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My Wedding Business Training

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My Wedding Business Training

At Pamella Dunn Events we like to make dreams come true. Not in a clichéd fairytale way but in a way where we take your desired vision and make it a reality. With a touch of glamour, of course. Although, there is always a happy ever after for our brides, grooms and other clients too.

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Delegate Laura enjoying the photography workshop as Cream Photography work their magic ensuring everyone is comfortable in front of the camera

We tend to talk about dreams coming true a lot in the wedding industry, in reference to the wedding day itself – when everything comes together to produce a fabulous result that kick-starts your long-term future. However, there’s another side to the industry where exactly the same thing happens… Business.

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A Specialist Workshop with Marquee Experts Village Farm Marquees

The My Wedding Business Course is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with weddings. It’s a day packed full of inspirational advice that helps bring everything you need together for a successful business, coaches you in order that you produce fabulous results for your clients, and kickstarts your long-term future as a budding entrepreneur. Alongside like-minded go-getters you will learn everything it takes to succeed in the glamorous world of ‘I do’s’.

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Personal branding images and head shots are included on the one day course, here are Susanne from Beamsley Blooms business cards and marketing material

The course is an absolute must for anyone who has dreamed of owning a wedding business, those who already run a business but want to branch out into the world of weddings, and anyone who wants to up their wedding-game and aim for a whole new target market. Maybe you’re recently married and fell in love with a certain aspect of your wedding day that you’d now like to pursue as a career. Nothing great ever came from staying in our comfort zone so now’s the time to step out and strive for what you want. Run by the highly-acclaimed, award-winning wedding planner Pamella Dunn, you will leave the course with everything you need to hit the ground running, including a luxury gift bag full of exciting goodies.

With a track-record in running an incredibly successful luxury wedding business and a background in coaching, Pamella knows just what it takes to make your business stand out as a market leader. The course covers everything you need to know from social media to styled photoshoots and you’ll also leave with a professional headshot to put straight on your website. Pamella’s little black book of the hottest wedding industry contacts means she’s extremely well-placed to suggest connections and help you network your way to the top of your game.

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Bridebook UK Award Winning Wedding Planner 2017 Pamella

Former course attendees have gone on to successfully launch their businesses, connect and collaborate with similar businesses to produce applaudable results, and comfortably find their right target market to work with. Now it’s your turn… Whether you’ve got an idea for a business and want to make it happen, or you want to take your existing services to the next level then the My Wedding Business Course is exactly what you need. With the next course taking place in Leeds on August 30th, followed by our London date on Friday September 22nd at the B.Loved Hive there is no time to waste. Book your place on the course today and start making those dreams come true.

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A date for your diary August 30th 2017 My Wedding Business Course

Huge thanks to Charlotte Spain of Redamancy for this fabulous guest blog, I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. Also for those that missed our Instagram post we are excited to have opened up applications for this years internships. If you’d like apply, and we’d love you to, email over your CV and covering letter to pam@pamelladunn.co.uk we love hearing from you.

Best wishes

Pam x

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Introducing Pamella Dunn Brand Ambassador Sarah Of Styling Farm

It’s Friday and the weekend …. Time for catching up with nine blog features showcasing fabulous creatives and inspiring business woman making wedding dreams a reality. Tonights ambassador is a real treat and I just know you’ll be blown away with Sarah and her beautiful styling business.

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Farm Styling creative director Sarah

Day 10:

Hey ..

Welcome to Farm. I’m Sarah. Here’s a little bit of information about me & how Farm has evolved.

Once upon a time, I’m not going to think exactly how long ago now, I grew up in a beautiful Georgian house which my parents ran as a luxury wedding venue. As a family we lived and breathed and revolved around the magical goings on in that house, in my memories I recall it as though living amidst a flurry of hazy happiness and floating organza. Something about it must have stayed with me.

Then I traveled, lived and worked as life requires one to do. I lived in London, Spain, Canada & France. I graduated in a subject entirely at odds with design, but spurred on by my first little walk up flat renovation I went on to renovate, build and design several houses. In 2005, whilst living in Canada, I – along with a very dear friend –  set up an interior styling company & by 2010 we had regularly featured in newspaper, magazines & had our own little spot on Saturday morning television. In 2010 I moved to France and my journey in styling and design continued.

Then, in 2013, I settled back in my beloved Yorkshire. Ready for a fresh direction.

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Getting her creative on

Inspired by my childhood, driven by my experience in design & styling, motivated by my brief stint working with a super talented florist & an equally supportive new venue I turned Farm on a new path into events and wedding styling. I submerged myself in several intensive courses – notable of which was Pamella Dunn’s business workshop an Introduction To My Wedding Business Course for it’s endless mentorship, networks and invaluable advice. And I love it. I love the attention to detail, the endless creative possibilities, the happiness, the journeys and the stories.  Everything I have learnt, my years of experience in styling, my professionalism, my passion, my flair, my creativity, my imagination, I now pour into your day.

