I am Mary Briscoe, proud owner of Weddings By Mary and I love nothing more than to plan memorable weddings & celebrations for individuals who lead busy lives.
Having worked within the wedding and event planning industry for the majority of my working life, I have a real passion for planning, a flair for organisation and am acutely aware how challenging and time-consuming planning a wedding, party or event can be.
My first job as a teenager was assisting my mother with her outside catering business. This was a real baptism of fire into the world of events and I loved it! At the age of 18 I headed off to the bright lights of London to start a career in public relations and marketing which gave me the foundations to organising events. When our daughter arrived, my focus changed for a time but it wasn’t long before I was working full time again and spent over 10 years as the Venue Manager at one of Essex’s premier wedding venues, which 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 a wedding or celebration can bring in a calm and professional manner.
I have also had the privilege of being a Sessional Registrar, creating the historical and legal record of a marriage, which provided me with a greater understanding and insight into the legal requirements and procedures of a civil wedding ceremony.
Most of my childhood was spent in various dance classes so you may find me having a little boogie during your celebration. I love a good book especially John Grisham or Dan Brown although I am partial to a soppy romantic novel too. I am very sentimental and cry at most things, so if your speeches get emotional you may find me in tears!!
My support team consist of our wonderful daughter, amazing funny husband, to whom I have been married to for over 20 years, and our lovable hairy hound Benson, who all try to keep me sane!
With my experience, organisational skills and attention to detail let me create your perfect celebration.