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Zuza, our founder and lead stylist, walks in between tables at a big, colourful wedding. She wears vintage sunglasses and a kimono over pink blouse and trousers.

Sidey Clark Photo

We are a London-based award-winning wedding and event planning company, serving design-led, bold and free-spirited clients. We provide luxe, cool, one-of-a-kind experiences.

We understand our ideal clients needs and are proud to deliver a bespoke service to those looking for that rockstar glamour, steering away from the cookie-cutter template where one wedding looks and feels like the next.

Over the years we have mastered the art of planning and designing short notice weddings, without the timeline ever affecting the quality. We also work with couples with longer timelines, too.

At Whole Lotta Love Weddings, we proudly stand for love and marriage inclusivity. Love knows no boundaries, and we believe that every individual should have the freedom to celebrate their love and commitment to one another, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, or background.

 

We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment, where all couples can find the resources and services they need to make their dream weddings a reality.

 

We embrace diversity and celebrate the beautiful tapestry of love that makes the world a better place. We are here to help you make your special day a testament to the power of inclusive love and unity.

Meet the Team Supreme

Each of our partners and associates bring something new and fresh to the table and are talented, reliable, knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.

 

We make sure your wedding or event is planned, designed, set up, run, and styled to perfection.

Zuza - a white smiling woman wearing a retro blouse with a long pointed collar and red waistcoat.

Zuza Mcken

Founder

Hi, I’m Zuza, the retro-loving, London-living Croatian behind Whole Lotta Love Weddings. I'm the lead on wedding and event planning and design, and your main point of contact throughout your wedding or event planning journey.

Whole Lotta Love was named after one of the best 70s songs by the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin. Before I founded Whole Lotta Love Weddings, I used to sign off all my emails this way, so the name just felt right. If I could explain what it feels like to work with me by putting it into a song, this would be it.

My background is in advertising, where I worked with some of the best creative teams in the world – dealing with clients, organising shoots, and getting the best people on board to execute the brief.  It is where I cut my teeth on design and styling almost 20 years ago and learned about logistics whilst working on complicated projects with big budgets and tight timelines.

I apply all that I’ve learned to the way I run my business today, which has proven to be invaluable for my clients.

When I’m not working, my life revolves around my family of five, music, books, and being in nature - long forest walks on Wimbledon Common with my beloved Frenchie Ziggy Stardust is my happy place.

5 Things About Me

  • I love the 70s for the music and fashion and am obsessed with mid-century interior design and architecture.

 

  • Music and dancing are massive in our house (ex-raver here!).  And yes, I still go clubbing whenever the Brixton Disco Festival is on.  You will find me on that dance floor till the day I die – feel free to call me Disco Sally! If I had to choose my desert island three, Disco-Funk, Prince and Bowie would be it.

 

  • I cannot fall asleep without reading (even after a heavy night with blurry vision!).  I’m a huge fantasy lover – Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is one of the best books ever.

 

  • I'm an ambivert - extroverted introvert. Or as my husband likes to call it, a complicated woman.

 

  • My dream is to buy a huge old wreck of a house, gut it, and put a modern mid-century stamp on the interior while preserving the original features. 

Carly - A white woman smiles, wearing a nose-ring and a black and white striped t-shirt.

Carly Dryhurst-Smith

Graphic Design & Associate Stylist

Hey, I’m Carly! I'm a graphic designer and founder of With Bells On!

 

I like to use my creativity across styling, décor, and - my main passion - wedding stationery. I love both bold, vibrant colour and dark, celestial aesthetics and I would consider myself a proud ‘elder emo’! I get a lot of joy from finding a balance of pattern, shape, colour, and typography and these are the foundations on which I build and craft all of my work.

 

It’s incredibly important to me to create stationery and styling experiences that are personal and unique to you. I love getting to know couples and capturing meaningful, sentimental details across what we make together. Zuza has a stellar eye for both big impact and tiny elements and we love to work together because we seem to just ‘get’ each other’s vision. It’s all service with a smile over here from us - a genuine one at that!

 

Outside of work, I have a house full in Bristol; My husband Jason and I have three kids under 5 years old. I like to think this trains me up pretty well for being able to juggle multiple priorities. Let me tell you, if you have more children than you have hands, you’ve gotta think fast! 

