Siobhan Craven-Robins, Wedding Planner London - Established 1996
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Siobhàn started her business in 1996 having identified a gap in the market for a fully dedicated wedding planning service. Her industry peers credit her with increasing public awareness of just what wedding event planning is and ending the myth that it is just for celebrities. Siobhàn is known for her creativity and sense of enjoyment. She is adamant that planning a wedding should be as enjoyable as the event itself and strives to ensure it is the case for all her clients.

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May 2024

Siobhàn is voted the Most Trusted Wedding Co-ordinator and Event Planner 2024 (South East England) in LUXLife's Global Wedding Awards.

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September 2023

Siobhàn was named this year's winner in the Best Wedding Co-ordinator category in the SME Greater London Enterprise Awards.

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27th September 2023

Siobhàn was asked to give comment on the news that Sainsbury's now stock a wedding dress.
You can read the full article by clicking here.

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19th September 2023

I was delighted to be a guest on Andrea McLean's Midlife Conversations this week, discussing marriage in mid-life and much more!
Watch the full interview on her YouTube channel.

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June 2023

Siobhàn was announced as the Best Wedding Co-Ordinator & Event Planner 2023 (London) in LUXLife's Global Wedding Awards.

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Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Siobhàn was featured on Pat Marsh's show on BBC Radio Kent talking about planning big occasions and events.

Listen on the BBC website. Siobhàn's interview starts 19 minutes into the show.

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16th January 2023

Siobhàn featured on BBC Radio Kent discussing the challenges currently faced by the UK wedding industry.

Listen on the BBC website.

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9th-11th January 2023

Siobhàn was invited as a guest to the Dubai Global Wedding Excellence retreat. Hosted by Dubai Tourism, this is a leadership platform for the global wedding industry.

#DubaiGWE is Dubai Tourism's initiative to foster excellence in every aspect of wedding planning and to showcase Dubai's destination offerings for global weddings.

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November 2022

Siobhàn is named Wedding Planner of the Year in the UK Enterprise Awards.

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October 2022

Siobhàn, together with The Event School London, won the Best Innovator Award at the 2022 Bridelux Awards. The innovation award recognised their development of bespoke training programmes for the wedding and event industry andacknowledged their innovative approach to student and graduate support throughout thepandemic and into recovery.
Siobhàn says "It was wonderful to win this industry award in recognition of the calibre of wedding planning courses we deliver, and the new talent we are integrating into the international wedding industry. Teaching these courses feels like I am giving something back to an industry that I have now had the pleasure of working in for 26 years! Developing grassroots talent, helping them find their place within the industry, and seeing them work professionally is hugely rewarding. This award feels like it is as much for them as it is for us!"

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October 2022

Siobhàn was invited to host a panel discussion on 'Work/Life...balance?' at the Bridelux Symposium on 3rd October.
"This has always been a topic close to my heart." says Siobhàn "Right from when I started my business, I strived to get this balance right in order to be able to fully enjoy both my work and personal life. Many people struggle to find this balance in our industry - an industry where we are largely client-led and working irregular hours. I was able to curate a great discussion with my industry colleagues Claire Potts (Peboryon), Britt-Marie Monks (The Honeymoon Fixer), and Charlotte Ricard-Quesada (La Fete) and provide some helpful takeaways for the audience based on our combined experiences."

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September 2022

Siobhàn and The Event School London appear in Life Magazines (London editions) publication. You can read the article at

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June 2022

Siobhàn contributed to DWP Insider's article 'The Million Dollar Question, Answered By The Experts'.

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May 2022

Siobhàn was presented with Lux Life Magazine's 'Leading Wedding Co-Ordinators of the Year - London' award.

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29 April 2022

Siobhàn appeared on BBC Radio Berkshire's Breakfast Show discussing the start of a busy wedding season.

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28 February 2022

Siobhàn featured on You and Yours consumer show on Radio 4 discussing the rising cost of weddings and explaining how the industry has been impacted by increasing overheads. You can listen to the show by clicking here.

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October 2021

5 Star Wedding Directory list Siobhàn in the UK's Top 15 Wedding Planners.
Siobhàn is one of the UK''s most lavish and established wedding coordinators...

