Circle of Love Pty Ltd Company Profile
Kim Williams’ background is in the Corporate world. She started as a Junior Photographer in her family’s Audio Visual Company, advancing through to producing Product Launches and Corporate Events for some of Australia’s top companies. Kim’s strengths include time management, attention to detail and a strong sense of customer service combined with a creative side.
In 2009 she moved, part-time, from dealing with large companies to the one-on-one experience of dealing with couples as a Wedding Planner. As with many Wedding Professionals, this happened after organising her own Wedding and realising it was not that different to the skill set she had already developed.
When an opportunity arose to become a Circle of Love franchisee Kim could see that she could use those skills, learn some more and become part of a fantastic company.
Although she loves a Wedding, she also loves being behind-the-scenes, the planning, organising and the details that make it all come together while relieving her brides of any stress.
After owning Circle of Love ~ Sydney North for almost 3 years, in December 2015 she took over the Company as Franchisor/Director.
Circle of Love – Gold Coast Franchisee – Rikki Turner
Rikki comes to the Gold Coast, originally from Central Queensland. This is where a part-time job during university studies turned into a career in wedding planning and coordination. A double science degree may not seem like a useful wedding planning tool, but with it comes a high level of organization, creative curiosity and precisive attention to detail. With 5 years in the wedding industry and 10 years in hospitality across a variety of high-end venues, Rikki has the skills and experience to make your dream a reality. It was after using Circle of Love as a supplier that she enquired about the company, ultimately purchasing the Gold Coast North franchise.
Rikki thoroughly enjoys the creative side of wedding styling, no idea is too much of a challenge, she will work with you to create your dream wedding, one that reflects your style, your budget and is “you”.
Penny has been the proud owner of Circle of Love Weddings Tweed Coast/Byron since August 2012.
Penny got married herself on the Tweed Coast in May 2013 and it was upon her own wedding research that she came across Circle of Love Weddings. To her delight, she soon discovered this beautiful little business was for sale… and so the rest is history, as they say!
It has been the best career change Penny has ever made and never thought she would be where she is today! Penny quotes,’What a unique and rewarding Industry this really is!’
Penny resides in the beachside town of Kingscliff in Northern NSW. Being an adventurous and outdoors person she has extensive knowledge of many wonderful locations on the coast for an outdoors Wedding Ceremony.
Penny loves creating a unique and special setting for each couple which reflects who they are. Penny states, ‘It’s such a proud moment when the bride or family come up to you afterwards and give you a big hug with their appreciation! This makes my day!’
Circle of Love – Perth
Franchisee – Lillanie Crous
Lillanie is originally from South Africa and moved to Perth in 2015. Lillanie started her career as a qualified Financial Accountant.
When she organised her own wedding in 2012, she became aware of the fact that she absolutely loved it. Her wedding day was the best day of her life.
Soon after moving to Perth, she completed her Certificate in Wedding and Event planning.
While looking to start up her own business she came across the Circle of Love Perth business for sale and knew this was exactly what she wanted to do.
Lillanie is excellent in setting and attaining goals. With her finance background, it is easy for her to work with a budget that suits her customer’s needs.
Lillanie will love to make your wedding day one of the best days of your life.
Circle of Love – Brisbane South/Ipswich Franchisee – Kelly Phipps
Kelly has had a passion for planning events from a very young age and has always been the coordinator of family and friend’s gatherings. It wasn’t until she started planning her own wedding that she realised how much she enjoyed it and needed to make a career out of it.
To increase her chances of getting into the wedding/event planning industry she went on to study a Diploma in Event Management. Once she had completed her course it was time for her to land her dream job and this is where she stumbled across the opportunity to own a franchise with Circle of Love.
Kelly has been with the Circle of Love family since April 2016 and has found the industry to be extremely rewarding. All the planning involved makes it worthwhile when she sees the bride’s face on her wedding day.
Kelly takes pride in her work and has a high attention to detail. She is very motivated and thorough in what she does and she enjoys making people happy. She understands that everybody’s taste in styling is different and enjoys the challenge that comes with that.
Kelly is looking forward to working with you to help turn your dream wedding into a reality.