Oakleaf is a weddings & event planning and management service based in Yorkshire. We provide meticulously planned celebrations in a friendly and approachable manner.
At Oakleaf we can provide assistance ranging from a helpful consultation to guide you in the right direction for ‘going it alone’ to full ‘hand’s off’ wedding co-ordination and everything in-between.
Do you have another special event coming up? We love a celebration in any form! From Baby Shower to Birthdays, Engagements to Anniversaries and everything in between! Get in touch for our bespoke event services.
Are you a venue that needs a professional planner to help to oversee various elements of events or weddings on your behalf? We can even organise your wedding fair! Ask about our venue outsourcing.
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 surrounded 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 it’s his fault my surname is less than ordinary!)
Words cannot express how thankful we are that you were involved in our wedding – how lucky we were!
After our first meeting, we both felt instantly relieved, like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders – one that we didn’t even know had been there!
You were brilliantly organised, thought about the little details we hadn’t considered and fought our corner for us on a couple of issues. This took so much of the stress away and meant we were confident that the day would run smoothly with you in charge.
We were right! You helped make the day perfect. Thank you for all your hard work and for being on top of timings, drinks and all the little tasks that needed doing.
You are incredibly good at what you do and future couples are so lucky to have your help!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Alice & Fred Higson-Brown
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 and time in helping to make our Wedding Day at the Chilli Barn such a wonderful day. 🙂 🙂
We had such a lovely relaxed and special day, and all of you contributed to making that possible. Thank you for helping us to plan everything and making sure the day itself went so well.
We appreciate so much how welcomed and relaxed you made our guests feel. Everyone had such a lovely day and we thank you sooooo much for helping it all come together! Hope you can see the pictures on our Facebook page!
Thanks again Bex.
Sarah & Richard xxx
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Thank you for all of your support in planning our special day.
Bex you were fantastic at helping guide myself and Jim to make decisions on the finer details of the wedding which we really appreciated thank you. We couldn’t thank you enough for the effort you put into changing the rooms around on the day.
Mr & Mrs Catt
Thanks so much, you made the entire process stress free and the evening do was lovely!
It was lovely! Thanks so much!
Mr & Mrs Mileham
I just wanted to reach out and express my thanks in all your efforts and support in making last Saturday a success. The venue was just perfect along with your welcoming hospitality.
We had such a lovely day thank you so much for helping us plan it at a beautiful venue!
It was great to have you as a point of contact throughout the planning process and to give advice.
Helen and Connor
I love Bex – without her our wedding would not have been the success it was. From our first meeting I knew I could relax (well, as much as brides can relax) She is the go to lady for all things wedding, and helped to transform all of the ideas in our heads into a wedding day. I must have sent her a zillion emails and never once did I feel that I was being a nuisance. She always replied really quickly and with the same cheery tone.
We had to make some pretty major changes very last minute due to the weather (rain, rain and more rain). Bex gave great advice, stopped me having a bridal wobble about it all and sorted everything.
On the day she was the first face I saw when we drove up to the venue and I immediately felt calmer. The day ran to perfection – we could just enjoy our time with friends and family whilst everything was organised in the background.
In Bex I didn’t just get a wedding planner – she was the unofficial bridesmaid who had my back from start to finish. I can’t thank you enough for being part of our day…we had a blast xx