The Whitewed Directory is the brainchild of Natalie Lovett of Love to Plan Ltd, a highly qualified and experienced Wedding Planner and Wedding Event Organiser based in Wiltshire.
“As a Wedding Planner, I know how to assess wedding suppliers on behalf of my clients, making sure that they offer value for money and that their services meet my clients' expectations.
I always vet suppliers before presenting them to the bride and groom and I strongly believe in only selecting those who are honest, professional and who promote great value for money and excellent service.
The Whitewed Directory is a natural extension of my supplier vetting and selection skills, and it has become an award-winning, proven platform that gives quality wedding suppliers access to engaged couples, an opportunity to develop and grow, and be part of an enviable community...and it gives engaged couples a gorgeous resource and wedding planning tool, and reassurance in their planning journey - what's not to love?!”
Whitewed is THE ultimate wedding directory of approved wedding suppliers in and around the South West. Every company we recommend has been vetted, approved and accredited, with each agreeing to abide by our Code of Practice. We KNOW that they'll deliver their products and services to meet and exceed your expectations. They care about your big day as much as you do.
They're all honest, trustworthy and committed, and with that comes credibility – which in turn is what Whitewed is all about.
Weddings are emotional – and expensive! It's vital that you book only the most reliable and professional businesses. My team and I are always looking for ways to make your wedding planning journey enjoyable and as stress-free as possible, and we hope that our award-winning wedding directory gives you the confidence and peace of mind that you need when making your booking selections.
Team Whitewed L-R: Lindsey, Jo, Natalie, Alex, Jo
The Whitewed Directory Awards: Business of the Year 2017 Winner: Elizabeth Donovan Photography
The judges were impressed with Elizabeth’s story of how she came into business and learned her trade, taking on challenges and gaining great feedback from clients.
Says Elizabeth: "I am absolutely over the moon that I won Business of the Year. It has always been of the utmost importance to do the best for my brides and grooms, and to have this recognised and praised by industry professionals makes running my own business all the more rewarding.
The Whitewed Directory is no ordinary information website just for brides and grooms. As a member I have always felt that the suppliers mean as much to the directory as the couples that use its service. The Whitewed team are approachable and willing offer advice, they also go to huge lengths to making everyone feel welcome and that they are part of a team. As a member I am a surrounded by a like-minded community that I really wouldn't want to be without.”
The Whitewed Directory Awards: Start-Up Business of the Year 2017: Georgia Yates Weddings
The judges were impressed with Georgia’s enthusiasm and dedication to build a business alongside a full-time job and overcoming the common fear of setting up a business.
Says Georgia-Mae: “I wasn't going to apply as I didn't think I would even be shortlisted, but I thought it was worth a go anyway! So if you're not sure whether to apply, I definitely would. Winning has been such a boost to my confidence and has given my business a great push too! The award sits in my office and every time I look at it, it reminds me of all of the hard work that I have put in. I was up against such strong competition so even to be shortlisted was a big confidence boost and great recognition for me.
I love being a part of the Whitewed Directory, as not only do you get lots of opportunities and amazing events, but you also get the support from other great suppliers and the Whitewed team. The team that is behind Whitewed are always so wonderful and helpful. Any questions or problems, you can ask them and they will always help and give the best advice! The network of suppliers that are on Whitewed are all so friendly, whether you're at a wedding fayre or you just need a little advice.”
The Whitewed Directory Awards: Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2017: Venues Covered
The judges were impressed with the resilience of Stephanie and the commitment to her business and clients despite going through such a tragic time in her life.
Says Stephanie: "I really couldn't believe that we had won at the awards, I was completely speechless when my name was called out for 'Most Inspirational Business Person'...it was a truly overwhelming experience. The award means so much to us as a couple, as you worry what others think when you're a survivor of child loss, but to have the recognition that we survived and that people care was amazing. It has also brought a lot of recognition for Venues Covered - it shows our dedication to our business, our clients and giving the best customer service possible, even when the unthinkable happens. This is something so incredibly important to our clients and to venues alike, as it really shows that we will go above and beyond for them. We have also had great press coverage, for both ourselves and for the charities we support, and met lots of other strong business people who have inspired us to move forward with plans for our business, drawing on their strengths as well as sharing our story with them.
We really cannot thank Natalie and her team, and the judges Sara, Nicky and Adam, enough both for the opportunity to take part and for believing us worthy of the award. We cannot wait to see who is nominated next year, and how far the awards propel their business."
We're delighted to announce that The Whitewed Directory, has been shortlisted for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year award! We beat off tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with a record number of businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.
Natalie Lovett, director of The Whitewed Directory, said “I’m absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the second year running. We’ve had a fantastic year so far, with the launch of our new (and award winning) website, our recent expansion across the M4 corridor, and the launch of 2018 The Whitewed Directory Awards, following the huge success of its debut last year.”
I can honestly say that it was one of my wisest business moves to join the wonderful Whitewed team. Natalie works very hard at her business to make sure that our businesses are a success.
In the short time I have been part of the Whitewed family my business has gone from strength to strength. The wedding shows are organised so well ensuring a variety of brides and venues. Fantastic work Natalie and your lovely team. Thank you.
Being part of the Whitewed team has really boosted my Photographic business. Natalie has worked hard to quickly built the Directory into a well respected directory of professional suppliers and a first stop for those planning their Wedding Day.
Being a part of the Whitewed Directory is absolutely fantastic. Not only are there some fantastic suppliers here but some great friends too.The Whitewed Directory has helped me out with my business so much, and I am so glad to be a part of it.
There are lots of wedding directories out there so I was sceptical about joining another but I am so glad I did. The Whitewed Directory is the only one that cares enough about couples to vet their members. I feel really reassured when I work at a wedding with Whitewed suppliers as I know that the day will run smoothly. It has been great to get to know my colleagues as friends at the sociable networking events and I know I can trust them to do a great job too. Thanks Natalie.
An absolute must for any local bride! With their genuine passion, expert knowledge and access to the creme de la creme of local wedding suppliers, Natalie and her lovely team at Whitewed are amazing! I would highly recommend the website and their fab shows for inspiration.
The Whitewed Directory is no ordinary information website just for brides and grooms. As a member I have always felt that the suppliers mean as much to the directory as the couples that use its service. The Whitewed team are approachable and willing offer advice, they also go to huge lengths to making everyone feel welcome and that they are part of a team. As a member I am a surrounded by a like-minded community that I really wouldn't want to be without.