Alaw has worked in events organising, public relations and marketing for over ten years. She has always had a passion for planning and organising celebrations, and likes nothing more than seeing her own extensive family coming together and enjoying themselves.
When she was organising her own wedding with over 200 guests, she realised that creating such a large and important day could be stressful, especially with the pressures of full-time work, family, and everyday life. She founded Calon Wedding Planning to help couples enjoy the fun and minimize the stress of planning their special day.
Her professional experience includes working for a wide variety of businesses and institutions such as communications consultancy Momentwm, Theatr Felinfach and the Welsh Books Council. She has organised major events such as the Aberystwyth Wedding Show and led events organisation at Cardigan Castle, Tynrhyd Retreat and the National Library of Wales.
She currently acts as a consultant for the S4C Programme Priodas Pum Mil. She has also trained with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners.
Marisa works alongside Alaw organising and coordinating weddings and events, liaising with venues, suppliers and couples to ensure a beautiful and well planned event. Marisa began working with Calon Wedding Planning while still a business student at Coleg Ceredigion.Discovering a passion for events organisation early on and taking opportunities to organise voluntary and charity events wherever possible, her course enabled her to understand and build her knowledge of the industry.
Working with Calon has enabled her to use and develop her skills while helping give couples the most important day of their lives. She has also trained with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners.
Since then, she has studied accountancy and in her spare time she enjoys reading, fitness and cooking.
Gwenllian assists Alaw and Marisa at weddings and wedding fairs, and also help with organising the Aberystwyth Wedding Show.
In the past, she has worked in human resources as a finance assistant and organised residential summer courses in Aberystwyth University.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, organising holidays and travelling to new places and all kinds of art and craft.
A qualified dressmaker, Dil knows the fashion industry from the bottom upwards having started as an alterations hand in Browns of Chester.
She then moved on to become a sample hand for Welsh fashion designer Pauline Wynne Jones, supplying directly to some of the biggest names on both sides of the Atlantic.
She had a career break to raise a family and then went to university where she graduated with an honours degree in design through the medium of glass.
Throughout her career she has combined a flair for design with the practical knowledge of how to bring ideas to life. These creative and practical skills are now available to you for one of the most important days of your life.
Nicola assists Alaw and Marisa at weddings and wedding fairs, and also help with organising the Aberystwyth Wedding Show.
In the past, she has organised and lead events and outings during her work within childcare, and also some fundraising events within her current role.
In her spare time she enjoys walking, watching television series, and organising outings with friends and family.
By day, Hywel is a senior lecturer in physical geography in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, but in his spare time he writes poetry.
He has won the prestigious crown and chair competitions in the National Eisteddfod of Wales (in 2008 and 2015) and his first poetry collection, Banerog, was shortlisted for the Welsh Book of the Year in 2010.
He has been writing poetry for special occasions for over 15 years.