Month: October 2016

Trendsetter Interview with Jes Gordon

As part of the International Wedding Trend Report 2017 we are streaming some LIVE interviews with wedding trendsetters from around the world who will give us their opinion on what’s hot and what’s not for 2017. To kick off this series we will be interviewing Jes Gordon, an award-winning event producer & designer, author, and… Read more »

Join us LIVE for the Pre-Launch of the Wedding Trend Report

Each year the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning works with over fifty wedding experts from around the world to publish and distribute the Wedding Trend Report. The report is used globally by wedding professionals to see what is trending for the forthcoming season, so they can implement this within the planning and design… Read more »

Wedgram Winners Announced

Hello!  Last month we launched an Instagram challenge for wedding lovers, called #Wedgram. This challenge requires you to submit a vignette, or flat-lay to us based on a set theme.  Our very first challenge attracted a strong following and I was honestly blown away by the creativity of each entry, based on our theme of… Read more »

Announcing the Pantone Design Competition Winners

A few weeks ago we set our students a challenge to design a series of inspiration boards using the colours announced in the Pantone Colour Report for Spring/Summer 2017. There was a choice of ten stunning colours and last week we chose three finalists for each colour. We then handed over to the wonderful team… Read more »

Building a Portfolio for your Wedding & Event Business

Many people choose to study one of our Diploma courses with the goal of launching a business or gaining employment within someone else’s.  These courses are ideal as they include our business units and an optional Portfolio Assignment. The Portfolio Assignment gives you the chance to take into consideration all of the feedback you have… Read more »

Academy Success Stories Designed To Inspire

Every month I have the lucky task of sharing the stories of just some of our students and I am excited to say that as the year draws to a close, I have a lot of student success stories to share.  We have an incredibly talented and motivated student body and over the coming months,… Read more »

Wedding Planning and Your First Client Consultation

Your first consultation as a Wedding Planner can be daunting.  You know your stuff and you have prepared down to the last detail, but you can’t shake the feeling that, ‘this is the first time’.  This is normal and there really is no way of getting past this, other than to bite the bullet and… Read more »

Could I be a Wedding Planner?

We are asked this question all the time and the answer is almost always, yes, absolutely.  The role of Wedding Planner draws on such a broad range of skills and experiences, that it is a job that suits many people. But of course, as with any type of work,there are traits that will make you a… Read more »

The Finalists of the Pantone Competition Are?

The colour authority Pantone recently announced their colours for the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Ten colours feature as part of the collection so we set our students a challenge to design boards for each colour, and what an amazing job they have done. Today the team at Academy HQ had the difficult task of selecting just… Read more »

Finding Inspiration for Weddings & Events

A soon as you make creativity your career, you will be faced with the challenge of having to find inspiration.  Many of our wedding and event planning students discover this early on as they start working on their creative assignments.  We are often asked for tips on staying inspired and keeping those creative juices flowing… Read more »