Kate's Handmade Weddings

Hello! If you’re planning to get married in the Lake District, anywhere else in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Lancashire or Northumberland, then I’m here to help make your big day really special.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Marquee Wedding Specialist
Last-Minute Orders
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Full-Service Planning
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
My aim is very simple. Every wedding is individual, and unique, and I will always treat it as such. I decided on the name Kate’s Handmade Weddings not just because I can handmake all sorts of things for your wedding, but because each wedding is tailor made to your requirements. It might just be helping you get started, maybe coming up with a theme, managing your budget, or picking up the reins when your work pressures and the stress levels get too much. I am here to help, even if you thought you would never be the kind of person who needed a wedding planner!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Lynsey and Rob
Married in July 2015
June 2016
Thanks for the small additions that go a long way
Wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work and support in the lead up and on our wedding day. It was an absolute pleasure having you there to support us. Thank you for all the small additions that go a long way…pot plants, knowing everyones names, making cups of tea and for generally being so lovely and caring to everyone.
Location & Contact Details


Newton, Lancashire, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Town

Kirkby Lonsdale

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J35

Nearest Train Station

Oxenholme The Lake District

Nearest Airport


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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Can do, friendly, pragmatic, creative, and useful!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't turn into a bridezilla. Be prepared to ask for help and let others take some of the strain.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Every wedding is different and I love working with the bride to make it special. I recently made a load of shortbread biscuits, and put them with Yorkshire tea bags and individual pots of home-made marmalade into little favour bags for a bride getting married in Cape Town. It was a little touch of home for her before she started her new life in South Africa.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I always chat with a couple before they commission me to plan their wedding to make sure there is a good fit. Wedding planning is all about trust and it's important to establish that. My job is to deliver the best day possible so that means working with the couple to find out what there vision is, then make that happen. It could be a simple venue search or a full wedding planning service or anything in between. What's important for me is that the couple know they can ask for my advice and help, and no problem is too big or too small.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Lots of communication, planning and detailed notes!

What do you love most about your job?

Seeing the look on everyone's faces when the big day happens. It's a very special thing to be part of.