Everyone I’d like you to meet Louis! He has worked at Huntsmill for nearly 2 years – originally helping Henry set up for the celebrations and working behind the bar. Louis only started working full time after graduating in Economics from Leicester University in February. He plays a more behind the scenes role by running the venue day to day alongside side Henry, this is a really important role as he is always helping and supporting the whole Huntsmill team to operate all weddings smoothly. In between studying Louis has travelled around South- East Asia, Iceland and North America. The next trip on the agenda is travelling from London to Singapore all on land! What you might not know about Louis is he really dislikes dark chocolate and is generally really bad at being lazy. This completely makes sense as he is no stranger in getting his hands dirty and working hard to ensure a wedding day goes perfectly to plan!
Let’s get personal!
Tell us about yourself
Hey my name is Louis, and I live down the road in Buckingham. I have known everyone at Huntsmill for a few years now and I’ve finally convinced them to employ me full time! I like to spend my spare time having a drink with friends and rock climbing (the best combination, but maybe not simultaneously).
Who is your celebrity crush?
Any ginger female actress. Also, Maria Sharapova.
What three items would you take with you on a desert island?
If I was being sensible: a boat (included with oars), map & compass. If not, it would probably be beer, music and a book.
If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be and why?
The Queen. Who doesn’t want to know what goes on behind the scenes?
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My rendition of spaghetti bolognese is basically the only reason I’ve ever managed to get a girlfriend so that has to be a winner.
What are your pet peeves?
Leaving the ice scoop at the bottom of the ice bucket!!
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
I don’t really ever stop eating, so I suppose a clean and slightly taller pig?
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
I would want someone like Chris Hemsworth or Jason Momoa. But more accurately I think Andrew Garfield.
Do you have a claim to fame?
My auntie is best friends with Matt Smith (Doctor Who), if that counts.
What’s your drink of choice?
Pretty much anything from Blackpit Brewery.
Let’s talk weddings!
How/why did you become a venue coordinator?
I have helped Henry out with odd bits & pieces for a couple of years, and he floated the idea that I could be more useful if I was here all the time. I’ve worked behind bars since I was 15 so, to me, it made sense to take control of the bar in-house. I’m not very good at sitting down all day, so getting stuff done out and about is well suited for me.
What advice would you give someone planning the bar for their wedding?
Offer a nice range of drinks – the days of just having prosecco on arrival and table wine are long gone. If you like Gin? Have a Gin station! If you like beer? Get a keg!
What are your top three tips to couples planning their wedding?
- Include games and bits for guests to get involved with
- don’t focus too much on it ‘looking’ perfect
- making sure there is always enough alcohol.
What are your wedding day do’s and don’ts?
Definitely take advantage of all that alcohol you have kindly provided. Definitely don’t be an angry drunk!
What wedding trends are you loving right now?
I’m a big fan of the use of foliage and bespoke rustic wood.
Who is your dream celebrity wedding couple?
Do Ruth & Henry count? They’re basically famous.
What’s your favourite wedding blog to read?
What’s your favourite part about working in the wedding industry?
Definitely the people. Everyone from the groom, to the photographer, to your great-nan who doesn’t approve of the loud music is appreciated on a wedding day.
If you were getting married now what would your wedding day look like?
Now this is extremely controversial – I don’t ever want to get married! If I was forced to it would be extremely laid back and it would ensure everyone gets involved.
Why do you think couples should choose Huntsmill Farm?
It is a family-run, sustainable and welcoming local business which does things right. You don’t find many employers like that anymore.