And where, venue or location, would you most like to plan a wedding?
SO excited to be ticking off some of the dream wedding locations off the list this year already - Aynhoe Park, Great Fosters, Painted Hall. But still on my list would be somewhere coastal or mountainous with an epic view - like a cliffside hotel in Cornwall or a castle overlooking the Highlands. All about that scenery.
What about celebs, who is on your wish list to get that call from?
I mean, how nuts would Lady Gaga’s wedding be? That’s the dream. Otherwise, it’s a tie between Ellie Goulding and Gina Rodriguez.
Moving away from weddings, let’s go for a quick fire round. Guilty pleasure song?
Right now it’s the Trolls soundtrack. I recently watched it (134 times) with my 3 year old, and she requests the soundtrack on loop when we drive to nursery. And you know what, maybe it’s a case of Stockholm Syndrome or maybe it’s actually that it’s a really good album, but do I always turn it off after I’ve dropped her off? Do I heck.
Currently binging on Netflix?
I’ve just finished You, which was amazing. I’m after a new suggestion to get me through to when the next GOT season drops, otherwise I’ll just restart Gossip Girl again for background noise. Hit me, people!
I have a bit of a thing for books with something to do with time travel. It’s pretty niche. Like, my all time favourite book is The Time Traveller’s Wife. So right now I’m reading two - The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer, and How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. I’m after my next one, suggestions please!
And back to the thinkers, you’re Queen for a day, what do you do?
I would probably ask to see all the secret parts of historical buildings. I just love a bit of history and I’m fascinated by the Royals (which is why I love that we get to work in so many historic and iconic buildings in Greenwich) and I would want to peek behind the curtain a bit. So essentially I’d probably just potter around one of my own houses and find some secret passageways.
What would older you tell younger you if you got the chance?
Growing up I used to feel so much older in my head than I was in reality, always wanting to be a proper grown up doing proper grown up stuff - old before my time. And, fittingly for my career, I planned my life out pretty neatly, many years in advance.
I started my own business right out of university and I got married not long after. At 21 I didn’t want to go to clubbing, backpack around the world or live with five roommates, I wanted to be a wife and a mother with a successful business who had different kinds of adventures. And even though there is nothing wrong with wanting that and I do not regret a single life choice, I will be telling my own daughters to slow it down, not to keep striving for the next milestone, not wish themselves older than they are, and to go with the flow and live in the moment.
What is on your bucket list?
Visiting Japan is high up there, and we’re planning to take a big family trip there next Spring! Two young kids on a 12 hour flight? Wish us luck.
Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Jimmy Fallon, Simon Pegg, Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler. Next question.