One for our industry friends this morning…

Love them or hate them styled shoots are an essential part of the wedding industry.  With a focus on trend-led style we get hundreds of styled shoot submissions at BLOVED (if you hadn’t already guessed we’re firmly in the love camp!), some are incredible but some just don’t quite hit the mark and it breaks our hearts to turn them down when we know just how much work goes into curating, coordinating, styling and shooting them.  The same goes for products – you have no idea how many great products there are out there that I can’t share because the imagery is either non-existent or not suitable. And I really want to help.

The Flourish & Prosper Styling Workshop

When Jessie and I launched Flourish & Prosper last year, one of our key ideas was to create a styling workshop where wedding professionals – and not just stylists – could learn how to put together a winning styled shoot from beginning to end.  After all, it’s a team effort.

The F&P Styling Workshop will take place at the stunning Aynhoe Park near Oxford, on 27th April 2015. Over the course of the day we’ll be sharing our expertise and advice alongside a team of wedding industry experts on creating your own styled shoot, building your portfolio and getting your work published in order to attract more of the clients you want to work with.  We’ll also be collaborating on our own beautiful styled shoot where we’ll show you how to create a beautiful tablescape, dress and pose models and style all the pretty details (hint, we have heaps planned!), as well as creating your own styled images in our hands-on session with fine-art photographer Taylor Barnes Photography.

The Lineup

Editor of You & Your Wedding Magazine, Maxine Briggs will be giving a unique insight into the UK’s best selling bridal magazine, with submission criteria, tips to get your work published & more

International Fine Art Photographer Ashlee Taylor from Taylor Barnes Photography will be offering her advice on styled shoots from a photographer’s perspective as well as holding a mini-session on how to use your smartphone or camera to take amazing images of your own work!

Not on the Highstreet the biggest online marketplace place for the UK’s creative small businesses will be sharing offering amazing guidance for attendees to ensure those involved in styled shoots get maximum exposure by making sure images are fit for commercial purpose, helping customers to make the leap from “that looks gorgeous” to “I’ve got to have that right now!”.

Super planner and stylist Jessie Thomson of Jessie Thomson Weddings will focus on working and collaborating effectively with other professionals on styled shoots and real weddings, as well as hands on styling advice in our practical styling session.

As Creative Director of Louise Beukes Styling and Editor of BLOVED I will be covering the stylist’s role on a shoot, hands on styling advice in our practical session, and offering my tips for winning blog submissions and getting the most out of online features.

Jessie and I are also excited to be collaborating with some of the UK’s top suppliers to create an epic styled shoot which our attendees will be able to work on throughout the day.  Amy from Bo Boutique will be working her floral magic, while Heidi Vince will be creating some perfect bridal looks.  We’ve also got a very special bridal designer being confirmed this week, so keep an eye on the Flourish & Prosper twitter feed for an update.


The investment is £595 for the full day, including all materials, lunch & refreshments and a super lovely gift!  All BLOVED readers get 10% off using the code BLOVED10.  Places are limited.  Payments by installment are available by emailing [email protected]


The images in this post are styled by Louise Beukes Styling for for You & Your Wedding with F&P Styling Workshop Speaker Taylor Barnes Photography and Partner Bo BoutiqueSee the full shoot & supplier list here.


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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