Lian Stevenson

event planner, wedding planner

Bringing your events to life

Welcome to Ebony and Ivory Wedding and Events where your occasion is taken care of.

Whether you are looking to host an event or plan your dream wedding, I’m here to take care of the details and help bring your ideas to life.

Whatever you want from your planner, I offer a service to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a simple consultation, help with setting a schedule or budget, venue/supplier search, on the day management or the full end to end planning service, I will be there every step of the way to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Planning the best event or wedding doesn’t mean spending lots of money and I cater for budgets and events of all sizes. Offering a professional yet personal and friendly service, I believe in providing complete visibility of the work I do with no hidden costs. We will work together to get your perfect event within your budget.

I look after weddings and events in the Yorkshire area so I'm never too far away and always on hand to give you the help and support you need.

Qualified as an IEWP (International Event and Wedding Professional), I have a background in project management spanning 10 years. With a BA (Hons) degree in European Business with French and an agency career in design and marketing, I have a creative eye as well as a meticulous eye for detail. Organised and experienced in managing projects, looking after budgets and working to deadlines, your event will be in safe hands.

My passion for event planning was really ignited when I came to planning my own wedding. Searching for venues, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers, finding outfits, hand making stationary and seating plans - I loved every step of the way compared to friends who found the whole process stressful and hard work!

It’s my job to take away the stresses of planning your event so you can relax and simply enjoy it.

However involved you need me to be, I work and communicate closely with all my clients and strongly believe in working together.

Services

WEDDING PLANNING
Your wedding should reflect you as a couple. It’s your day not mine so I’ll be as involved as you need me to be. Some couples have a clear idea from the start and just need help in executing those ideas and some couples have no idea needing help with every aspect of their planning. Whatever you are looking for in a planner, I offer a range of services to suit your requirements.


Consultation
This service is ideal for couples who are looking to do most of the planning themselves but need some support to help with certain areas such as budget management, keeping things on track and supplier advice to name a few. We can get together as and when you need to and discuss your wedding plans, deal with any immediate actions and ensure everything is moving along as it needs to be.

Venue/Supplier Search
You may have a vision of what your wedding day is going to look like but don’t know where to start with sourcing everything to achieve it. I can take the leg work out of this daunting task and help you find your dream venue as well other suppliers such as caterers, photographers, florists, cake makers, cars, entertainers, musicians and whatever else you may want, all within your budget. Any industry discounts given to me are passed directly onto you so you can enjoy the benefits yourselves.

Guest Management
Deciding on your guest list can be stressful and agreeing on who sits with who at the wedding breakfast can be an even more overwhelming task. Despite giving an RSVP date on your invitations, not everyone will respond accordingly and the last thing you need to add to your 'to do' list is to chase up your friends and family for a reply. So why not let me do the chasing around? Once your invitations have gone out I can manage the guest responses, menu choices, dietary requirements as well as work with you on a seating plan for the big day.

The Home Stretch
In the last few weeks before your wedding, you should be able to relax and enjoy the run up. You’ve worked hard to plan your dream wedding and everything is just about in place but there are few last minute, outstanding details that need to be sorted. I can take the mantle at this stage and let you make the most of the run up to your wedding. Whether it’s liaising with caterers, chasing guest replies, working with your venue, creating centerpieces or creating your seating plan, I am here to help. I will also be with you on the day of your wedding to ensure that everything runs smoothly and all of your planning is realised.

On The Day Coordination
You’ve spent months planning your wedding ensuring every detail has been taken care of so on your big day your job is done and all you need to worry about is enjoying it with your friends and family. That's where I step in. We will have a consultation the week running up to your wedding so you can brief me on the plan for the day and on the day itself I will ensure that everything runs as you’ve planned it, that everything runs to time, that everyone needs to be where they need to be, deal with any suppliers, answer any questions the venue or guests may have and deal with any unforeseen situations – all of which you don’t need to be aware of!

Full Planning Coordination
This is the full planning service and I will be with you every step of way through to your wedding day. Some couples lead such busy lives that finding time to plan a wedding can be difficult. Other couples don’t really know where to start with planning a wedding or the steps needed to get to the wedding day. From budget management, venue and supplier searches and liaison, creative input, guest management, honeymoon planning and dress fittings, whatever your needs are, I am here help with all aspects. On the wedding day I’ll make sure everything runs as planned working with your venue, suppliers and guests to make your day the dream you wanted it to be.

EVENT PLANNING
Whether you’re looking to organise a staff party, charity event, conference, training course or treat your clients to a celebration, I can help. Running a business is hard work and you don’t need to add to your workload so let me take the stress out of organising your event.

Whatever size your event, I’ll see it through from taking the brief to the event itself and any post event management that may be needed. I’ll look after every detail and ensure it’s all within your budget.

You’ll receive regular updates and have sign off on key aspects such as venue selection, menus, decor/themes, stationery and speakers/entertainers. You will have complete visibility of the work I carry out.

My event planning services include:

Venue/supplier search
Creative input/support
Guest management
On the day coordination
Post event management

FEES

Every event is different and whatever service you choose, my hourly rate ensures that you always know where you stand with your budget. There are no hidden costs and you will have complete visibility of the work that I carry out.

For more information and for help in planning your event, contact me at lian@ebonyandivoryevents.com or give me a call on 07734 945485.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

I knew the kind of theme and look that I wanted for my wedding but had no idea where to start with creating it. Lian had her eye on every detail and with her creative background, she was able to make some great suggestions on how we could achieve what we wanted and keep my costs down. We felt completely in safe hands and when it came to the day itself we were able to relax and enjoy the day without any worries.

Victoria, Leeds