I’m Bethany, and Lila Bailey is my little ‘wedding’ baby. I drink too much coffee, have an unhealthy Emma Bridgewater obsession (who can blame me, right?!), I leave my clothes on the floor despite being a clean freak (makes sense), and I can’t keep house plants alive. Sometimes you’ll find me singing, but mostly I just do weddings.
Weddings are very much second nature to me. Having grown up in and around the wedding industry, starting my own business in this field felt completely right. Until I left school I didn’t realise what a huge part the wedding industry played in my life, and how I couldn’t imagine my future without it. I started to work in bridal fashion, and adored everything about the wedding dresses, the brides, and the build-up to the ‘big day’. I soon realised my organisational skills needed to be put to good use, and started studying online to become a qualified wedding & event manager.
Whilst studying, I setup my own business ‘Lila Bailey Weddings’ and soon found work at a wedding venue local to me. I’m now the Wedding & Venue Manager at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, and also finding time to fit in freelance venue management & wedding co-ordination.
I’m also a bride-to-be myself, so I totally get the pressures of planning a wedding (and all the fabulous wedding politics). I’ll be sharing bits of my own wedding planning journey on Instagram & Youtube (as well as on here!) which I hope you’ll enjoy!
So… Welcome to my little world of weddings!