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I am passionate about the wedding industry and empowering others with the knowledge they need to succeed in business. I have been doing this through the UKAWP since its launch back in 2004.

I am crystal clear on who my clients are and consistently reach my business targets. I have many clients who book me more than once due to a business model I have successfully implemented. In addition my marketing plan has ensured I book my ideal clients again and again.

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Throughout the years I have hired business coaches to help with my continual growth.

Depending on what I needed support with would determine who I hired at that time.

I strongly believe that increasing your knowledge is the only way to ensure continual growth and success – both personally and in your business.

Through my other business the UKAWP I help businesses with either group or 121 business coaching.  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."


Bushrah from Artisan by Bushrah

"From the moment, we had our first conversation I knew that Bernadette was the perfect mentor for me. Bernadette is more than a wedding planner, her knowledge and dedication is just amazing, a true diligent professional. Her help to fulfil my vision & goals with working with my ideal client, branding, website and marketing has been phenomenal.

I would highly recommend mentoring, I would go as far as to say ‘stop thinking about it and call Bernadette now"

The mentoring service consists of an initial 90 minute skype call then 12 x weekly 1 hour Skype sessions (3 per month). These mentoring 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.

This service is booked through the UKAWP, you can access my calendar to book an initial discovery call to explore if this is the right service for you.

The investment for the mentoring is £1,800-£2,100 (depending if you are a member of the UKAWP). Please note I only take on a small number of mentoring clients per quarter to ensure I have time for my event clients.

To explore whether business mentoring is right for you complete this short form.


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