Testimonials

“We had the most amazing day. It was crazy, we had about 280 people there but it was just so magical. Melanie has such a vision, we knew it was going to be good but we didn’t think it was going to be that good! It was awesome as was the attention to detail. A lot of grooms get a bit overwhelmed and they don’t know what they’re doing or they feel they’re not being involved enough or they need to do more but there were certain meetings throughout the process when Mel pulled me to one side and asked me if I was ok with everything. If we renew our vows, we’re going to get Mel involved without a shadow of a doubt!"

Jess & Chris Woodward-Jones

“Choosing to use Cranberry Blue was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding – professional, talented, creative and organised to a fault, they made sure our wedding day was unique and truly spectacular. We initially opted to use Cranberry Blue’s styling service, however having been so impressed by the job they were doing, we upgraded to the full planning service and certainly didn’t regret it. We would like to extend a big thank you to the team for making our day so special and more than one guest even told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to!”

Lauren & Tim Kemp

“When we met Melanie it was very easy and she instinctively understood exactly what we wanted and without her I just wouldn’t have enjoyed my wedding nearly so much. Melanie was there with her team on the day, way before I arrived and way after I left, so I didn’t have to worry about anything, I just had to have a good time. My husband said that Melanie’s fee was the best spent money of the entire wedding as without her we just wouldn’t and couldn’t have done it”

Vanja & Rafael Arbej

Lauren and Andrew Clee

“The stunning results and the vast amount of fantastic compliments we received from the guests is testament to the thought and effort that went into planning the wedding. One of our French guests works with luxury venues in Paris and he said it was one of the most beautiful weddings he’s ever experienced! It was an absolute pleasure working with you, we really don’t know how we’d have pulled-off the wedding of our dreams without your help. Lauren and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts…for us both it was the most stunning day that we’ll never forget”.

Claire Voyle, Olympus UK

“It was fantastic to work with Cranberry Blue on this wonderful, prestigious event. Melanie
and her team worked tirelessly to make our event with John Nassari and the Mandarin
Oriental Hyde Park a huge success. I look forward to working with them again very soon.”

John Nassari

“When looking for a planner to put together my exhibition launch at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, I knew I needed someone that was not only familiar with the hotel, and an event specialist, but also someone who could also act as a figure head between luxury partners – Melanie was my first choice. She planned my launch to perfection and worked tirelessly on all the details from the micro to the macro. The event was an outstanding and dazzling success. Many thanks to Melanie and her team for making it the highlight of my 25 year career”.

Rachel & Alex Winchester

“It’s taken a while to write this testimonial because it’s been difficult to put into words just how incredible Melanie and her team were for us on our wedding day. The brief was complicated, the location remote and our expectations high. Melanie helped us execute our vision perfectly. The results were outstanding. So perfect, we want to do it all again next year! If you’re looking for someone who truly cares, Melanie is the perfect choice. Her attention for detail is outstanding and her efforts tireless. Our guests were simply blown away by the end results and we couldn’t be more thankful. It was the best day of our lives”.

Sir Clive and Lady Woodward

“Our decision to work with Cranberry Blue was the first and best decision that we made in the planning of our daughter’s wedding. It has been a joy to have Melanie involved every step of the way, her attention to detail, commitment, high levels of professionalism and positive personality have been hugely appreciated by the whole family. The day surpassed our already high expectations, it could not have gone better – it was absolutely perfect in every way. We had the most wonderful time and will be forever grateful to Melanie for all of her discretion, support, ideas, hard work, patience and meticulous planning. We will never, ever forget what an incredible day it was”.

Love My Dress

“Oh Melanie. Where to even begin?! Melanie Helen is a God-send, she is the epitome of cool, calm, collected and in complete control. You were just incredible. My memories of the evening will forever make me smile. It was absolutely perfect on every level and I am so so happy I got to work with you. You exceeded any expectation I had of working with a professional event planner. I will never plan another event in my life without Cranberry Blue’s support”.

