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Meet our Students

At the Wedding Academy we’ve seen students with so much ‘unexplored potential’ within them and no self-belief at the start of their careers go on to become successful and confident wedding planners, stylists and designers.

We believe in our students. Their success is our success and we’d love for you to hear their stories about their journey into the world of weddings.

It’s time to discover your unexplored potential!

Doing something you’re passionate about that allows your creative imagination to take over. Seeing ideas come to life and making dreams come true by creating a day to remember. New dreams are being realised every, single, day in our student community.

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Henrietta Pearce

- Henrietta Floral & Events Stylist

Hettie tell me what you’ve been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy.
Well, where do I begin! A lot has happened in the last year since graduating, from leaving my part-time job as an Assistant Manager to hitting the ground running with setting up my own business. I’ve been lucky enough to design and create the florals for some beautiful weddings, I’ve filmed online content, and I’ve organised & designed my own styled shoots. I have also hosted several floristry workshops and been featured in various blogs, as well as a magazine that will be released in June. It has been a rollercoaster of a journey, but one that I’m very proud of!

What’s your favourite part about being a floral designer?

I love how diverse it is. Each wedding or event is completely unique. You never stop learning or coming across different challenges, but that’s why it’s so much fun and why it’s so invigorating! There is never a dull day within the world of weddings and events. One of the best things I have grown to enjoy and have found to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying parts of my career is leading a floristry workshop. I love watching every student when they first enter the room looking so nervous, as I know I did when I touched florals for the first time. Then, as the workshop goes on and I guide my students through it, their faces soften, their guards go down, and by the end we are all having a great time with our creations.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

This was an easy question for me – be authentic! Do not change or be guided to put a front on in the fear that you yourself may not represent your brand, or what you think or feel others may be looking for. I learnt the hard way that the best thing is to always remain true to yourself and show the world and potential clients who YOU really are. As soon as I started doing that, my algorithm started shooting up. Yes, people like your service, yes, people like your style, but what they are really paying for, is you. I started to understand this after sitting down face to face with many clients and found as soon as we were chatting in person, I was able to seal the deal. You are the reason why you are unique and why they are so lucky to have you be a part of their special day. It’s easy to get caught up with comparing yourself to others, but don’t compare yourself to anyone. At the end of the day, they aren’t you!

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I am beyond grateful for the Wedding Academy! You gave me the time and freedom to learn at my own pace and gave me the chance to network with other students from different courses, many of whom have become lifelong friends. You gave me my first hands on experience with learning about floral design and styling, and from that point on, there was no turning back!
But most of all, you gave me the confidence and the tools necessary to be able to start my own business. I have always wanted to be my own boss from a young age, but I needed a push in the right direction to start the ball rolling. Since completing my time with the Academy, I have achieved more than I ever thought I could.

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Melina Nicholson

- Cinque Terre Weddings

What have you been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy?

Since graduating in 2017, I have continued to grow my Destination Wedding Planning business, which started in 2011 here in the Cinque Terre, Italy, into a full service planning and styling agency. We have launched Cinque Terre Honeymoon, been featured in top wedding blogs including: Trendy Bride, B.LOVED and the Perfect Palette and were winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Wedding Awards for Italy.

What’s your favourite part about running your wedding or event business?

Given we work with couples from all over the world, many in interracial relationships and we ourselves are multicultural, we love the different family and cultural traditions that couples bring to their weddings. Often our job is to find ways of blending different traditions for instance the time we celebrated a tea ceremony in an Italian vineyard for a Singapore and Italian couple, or when we found a local focacceria to make Challah bread for an Inter-faith Jewish blessing or when we helped with translation as our Italian DJ coordinated the “kidnapping” of the bride as part of a Russian wedding game. It such a thrill to recreate age-old traditions from around the world with an Italian twist.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

Say “yes” to everything. Without clients you don’t have a business. So the first five years you just want to gather as much experience as you can, even if you don’t make much of a profit. This could mean having another job while you develop your business. Once you have established yourself, with some great testimonials and accreditations, then you can start to pick and choose what type of business you want to be and the clients that best fit your mission statement.

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I am a strong advocate for up-skilling so I decided to study the Certificate in Event Design to officially add the expertise of wedding event styling to my bag of tricks. The course gave me not only the theoretical background to event design but also practical tips and tools that I now use every day. Who knew there was such a trick to tying a simple bow? Now even my gift wrapping looks amazing! And the more I learn the more I want to know.

It also improved my appreciation of the difference between wedding planning and wedding designing. I learnt that they are two completely different skill sets, requiring distinct qualifications and should be recognised as separate services. We are now an agency that provides both services: planning and design.

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Pamela Sinke Aparicio

- Nikki Weddings and Events

What have you been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy

I graduated from the academy in 2014, when i was living in The Netherlands with my husband, so i was busy with the language, also at that time i was doing a certificate in sommelier, so i was busy with that, then we decide to move to my national country, Panama, and inmediately i opened my company with services of wedding planning and decor. I begon advertising on social media and going to wedding fairs, and since then i´m doing all my efforts to try keep me updated and in the market and since 2018 i became mom of girls twins, Lauren and Hannah. I´m very thankful with Kylie and the academy, enrol with the academy was the best decision i ever made. For sure keeping myself up to date on marketing and social media is very good for me as a professional, and the courses from the academy are really good, i recommend it with eyes closed. Thank you very much!

What’s your favourite part about running your wedding or event business?

Sharing my knowledge and writing for my own blog, I really like it and of course help brides on her wedding day.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

Don´t give up on your dreams and don´t let anyone say to you, you can´t!

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

To give me strength to follow my dreams and my heart.

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Susie Earnshaw-Nees

- Wildflower Weddings and Events

How did you get your start in the Wedding industry Susie?

The Wedding Academy was the perfect place for me to start when I decided to start a Wedding and Events business. Through the guidance of my Mentor I was able to find the perfect fit for my needs for my future business. Being an Event Florist I had some idea of the floral side of the business but also wanted to bring in my personal skills. I knew I was good at planning and organising, but I needed some guidance. The Academy helped me by bringing my passion for weddings into reality. Throughout the course I continued to work as a florist and on day coordinator for my own business

What’s your favourite part about being a floral designer?

I am excited about this industry of creating amazing memories through life’s events. I adore paying close attention to my clients and their needs . I love the synchronisation of seeing an event unfold. Love is certainly in the detail and creating the stage for a beautiful occasion is a true privilege.

