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Revolutionising Wedding Ceremonies – Pilot Scheme News

This blog is dedicated to sharing news of a progressive pilot scheme I have recently heard about, which could revolutionise the way that wedding ceremonies are conducted and lead to far increased opportunities for venues to welcome more weddings. This initiative is particularly exciting for tapping into the trend for more personal bespoke ceremonies conducted by independent celebrants and the surge in demand for ceremonies in outside places and spaces...

Working With Florists – Tips and Advice from Guest Expert Emma Soulsby

Today, with great pleasure, I’ve handed my blog over to the floral genius - Emma Soulsby. Emma has worked with me on a number of projects (you may recognise her designs if you attended my spring SHINE training sessions).  She also works successfully with a number of my venue clients – in fact, of the images you see, both Two Temple Place and Somerley House are past clients of Kelly...

Soirée 15 – Life’s for Celebrating

This blog is dedicated to an event I decided to host at the beginning of this year which took place on 23rd May at the gorgeous Strawberry Hill House. I felt the time was most definitely NOW to host a celebration of my own in honour of my 15 successful years in the wedding industry. So the concept for Soirée 15 was born. Parties, events & special celebrations run through my...

Guest Blog – Ananya Cards

Today I’ve got a blog-takeover in action and you’re in the very fine hands of the wonderful Vaishali of Ananya Cards. Vaishali Shah and her team have their fingers on the pulse of all things design, creative and print; they certainly leave a mark with each of their lovingly crafted designs which are a joy to receive in the post.  As we know it’s harder and harder to stand out...

– NEW PROGRAMME – Shine Online Training Programme for wedding venues and spaces

SHINE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR WEDDING VENUES Helping your venue get more enquiries, convert more business and delight more wedding clients. After delivering multiple sell-out in-person SHINE workshops for 3 years, I’ve got the message that more venues want to up-level & grow AND access my knowledge to help them do just that. With your busy schedule, travel & geography factors, I’m delighted to have created an ONLINE version of...

What’s to Drink?

I’m dedicating this blog to all things liquid and all things beverage. If your venue or caterers are still serving up orange juice as the default soft drink option and if you’re assuming that your millennial couple will happily pick the half bottle of house wine in your wedding package, then it’s time for a rethink to keep you trend-relevant and appealing to increasingly discerning potential wedding customers. Just as...

Wedding Season Survival Tips

As the summer wedding season gets truly underway, I understand just how hectic and overwhelming it can be to juggle multiple clients’ demands as a busy venue and a successful wedding team. I know that the start of the season is often the most challenging, as you have the full summer’s clients ahead. All asking questions, checking details, updating details, rechecking questions and let’s face it looking to you for...

Going Live

I speak a lot in my trainings and to my consulting clients about the power of film to bring your story to life, & engage your potential customer so, practicing what I preach, I have dedicated this month’s blog to actually being more of a vlog, sharing with you a round-up of some of my films and Facebook Lives on a range of topics designed to help you improve your...

Benefits Of An Outdoor Wedding Gazebo

If you’ve been reading our blog and training content for a while you’ll know that I’m rather a fan of encouraging more venues to really tap into the HUGE (and growing) trend for the use of the outdoors at all points of a wedding day. Millennial couples love embracing the British outdoors whether it’s waterside, countryside or any sort of natural scenery and are planning an increasing number of components...

Master your Preferred Suppliers List (PSL) in 4 Easy Steps

The wedding industry seems to expand every year – you only have to pop into your nearest wedding showcase to see the rows of stalls offering near-identical products and services. It's enough to overwhelm even the most level-headed bride. This is just one of the reasons why the Preferred Supplier List (PSL) has become increasingly important to wedding venues. Most established venues will now offer clients a list of tried...
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