 

You can check out my stationery work here.

5 Things About Me

 

  • I love nostalgic music from my teens, so the last 3 songs I listened to were Doo Top (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill, Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Crushcrushcrush by Paramore.

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  • I was recently given an old doll's house and I am itching to spend some time renovating it. I plan to colour-block each room!

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  • We lived in Bristol, and I absolutely love the community feel the city brings. It’s full of kind, helpful people who really want to create a collaborative safe space for each other and in my opinion is a wicked place to bring up all these millions of kids I have. 

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    • My perfect day off would include some pampering, drinking at brunch, exploring racks of vintage clothes and live music.

     

    • I really enjoy naming my stationery designs. All my house collection suites are based on lyrics from songs, but I also name all of the bespoke design options too!

    Amy - A brunette woman in her thirties wears a blush pink suit and smiles over her shouler.
    Tanya - A blonde woman in an orange dress sits on a cream leather couch.

    Amy Lord
    Set Design & Associate Stylist

    Tanya Godfrey
    Prop Design & Associate Stylist

    Our Ideal Clients

    Our ideal clients are design-led stylish people who want a touch of luxe but without it being clinical, repeatable or stuffy.  They put the look and vibe at the top of their wedding or event planning list.

    They turn to us to help them with the wedding and event design, find their perfect suppliers, and rely on us every step of their planning journey to nail the design, plan, and take care of the logistics, setup, styling, running of the day, and takedown.

     

    We offer our clients a complimentary online wedding planning tool.  We work with a  platform which allows each couple to build their free wedding website, send out their e-invites, collect RSVPs, dietary and accessibility requirements, use an easy-to-fill-out seating plan, and offer their guests direct accommodation booking at discount prices selected especially by us, all in one place.  

    Our responsibility to our clients is taken seriously, and we extend to them our undivided attention. We work closely with our suppliers to bring all the elements of the day together, making sure everything is done right and nothing has been missed.

    We pride ourselves on being loyal, honest, and reliable to our clients and suppliers alike. Most of all, we ensure that the whole wedding and event planning process feels fun for you, by taking all the stress away.

    Zuza - Vibe sister and the backbone of our wedding!

    This incredible human comes with a rare combo of big picture and small detail. She's special like that.  At the point we decided to go ahead (I'll be honest, it was a no-brainer!), she was quick to nail down our vibe (affectionately now my 'vibe sister' forever more!). And once that was sorted, the supplier hookups rolled in, all of which were so right for us and incidentally all of whom were also just so talented and so glorious - truly the most fantastic wedding dream team ever!

    On the day, Zuza was a total godsend. Truly the backbone of our wedding! We trusted her wholly and completely and she did not let us down! This lady had all logistics in hand - masterminding all the setup and set changes throughout the day, responding to unexpected challenges in her stride, and basically being wholly responsible for our day coming together seamlessly and with perfect composure.

    Jazz and Greg

    A bride and groom grin, surrounded by yellow, blue, orange and pink confetti at a summer garden wedding.

    Jordanna Marston Photo

    Are we the right match?

    Here at Whole Lotta Love Weddings, we believe all our weddings and events should uniquely represent each client we work with.

    Our core values are:

    • Creativity

    • Integrity

    • Reliability

    • Respect

    • Fun (always fun!)

    If we are the perfect match, we will set off to work on your brief immediately, design a mind-blowing mood board, get you the perfect suppliers, and work on those fail-proof logistics. With us on board, you will save time and money, and you will enjoy your day the only way you should - like rockstars!

    Bride and groom on the dance floor surrounded by wedding guests

    Weddings

    Chic, colourful and free-spirited is what Whole Lotta Love Weddings is all about.

    We can bring your creative vision to life, save you time and stress by hooking you up with the perfect wedding suppliers, give you direction and nail the logistics. You can truly relax and enjoy the wedding planning without a worry, just as you should.

    Show-stopping, cool and memorable events are what we do.

     

    From vow renewals, engagement parties, private and corporate events, to pop-up shops, product launches, exhibition stands, showcases, editorial and branding shoots - we are here to help you stand out from the rest.

    pastel coloured wedding table setting

    Events

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