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I remember peaking ahead at the Assignments and thinking; wow, how will I achieve that?

By the end of the course I had my business very clear in my mind and had already booked two jobs without really establishing it.

I would thoroughly recommend those with a passion for Weddings and Events to study at the Academy. A special thanks for me goes to Christine Ligthart who continues to encourage, mentor me and believe in my business.

Graduate Feature

Henrietta Pearce

Henrietta Floral & Events Stylist

What have you been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy?

Well, where do I begin! A lot has happened in the last year since graduating, from leaving my part-time job as an Assistant Manager to hitting the ground running with setting up my own business. I’ve been lucky enough to design and create the florals for some beautiful weddings, I’ve filmed online content, and I’ve organised & designed my own styled shoots. I have also hosted several floristry workshops and been featured in various blogs, as well as a magazine that will be released in June. It has been a rollercoaster of a journey, but one that I’m very proud of!

What’s your favourite part about being a floral designer?

I love how diverse it is. Each wedding or event is completely unique. You never stop learning or coming across different challenges, but that’s why it’s so much fun and why it’s so invigorating! There is never a dull day within the world of weddings and events. One of the best things I have grown to enjoy and have found to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying parts of my career is leading a floristry workshop. I love watching every student when they first enter the room looking so nervous, as I know I did when I touched florals for the first time. Then, as the workshop goes on and I guide my students through it, their faces soften, their guards go down, and by the end we are all having a great time with our creations.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

This was an easy question for me – be authentic! Do not change or be guided to put a front on in the fear that you yourself may not represent your brand, or what you think or feel others may be looking for. I learnt the hard way that the best thing is to always remain true to yourself and show the world and potential clients who YOU really are. As soon as I started doing that, my algorithm started shooting up. Yes, people like your service, yes, people like your style, but what they are really paying for, is you. I started to understand this after sitting down face to face with many clients and found as soon as we were chatting in person, I was able to seal the deal. You are the reason why you are unique and why they are so lucky to have you be a part of their special day. It’s easy to get caught up with comparing yourself to others, but don’t compare yourself to anyone. At the end of the day, they aren’t you!

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I am beyond grateful for the Wedding Academy! You gave me the time and freedom to learn at my own pace and gave me the chance to network with other students from different courses, many of whom have become lifelong friends. You gave me my first hands on experience with learning about floral design and styling, and from that point on, there was no turning back!

But most of all, you gave me the confidence and the tools necessary to be able to start my own business. I have always wanted to be my own boss from a young age, but I needed a push in the right direction to start the ball rolling. Since completing my time with the Academy, I have achieved more than I ever thought I could.

Meet Melina Nicholson

Melina Nicholson

Cinque Terre Weddings

What have you been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy?

Since graduating in 2017, I have continued to grow my Destination Wedding Planning business, which started in 2011 here in the Cinque Terre, Italy, into a full service planning and styling agency. We have launched Cinque Terre Honeymoon, been featured in top wedding blogs including: Trendy Bride, B.LOVED and the Perfect Palette and were winners of the Luxury Travel Guide Wedding Awards for Italy.

What’s your favourite part about running your wedding or event business?

Given we work with couples from all over the world, many in interracial relationships and we ourselves are multicultural, we love the different family and cultural traditions that couples bring to their weddings. Often our job is to find ways of blending different traditions for instance the time we celebrated a tea ceremony in an Italian vineyard for a Singapore and Italian couple, or when we found a local focacceria to make Challah bread for an Inter-faith Jewish blessing or when we helped with translation as our Italian DJ coordinated the “kidnapping” of the bride as part of a Russian wedding game. It such a thrill to recreate age-old traditions from around the world with an Italian twist.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

Say “yes” to everything. Without clients you don’t have a business. So the first five years you just want to gather as much experience as you can, even if you don’t make much of a profit. This could mean having another job while you develop your business. Once you have established yourself, with some great testimonials and accreditations, then you can start to pick and choose what type of business you want to be and the clients that best fit your mission statement.

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I am a strong advocate for up-skilling so I decided to study the Certificate in Event Design to officially add the expertise of wedding event styling to my bag of tricks. The course gave me not only the theoretical background to event design but also practical tips and tools that I now use every day. Who knew there was such a trick to tying a simple bow? Now even my gift wrapping looks amazing! And the more I learn the more I want to know.

It also improved my appreciation of the difference between wedding planning and wedding designing. I learnt that they are two completely different skill sets, requiring distinct qualifications and should be recognised as separate services. We are now an agency that provides both services: planning and design.

Panama

Nikki Weddings and Events

What have you been up to since you graduated from the Wedding Academy

I graduated from the academy in 2014, when I was living in The Netherlands with my husband, so I was busy with the language, also at that time I was doing a certificate in sommelier, so I was busy with that, then we decide to move to my national country, Panama, and inmediately I opened my company with services of wedding planning and decor. I began advertising on social media and going to wedding fairs, and since then I´m doing all my efforts to try keep me updated and in the market and since 2018 I became mom of girls twins, Lauren and Hannah.

I´m very thankful with Kylie and the academy, enrol with the academy was the best decision I ever made. For sure keeping myself up to date on marketing and social media is very good for me as a professional, and the courses from the academy are really good, I recommend it with eyes closed. Thank you very much!

What’s your favourite part about running your wedding or event business?

Sharing my knowledge and writing for my own blog, I really like it and of course help brides on her wedding day.

If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out what would it be?

Don´t give up on your dreams and don´t let anyone say to you, you can´t!

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

To give me strength to follow my dreams and my heart.

Australia

Wildflower Weddings and Events

How did you get your start in the Wedding industry Susie?

The Wedding Academy was the perfect place for me to start when I decided to start a Wedding and Events business. Through the guidance of my Mentor I was able to find the perfect fit for my needs for my future business. Being an Event Florist I had some idea of the floral side of the business but also wanted to bring in my personal skills. I knew I was good at planning and organising, but I needed some guidance. The Academy helped me by bringing my passion for weddings into reality. Throughout the course I continued to work as a florist and on day coordinator for my own business

What’s your favourite part about being a floral designer?

I am excited about this industry of creating amazing memories through life’s events. I adore paying close attention to my clients and their needs . I love the synchronisation of seeing an event unfold. Love is certainly in the detail and creating the stage for a beautiful occasion is a true privilege.

How did the Wedding Academy help you in your journey?

I remember peaking ahead at the Assignments and thinking; wow, how will I achieve that?

By the end of the course I had my business very clear in my mind and had already booked two jobs without really establishing it.

