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Donna Hartley-Redfearn the creator of North East Wedding Planners is often call called upon by the national and international press to share her expert advice. The BBC and Channel 4, along with the national press. North East Wedding Planners has featured in wedding magazines BRIDE, Unveiled, Belle Bridal and North East Wedding Magazine among others.

Donna’s professional and approachable style of wedding management has obtained her great acclaim and respect within the press for her commitment to the northeast wedding industry and promoting the region internationally.


Donna has recently had articles published in the USA regarding her unique Recessionista Wedding service, is the 'Ask the expert' in several publications and her commitment to international clients during the pandemic has been rewarded with features in publications in the USA, Emirates and Australia.

North East Wedding Planners also receive a similar number of requests from independent television companies wanting to follow their clients around in the run up to the wedding day, as well as on the day itself. The decision to accept such offers is left to the discretion of the client, with Donna preferring to remain off camera. 

A little snapshot - what the media say about North East Wedding Planners.


"Donna Hartley-Redfearn takes North East Wedding Planners to a new level with her ability to create luxury, quirky and unconventional weddings in the most unusual spaces" BBC Three (2018)


"Delighted to highlight the most relaxed LGBTQ+ wedding creatively planned and co-ordinated by Donna Hartley-Redfearn, North East Wedding Planners"  Marco (Photographer) 2019


"Beautiful weddings with creative flair and individuality, planned by a professional team of experienced wedding planners and co-ordinators. Donna Hartley-Redfearn, pushes the barriers of what a modern-day wedding can be" Sunday Sun (2017)


"North East Wedding Planners is committed to promoting the northeast as a bang on trend region to hold the perfect wedding" Channel 4 (2016)


"Celebrity style weddings without the price tag...." Belle Bridal Magazine (2009)


"Recessionista weddings the brainchild of Donna Hartley-Redfearn the owner of North East Wedding Planners, launches a unique service to assist couples beat their budget restraints" USA Weddings on line (2012)


"North East Wedding Planners make international bride Leigh Anne Basaraba (Canadian) and homegrown geordie David Anderson's dream come true, by securing their wedding as the first held at the unusual yet stunning Newcastle Biscuit Factory" The BF, North East (2010)

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