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The ‘Wedding Angels’ who make magic happen

PARTNERS: Sahra Clarke, left, and Christina Brewster, right, met at uni before going into business together.

CROYDON RESIDENT Sahra Clarke knows only too well that the secret to having a fantastic celebration lies in the planning.

For the past four years, she and business partner, Christina Brewster, have helped to make life’s big days special for scores of people.

Brewster and Clarke met at university where they studied IT and management, but soon realised their hearts were leading them to a totally different career.

They set up Delpeche Events in 2008, whose ethos is to make sure people enjoyed their special occasions without the hassle of organising them.

“We both worked for corporate companies in the city but weren’t satisfied,” Clarke explained. “We knew one day we wanted to work together but we weren’t sure how. I was involved with my church and found my skills being used to organise events like the Christmas party and conferences. Christina fell into doing events for her corporate companies. We thought: why not do this together?”

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Clarke and Brewster are firm believers in giving top quality at a good price and though they like to organise lavish events they do cater to all budgets.

“We do any kind of celebratory party but we specialise in weddings,” she explained.

“Basically, over the years we have done corporate events so we do their seasonal parties, you know, some events on boats or in luxurious hotels,” she said. “We’ve also done award ceremonies, fashion shows and milestone birthdays.”

Clarke said she wanted to ensure more events are organised to a high standard, having attended events where poor planning and a skimpy budget left her and other guests disappointed.

Working with a business like theirs meant peace of mind for her clients, she added.

“Some weddings the bride and groom have started the preparations themselves and called us in halfway through because they are feeling overwhelmed by it all. They like to be able to relax with their families on the day and have everything go to plan. They see their dreams made a reality and that is what we do. We take a vision, and make it come true.”

The best thing about her job, Clarke said, is: “seeing the satisfaction of our clients. For instance, when you do a wedding and the bride has the biggest smile on her face throughout the day, that’s the most important thing to us.”

With Delpeche planning a wedding, all the bride and groom have to do is turn up on the day.

She added: “We’re very happy to say we have 100 per cent success. Every single client has said we have exceeded all of their expectations to the point where, when we do weddings, we are called the wedding angels.”

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