I would thoroughly recommend those with a passion for Weddings and Events to study at the Academy. A special thanks for me goes to Christine Ligthart who continues to encourage, mentor me and believe in my business.

Henrietta Pearce

UK

Melina Nicholson

Melina
Nicholson

Italy

Pamela Sinke Aparicio

Pamela
Sinke Aparicio

Panama

Susie Earnshaw-Nees

Susie
Earnshaw-Nees

Australia

Student Success Stories

Our students come from all different corners of the world as we are a global training company. We love watching friendships develop across the waters from students who would never normally have met. It truly is an amazing community filled with supportive people who all started out at the beginning with little or no knowledge and have now gone a journey together launching successful careers in the wedding industry.

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Stacey Hartley

- To Be Revealed

Job Title:

Wedding Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I’m inspired by the boldness of fashion and the drama of the theatre – At ‘To be revealed’, I work alongside the style Conscious dreamers. Those of you who want your wedding style to showcase exactly who you are and aren’t apologetic about it! Bespoke boutique style weddings are my thing – Full of colour, full of life and full of dramatic details that create an elegant yet edgy, bold, statement led Boho Luxe style that is unmistakably you!

Five Fun Facts About Stacey:

  1. I am a trained Musical Theatre Performer
  2. I love adrenaline sports like Quad Biking
  3. I am a massive foodie and love creating new recipes and finding new places to eat
  4. My wardrobe resembles a botanical garden
  5. I did my Latin Dance medals and would LOVE to be on Strictly

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy

Being part of the wedding academy has given me the courage and support to realise my dreams. The training you get is so in depth and incredible. Every step of the way i have felt supported by the community around it and i certainly would not have had the confidence to set up my business without it.

Stacey’s Work:

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Alexandra Morosan

- Event Management by Alex

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

Australia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

My business offers wedding planning, styling and coordination for couples loving the Romantic Industrial style: modern, urban vibe, funky design with soft romantic elements. A combination of lace and leather, marble, exposed brick and strong colours.

Five Fun Facts About Alexandra:

  1. Music is a big part of my life
  2. I love Prosecco
  3. Favourite place: the beach
  4. Stationery obsessed
  5. Nutella is my favourite chocolate

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

It was a great experience: from the course content to the support I have received from all the mentors.This support continues even after you graduate and that is an amazing fact. You keep in touch with everyone and really you continue to learn and grow within the Academy on a daily basis. Totally recommend it to anyone wanting to follow this path. There are so many courses available to chose from!

Alexandra’s Work:

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Leah Hart

- Leah Olivia Weddings

Job Title:

Wedding Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I’m here to help couples across the South West of the UK design, plan and create a wedding that is truly personal to them. No task is too big or too small. Wedding planning is my passion and I’ll treat the weddings I work on with the care and enthusiasm as if it were my own. At the heart of everything I do is to make people happy.

Five Fun Facts About Leah:

  1. I used to work in the fashion industry as a Merchandiser for some very well-known brands.
  2. I’m originally from Somerset but I’ve also lived in London and Manchester before moving back to my hometown.
  3. I love weddings and decided to become a Wedding Planner after helping my best friend with hers.
  4. I’m passionate about making sure the weddings I create are personal and truly reflect the couples I work with.
  5. In my time off I enjoy travelling, especially to the USA.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I graduated from the Academy in January 2020 and loved every second of it, the content is interesting and engaging. I’d highly recommend The Wedding Academy if you’re looking to start a career in Wedding Planning or Styling or wanting to brush up on your knowledge. I’d only wish I’d done it sooner!

Leah Olivia Weddings

 

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Nicola Jackson

- Hanami Dream

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I’m proud of my award winning wedding blog, providing inspiration to brides and grooms in the Cotswolds. And I’m pleased to be able to help local, independent wedding businesses with my marketing support. I get to combine my marketing skills, experience of organising amazing styled photo shoots, along with my local knowledge and passion for weddings. I’ve been affectionately titled the Wedding Inspector – a bit like the Alex Polizzi of the local wedding industry!

Five Fun Facts About Nicola:

  1. Winner of the wedding category of the UK Blog Awards 2018.
  2. Amazing inspirational styled shoots published in print.
  3. Geekishly organised.
  4. Complete love of cherry blossom.
  5. Killer copywriter.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

The course opened my eyes to the whole wedding industry beyond just planning and I’m delighted with how my business has evolved over the course.
My tutor gave me invaluable support and guidance, as well as some brilliant advice about playing to my strengths, entering competitions, having a niche and fitting the business around my life. Now I am a UK Blog Awards winner, combining my photo shoot experience and marketing background with my passion for weddings and supporting local businesses.
It is great recognition to have my experience, skills and expertise acknowledged with a formal qualification.

Nicola’s Work:

Hanami Dream

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Ayla Toyokawa

- WedSites

Job Title:

Wedding Coordinator

Country:

Australia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

WedSites was created out of my own frustration of the lack of intuitive and personal wedding planning tools for the digital savvy bride. I wanted an all-in-one, collaborative project management tool that would streamline the planning process and be fun to use throughout the planning journey.

Fast forward 18 months of design and development, I’ve created a digital wedding planning platform to helping couples around the world create their own wedding websites, send out digital stationery cards, and keep track of all your wedding to-do’s in one tidy place!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

The course material at the academy is very thorough and in depth. Kylie has literally thought of everything! I love the interaction between the students and the support provided by the mentors.

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Catherine Ledger

- All Things Considered

Job Title:

Wedding Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I believe we can look after the planet by making a series of small, everyday changes, rather than enormously drastic lifestyle overhauls. I’ll work closely with you to find thoughtful, eco-friendly alternatives to your décor ideas that stay true to your personal style, and that are relevant and realistic for the life you lead. From an initial injection of inspiration and sourcing of kindred spirit suppliers, to a fuller design, and on-the-day styling service, I’ll help you create a wedding that’s as green as it is gorgeous.

Fast forward 18 months of design and development, I’ve created a digital wedding planning platform to helping couples around the world create their own wedding websites, send out digital stationery cards, and keep track of all your wedding to-do’s in one tidy place!

