Celebrity Wedding Planner: Wes on the telly
I recently experienced what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera when I was commissioned to be the featured photographer on a Television show called Celebrity Wedding Planner. A prime time TV series on Channel 5 in which celebrities plan the weddings of ordinary couples. But there’s one huge catch. The couple will give total control of the most important day of their lives to the celebrities without knowing their identity. And the famous faces won’t be revealed to them until it’s too late for the bride and groom to back out!
Each week the celebrity wedding planners have just three weeks and £12,000 to create a dream wedding for one lucky couple. Will it all end in tears of joy and happiness or will the bride and groom have the worst day of their lives?
The program I was involved in centres around TV personality/celebrity Kerry Katona who turns wedding planner for one ‘lucky’ Liverpool couple. I was delighted to have been commissioned to shoot both the PR/promo images for the show as well as being the featured wedding photographer for the couple.
See the full story from the Liverpool Echo below…
From The Liverpool Echo
“TV’s Kerry Katona turns Celebrity Wedding Planner for Liverpool couple with feature photography by Liverpool’s very own award winning photographer Wes Simpson Weddings”
SHE’S not exactly a stranger to the institution of marriage, having tried a couple herself. But it looks like third time lucky for Kerry Katona – even if she’s not the bride.
The former Atomic Kitten singer is the latest famous face to try their hand arranging a big day on channel five’s Celebrity Wedding Planner show. Tomorrow night, viewers will see her lending her imagination and expertise to Liverpool couple Stephanie Griffiths and Nathan Carby, pictured – choosing everything from the iconic Sefton Park Palm House wedding venue, the food, rings and our very own award winning Liverpool photographer Wes Simpson.
She even designs the bride’s dress… herself!
So, how did the twice-divorced mum-of-four shape up when it came to organising everything for the happy pair? According to the Wedding House on Great George Place she was actually pretty savvy.
They had no idea who the celeb was going to be when Kerry arrived for two days of filming but they were impressed with her ideas. “She chose a fabulous white chocolate cake with butterflies from the Chocolate Cellar and then, after discussing it with the best man, she went for navy tail suits with ivory accessories from Groom for the menswear,” Colette Scott-Griffiths at Groom tells Insider.
“Kerry was lovely, just a normal girl not a diva. She chatted to everyone and had a glass of bubbly with us in the afternoon.”
Kerry is now rumoured to be considering her own wedding number three to boyfriend Steve Alce … so maybe the Wedding House should get another bottle on ice.
Celebrity Wedding Planner will be aired on Channel 5.