Oakleaf is an event planning & management service based in Yorkshire. We provide meticulously planned celebrations in a friendly & approachable manner.
Products and Services
Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Just wanted to say a HUGE big thank you!
Richard & Sarah
A happy couple
So sorry this has taken us so long to leave for you.....but just wanted to say a HUGE big thank you for all your help and advice...
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Fred & Alice
A happy couple
Words cannot express how thankful we are that you were involved in our wedding - how lucky we were!
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So what's the story?
I am Becky (Bex) Ioanna, a former Primary School Teacher who wanted to apply my organisation and creative skills in another arena. After eagerly planning my own wedding surrounding by woodland and the leaf featuring heavily in my styling and a desire for a career change - Oakleaf started in my mind!
After gaining valuable experience as the wedding co-ordinator at one of West Yorkshire’s most esteemed and characterful wedding venues I decided to start my own planning business and help more people realise their event aspirations. I am always astounded at how different two weddings can be, each couple have personalities that make it their own and I NEVER, EVER tire of seeing a bride in her wedding dress for the first time! My aim is to make your wedding day unforgettable in every single way and run smoothly from start to finish so you can do what you are supposed to do - just relax, enjoy and be married!
When i’m not helping to create memorable events, i’m far less glamorously walking my dog Barney in wellies with my husband Dom (he’s Italian, so its his fault my surname is less than ordinary!)
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Bex
We are planning with personality! I can help you with a consultation to give you hints and tips to start you on your wedding planning journey or I can co-ordinate your full event from start to finish! From venue and supplier search, to on the day co-ordination to full wedding planning, get in touch to see how we can help :)
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
# Of People In Team
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (3)
Wedding Ideas, Issue 161
Your Yorkshire Wedding, NOV/DEC 2016
Vows and Venues, North West
Location & Contact Details
28 The Gateways, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12 8DG, England
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Without being indulgent - it has to be my own! Your wedding is always the most memorable day of your life. I hope to help you create that feeling for your special day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Luxe, rustic, stylish, contemporary, on-trend.
What about your business are you most proud of?
The feedback I receive from couples - I love to hear how happy they are that they put their trust in me for the most important day of their lives.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always remember, its YOUR wedding, your special day - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Each place name was a photo of the guest with either the Bride, Groom or both. Very personal!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I first speak with clients establishing exactly what they are looking for in a wedding planner. Then I recommend the services I can offer them that will benefit their requirements. The process is different each time as each wedding and couple are unique! However, the service is always the same, meticulous, well planned and high quality - with personality!
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
I have always 'gone' with any couple's ideas - weddings are getting pretty wacky! Unusual doesn't seem so anymore!!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Hiring Oakleaf for your wedding does exactly that - makes it stress free! Its important to get to know couples really well so they trust you to take control and allow them to enjoy the day and the planning process completely.
What do you love most about your job?
That I get to meet new people all the time, I'm super sociable and its great to meet people as clients and consider them friends by the end!
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
My favourite moment is watching the bride and groom near the end of the night. They've usually done all the 'usual' parts of a wedding and are just enjoying being married - even on a dance floor of 100 people, its like no-one else exists but them.