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Deaf couple bring big challenge
A HERTFORDSHIRE wedding planner faced one of her biggest challenges when asked to organise the big day for a deaf couple. 
Clare Beckwith planned the marquee wedding for Melissa Mostyn and Miles Thomas, who have both been deaf since childhood. 
She said: 'The main consideration for me was communication and the best way for us to conduct our meetings was either through type talk or email. During the face-to-face meetings I just made sure I spoke slowly so they could lip read and it worked well.'

Sonia adds sparkle and wow to her year by winning award
WEDDING planner Sonia Abrams celebrated the perfect ending to a 'brilliant' year by picking up an award in recognition of her business. 
Sparkle & Wow was set up two years ago and was named the Enfield Enterprise Start-Up Business of the Year 2008, beating companies from fashion, food, courier and IT sectors. 
Sonia was also the only wedding planner to be nominated in the Wedding Retailer Awards, nominated by the industry.
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