Wedding Belles

9th of July, 2019 | Posted in Hotel News, People Email Article | Print Article

Weddings are big business. Here, we focus on the planners behind the best names in the business, like Laura McCranor, Wedding Co-ordinator at
Kimpton Blythswood Square, Glasgow

How long have you been a wedding planner and what brought you to the role? 

I have been in my role of for exactly two years at Kimpton Blythswood Square and it has flown in! I have a background in hospitality and an Honours Degree in Events Management, so I have always had a passion for the industry. I worked on Martha’s Vineyard for a summer and helped operationally run several million-dollar weddings! And from then, I knew that weddings were where I was meant to be.

What is the most challenging thing about your role?

Wedding planning isn’t always a walk in the park; sometimes there are last minute problems/changes, but I love finding solutions. If there’s a will, there’s a way.

Do you have help?

I am always there on the day to make sure the couple have a familiar face however I have a fantastic operational team who help run our weddings and make sure everything runs smoothly.

What do you like most about your job? 
I get to create happiness!

What was the most unusual wedding/request you have ever helped organise?

I once had a groom promise me to keep a secret from the bride, which was very hard! He had arranged for two alpacas to bring the rings down the aisle as a surprise. It was a huge success and the bride was over the moon. Thank goodness!

What is the average size of the wedding? 
Our weddings are fairly intimate as our maximum capacity for during the day is 80 guests. Typically, our weddings can range from 40-80 guests.

What could you not do without?

My diary. I need to write everything down

Have you met any Bridezillas… or groomzillas?

I have been very lucky to have enjoyed working with every couple in the last two years at Kimpton Blythswood Square. It is an absolute pleasure!

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