About Akilah xo
I became addicted to wedding planning!
Before leaping into the world of romantic and classic weddings and celebrations, I spent time working in the corporate world of selling properties and administration. From 2014 I enjoyed working all types of customer-facing roles. It seriously was “no two days were the same”.
Then I realised, I was really good at helping others achieve their goals in any format: purchasing their dream home, filling out legal paperwork, bespoking the process for each client I came across. It really felt like I was in the right career!
If you have the blessing to meet my husband Michael, he will tell you all about it.
He requested we wait Three months before we started planning! Well, I waited Three days once we got off the flight home.
We loved planning every bit of our wedding from:
Budget planning to timeline hiccups!
We indulged in all things Wedmin!
We met with a load of stylists & co-ordinators and as amazing and passionate as each individual was, really all we needed was a tag-in planner (link to services/blog).
Someone who was happy for the us to lead in decisions and our vision, but ask for help when we needed it....
Events with Akilah was envisioned in 2017 out of a passion for DIY-ing.
The rest is history... (or I can tell you more when we meet over some virtual hot cuppa!
I was meant to be a professional dancer. I stepped aside to follow money, not passion. Ouch! Dance will always be my first love, so I try to lead community dance lessons, voluntarily because I love it!
That is why I offer free dance lessons to my clients who book full wedding planning services with me.
So, if you need a memorable entrance to strut your stuff or want to surprise your party with a surprise flashmob - then you know what to do:
Book in a time for some virtual hot cuppa.
I am a rule-breaker!
I love tradition, but I love being different!
I will never do something I do not feel comfortable doing!
So, you can count on me when you need transparency, creativity and hard work!