THE WEDDING PLANNER.
FOUNDER. CREATIVE DIRECTOR. HEAD HONCHO.
Merry maker. Daydreamer. Architect of magic. Lover of love. Cheerleader. Confidante. Friend. Number cruncher. Creator. Mediator. Organiser. Ideas girl. The one you want on your team.
Meet Jo Pyman, the multi-award-winning independent Wedding Planner.
the wedding planner
“I’d LOVE your job…”
I’m asked all the time what it’s like to be a multi-award-winning wedding planner. The truth is, it’s 5 am alarm calls and 5 am finishes. It’s working in the pouring rain and the blazing sun. It’s travelling the length and breadth of the UK at weird and wonderful hours. It’s winning hearts and minds. It’s making the impossible happen.
It’s working with integrity and love with the best couples across the planet. It’s collaborating with the most talented, creative wedding professionals across the UK.
It’s hard. Sometimes, F*cking hard.
But it’s also magical. SO magical.
And I wouldn’t change it for the world.
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been” ~ George Eliot
Planning & designing amazing weddings was never something that featured in my life goals. Whilst I’ve always been creative, my career started in the corporate world. From investment banking and management consulting to building a leading UK corporate practice from the ground up, I was probably what you would consider a high flier.
But I’ll be honest, fulfilment was lacking, and something was missing, and on a grey day, on a grey train to London, surrounded by grey people, I knew something had to change.
Back then, I had just started planning a dry-hire wedding with my gorgeous (now) husband, John. As a busy professional, I knew I didn’t have the time or knowledge to plan the wedding we wanted, so we looked for a wedding planner to help.
We wanted somebody who would prioritise the practical but also bring the pretty. Somebody focused on the nitty-gritty and logistics who could still deliver the big creative ideas.
A person who was down to earth and approachable that we could trust would always have our best interests at heart.
A wedding planner who had amazing contacts and could take the pressure away, enabling us to enjoy the fun aspects of planning our wedding.
Ultimately, we wanted an experienced, professional wedding planner who could deliver a tailored, client-focused service that worked around our busy lifestyles.
We didn’t find that person.
It dawned on me that there had to be other busy people out there who also wouldn’t want a ‘pink and fluffy’ wedding planner.
Couples who would want to find the perfect person to take care of the biggest damn party they’d ever throw.
The seed for One Curious Dream was sown.
I’ve never looked back.
the award-winning wedding planner
Do What You Love. Love What You Do.
When I’m not living and breathing weddings, you’ll find me hanging out with the hubs (he’s amazing), my two cats, Archie & Max, and super cheeky rescue pup, Lyra, at our home in Norwich, Norfolk. Whilst the One Curious Dream HQ is also based in this beautiful city, I spend a lot of time working (and playing!) in London, where many of my couples are based.
I’m also fortunate to have clients spread across the UK, which is handy because I adore discovering new places. I’m always asking my couples about the must-visit places (well, restaurants!) whilst I’m in their neck of the woods. Travel and exploring the world is my ‘Why’.
I consume music – you’ll find anything from Hot Since 82 and Disclosure (I love to dance) through to jazz, funk, soul (and let’s be honest, a bit of pop!) on my playlists.
I hate having my photo taken and despise rudeness. I laugh – a lot. I’m told I have a wicked sense of humour. I’m a Gemini. I work hard; I play hard. I’m a true lover of life.
I work with amazing couples right across the globe to plan wow-factor weddings across London, the East of England and further afield throughout the UK. You can keep up with my work and adventures on Instagram right here.
I offer a free, informal wedding consultation where we can chat through the ideas and aspirations for your wedding, and I can share how I work my award-winning wedding planning magic!
I do what I love. I love what I do.
I’d love to help you bring the wedding from your wildest dreams to life!
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Ready to begin your planning journey with the multi-award-winning wedding planner by your side?