Are you dreaming of your perfect wedding? We have the exact combination of what you need! We have a stunning venue, with beautiful high vaulted arched ceilings, candlelit chandeliers and drapes to create a magically romantic atmosphere. We have the perfect location, right in the centre of town, a wonderful team of chefs to provide you with a meal tailored to suit you, but best and most important of all, we have an incredibly talented Wedding Coordinator, Kirsty Bernard, who will be able to take you step by step from your original enquiry, all the way through to the big day itself. She’s on hand to answer all your niggling questions in order to put you at ease and settle your nerves, to make sure your day is as perfect as it can be. So, to introduce Kirsty, and in order for you to get to know her a little better, we asked her a few questions, some to help get to know who she is, and some that will give you the confidence to trust her with your special day! So here we go:
What is your favourite colour?
Purple and not just because I work at Ghillie haha
What is your favourite time of the year?
What is your favourite tv show?
How long have you been a wedding coordinator?
What’s the best thing about being a wedding coordinator?
Meeting so many new people all the time. I love getting to know my couples and sharing their most special day with them and seeing the pure joy on their face. It’s also great making friends in the industry through suppliers.
What’s the most memorable wedding you’re been a part of organising?
So difficult!! Each one holds a special memory as they’re all different and have different aspects which make them great. On a sentimental level helping to plan my best friend’s wedding as Bridesmaid was the greatest honour. For comedy value I had an Albanian wedding where they set fire to a napkin in the middle of the dancefloor and it went up like a light resulting in the father of the groom running into the street screaming.
Why should people choose you as a wedding co-ordinator or Ghillie Dhu as a wedding venue?
Ghillie is a fantastic venue, great location and just beautiful. I always strive to make a personal connection with my couples and help them with all aspects of the day even if it doesn’t necessarily fall under my job description. I was nominated for wedding coordinator of the year at the VOWS awards in 2014 after 18 months of doing the job.
Do you have any funny stories you can tell us?
I accidently became a wedding coordinator. I was a restaurant manager who was insanely organised and the owner of the company I worked for offered me a promotion to another site which was becoming popular with weddings which I organised alongside my management roll. Until I came to Ghillie a year ago I didn’t have an official coordinator job title and essentially taught myself through experience of what worked and what didn’t.
And one last little question to show just how amazingly wonderful she is!
Do you have any weird talents?
I’m double jointed in my big toes…
We hope you know Kirsty a little more, and love her as much as we do! Don’t forget if you want to meet Kirsty personally to discuss your confirmed wedding or the possibility of having your wedding at the Ghillie Dhu, you can meet her at our Wedding Fair, held 19th March 11am – 4pm, or at the Corn Exchange Wedding Fair 4th-5th March.