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MY STORY

The year was 2017, it was a week after one of the most exciting days for me and my new husband, after the hub-bub and chaos and excitement of the wedding and mini-moon, we were back in our house and sorting out our wedding paraphernalia. Part of me felt a twinge of sadness that the wedding planning part was over. I really enjoyed my journey of planning, styling, organising the logistics of my own fusion wedding. I started to become interested in working with flowers so I took a Floristry course in London in early 2018, which concluded while watching the Royal Wedding of Harry & Meghan (which is also a fusion and multicultural wedding!) and daydreaming about planning amazing and awe-inspiring weddings for couples. 

Then one baby, big move up North, and a global pandemic later, here we are! 


One of the things that made me want to create Grace In Spring Weddings is because I want to help plan modern couples plan a most unique celebration of their relationship. I want to help couples feel comfortable in spaces where they may feel they haven't been represented before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I want to encourage & promote inclusivity in all of its aspects and remind others that finding contentment and happiness starts with showing the truest forms of ourselves, which would build the foundation of a great marriage and union.⠀⠀⠀⠀

I also love listening to couple's stories of how they met and their engagement, I love how couples from different backgrounds, different cultures, different beliefs, different make-ups can get together and create something beautiful.

Clarissa xxx


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5 FACTS ABOUT ME

5. I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the UK when I was 14. I can still speak Tagalog and Bisaya (Filipino languages).

4. My first Asian heroes in media and literature growing up was the Yellow Ranger from Power Rangers and Claudia from The Baby-Sitter's Club book series.

3. I was (and still am) an avid K-Pop fan and actually learned Korean by religiously watching Korean Dramas.

2. I've been a mental health nurse for over a decade! You'd think I'd be great at mindfulness by now!

1. No surprise here but I love rom-coms, the cheesier and more obscure the better! Me and my bestie would arrange sleepovers while at university (Shout out to UCLan!) and watch Chasing Liberty (Mandy Moore!) and Austenland (hidden gem of a movie!) and would repeat it straightaway after watching. We obviously had all the time in the world then!

Photography by Lucy Alexandra Photography

 

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