Rocks & Frocks is headed up by award winning wedding planner Vanessa Harness specialising in creating exceptional, stress free, bespoke weddings; designing and executing the wedding that you desire. Vanessa’s recent achievements include winning the 2017 4CWA industry award for Wedding Planning, covering Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire plus appearing as a guest live on BBC breakfast radio.
After a successful Project Management career in London; I went on to transfer my skill set and entered the world of live event production by joining a Production Company working on worldwide events for both corporate and private clients.
I soon realised that my passion lay with weddings and in 2004 Rocks & Frocks Ltd was born; over the last 14 years I have had the enormous privilege of planning a variety of weddings from the small and intimate to extravagant weddings and more lately embracing the trend for festival style weddings held over several days. It is simply infectious sharing in the joy of a couple’s wedding day and seeing everyone’s delight as they progress through the various stages of the day. Each one of our weddings is unique and planned using the same careful, meticulous attention to detail and personal, caring service. We are proud that we are still friends with many of our former clients and have since gone on to plan or share further life events with them.
I am lucky enough to have my husband as my co-Director; not only can he be found on wedding days working as one of our planning assistants, he also manages our 5ft illuminated letter hire business. Our illuminated letters business ‘The Letter Hire People’ is thoroughly busy and sees our installation teams travelling nationwide for weddings, parties and corporate hires.
We are proud to be members of the NAWP – the National Association of Wedding Professionals; promoting professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding industry. We are also official suppliers of Rock My Wedding and a member of The Wedding Community. In addition, we support the amazing The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation – a charity that organises weddings for men and women in the UK living with life limiting conditions or terminal illnesses who long to marry their special partner in life.
When we are not working on weddings we can be found at home in the Cambridgeshire countryside on the border with Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire with our cheeky office cat ‘Sprocket’ and our adorable fluffy companion Bentley the Cockerpoo. On day’s off we like nothing more than messing about on the river and can be found kayaking along our local rivers!