Kind Words about Willow & Oak Events

We've had the pleasure of getting to know some of the loveliest couples we could have wished for, and we work with some of the most talented individuals and teams in the wedding industry. Here are a few of the lovely things they've said about us - sometimes you have to show off a bit, right?!

Kind Words

“As if Willow & Oak’s Old-World European aesthetic isn’t enough to make you fall in love with them, they are the sweetest, most talented team. Their romantic style truly reflects their immense passion for traveling the world and the timeless love stories they have the opportunity to tell. Willow & Oak’s design process is filled with intention and meaning, and you can trust that they will put their whole heart into creating a day straight from a dream.” 

Hannah Alyssa

Photographer

"Working with Willow & Oak is a pleasure from start to finish. Alexis and Haley's approach is the perfect combination of relaxed and supportive, allowing the creatives they work with to 'do their thing’, alongside a super professional, carefully thought out planning process and beautiful event story board. It just makes working with them easy, natural and enjoyable and of course, ultimately creates a beautiful result." 

Brigitte - Moss and Stone

Floral Design

"As a cake designer I love the opportunity to collaborate with other industry colleagues. From the very first email and mood board that Alexis sent me I knew I was in good company. Alexis is a kind, passionate, organised and detail oriented event planner. The care and attention to detail is evident in her work and I for one cannot wait to work with Alexis and team again :) If you are planning your wedding, look no further than Willow and Oak Events!"

Pam - Lemon Tree Cakes

Wedding Cake Design

“I had the pleasure of working with Haley from Willow & Oak Events and I was blown away by her! Her attention to detail and logistics is uncomparable. She emphasizes the uniqueness of each couple she works with and makes each experience so much fun! She is easy to get along with and truly a joy to work with. I highly recommend W&OE!” 

Contours and Curls

Wedding Hair and Make-Up

“I reached out to Haley because I heard from other industry friends that she was a rising star in the Charleston wedding world. From the very start, Haley exceeded my expectations in every way. Honestly, I was shocked at her level of preparedness and her eye for design and styling. She put together the most romantic storylines for our shoots and created mood boards of colors and textures. All of it was presented in the most elegant way, with Haley narrating every little detail to me with the care and heart of someone who truly has a passion for her pursuits. It's hard for me to express just how impressed I was with her work, so please feel free to reach out to me so I can brag about her!” 

Brian D Smith

Photographer

"I'm a calligrapher and working with Willow & Oak Events was a wonderful experience. Alexis and Haley are so sweet and on top of their game. I have a specific aesthetic for my brand and so I'm picky about who I work with. They took care of everything and I never felt confused or lost throughout the whole process. Excellent communication and very professional. Highly Recommend!"

Silbia - House of Modern Letters

Calligraphy

'I was delighted to be asked to photograph a wedding editorial for Willow & Oak. Every style detail was curated beautifully and professionally. Knowing that part of the team is based in South Carolina and from experience of dealing with US based vendors, I knew that the wedding table in particular would really excel in both its design and execution, which it absolutely did. The team were a pleasure to work with throughout and came with such thought and dedication to the finest detail, producing a very pleasing end result. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them as my wedding planner, as I would feel safe in the knowledge they would do a fabulous job on every level!"

Sarah Hannam

Photographer

"Through my cake business, I've had the pleasure of working with Alexis and the team at Willow & Oak Events. They provide exceptional event planning and design to create dreamy and romantic weddings. They really care about their couples and go above and beyond to deliver an exemplary service to create weddings that really capture the individuality of the couple and to help make memories that will never be forgotten."

Vaani - Sugar Plum Bakes

Wedding Cake Design

"As a wedding photographer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Alexis and Ben several times in the UK, and I can’t think of planners more warm-hearted and passionate about what they do. They are truly gifted with a wealth of knowledge about the industry throughout the UK, France, Italy, and Europe. They are organized, responsive, detail-oriented, and hospitable—crucial qualities in wedding planners. They are also gifted artists, able to create exquisite designs unique to each couple they work with. Above all, working with Willow & Oak feels like working with family. They are clearly passionate about their work and care deeply about serving others. It’s evident in all they do. So look no further for your destination wedding planners in the UK, France, and beyond. You’ll be well taken care of!"

Kristin Sautter

Photographer

I cannot say enough wonderful things about the team at Willow + Oak Events. I've had the pleasure to work alongside side them on a quite a few occasions and when I say- every single detail is immaculate, that is an understatement. From the very start of the design process, their design proposal is unlike most. The intricacy and attention to detail, the clients, their story, everything is top notch and so aesthetically stunning. I've seen ideas go from concept to reality and it is mind blowing how that much perfection right in front of me. Haley is one of the SWEETEST individuals who is clearly consumed with passion when it comes to what she does. I seriously cannot recommend enough. x

Selena - Vanilla and the Bean

Wedding Cake Design

I absolutely loved working with Willow & Oak on a bridal editorial which went on to be featured on Ruffled and Martha Stewart Weddings. From the incredible concept, to the stunning design and creative execution, Alexis & Ben were a dream to work with. They made it possible for me to focus purely on being creative, taking care of all the logistics and providing me with enough detail to tell our couple's story. I am so glad we met two years ago and I really do hope we can work together again. If you book Willow & Oak to design & plan your wedding, you will be in for a real treat!

Anneli Marinovich

Photographer

“Our wedding day was unbelievably beautiful, stress-free, fun and filled with love. We have Willow & Oak to thank for all of these things. The team is so passionate about their work, they radiate light and love that touched our hearts. They listened to us, respected us, helped us iron out the finer details and sincerely cared about our wedding day. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt more taken care of in any type of business endeavor than when I worked with Willow & Oak as our planners. My husband and I want to relive the experience with Willow & Oak and our wedding day over and over again because it was so amazing. We can’t thank them enough for what they created specifically for us.” 

Rachel

Bride

“Haley and her team were able to make what I expected might be a long and arduous planning process into an exciting and smooth creative project. They listened to what we wanted, refined those items into a coherent plan, and then added dozens of other tiny (yet giant) details that resulted in an amazing day that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life. Haley went above and beyond my expectations to deliver a beautiful suite of thoughtfully-designed and curated elements. She also provided an unprecedented level of personal service and attention. I would not hesitate to recommend this team to anyone seeking bespoke matrimonial planning. They have my eternal thanks and admiration for making our day beyond special, and especially for making my wife very, very happy!” 

Michael

Groom

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Photo credits for this page (top down): Hannah Alyssa, Julie Livingston (Brigitte, Pam, Silvia),  Brian D Smith (Brian, Countours), Sarah HannamAnneli Marinovich (Anneli & Vaani), Kristin Sautter, Jessica Gold Photography (Selena)