Annabel Beeforth, author of wedding blog ‘Love My Dress’

Suzie and Nick Duru

“We still can’t believe how amazing our wedding day was, and that was down to Cranberry Blue’s hard work throughout. Melanie and her team are all so friendly and they bring great energy to the whole planning process. Their meticulous attention to detail meant that we felt confident and supported throughout the whole process. Our wedding day exceeded all our high expectations. It even more than we had hoped – intimate, fun, meaningful and with plenty of laughter – we will keep these memories for life, thank-you.”

GC Couture

“When looking for an event planner to work with us on the launch of our 2016 cake collection, we wanted someone who understood our ethos, brand and dealing with clients in the high-end market. When we met Melanie and told her about our plans and the event style we wanted, she picked it up very quickly. The professionalism Melanie portrayed was superb, she has all the right attributes, professionalism and vision one could ask for. Melanie and the team are great fun to work with, easy going and nothing is too much trouble.”
Sach Singh, Director of GC Couture

Helen & Andrew Dyson

“Our party was absolutely incredible! We were all completely blown away—thank you! Flawless perfection! Words really can’t describe how grateful we are! Melanie and her team were a fantastic support to us throughout all the preparations for our special party. Their creative flair and individuality helped fuse all our ideas together to create the party we dreamt of. Their attention to detail ensured that every aspect of the evening were covered with precision and finesse!”

Helen & Andrew Dyson (Private Client)

Alina and Ahmed Jameel

“My husband and I can honestly say that it was Melanie’s patience, attention to detail and creativity that helped us to create our perfect day. Just after the first meeting my husband and I were convinced that Cranberry Blue was the perfect wedding planners for us – it was the best decision that we have made and I will certainly miss the wedding planning process. Melanie and her team worked with us in every aspect of the day and went to extraordinary lengths to ensure perfection – it was a truly incredible day”.

Gabi & Peter Sugden

“I was utterly blown away with how stunning the marquee looked – Melanie and her team had created my fantasy wedding! It was absolutely perfect, from the smallest detail to the sweeping view of the room – just breath-taking. I cannot recommend Melanie highly enough. If we were to do it all again the only change I would make would be to have involved Cranberry Blue earlier!”

Cliveden

“Melanie and her team were a dream to work with! In the run up to the wedding there was no detail missed, no event unplanned for and spreadsheets that you can only hope to receive when coordinating from the venue side. They performed mild miracles whilst continuously maintaining their sense of calm and with a smile on their faces. It was wonderful to work with Cranberry Blue and  Torey and Glenn’s wedding was one of the best we’ve ever seen at Cliveden. I look forward to our next event together very soon!”

Lydia Kenny, Senior Wedding Co-ordinator, Cliveden

Mandarin Oriental

It’s always an absolute pleasure working with Cranberry Blue. We’re continually impressed by the team’s professionalism, creativity and flexible approach. Every aspect of every event is well considered and the attention to detail and superb organisation is fantastic. Melanie in particular is exceptional throughout and very hands-on, from the initial briefing meetings to seeing the last guest leave on the evening, and her insight, experience, calm composure and friendly nature are all instrumental in ensuring hugely successful and very memorable events.
Peter Burbidge (Head of Marketing, Mandarin Oriental)

Rachel and William Geneen

“From the moment I met with Melanie I knew she was the Wedding Planner we needed for our day. Cranberry Blue’s portfolio was incredible and I knew Melanie could see ‘my vision’ straight away. Her creatively blew me away throughout the process and the designs she put together were divine. Our day was absolutely incredible – it exceeded all our already high expectations and we will remember it forever”.

Liz and Federico Burlon

“Melanie was by our side throughout the whole process, making it as easy as possible to work full time in demanding jobs and still have a fantastic wedding. She brought us very high quality vendors, brought our initial ideas and style to life and enhanced them with her own creativity and vision. Multiple guests who attended the wedding said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and a month since then our friends still rave about it every time we see them!”