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20 August 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed by Melanie Abbott on Radio 4's You and Yours programme, giving an insight into the effects of the pandemic on the UK Wedding sector and its clients. You can listen to the show by clicking here - Siobhàn's interview starts at 18 minutes.

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17 August 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed by BBC Radio Cumbria on the struggles businesses are facing in the Wedding sector.

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8 August 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed by talkRADIO on guidelines for weddings and the effect they are having on the industry and couples.

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30 July 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed by BBC East Midlands news on the current state of the UK Wedding sector.

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July 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed for a feature on the Events Industry in England starting to open up again post lockdown. Click on this link to view it.

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30 June 2020

Siobhàn spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer during her Talk Radio breakfast show on the new guidelines for weddings in England.

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June 2020

Siobhàn contributed to an article for Royal Horticultural Halls regarding weddings post-Covid19. You can read the full article here.

May 2020

Siobhàn was interviewed by photographer Ross Willsher for his podcast series on 'Creating the perfect wedding'.
Click 'Play' to listen to the interview.

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March 2020

Siobhàn was invited to speak at the SW Wed Meetup at Rockbeare Manor.

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October 2019

Siobhàn was delighted to be invited to speak again, this time, alongside her fellow NAWP Directors, at the Bridelux Symposium in London.
Images courtesy of John Nassari.

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19-20 October 2018

Siobhàn was delighted to be invited to be a speaker and panellist at the inaugural Bridelux Symposium in October. She spoke about the importance of networking in the UK Wedding Industry and shared anecdotes from her 22 years of Wedding Planning. She was also referenced by Alan Berg in his talk with regard to the kind of recommendations you want, and aspire, to get from clients.

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9 October 2018

Siobhàn was delighted to speak at the Devon WedMeetup UK at National Association of Wedding Professionals' venue member The Dartington Hall Trust in October. Siobhàn gave tips on working with Wedding Planners and networking in the UK Wedding Industry as well as answering questions from the audience. She shared the stage with another NAWP member, Christine Jensen of Peboryon, who delivered a great talk on pricing. NAWP members ER Stationery and Sweet Temptations were also exhibiting at the event.
Photos by Mimosa Photography

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27 September 2018

Siobhàn was invited to speak at the National Convention for Celebrants on working with Wedding Planners.

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18 September 2018

Siobhàn was interviewed on Radio 5live and BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester to give her opinion on public proposals.

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August 2018

To support the development of new talent in the Wedding industry, I am leading three Summer Schools in Wedding Planning this August with The Event School London. Places are strictly limited so click here to view full details and order your brochure now.

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24 July 2018

Siobhàn was interviewed on Radio 5live's breakfast show on the increased number of Bridal stores charging for consultations. You can hear the extracted clip by clicking here.

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21 July 2018

Siobhàn was interviewed by The Telegraph on the increase in Bridal stores charging for consultations. Click here to read the article.

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February 2018

Siobhàn wrote the foreword and contributed to Victionary's latest publication - a guide to planning your wedding.

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January 2018

Siobhàn featured on Radio 5live's Drivetime show discussing a wedding related news topic.

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November 2017

Siobhàn is a guest speaker at WedX talking about the industry changes she has seen in her 21 years of wedding planning, the NAWP, and advice on how to charge effectively for your wedding services.

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October 2017

Siobhàn was a judge for the inaugural UK African Wedding Awards.

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July 2017

Siobhàn was delighted to be a guest lecturer at the GSM graduate week in Greenwich.

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23 June 2017

Siobhàn was interviewed by UKAWEP for the Wedding Academy Live Blog. Click here to visit the Blog article.

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May 2017

Siobhàn featured on BBC World News talking about Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding.

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April 2017

Siobhàn became a trustee for the HEIR Foundation, a charity founded to help the underprivileged girls on the tea picking plantations in Sri Lanka. The foundation will provide career education for them specialising in bridal hair and make-up skills. Siobhàn has been recruited to help write the Wedding Business syllabus for the course.

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January 2017

Siobhàn was delighted to win a Luxury Travel Guide award again this year. She was named 'Wedding Expert of the Year'. In 2016 LTG named Siobhàn 'Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year'. Siobhàn says 'I am delighted to win another industry award. After 21 years in the business, it's wonderful to know that my industry peers rate my work so highly'.

