Academy TV

Academy TV is your chance to learn from our Director, Kylie Carlson. The Academy is unique in the fact that we are the only training company producing free-to-air videos for aspiring and novice wedding professionals. It is a great way to get a sneak peek of the quality of education and training you will receive as a student of the Academy.

#WedAcademyUAE The latest tweets from #WedAcademyUAE with Kylie & Zoe

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    Are you thinking about a career in the wedding and event industry? Then check out this student-tutor Q&A video chat… https://t.co/kLEUnOtxYo
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    Another 2017 #WeddingTrendReport feature on @brides with report contributor @AOOevents photo by #krakorastudios… https://t.co/wjOwFI7Zor
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    Fab tips for your clients RT @Weddingmagazine: Seven thoughtful ways to include your mum in your #wedding planning: https://t.co/Kp3YkuddaD
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    RT @EWPC2: Proud to announce @WedAcademyUAE (Arabian Academy of Wedding Planning) as an Academic Partner for our event. https://t.co/GZz5I3
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  • Google Hangouts

    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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    Podcasts

    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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    Industry News

    Monday Motivation – Take Time to Chill

    Here at the Academy we often talk about the importance of hard work, striving for your goals and managing your time. But it is equally important to take much needed breaks and take time out from work or study to relax and recuperate. It is important to strike some form of work-life balance that works for you to keep your mind, body and soul healthy, thus making the work you do do more focussed and productive. So today we want you to look at your schedule and ensure you take time to chill; whether it is starting the day with an invigorating workout, ending it with some meditation or just taking out 20 minutes to walk the dog. You will find that when you sit down at your desk you will be more refreshed and motivated to get working.
     
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    Monday Motivation – Take Time to Chill

    Running a Wedding and Events Design Studio

    In this week’s student interview I sat down with Sydney based student Aileen Hookins who recently graduated from the Diploma in Wedding Planning, Styling and Design from our Australian Academy Campus.
    Aileen is incredibly focused and organised and I could certainly learn a thing or two from her in that respect. She is also incredibly motivated and has already launched a business called Carmel loves Frank that is doing really well. She is busy and has plenty of work coming in through the door.
    To find out how Aileen managed a young family alongside studying her diploma and launching a new business you need to watch the video below. To follow Aileen on social media you can use the links below:

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    Running a Wedding and Events Design Studio

    Learning to be a Wedding and Event Planner with the Academy

    Are you thinking about a career in the wedding and event industry? Does the idea of planning, styling and designing weddings excite you? If so then you might want to consider taking an internationally and industry recognised course to learn the foundations of the job.
    Here at the Academy we have trained over 2000 students worldwide and they all had different ambitions and career aspirations. At the end of last year we invited four of our UK based students into the studio for a day of filming. These days are always good fun and it is a chance to watch the course material being filmed live and also to ask questions and pick the brains of the team at the Academy.
    In the video below our lead tutor Zoe Mckeown, Advisory Board Member Pamella Dunn and yours truly (Kylie Carlson) sat down with our guest students and answered their burning questions about how to be successful in the industry, launch a new business and get that all important work experience.

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    Learning to be a Wedding and Event Planner with the Academy

    Let’s Get Creative – Easter Styling Instagram Challenge

    Do you think you are creative? Well we have a challenge for you!
    Calling all students and followers! Today we are launching an exciting new instagram challenge that will get you using your creativity, brainstorming new ideas and flexing your styling skills. The Easter holiday is a few weeks away and many of you will be celebrating with a special family meal or Children’s easter egg hunt. So what better time to put your creativity to practical use?
     

    Easter Styling Instagram Challenge
    The Brief
    We want you to create a styled tablescape based on the theme of Easter. You can go as traditional or as abstract as you want. If you are a student of the Academy consider what we have taught you and what you know about tablescape design or use this as an opportunity to try your hand at styling your dinner table for the first time. Consider colour palette, florals or props, and the different dining elements.
    The Prize
    We are excited to announce that our judge for this challenge is none other than styling pro and wedding industry entrepreneur Louise Beukes of B.Loved and the B.Loved Hive. This really is a great opportunity to get your work in front of the industry experts like Louise.
    The prize has been provided for us by Styled Images who create beautifully styled images for Creative Entrepreneurs. They are offering the winner a styled images pack of 10 gorgeous images that can be downloaded and used by the winner in accordance with their terms of use. This is a great opportunity to use these professional images to add some creative visuals to your business website or social media or just beautify your personal instagram feed. 

    Submitting Entries

    All entries should be posted on instagram.
    You must tag @weddingacademylive and use the hastag #easterstylingchallenge
    You can submit entries in several ways and we want you to be creative with this too – you can submit single photos or how about a carousel of photos and video showing the styling process from start to finish? Maybe you want to present your tablescape to us on a video (see Kylie’s tablescape series from last year for inspiration), or perhaps you can get creative with Bommerang?
    Deadline for entries is midnight on the 17th April 2017 and we will announce the winner by Friday the 21st April.

    We can’t wait to see what you come up with so get creating! And please share your in progress shots we want to see those research ideas, moodboards or DIY snapshots.
     
     
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    Let’s Get Creative – Easter Styling Instagram Challenge