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Thursday Treats: Keepin’ Busy

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October is proving to be one of my busiest months EVER! On Tuesday The Blogcademy announced it’s 2015 dates as well as a Level 2 workshop (YAY!) and I did some filming in my house for something else we’re launching in a few weeks time (I’m even more excited about this one and I think you will be too). More on all this soon!

I’ve been a bit poorly ever since I got back from the US (cough, cough, splutter!) but there’s no rest for the wicked. Tomorrow I’m heading over to the cold, rainy Isle of Wight with some of my friends for bestie bonding time. As the weather is sure to be dreadful, we’re planning DVD marathons, board game tournaments and lots and lots of vino drinking. I can’t wait!

Sending lots of warm, vibes from my house to yours… Here’s what else has been going on around the web this week.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Anderson Canyon wedding
Homespun woodland wedding
Vintage Oktoberfest wedding
How to make Halloween tombstone placecards
Loving Lydia’s vintage wedding dress

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Colourful DIY Wedding in France: Lor & Nico

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Lor and Nico were married in France. An artist and a musician, they were always going to have a creative wedding. The bride handled most of the décor herself. “As an artist, Lor loves colour, and since this is part of her job she was keen to take care of the décor herself”. began the groom. “She did the invitations and the entire venue set up. I play and sing in a Rock n Roll band so we also wanted an element of Rock n Roll in the day.”

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“The décor reflected us completely, which is what made our wedding unique”, he continued. “There was my full guitar amp at the entrance of the venue to display the guest list, and each table had the name of a rock star. Part of the roof was covered with balloons and we had two massive custom coloured curtains set up in one end of the main room. The 200 napkins were screen painted by ourselves too.”

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My One Wedding Day Regret…(Don’t Make it Yours!)

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Looking back at my own wedding day, there’s only one thing missing. The day was, for all intents and purposes, completely perfect, and while there might be a few stylistic things we’d do differently now, the day went off without a hitch.

My only real regret about our wedding is that we didn’t have a videographer. As the memories of that amazing day started to fade, I wished there was some footage I could look back on to relive those precious and fleeting moments. Unfortunately it just wasn’t in our budget. However, if we’d known of a company like this one, who offer photo AND video packages, things might be very different.

This one one specifically for my Canadian readers (holla!) If you’re still looking for a photographer and/or videographer for your wedding, then why not book a company who can do both?! Toronto wedding photographer‘s Focus Productions offer photo and video packages so there’s no need to fuss about looking elsewhere!

Their team of talented photographers and film makers are available to shoot weddings all over Canada (and beyond, they do also do the odd destination wedding!) and pride themselves on their easy going and non-invasive style. If you’re nervous about being on camera, or worried they might get in the way, you needn’t! These guys have been in the business for five years, so they really know their stuff.

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Intimate Lakeside Vow Renewal: Hannah & James

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Hannah, a wedding photographer, and her husband James decided while on holiday in 2013 that they wanted to renew their vows. They decided to do it in France in July this year. They only brought their two children with them as witnesses, but having a great photographer was also really important to them. They booked  Jordanna Marston to go out with them from the UK. The ceremony took place on the banks of Biscarrosse Lac.

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“We had talked about renewing our vows when we were on holiday in Slovakia in 2013″, began Hannah. “It was such a beautiful place, we were sat by a stunning lake surrounded by mountains, I knew then that I wanted to do our vows by the water somewhere gorgeous! We didn’t want a massive fuss or a party, it was more about us and how we felt about each other and of course our kids. I had a client tell me last year she was having a handfasting ceremony, so after looking it up I thought it was a lovely symbolism and we had Jake and Erin tie ribbons around mine and James’ hands.”

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The Blogcademy 2015 & Introducing: Level 2!

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If you’ve been wondering when The Blogcademy‘s 2015 dates were going to be announced, then wonder no longer because I’m pleased as punch to be able to spill the beans today!

But that’s not all! One of the things many of our 600-odd students have told us after attending the workshop is how they wish there was an advanced class that they could come back to. They wanted to know more about the nitty gritty of running a blog or business full time, and they wanted us to let them in on the specific details of exactly what they need to do to make the big bucks!

Well, we’ve listened, and today I am overjoyed to announce that The Blogcademy Level 2 is ready and raring to go!

Introducing: The Blogcademy, Level 2!

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While we cover blog monetisation in Level 1 (it’s always one of the topics we receive the most questions about) the Level 2 class is where we’ll REALLY get down and dirty and discuss the very specific skills and tactics needed to make any blog, or business, profitable.

We’ll be sharing the key things you need to know when it comes to making a profit; from working with designers and developers, solidifying your brand and attracting your dream client, outsourcing, admin, accounting, dealing with email, producing and selling product (both physical and digital) and self-publishing.

Please note: this is not a workshop for beginners. There’s a lot you need to know before you can start making money with your blog (and it is not a get-rich-quick scheme!). While taking the Level 1 class first is not compulsory, we’d recommend it if you want to learn more of the foundation laying basics and best practices. While you’re welcome to jump right into Level 2, please ensure you have a solid knowledge of blogging basics first!

To find out more about both Level 1 and Level 2 classes, including what topics we’ll be covering, how much the classes cost, payment options, and answers to your most commonly asked questions, head to The Blogcademy FAQ page. If you still have queries after reading all that, feel free to drop us an email.

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The Dates

So here’s where Team Blogcademy is jetting off to next year. To book into any of these classes simply visit our Shop page! 

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A DIY Whovian Wedding: Lua & Pedro

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Being huge Doctor Who fans, Lua and Pedro knew as soon as they were engaged what their wedding theme would be. The celebration was held at Solar das Palmeiras in Rio de Janeiro.”

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“As we are both geeks and great fans of TV shows, we thought our wedding couldn’t be a regular wedding”, began the bride. “We had to choose something that would look like us. We chose the British TV show Doctor Who for our inspiration. With the help of Pinterest, we collected ideas of how to make our special night even more special. I tried to spend as much time as I could making props and decoration items we could use, and the result was awesome. People at the wedding couldn’t really tell it was a themed wedding, but everybody agreed it looked just like us. They said they felt as if they were celebrating at our own house.

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