In Conversation with Rebecca at The Unique Cornish Event Company

by Michelle

The Unique Cornish Event Company specialises in bespoke event design & management, wedding planning & styling and venue & location scouting within Cornwall and throughout the South West.

Rebecca has a wealth of experience as a creative events producer and  she will work with you to create a genuinely unique wedding that feels absolutely yours and truly reflects you as a couple

As a wedding planner Rebecca will ensure your big day goes without a hitch so you and your wedding party are free to enjoy your day in a stress free way.

In her capacity as a stylist Rebecca will help you bring to life the look and vibe you are wanting to create.

As a venue & locations scout Rebecca will take your brief and endeavour to find your vision to create a real bespoke experience. Cornwall has some of the most incredible places, from the drama of the coastline, beautiful beaches, to remarkable attractions, it is a place where memories are made. So if you’re planning your wedding in the gorgeous South West, then read on to hear more about The Unique Cornish Event Company.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business

Hi there, i’m Rebecca and I’m an Events Producer. I’ve worked in the events and wedding world for around 18 years now for a variety of different agencies and clients. I used to work predominantly in London but also throughout the UK, Barcelona, Cannes, Venice and Italy.

I set up The Unique Cornish Event Company to focus on planning and styling events and weddings in my new place of residents, the beautiful Kernow.

What motivated you to start your business?

When we had our son, Baxter, we decided we wanted a slightly different pace of life and had always wanted to be by the sea. We’d been to Cornwall on several occasions and even got married at the amazing Eden Project. So 2 years ago we made the big move to Falmouth, the Rivera of Cornwall so they say.

Within the year I fell for my little girl Audrey (who ended up being 9 weeks early, crazy girl) and that sealed the deal that Cornwall really was for us.

I still work for some London clients and love it but I also wanted to work where I lived and Cornwall really does have some truly fantastic venues and locations. There’s some truly talented people down here that I was keen to work with and hopefully bring something different to the area. I also think Cornwall makes for an amazing destination wedding without having to get on a plane!

Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business

It’s very varied because I work on a variety of events and weddings. I could be tied to my laptop catching up on emails or I could be on a site visit at a wonderful venue. If I’m really lucky I could be at a delicious tasting, sampling the most amazing cuisine.

Or I could be setting up in a field, styling a beautiful table scape or sorting out last minute table plans. I’m pretty lucky in the variety of events that I work on. I’ve even been out to Cannes once on a site recce which was pretty tough.

If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?

Experience, passion and guidance. I don’t like to railroad clients with my way of thinking, I can guide and advise and gently steer but I prefer collaboration. It’s their day after all.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

If a company has an Instagram account or Pinterest page it can be useful to gauge the style and variety the company can work with.

Also meet people face to face, there’s nothing better than sitting down over cake and having a chin wag rather than the impersonal email.  If you find yourself getting inspired and excited then you know you’ve met the right expert.

What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?

If I’m in the ceremony room I always love the look on the grooms face when he first sees his partner enter. I also love the moment the couple walk down the aisle together, there’s usually relief and pure happiness.

One wedding I was involved with had a great entrance off a boat onto a gang plank then through into a guest arch with confetti throw at the end. It was fun and looked great on the photos.

I also like the personal touches people bring to weddings. I for one had my 7 month old son come down the aisle with me, being held by my father. So he effectively helped walk me down the aisle.

The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more

Well I position myself as a creative event producer, so I can focus on any style of event. Weddings being one of my favourites. I’m a stylist as well as being a planner and I’ve worked on some events as a production manager, so I’m an all-rounder really.

It makes work and life fun and varied & you get to meet many great suppliers several who I’ve nabbed for the wedding world.

What have you got planned for the next 12 months?

Building the profile of the business is important and building trust and respectability. Ultimately I would like to meet some more wonderful couples and source some more unique partners.

And finally, what or who inspires you and why?

So many it’s hard to choose from. I try and take inspiration from many different areas and walks of life. Strong creative women, with style, such as Coco Channel and Audrey Hepburn. I love the artist Anish Kapoor, photographers Annie Leibovitz and Martin Parr.

In terms of weddings I follow a lot of different influencers & talent from the Green Wedding Shoes, Bride Tonic, The Wedding Arrangers, BHLDN, Needle & Thread, Most Curious Wed Fair. Down in the South West there’s also some awesome partners to watch for, Knots & Kisses, Space & Rock, Roamer Rose, Dekko Magazine.

Oh and my daughter (although my sons awesome too) because she’s a little preemie fighter.

Images courtesy of The Unique Cornish Events Company & Alexa Poppe Wedding Photography

 

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