Vikki’s our dedicated Wedding Coordinator and she’s been surrounded by hospitality since she was a tot. She grew up running around hotels and restaurants where her Mum worked, before completing her degree in Management at Robert Gordon University. She worked in hospitality throughout her degree and in the end used her experience to step in to the Events and Wedding Coordinator position here and she’s never looked back.
But don’t let us tell you everything there is to know about Vikki, let’s hear a little more from the lady herself…
Rom-coms or action films, what is your favourite film genre?
I love cuddling up on the sofa with my dog, Bart, glass of wine in hand watching a good rom-com. My husband isn’t so keen on lovey-dovey films so I tend to send him off to the pub.
What is the best thing about working as a wedding coordinator, and what’s been your favourite day at Peebles Hydro so far?
I’m lucky to say that every day a couple gets married with us is my favourite day. There is a lot of joy to be had in helping people plan one the biggest and best day of their lives.
What’s the most romantic request you’ve had from a customer?
Had a groom who organised the group of Irish dancers his bride had been part of to come up and dance for her as a surprise. It was quite a hard one to keep as a secret as the timings of the day changed a little from what we’d been going over in our final detail meetings, but seeing the look of surprise and delight on her face made it all worth the effort.
Would you coordinate your own wedding?
I arranged my own wedding at our sister hotel, The Park, in June 2017 and loved every minute of it. Not sure if I could’ve have trusted anyone else.
The term ‘Bride-zilla’ gets thrown around a lot, but what is the most stressful thing about coordinating a wedding?
I tend to keep nice and calm when co-ordinating a wedding. There is so much stress at the bride and grooms side and I try to take as much of that away as possible – planning your wedding should be fun and an enjoyable experience that is a time to remember rather than try to forget.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
I did a tandem skydive on Honeymoon in Australia. I was all ‘yeah, I’m super excited, bring it on’ until the plane levelled out at 9000ft and it was time to jump. It was an experience that words cannot describe and watching the video back makes me laugh every time.
What is your favourite part of a wedding?
You can’t beat the moment after the ceremony when you congratulate the bride and groom – the look of love on their face makes it so worthwhile.