Despite the worrying and challenging times faced by us all on both sides of the Atlantic, and across the world, the fact that we remain busy developing new systems and welcoming new clients is something that we take great pride in.
Which is why we’re thrilled to announce our appointment by US-based company, Happenings, to design and develop a new website and booking system for their wedding and event planning services.
Happenings & Tom Noel: Redefining the Wedding Experience
Happenings was established by world-leading event designer, Tom Noel. Vastly experienced in the industry, Tom has created a wide variety of high-profile events. These include the weddings of John F Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette and Sarah Jessica-Parker and Matthew Broderick, the birthday celebration for Prince Pavlos of Greece, sporting events such as the US open and the UBS Cup, and private events for top designers such as Giorgio Armani & Valentino.
Happenings Founder & World-Renowned Wedding Organiser, Tom Noel
A New Platform For Wedding Planning
The innovative online platform will provide couples with the chance to book wedding ceremonies at some of the most spectacular and famous parks and public spaces in the world; among them, Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
From selecting the venue and date of their choice, Happenings clients will be able to select from a range of different wedding packages and extra services offered, all within a single booking journey.
They’ll also have access to a private account, from which they will be able to continually manage their booking, adding and amending services and making online payments.
Time-Saving Tools for Efficient Event Management
The system will also provide a suite of online admin tools and easy access to real-time data and reports.
Accessible from a mobile-responsive dashboard, the tools will reduce manual admin tasks and improve operational efficiency within the Happenings event management team; allowing more opportunity to focus on customer experience and business development.
Another Exciting New Project for the thinkBooker Team
Following a global search for an online booking specialist, Happenings opted to appoint thinkBooker for the project due to our ability to offer a fully bespoke booking system combined with user experience and website design expertise.
The project represents the second time that the Welsh company has worked with a North American brand; having previously developed a booking website for NFL-franchise Jacksonville Jaguars.
It also comes on the back of other recent projects for well-known organisations including English Premiership Rugby, global fashion tech brand, Farfetch and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
World class event designer and founder of Happenings, Tom Noel
“We’re excited to be working with the thinkBooker team on this exciting new venture.
“The website and booking system will play a pivotal role in delivering a new way for people to book their weddings at some of the world’s most spectacular locations. Having seen the work that thinkBooker has done for other clients, and speaking with the team there, it’s clear that they’ve understood and bought into what we’re looking to deliver and we can’t wait to get the website live this summer.”
thinkBooker Managing Director, Gareth Rees Jones
“Happenings is such an exciting project as it will re-define the way that people book and plan their weddings in the future. We’ve deployed the thinkBooker system across many different industries but this is the first time that it will be used to book public spaces for weddings and it is the first that the system be used to make bookings globally.
“We’re looking forward to working with Tom and his team to design and build a website which truly reflects the amazing locations that they offer and to deliver a booking system that provides a great user experience for both clients and Happenings staff alike.”
At thinkBooker, we specialise in online booking systems for training courses, classes, activities and events – optimised for efficiency, growth and ongoing client satisfaction.
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