An established wedding planner is celebrating after planning her 500th wedding.
Working in the wedding industry since 1995, Dawn Marie, of Dawn Marie Wedding and Event Design, is the longest established, independent wedding planner in the region.
And now Dawn, from Cramlington, has reached another milestone in her business – her 500th wedding.
Dawn helps couples find a venue and wedding suppliers, as well as timings, the flow of the day and hosting.
Dawn said: “I am delighted to have reached my 500th wedding and have the couple so pleased with their day and happy to share in my celebration at reaching this milestone.
“The couple, Alexandra and Alexander, married at Horton Grange Country House and had an amazing day from start to finish.
“When a couple and their families tell me they wouldn’t have changed a thing about their day, that is when I know my job is done.”
In a thank-you from the couple, Alexandra said: “It couldn’t have gone better, thank you so much for all your hard work and help during planning our wedding.”
The couple did have a slight problem two days before their wedding when the evening entertainment they had booked announced they could no longer play at the wedding following a car accident.
Alexandra said: “Dawn Marie stepped in and found us new entertainment 48 hours before the evening party was due to start.
“Dawn knew us and our tastes well by this point and found us a new DJ and singer.
“Everyone complimented us on how good they both were, we loved the fact that they played/sang songs from different eras for the different generations, and it couldn’t have gone better thanks to Dawn.”