Meet the Wedding Team

Kellie Hughes - Hospitality Events Manager
Kellie Hughes
Hospitality Events Manager

Favourite Film Mary Poppins

Favourite Food Lasagne

Favourite Song Feels like Home by Bonnie Raitt

Favourite Drink Prosecco

When I’m not planning and delivering a wedding, I like to …….. spend time walking on the beach with my partner, Jamie and furry baby, Alfie. I can also be found regularly performing musicals with Alnwick Stage Musical Society at The Alnwick Playhouse.

My time as Wedding co-ordinator at The Alnwick Garden began in May 2017, after returning back to the UK from living in Dubai for 7 years. Working at such a unique place where we can offer two individual venues and truly personalise the experience for our couples, is very special to me as I get to offer a bespoke service for each couple and embark on their wedding journey with them from the very moment that they book their date, right through to the special day itself. I’d have to say that a highlight in my career was winning multiple awards for outstanding customer service and recognition as Wedding Co-ordinator of the Year for the North of England, as these were voted for by my couples, making them all the more meaningful achievements.

Cerys James - Senior Weddings and Events Co-ordinator
Cerys James
Senior Weddings and Events Co-ordinator

Favourite film Mrs Doubtfire

Favourite food Cheese

Favourite song I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Favourite drink Gin

 When I’m not planning and delivering a wedding, I like to enjoy family time with my husband Mark and our 2 boys, we love nothing more than exploring Northumberland and donning our wellies for a long walk. Otherwise, you will find me in my kitchen, refining my culinary skills as I love to cook!

My career in hospitality began at the mere age of 16 when I started working back of house in a local hotel. From there my passion grew and ultimately landed me my dream job as a Wedding Co-ordinator! After meeting my now husband, I moved to Yorkshire, where I spent 10 years working in some amazing venues! We relocated to Northumberland as a family, and I was given the incredible opportunity to work at The Alnwick Gardens. I love meeting new people and coming up with unique, creative ideas and themes. The most rewarding thing about my job is helping couples craft the most special day of their lives. I still get a thrill every time I hear ‘I do’ or see a bride in her wedding dress for the first time.

Yasmine Nasri - Wedding and Events Co-ordinator
Yasmine Nasri
Wedding and Events Co-ordinator

Favourite Film Dirty Dancing

Favorite Food Chocolate

Favourite Song PYT – Michael Jackson

Favourite Drink I will never say no to a margarita

When I’m not planning and delivering a wedding, I like to spend time by the North Sea either surfing or walking my dog Luna. If the weather doesn’t allow, I can be found making jewellery or shopping (usually jewellery).

My background in Events and Wedding coordinating began in January 2023 at Tyne Bank Brewery where I helped to rebrand an industrial craft beer brewery into a Wedding and Event Venue. I fell in love with creating lasting memories for people and contributing to the happiness of their special occasions. I was overjoyed at the opportunity to join The Alnwick Garden team in November as I always remember being mesmerised by the garden’s grand cascade and magical events as a child. For me this job is about turning dreams into reality, what’s not to love!

Daisy Harris-Jones - Junior Wedding & Events Co-ordinator
Daisy Harris-Jones
Junior Wedding & Events Co-ordinator

Favourite Film Love Rosie

Favourite Food Mexican

Favourite Song Anything by Taylor Swift

Favourite Drink Blood Orange Gin and Lemonade

When I’m not planning and delivering a wedding: I find solace and inspiration in my love for travel and relaxation. Exploring new destinations is my way of rejuvenating myself and my creativity. Whether it is unwinding on a beach, exploring bustling markets or immersing myself in the beauty of nature, travel is my escape. When the suitcase is unpacked you can find me cosy at home watching the newest rom-com on Netflix with a cup of tea.

My time as a Junior Wedding Co-ordinator at The Alnwick Garden began in September 2023 after working across the whole of The Alnwick Gardens in the hospitality sector. This experience allowed me to understand what we, as a venue, can provide our wedding couples and our unique features. Now as a Junior Wedding Co-ordinator, I love bringing our couple’s vision to life from placing the table settings to ensuring timings are on point. We create memories that last a lifetime – a perfect day, perfectly executed.