Month: August 2017

Tuesday Tutorial – Difficult Wedding Clients and How to Protect Yourself

Susan Parrish is an Academy tutor for our UK campus as well as being a successful Wedding Planner and business owner. Sue set up her business Eleganza Weddings & Events in 2004 and has gained a reputation for organising successful and well­‐planned weddings. She is very committed to promoting knowledge, professionalism and codes of conduct within the Wedding… Read more »

Launching a Wedding Business with Academy Graduate Stacey Gates

Here at the Academy, we do as much as we possibly can to ensure those of our students whose goal is to set up a wedding or events business are trained and prepared to launch their business with confidence. It is a very proud moment for us when we see our graduates take what we… Read more »

Wedding Industry Networking Via Social Media

Social Media has done incredible things for how we live in the world; I could devote a whole page to listing out the ways and probably not scratch the surface.  However, any list I wrote would certainly include; how we learn, how we work, how we sell and how we connect.  Many of you reading… Read more »

Our Top 10 Wedding Industry Stars to follow on Social Media


In every industry there are always those people that everyone looks up to, everyone admires and everyone aspires to, and the wedding industry is no different. As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations, I’m sharing with you today my top 10 wedding industry stars. Some of them I have admired for as long as I… Read more »

Arabian Academy Networking Luncheon with Chelsea Lavere

Bonita is the career advisor for the Arabian Academy of Wedding and event planning, based in Dubai. Before joining the Academy Bonita worked with the UAE’s leading wedding inspiration website in their advertising sales division, she has a media background and is passionate about helping both new and established wedding businesses succeed. Today Bonita… Read more »

In Conversation with Wedding Business Consultant Sam Lloyd

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of the newest members of our team, Sam Lloyd. Sam is the founder of The Wedding Owl and an experienced Wedding Business Consultant and soon-to-be Tutor for the Academy of Wedding & Event Planning. She is also a Venue Consultant for ProVenue.  Sam is a… Read more »

Our Top 10 Real Weddings and Events from around the World

As we continue with our Top 10 series of posts to celebrate the Academy being in business for 10 years I thought it would be fun to look at some of the real weddings and events that have caught my eye over the years. Now obviously it is hard to capture all of them as… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – NZAWEP Sits Down with Aimee Jane Cake Design

Lizzie Waterson is a recent addition to our New Zealand Academy tutor team, as well as the proud owner of Elizabeth Jean Weddings and Events. She has planned, styled and executed celebrations from an intimate 18 to large scales of over 120+ guests. This week Lizzie sits down with NZ based wedding cake expert, Aimee of  Aimee… Read more »

10 Years In Business With Academy CEO Kylie Carlson

Hello, my name is Christine and I am the Director of Education for the Academy of Wedding & Event Planning.  My own journey with the Academy started with me enrolling in the Certificate in Wedding Planning in 2007.  I was a freelance Corporate Event Planner looking to expand my skills and knowledge and make the… Read more »

Do I Need Experience to Take One of Your Courses

Today’s post has been inspired by the questions our Course Advisors receive from those of you considering study with us.  The question is; Do I need experience to take one of your courses? What I liked about the Academy courses when I first had a chance to look at them myself was how well suited they are to… Read more »