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Chitter Chatter is a series all about inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and in a lot of cases, raising a young family. The ‘Chitter Chatter’ twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I’m chitter chattering to a wonderful wedding industry colleague, Kelly Chandler, founder of The Bespoke Wedding Company. Kelly specialises in planning weddings for discerning couples hosting their weddings in and around the London area, and lives with her husband, 3 year old daughter, and cat, in rural Surrey (just outside London). She thrives on juggling business alongside motherhood… well, most days!
What was your first job?
A Saturday job at M&S Epsom, my mum was so proud! And the reduced-price food leftovers at the end of the day were welcome!
Tell me more about your career before launching The Bespoke Wedding Company
My organiser’s talent shone early; office management led me to pharmaceutical events. Conference and incentive travel followed with plenty of global travel.
What made you start The Bespoke Wedding Company ?
Wanting to focus on the personal and the luxury and wanting to travel less and work in the events industry on my own terms.
What inspires you to keep growing and developing your business?
Other wonderful inspiring and hard working women in the wedding business who do amazing things, encourage me to keep growing and powering on.