Creating beautiful, bespoke weddings for fun loving couples

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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Aynhoe Park Wedding

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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

“We have just had our daughters wedding. I used to have my own wedding venue and thought I could help with ours daughters wedding at home it became clear a few months ago that we needed help we were recommended Vanessa and from the moment we all met her and Dom her amazing husband, everything just was amazing they aren’t just “wedding planner’s” yes they have the absolute best suppliers and can find everything. Vanessa plans the days before the wedding meets suppliers on site Every last detail Vanessa thinks of and sorts! She can see mistakes before they happen which you only get by doing her job for 20 years! I told her the night before the wedding when she had just laid the last name on the tables that she should be called “officer in command” as she is everywhere! They have discreet radios to talk to all the crew so everyone knows what’s happening. My husband fell on the dance floor and needed to go to A&E at 11.30pm Vanessa took us and dropped us off and went back to see the last guests off in the taxis. Having Vanessa there for everything made the whole experience just brilliant I got to be mother of the bride even on the morning of the wedding I was sat drinking champagne watching all the bridesmaids get ready while Vanessa and her team were outside doing the final touches. All I can say is book her before she gets booked up honestly you will never regret it”

Sally Bibby

“Vanessa is excellent at wedding planning as well as being a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend her without hesitation. Having Vanessa as our planner meant that we were able plan our wedding in less than seven months and I can honestly say that I enjoyed it all. The whole thing, from choosing a venue to designing a menu, to table plans, the band, the cake, and the day itself. I’m only sorry it’s all over. I can safely say it would have been a very different experience without Vanessa. She dealt with the unexpected effortlessly and allowed my husband and me to relax and take it all in. Thank you Vanessa x.”

Virginia Allen

“Having postponed our wedding from last year, I thought I would treat myself to a wedding planner, to co-ordinate our wedding day.
When I first told my Mum, she couldn’t understand why on earth I would want or need a wedding planner when I had already organised the wedding and minor details. Needless to say, having now had the wedding, my Mum not only now understands exactly why we had Vanessa and Dom, but thinks it is the best decision I have ever made!
On the lead up to the wedding Vanessa took all contact details for our suppliers and contacted each supplier individually to introduce herself and confirm timings etc. It truly meant that after a ridiculously horrible year of postponing, we were able to enjoy the final lead up to our wedding with excitement and ease. Vanessa supported us in every aspect of the lead up, from stressing about certain family members to being priest-less 5 days before the wedding.
Vanessa and Dom are and were absolutely amazing and they did so much more than just co-ordinate our wedding day. From getting up and personal by working up a sweat putting me in my wedding dress to dealing with a very drunken brother and boisterous Italians that cannot follow the simplest instructions.
I cannot thank you both enough and cannot recommend these guys enough!!.”

Daniella De Simone

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Your journey to an exceptional wedding begins here …

The Team

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 hands and it’s going to be a fun planning journey

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

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 our oldest groom to date at 98 years young.

Vanessa really supports collaboration during the planning journey, both with her clients and her team, this partnership is all important. Vanessa’s expert experience, creativity, design focus, team and hand picked suppliers 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 focusing on weddings. Simply obsessed with attention to detail and a desire to create beautiful, fun weddings, her approachable manner yet ‘let’s get this done’ mentality attracts like minded clients.

Working across the UK, when not in London or the surrounding counties, Vanessa and the team operate from a modern stylish office in Cambridgeshire, with 3 office cats keeping the team in check!

Our clients typically love 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.




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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We are pleased to announce our books are now fully open again for new client enquiries

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: