Yioda Charalambous
The UK
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My name is Yioda and I am from Cyprus. I am married with 3 children. I am currently unemployed, I was made redundant from my job last year, I was working in the Shipping industry for 22 years. I did not want to go back to an office job, I wanted to do something different. I wanted to open up my own business.

What inspired me to start this course was my niece; she will be getting married next year. I accompanied her to her flower designer appointments. I prepared photo galleries of flowers, arrangements, different décor for the table settings to help my niece decide what kind of decor she will choose for her wedding. My niece and sister kept on nagging at me that I will be great to pursue a career in wedding design.

Since I have a passion for Interior Design, styling and arranging flowers, and I do love beautiful and glamorous weddings, so I thought why not.

That evening I started searching for online courses. I came across the UK Academy of Wedding Event Planning. I found the Academy’s courses very interesting. After I did some research into the course and the website, It captured me, I was so eager to start the course straight away, but hesitant at the same time if I can pull it through.

I am so glad I decided to take this course, i have learnt so many things about the wedding industry, and most of all it has given me confidence to start my own business.


Planning, organizing, styling weddings and events

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