Five Fun Facts About Catherine:

  1. It’s my mission to show couples how to create an authentic celebration that values sustainability as well as style
  2. I’ve worked in events for over a decade, from running a wedding venue, to creating spectacular lightshows to organising a special commemorative service at Westminster Abbey.
  3. I’m always learning, and am something of a collector of new and eclectic skills!
  4. I’m most fulfilled by encouraging people to break away from ‘the done thing’ and follow their hearts.
  5. I have a gentle, not judgemental approach to creating environmentally and socially conscious weddings. Working with me is intensely creative, and it’s also a whole lot of fun – I promise!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Joining the Academy has given me confidence in my abilities and taught me some new tips and tricks along the way! It has been great to learn from the tutors who have the lived experience, running their own successful wedding businesses alongside teaching. The community of fellow students is so supportive and it’s lovely to see everyone’s businesses flourishing..

Catherine’s Work:

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Tanielle Samuels

- Eventovate

Job Title:

Wedding Planner and Stylist

Country:

South Africa

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

We create luxury experiences. When what you smell, touch, taste, see and hear are in harmony and you’re in want for nothing else.

Fun Facts About Tanielle:

One of my favourite things to do is to create magical experiences which in turn become beautiful memories. My strengths lie in giving quality workmanship whilst striving for perfection.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Signing up for the Advanced Wedding Planning, Styling & Business Course has provided me the insights in finding my niche market and has directed me onto the right path for success in my business. I thank The Wedding Academy for for putting in all the efforts to groom me to become a successful Wedding Professional.

Tanielle’s Work:

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Helena Zamora

- Intimate Stylish Weddings

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

Spain

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

As destination wedding planner offer the chance of customize your dream wedding in a warm and stunning location (southern Spain, close La Manga Club Resort), coordinating your event, so that you, your family and friends can relax and soak up the day!!

Five Things Helena Loves:

Nature & Animals
Uutdoor sports
Boho chic stylish
Eco-friendly tips
Family and friends (whatever you celebrate)

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Mentors are very supportive and the content of the course is focused on your expectations. Besides so, the community you get in is helpful, friendly, supportive and so inspirational, that makes you go straight and forward. One of the best choices I made!!

Helena’s Work:

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Sophie Walker-Sunderhauf

- The Little Details by Sophie

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Heyyy! I’m Sophie, the face, boss lady and organiser behind The Little Details by Sophie 👋
Having a background in environmental sciences I am extremely passionate about going ‘waste free’ and hate the amount of waste that comes from weddings, so I focus on being eco conscious ensuring the wedding does not compromise on style and personalised details. I want to ensure the couple have a relaxed, care free day without leaving a footprint on the planet.

Five Fun Facts About Sophie:

  1. I’m fluent in French
  2. I have a degree in Marine Biology
  3. My favourite colour is orange
  4. I’m obsessed with shoes (Probably have around 30 pairs…)
  5. My favourite ice cream flavour is strawberry!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I signed up to the Academy in November and I have never looked back. The support, the course content and the mentors are all amazing.
I am so proud to be a student at the Academy and whenever anyone asks how and why I started wedding planning, the sentence usually starts with “I loved planning my wedding, which caused me to hunt for online courses. I found the course at the Academy and my love, motivation and need to work within the wedding industry is now continuously growing.”

The Little Details By Sophie

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Kim Platt

- Dreamboats and Carousels

Job Title:

Wedding Planner and Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

All my packages are bespoke but i offer a range from full planning and styling, partial planning or on the day coordination. I also offer destination wedding packages and optional extras such as workout plans to get you feeling fit for your big day, and a painting or drawing of your wedding venue as a keepsake!

Five Fun Facts About Kim:

  1. I’m an employed chocolate taster for Nestle! Tasting chocolate 3 hrs a week and getting paid for it-how’d I get so lucky?!
  2. I’m a qualified group exercise instructor-teaching early morning spin classes and weights classes alongside running my business
  3. I’m super creative and love to paint and draw
  4. I live in the gloriously picturesque York in North Yorkshire
  5. I fell in love with wedding planning when planning my own!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

The academy has provided a wonderful platform to spring from and evolve in my understanding, education and confidence in the wedding industry. I have gained valuable tools and connected with a supportive community. I doubt i’ll have been able to accelerate my business launch and receive the interest in my business i’ve experienced had i not been part of the wedding academy-it’s course, trainers, students and inspiration!

Kim’s Work:

Dreamboats and Carousels

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Sitheshini Sasi

- Top Notch Eventss

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

To me weddings are – A day when life is just perfect and magic exist .. a moment when love is the only thing that matters…
The charm that a wedding planner brings to the table is unmatched. Not only do we make your lives easier, but bring in a sense of aesthetic that works pure wonders. We are wizards of decoration who can transform an empty space into a wonderland in the blink of an eye. And if you are searching for someone who can ace your space, then look no further than Top Notch Eventss.

Five Fun Facts About Sitheshini:

  1. Party mode always on
  2. Good communicator
  3. Always thinks out of the box
  4. Turns ideas into reality
  5. Budget savvy

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I was always drawn to logistics, organisation, and planning and am passionate about working with people and coming up with new creative ideas. Enrolling as a student with the Wedding Academy to learn the ropes of professional wedding planning was an essential part of starting my career as a wedding planner and stylist.

Sitheshini’s Work:

Sitheshini's Work Top Notch Eventss

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Aurora Hlina

- Hlina Weddings

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

Canada

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Hi, I love putting a modern twist, on the classically sweet to create a romantic timeless event. As someone who planned her wedding in under three months and is educated, I can assure you I’m knowledge-filled and can help make the planning process and day go smoothly for you. I offer packages from hourly consultations, partial planning, full planning, design, custom packages and more. I’m ready to plan your special day and become your friend. I can’t wait to meet you and chat more!

Five Fun Facts About Aurora:

  1. I’m a wife, mom & creative dreamer
  2. Chai tea latte drinker
  3. Friends watching lover
  4. Outdoor enthusiast
  5. Obsessed with small details and big plans.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I have been loving the courses so much, I love that they are self-paced so I can schedule to do them during my son’s nap time. They are informative and interesting – highly recommend.

Aurora’s Work:

Hlina Weddings

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Lauren George

- George & Co

Job Title:

Wedding Planner & Stylist

Country:

New Zealand

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

George & Co. works meticulously to create and curate beautiful events, unique to our clients. We specialise in wedding planning, day-of coordination, consultation & styling, working with you from one week to over twelve months out from your big day. We love the finer details, the nitty gritty & will work tirelessly to ensure your event is nothing short of perfect.