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Country chic

So, Welcome To Farm.

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A Costal Exclusive Use Yorkshire Wedding Venue I love …

As a wedding Planner and stylist I get some dream jobs.

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Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel Sandsend Whitby North Yorkshire

Can you imagine my delight when approached by the talented photographer Georgina Harrison as she shared her ideas for a very special fine art shoot at the stunning Dunsley House Country Hotel on the outskirts of the beautiful North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby?

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The charm and old world character of the deep leaded windows flood the rooms with light

I adore the seaside, long walks along the shore line breathing in the sea air, so from the beginning I knew this project was going to be a personal investment too.

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I adored creating this fragrant white lilac and eucalyptus bridal bouquet

The location and charming Victorian wedding venue on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park was just waiting to be rediscovered. New owners are restoring the stunning manor house, maintaining the stylish essence of a bygone era with luxurious decor, furnishings and fabrics. The spectacular setting has a seductive charm which I found impossible to resist.

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Secret pathways lead to undiscovered meadows and pretty orchards

The grounds take in breathtaking views, manicured lawns, graceful eucalyptus trees sharing pretty meadows with fruit trees and wild flowers; I was lost in styling heaven. The natural flow and abundance of original wrought iron fencing, gates, stone work and meandering paths stole my heart and I will forever have a fondness for this special place.

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The bride wears a dreamy bridal gown and veil from The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique Pickering
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Our soft green and white flowers and stylish wedding stationery from Noble Fine Art
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Wedding day details from Noble Fine Art, and The Little Pear Bridal Boutique
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Our rununculus buttonhole completes the blacktie attire of the stylish groom
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Bride and Groom Portraits are a wonderful opportunity for you both to enjoy quiet moments together during the whirlwind of your day
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Natural loose bridal bouquets if kept to a soft colour palette do not dominate your photographs but enhance the overall styling
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The grounds are the perfect location for portrait shots and are just beautiful. Everytime you breath in the sea air you will be transported back to this precious moment
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A walk in the grounds will keep you in the moment

Reflecting the beauty and peaceful calm of the surroundings the design was soft and sympathetic, using seasonal wedding flowers of fragrant white lilac, eucalyptus and peonies. The colour palette was cool and subtle with chalky whites, velvety muted greens, complemented by rich fabrics that billowed in the breeze. I wanted to create something achingly beautiful and truly authentic, a style that was thoughtful, and perfectly in tune with the romantic setting and venue.

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A romantic wedding cake from the fabulous Blush Cake Company blended perfectly with the overall styling
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Breathe in the glorious sea air from the terrace at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel and you will never want to leave

I think by now you have guessed I loved everything about this collaboration, and I hope it illustrates that dreams really can come true in this idyllic North Yorkshire coastal hamlet.

Collaborators:

Photography – Georgina Harrison Photography

Bridal Boutique – The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique

Hair and Makeup Artist – Catherine Elizabeth

Styling and Wedding Flowers –Pamella Dunn

Wedding Cake – Blush Cake company

Stationery – Noble Fine Art

Venue – Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel

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What Is It Like To Work On A Photoshoot?

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Cotswold Lavender Company

As a UK Wedding Planner I am in a fabulous position to work with wonderful professional wedding suppliers in the most idyllic locations. This beautiful English summer’s day was no exception as I collaborated on a styled shoot to create magical images to inspire brides and grooms planning their wedding. Styling and design are where my heart is and working with clients to create a really personal day makes my heart sing. As well as our gorgeous clients I love supporting and mentoring new talent coming in to the wedding industry and I’m completely blessed to have seven amazing interns all hungry for hands on experience. All very different with their own unique flair and style they are most definitely the stars of the future  and on today’s blog we hear from Ellie; you’re going to love her …

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Lavender Wedding Inspiration

Ellie, can you help out at a photoshoot? It’s a couple of hours drive, but you’ll be working with one of the finest photographers around, you’ll be surrounded by handmade creative beauty, and oh—by the way—it’s in a lavender field, one of the country’s most incredible natural sights? 

It’s hardly a gripping intro, because OF COURSE I said yes. I typed yes as quickly as my little fingers would fly across the keyboard, I started pre-planning the treats I would bake for the aforementioned drive, and I excitedly did some background research on the suppliers I’d be working with. That was just one of the perks of this opportunity: the collaborators on the shoot are some of the most creatively talented and exciting people in the industry. And I was part of that! It all sounds a bit Northern-boy-on-the-West-End-stage for the first time, but it’s got truth to it: looking at the photos below, I know I was part of that. HOW. EXCITING.

