Informing the UK’s wedding industry, connecting wedding professionals, showcasing wedding businesses, marketing workshops and more!
Earlier this year we ran our second South West WedMeetup at the Deer Park Country House partnering again with the super lovely Jenny Wren Weddings and Event Planning.
We founded the WedMeetup events in 2013 after realising a real need for industry-specific seminars and networking. In 2014 we decided to partner with Jenny Wren Weddings and Event Planning to offer the WedMeetups on a more regular basis, following strong demand. Since then the events have grown, evolved, flourished and developed a strong client following across the South West.
The 2019 South West WedMeetup saw us welcome both familiar and new faces and allowed us to introduce and connect wedding businesses, venues, planners and venue owners to a range of speakers and industry experts. Over the two days, we heard presentations from Sarah George from Bride Magazine, Terry Lewis from Wedding Marketing Mastery, Sam Moore from Wild Tipi, Kylie Carlson from The Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, Aleisha McCormick from Bridechilla and Janie Cooksley from Lower Barns, covering a range of different subjects from ‘How to Stay Focused & Motivated in Your Business’ to ‘Digital Marketing’ and ‘How to Inspire Brides to Book’ to name just a few.
Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with industry experts including Yvonne Morris from CloudLegal, Brendan Sleeman from WED Magazine, Mark Worden from MiHi Digital and Nicola Le Couteur Bisson & Denise Whitehair from The Cornish Celebrants and our team of consultants.
A new aspect to the South West WedMeetup this year was to offer sessions where attendees could book to ‘Meet the Experts’ of a variety of business areas including Tracy Kendall from Keeping it Vintage discussing ‘Wedding Trends 2020’, John Harvey from The Samphire Club discussing ‘Networking’, Venetia Norrington Photography discussing ‘Visualising Your Brand’ and Craig Bracefield from Bracefield Films discussing the ‘Power of Video’. Other topics covered were ‘Advertising’ by Brendan Sleeman from WED Magazine, ‘Upping Your Conversion Rates’ by Hazel Parsons Wedding & Events Consultancy, ‘Importance of Your Brand’ by Heather Skjervik Graphic Design, ‘Working with a Wedding Planner’ by Jenny Grandlund from Jenny Wren Wedding & Event Planning and ‘Stress Management & Wellness at Work’ by Charlotte Lodey from The Palm Tree Club.
The event was captured on camera by Venetia Norrington from Venetia Norrington Photography and on video by Craig Bracefield from Bracefield Films.
Find out more about the WedMeetup events and keep up to date with our forthcoming events over at www.WedMeetup.com
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Each WedMeetup is headed up by Industry Gurus covering a range of informative topics created specifically for wedding businesses. This combined with our kick-ass approach to networking allows you to learn new skills, build new connections, generate referrals and take bookings.