Five Fun Facts About Lauren:

  1. I’ve never been to a wedding I haven’t cried at!
  2. My favourite part of any wedding is the walk down the aisle – and the look on their partner’s face!
  3. I’m fuelled by coffee – my drink of choice is a cappuccino
  4. I’m a huge fan of dried florals
  5. I live in the country and absolutely love rural weddings

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I found the Wedding Academy after months of yearning to be a part of the wedding industry but not sure how to do it. Within a year, I’ve gone from being lost & directionless to owning my own business & living my dream; with a skillset behind me that I couldn’t have obtained without the Academy.

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Manuela Sams

- Two Become One Wedding Planner

Job Title:

Wedding Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I specialise in planning rustic luxe weddings in the Home Counties and London, be that outdoors, in a barn, or even your back garden to name a few interesting venues. I work with the best suppliers who are all established wedding professionals, who can style your chosen venue, provide the latest on trend styling products, photograph your wedding and cater for your guests, and the list doesn’t end there. I offer full planning, partial planning and On The Day Wedding Coordination services, whatever suits your needs, I’ll be there for you.

Five Fun Facts About Manuela:

  1. I love baking cakes
  2. I enjoy watching films and tv dramas
  3. I love to travel around the UK and abroad when possible
  4. I enjoy singing on karaoke apps
  5. I volunteer with the NHS

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Since I signed up for a course at The Wedding Academy, they have been and still are an invaluable source of training to help me become the best I can be in the wedding industry. I have learnt so much and am still learning. The mentors are so supportive, and provide interesting informative, in depth courses with collaborations from wedding industry experts. Together with my fellow students we are all one big community of inspired and aspiring wedding professionals supporting one another along with the best mentors the Wedding Academy offers. Hands down the best decision I made to join this wonderful community.

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Ruth Bajimi

- SPC Wedding & Event Mgt

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

United States

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

SPC Wedding & Event Mgt (SteadyPointConcept LLC) is a full service event management company that specializes in designing, planning and coordinating of timeless celebrations.
Our wedding planning services includes;

  • Day-of-coordination
  • Wedding design and styling
    Full-service event production
  • Full-service wedding planning
  • Destination Weddings
  • Traditional or Cultural Weddings

Five Fun Facts About Ruth:

  1. I have a multi-cultural exposure that brings out a resilient and formative being in me which helps me interact cordially with my clients
  2. I have spent majority of my adult life developing skills and education that transcend to producing successful and memorable event
  3. I have a strong passion for creating an innovative design and a complete coordination of weddings and themed events.
  4. I enjoy providing oversight and execution while being my clients personal advocate with their vendors
  5. Throughout the planning process, my clients enjoy Peace of Mind because I am with them every step of the way devoting time to their vision, assisting with critical decision-making and keeping their wedding /event day logistics as stress-free as possible

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

My Experience an academy student is phenomenal. I registered as a student with advanced diploma in wedding design and planning the same month I launched my businesses.
The topics matched perfectly well with the challenges I faced as a new wedding planner..logging into my course content for me was like referencing my bible for fact and insight. What I learnt in the curriculum are life lessons in the wedding industry which are timeless…I had done lots of wedding courses before I found wedding academy..none can be compared with my experience here..My tuition is the best investment I made in myself with a lifetime ROI.The assignment are just typical hand on experience for any planner who wants to excel in the wedding industry..I love it, love it love it..Kylie’s passion for helping wedding planners grow our brand and continually mentoring us is amazing.

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Shauner Waddington

- Wow and Vow

Job Title:

Wedding Stylist and Floral Designer

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Wow and Vow is a UK based wedding design, floral design and website design business that gives loving couples an extra pair of hands when they need it most.

We empower you to build on your ideas, encapsulate your vision and surpass the ordinary by bringing your love story to life in uniquely memorable ways. We create sentiments of love that feel like you by carefully choreographing every element of your wedding aesthetic to create a heart-stoppingly, meaningful and everlasting experience.

Wherever in the UK you choose to unite in matrimony, from the grandest venues to the most intimate settings, Wow and Vow will weave their magic to create the most enchanting experience for you and your guests.

Five Fun Facts About Shauner:

  1. I’m a wear my heart on my sleeve kind of person.
  2. I’m a perfectionist and I’m the happiest when I’m immersed in a project.
  3. I walk for miles, wherever the path takes me- I find the outdoors enthralling which is wonderful when I’m foraging.
  4. Drinking fizz and I love to drink it out of any kind of beautiful glass.
  5. Living for, and in the moment. As a result, I rarely take pictures.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

The Wedding Academy taught me many things: professionalism, integrity and unity required in the Wedding Industry whilst also ensuring that I have been equipped with all the fundamental skills needed to be a wedding specialist.

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Elena Barber

- Oak & Lace Events

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

Australia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Hey there! I’m a wedding planner based in Rockhampton, Queensland. I specialise in rustic vintage style weddings and offer completely customisable packages to suit whatever level of planning a couple has achieved. I also plan and create elopement packages.

Five Fun Facts About Elena:

  1. I’m crazy about anything vintage or with a history behind it.
  2. I love op shopping and repurposing treasures i find.
  3. I have an incredibly lazy border collie.
  4. I lived the first 27 years of my life in Victoria, Australia and at 28 i now live in Queensland, Australia.
  5. I am so far beyond addicted to sweets. Especially chocolate.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I gained alot of knowledge from the course and alot of confidence to launch my wedding planning business.

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Tracy Yates

- Twelv. Events Alliance

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Twelv. Events Alliance involves me being your guide through the sometimes confusing and frustrating world of weddings. Together we’ll plan and design a day which is aligned to your values, style and personality so that the day is truly yours. I’ll take away the hard work, leaving you with the fun bits and the beautiful memories. All along your planning journey I will be with you providing emotional coaching and ongoing support to relieve any anxieties that may pop up along the way. Ensuring that when your day arrives everything runs smoothly allowing you to relax, have fun and enjoy your day.

Five Fun Facts About Tracy:

  1. I love to jump out of aeroplanes
  2. I was supposed to be getting in married 2020, however it is now going to be 2021, nothing to do with Covid-19 though
  3. I love all animals, especially dogs
  4. I am learning French in preparation for going watching Green Day/ Fall Out Boy/ Wheezer in Paris later in the year (hopefully)
  5. Everyone who comes anywhere near me (even the postie knows) learns of my Friday night bath. It is THE thing that keeps me going through any nonsense during the week. It involves 2 hours of nuclear hot water, lots of foamy bubbles, candles, a good book and one or two (maybe 3) glasses of Prosecco. It used to also include chocolate until I found out how much weight I was putting on so I had to choose between chocolate or Prosecco…. a no brainer for me 😜😜

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Even before enrolment I received so much support from Kylie and her team. Once I became a member of the Academy the advice, mentorship and support from my fellow students blew me away. The Academy is not just a learning platform, although it is a detailed well-planned program of work, it is much more than that. Kylie and the mentors are constantly giving training and tutorials, forever encouraging us to ask questions and develop our services. I have never experienced such a warm and inviting community of people which I am very proud to be part of.

