RandFWeddings is headed up by award winning wedding and event planner Vanessa Harness and specialises in creating exceptional, stress free, bespoke weddings; designing and delivering the wedding of your dreams.
Vanessa’s recent achievements include winning the internationally acclaimed Luxury Travel Guide Wedding Planner of the year for 2019, and being named UK Destination Planner of the year by luxury Lifestyle magazine DWHA. Also Vanessa has been awarded the 2018 4CWA industry award for Wedding Planning for the second year in a row, Covering Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire plus also becoming a finalist in the National Wedding Awards.
Vanessa has also appeared as a guest speaker at many events and is also a Wedding expert for BBC breakfast radio. When not planning weddings Vanessa sits on the Standards board for the UK’s Wedding Industry Trading Standards Ombudsman the CCWE plus provides tutoring to diploma level students entering the industry, is a Wedding Industry awards expert Judge and is the resident Wedding Planning Expert for Magpie Wedding Blog and Closer Magazine.
With vast credentials, over 15 years Wedding planning experience and a keen eye for detail and design, you can be assured your wedding is in safe hands
After a successful Project Management career in London; I went on to transfer my skill set and entered the world of live event production planning 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 RandFWeddings was born; over the last 15 years I have had the enormous privilege of planning a variety of weddings from the small and intimate to large, 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.
We are proud members of the NAWP – the National Association of Wedding Professionals; promoting professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding industry. We are also an official Rock My Wedding supplier. 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 not working on weddings I can be found at home in our cottage in the Cambridgeshire countryside on the border with Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire fussing over our two cats ‘Sprocket’ and ‘Flossie’. I can also be found enjoying hill walking and outside adventures.