Hello – I’m Michelle Kelly and I’m delighted to welcome you to the Fearless Authentic blog.

I’m one of those people that loves to-do lists, spreadsheets and itineraries as I know just how important they are in my wedding planning toolkit.


Being organised is just one part of me though, I mix in a healthy dose of creativity and I’m also a huge advocate for self-care. I believe you can tackle anything with a positive mindset and I work hard at keeping myself balanced.

What I do.

I’ve been planning weddings for my awesome clients for over 7 years over at my other business Pocketful of Dreams (yes I have two!), my clients will tell you that I’m obsessively organised, a natural problem-solver and I relish creativity in all it’s forms.

I’m passionate about supporting creative couples to craft the wedding of their dreams minus the stress or drama. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to create an online programme that allows me to support more people by sharing my insights and learning.

What I love.

Most weekends you’ll find me walking the rolling hills of the Ribble Valley with my cocker spaniel Alfie or smothering him in kisses (I just can’t help it – he’s too cute!), or I’m managing a wedding at some incredible location. It still blows my mind that I get to call this work.

I’m a sucker for a stylish interior be it a new restaurant, hotel or café and try to experience someplace new every few weeks, and of course I love a carefully crafted cocktail (or three) and some funky beats!

I’m a real visual person so I’m always snapping away on my iPhone capturing those little details that inspire. I drive my partner mad with this, especially when his food arrives and he just wants to eat! Yep I’m one of THOSE annoying people. You can read more about me here too.

So that’s enough about me – tell me about you. Introduce yourself below and let’s start connecting. 


Say NO to wedding dress regret

How to not end up with wedding dress regret It’s not always rainbows and butterflies when it comes to pinning down ‘The One’ – in fact we’ve heard many a story from frazzled brides-to-be that they just are afraid of making a bad choice or ending up with ‘wedding-dress regret’. There’s a whole multitude of…

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How to set wedding planning goals

When thinking about planning your wedding, the goal is usually a pretty simple one: have an awesome wedding day and marry the love of your life! But the path to getting to that point isn’t always a smooth one, and I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard a bride say they really…

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What makes me qualified to teach you how to plan a wedding?

I wanted to provide a little more context to who I am and what, I believe, makes me qualified to teach and guide you to plan your own wedding day. I’ve always been a bit of a go-getter and have rarely settled for the well-trodden path. I was a conscientious student and loved to learn anything new,…

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Creating Fearlessly Authentic Weddings

For the past 7 years I’ve been helping awesome couples dream up, design, style, plan and create their own fearlessly authentic weddings. Couples just like you and I, that have a real sense of adventure and love of life. They dreamed big and wanted their celebration to be fully representative of who they are. Through carefully crafted…

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Get to know me

To-do lists, spreadsheets, itineraries! 📋📊🗓 I’m one of those people that actually loves these things as I know how important they are in my wedding planning toolkit. Being organised is just one part of me though, I mix in a healthy dose of creativity and I’m also a huge advocate for self-care. I believe you…

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Love Your Wedding Decisions

When it comes to planning your wedding day there will be so, so many decisions to make. The choices you make are what will make your wedding unique and authentically YOU, some people won’t get those choices but that’s fine, as long as they make sense to you that’s all that matters. I’ve been helping brides-to-be…

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Why 2017 is the BEST year to plan a wedding

It’s fair to say 2016 has been a real rollercoaster, with many ups and downs for a lot of people, including me. There have been so many media reports about 2016 being a rubbish year, with intense political upheaval and the deaths of many iconic people. Thing is I’m not one for focusing on the negatives – despite…

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Wedding Planning Time Management

Not enough time? When it comes to wedding planning time management,  I can imagine your first thought is or was: How the hell am I going to fit all of this in? It’s something we all feel the pressure of on a daily basis. It’s a simple concept really: you have too much to do…

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Wedding Planning: Where do I start?

CORE VALUES Before you even think about venues or guestlists you need to know what’s most important to you both. Draft out separate lists then sit down, discuss and negotiate which elements you want to jointly focus on. What’s an absolute priority? Is it a Church wedding, getting married outside, or having a small and…

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Motivation Monday

Magic happens as soon as you step outside of your comfort zone. You learn more, you grow more and you get more. So be fearless, create the wedding of your dreams, pursue your passions, eat the cake. Believe in yourself so you can be fearless. Also know that what you resist persists, so don’t dwell…

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