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Quintessentially English

What were the other perks of the opportunity, you say, other than working with some of the best in the business? Having an amazing day in a sumptuous location (I don’t know how nice your office is but try taking a day trip to the Cotswolds Lavender Field every once in a while), learning new skills on-the-job, crafting new industry relationships and creating something beautiful. The photos Jane captured are stunning, and it’s pretty impressive that I was a small part of that – especially when you consider that the alternative was half-heartedly prepping a dissertation! 

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Wedding Day Details
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Lavender Fields Of Wedding Dreams
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Soft Summer Bridal Bouquet With Luxe Silk Ribbon

Mainly, however, it taught me the importance of saying yes to every opportunity that you’re able to take on. It’s a cliché but it’s a cliché for a reason: you get out what you put in, and if you put in loads of yesses, you’ll get loads of yesses out of it. Whether you’re well established, just starting out, or anywhere in-between, taking on a new project can open so many doors and could take you anywhere and everywhere. Especially in the wedding industry, where coherence in themes is important, and recommendations are so often relied upon, gaining a reputation as being up for it can catapult you to stardom (relative wedding-stardom, but that’s all anyone really wants). 

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Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon From PomPom Blossom
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Wedding Hair Accessories Are Sometimes All You Need

Obviously I am not advocating selling yourself short. I’m not the best at maths or business (my school record is testament to that) but even I know that consistently and permanently saying yes to free jobs is not a workable business plan. Strike the balance right however, and the relationships you’ll make with the people you say yes will provide you with income – and from there you can fly. Next time someone asks you to be part of a shoot, or an event, or to lend them a hand on a project – say yes, and see where it takes you. Chances are I’ll be lending a hand too – anything to get away from this dissertation…”

I love this fun flowing account from Ellie and I hope it inspired you too. If you would like to gain experience and network with some of the loveliest and talented new wedding vendors please get in touch. And check out the amazing talent below who collaborated on this shoot.

Have the most amazing time planning your wedding, you know where we are when you need us!

Much love Pam x

Credits:

Photography – Jane Beadnell

Stylist & flowers – Our fabulous team ….

Hair & Makeup – Cat

Cake – Zoe

Accessories – Betty

Stationery – Jane

Hand dyed silk ribbon – Sophie

Boho Woodland Bridal Styling

“I suddenly said to my wife: “we’re terribly dull people, let’s travel around the world and then we shall have something to talk about”.

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Natural boho bridal bouquet

Burnby Hall Gardens, a classic estate nestled in the surroundings of the East Yorkshire town of Pocklington, provided the backdrop for this gorgeous collaborative wedding shoot. With a set of supremely talented contributors, the shoot was a boho wedding dream: making use of the magnificent natural landscape, combining them with whimsical floating dresses and soft hair and make up. The result is a true bridal fairytale.

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In line with Major Percy Stewart (the original owner of Burnby Hall)’s vision, to travel the world with his wife and have something to talk about, this wedding inspiration shoot is definitely not one to keep quiet about. The colour palette of natural greens, browns, and white, lends understated elegance. Pamella Dunn’s bridal bouquet, a sumptuous arrangement of David Austin roses and leafy foliage, highlights the beauty of dark green as a feature colour. Her styling—including hanging tealight bubbles, macramé plant pots, a carnival-style gold star and a feature mirror—gives the impression of an exquisitely preserved whole other world that we’ve just stumbled upon. 

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The wedding dresses were kindly loaned by destination boutique The Bridal Collection in Harrogate, both featuring stunning bodices with lace detailing, and uncomplicated skirts which flowed beautifully, pooling to the ground. Layered pendant jewellery really gave the boho vibe its edge, wonderfully complimented by hair and makeup by the amazingly talented Megan Green. Tousled tresses and deep lip colours gave the brides an effortless carefree edge: a perfect look.

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Creative Yorkshire photographer Jamie Sia’s photography tells the story of a perfectly conserved whimsical wonderland, unspoilt by fuss and spilling over with simplistic beauty. Striking images of the beautiful models Emily and Jazzmin, and featured shots of every single thread woven together to make this masterpiece a reality: now we have something to truly talk about.

Author: Eleanor Kime

Thank you so much Ellie for writing a gorgeous article, this was a fabulous shoot with a wonderful team of professional Yorkshire wedding industry experts. I love the travel adventure inspiration, and creating woodland wedding magic and a beautiful natural wedding bouquet was a perfect project for me. Much love Pami x

Your Personal Wedding Planner

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Exclusive Wedding Planning. Full details & clear pricing online.

We know wedding planning is exciting and unbelievably time consuming too. We often meet our lovely clients when they are drowning under wedmin or balancing too many suppliers booked too soon in the process as they are cry “I wish we had found you sooner!” The business of wedding planning is shrouded in myth and folklore so this week we shone a little light on how it all works and updated the website with pricing and services, posting transparent costs and details of what you can expect.

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Boutique Wedding Planning. A professional wedding planner for when you really need it. Further details and easy pricing on line.

