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THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

Creating beautiful, bespoke weddings for fun loving couples

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Full Service Wedding Planning 

With our vast experience in luxury and outdoor weddings we provide exceptional levels of reassurance whilst at the same time specialising in working outside of the box for those that want something different or non-traditional for their day.

We work with many overseas couples choosing the UK to host their wedding celebrations.   Creating an amazing guest experience is always our goal.

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Partial Wedding Planning

Because every wedding is different, we are flexible in our approach with the planning services that we offer.

No matter how short you are for time or how much or how little you wish to be involved in the planning and logistics, we can tailor make a service just for you that leaves you in control of your choices and free to relax in the run up to the wedding day.

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Wedding Management

Regardless of whether you are at the beginning or part way through your planning journey, being entrusted as your wedding day planner to finalise what is one of the biggest days of your lives is our privilege.

Building relationships with our couples and suppliers is just as important to us as curating the final design for your big day.

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Party, Corporate & Life Events 

WHatever your event, we have the experience to make your event spectacular.  We can plan, design and manage everything from small garden parties, Birthday and anniversary events through to corporate parties for any occasion.

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What our clients say…

“It’s almost impossible to articulate quite how incredible Vanessa and her wonderful team are. From the start, Vanessa showed her expertise, attention to detail, willingness to get anything done no matter how challenging and just how invested she is in your wedding day.”

Amy & ALex

“Vanessa thought of every little detail and anticipated everything I needed. I didn’t have to worry about anything and could just enjoy the day!”

Joanna & Chris

“Vanessa and Dom were such a lovely couple to work alongside and provided so much advice, support and fun for our wedding day that we really don’t know how we would have managed without them (answer: we wouldn’t!).”

Charlotte & Rob

Sunday Times

County Weddings

Luxe Travel Guide

Closer Magazine

BBC Radio

Bride Magazine

Your journey to an exceptional wedding begins here …

Our brand

Today we are Harness & Co. but we did not start there.  In 2004, when we first started and over a bottle of Laurent Perrier (or maybe two!) we decided that the two things any bride wants to get right from the start are the ring and the dress, hence Rocks and Frocks Wedding Planning was born.  Seventeen years later, we have now become one of the highest regarded luxury and outdoor wedding planners in the UK with a reputation for taking on unconventional weddings. When we started, we were one of the very first wedding planners to operate in the UK setting the standard for those that followed, helping couples to move away from what were at the time, very traditional weddings.  Our brand has developed and by 2015 we had become known simply as RandFWeddings, finally in 2021 we moved to Harness & Co. Our brand attracts clients from across the UK, Europe, America, New Zealand and Australia specialising in bespoke, personalised, luxury weddings across the UK and London from our base on the borders of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Today we plan weddings and events for a wide variety of people, from ‘A’ list Celebrities, to sports personalities but you don’t need to be famous to hire us, our couples push the boundaries of the unexpected, they want their wedding day to reflect who they are as both individuals and as a couple and they want the peace of mind of having us simply making it happen …. In addition to planning, designing and managing weddings and events, featuring on the BBC and in The Sunday Times as a wedding expert we also help train new events people both internally with our popular wedding planning experience training and more formally with GNVQ training to Civil Celebrants. We are on the judging panel of the National Civil Celebrants Awards program and provide regular public speaking on the reality of wedding planning to those interested in the area.

Vanessa Harness

The Chief & Planning Director

Award winning, creative genius and wedding industry ‘guru’.  With Vanessa at your side you know your wedding is in safe and fun hands.


Dom Harness

Little Chief & Operations Director

Vanessa’s husband Dom, takes an active strategic role within the company and is our supplier liaison always on hand during the wedding day to lend assistance as required.


Flossie, Sprocket & Nala

Keeping us sane & paid in Dreamies

Flossie (Pictured), Sprocket & Nala are our three office cats, they keep us company when the team are office bound and are  in charge of the cat treats and cuddles


Sue

Planning Assistant

Sue has been with the team since the very beginning and is always on hand to lend assistance on the day.


Anybody that meets Vanessa quickly understands that Weddings and events are her passion

As a luxury UK and London based Wedding Planner, Vanessa is obsessive on detail and knows there’s nothing more romantic than a couple in love wanting to tie the knot, regardless of age, sex and culture. Vanessa welcomes working with same sex couples, fusion weddings and overseas couples. In 2019, we were proud to plan the wedding of her eldest groom to date at 98 years young.

Vanessa really supports collaboration during the planning journey both with her clients and her team, the partnership is all important. Vanessa’s expert experience, her creativity, design focus and her team all come together to create a beautiful, fun and impeccably planned wedding experience that’s completely distinctive and personal to you.

Vanessa has been planning and managing luxury weddings and live events all over the UK and further afield since 2004 and worked in global event management and production prior to that. Simply obsessed with an attention to detail and a desire to create beautiful meticulous, fun weddings, her approachable manner yet ‘let’s get this done’ mentality attracts likeminded clients.

Working across the UK, when not in London or the surrounding counties, Vanessa and the team operate from a modern stylish office. Based in a small quintessentially English village cottage in Cambridgeshire, this also acts as a balance to the hustle and bustle of London.

Our clients typically love the elements of effortless, yet understated class and elegance. Extravagant and luxurious floral arrangements, delightfully tasting and visually stunning food and a passion for a good champagne that Vanessa brings to any wedding. Be it luxury country venues like Aynhoe Park, an array of beautiful marquees across sprawling countryside or 5 star London Mayfair and Park Lane hotels Vanessa has the experience, inspiration and passion to deliver your wedding in exquisite detail. Combined with her detailed yet fun and outgoing approach to wedding planning and passion for creating memorable weddings, events and occasions, the result is a sublime wedding experience for her wedding clients and your wedding guests.

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Real Weddings & More

On our blog you will find real weddings, latest news, tips and advice plus guest blogs from industry experts

Luxury and Celebrity Wedding Planner Vanessa Harness talks about planning a wedding with one of her all time heroines

If you have worked in the Harness & Co office for any time at all during 2019/2020, it won’t come as a surprise that Covid wasn’t the hottest topic of conversation, it was the 2021 wedding of Zoe & Akin, Zoe being the daughter of BBC TV historian and famous Cambridge Scholar Mary Beard!

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Consumer Confidence returning for Weddings in 2021 & 2022

Wedding suppliers interviewed are already seeing substantial enquiries for 2022 and 2023 along with a substantial backlog of 2020 weddings still to be rebooked, all of which means that we are seeing extremely limited availability of suppliers and reduced choice for wedding couples now starting to plan a 2022 wedding day.

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There’s never been a better time to start planning your wedding

Why 2020 has never been a better time to lock down your 2021 or 2022 wedding plans

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Ready to drop us a line, or wish to request a brochure? Email Vanessa directly on vanessa@harnessandco.co.uk or submit an online enquiry below: