HiveLive17: 2 days Bursting with Inspiration to Build a Thriving Business

For those of you who have been following the B.LOVED Hive journey, today we have some really exciting news from our Editor-in-Chief and Hive Founder, Louise…

HiveLive17 brings together insight and advice from leading experts in the wedding industry all under one roof at the B.LOVED Hive. 2 days bursting with inspiration, advice and practical tips to help you build a thriving business. Sharing knowledge gained over many collective years in the industry, you can benefit from their hard-won expertise, avoid making common mistakes and put your energy into building a successful business that you love.

This 2-day event is an exciting opportunity to connect with your peers, ask those burning questions that have been keeping you awake at night and motivate you to move your business forwards with intention and clarity.

Since founding B.LOVED in 2011, I’ve learned a lot about running a successful business in the wedding industry. It’s not always been easy and there’s no escaping that running your own business can be a frustrating and lonely place. I’ve been fortunate to have built an awesome network of talented and creative individuals over the years, but I’ve often wished there had been an event where I could find the information and support I needed to grow.

So I decided to do something about it, and I’m delighted to announce our inaugural HiveLive event, new at the B.LOVED Hive for 2017. Hosted at our beautiful new studio in Bermondsey on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2016, this event will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to achieve your business goals in 2017 and beyond.– Louise

Day One

The day will begin with advice from Louise Beukes on finding clients through online media, including tips on creating engaging social media content and getting yourself published on the blogs you love. Joining Louise on the day is Bernadette Chapman, co-founder of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, who will be sharing her knowledge on pricing your business to drive a profit. Andri Benson, owner of leading wedding planning and coordination consultancy Always Andri, will round off the day with practical advice on time management and how to achieve the elusive work / life balance!

Day Two

Day two is tailored to provide invaluable advice and support for business start-ups and those in the early stages of running a business. With a wealth of experience in business development, Louise Beukes will be sharing her insight on how to successfully manage the leap into running your business full time. This is followed by Michelle Kelly, founder of Pocketful of Dreams and Fearless Authentic, who will talk you through branding and marketing, including advice on how to create and sustain your own unique identity.
Finally, Ceri Olofson of Candour & Polish will demystify SEO and Copywriting for a successful business, sharing simple principles that will change the way you write forever and get your copy working harder for you.

Each day will round up with a panel Q&A, allowing you the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the industry’s leading figures, and is finished off with cocktails – the perfect opportunity to network with peers and meet the speakers face-to-face.


Places are limited for this intimate event and priced at £295 per day. This includes; workshop materials and handouts, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, networking drinks, plus a fabulous goody bag to take away. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

Book by 28th February to take advantage of our Early Bird Offer, with tickets priced at £245 per day or £475 for both days.


Friday 28th April
10am Welcome
10.30am How to find your dream client on social media – Louise Beukes, B.LOVED
12pm Lunch
1pm Pricing for profit – Sandy Moretta & Bernadette Chapman, UKAWP (tbc)
2.30pm Coffee break
3pm The secret to successful time management – Andri Benson, Always Andri (tbc)
4.30 – 6pm HiveLive Cocktails

Saturday 29th April
10 am Welcome
10.30 am Taking the leap to being a full time wedding pro – Louise Beukes, B.LOVED
12pm Lunch
1pm Branding & marketing your wedding business – Michelle Kelly, Pocketful of Dreams
2.30pm Coffee break
3pm How to be awesome at SEO & copywriting – Ceri Olofson, Candour & Polish
4.30 – 6pm HiveLive Cocktails




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