When we came to add to our team a couple of months ago we knew we needed someone that would go the extra mile for our couples, someone that would make their day even more enjoyable and most importantly stress free!
Let us introduce that someone to you – Alannah, our new Assistant Wedding Coordinator!
So Alannah, what was it that first attracted you to working at Launcells?
I’m lucky to live in the area and I’ve always had a passion for everything the North Cornwall coast has to offer. I’d visited Launcells in the past so I knew how postcard perfect the actual village and church were – when the opportunity came up to work at Launcells Barton it was a chance I couldn’t pass up!
So how did you make the move to becoming Assistant Wedding Coordinator?
When I was younger I worked for a few pubs and hotels; I always enjoyed interacting with people and it was at that point I had my first experiences of being involved with weddings.
The dream job had always been to work within the industry full time as it plays to my skill set – I love the whole process, from meeting with a couple for the first time through to planning their day and then helping them turn it into a reality!
Great! So you’re settling in well?
I’m really enjoying it! I love the drive that everyone here has to make each wedding as unique and special as the next. No two days or weddings are ever the same, and continually trying to exceed people’s expectations is something that’s been incredibly enjoyable and rewarding – we get some fantastic feedback which makes it all worthwhile!
What is your favourite part of your new role?
There’s nothing like the buzz of a wedding day – we know that this will be one of the most special and cherished of that person’s life – it’s not just another wedding for us, we really care and want them to enjoy it as much as possible – it’s that passion that I really enjoy!
And what do you think is the most important part of your job?
Listening! It’s essential that you understand what your couple want and need from their day. Being organised and writing it all down helps too!
There must be a lot to think about! What has been your best moment so far?
At the end of October, I managed my first wedding, single handedly. Although a little nervous as it is quite a lot of pressure as you would expect, everything went perfectly and we were able to give the happy couple a day to remember. They thanked me personally and I had such a sense of achievement, I really do genuinely care about all of our clients.
What are your thoughts on the recent royal wedding announcement?
Ha! It’s funny you ask that, I have just been reading up on the latest! I am a true romantic at heart so I get caught up in these types of things – makes me certain I am in the right line of work!
What a coincidence! How would you describe Launcells?
It is a typically Cornish and stunning venue, set in beautiful countryside. And of course there’s a great team behind it, who are guaranteed to make all of your wedding dreams come true!
Do you have any hobbies?
Well having two young children means I am extremely busy, but I love being a mum and spending time with them very much.
And finally, how would you describe yourself in three words
Happy, approachable and kind!
If you’d like more information on holding your wedding at Launcells Barton then please do give us a call on 01288 352352 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.