We want to tell you all ‘About Us’ and how we came to be. Ever felt the frustration when you are looking for that perfect wedding venue in Surrey or wedding photographer but when you find one you realise that they are nowhere near where you live or are getting married? Well so did we when we were planning our weddings. One was in Somerset and the other in Wales, and we both live in Surrey – not easy planning a wedding from a distance.
So we found there is a need for a fresh and updated niche county directory that focused solely on weddings being arranged in Surrey. Not just a directory, the aim was to offer tools, inspiration via social media, and expert advice alongside a directory of the best Surrey wedding suppliers in the business.
Weddings in Surrey launched back in May 2008, and has become the largest directory of wedding suppliers in Surrey. Weddings in Surrey is the most comprehensive directory in the county, featuring over 250+ wedding suppliers, and pages of advice, articles and wedding planning tools. Reaching the No. 1 spot for keywords relating to “Weddings in Surrey and Surrey Weddings” plus being in the Top 10 on major search engines for 100s of Surrey Wedding Keywords, we attract thousands of hits each and every month.
Our social media following has reached epic proportions of over 20,000 where we share tips and inspiration daily. Come and join the Weddings In…. community on Twitter and Facebook and get your daily wedding fix.
About Us and Who we Are….
….a bit about Pamela
I spent years working in marketing & moving on as a European IT Manager for a large American Corporate. Delivering direct marketing IT solutions to Europe, and managing the IT structure throughout 8 European countries meant I gained a huge amount of experience leading local teams, solving problems and presenting marketing solutions.
Along the way office life changed, with the politics, centralisation and the working from home structure and I realised this was no longer for me. I wanted to be able to use my marketing and IT skills in an entrepreneurial way. Getting married out of the area and the problems I found with trying to source local wedding suppliers was what gave me the gem of the idea to create solely county based niche wedding directories.
….a bit about Natalie
I originally started out as a Nanny – working for a high powered TV Network Lawyer, and Banker (who also played Rugby for England). It was a fabulous job, but I realised that it was not going to be a long term career goal for me. I moved on to a Marketing Agency, who provide integrated solutions and marketing campaigns to some of the big players in the industry, including Oracle and Blackberry. Being involved in large scale product launches, marketing events and meeting the buyers gave me an insight into knowing customers needs and wants.
I now have 2 children, aged 6 and 4, which means that I can spend precious family time. I can work from home and enjoy using my marketing and creative skills on the Weddings In…. directories.
So that’s us!
Together we combine our backgrounds to make a difference to wedding suppliers who want to reach their target audience. Doing the hard work for them, we market direct to couples getting married in Surrey, using the power of social media and SEO to get Weddings in Surrey to the first page of the major Search Engines.