Hi, I'm Victoria, but more commonly known as Tor!
I am based in Glossop in the Peak District, just outside of Manchester but I am originally from Yorkshire.
This photo was taken just after my husband, Steven, and I had said those two famous words...'I do'. I had spent over 18 months planning the rural, rustic themed wedding we had both envisioned and all of my hard work had paid off...to say it was the best day of our lives is an understatement.
I want my clients to feel the same on their wedding day as I did on mine...having nothing to worry about, knowing that everything is in hand, with their only focus being on celebrating their special day with family and friends.
My friends and family would tell you that I am extremely down to earth, a quality I know people look for in a wedding planner so they can feel at ease when discussing their aspirations for their special day. You can be reassured that I will have every element of your wedding fine tuned to the smallest detail; I'm a perfectionist at heart and thrive on organisation. I endeavour to be prepared for all eventualities - I cannot guarantee the weather but I can definitely have a back up plan in place!
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
What type of weddings do I plan?
I specialise in planning weddings for exclusive use, often do-it-yourself or dry hire venues which tend to be based in country or industrial settings such as barns, mills, farms, tipis or marquees. Unlike the more traditional style wedding venues, planning a wedding in these locations can be extremely stressful. A wedding coordinator from your venue isn't often provided (and if they are, they will only help you with those elements which are venue specific), so there are a lot of moving parts for you to consider and organise...don't let that intimidate you though as this is where I can help!
I truly believe that these types of weddings are the most exciting as they are a blank canvas. My husband and I knew that we didn't want a venue where everything was dictated to us (like a lot of the more traditional wedding venues); we wanted the freedom to express our personalities so that our wedding day was unique and personal to us. If this sounds familiar, then get in touch and we can start to make your dreams a reality.
I cover the whole of the North West, Derbyshire and Yorkshire including, but not limited to, Glossop, High Peak, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Sheffield, Harrogate, Leeds, York and Huddersfield however I am also happy to travel further afield. If you would like to find out more about how I can help then please do get in touch.
How do I work?
I love to take the time to get to know my clients, working collaboratively to ensure that I can provide them with their perfect day...after all, you've probably been dreaming about your wedding day for a long time.
My planning process is completely bespoke for every couple and begins with an initial free of charge consultation where I will find out more about you, your personalities, likes & dislikes and your 'must-haves' which will allow me to ensure that these are seamlessly tailored to your wedding plan.
I am extremely passionate about turning your dreams into a reality and my bespoke services means that all of the small details are taken care of. I only work with a limited number of clients a year to ensure that my clients are provided with the time and attention to detail which they deserve.
Fun facts about me...
I met my husband online - way before Tinder existed!
I love travelling and have been fortunate to travel the world in my career
My favourite cocktail is an espresso martini
I have a slight shoe obsession
I am passionate about good food & love eating out
I enjoy live music - but I'm more of a glamper than a camper!
Netflix true crime documentaries are my guilty pleasure
I am the Queen of organisation. My friends would tell you that I'm always the first one to offer to organise our next holiday or weekend away!
"We contacted Victoria with just over a month to go before our wedding day. We had planned almost everything already and had a good idea of how we wanted things to go, but needed someone to take the stress away with coordinating everything in the weeks running up to the wedding, and on the day itself. Victoria did just that – from the moment we contacted her, she was pleasant, always prompt and detailed in her replies and proactive in solving any challenges. She was very organised and clearly put a lot of effort into making sure the day went exactly as we hoped for, which it did!
We’d highly recommend Victoria to anyone who feels slightly stressed about their wedding, even if they’re super organised like we were – having someone there at the last hurdle made all the difference. From how organised and thorough she was, we also have no doubt that she’d be brilliant at coordinating an entire wedding from scratch. Thanks so much Tor!"
- Mr & Mrs Ingram -