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March 2016

The NAWP were invited as Keynote speakers at the Cornwall WedMeetup. Siobhàn delivered a well received talk on 'Pricing Effectively'.


December 2015

Siobhàn wins the Luxury Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year award presented by the Luxury Travel Guide.

April 2015

Wedding Venues and Services magazine featured Siobhàn and her fellow NAWP directors in their 'Meet the Professionals'.

February 2015

Siobhàn was invited to attend the Brides Magazine 60th Ball at Goodwood House.

January 2015

NAWP launched their new website.


Siobhàn's articles on Wedding Styling featured on The Wedding Community throughout the year.


September - December 2014

Siobhàn wrote guest blogs for the UKAWEP.

August 2014

Siobhàn was invited to write a guest blog for the 5Star Wedding Directory.

January 2014

Siobhàn launched her Facebook page


Siobhàn, along with Amanda Sherlock and Lester Gethings, launched the National Association of Wedding Professionals ( a networking and governing body for the wedding industry.


October 2013

Siobhàn was featured in a video for Tiffany & Co on modern day engagement and wedding traditions.

July 2013

Siobhàn hosted a live web chat on wedding dilemmas for Cosmopolitan magazine.

March 2013

Siobhàn was interviewed about modern day wedding traditions by Vanessa Feltz for her radio show.

February 2013

Siobhàn was the featured expert on The Fixer on BBC2.


September 2012

Siobhàn opened the Barleylands Wedding Fair.

April 2012

Siobhàn filmed an informative piece for Slurp Vision on choosing the right wines and champagne for your wedding.

March 2012

Siobhàn is one of the industry experts taking part in the HTE School Events evening.

February 2012

Siobhàn gave a presentation at the inaugural 'The City says I Do' at 1 Lombard Street.


September 2011

Siobhàn featured on the Alan Titchmarsh Show talking about weddings on a budget.

Siobhàn was one of the featured suppliers at the VOWS evening in Chelsea.

July 2011

Siobhàn was on BBC Breakfast talking about etiquette and the modern wedding.

April 2011

Siobhàn was one of the panel of experts along with Jennie Bond for the Freeview Royal Wedding Bloggers night at the Covent Garden Hotel.

March 2011

Siobhàn spoke at the UKAWP annual Wedding Planning Seminar.

January 2011

Siobhàn was appointed The Wedding Community's Wedding Design Expert.
Hudson's Wedding Venues Guide out - Siobhàn wrote the foreword.


November 2010

Siobhàn featured on the Breaking news on Sky news talking about the Royal Engagement and the next morning on Sunrise with Eammon Holmes.

October 2010

Siobhàn featured on BBC breakfast talking about pre-nup agreements and weddings.

July 2010

Siobhàn was the spokesperson for the Mercure Hotel campaign to findwedding planners for two of their hotels.

June 2010

Holly McQueen's latest novel, Confetti Confidential goes on sale. Siobhàn was the Wedding Expert Holly shadowed to get insight into the life of a wedding planner.

April 2010

Siobhàn featured on the Wright Stuff talking about the cost of weddings.


23rd September 2009

Siobhàn was on hand for wedding event advice at the Anoushka G Bridal Fashion Event in Soho.

12th September 2009

Siobhàn spoke to Kath Melandri on BBC Radio London about the pressure on brides to lose weight before their big day.

6th July 2009

Siobhàn spent the day speaking to radio stations throughout the UK on planning the perfect wedding on a tight budget.

May 2009

Siobhàn features with her top wedding event tips in Wedding TV's new 'Planning a Wedding' DVD launched this month.

21st & 22nd February 2009

Siobhàn hosted the Lakeside Wedding Fair and gave talks on inspiration for your wedding day.

10th January 2009

Siobhàn gave a presentation on top planning tips and ideas for your wedding at the wedding workshop at The Belvedere in Billericay.


December 2008

Hudson's Dream Wedding Venues Guide 2009 released which includes Siobhàn's guide to finding the perfect venue.

10th November 2008

Siobhàn was the keynote speaker at the Wedding Professional Seminar in London.

