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 planners – 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 20 recommended wedding planners and stylists for your English wedding are…
Niemierko (London & worldwide)
An absolute legend and a lovely, lovely human being – Mark Niemierko is wedding planner to the stars, frequently topping ‘best wedding planners lists’, and for very good reason. His styling is the kind of beautiful that will take your breath away; the Niemierko wedding planning experience is the best you could imagine. Previous clients include James Corden and Julia Carey (“We feel elated! It was everything we ever dreamt of. You made it so special. We love you.” and Rochelle and Marvin Humes, amongst many, many celebrity clients from Premier League footballers to household names – all over the world! Niemierko is the event and wedding planning company of choice for a savvy, sophisticated and stylish clientele.
Mark’s approach centres around getting to know his couples personally so that he and his team of Niemierko hosts can deliver a day that is entirely unique and tailored to the individuals. Key to the Niemierko approach is that weddings should be personal for every couple. With a wealth of contacts and backed by a strong team Mark creates remarkable, yet intimate and unique events no matter the celebration. Mark’s cheerful personality and calm demeanor ensure you relax as you are delivered the party of your dreams.
Tania is an award winning certified wedding planner based in the South Coast of Sussex, working throughout the UK. Her instagram is a must-follow for me: as an LGBTQ+ ally she’s incredible: honest, inspiring and super helpful for anyone planning a UK wedding. She’s won awards: she deserves to win many, many more.
Hire Societies offers luxury floral designs and wedding planning tailored to you. Being a certified wedding planner for over a decade, Tania has organised some great events and weddings for some amazing companies and elite clients and enjoyed every moment when planning and designing them, this is where her love of floral designs came about too.
“I believe that all of my customers deserve the highest level of service, and I am committed to providing just that along with giving you your own unique wedding / event and floral designs.”
Lucy Bull Weddings
A London-based planner working both there and in the Cotswolds, Lucy Bull Weddings connects city dwellers to their dream countryside wedding. Whether you are looking for assistance right the way through your wedding planning journey, or you are looking for a planner to assist with certain aspects of your big day, Lucy will get to know you both as a couple, as well as your wedding aspirations to provide the most personalised service from our very first consultation.
Whatever you are looking for, as a Cotswolds and London wedding planner Lucy Bull can tailor her approach to you to ensure every final detail of your wedding day is taken care of. Her passion for and experience in modern, countryside weddings combined with her attention to detail and methodical way of working mean that she is dedicated to curating the most wonderful wedding day for you.
ByChenai is based in London, a luxury wedding planning brand with a beautiful aesthetic. Chenai’s work has an elegant style we LOVE here at English Wedding, and her organisational talents and styling skills have made ByChenai a top choice for stylish couples all around the UK and internationally. A ByChenai wedding will be opulent without being ostentatious, truly reflecting your own personal style and story.
Your Story Events
Your Story Events specialises in wedding and event planning, design and coordination. Our experience, skills and utmost attention to detail will result in your perfect day, creating unforgettable memories. Based on the London – Kent border, working throughout the South East and nationwide.
Lovely Mel at Your Story Events offers three different package options. Firstly, the full wedding planning package, which is perfect for people who may be daunted at the prospect of organising an entire wedding celebration or who are perhaps just lacking the time to do so. When choosing this option, Mel will be with you throughout the planning process and every step of the way. The partial planning package is for couples that have made a good start, but need help in certain areas. For example, you may have your dream venue and caterer, but need help to source additional suppliers such as a florist and entertainment. If you have your wedding all planned but are in need of a professional to oversee the day itself so that you can relax and simply enjoy, then Your Story Events’ on-the-day coordination package is for you.
Elegante by Michelle J
Elegante by Michelle J will always create the most magical and memorable of days for her couples and their guests. Michelle prides herself on being a highly recommended luxury wedding planner specialising in overseas and UK destination weddings.
“I am passionate about using my experience and expertise to design and deliver your dream wedding. I dedicate myself to your once-in-a-lifetime celebration with meticulous attention to detail, creative flair and unprecedented industry connections. The weddings I plan are always elegant and always completely tailored to your particular taste and requirements. It is important to me that your wedding reflects who you are and marries your own style with the magic of the venue where you are marrying.
My planning style is a mix of no-fluff highly organised task mastering and warm, caring guidance. I am a hug, not a handshake. I am belt and braces with every detail because there are no second chances with your big day and this is coupled with exceptional creative flair.”
Vegan wedding planner Sian is the beautiful soul behind Amethyst Weddings, a vegan and eco friendly wedding specialist and it is Sian’s mission to make her weddings and events as sustainable as possible and help her couples reduce their impact on our environment.
