About With Akilah & Co
Intimate Wedding and Elopement Planner in London
Our favourite words that we hear from you:
"We couldn't have done this without you"
I'm Akilah and I am a Wedding Planner in Croydon xo
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.
After years working in the busy and fast life of sales & administration. Imagine, before leaping into the world of modern and classic 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.
I was the typical have to plan a party for all of your birthdays!
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 was we kept being told... "that's not what happens in a normal wedding"
And both of us wanted a modern, city elopement wedding day but with over 200 guests to party with later.
So now, With Akilah & Co love working with our London recommended suppliers and sharing our extensive City knowledge with couples from around the World that want to get married in the City of London. Our favourite part is when we work 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?".
So, we are putting the perfect package together for you, bringing the best parts of a modern city elopement with the party of the century for you all in London.
Thank us later xo
GET TO KNOW US MORE
As your London wedding planners we want you to be stress-free & have fun too.
It is important to us that you (our future and present couples) are living your best life through all the wedding planning and on the day. 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 help adventurous couples, save time and money, to plan their modern intimate or elopement wedding in London.
Everyone who is part of the team, are highly experienced wedding planners each with a different skill that we use in all of our wedding days.
We work from home, mainly across London and the Home Counties. We love a wedding in the City. We love finding the hidden gems, in East Central, Croydon Town and South London's finest spots.
For our wedding affordable coordination services, you can find us raving about our weddings in Brighton, Hertfordshire, Kent & Surrey but our team will go anywhere for our favourite couples!
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. Just as long as you are hoping to make a difference, be individual or add something quirky 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 adventourous elopement package for you, including a celebrant, photographer, videographer and epic elopement afterparty for you for one inclusive fee. Pop us a quick hello and we will get started.
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.
MOST COMMON WORDS USED BY OUR COUPLES ABOUT US ON THEIR DAY:
A professional, calm, fun, relaxed, cool, passionate, expert, approachable & amazing value wedding planner.
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