Behind The Scenes Events is an award winning family business who can help with any aspect of planning or managing your day.
Undertaking the planning of a wedding is no easy task! Ensuring you and your guests have the perfect day takes time, attention to detail and exemplary organisational skills! We want to use our experience, professionalism and knowledge to assist you in arranging a spectacular event with memories that last forever. Here at Behind The Scenes Events we will do as little or as much as you like, from initial advice to running the event on the day. We understand how important your occasion is to you; we take the pressure off so you have a chance to enjoy the lead up to the event, not to mention the day itself!
Over the years we have helped many couples achieve their dream day and this was evidenced in 2017 when we won Hampshire Wedding Planner of the Year. We were also very proud in 2015 and 2016 as we made it to the Regional Finals of the National Wedding Industry Awards which is voted for by couples themselves. We were also nominated for a 2015 Venus Women in Business Award by a past Bride. We have been mentioned in local, national and international press with a number of our weddings being featured in reputable publications and on well known blogs.
Based near Fareham in Hampshire, we cover Southampton, Portsmouth, The New Forest, Winchester, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Chichester and surrounding areas. It is not unknown for us to travel out of area to surrounding counties such as Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Sussex.
Behind The Scenes is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
Behind The Scenes Events was founded by Nicola in 2011 and was born out of a passion and desire to help others with the execution of their dream event.
Nicola started out her career path following her creative side by studying a degree in Theatre and Costume Design. This was followed by a career in Hospitality and Event Recruitment and Management. She has lost count of the amount of events she has had a hand in organising over the years! From small intimate family celebrations, celebrity fundraisers and beautiful weddings to national sporting events Nicola has ticked them all off and enjoyed every minute!!
Nicola realised people underestimated the dedication and time, not to mention the pressure that it takes to pull off a day that would be remembered by the Bride, Groom and the guests forever. Combining work with day to day life and planning a wedding is hard work! When her 9-5 was threatened with redundancy back in 2011 she decided to follow her dream and set up Behind The Scenes. Through personal experience, education and her work history, Nicola has a vast amount of knowledge and a superb combination of skills that can be used to make your event something special.
Nicola has backed up her practical experience with a ICS Wedding Planning and Management course which is recognised by the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners.
After using Behind The Scenes for her own wedding Cerri joined the team in 2015.
Cerri has a background in marketing working for several multi-million pound businesses, delivering successful marketing campaigns. It was during these roles that Cerri found a passion for event organising. She has a real talent in find unusual locations and making the space work and matching the theme of the event with the venue. This was a skill she used when planning her own wedding to her husband Andy in 2014, where she found a beautiful converted mill in the Dorset countryside which could accommodate all of her guests included in the venue price; now that’s a savvy bride!
Cerri is creative, passionate and quirky and is loves getting stuck in and like Nicola is meticulous when it comes to organisation and planning, yes there is a spreadsheet for everything!
When not working, Cerri can often be found behind her sewing machine, in the kitchen baking or learning a new craft skill such as candle making, soap making or paper cutting craft.
Cerri’s marketing skills have already caught the eye of industry experts in 2008 she was selected as one of the 30 under 30 Sales and Promotions Magazines people to watch and in 2015 she was selected as a Semi Finalist in the Venus Awards for PR and Marketing.
Nicola's Mum Sandra joined the team after retiring from nearly 40 years of teaching! This is where Nicola gets her work ethic as Sandra always worked part time in the hospitality industry alongside teaching as well as raising twins!
Craft projects and detail is Sandra's thing so you can often find her using her calligraphy skills to write out place names or meticulously laying table upon table! She is also great at calming down a nervous Mum or two!