I would like to start this blog by giving you Donna’s back story to how she got to where she is today.
Her journey began in the hair, make up and beauty (wedding) industry & thus spanned over 10 years. Her career being a hairstylist has equated to twenty years working in salons in Devon and Liverpool. Ten years ago Donna found her niche and studied to become a make up artist. She says…
“I have never looked back since”
Four years ago a personal performance and business coaching course caught Donna’s eye, although already busy with her makeup she knew this was an important path to take and there began another new chapter. From there she grew in confidence and began to organise charity events which comprised of Fashion shows incorporating music and entertainment, and more recently, within the last year started to raise money for Mind and raising mental health awareness by encouraging people to use this platform and tell their story to help others.
The events grew over the years. With the last event she organised back in March this year bringing people from cities all over the UK to take part. Having an eclectic range of people from fashion designers, hairdressers, make up artists to guest speakers; each with their own personal story as to why they were there to make a difference.
The people that come together for the events all say the same thing, that Donna is a natural born leader and has a gift for team building, Her interpersonal skills came into play and helped with team bonding along with her excellent coaching skills. A lot of friendships were formed and have continued after the events.
Along the journey of her career, in Donna’s personal life she has become a very spiritual person and a empath and says ..
“I have felt that I have been on a spiritual journey for as long as I can remember, I’m an empath and a sensitive and I love being around like minded people who help one another and build each other up.”
It made a huge impact on Donna’s life so much so it started to exude into other areas of her career, such as photoshoots.
Some of the members of the team have also been part of her charity events and photoshoots so it fees like a ready made family that they created and ideas come to life before their eyes. They each bring to the table their own creativity and Gel together to work as one unit, one soul.
The pagan and handfasting wedding route as a wedding planner was a natural progression as this resonates with Donna’s own beliefs and it’s something that is part of her and what makes her tick and what she is very passionate about. Whilst combining her skills as an organiser Donna can give couples a special day and still follow my her own spiritual path.
Special Thanks to all team members that took part in the photoshoot. Links and details for all that participated are listed below.
A Special mention goes to Daniel le fay A wonderful priest of Avalon. He conducts these type of ceremonies & many more.
Bridal Model:- Helen Middleton with thanks to EKA Model Agency
Groom Model:- Carl Shaw Carl shaw is currently a volunteer fundraising events coordinator for a wibderful charity, aswell a Reiki master. Carl uses his skills and his passion to help others as much as possible. Carl as been a Reiki master for two years and has been studying Reiki for seven years with the hopes to continuing on to self heal and to forever help those when in need of healing.
Special thanks goes to photographer, Alan Taylor, wedding ,fashion and event photographer.
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