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Petra Starbek

- Storija weddings

Job Title:

Wedding Planner and Stylist

Country:

Slovenia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

At Storija weddings, we understand that your love story is special and just yours… and your wedding should be, too. When it comes to a perfect wedding day, even a small detail matters. That’s why we offer tailor-made wedding planning with a very personal experience a personalized one for you. Based on your personality, your dreams and the chosen venue we create a styling project that we bring to life together with the best-selected wedding decorators and florists. Whatever you dream of for your special day, we can make it a reality. So tell us your wedding dreams at Lake Bled, and we’ll bring it to life.

Five Fun Facts About Petra:

  1. Everything I do, I do it with a smile on my face.
  2. I accommodate, always listen to all couples’ ideas and wishes.
  3. I have been recognized for her unmatched ability to design and produce flawless celebrations.
  4. I love to read romantic, wedding love stories.
  5. I am excited to hear about how your love story began and I can’t wait to start planning your celebration!

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Charlotte Duckitt

- Our Story Begins

Job Title

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Whether you popped the question, or your partner did, ‘Our Story Begins’ as we work with you to create the most special and beautiful day of your life, with memories to treasure forever. We specialise in sustainably and ethically crafted weddings, celebrating local suppliers, sourcing organic food, promoting ethical jewellery and attire, ordering seasonal flowers and using recycled and up-cycled décor and stationery where possible. We also aim for zero waste for every event we plan. We can give you the magical day your hope for, with minimal impact on our beautiful planet.

With us, you have the freedom to choose whether you want to sit back and admire the planning from a distance, work collaboratively on every aspect of your wedding, or plan it all yourself with a few hints and tips from a professional. Whatever you decide, we have a package which will suit your needs.

Five Fun Facts About Charlotte:

  1. I can speak 3 languages fluently
  2. I am a HUGE dog lover
  3. I am slowly transforming my home into an eco-home
  4. I am getting married myself in 2021
  5. I love getting out into nature for a good walk and explore

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Liz Petrucci

- Sea and Tree Weddings

Job Title

Wedding Planner

Country:

Australia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Do you dream of getting married by the sea listening to the sound of waves lapping the shoreline or in a tropical rainforest surrounded by a serenade of birds as the breeze rustles the palm fronds? Well this is the experience being offered by Sea and Tree Weddings. Showcasing the stunning Mid-North Coast from Forster to Port Macquarie, you will be able to escape and unwind on your mini staycation destination wedding.

Why go overseas when you can travel three to four hours from Sydney and experience a home away from home where you can celebrate your special day with friends and family well after you say, ‘I do’. In its essence Sea and Tree provides you with the full destination wedding experience just a short drive or very short plane ride from home and as all the packages represent your entire wedding budget you can take comfort that there won’t be any nasty surprises along the way. So why not experience this unique and stunning part of the world and become the special two here on the Mid-North Coast with the help of Sea and Tree Weddings. Just as you fell in love together, fall in love all over again with the beauty of this stunning region and let Sea and Tree Weddings help make memories that will stay in your hearts forever.

Five Fun Facts About Liz:

I love the sand beneath my feet but I hate it in my car!
Father of the Bride is the best wedding movie ever!
The colour green is everything!
Life by the coast is way more fun to explore in our Fiat 500c!
If it’s not on a list it’s not getting done!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy

I joined the Wedding Academy back in July 2019 and I can’t believe how far I have come in such a short time and I owe everything to the course for my rapid progress. In just six months I have gone from complete newbie to entrepreneur and business owner and that’s what makes this course second to none!!

The course is so unbelievably comprehensive and thorough, seriously, the hours that have gone into this course are just astounding, but that’s not the only thing that makes this course so special! Yes, you will learn how to plan and style stunning weddings but so much more importantly than that, you will learn the ins and outs of running and marketing your small business. Kylie has thought of absolutely everything you could possibly need to know about setting up and managing a wedding planning business! You won’t finish the course a Wedding Planner you will finish the course a Wedding CEO!

On top of the amazing course content, Kylie and her mentors, who are all leading industry professionals, also provide live online training! This face-to-face element creates such a connection as students to our educators! They are in constant communication with us, providing feedback, answering questions and offering advice and the community they have established for students is so welcoming and friendly! We cheer each other on, and my wins are the whole community’s wins too!

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Sarah Mukonyezi

- Beamish Events Decor and Mnagement Ltd

Job Title:

Wedding Stylist

Country:

Uganda

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I work with Creative couples to recreate and tell their stories on their big day through decor. Tell me your dream and i will turn it into visual reality as you sit down and enjoy it unfold with your family and friends.

Five Fun Facts About Sarah:

I am Fun, Creative, adventurous, outgoing and love personal values.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

My time at the Academy has been and is still phenomenal. The course materials are easy to understand, the support from the mentors and the students is just amazing, even when you feel like you can’t go on, there will be some one to constantly remind you that you can do it. Its an investment i can never regret. I would do it over and over again.

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Leabaneng Rabosigo Selawe

- Ko Motseng Events & Garden

Job Title:

Wedding Stylist

Country:

Botswana

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I plan, design and style weddings and events and of late I realised i’m more gravitating towards design and styling. I also do events equipment rentals

More About Leabaneng:

I am so detail – orientated, I sometimes feel i’m too much for some people.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

My journey with the Academy started in 2019. Just like most of the people in this industry , I had started the wedding and events business without formal training. I was spending a lot of time on Pinterest , not for inspiration , but rather copying other people’s work.

All this changed once I enrolled. The course content, the mentors and the student community was on another level. The creative in me was born through The Wedding Academy. I cant believe those I had approached here locally for mentoring , those that I considered as Gurus are now ordinary.

One thing I will always be grateful about the Academy is that it managed to rescue me from addiction to Pinterest.

