A Hadston woman has set up a bespoke wedding business after seeing a gap in the market when she organised her own nuptials.
Kelly Marshall-Hunt only set up Beautifully Bespoke Events two months ago, but the company has rocketed.
The 27-year-old, who went to Coquet High School, now James Calvert Spence College, is an interior designer by trade.
When she got married recently, she found there weren’t many companies that offered a bespoke service to help out brides and grooms with their big days.
And she is hoping that her story will help other young people in the area to realise that they can follow their dreams.
“It all started with my own wedding,” she said.
“I looked around, but there were very few people offering what I wanted.
“So I thought I would see if I could try to offer that kind of design service for people.
“We don’t do wedding planning, but we can help with the design and sourcing everything needed for that.
“And of course we cater for all budgets as we know some people can’t afford as much as others. Doing it in-house also brings down the cost.
“Everything we do is totally bespoke, and we can put together any package from the smallest idea to doing everything.”
Kelly studied architecture for three years at Newcastle University before going on to study interior design at Northumbria.
She added: “I studied design and technology and art at Coquet as well and that was really influential for me.
“I want other people in the area to realise that you can go out and do what you want to do, I have and I would love other young people to feel that they can as well.
“I’m putting into practice all the experience I have to set up my own business and it’s really taken off.”
Kelly now lives in Newcastle. Visit www.beautifullybespoke-events.co.uk