About Me

Hi I’m Mary, the proud owner of Weddings By Mary.

Having worked within the wedding and events industry for over 25 years, I have a real passion for planning, a flair for organisation and am acutely aware how challenging and time-consuming planning any wedding, party or celebration can be.

For over 10 years I was the Venue Manager at one of Essex’s premier wedding venues. This not only enabled me to build up a wealth of contacts and ideas, but more importantly provided me with the ability to deal with the many and varied challenges that planning a celebration can bring in a calm and professional manner. Before this, I worked in London, within the public relations and marketing industry which included organising hospitality and events for a diverse range of clients.

I have also had the huge privilege of being a Sessional Registrar, creating the historical and legal record of a marriage. This provided me with a greater understanding and insight into the legal requirements and procedures of a civil wedding ceremony.

Although Essex based, the beauty of being an experienced and professional wedding and celebrations planner is that it enables me to travel wherever my clients wish. Whether that is in the heart of the Essex countryside, the bright lights of London or the beautiful surrounding counties of Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent and beyond.

My support team consist of my wonderful daughter, an amazingly funny husband, to whom I have been married to for over 22 years, and our lovable hairy hound Benson.

Most of my childhood was spent in various dance classes so you will more than likely find me having a little boogie during the evening. I love a good book, especially John Grisham’s legal thrillers, taking long walks with Benson and love the company of family & friends.

With my experience, professionalism, organisational skills and attention to detail why not contact me to see how I can help create a beautiful wedding or memorable party celebration for you.




‘You hire Mary as a wedding planner but she leaves as part of your family and lifelong friend’ – Bride July 2018


Planning beautiful bespoke weddings & memorable celebrations for couples with busy lives