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Sarah Bell

- Onyx Weddings & Events

Job Title:

Wedding Planner & Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Do you want to wake up on the morning of your wedding feeling relaxed and happy knowing your day is in the hands of a professional? That’s where I can help with my on-the-day management service. I will start working with you in the final months of planning your wedding and will get to know exactly what you want and how you want it. I will work with all your suppliers to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

If you would like some help bringing your Pinterest boards to life then I can help with my venue styling service. I will get to know your likes and dislikes and will become your wedding best friend to style your day. I can either provide all the decor items or even set up your decor items so you don’t have to.

Five Fun Facts About Sarah:

  1. I am super organised
  2. A self-confessed lover of lists! (who doesn’t love a list?!)
  3. I love a glass (or two) of bubbles!
  4. I have a very impressive shoe collection, I think I might be a little obsessed.
  5. I have 3 beautiful cocker spaniels, who keep me going.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I love being a student with the academy, it gives me a safe environment to ask any questions I have about running a business, wedding planning and design.

I also love how the training is delivered, it’s not just you sitting in a room reading loads of text, you can relax and watch the videos in your own time and then complete the worksheets. Help is always on hand, whether that’s from other students or the academy tutors, it’s just a great place to learn it’s like being part of a family.

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Sheena Andrews

- Sheena Andrews Weddings

Job Title:

Wedding Planner

Country:

Scotland

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I specialise in wedding planning for small, authentic, cosy gatherings that are all about the love, magic and pure joy of getting married. I love collaborating with couples, supporting and encouraging them to create a wedding that is true to who they are and their individual style.
If you are looking for a small, intimate gathering up to 50 people or are planning a destination wedding in Scotland….that’s what I’m all about!

Five Fun Facts About Sheena:

  1. My chief sidekick is a pup called Jura! Who loves anything to do with cheese & frisbees!
  2. I love to go camping, especially when it comes to sitting round a campfire toasting marshmallows.
  3. One of my favourite foods are tacos, especially with refried beans!
  4. A favourite past time is going fruit picking on a lovely sunny day.
  5. To one day buy a campervan and travel around all the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I would highly recommend the Wedding Academy for anyone that is considering a career in Wedding Planning! The level of information that is provided through the course is extremely in-depth and provides a thorough and comprehensive grounding in everything you could hope to know about wedding planning and how to launch your own business.

I have also been so impressed by the level of engagement and support that is provided by the Academy mentor team and the level of interaction with other Academy students. It really makes you feel that you are part of a community, one that you can call on for advice and support, and that really makes all the difference.

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Sara Bertie

- Peony & Lace Weddings

Job Title:

Wedding Planner & Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I believe that every couple needs a wedding bestie. A friend to hold your hand as you navigate the roller coaster that is wedding planning. Someone to celebrate the highs with you and to be the listening ear for the lows. I offer a range of services for the couple wanting a rustic romance wedding. Full wedding planning; I will hold your hand for the entire process. Partial planning; I will be beside you for as much as you want me to be and hold your hand for the trickier moments. And lastly on the day coordination; I will be your right hand to make sure your dream day goes off without a hitch!

And if you’re wondering what a rustic romance wedding looks like…if you’re thinking a barn venue with fairy lights, candles and lots of natural flowers and foliage with a chilled out vibe then you are on the right track

Five Fun Facts About Sara:

  1. My obsession with weddings started when I was 7 and first watched Father of the Bride.
  2. I love being surrounded by nature, whether it’s the beach in summer or the woods in autumn. The change in seasons still fascinates me.
  3. My perfect evening is to be at home with friends, with a table full of grazing food and drinks. Good friends + good food + good drinks = good times.
  4. My favourite city is Paris. I love the Parisian way of watching the world go by. I love to flaneur!
  5. Cake is life! In fact dessert is always a yes! A dessert buffet is my idea of heaven!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

After 10 years of suffering the what if’s and denying my dream of having a wedding planning and styling business, the Wedding Academy found me just as I found the conviction to pursue my dream.

I knew how to plan and execute weddings, but I didn’t know how to start or how to run a business. I knew that the Wedding Academy was the course I needed to make my dream a reality. The Academy taught me what I needed to know and helped me carve out my business. The support of the mentors is great but the community of like minded students made it even better. If you have ever dreamt about being a part of the wedding industry in any way, then the Wedding Academy is the place you need to be to pursue your dream.

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Kim Hyndes

- Events With Kim/KIM Events/Keep It Memorable

Job Title:

Wedding & Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Hi I’m Kim & I’m a UK Accredited Wedding & Event Planner and Designer.

I am also one of those 1 in 4 who have a mental health struggle. Now, I have always loved & been intrigued by the logistics, creativity & shear hard work that goes into events of all kinds. However it wasn’t until during my studies that I started to combine mental health with event planning, despite being a sufferer for many years, it wasn’t something I’d considered combining before.
Planning an event, especially a wedding, is a daunting, anxiety inducing prospect for many people, let alone those who already have added struggles, such as mental health. This is how Keep It Memorable was born. Born from a sufferer who wants to be able to provide an understanding ear, a helping hand & a safe place for those planning their special events.
I currently work with English Heritage as an historic property steward within the hospitality sector: so I work everything from conferences to weddings and evening filming! This is something I truly enjoy & is fantastic on ground experience. I don’t intend on leaving any time soon as I truly love it where I am, so will be doing my own business alongside.
I was hoping to do a gentle start this year as I’m a newbie, however with the current global situation I’ve put that on hold.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I couldn’t have been more pleased with my time at the academy. I had a tough time health wise and life wise during my studies but the academy were so supportive! It took me a little longer to complete my qualification then I had hoped but I gave it my everything & truly discovered a talent and passion.

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Nicki Taeymans

- Souvenir Weddings & Events

Job Title:

Wedding & Event Planner

Country:

Switzerland & Netherlands

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Hi there, do you and your future spouse have different cultural backgrounds? Do you maybe live in a different country than all your family and friends? Do you dream of a destination wedding? Then we are happy to help you organize a stress-free, unique and personalized wedding!

And if you’re wondering what a rustic romance wedding looks like…if you’re thinking a barn venue with fairy lights, candles and lots of natural flowers and foliage with a chilled out vibe then you are on the right track

Five Fun Facts About Nicki:

  1. We speak 5 languages (spanish, french, english, dutch & german)
  2. We specialize in expats and international couples
  3. We love organizing destination weddings
  4. We care deeply about the uniqueness of your wedding
  5. We work (almost) everywhere in Europe

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I couldn’t have been more pleased with my time at the academy. I had a tough time health wise and life wise during my studies but the academy were so supportive! It took me a little longer to complete my qualification then I had hoped but I gave it my everything & truly discovered a talent and passion.

