Beautiful Scenery | Country Houses
Historic Locations | Tourist Attractions
Our England studio proudly serves weddings across the South East, including but not limited to Surrey, the Cotswolds, London, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Charm, elegance and luxury wait for you amongst rolling green hills and centuries-old country houses, ideal for your special day.
Whether you are looking for a multi-day destination wedding, marquee at your family home or elopement, we would be honored to have you as a Willow & Oak couple. Although every journey looks different, what remains the same is our desire to get to know you and build a wedding that is uniquely you. We want to dive deep into your cherished childhood memories, favorite anecdotes and bring to life the vision you have in mind.
Marrying in the UK is not only picturesque, but it also comes with many practical advantages for you and your guests. Being a relatively small country means that you are never too far from a major airport and most places are very accessible by train. Destination weddings can often be accompanied by afternoon tea, visits to Royal palaces, plays in the West End (our favorites are Hamilton and Matilda) and stays at some of the best hotels in the world.
Sit back and enjoy spending time with your nearest and dearest while we handle everything from timelines to flower installs. When it is arguably the biggest day of your life, you deserve to be a guest through it all. Maybe you've been working on your Pinterest board for years now or maybe you have no clue where to start. Either way, we really cannot wait to connect with you.
In the meantime, we invite you to read more about our studio or the services we offer in the UK below...
Alexis' favourite places in England
Cotswolds | South East | London | Dorset
I'm Alexis - Willow & Oak's lead wedding planner in the UK. I'm an American from the Deep South who moved to England a few years ago and I'm loving every minute of being here! Traveling around Europe, watercolor painting, historical novels and dogs (ANY dogs!) are the things I couldn't do without. It was on a European trip to Italy that I met my best friend and Willow & Oak's creative director Haley, and Ben, who is now my husband and Willow & Oak's marketing director. As you can see, it was a truly life-changing trip!
I first became interested in events while working at non-profit in the US, before moving to a wedding dress boutique, a wedding planner and finally a venue in England, building my experience working on hundreds of weddings before branching out on my own and, alongside Haley and Ben, starting Willow & Oak. I truly love designing and coordinating weddings and hearing your stories.
While I can often be found in the English countryside or browsing the shops on the Kings Road and am quite partial to a cuppa of Earl Grey or a flat white, my best ideas are crafted through travel. Between trips to Africa, Europe and America I find myself looking for influence from interiors and the raw authenticity foreign cultures bring to everyday life. Whether you are looking for someone to plan your special day or you just want to connect, I would love to hear from you!