Luella's Celebrates Women with Careers - Claire's Story
Posted on 01 July 2017
We are busy at Luella's celebrating women with careers. We have spoken to some of our past brides about how they managed to juggle their job, with planning a busy wedding so that we can help our future brides to plan their weddings with confidence and have a relaxed an happy day.
For the month of July we will be celebrating our bride Claire and discussing how she managed to juggle her role as Public Health Principal, with planning her beautiful wedding. As a special offer we will also be offering all future brides who are working in Local Government, an incredible 10% off the price of wedding dresses purchased from Luella's throughout the month of July. (Please refer to our terms and conditions at the bottom of the page for further details.)
Please read about Claire's experience here:
Hi Claire thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us.
Can you please tell us a little bit about your job?
I spend my days developing strategies to improve the health and well being of the communities I work for. I find evidence about health programmes that have made a positive difference to people's lives. On a day to day basis I bring partners across health, social care, the voluntary, public and private sectors together to try and develop person-centred services that help those who need it most.
What is the best thing about your job?
Because the job is all about making progress and making improvements to people's lives the best thing about it is that its creative, challenging and fast-paced. No one day is the same, I get to work with the most wonderful caring people who want to make a difference every single day - It's inspiring!
Can you tell us a bit about your wedding?
We got married on September 30th 2016, at Chelsea Old Town Hall & Petersham Nurseries. We had a very relaxed intimate wedding with our loved ones and their babies. I wore Inbal Raviv's Shiraz dress.
What was the best moment from your wedding day?
If I have to choose one – Walking down the aisle, entering the room and seeing everyone I loved there, with the best person standing at the front smiling at me :)
What was the most difficult part of planning your wedding?
Planning a wedding in general is stressful, but doing it in less than 3 months was quite an undertaking, and we did feel the pressure a bit!
What made your day special for you and your partner Glenn?
The sun! It shined so bright and we just both underestimated how happy we would feel. I was really worried I would faint or start crying hysterically, but I just felt giddy with happiness.
How did you manage to juggle planning your wedding and your job?
We worked on the wedding until late into the evening quite a few times! As we did it all in London it meant we could pop into venues either after work or at the weekend quite easily. I took the week off before the wedding as I knew I would be way too distracted at my desk as there was still quite a bit to do a few days before it!!!
Thank you so much for answering our questions Claire, your wedding sounds Lovely and you looked beautiful. Can you suggest a few tips to help our brides with their wedding planning.
Eat a big breakfast, I had one on the day which helped line my stomach!!
Enlist some organised friends to help move the day along! We didn't have a wedding planner but my best friend and our photographer were 'details people' and they ended up doing quite bit of co-ordinating on the day which was so helpful when you're being a beaming, day-dreamy bride!!!
Terms & Conditions for receiving a 10% discount off wedding dresses ordered during the month of July.
Customers will need to bring one form of id (business card, headed paper etc) to validate their role in Local Government.
All dress orders must be placed and balances must be paid in full before 31th July in order to qualify for this offer.
This offer applies to new dresses only and as such does not include sample dresses.