Zoey Johansson is a 25 year old business owner from Yarm, She studied Events Management at university in 2013 and quickly realised she had a passion for planning events. After starting her first job as a Meeting & Events Coordinator shortly after leaving university, she found her forte in planning and coordinating weddings at Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham. Zoey wanted to expand on her knowledge in the Hospitality Industry and before long moved on from wedding coordination to broaden her horizons. She managed a bar and covered other areas of Hotel Management but her love for all things weddings never went away.
Fast forward a couple of years and Yarm Rose Weddings was born! "Created with Brides in mind, Yarm Rose Weddings aims to connect you to your dream suppliers and venues across the North East"
What are some of the quirkiest wedding ideas you've heard of?
I have heard of couples getting married underwater, saying 'I do' whilst sky diving (not my idea of fun) and even a World of Warcraft themed wedding...not quite sure how that one would work but each to their own!!
What future plans do you have?
I would love for Yarm Rose Weddings to keep growing and expanding across the North of England however I have to remind myself we are still a very new business and have a long way to go but baby steps gets you there quicker, right? Hopefully over the next year or two Yarm Rose Weddings will expand into it's own offices, be a well established company that Wedding Suppliers across Teesside can trust.
My favourite place in Teesside is to venture up to Lord Stones Country Park, Carlton in Cleveland. I like to go there just to take some time out every now and again. If you have never been, I strongly recommend you go! The views are just simply incredible, you don't appreciate how beautiful Teesside is until you've seen it from up there; you can see for miles and I personally think that's amazing.
What three headliners would make your dream festival line up?
So many amazing artists and I have to narrow it down to three?! This is tricky... If I can bring artists back from the past then it would be Prince, Queen & The Rolling Stones, without a doubt!
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
I would love to have the ability to time travel! To experience life from a different era would be pretty incredible!
What is your favourite thing to do on your day off?
With starting a new business comes lots of responsibilities, planning, work etc. so I rarely get time to myself these days however when I do, I like to switch off from the world and catch up with loved ones. Go grab a coffee with the girls or take my niece out for the day; something that requires little effort but really makes me happy.
zoey, thanks for your time!
Thank you Independent Teesside for having me, it's been a pleasure! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter by searching for @YarmRoseWeddings.
All my love,
Zoey @ YRW X