Towards the end of last year I got a last minute email from the lovely ladies at the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners asking me to speak at their annual conference, Wedding Planning Excellence.  As the UK’s leading Industry for wedding planners they offer training, mentoring, membership and events for planners all over the country, promoting best practice, professionalism and integrity.

The WPE conference offers planners the chance to hear from established wedding industry professionals with advice on everything from branding and blogging to pricing and the practicalities of running wedding planning business (it’s not all cake tastings and dress fittings!!).  I was asked to share my knowledge about blogging and social media in a Q&A session with experienced planner Andri from Always Andri.

With 25 wedding planners of all levels in attendance at the beautiful Millbridge Court in Surrey, it was a beautiful and informative day. I was honoured to speak alongside some truly inspirational ladies such as life coach Polly Alexandre and brand stylist Fiona Humberstone, treated to a delicious lunch by Kalm Kitchen and surrounded by pretty provided by Jay Archer Floral Design, while fine-art photographer Hannah Duffy captured all the action!

If you’re planning your wedding, and even slightly considering a wedding planner I’d urge you to take a look at their list of members while putting together your shortlist!  And for all you married ladies who fell in love with planning their own big day and are tempted to give wedding planning a go, I’d strongly recommend you chat to owners Bernadette and Sandy about the realities of being a wedding planner before booking yourself onto one of their training courses!

You can find a list of UKAWP members here, and more information on UKAWP training courses 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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