that black & white cat
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Multi award winning independent bespoke wedding planner, designer and stylist based in the East Midlands. No ordinary wedding planner. Creative, distinctive and original. Trained with the UKAWP.
Pricing & Costs
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Products and Services
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
‘that black & white cat’ creates distinctive, original and creative weddings. We recognise that everyone is different and we live and breathe that ethos. We offer a highly bespoke and personalised service at your fingertips, when and where you need it. This award winning team will get to know you both to ensure that your day is a unique expression of your relationship and time together. We’ll work alongside you to bring your ideas to life (creative is our middle name!) whilst taking the load off your shoulders and making sure that everything goes to plan – right down to the very last detail. All our services are bespoke recognising that one size does not fit all – we offer varying levels of support to match your requirements. We are based in the East Midlands and will travel further afield. Voted best English Wedding Planner by the English Wedding Awards in 2017 following our regional win the year before. We've also won best regional Wedding Planner for the East Midlands two years in a row at the Wedding Awards. We have trained with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP). So why not contact us for your free consultation and let us start creating your awesome wedding day. Linzi x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rachel and Giles
Married in October 2016
Giles and Rachel's venue sourcing
Linzi helped us with our venue search around the lichfield/derby area. She came up with some real gems which we would never have found ourselves. We found her a pleasure ...
Donna and Mark
Married in May 2016
Donna and Mark's wedding
Thank you Linzi for all your help on our wedding day, you were so friendly and professional from first contact until the day itself that I felt fully relaxed knowing you ...
The Out of This World Wedding Fair
13th January 2019
Wedding Fair at the UK's quirkiest wedding venue - the National Space Centre, Leicester. Come check out awesome suppliers and view the UK's largest planetarium.
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (1)
Trained with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP)
Industry Awards (3)
Best English Wedding Planner - The English Wedding Awards 2017
Best East Midlands Wedding Planner - The English Wedding Awards 2016,2017 & 2018
The Wedding Awards 2017 & 2018 - Regional winner for wedding planning
Preferred Supplier List
What is your most memorable wedding?
Donna and Marks wedding last year. There were so many suppliers involved including Birds of Prey, Archery, Bouncy Castle, Irish Band, Ice Cream Trike, DJ and Maypole. The wedding party had the best time ever - it so expressed the bride and groom it was truly a day to remember!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, original, distinctive, unique and fun.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Not being afraid to be different and push boundaries.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always be yourself. Never lose sight of the fact that it is your wedding. Don't compromise too much otherwise you could lose the essence of your day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
It all starts with a free, no obligation consultation where i get to understand what you are looking for in your wedding. This consultation also gives us chance to get to know one another - its important we can work together from day one. I'll then send you a detailed proposal for my services which you can peruse at your leisure. All our services are bespoke so they are matched to what you need. Once I'm on board, we'll start talking the detail of all aspects of your wedding including venue and style. You'll receive a detailed step by step plan which we'll use throughout the process to make sure we stay on track. I'll source reliable and trustworthy suppliers for you which match your requirements. I'll also be there on the day to ensure everything is delivered perfectly.
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
Being super organised. I have checklists and spreadsheets for nearly everything. I swear by a detailed wedding day timetable and I also double check everything in the last 2 weeks up to the wedding to make sure that everything is in hand.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing my couple having one of the best days of their lives makes all the hard work worthwhile.
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
The first look is always special. Seeing the moment my couple realise they are looking stunning, handsome, gorgeous and just truly awesome. Its something which you have to make sure is captured on camera.