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Brigette Anderson

- Brit’s Creations &Design S.A

Job Title:

Wedding & Event Planner

Country:

Panama

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

If you are tired of watching your wedding to do list grow and time is ticking away I AM you gal, if you get home tired and fall asleep without you even knowing I AM your gal, I will get things done and no detail will be left out!

Five Fun Facts About Brigitte:

  1. Mother of one
  2. Love organizing
  3. Love scrapbooking
  4. Love dancing
  5. I’m always available for a drink of sangria

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

It is wonderful to be part of a world wide community that share the same passion and dreams that you do, I love it!🥰

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Magdalena Żywicka

- All Things Beautiful

Job Title:

Wedding Planner & Stylist

Country:

Poland

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Do you dream about getting married on a terrace overlooking one of the gorgeous Greek islands or perhaps in the garden of a charming Tuscan villa?

At All Things Beautiful (ATB), I specialize in boutique destination weddings in Europe’s most stunning locations.

Strategically located in the very center of the old continent, with a network of partners and vendors across the EU, ATB offers tailored wedding planning and design service.

You no longer have to choose between a perfectly organized event and a feast for the eyes when planning your dream wedding far from home!

If you are looking for the true spreadsheet whisperer, project manager wizard, master negotiator, Italy trained designer with a strong Instagram game, and event stylist with limitless imagination ALL IN ONE – I’m your girl!

Five Fun Facts About Magdalena:

  1. I have lived in 14 countries around the world (that’s what sparked the idea for destination weddings!)
  2. I absolutely love classical music, as well opera and ballet as art forms, I draw a lot of design inspiration form them
  3. My favorite movie is “Marie Antoinette” and I love to make small references to it in various areas of my life (work life included!)
  4. I studied visual merchandising and design in Italy, so apart from design expertise, I give great tips on venues, as well as where and what to eat in different regions!
  5. In my previous career, I worked with many politicians and heads of state, which trained me well in planning, project management, as well as dealing with high profile clients.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

This is by far the most comprehensive course I have found on all the internet. It puts you to work and forces you to think about your business in so many different ways! Joining the Academy is not just the comprehensive course, detailed worksheets, and Kylie’s funny commentary (love that part!), it is also the community of fellow wedding professionals you get to talk to and share your experiences. It is the knowledge the course gives and the support the community offers that made me truly believe I can succeed in my dream career.

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Carlie Northwood

- Dreams into Plans Weddings and Events

Job Title:

Wedding & Event Planner

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I offer help, guidance and advice to couples at any stage of their planning process. I can cover everything from the initial design plan to organising logistics with a friendly and flexible approach.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Not only does the Academy offer fantastic courses with incredible content, it’s also created a wonderful community between students and mentors. My experience and training with the Academy is truly invaluable and helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to launch my dream business!

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Jessica Fasciano

- The Italian Dream

Job Title:

Wedding Planner and Stylist

Country:

UK

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

My vision is connecting Italian and English brides and grooms to be with the English and Italian venues, in order to get each other know a magical atmosphere that they will save in their life-lasting memories – all this with a touch of unconventional and edgy in order to have a self taylored and customised event. Can’t wait to start to work on that!

Five Fun Facts About Jessica:

  1. Music is always playing during my days – and I love to dance with my kids too!
  2. I used to plan my parents’ Valentine’s day dinner since a kid!
  3. I am Italian but I am a very bad cook – however I know lot of places where your mouth could be watering 😉
  4. I love to recreate on a table something it inspired me (it could be anything, from a movie to a mag blog)
  5. I love to be as edgy as I can, going beyond the rules to express myself

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I am very thankful for the big opportunity given me from the Wedding Academy – it has been the beginning of a dream realisation! I got loads in term of content and moreover the Facebook group is like a business family, a daily help and inspiration!!

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Jalyssa Gray

- Lovely Soiree (Pomona, CA)

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

US (California)

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

Lovely Soiree will offer full wedding and event service planning, along with design management and various a la carte services.

Fun Facts About Jalyssa:

  1. I love all things fashion
  2. I’m a wine lover
  3. My favorite movie is Sex and the city
  4. I’m a huge Beyonce fan!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

Making the decision to invest in my new career as a wedding planner has been the best decision I could possibly make. I’m so blessed to have chosen the Wedding Academy to help fulfill my dreams into starting my own wedding and event planning business. I couldn’t have gotten this far without the Academy in my corner.

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Zepporah Rushworth-Alberts

- Before, During & After

Job Title:

Wedding Planner

Country:

Australia

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

I love making people happy and I live by the words “Minima Maxima Sunt” the smallest things are most important, and that’s what people tend to forget. I like going that extra step further to make a moment or an occasion truly amazing and memorable. I like taking the worry out of it so you can really make the most of everything.

Five Fun Facts About Zepporah:

  1. I love making people happy.
  2. I’m a cat person although i do have a dog.
  3. I love to sing.
  4. I love champagne.
  5. I am very crafty and can make just about anything.

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

I loved what the Academy had to offer. Each module was very informative and the relationships I have made through the process has been invaluable.I loved what the Academy had to offer. Each module was very informative and the relationships I have made through the process has been invaluable.

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Gicell Rodriguez

- Luna Rosa Weddings & Events

Job Title:

Wedding and Event Planner

Country:

US

How do you inspire the wedding industry?

You can count on Luna Rosa to be loving, detailed-orientated, and to empower you to create a unique and modern wedding experience.
Our mission is simple, to smoothly plan and execute our clients’ events with passion and care by treating their event as if it were our own. We value our client’s uniqueness and empower them to create a special occasion that represents them and brings them happiness.
On their special day, we bring on vendors that have the same amount of passion and commitment to what they do as we do here at Luna Rosa. We coordinate all things logistics to have a seamless operation and develop relationships with our colleagues before, during and after weddings.

Five Fun Facts About Gicell:

  1. I started my business after planning a local and a destination wedding only 2 months apart with my husband! (I know the stress from being a bride!)
  2. I have an English Bulldog who is our office assistant and was part of my wedding!
  3. Can’t live without a venti very berry or a grande white mocha from Starbucks!
  4. If I weren’t a wedding planner, I’d be a wedding dress designer!
  5. I have a canvas of a llama with red glasses in my office!

Your Journey with the Wedding Academy:

The Wedding Academy has really helped me build my business from the most important foundations. There is so much that I learned that I had no idea I needed to know. It has been an all-encompassing experience thus far and a supportive community. Thank you for what you do!

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