Q & A with Emily

What do you love about your work

There is no monotonous 9-5 or chance to get bored because I have the opportunity to work with the most amazing people! I really love the variety of the weddings that I’m involved with, and how each ceremony reflects the couples perfectly.  It is so special to be able to make someone’s dream day become a reality.  Not many people have this opportunity, and I am very lucky to be one of them.

What is your favourite wedding

I don’t really have a favourite as they are all so unique, but the most memorable was on top of the mountain, Montsec in Spain.  We had a rather anxious groom the night before when the cloud was predicted to be lower than the peak where we were heading for the ceremony!  However, on the morning, the sun was shining brightly, and the skies were clear.  The ceremony was gorgeous, with the bride and groom framed by a breathtaking vista of the countryside and clear blue lakes below.

What is your most loved wedding reading?

I love this extract from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. And even loved in spite of ourselves.

What music do you love for the couples exit

I am a bit of a fan of live music, especially the harp, which is why we had a harpist during our ceremony.  We left to Better Together by Jack Johnson as I think it is an uplifting and happy piece that everyone knows (and I knew that I wouldn’t cry!).

However, with my work hat on, my favourite exit has to be when all the guests were invited to join in a singalong of Delilah by Tom Jones.  I had to make sure the microphone was turned off so I could join in at full pelt as well!

What is the best thing about what you do?

Meeting so many wonderful people and being privileged to play such an important part in their special day.  I am smiling whilst answering as I’m thinking back over the many couples and families that I have met over the past few years.  I feel energised by their love and commitment to each other.  Watching the grooms crumble when they’re not expecting it, and seeing a sea of happy faces throughout the ceremony.  It’s an amazing experience; so much more than just a job.

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