Posts Tagged ‘UKAWP’

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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UKAWP Coaching Service

As many of you know as well as organising fabulous events for my clients I am also an owner/director for the UKAWP. I am rather proud of the recent gorgeous transformation – if you get a moment do go and view the gorgeous new branding. I adore my work at the UKAWP, I’m proud of…

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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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Demystifying a career as a wedding planner

Friends, family and strangers all think my job is glamorous. Yes I am lucky, I have a career that I love. But I sometimes wonder if people enter this industry without knowing the facts first. This article is not meant to scare you, it’s supposed to give you an insight into the reality of 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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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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New York Study Trip – Part 4

This is my final report of the UKAWP study trip to New York… (pt 1) & (pt2) & (pt3) Saturday 13th October This was our last day so the primarily focus was sightseeing & yes more shopping – I wont bore you with the details but I did manage a visit to ground zero (oh my…

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New York Study Trip – Part 2

Continuing our review of the New York study trip……… Thursday, 11th October Following our meeting with Ceci New York we went on to see Preston Bailey which of course was incredibly exciting for us. His studio was a visual delight and we took time to admire the welcome plaque before having our meeting with him.…

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