In February, our members Alexandra from The Bijou Bride and Andri from Always Andri Weddings ran the first in a new series of UKAWP Design Workshops created to compliment our planner training. Due to demand they hosted the second one in October. Just like the first one the workshop was full of gorgeous styling and a chance to actively create mood boards and create tables capes.
“The wedding industry has evolved so much in the last few years and today a wedding scheme is about so much more than just a particular colour pairing! Andri and I designed this one day workshop to inspire both new and experienced planners with ways to unlock creativity as well as effectively working with their clients from consultation right through to on the day styling logistics.”
Alex, Bijou Bride
Of course we couldn’t host a UKAWP design workshop without including a practical styling session.
The group was split into two teams each with their own sample client brief and wedding design wishes. Beautiful furniture, props, stationery and flowers all kindly provided by WedHead, Classic Crockery, Emily & Jo and Catherine Short Floral Design. See links at the bottom of this post.
It was great to see the styling tools and techniques we had worked on throughout the day put into practice. The resulting wedding breakfast table set ups were gorgeous (as you can see below) and surpassed our expectations.
Towards the end of the day there was just enough time for some networking and styling questions over cocktails and sweet treats.
A huge thanks to Amanda Karen Photography for capturing not only the day and also business head shots for all our attendees. The feedback received from those that attended has been great and we cannot wait to teach the next one.
UKAWP will be bringing back our design workshop in the spring so if you are interested in going on our mailing list for the announcement, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or keep an eye out on our training page.
Photography – Amanda Karen Photography
Florists – Catherine Short Floral Design
Tableware – Classic Crockery
Chairs – Wedhead London
Stationery – Emily & Jo
Note the gold foil on grey place cards – Emily & Jo
Silks – Kate Cullen
Donuts and gift bag cookies – Mon Annie Cakes
Giftbag: Mug and Poster – Beyond vintage