It’s true, hiring a wedding planner is not just for celebrities and the rich and famous. There are many services you can take advantage of, saving you time and money whilst still planning your own special celebrations. Planning a wedding in the UK offers couples a magical choice of alternatives and has not traditionally included a Wedding Planner but all this is beginning to change. As experienced professionals we know how stressful wedding planning can be, and how time consuming and budget busting too. With so many considerations no one anticipates, including the balancing of family and friends expectations, not to mention managing a team of suppliers as your wedding approaches. It really is no wonder that by the time the day arrives it passes in a blur.

 

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Our latest client wedding Venue Search took us to Cheshire and across Yorkshire to find the perfect exclusive use luxury venue with accommodation. The clients brief was relaxed but historical, a party house but with fine dining, champagne and good wine. Somewhere so special, with a caring professional team that could host the ceremony & up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast. I am thrilled and delighted to have found the one that they both just fell in love with. Full details and pricing on line for our Venue Search service.

 

Savvy couples know that time is precious and that like any other professional service hiring an experienced wedding planner is an investment that can often pay for itself. We know that finding the perfect venue when so many are hidden gems isn’t a one weekend job, that a few venues may have little or no flexibility, and occasionally may have clauses or restrictions that are hidden in the small print.

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When you choose our Supplier Suggestions option you get the very best wedding vendors in the business to match your budget and you will be amazed at the quality, experience and professionals available to you. We will save hours and hours of research. Choose from the best the UK wedding industry has to offer. Get in touch today!

 

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For A Limited Time Only At This Amazing price. Call in the wedding Style & Design experts. We’ll work together to design a fabulous bespoke wedding, with the most beautiful personal elements and then we sprinkle our style magic with installation on the day.

We offer eight exclusive wedding services including beautiful wedding flowers, as well as bespoke wedding planning for clients part way through their planning and entering wedding meltdown.

 

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Wedding Day Management you can’t live without. Planning a wedding is fun & exciting and on the day you, your family and friends will enjoy every single stress free minute when you chose our On The Day Coordination service. It’s discreet, organised and effortlessly professional. Your day will unfold like a dream, and leave you to be doing just exactly what you should be; loving every getting married minute…. You are in safe hands, details and pricing online.

 

On the day coordination is the peace of mind service you will be so pleased you booked. A marquee at home, teepee in the forest or a hotel wedding with a venue coordinator you will reflect on the moment you first considered hiring a professional planner.

 

Happy planning, much love x

Meet Your Wedding Planner

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You can meet the team at some of the most exclusive wedding venues this month …

March is a busy month for your wedding planner as we plan and design our stands for up and coming wedding fairs and exhibitions across Yorkshire. With our stylish brides and grooms in mind the flowers, the props and the luxury table linen are carefully selected to inspire whilst giving you an idea of how we can not just plan your wedding but design and style your venue too.

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Goldsborough Hall

Brought to you by The Wedding Affair last month we were at one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Yorkshire, Goldsborough Hall with its elegant state rooms, luxury accommodation and stunning landscaped grounds you cannot help but fall in love. Did you see us there? Our floating candle centrepiece, shimmering gold sequin tablecloth and twinkling gold candle lit votives were hugely popular with visitors.

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Goldsborourgh Hall

The escort tree with hanging crystals and candle lit baubles offered a pretty alternative to a seating plan. Just one of the many ways hiring a Wedding Planner and Designer can add value to your celebrations. Read more in the article Should I Hire A Wedding Planner.

Sunday the 13th March you can find the team at two wedding fairs.

The Woodlands Hotel, is a beautiful restored boutique hotel set in landscaped grounds on the edge of Leeds. Available with exclusive use this Yorkshire wedding venue is stunning.

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Woodlands Boutique Hotel

Sunday the 13th March we will also be once again exhibiting with The Wedding Affair at the delightful English Country House Hotel The Devonshire Arms Hotel And Spa. A picturesque setting on the Bolton Abbey Estate in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales National Park this luxury venue has so much to offer.

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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms
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Our Big Round Balloon at The Devonshire Arms

Sunday 20th March we eagerly await another Wedding Affair Luxury Wedding Exhibition at the exclusive castle hotel Swinton Park on the breathtaking 200 acre Yorkshire Dales Swinton Estate.

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Swinton Park Exclusive Yorkshire Wedding Venue

We are really looking forward to meeting you and hope that you will visit one, if not all of the events we will be exhibiting at. Please say hello and share you exciting wedding day plans with us. We have a wealth of experience and love sharing it with you. Pick up a complimentary copy of our latest Style Guide & Hire Collection Catalogue and please do get in touch if you would like to see any of the props we have to rent in the extensive Hire Collection, have a favourite flower or a centrepiece you would love to see and we will do our very best to include on our stand.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon

Pam x