to make your wedding what it is.
Seafront team and the Registrars
We are hugely grateful to “Tractor Dave” as we call him and his colleagues plus Lindsey and Kerry who operate the West Cliff lift and all the team at Seafront Services from Bournemouth Borough Council who often work throughout the night all through our season to keep the beach looking wonderful. You will also see any two of a number of wonderful Registrars who we have the pleasure of working with. Most often we see Kathy and Kathie who always make the ceremonies truly special and its great working with you all – we couldn’t do it without you!
And last but not least, we couldn’t forget Mollie and Amba- the office mascots!
Two little cuties who absolutely love being at the beach! You won’t see them on your wedding day but you are quite likely to see them on one of our open days- they do like to make an appearance to say hello to everyone! They keep us company in the office but can sometimes prove to be quite a distraction with their cuteness! Mollie might be the little one but she is most definitely the boss and is forever stealing Amba’s treats!
Melanie witnessing a ceremony early this season for a lovely couple who surprised their family by marrying without them knowing so Melanie was a witness along with Ian Hamilton who captured the ceremony for them. This was the second time that Melanie had acted as a witness so thats a service we can throw in too!
We all look forward to meeting you soon and playing a part in making your big day so special!