Hi, I’m Kate, an experienced and passionate event and wedding stylist.
I have always had a love of style and design, which began when studying for an MA in fashion and technical textiles.
After gaining a first class degree from Nottingham Trent University, I worked in the UK, Europe, USA and China designing clothing and technical sportswear for over 10 years.
What Katy Does began in 2008 (named after the 1872 novel I have always loved) in a small shop in Devon. Filled with local, handmade and ethically sourced items, from this little shop I stocked everything needed to create bespoke events and gifts for my loyal clients who regularly requested a professional event and wedding stylist service.
From small intimate weddings and tea parties to show homes and corporate events, What Katy Does organically grew into an event and wedding styling company.
Now working across Nottingham, Derbyshire, Leicester and Lincolnshire, my passion for elegant, authentic, natural and organic event and wedding styling remains.
Working with an ‘event and wedding stylist’ doesn’t have to be intimidating or costly, I work with my clients to create bespoke and unique style visions. Collaborating together to create a style which is authentic to them.
My ethos: Well-designed events and spaces created with stylish simplicity, design led inspiration coupled with a love of the natural, handmade and elegant.
Inspired by the natural world around me, I use seasonal influences and work with natural materials such as wood, willow and wild flowers, herbs, paper and textiles to create handcrafted and personal items and events for private and corporate clients
I love working with talented, local, ethical suppliers whose creativity and imagination continue to inspire me. I work exclusively with artists, suppliers and collaborators whose work is of the highest quality (and are genuinely lovely people).
Your wedding is personal to you and as unique as the people it’s celebrating, so my starting point is always with you….
I don’t work in rigid ‘packages’ as each wedding I am lucky enough to style is tailored to the happy couple. Instead, I offer a complete wedding styling service, you simply choose how many hours you need me for.
Wedding Styling: How it works....
WEDDING STYLING - CREATIVE DESIGN:
Over a cup (or two) of coffee, I take the time to get to know you, your style and what you want your wedding to be. Completely free of charge and with no obligations, this first catch-up is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other.
With meeting number two comes the really exciting bit… creating your wedding style. Themes, colour palettes, flowers, table linens and all the little details that make your day yours; we work together to create your wedding style.
Using these ideas, I create bespoke design boards to give you a unique and personalised representation of your wedding styling, yours to keep as both an invaluable planning tool and beautiful keepsake.
WEDDING STYLING - SOURCING
Now you know what you want, you need to need where to find it. I can recommend the local artists, suppliers and collaborators I trust within my extended network, or, point you in the direction of some great websites and DIY hacks. Alternatively, I will happily liaise with suppliers on your behalf and oversee the logistics.
WEDDING STYLING - HANDS-ON
Bringing your vision together can be daunting and even the best-laid plans can change. In the run-up to your wedding I am on-hand to offer a consultative eye for any visual aspects of your wedding styling.
Dressing your venue is the culmination of your wedding styling, and often has to be done within a limited time-frame, so I am also available to personally style your venue, ensuring everything is picture perfect (and I get to see the finished product!).
My work is charged by my time, per hour or per day or for larger events or spaces charged per contract. I will always outline the work involved, estimated hours involved and costs before any work commences.
Prices start at £499, please contact for further information.
What Katy Does
Organic event and wedding styling – always personal, always unique.
What Katy Does is an organic event and wedding styling company with a difference.
From a small studio on the Welbeck Estate in the Dukeries, I (Kate Teofilo Sanchez - the Kate behind What Katy Does) take my inspiration from the beautiful countryside around me in one of Britain’s great traditional landed estates.
A love of nature and natural materials influences my styling ethos. Inspired by and using seasonal influences, I create beautiful organic event and wedding styling with natural materials including wood, willow, wild flowers, herbs, paper and textiles to create handcrafted and personal events for private and corporate clients. Take a closer look and find out more about my organic event and wedding styling with a gallery of some of the events I have been lucky enough to style.
Offering a comprehensive event and wedding styling service, I work with my clients to create stylish, design-led events and spaces that are always personal and always unique. From curating ideas, creating bespoke event or wedding styling concepts, handpicking or handmaking items, sourcing suppliers to dressing your venue, I can help as much as you need me. Take a look at my event and wedding styling services pages, to find out more about how I work.
As an experienced stylist, I have spent a large portion of my career working across the UK, Europe, USA and China. What Katy Does evolved into an organic event and wedding styling business over many years and nearly a decade on, my passion for event and wedding styling continues to grow. I believe that working with a stylist doesn’t have to be intimidating or costly. Instead, I work in a friendly and relaxed manner, providing a personal service, creating stylish, bespoke event and wedding styling. You can find out more about me by taking a look at The Kate behind What Katy Does.
'I'd rather wear flowers in my hair, than diamonds around my neck'
I love nature, natural materials (paper, wood, flowers, especially wild flowers, poetry, natural smells) and I love to bring all of these evocative elements into every event or space I design, putting my whole heart and sole into the design and styling, seeing all elements through to the last detail. I love working with local, ethical and generally lovely friendly people, and have worked hard to surround myself with lots of lovely suppliers like this. Everyone I work with puts 100% love, care and attention into the work and is passionate about what they do. I love to bring the natural world around me into the events, creating something beautiful and inspiring.
Get in touch
call or drop me line:
T: 07886 015558 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Katy Does, Pineapple Lodge, The Welbeck Estate, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LL
Or simply use the contact form below, I will endeavour to answer all enquires within 48 hours. But at weekends and busy times, this maybe longer.
I will of course, respond to all enquires.