ABOUT WITH AKILAH & CO - YOUR MODERN WEDDING PLANNERS
As your London wedding planners we want you to be stress-free & have fun too.
At With Akilah & Co, we believe that you and your partner are unique and your wedding should absolutely reflect that too.
Founded in 2020, we strive to create a really personal and fun experience for each and every couple. Our approach is collaborative, and we work closely with you to understand your vision and bring it to life.
You deserve the best, whether you decide to choose our City Elopement Package in London or Micro and Intimate Wedding Planning services. Our team is built from extraordinary and passionate freelancers that have the above all in common.
We work from home, mainly across London and the Home Counties. We love a wedding in the City and finding the hidden gems, in East Central, Croydon Town and South London's finest spots.
You melt our hearts when you are excited about a wedding day in an industrial, rustic & city style venue or spot with a modern twist FYI. You are hoping to make a difference, be individual or add something quirky and we are all eagerly waiting your enquiry.
If you are here because you want to plan the most memorable and romantic London city elopement, then our team of coordinators will put together a wild and adventurous elopement package for you, including a celebrant, photographer, videographer and epic elopement afterparty - we are the modern and cool wedding planners who can help you!
"SHE HELPED BRING OUR IDEAS TO LIFE"
Akilah was a wonderful wedding planner and a joy to work with! She helped bring our ideas to life and ensured things went smoothly on the day of the wedding.
Henock & Erica, Porchester Hall, 2022
OUR PROCESS FOR WEDDING PLANNING
At With Akilah and Co we know that every couple's wedding journey is unique and we choose to reflect this with our process too. We strive to create a personal and valuable experience for each and every couple. Our approach is collaborative, and we work closely with our couples to understand their vision to bring it to life.
Looking for a modern & fun wedding planner?
hey babes and guys
I'm Akilah, the founder of With Akilah & Co based in Croydon, on a brown sofa!
I am the founder and lead wedding coordinator for London Elopements and Intimate Weddings that are personal, unique and absolutely true to you. If you love a good party or being around loved ones then keep reading.
Imagine, before leaping into the world of alternative and modern weddings, I spent time working in the corporate world of sales and administration. From 2014 I got by working all types of customer-facing roles. It seriously was “two days were definitely the same”.
I craved something different...something creative...something that challenged me daily.
Flashback to 2016 where I got engaged in beautiful, sunset BALI! And life changed in that moment...
We loved planning every bit of our wedding from designing our wedding budget to timeline hiccups to table plan management. We indulged in all things wedding. Our problem: we kept hearing "that's not what happens in a normal wedding".
It caused a LOT OF HEADACHE!!
So now, With Akilah & Co love working with super organised couples that want to still have a fun wedding day. Ever heard of "being the guest is better than being the host?".
Thank us later xo
"AKILAH IS QUITE SIMPLY EVERY BRIDE'S DREAM"
Akilah is quite simply every bride’s dream. Our wedding was beyond what we could have ever imagined and that was down to Akilah.
She was so patient throughout the process from the very first day, giving ideas, providing advice, being a therapist, problem solving, calming the bride down, everything.
Dami & Mark, Morden Hall, 2022
With Akilah & Co story is simple.
WE THRIVE ON PASSION, HARD-WORK AND FINDING WINS IN THE SMALL WEDDING DETAILS.
We help confident & fun couples save time and stress, even whilst planning a small wedding.
For wedding coordination we ensure your day looks exactly as you planned it and actually how you planned it.
For wedding planning we ensure you remain enthusiastic will all of the amazing suppliers we swing your way, leaving you in control of your plans.
For wedding design we ensure you love all the concepts based on your vision, we just remove all the stress and make it happen for you.
Get it yet? Its all about you, the fun and the love.
Our 6 words that we live off:
Individuality (thats us and you btw).
Creativity (we really seek to make a difference).
Professionalism (no wedding planning dramas here).
Control (we only prepare handover when you are ready).
Patience (thats just down to good practice (ask Akilah's husband - she is not a natural at it).
Organisation (i mean, we like to be in charge on the day and be the know it alls).
A review that makes our heart smile...
LAUREN & TIM
VENUE: STANLEY HALLS, SOUTH LODNON
THEME: JELLICLE BALL, CABARET & ALL
Working with Akilah was brilliant from beginning to end. From the first meeting where it became clear she was immediately on my fiancée's wavelength and was speaking about exactly the things that we wanted to talk about.
During the build up to the wedding, Akilah was incredibly thorough both with us and with our contractors. Our wedding was quite a complicated and unusual affair with multiple venues, travel, caterers and a full blown cabaret and everything happened exactly as we'd dreamed without us having to think about it. On the day, Akilah and here team were slick, professional and (the highest praise I can think of) practically invisible - just flitting around behind the scenes and making sure everything was working.
We would recommend her to anyone.