Wedding planner du jour, Mark Niemierko is a genius. In May, at The Dorchester no less, he will be sharing his trade secrets on how to plan a wedding in his own enviable style. Are you a budding wedding planner and want to learn from the best? Well my darlings, this is the event for you…
“Following overwhelming demand, Mark Niemierko, the UK’s foremost luxury wedding planner,will share his trade and style secrets at the very first Niemierko Wedding Academy. Consisting of a high-end inspirational experience, the Niemierko Wedding Academy will help equip its students with the tools and contacts to become wedding planners of quality in the future.”
“In order to reveal his best secrets, Mark will be joined by a host of industry leading experts, including renowned florist Rob Van Helden and celebrity make-up artist Maggie Hunt, with more names to be revealed in the lead up to the first course.”
“Each day over the course of one week, students will be offered a real insight into the ‘Niemierko world’. Mark and his team have planned a meticulous schedule ensuring pupils cover all aspects of how he organises, creates and oversees a couples wedding. This will cover the process of planning, wedding etiquette, budgeting, bridal fashion and beauty, Q&A sessions and a typical food and drinks tasting within The Krug Room at the Dorchester. In addition, the course also covers how best to create a wedding day around a couple through a flower class and visit to Covent Garden flower market, mood boards, production design, selecting tableware, furniture, lighting and entertainment. The days are broken down into concise classes, between which breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and the odd glass of champagne will be served.”
A little bit of retro and punk glamour was in order when blogger Adelle Frejus of Peonies and Pearls got together with photographer Anneli Marinovich for a photo shoot in Camden, London.
“My inspiration for the shoot was a 1950’s retro glamour – big hair, red lips and vintage wedding dresses,l” explained Anneli. “I had been wanting to do a bridal shoot ‘with a twist’ in Camden since the start of the year and the 1950’s theme seemed perfect for the setting.”
“I was very excited to get Elizabeth Avey involved – her original 1950s vintage wedding dresses are exquisite and literally “made” the shoot. Proud Camden & Stables Market were the perfect settings to give the shoot a sense of fun and the staff at Proud Camden were amazing for letting us use the stables as our “catwalk” before heading out onto the streets of Camden Town. Each stable at Proud has a different theme as well, which ended up fitting in perfectly with our 3 different looks – vintage, leopard and punk.”
Inspiration boards are your friend. Taking the time to put together a selection of your favourite wedding (and non wedding) images will give you a strong and cohesive idea about what your ideal wedding theme or colour scheme will look like. They will also help you visualise what works together and what doesn’t. Above is one I made using BHLDN’s new online moodboard tool – looks like my next wedding will be a sea-green and peach theme, who knew?!
When you blog something new, add a link to it on your Twitter & Facebook to notify your followers of your new content. There are automatic systems that can do this for you so you don’t have to worry about it. I use one called Twitterfeed.
However beware of bombarding people with messages to promote your posts – some of your followers who, like me, are online all day will probably get annoyed at seeing the same thing posted over and over and over! It’s all about finding the balance between sharing something that you think your followers might find interesting and generally going to far and never posting anything else but links to your own blog. Sorry but this is more than likely to have the exact opposite effect and will probably result in people unfollowing you! I’d suggest promoting each entry once or maybe twice (morning and evening) maximum.