Sian’s down to earth approach to weddings is perfect for those who need support and encouragement during what can be a very stressful time. As Sian works alone during the planning process you can always be confident of her individual attention and guaranteed continuity of service. Sian maintains a strict policy of one wedding per calendar month whether it be partial or full planning or her very popular, on the day coordination service so she can ensure that you receive the highest level of service from your first meeting.
As a Hampshire wedding planner Amethyst Weddings has worked alongside some of the area’s best wedding businesses. You will have exclusive access to Sian’s carefully curated list of like minded and reliable local wedding suppliers.
Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning is a multi award winning international wedding planning company based in Nottingham. Led by Director and Senior Planner Val Mattinson, we plan luxurious fun filled celebrations across the UK, predominantly working in and around Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire; and overseas weddings in the Caribbean, including weddings in St Lucia, Barbados and Jamaica.
“Whether you dream of saying your vows in a beautiful historic building, beneath the canopy of a luxurious marquee or on the sandy beach or private villa on a stunning island in The Caribbean, we can assist you every step of the way with your wedding plans.”
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!
Cotswolds-based Wonderful Events is run by lovely Martina, whose wedding planning business is based in the beautiful Cotswolds and specialises in relaxed-elegance style weddings in the UK, and destination weddings to Europe.
“We truly believe that the days running up to your wedding should be just as fun as the day itself, and one of our main goals as a wedding planner is to take away the stresses that can come with trying to fit everyone and everything you love into one single day.
We offer support to our couples from the very first consultation, to selecting wedding suppliers, to serving the first and the last glass of Champagne on the wedding day.”
In 2020 Scarlet Events celebrated their tenth anniversary as world-leading creators of spectacular events: a decade of proudly designing sophisticated weddings and stylish parties on an epic scale, for discerning clients who demand nothing less than the extraordinary.
These internationally renowned wedding planners have drawn together an expert ensemble of creative event planners and global vendors – from culinary artists to award-winning performers.
Exquisite. Extraordinary. Effortless. While no two Scarlet events are the same, they all share these defining characteristics. As a boutique events agency producing truly bespoke occasions, Scarlet Events limit their diary to six events each year – allowing them to fully devote their time to you with an ‘always on’ ethos that means they’re available around the clock.
“Our global network of partners and venues share our ethos and passion for excellence. Whether it’s a sublime destination, a private villa or an iconic musician, we have a closely-guarded book of international contacts – as well as a collection of exclusive locations, around the world. Discretion is in our DNA, as is a commitment to seeking out the exceptional and the one-of-a-kind.”
Willow & Rust
Willow and Rust Weddings specialise in planning and styling beautiful sustainable outdoor events and don’t believe that just because you want an eco-conscious day you should have to compromise on the details.
Outdoor weddings are already more eco-friendly than traditional venues due to their very nature. But Willow & Rust’s lovely Sam also works with a great selection of suppliers who focus on sustainability and reducing the environmental impact your wedding will have. There are so many small things you can do when planning that have a big impact on the carbon footprint of your day, and Sam knows that this is becoming more and more important to couples when planning their weddings.
“I understand that outdoor (or dry hire) weddings are harder and more complicated to plan. There are a lot more things to think about when your venue potentially has no toilets and no electricity! But they are also the most exciting type of wedding to plan, as the canvas is blank, you can rewrite the rule book, make your own traditions and have the day you have always wanted.
So whether you want a Tipi, Barn, a Field or Woodland or any other outdoor space I would love to help!”
Chioma Alade is the founder and creative director of Studio-Chi Design. An experienced wedding planner and stylist, Chioma’s design background and passion for beautiful styling shines in everything Studio-Chi touches. With a focus on high quality, luxury wedding styling in the UK and overseas, the reviews we’ve seen for this modern wedding styling brand say it all: Studio-Chi is most definitely one to watch!
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.
A Touch of Nevaeh
Lovely Tessa is the superstar behind A Touch of Nevaeh, and we’re proud to have featured her beautiful work on English Wedding. A Touch of Nevaeh is based in London and provides a luxury first class wedding planning experience. Tessa is a certified International Event and Wedding Planning Professional™ (IEWP®). This valuable certification shows her credibility and provides her with a competitive advantage over other luxury wedding and event planning specialists in the area. Tessa offers luxury micro wedding packages as well as full planning and management for large luxury weddings in London and around the UK.
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. Jenna has written a series of in depth wedding planning advice articles especially for English Wedding 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
So there you have it – my favourite UK wedding planners! 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!
Benessamy Wedding and Event PlanningCarmela WeddingsFor the Love of WeddingsKatrina Otter WeddingsNiemierkoOne Curious DreamOne Stylish DayPocketful of DreamsStudio-Chi WeddingsTebbey and CoWedding CreationsWeddings by Jenna Hewitt