Career

I hope you’re sitting down because I have some news that might shock you. The Academy of Wedding and Event Planning is shutting its doors for enrolments in just 2 weeks. Yep you heard me right. After 12 years of training wedding planners, stylists and designers around the world it’s time to disrupt the wedding status quo. (Yes, it’s true we really are that old! The longest established

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Since graduating in mid-2018 Ashlee Brookes has been making her mark on the Melbourne Wedding season, by contracting with a number of local Wedding Planners and Stylists.  I was able to give her one of her very first professional work ‘experiences’ though in September last year when she completed work experience with my business, the I Do Crew.  I am excited to share some of Ashlee’s work experience

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Here at the Academy, we are evolving how we offer our expert wedding industry training. We’ve listened to you. We understand your hopes and dreams, your worries, and the hurdles that can stop you from launching a wedding business you’re passionate about. It’s time for us to follow our own advice and take action. We know the way you want to learn is changing. So it’s our job

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  This month on the Wedding Academy Live blog we are focussing on gaining experience in the wedding industry. Many of you ask us how you can gain hands-on real wedding experience when you are just starting out. The tips in this blog post will help you do just that. With wedding season set to kick off in the Northern Hemisphere next month now is the perfect time

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One of the questions I get asked regularly by Academy students is ‘how did you launch your wedding business?’ The simple answer, via social media. I know that when you first start out on your new career journey it’s difficult to picture yourself running a profitable wedding business. I know because I’ve been there myself. There are so many unknowns, so much to learn and lots that you don’t

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For much of the last year I have been super focused on being productive.  I have been designing my days, blocking out time for tasks, sticking to my schedule and not multi-tasking (a real productivity killer). But guess what? Some days, I suck at that! Some days I sit at my desk and flit around my email accounts and allow myself to be sucked into someone else’s schedule

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