Black Sheep Events – Wedding Design & Planning

by Michelle

Black Sheep Events is a bespoke wedding design and planning service, headed up by Charlotte and Katie. Working across Kent and beyond, they create no rule book weddings. Instead, they will work closely with you to put together the most unique and authentic celebration.

The focus will be on having the wedding you want rather than the wedding you feel you should have. From full venue and supplier sourcing at the start of your wedding planning journey, to on the day support, Black Sheep Events have a number of tailored packages designed to take the stress out of the planning and practicalities of your day leaving you free to enjoy every moment.

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With a whole host of trusted suppliers to call upon and many years wedding planning experience behind them, Black Sheep Events really do have their finger on the pulse when it comes to creating your dream day. Over to Charlotte and Katie now to tell us so much more about their business.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business

We’re Katie and Charlotte – the dream team behind Black Sheep Events, producing weddings throughout Kent and beyond in unusual and quirky locations.

With backgrounds in event management, wedding coordinating and hospitality spanning the last 15 years, we decided to join forces and tear up the wedding rule book! We want every wedding to perfectly reflect the bride and groom so we spend time really getting to know them and their individual quirky ways.

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Black Sheep Events was founded for couples looking for a more unconventional big day, helping them create something truly magical from a blank canvas. Whether it be in the grounds of an old ruin, an open field, a barn or their garden, we can transform any location seamlessly.

We love a challenge so nothing is too much and absolutely anything is possible. And because weddings are fun, we make sure the whole experience from day one is stress-free for all our brides and grooms so all they need to think about is relaxing and enjoying the day from the moment they wake up.

What motivated you to start your business?

We could both see the need for a change and the desire for less traditional weddings and events growing so within no time our eye for design, meticulous planning and endless stream of enquiries, it was a no brainer to make some changes! Who says you have to have a quintessentially English wedding if you don’t want to?!

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Both with a fierce can-do attitude and passion for pushing the boundaries of creativity, we clicked straight away. With an ever expanding not-so-little black book of suppliers, we encourage all our couples to be as imaginative as they want to be.

Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business

Every day is so different! One day we’re on the road visiting brand new venues across Kent, the next we’re in a top London restaurant with a bride discussing how we can pack as many flowers into a marquee as possible.

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Spending time hunting down the best, most bespoke services and building relationships with new suppliers every day, we have the garden of England at our fingertips for the most creative weddings. Amongst all of this, our moving office from cafe to restaurant, our local pub and back again keeps us on our toes! Who says you have to stay in your home office!

If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?

With so much to think about in organising the big day, having a little extra wedding planning support goes a really long way to ensuring you have your dream wedding that runs seamlessly so you can kick back and get your dancing shoes on! With a positive attitude from the beginning, we try to eliminate any anxiety or worry from the whole experience.

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Our tailored planning service combines meticulous attention to detail with creative finesse to deliver flawless events. Always happy to brainstorm innovative and off the wall ideas, we’re totally flexible and love to explore exciting new spaces with couples.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

We treat each couple individually and really get to know them to encompass their personalities and engage them with their creative ideas.

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Knowing if your planner is the right fit for you is simply down to getting to know each other and building a relationship. Check out their photos, ask lots of questions and read up on their past events. Once you can trust them, go for it!

What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?

Where to begin! Sourcing fluffy white rabbits and a well behaved horse for the end of the aisle was certainly one of our top moments… not to mention the sack barrow race and garden games we’re looking forward to this summer.

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The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more

Absolutely! We also organise birthdays, anniversaries, product launches, outdoor pop-ups amongst getting involved in festivals. With such a variety of suppliers we work closely with, any requirement is made possible.

What have you got planned for the next 12 months?

We’ve got lots of weddings coming up this summer with some pop-up events in the mix and some big plans over Christmas. We’re on the buzzer with social media so you’ll have to keep an eye out!

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And finally, what or who inspires you and why?

What really inspires us are the couples we speak to. Many of our clients become and remain firm friends who we’re grateful to work so closely with for such a memorable day. We’re driven and ambitious, with new challenges round every corner, our quirky and creative brides keeps the inspiration growing.

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All images courtesy of Black Sheep Events

Additional image credit: Images 3, 5, 9 &10 Hire Love

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