14th September 2008

Siobhàn hosts a second wedding workshop for the Ramada Jarvis Country Collection Grouptaking place at the Elcot Park Hotel near Newbury.

26th August 2008

Siobhàn was interviewed by Ann Diamond on BBC Radio London on the tradition of the wedding cake and emerging trends.

25th August 2008

Siobhàn appeared on Big Brother's Little Brother to give an insight into planning a wedding for celebrities.

28th July 2008

Siobhàn appeared on GMTV to discuss the effect of the credit crunch on wedding event planning and give cost saving advice.

13th July 2008

BBC Radio London. Siobhàn was interviewed on the etiquette regarding children at weddings.

July 2008

Siobhàn's column in Canary Wharf and City Life magazine is launched.

March - May 2008

Wedding Breakfast on Wedding TV. Siobhàn featured each week with her 12 part step-by-step guide to the countdown to your wedding day.

24th February 2008

Siobhàn is the keynote speaker at the Royal Berkshire Hotel's Wedding Workshop in Ascot.

16th February - 19th April 2008

Siobhàn's wedding planning DVD 'From this day forward' aired on Wedding Breakfast on Wedding TV.

8th January 2008

Siobhàn was interviewed by BBC Radio Somerset on the emerging trend to renew wedding vows.


September and October 2007

Siobhàn features regularly on Wedding TV's show 'The Wedding Experts' imparting her advice on decor, marquees, ceremonies and wedding protocol.

25th September 2007

Hello magazine features the wedding of Des O'Connor and Jodie Brooke Wilson organised by Siobhàn at Highclere Castle on 16th September.

September 2007

'The Wedding Experts' programme is launched on Wedding TV. Siobhàn's appears regularly throughout the series advising on various elements of planning a wedding.

March 2007

Wedding Magazine cover mount Siobhàn's DVD ' From This Day Forward' on their April/May issue.

25th and 26th March 2007

Siobhàn is guest speaker at Careers and Jobs Live at the ExCeL Centre.

February 2007

Siobhàn is asked to comment on the appeal for couples marrying in Las Vegas for 's Valentine's Day press release.

January/February 2007

Siobhàn joined Wedding magazine as their Expert Wedding Planner, answering all the readers wedding queries in her Planning SOS page.

January 2007

Siobhàn features in Channel 5's Shocking Moments programmes commenting on the past year's celebrity weddings.


7th December 2006

AOL's new Weddings website launched with Siobhàn the Wedding Expert.

July-September 2006

24th July - GMTV launch their 'Married in the Morning' wedding feature. This is the 4th year Siobhàn has been invited to be GMTV's wedding expert.

July 2006

Siobhàn fronts the RAC campaign on how to get to your wedding safely and on time. Siobhàn provides her top tips for the press release as well as being interviewed on TV and Radio on the importance of transport for a wedding.

June 2006

Siobhàn was asked to be the expert speaker at the HTE Schools Wedding Planning course.
On 23rd June Siobhàn was part of an expert panel along with Suzanne Neville, Bridal Dress Designer and Raj Grover, expert cosmetic surgeon that broadcast interviews to 10 regional BBC radio stations.

February 2006

Wedding website The Hitching Post launched their TV show Hitched TV on Sky. Siobhàn was asked to take part in the inaugural show giving advice on planning a wedding in 2006.


November 2005

Siobhàn was asked to contribute her top tips on 'fragrance and your wedding' for Davidoff's Echo perfume launch. These have featured in all the publicity linked to the launch of the fragrance.

July-September 2005

Siobhàn was on GMTV most weeks throughout the summer as the organiser for their 2005 Interactive Wedding - her third year in a row. The GMTV wedding itself was live on television on Friday 2nd September 2005.

May 2005

On May 19th, Siobhàn was the keynote speaker at the Inspire Your Life seminar in London. 'It is the first time I have ever spoken about my business and the last 10 years. I am so used to giving talks on planning a wedding but this was first for me. I did really enjoy it and was thrilled to have been asked.'

The following day Siobhàn appeared on GMTV to launch this year's Interactive Wedding. Siobhàn will design the look and theme for the wedding this year as well as appear each week giving advice on the various aspects of planning a wedding.