Founder & Creative Director
"Over the course of my career in events, I've organised parties for some of the globe's most elite families and organisations, on occasion with members of the British and international Royal families in attendance,
in very tight timescales, in some extraordinary venues across London and Europe.
My personal portfolio includes luxury weddings, stylish private parties, including opulent parties for children and teens, and high end corporate events.
My unique experiences have permitted me to design and deliver events in a range of prestigious, historic and contemporary venues alongside the finest suppliers in the wedding and events industry.
Whether it be a teenage party in the ballroom at Claridge's or a milestone birthday party on a yacht in the Mediterranean, a wedding at The Savoy or a stately home such as Hedsor House, I've done it all.
My clients know that the combination of my extensive experience, my trusted network of London and the UK's finest creative suppliers and my calm, discreet and unflappable approach mean whilst they retain control, I remove the pressure, responsibility and stress and on the day itself, everything will run smoothly and seamlessly leaving them free to enjoy the occasion and look after their guests."
"WE don't know how we could have done it without her!"
"For each line of this testimonial we could easily write a page to express our gratitude to Susannah
and for her infinite personal and professional qualities.
Susannah pre-empted our every single need, issue and wish during the planning
of our wedding day, and from conception to completion
she effortlessly lifted such a weight from our shoulders."
How we work ...
In addition to the years of experience and expertise in planning and organising
that Susannah Parker and her team bring, Couture Events offers clients unrivalled access to their 'little black book' of recommended venues and 'tried and trusted' suppliers - such as stationers, calligraphers, caterers, florists, photographers, videographers, production companies & set designers, cake makers, patissiers, luxury transport, bands, DJs, costumed performers, headline acts - and so much more!
We act as your one point of contact from start to finish, matchmaking you with a carefully curated team of suppliers to fulfil your vision in terms of both aesthetic and budget. We'll be by your side throughout the journey, guiding and advising you, keeping tabs on the myriad of arrangements and email conversations and ensuring that no detail is overlooked; when there are last minute changes (which are unavoidable) we will be there to take charge, advise the relevant suppliers and make the necessary revised arrangements.
You won't need to worry about a thing.
We will turn your vision into reality - keeping the planning process effortless throughout.
As much or as little help as you need ...
Whether you are planning your dream wedding, a milestone family celebration or a VIP business event, we can offer you an entirely flexible service to suit your exact need depending how much support you require, ranging from full design and management to on the day management only, and everything in between.
Whether you've just got engaged and don't know where to start or whether you've found your dream venue and just need a guiding hand to bring your vision to life, or perhaps you have organised everything you need, you just want to be able to relax on the day, celebrating with friends and family safe in the knowledge that behind the scenes we are discreetly ensuring that no detail will be overlooked (the one's you've thought of and the ones you haven't!), we can help as much or as little as you need.
Whichever level of service you need, you can rest assured that you are always at the centre of the design and planning, in total control of the look and feel of your celebration, we simply combine the talents of our recommended suppliers
and our years of expertise to professionally dovetail all the arrangements, leaving you to relax knowing that the planning and organising is in safe, professional hands.
Couture Events Ltd is an accredited member of the UKAWP, The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners
whose code of conduct can be viewed here.
In addition to the fact that members cannot buy their way in to the UKAWP (they are vetted then benchmarked against strict quality and experience criteria), one of the main benefits of working with Couture Events, as opposed to planners who are not members, is that we do not accept, or add, hidden commission onto supplier costs. We are completely transparent with quotes and invoices so there are no hidden mark ups, so you have piece of mind that you are paying exactly what each service is worth and not a penny more..
Planners who are not members of the UKAWP often increase their income by requesting and receiving a percentage commission from suppliers in addition to charging their planning fee - suppliers cover the cost of this by simply adding the commission payable on to their standard costs; couples are therefore at risk of unwittingly paying significantly more for their weddings than they need to, if their planner is not transparent at the start about requesting and accepting commission.
60 seconds with Susannah ...
Describe yourself in 3 words
Calm, meticulous, gregarious
WHO DO YOU LIVE WITH?
My husband Tim, our 3 children Henry, Freddie and Poppy and our fox red lab puppy, Hudson
Best known for ...
Being early, keeping lists, walking fast, a love of giraffes
Not best known for ...
Being first in the queue for a rollercoaster
Guilty pleasures ...
Sushi, musicals, epic romantic novels, creme eggs
Random fact ...
I have a ridiculous fear of tortoises
On weekends you'll find me (if not working) ...
On the side of the pitch or pool cheering on my children, walking the dog then cooking for friends
If I could be anywhere I'd be ....
Either on a beach in Zanzibar where we spent our honeymoon or in Salcombe where we regularly go for R&R