♡ Prosecco-drinker, Proud member of the Trent Army, and Auntie of 5.
A first-class graduate in Sociology & Politics & staunch Feminist, Karen has always had what people would describe as a ‘surprising’ love of weddings. This love was ignited after she planned her first wedding in 2014 for a family member. She would go on to write for Creme de La Bride; the leading bridal magazine for women of colour, but tell her family and friends that it was “just to get a foot in the door to be a political journalist”…little did they know.
She was born in Zimbabwe, but was raised in Bury St Edmunds for the last 17 years where she found great fondness for rural life and its coarseness. After deciding “there must be more than this provincial life”, she moved to Nottingham to study, but could not wait to be back home every time she left.
She describes her design style as “Quirky-luxe”, marrying couture elements with relevant cultural influences. People ask her what her dream wedding would look like; and she can honestly say that she doesn’t know; she’s fallen in love with all sorts of styles & would probably have to nab them all!
Karen loves the motley medley that comes with her job. While it’s largely admin work, and staying organised, she regularly collaborates with great creatives, creates moodboards, does DIY crafts with couples, and goes to check out great venues and suppliers.