I specialise in creating timeless weddings for our busy clients who appreciate the time I dedicate to their wedding . I am flexible and fit meetings in with your lifestyle, for those that rarely leave the office or who are based abroad, I can offer skype conference calls. My aim is to ensure instead of spending hours on wedding research you can enjoy your engagement instead. With 15 years of producing timeless classical weddings, I am perfectly positioned to make your wedding vision come to life.

I never forget that it is YOUR wedding, I spend time getting to know you as a couple so I can ensure the wedding is reflective of you as a couple. I recognise your love for each other and want you to concentrate on the ‘marriage’ entrusting me with the planning of your ‘wedding’. I listen to what your ideal wedding would be and then set out to orchestrate it leaving you to relax throughout the planning process.

Please note due to the length of time it takes to organise a wedding I only take on a small number each year. We are not a conveyor belt business; instead we aim to give each client our undivided attention. You deserve to feel valued throughout our time together. Do take time to review my gallery and services offered, and if you’d like to arrange a call to discuss you wedding please do so via our contact form.


My most comprehensive service is full planning whereby I produce, design and execute your wedding for you. This service is bespoke and tailored to each client’s individual needs. Whether we have 3 months or 18 months to plan your wedding, you can rest assured it will be organised with calm professionalism.

The process starts with a complimentary consultation whereby we can get to know each other, and more importantly I can build a picture of your wedding vision. The meeting also enables you to check whether I am the planner for you, its vital we click because throughout the planning we will be working very closely together. Following the meeting I will send you a detailed budget, timeline and agreed investment for my services.

Once hired I manage all elements of your wedding from budget control to wedding design and attend regular meetings with you and suppliers/venue. From recommending a venue or marquee to the best-suited suppliers, I am with you every step of the way. I will guide through the wedding process ensuring the planning is enjoyable.

The investment is determined after our consultation and listed within our proposal. We charge 15% of your agreed budget with a minimum fee.

All supplier discounts are passed directly back to you and commission is not accepted.

Please note I only take on a limited number of full planning clients to ensure each and every client gets the level of service they deserve. Therefore please contact me to check availability and to book an appointment 01376 561 544 or


This partial planning service is ideal for couples who have organised key elements of their wedding day but want a professional to co-ordinate the final 3 months . Couples can enjoy the final 12 weeks knowing all logistics are being handled flawlessly by Dream Occasions. On the wedding day I am there to ensure your plans are being executed flawlessly leaving you to relax and have fun.

This service generally includes the following

  • A meeting 3 months prior to go over all plans so far and a further meeting a few weeks before the wedding
  • Wedding analysis of all supplier and venue contracts thus highlighting any concerns we have
  • Written confirmation to all suppliers detailing specific instructions
  • Production of the wedding day schedule and subsequent distribution to key suppliers and the venue
  • Recommendations on up to 2 suppliers not already sourced or booked
  • Experienced planner for 9 Hours on the wedding day

Due to the popularity of our full planning service we are unable to accept partial plan bookings more than 6 months prior to the wedding.

The investment will be determined after an initial discussion from you, and will depend on the complexity and size of wedding. For example marquee weddings will require more hands on organisation compared to a venue.

The price for this service typically starts from £2,500


Bernadette Chapman


I will be honest with you at all times, I never accept commission and any discounts are passed on immediately to you. I also comply with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners code of business practice of which I am a director and part owner. Any supplier I recommend has been personally vetted by me and in many cases I have worked with them on previous events. I regularly review our suppliers to ensure they continue to give the best service for my clients.

Thank you to each and every publication that has ever printed or featured my work. I'm forever grateful!


Dream Occasions, Coggeshall, Essex
01376 561 544 / 07939 215 531

Please note every image shown on our website has been taken from previous events we have organised. Our thanks to the following photographers for sending us the images:
Jasmine Jade, Simon Carr, Kerry Morgan, Touch Photography, Tracey Hosey, Tim Bowden, Contre Jour, Mark Bothwell, Max Burnett from Weddings_M, Julian Porch