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The Academy Google Hangouts are a chance for our students to chat with a tutor live on air and give a great insight into what life is like as an Academy student. It is great publicity for our students and a chance to talk about what it is they are trying to achieve, their business, or their job in the events industry.

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The Business of Weddings Podcast Show

The Business of Weddings Podcast show is available on iTunes and is hosted by several of the staff at the Academy. Each podcast brings you an up close and personal interview with a different expert within the wedding and event industry to help you learn from those already out there enjoying success.

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How to Achieve Your Career Goals in 2018

Being a Career Girl in 2018 is like trying to be superwoman. You need to juggle a hundred things at once and still try to achieve your own goals. So, when it does get a little bit heavy remember these golden tips to keep you on track for setting and achieving goals.

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Announcing Our 2018 International Advisory Board

Today is an exciting day here at Academy HQ as we can finally reveal our International Advisory Board for 2018-2019. We are thrilled to be working with such an inspirational group of experts and exceptional talent from the wedding and event industry and the world of business, and this year’s board is even bigger with 50 members from around the world! With Academy campuses in regions including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the UAE and the United States, and with more locations in the pipeline, it is more important than ever that we maintain an international vision and keep the courses relevant for each and every one of our campuses.
Members of this board play many important roles in the Academy as an educational organisation and for our industry. They provide guidance for our students, contribute their input into our course materials, and are instrumental in giving our students a practical look at the industry by providing a variety of work experience opportunities. You can also expect to hear more from our members in articles, top tips and industry insights shared via our publications, The Wedding Business Magazine and The International Wedding Trend Report.
So who’s on the board?
It is with great pleasure I can reveal the who’s who of the 2018 Advisory Board :

UK – Aleisha McCormack of Bridechilla
North America – Brittny Drye of Love Inc
UK – Bruce Russell of Bruce Russell – Weddings Experiences Destinations
AU – Caroline Khoo of Nectar and Stone
AU – Cassandra Heilbronn of Career Girl Inspo and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
AU – Cathrin D’Entremont of Cathrin D’Entremont Weddings
North America – Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York
Puerto Rico – Chezelle Rodriguez of Chezelle Rodriguez
France – Chloe Atlan of Aava Weddings
North America – Christie Osborne of Mountainside Media
North America – Christina Farrow of Aisle Planner
Italy – Cindy Salgado of Cindy Salgado Wedding Design & Events
North America – Dalia MacPhee of Dalia MacPhee
North America – David Tutera of David Tutera
UAE – Elie Berchan of Elie Berchan Wedding and Events Creation
UAE – Emma Pope of Emaar Hospitality Group
UK – Erica Willoughby-Smith of Mr and Mrs Unique
AU – Esther Kefaloukos of Confetti Fair
North America – Harmony Walton of The Bridal Bar
UK – Holly Poulter and Susannah Dale of  Revelry Events
UAE – Iman El-Huni of Party Social
UK – Jane Riddell of Planned for Perfection
UK – Jessie Thomson of Studio Sorores
North America – Jon’ll Boyd of Completely Yours Events
UAE – Joumana Tannous Kadri of Aghareed
UAE – Julia Jackle of Creative 971
UK – Juliana Rodriguez of Scarlett Entertainment
UK – Kate Cullen of Kate Cullen
AU – Kathy Apostolidis of Events by Nightingales
SE Asian – Kevin Mintaraga of Bridestory
France – Lisa Gatenby of French Flower Style
UK – Louise Beukes of BLOVED Hive
North America – Marley Majcher of The Party Goddess
North America – Meryl Snow of  SnowStorm Solutions
AU – Michelle Anderson of Complete the Look
UK – Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams
North America – Michelle Loretta of Sage Wedding Pros
UAE – Nada Gokal of Vintage Bloom
UAE – Nikki Rutherford of Weddings Online
UK Pauline Brookes and Clara Emanuel of The Moderna
UAE – Rhiannon Downie of Bride Club Me
NZ – Samantha Gerard of Wild Heart Weddings Fairs
Italy – Sandra Santoro of Getting Married in Italy
North America – Sara Burnett of Burnetts Boards
Kuwait – Sarah AlMughamis of Q8 Planner
UK – Sarah Richardson of Leafy Couture
North America – Simon T Bailey of  Simon T Bailey International
Portugal – Susana Esteves Pinto of Simplesmente Branco and We are The Destination
Morth America – Terrica Skaggs of Cocktails & Details
UAE – Zainab Alsalih of Carousel

If becoming a wedding and/or event professional is your career dream join our community of students today to take advantage of our collective wealth of expert knowledge and experience!
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Wedding Styling Tutorial: How to Style a Wedding Venue

Choosing and styling a wedding venue for your clients can be a challenge, especially when a venue is heavily themed. In this tutorial Academy tutor Dee talks about things to avoid, challenges and top tips on making the venue swoonworthy.
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Boho Coastal Wedding Inspiration with Earlando

One of the many reasons we love our job as publishers of the International Wedding Trend Report is that we get to find out what is inspiring wedding professionals (and their clients) around the world. It is great to see the creative variety and different cultural influences affecting trends across the wedding industry. What is trending in Australia can often be totally different to what is predicted to be big in weddings in the UK or over in the U.S. for example.  Each region brings new ideas and influences to the table and we, in turn, inspire each other throughout this global industry.
For me personally, I just love how the Australian’s do weddings! I share an affinity with their modern, stylish and very creative approach. And they have truly mastered the beautiful yet understated, relaxed and intimate outdoor wedding! For this year’s report, we featured the most stunning boho coastal wedding shoot produced by Whitsunday’s based wedding venue Earlando, in collaboration with a great team of local suppliers. So we thought we’d catch up with Hannah Mooney of Earlando to find out more about their local industry and what they see trending for their clients.

Can you tell us more about Earlando and why the Whitsundays is great wedding location?
“Earlando is a completely private property, encompassing private beaches, mountain lookouts, and sprawling lawns with the essence of the Australian outback. You really do get paradise all to yourself for the day!
The Whitsundays is such a magical destination for weddings. We have visitors from all over the world who come to see the azure waters and world famous beaches. Add to that an amazing community of world class wedding suppliers and you have the right ingredients for a perfect wedding location like no place on earth!”

Why are trends important in the wedding industry?

“I think everyone likes to think they are keeping with the times and being ‘on trend’. It is really important to know that you are able to offer what your clients are going to be looking for a few months in advance. It allows us as suppliers to keep our product fresh, modern and appealing to the ever changing market.”

Where do you find your trend inspiration? 

“Working as a team on these styled shoots means we find our trend inspirations for different sources, may that be Pinterest, international fashion weeks, bridal magazines or even home decor trends. We all put our heads together and bounce ideas backwards and forwards until we are happy with the trend focus for our shoots.”

 What trends do you see coming through for 2018 that will appeal to Earlando couples?

“One of the main trends we are seeing is the influx of natural beauty, outside and within. We are seeing couples stepping away from ‘the wedding show’ where their main focus is to wow guests and impress everyone, into the more natural, relaxed and even more intimate weddings. Weddings are a time to share with the people you love and we feel that the privacy and intimacy our guests seek in our venue is a reflexion of this.”

Photography: Summer Rain Photography // Venue: Earlando // Styling: Beautiful Weddings Whitsundays // Dress: Anna Dutton Couture // Makeup: Joanne Dromgold Makeup // Hair: Luisa at Whitsundays Wedding Hair Lounge // Flowers: Le Sorelle Florist // Models: Hannah Dye and Gemma Scott
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