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Our Story

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Our Story 2018-12-10T17:06:01+00:00

OUR MISSION

Here at Not Your Average I Do we’re on a mission to inspire brides and grooms to create a wedding day that’s as unique as they are.

Enough of the samey chair-backs and candelabras!

Who wants to settle for an average wedding?

We can style your wedding, hire you cool props and lighting or simply be an extra pair of hands on the day.

BEST VENUE STYLIST IN THE UK

We are SO proud to have been named BEST VENUE STYLISTS in the UK at the Wedding Industry awards AND by The Wedding Awards UK.

We scooped BEST VENUE STYLISTS for London and the South East at the Wedding Industry Awards THREE years running.

And now we’ve won BEST VENUE STYLISTS – UK in the Lux Life Global Wedding Awards.

Thank you to all our couples who voted for us and of course the expert judging panels who chose us as their winner.

VOTE FOR US!

Were absolutely delighted to have been nominated for these upcoming awards, if you’d like to vote for us please click on the relevant links. Thanks so much x

OUR FOUNDER – KELLY KEARLEY

“My background is in corporate events but when I tied the knot seven years ago I realised that the wedding industry was crying out for a creative, fun, unique yet affordable service. I was shocked at how many brides just chose, bought or accepted things because they were for a wedding.” 

Not Your Average I Do is the brainchild of Kelly Kearley who, after 10 years in the corporate events industry, decided to turn her knowledge and expertise to the world of weddings. When Kelly tied the knot 7 years ago, she knew exactly what she wanted and sourced everything she could without a wedding ‘stamp’ on it.

Six years ago Kelly left her city lifestyle behind to start a family. After her second child was born, Kelly decided to form ‘Not Your Average I Do’ using all of her experience and creative flair from the city and throwing it back at the wedding industry.

wedding logistics

Chris

Logistics and Operations Manager
Being the only guy, Chris has to keep the other team members in check! Chris is the backbone of the NYA team, making sure everything is delivered, set up on time and rigged correctly. He is also the first on call for the midnight de-rigs! With his background in building and exhibitions nothing is missed. Everyone calls him Dad!
Elena Richmond, Not Your Average Office Manager

Elena

Office & Event Manager

With over 20 years’ experience as a Personal Assistant and Office Manager Elena is a born organiser and perfectionist.  She has organised many events over the years and there is nothing she enjoys more than making people happy; to watch all her hard work pay off and see everyone enjoy themselves.

Head Stylist

Jane

Style Co-Ordinator
Jane’s middle name is perfection! Every detail is thought about and nothing goes unnoticed. Onsite she is superwoman and behind the scenes she is the backbone to our operation, making sure all of our props are in order and in tip top condition. We couldn’t live without Jane!

Olivia

Social Media and Marketing Executive

Olivia has a passion for events and uses her natural creativity to plan, organise and style stunning weddings and events. She loves to capture the team at work, posting on social media to inspire couples and keep followers up to date with latest wedding must haves and trends.

Laura

Head Stylist
Laura loves helping bring the magic to life.  Her theatrical and forensic background ensure she has a keen eye for detail and the ability to keep calm under pressure. The show must go on!

Sarah

Marketing Manager
Sarah loves telling the world about everything the NYA team get up to. She’s the first one on FB and is always snapping pics of the team at work.