Organisational pro and fitness fanatic Megan joined the team in early 2019 and quickly became a vital member.

Hi Megan, thank you so much for catching up with us, tell us a little bit about your role at Hall & Co Event Design?

I started off working part time as a member of the front of house team and I absolutely loved being a part of couples wedding days!  I quickly became full time member of the events team and shadowed several other Event Managers so I could get more of an insight into behind the scenes which again I could not have enjoyed more! After working alongside Elizabeth, Millie & Kerry, I was able to hold my own event, a Christmas party at the Granary Estates, which was very different to a wedding but so much fun! My role continued to grow when I was made responsible for the Prop Shop, something which I love and suits my love for organization perfectly!

Event Manager and Prop Shop Coordinator Megan.

What does a normal day look like for you?

On an average office day, I will check the bookings on the website for prop hire and ensure that all clients have received confirmation and answer any enquiries regarding this. Plus, I am always looking for new ways to improve our website. I will spend time checking in on my current clients, ensuring they have everything ready for their big day and to see if I can support them with anything. If I am not doing client admin then you will find me working on marketing for the Prop Shop, planning content for Instagram or creating new giveaways! If I am not at the office or out at an event, I will be at the unit helping with painting, cleaning, and general upkeep of our props. Our team are always willing to help each other where possible and love getting stuck in on the practical side of things!

Tell us all about how you have helped grow and change the prop shop?

Since I started the role of Prop Shop Coordinator, I have fine-tuned all of the process and systems, looking at how the props are delivered, booked out and making sure they are maintained to the highest standard. I have created a new website for the prop shop so couples can easily see all our stock, build their dream lounge area and take inspiration from all of our look books!  

Image of our pink piano, styling and floristry by our team. Image captured by Ayelle Photography.

What is your favourite prop?

It is hard to choose, as I love them all, but if I had to choose one thing it would be our moon gate. It is so versatile and always creates a wow factor, especially with our pink wooden backdrops – which is also up there with my top favourites!

Our gold moongate accompanied by our pink screens make the perfect ceremony set up! Floristry and Styling by our team Monngate, screens and rug from our Prop Shop, captured by Ayelle Photography.

What top tips would you give for a couple choosing a lounge area?

There are so many things to think about when choosing a Lounge area but here are a few of my top tips!

  • Select your colour palette first so you can choose props and accessories with this in mind.
  • Consider your guests and who will be using the lounge area. For example, elderly guests may need additional comfy seating but not too many low-level seats as they may struggle with these.
  • Think about the space you would like your lounge area to be placed in and what will work best in your venue.
  • A coffee or side table is always good to hire for guests to rest their drinks, or it can be used as a table for games.

What advice would you give a couple looking to style their own day?

The most important advice I would give is to style your day to reflect you both as a couple! Personal touches are so important and will stick in your guest’s mind. Think about your space and what will work well, and pick a few large items to make a big impact and maximise your budget.

Megan has helped countless couples create their dream lounge area. Follow her top tips to help design the perfect set up. Props from our Prop Shop and florals by our team.

Design and describe your own dream wedding day.

I would want something fun and unique to me, my dream wedding would probably be a spontaneous elopement.

Define the style of your dream day in 3 words.

Unique, relaxed, and natural.

What is your favourite part of a wedding day?

My favourite moment is when the bride walks down the aisle, it gives me Goosebumps every time.

I also love when a couple is  announced into the wedding breakfast as a newlywed couple for the first,  the happiness on everyone’s face is one to remember.

Out of all the weddings you have done, which one stands out in your mind?

It has to be an incredible wedding at Eggington House I coordinated last summer. It was just so unique and special and  each part of the day reflected the couple perfectly! Plus, the venue is beautiful!

What trends do you expect to see in weddings in 2021 and beyond?

I think the importance of family and friends is really going to resonate in 2021. For many couples this time has shown the significance of being able to spend time with family and celebrate occasions with their nearest and dearest.

I am sure sustainability in weddings will carry on being of huge importance to couples, with many becoming more conscious of this when planning their day.

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