We’re looking back on an amazing year of real weddings, editorial photoshoots and glorious prettiness on the English Wedding Blog. We’ve shared features with so many amazing suppliers, I wanted to introduce you to some of our favourites today – and where better to begin than with the folks who turn dreams into reality? It takes a huge amount of talent and skill to be a wedding stylist and planner: these guys have an eye for beautiful design and a head for figures, logistics and calm reassurance. I take my hat off to every single one of these wonderful ladies – and I would recommend them to any couple looking for a little extra help with any aspect of wedding planning.
In no particular order, my top 15 recommended wedding planners and stylists for your 2018 wedding are…
Weddings by Jenna Hewitt (Hampshire)
Jenna’s understated luxury styling takes my breath away. Her editorial shoots have featured on all of the biggest wedding blogs and I love her down-to-earth approach as much as her sublime talent for styling and planning the most beautiful occasions. I’m proud to say Jenna is a sponsor of the English Wedding Blog and has written a series of in depth advice pieces to help all of you with your wedding journeys. If you’re looking for someone with both a talent for design AND exceptional planning skills, who doesn’t believe in doing things the ‘done’ way but your way – then Jenna is your lady.
Tebbey & Co. (Lake District)
If I come home to find a beautiful slab of slate propped against my front door, it’s guaranteed to be from my lovely friend Emma Tebbey, who regularly hires me to write calligraphy on anything from antique Georgian mirrors to said Cumbrian slates. From her base in lovely Kendal, Emma will help plan and style your wedding in the north west – from Manchester to the magical Lake District and beyond. She is inspired by light, space, food and landscape, taking cues from the surroundings and the season, from art and design, to compliment the vision of her clients but always with one eye on the practical details that deliver a seamless celebration.
Helen Eriksen (Cheshire)
Helen’s luxury event styling is second to none. An established and exceptionally well regarded wedding planner, Helen Eriksen Wedding & Event Design offers design assistance, creative ideas and complete organisational support throughout the whole planning process. Whatever the level of assistance required, Helen’s wedding & event planning services are tailored to suit you.
Wedding Creations (South West)
Lovely Lauradana’s styling stands out as some of the loveliest I’ve seen – and been lucky to feature on the English Wedding Blog. Her eye for detail is fabulous: her understanding of how to create the most beautiful tablescapes blows my mind! Lauradana offers various options for wedding planning and styling – from a full service to on-the-day styling and setup or a bespoke service designed especially for you.
Tern Events (Jersey)
I’ve known and admired Sandy via the magic of the internet since 2005. As co-owner of the renowned UKAWP she is THE wedding expert and mentor to many of the planners on this list. If you’re looking for the very best, Sandy is most definitely your girl. Tern Events is Sandy’s boutique wedding and event planning company based in Jersey, specialising in providing a full, luxury wedding planning and events management service for astute clients across the globe wishing to celebrate in Jersey.
Pocketful of Dreams (London)
Michelle uses the words considered, authentic and visionary on her beautiful website like they were made for her. I first discovered Michelle when she began writing articles and styling moodboards for Love My Dress, and have followed her story all the way. Her weddings and editorials have an unmistakeable look of luxury and feminine, romantic softness. She’s an industry favourite and deservedly so.
Carmela Weddings (London & Surrey)
No formula, no rules is the first thing you’ll see on Carmela Weddings website. And I love these guys for truly breaking the mould with wedding planning. They’ll never tell you what you should have; they’ll work with you to help create the most amazing celebration which is totally, uniquely, brilliantly YOU. Head on over to their website to meet Lisa & Sam and read the fantastic reviews they get – you won’t be disappointed!
Dream Occasions (East Anglia)
Bernadette at Dream Occasions has been a valued friend of the English Wedding Blog since day one. Co-owner of the UKAWP and an inspiration to every wedding planner on this list, Bernadette is as professional as they come – and her weddings are out of this world. Dream Occasions has been organising classical elegant weddings and incredible parties for clients primarily in East Anglia since 2002, specialising in beautiful marquee celebrations and with an unrivalled attention to detail, creativity and flawless execution.
Illy Elizabeth (West Sussex)
Lovely Illy will be there to help throughout your wedding journey – with a range of services tailored to suit you. Whether it’s planning every single detail, just assisting in certain areas or ensuring everything goes exactly to plan on the day, she can help you with whatever you need. We love Illy’s enthusiasm for planning and styling celebrations, and we fell head over heels for the gorgeous editorial she sent our way back in August of this year!
One Curious Dream (London)
One Curious Dream is an award-winning, creative and innovative wedding planning, styling & hire company with a passion for producing relaxed, unique, beautiful weddings that are full of personal touches – and with an eye for beautiful modern styling to make your wedding a day your guests will be talking about for years! I love their style and approach – and reading the glowing testimonials on their website.
For the Love of Weddings (Worcestershire)
Krysta is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She’s thoughtful, an exceptional communicator, and describes herself as “a self-confessed perfectionist and always go above and beyond to help create beautiful, elegant and unforgettable celebrations”. The editorial shoots on Krysta’s website and social media are some of the best you will ever see, I promise!
Bride and Beau (Surrey)
Katie’s services run from proposal planning through to full wedding planning and design. With an eye for perfection and a timeless and elegant style, Bride and Beau is one of our top picks for wedding planners to watch in the next few years! Katie maintains honest and excellent communication whilst building strong relationships with both couples and industry professionals.
One Stylish Day (Cheshire)
One Stylish Day is a bespoke wedding planning and styling service, designing celebrations that are unique yet effortlessly timeless, with understated and pared-back elegance as their signature style. We love Louise’s fresh, modern and design-led approach – the shoots she’s curated with my calligraphy have been divine, and she is well known in the industry for working alongside some of the very best creative wedding suppliers in the north west.
Pudding Bridge (Bristol)
Lovely Helen has written some fabulous features for the English Wedding Blog, sharing her expertise on wedding weekends and country house celebrations. Helen specialises in planning design-led country house weddings filled with creative details and is passionate about organising epic extended celebrations. Why limit yourselves to one day when the party could last an entire weekend?!
Katrina Otter Weddings (London)
Katrina offers elegant design and flawless organisation coupled with calm professionalism and impeccable attention to detail – she has a fantastic reputation throughout the wedding industry and will come highly recommended by so many top wedding brands.
Always Andri (London)
If you’re looking for wedding planning advice, lovely Andri Benson is your lady. A wedding planner who clearly has a heart of gold, Andri’s blog is full of advice on everything from creating a floral archway to dress shopping, wellness, and the best orangery wedding venues in the UK! Did you see this fabulous rose garden wedding editorial from Morden Hall on the blog this summer? Andri’s styling touches brought it to life and I fell head over heels for those perfect little details she curated so beautifully.
So there you have it – my favourite UK wedding planners for 2018. Wherever you are in the UK, there’s someone ready to help plan your day, hold your hand when logistics melt your brain, and share their expertise on pulling styling ideas together to create the most beautiful celebrations. Keep this list – it will come in useful one day!