Hello, we’re Katie & Nancy the sister team and wedding planners behind Lily & Sage. As sisters we share a strong bond and a vision that embodies our different personalities, passions and experiences. We each dreamt of day creating our own business that would enable us to channel our diverse skills into something beautiful.
It is so important to be in love with what you do!
Isn't it so hard to know what to do when you're growing up?
One of the lovely facts about our company is that it was a natural process for us both! Our paths in life were leading towards each other to create Lily & Sage.
When I picture my ideal day, I imagine myself waking up next to my husband Tom in our light airy bedroom; the wooden flooring and the big white bed filled with fresh, crisp linens are illuminated by the sunlight shining in through the large sash windows. I’m confident, productive and full of energy and anticipation for another day ahead working alongside by beautiful sister and best friend Nancy.
When I graduated from The University of Leeds in 2010, I moved down to London for work. I absolutely loved the vibrant atmosphere of the city; full of potential, ambition and culture.
I was working in Human Resources for a fantastic digital marketing company with some absolutely lovely people, but I just kept on thinking to myself “Is this my future? Is this where I want to be in ten years time?”
Have you ever felt like that?
Growing up Nancy and I had always been such close sisters. We have always had the same vision for style and the beautiful things in life, and the beautiful things in life, and something just felt right about bringing our experiences together to do something that had a purpose for us and others.
We realised that we absolutely complemented each other as sisters; having our own unique strengths that we could each bring to the table. With my business experience, Nancy’s creative mind and the move and support of our friends and family around us, we felt absolutely certain that we could build a successful business that we loved.
And so, Lily & Sage was born.
After graduating from De Montfort University with a degree in Contour Fashion, I felt unsure about entering a large commercial design team.
As a designer I felt the need to create and I noticed that a lot of brands replicate what they have done before, what sells, what they are expected to produce. My integrity as a creative was not something that I was prepared to sacrifice.
I wanted to work in an artistic fuelled environment, but I was unsure about where. I began to explore Art Conservation and Restoration. I loved immersing myself in the history and beauty of the objects that I was working with and the places that I was working in, but I felt that I wasn’t giving anything to the world by doing this - I was looking to the past when I wanted to be a part of the future! I needed to be a part of something that utilised my unique skills and experience in the design industry.
When Katie and I decided to begin building Lily & Sage together I felt that it was the perfect opportunity for me to truly do what I had always dreamed of doing. I have always been passionate about building a visual story, and felt that I would really be able to do this by working with couples to find and develop their style. The thought of doing this with my sister and closest ally was incredible.
I can’t think of anyone else I would rather work, create and inspire alongside!
Get to know us…x
Meet our two adorable fur babies and company mascots Harry & Wolsey. There’s not a day that goes by without them doing something silly to make us laugh! They truly are a dynamic duo…just like us really!
(BE PREPARED FOR KISSES AND CUDDLES)!
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