Karen Tran Royal Wedding Inspiration

Throughout the years I have been privileged to attend some stunning soirees, and the Karen Tran Royal Gala at the Lanesborough was no exception. World renowned florist Karen Tran chose London to host one of her 3 day masterclasses with students attending from all across the globe. During the 3 days they received tuition from…

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Launch a profitable wedding planning business

UKAWP Coaching Service | Bernadette Chapman

Its around this time every year I begin to get very busy with “other job” as director and part owner at the wedding planning industry body UKAWP .    What is the UKAWP? The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners was founded to promote professionalism in wedding planning, evolving to include industry-wide educational and networking opportunities for…

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Wedding Planning Excellence Seminar 2015


I am so very excited that the UKAWP are bringing back Wedding Planning Excellence (WPE) 2015, 27th – 28th November. This two day seminar is aimed at supporting new and experienced wedding planners providing practical, educational sessions for their business growth and development. The very first WPE was in 2009. There were no other wedding…

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UKAWP Social Event

Once a year the UKAWP host a social evening called mix and mingle, at the beginning of the month I had the pleasure of attending the London event hosted by the London Eye Barracuda yacht. The evening began with drinks and canapés before Sandy and I gave a welcome speech after which the yacht took…

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Marquee Workshop

Over the last 10 years I have organised countless marquee receptions, yes they are very complex to organise and you have to be spot on with the logistics. But I adore organising them. Through my role with the UKAWP I have mentored many planners on how to ensure the organisation is spot on and have…

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The Wedding Sanctuary: an innovative wedding show

I am delighted to tell you about an amazing wedding show called The Wedding Sanctuary. If you are bored of *countless trestle tables and suppliers looking desperate and unenthusiastic, then this is definitely the show for you. Conceived by wedding planners of the UKAWP and hosted at the prestigious RSA House, The Wedding Sanctuary is an innovative wedding…

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