The Wedding Reporter is a new bespoke wedding service offering discerning brides and grooms the opportunity to have a literary legacy of their wedding as an additional keepsake of their memories.
So who is ‘The Wedding Reporter’?…
Launched in March 2011 by Emma Woodhouse, The Wedding Reporter evolved from a combined love of writing and a passion for all things matrimonial. After an unprecedented wave of support from the online wedding community about the initial concept, it appeared that the market was ready for someone to go to the wedding frontline and put pen to paper. In a world now saturated with images, a wedding report offers the chance to stepback from the aesthetic of your wedding day and focus on the action, the atmosphere and the moments you might otherwise forget in due course. A wedding report is an extra layer of texture to the memories of a wedding day. With a background in fiction and playwriting and training under the National Council for the Training of Journalists, Emma brings a unique style of writing to the transcription of your wedding.
How do you capture the day?
After an initial consultation, The Wedding Reporter will attend whichever elements of the day that the couple chooses for up to 12 hours of coverage. Having absorbed the day firsthand, The Wedding Reporter will then submit the first draft of the report for approval. Following any amendments, the clients will then have full ownership over the final electronic report. They can choose to have the report published in a bespoke booklet professionally created by Golden Apple Designs.
Keep your eye on the prize. On the night of my wedding, I went to bed with an aching face from smiling so much and a sore tummy from laughing so hard all day long. No one ever tells you that your wedding is THE most fun day, ever. You can’t even imagine it. If I had known that I was going to, quite literally, have the time of my life, I wouldn’t have stressed over missing RSVPs or cufflinks or the specific shade of a petal or anything else in the run up.
Who inspires you?
I’m actually inspired by many of my peers within the wedding industry who all work their sassy little bums off to run independent businesses that they are passionate about. Creatively I’m inspired by all sorts of random people, from James Frey to Grace Coddington, Richard O’Brien to Emily Bronte and a whole cast of weird and wonderful people inbetween. Sycophantically, I’m inspired by my husband and mum who both have ridiculous levels of faith in me and think I can achieve anything that I set my mind to.
What is your greatest achievement?
I’m not sure I’ve made it yet! But leaving a full time job to become a penniless writer and not drowning in the pressure feels pretty momentous.
If you weren’t doing this job what do you think you would be doing?
Conserving Britain’s heritage thanks to my love of romantic ruins and crumbly old buildings.
How do you spend your time when you are not working?
I try really hard to read as I think every good writer has to be a prolific reader, but I also feel obliged to spend time with the man that I married and as reading isn’t really a team sport, we spend our time watching movies and occasionally indulge our love of a great meal at someplace fancy (so long as he’s paying…).
For more information, please visit us online at www.theweddingreporter.co.uk or call
Emma Woodhouse on 07595 959 430.