Written by Sebastien Chene
FJB Hotel’s Head Wedding Planner, Sebastien Chene, and his team of gurus will be on-hand throughout your whole wedding experience at FJB Hotels. Offering bags of enthusiasm, years of experience and plenty of attention to detail, meet Sebastien and Group Wedding Planner, Amy Reid.
Sebastien – Head of Wedding Planning
Most people get to plan their dream day only once, but we help plan dream weddings for Happy Couples throughout the year. There’s nothing more infectious than a couple who are truly in love, and we feel privileged to make their wedding stand out as the best day of their lives.
Put the beautiful location aside, the reason we won the 2016 Dorset Wedding Supplier’s ‘Wedding Planner’ Award is simple – we’re a family run business, so we really care about our couples. So much so, that we once lent a groom a pair of shoes for the day because the poor chap had been given two left shoes by mistake!
I discovered my career as a wedding planner through the catering industry. Born in France, I went to catering school when I was 15 and subsequently went on to work as a chef. But like most young people, I had itchy feet with a desire to learn English, I travelled to the UK for a gap year – 18 years later I’m still here!
In 1999, I was employed by the Haven Hotel as a waiter and worked my way up to Brasserie and Terrace Manager at the Sandbanks Hotel. With my passion and experience for wedding coordination, I was offered the position of Head of Wedding Planning, which I was delighted to accept.
Amy – Group Wedding Planner
Planning weddings and helping couples achieve their perfect day is my absolute dream job. Following each couple from the initial stages to seeing them take their first steps into married life is so rewarding. We build such a wonderful connection with each couple and I feel incredibly privileged to work so closely with them to create their perfect day.
I also love working in Sandbanks, my drive into work is absolutely stunning with views over Sandbanks peninsula, the sea and islands beyond. Plus, everyday I work with talented Sebastien on creating wonderful, dream weddings for all our happy couples.
If you’re planning your big day, call us to book an appointment.
01202 007 035
‘From the very first meeting, we knew our wedding planners were going to create a unique day for us. Everything was incredibly organised from the off. They made lovely little touches with minimum instructions and were so thoughtful throughout the day.’ – Grace & Liam
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