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Getting paid for what I love: Profile of Rose & Mary Florist

Leonoor Vader is the owner and creative director of Rose&Mary, creating gorgeous wedding florals from her studio in Richmond, London. Leonoor shares her story and top tips on what it takes to be a successful wedding florist. What does your business do? We do bespoke wedding flowers mainly. Lots of local brides that are getting … Read more

Making a Passion Pay: Profile Two Hearts Wedding Cars

When Graham Burford spotted a Rolls Royce for sale and wanted to buy it, his wife told him he’d need to make it pay for itself! Now Graham has 6 luxury cars and runs Two Hearts Wedding Cars in the beautiful English county of Buckinghamshire. How did you get started? I had seen a Rolls … Read more

Couple, Business Partners, Best Friends: James & Kerrie Photography

James & Kerrie Sapphire are a husband and wife team who are also the best of friends! Together they own James & Kerrie Photography. After 3 years building their business they are now fulfilling their dream of becoming full time photographers. Here they share their journey and top tips. What does your business do? We … Read more

Knowing my ideal client. Profile of Carmela Weddings

Lisa Johnson is the co-owner of wedding planners Carmela Weddings and also owns Just Own This – a coaching company helping women create their own businesses that they love. She tells us how really focusing on her ideal clients has transformed her business and shares her top tips for anyone starting out in the wedding … Read more

Ice Cream and Charm: Profile of Sweet Ally Scoops

Ally Heasman swapped a traditional career for a traditional ice cream van, taking her vintage van and yummy ices to weddings and events. She tells us how she got started and how social networking has helped her go from newcomer to award winner in 3 years. How did you get started? I sadly lost my … Read more

From student DJs to Entertainment Agency. Profile of Freak Music

Freak Music have grown from student DJs to one of the UK’s leading entertainment agencies with weddings a key part of their business. Co-founder Jay Feeney tells the story of their success. What does your business do? Freak Music are an agency supplying a huge choice & expertise in live music entertainment for corporate events, … Read more

Passports to Royalty. Profile of Destination Stationery

Kate Davies is a wedding stationery designer specialising in unique designs for people getting married abroad or having travel themed weddings. She started her business – Destination Stationery – almost by accident. Here she tells her story and share her top tips for succeeding in this very competitive market. When did you start? I started … Read more

Embracing Inner Quirkiness! Profile of Debbie Gillespie Cakes

I first came across Debbie Gillespie when judging the North of England wedding awards. Her customers absolutely rave about her and her fabulous cakes (if you have never tried her chocolate cake you have never lived according to one bride). So I’m delighted that Debbie has agreed to share her business story. She tells us … Read more

My first year as a wedding planner – Chantilly Rose

Christina Barker set up Chantilly Rose Weddings & Events after a relocation and a chance meeting with a Facebook contact. Here she shares what she’s learnt in her first year as a wedding planner – a business that many dream of but which is difficult to establish. Over to Christina….. What were you doing before? … Read more

Fantastic feedback & devious doubters– my first year in business

Jana Svalbe had a successful career in finance but gave it up to follow her dream of owning a bridal boutique with a difference. Her first year has seen amazing highs – and a tough lesson in the challenges of innovation in an established wedding industry. Here’s Jana’s story: What do you do? MODE Bridal … Read more