As many of you may know my life in the wedding industry started as a wedding planner. I have planned many amazing weddings, met some amazing couples and worked with some fabulous suppliers. As a wedding planner I often get asked by others how they can make it as a wedding planner, well today I have the answer for you!
When I started the world of wedding planning was quite a limited one, it was still kind of unknown and seen as a bit of luxury. Things have changed since then and there are more and more brides looking to hire a planner for their day, whether it be to plan the entire wedding, help with finding suppliers, styling the day itself, or help with co-ordinating the actual wedding day. DIY brides especially are turning to the help of a planner as they are finding that it is near impossible to bring all of the DIY elements together themselves. For this reason there has been a huge demand in wedding planner over the past couple of years…………so do you think that wedding planning could be for you?
If so then I have just the thing fo you. A two-day intense wedding panning course that will give you all the information you need to start-up your own wedding planning business. Taught by two highly experienced and award-winning wedding planners you will leave the course armed with the tools you need to set up your own business.
The course runs : Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March 2015
Covering: Setting up a Wedding Planning Business & Planning & Coordinating a Wedding
Price: Full Weekend – Only £650! pay over 2 or 3 monthly instalments
Based in the Midlands and Yorkshire, The Wedding Planning College offers training events, mentoring and ongoing business support to those wanting to either start their own wedding planning company, become a wedding planner as part of an existing company or progress in their role as a wedding coordinator at a wedding venue anywhere in the UK.
I just love todays wedding, which features the cutest couple in the most adorable outfits, which were all hand-made by the bride, even the grooms suit! Both Samantha and Adrian live in Hong Kong but came over to the UK for the wedding so it could be held at Samantha’s family church. From Hong Kong she managed to design and tailor make her own gorgeous 50s/60s inspired dress, as well a the six bridesmaids and Adrian’s dinner suit, clever girl I’m sure you will agree! Adrian also gave a helping hand by designing the table decorations and what a fantastic job he did I’m sure you will agree. With a stunning venue and some amazing photos by James and Lianne, both in film and digital, I’m sure you will agree this is a fantastic wedding.
‘A magical day among the cabbages with our closest friends and family. A magical night dancing our pants off in the moonlight.’
Samantha and Adrian were married on 9th August 2014 at St. Andrew’s Church, Butterwick, Lincolnshire and the reception was held at Elms Farm Cottages, Hubbert’s Bridge, Lincolnshire. ‘We live in Hong Kong, but wanted to have our wedding closer to Samantha’s family in Lincolnshire. Samantha grew up in the small village of Butterwick, and was even baptised in the church where we were married. Adrian’s family are more seasoned travellers, and flew in from the US. We had 85 guests in total. It took a year to plan but most of the work was done in the eight months before.’
Good Afternoon to you all. I hope you had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the last week of January. Today I am happy to bring you this lovely DIY post from Francesca Stone from Handmake Me. It’s a lovely tutorial showing you how to make a super cute ring dish and it looks really easy to follow. You don’t have to use these just for wedidngs, as I’m sure they would look lovely in any house!
It’s the added extras that make your wedding so special. It’s a day to put together the finishing touches that you will only do once in your lifetime.
Hello Monday and welcome to another exciting week on the blog. How was your weekend? I hope you had a good one? I have another fab week of wonderful weddings lined up for you, starting off with this modern London wedding from Amy B Photography. Obviously I love a boho wedding, full of flower crowns, hay bales and DIY details, but equally I love a modern wedding and that’s what we have today. Hannah and Matthew chose the Hawksmoor because they wanted a cool modern restaurant that serves great food and reflected them as a couple. With giant light up letters to add that extra wow factor this wedding just oozes style and sophistication.
Fun, special the most amazing day of our lives’
Hannah and Matthew were married on 1st November 2014 at St Lawrence Jewery and Hawksmoor, Guildhall. ‘We both live in London and wanted something that reflected us as a couple – a cool restaurant in the heart of the city ticked that box and the value for money at this particular venue was incredible. We had 120 guests in total and the wedding took 9 months to plan.’
Happy Sunday everyone and how have you all been? What have you got planned for this lovely Sunday? It’s been another busy week here at Boho HQ, the snow this week got in the way of a few of my plans but Dexter an I managed to soldier on and make the most of it all. I am currently researching ideas for the new blog design, I have lots of ideas of how I want the new blog to look and Kelly and I are busy planning for its future, so exciting times ahead! Friday evening we went out with our friends and their little boy for an early dinner and yesterday I worked while Nik looked after Dexter. Today is family day and we have a fun day planned. I have a few household jobs to do first and then we are off for an afternoon of baby sensory fun. Dexter loves lights at the moment, any kind, from the actual lights themselves to the light fittings to the lampshades, he goes mad for them so we thought it would be a good idea to take him to a specialist baby sensory room, so he can well and truly get involved with loads of different lights! We are then off for a bit of a walk and some food. What about you? What are you up to?
What ever your plans are make sure you take a few minutes out of your day to catch up with this weeks best bits. My weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer.
What can I say about this weeks wedding of the week, other than what an amazing location! Found via Green Wedding Shoes, photo by Set Free Photography.
Florida Back Alley Wedding – From Green Wedding Shoes
DIY Emoji Nail Decal – From A Beautiful Mess
DIY Lighted Olive Branch Centrepeice – From DIY Weddings Magazine
DIY Origami Wall Display – From Design Sponge
DIY Small Rustic Crate Table Centrepiece – From Rock my Wedding
Best of 2014 A Little Look Back – From My Love Story Photography
Best of 2014 – From Viva Photography
Owen House Wedding Barn – From Paul Joseph Photography
Seaside Wedding at the Lobster Shack – From Babb Photo
Elope to Conwall – From Debs Ivelja
Gemma and Christian – From Lawson Photography
Dewall Court Wedding – From Mark Tattersall
St.Ives Wedding – From Photos by Zoe
Today I am pleased to be bringing you a brand new feature which we have actually borrowed from A Boho Life. It’s actually an old Saturday feature form the blog but this time we have taken it, shaken it up and given it a new format. Each week Kelly H and myself will be sharing with you our top 10 images from pinterest that we have found that week. Both Kelly H and I are huge Pinterest fans. We pin everything from weddings, animals, children, photography inspiration, recipes and everything in between. If you’re a bride and you not on it yet then you need it in your wedding planning life, honestly I wish it has been around when I got married it would have been a God send!
So here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
(Photo Source: Top Left / Second Left / Top Right – Image By Jess Petrie / Bottom Right / Bottom Left)
(Photo Source: Top Left / Top Right / Bottom Left / Bottom Centre Image by Dan Cruikshank / Bottom Right)
You can follow both of us on Pinterest.
Kelly H – www.pinterest.com/bohowedandlife
Kelly C – www.pinterest.com/kellypjphoto