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I am passionate about the wedding industry and empowering others with the knowledge they need to succeed in business.

When working as a wedding planner I consistently booked my ideal clients onto my top package, year after year. Furthermore many became repeat clients booking me each summer for their garden soirees and celebrations.

I first began mentoring wedding planners back in 2011 and since then have coached hundreds through the UKAWP then in recent years my consultancy business.

I'm known for straight talking, tough loving, no nonsense advice.

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I’ve worked in the wedding and events industry since 2002, launching  Dream Occasions when my son was 6 months old.

Within 2 years I was helping other wedding planners with their businesses, advising them on how to launch and answering their questions.

I launched an industry body (UKAWP) for the wedding industry promoting professionalism and honesty. Until I closed this in September 2023 I had personally trained over 1,000 wedding planners and mentored hundreds of wedding businesses.

My style is a mix of coaching and consulting providing practical solutions to problems you may have alongside intuitive analysis of limiting blocks and beliefs. I am renowned for some tough love and accountability.

I am a certified Business Consultant and Energy healer so at times we will combine energy healing alongside the strategy.

I am amazingly supportive, consider me your big sister for a short while!  I promise through my careful coaching you will become a confident business owner with a clear business path to follow.  I am incredibly passionate about helping you build a business that is right for you, your family and most importantly runs a profit.


Cass from Cassandra June Weddings

"I absolutely cannot recommend Bernadette highly enough, if you are serious about your business and the industry and are in need of guidance, I don’t think you will find better. I have learnt SO much and not only feel equipped with knowledge, I feel confident in my abilities. Bernadette’s wisdom, guidance and support has been incredible and I am privileged for the opportunity to have worked with her."


Mary, Weddings by Mary

One of the best decisions I have recently made for my business was to book a VIP session with Bernadette. Before our session we had a short conversation to ensure that we were ready to hit the ground running on the day. The four hours flew by but I came away feeling refreshed, upbeat, positive and excited to start working through the ideas we had discussed. Bernadette offers no nonsense, straightforward advice & guidance.

All mentoring and coaching is now provided through my consultancy business "Bernadette Chapman Consultancy". I have a range of services available from online courses and products to 1:1 intensives.

All sessions are tailored specifically to your needs and together we decide what support you need the most. For some this is launching a new brand so we might explore personal branding and your ideal client. For other clients they have been in business a number of years but feel a bit stuck on how to progress further. We explore your sales process and in particular your pricing strategies.

You can access my calendar to book an initial discovery call to explore if this is the right service for you.

To explore whether business mentoring is right for you head on over to my consultancy website to learn what support I can offer to you.


Dream Occasions, Coggeshall, Essex
01376 561 544 / 07939 215 531

Please note every image shown on our website has been taken from previous events we have organised. Our thanks to the following photographers for sending us the images:
Jasmine Jade, Simon Carr, Kerry Morgan, Touch Photography, Tracey Hosey, Tim Bowden, Contre Jour, Mark Bothwell, Max Burnett from Weddings_M, Julian Porch