Luxury Wedding Style

UK Wedding Planner

In need of an expert wedding professional?

Introducing The Wedding Planner Questionnaire 

Here to support you with our experience and professional planning, to calm your nerves, and ensure your vision of a perfect day does look spectacular and run smoothly. Follow the questionnaire below, and discover our guide to uncovering your true style.

Questionaire

  • Wedding Venue
  • Number of Day Guests
  • Number of evening guests
  • Number of children
  • Timings for ceremony
  • Location of ceremony 
  • Timings for Wedding Breakfast
  • Timings for Evening Reception
  • Expected close of event
  • Services you are considering to assist with your wedding – [please include all your suppliers and any already confirmed]
  • Total wedding budget

please email the above to mywedding@pamelladunn.co.uk

When All You Have To Think About Is Seeing The Person You Love Most In The World

Finding My Wedding Style

Consider how you would like to feel on your wedding day, and what kind of experience you would like your guests to have. A relaxed family affair will have a very different vibe to a glamorous cocktail party, and a traditional ceremony in a breathtaking historic building would be planned very differently to say a festival wedding in the forest. And with so many styles, colours, venues, locations and themes influencing you it is easy to become overwhelmed and lose sight of what your marriage means to you. Discover your design and narrow down your brief by asking:

Our Top Five Wedding Planning Questions:

  • Where would you like to get married?
  • What would you like to wear; traditional or something completely different?
  • What time of year will you choose?
  • What atmosphere will you create?
  • What will be your guests lasting memories?
Our Hearts Our Full As You Head To The Dance Floor

Blending, layering, designing, styling! All part of the creative process when you’re planning a wedding with us.

HOW TO MAX THE WEDDING BUDGET

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Keep it simple, sophisticated, and timelessly elegant.

Every wedding tells a story, of love, a special connection between two people. It’s the joy and experience we love to share and what makes wedding planning magical. We know there’s the wedmin, logistics and family struggles, but you must always remember your wedding is about the love story ….

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. Lavish florals, exquisite event styling and design in luxury locations are our signature. We absolutely adore our clients and we treasure our special relationship. The gorgeous feedback we receive fills our hearts with joy and feeds our passion for excellence. 

Hear what Maria Staiano-Sharp had to say following her June 2017 wedding at Rudding Park in Yorkshire. “ Pamella is exceptional – our wedding morning went without a hitch and I genuinely think it was because of her. Her styling is also exquisite and our entrance hall was exactly as I imagined. THANK YOU for your military precision, organisation and creativity xxxx.”

Request your copy of the Pamella Dunn Wedding Planner and say hello to the team ….

Your Wedding Planning Begins Here

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Wedding Design

As we prepare to launch the online Wedding Design Services we have looked at three very different venues, and share some of our expert styling advice. Whilst you can consult with your stylist to design your wedding decor that will compliment most venues, some designs work particularly well in certain locations.

Beautiful Barn Weddings

Rural barns can be huge spaces, and they are working well with some of the emerging trends which are varied and diverse, with an influence to suit every style. From dramatic tropical designs led by bold leaf stationery, and masses of glossy foliage, to the quiet calm of the Danish lifestyle craze Hygge. Easily translated the essence of calm can be introduced with rich warm fabrics, faux furs, and a sea of candles.

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Our signature leafy foliage and candle lit statement top table.

Lighting is one of the key areas when first considering the overall barn style and design. Lighting is a great influencer on atmosphere, mood and ambiance taking a blank space from really fabulous, to ridiculously spectacular, and it’s a design feature we are happy to see appearing as a priority. Edison and festoon lighting are featuring alongside draping, whilst candles are a key trend when displayed in abundance both inside and outdoors. Consider decorating the aisle, ceremony, window sills and just about anywhere with magical candles in varying heights and vessels, it is a real winner when it comes to styling a truly magical barn wedding.

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High fashion city life locations for the coolest of wedding vibes.

Contemporary City Chic Hotels

Stylish city chic weddings with marble and powdery hues of white and grey offer a serene, romantic and contemporary flavour. Where one huge oversized floral installation is a favourite, where it is definitely the bigger the better, with an abundant, unstructured and natural design. 

Living walls and floral backdrop add a luxe seriously horticultural vibe. And illuminated bars, lounge furniture can be used to create a club night chill out area for the after party.

Grand Stately Homes

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Stately homes steeped in history create a magical wedding backdrop.

Clients considering stepping back in time who are enchanted by the twist on styling we have seen over the past few years, will fall in love with the magical setting of a period property. Country houses come to life once again as rustic gets a luxury touch, and vintage styling leans towards a glamorous Victorian feel that works perfectly in a historical setting.

Styling is definitely moving away from the traditional vintage, and moving towards the old Hollywood glamour. Flowers, flowers, and more flowers are must haves when it comes to stately home decor. The bigger the better with an abundant and lavish design, we adore the huge displays of seasonal home grown summer flowers.

The ballroom at Rise Hall was intoxicating as the air filled with the exquisite perfume from the huge flower ball centrepieces.

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A Rise Hall three day weekend wedding with incredible high impact floral centrepieces.

From flowing foliage with trailing florals, loose just picked looks complimenting whimsical styling, it’s a natural feel in harmony with the sleek bohemian gowns that are emerging from the bridal designers. Sumptuous fabrics and textures are the perfect companion for the luxury personalised details. We adore the bespoke silk ribbons, hand dyed to coordinate with the clients colour palette, and monogramed napkins to add style to the place settings. Table linen also plays an increasingly important role in more traditional bespoke designs, with colour and fabrics transforming the overall mood and style. Look to the Dutch Masters, Victorian and other period dramas for ideas and inspiration..

Enjoy the design adventure as you plan your dream wedding, and if your looking for inspiration and expert design advice enquire about our online design services.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness Pamella x

My Wedding Business

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.

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.

Luxury Wedding Planner, Designer and Mentor Pamella Dunn

The My Wedding Business Course is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with weddings. It’s a business training 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’.

Wedding planners, cake designers, wedding stationery businesses, florists, singers, luxury wedding venues, and wedding decor companies are just some of the industry leaders to have attended the My Wedding Business courses, seminars, workshops and retreats. We’ve travelled and hosted a luxury retreat in the inspiring design capital of Amsterdam, [where you can find one of our European offices,] shot incredible shoots in Lavender fields in the Cotswolds, and delivered an expert, interactive retreat sponsored by YSL at our favourite boutique wedding venue; Woodlands.

The My Wedding Business Course is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with weddings. It’s a business training 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’.

Wedding planners, cake designers, wedding stationery businesses, florists, singers, makeup artists, luxury wedding venues and wedding decor companies are just some of the industry leaders to have attended the My Wedding Business courses, seminars, workshops and retreats. We’ve travelled and hosted a luxury retreat in the inspiring design capital of Amsterdam, [where you can find one of our European offices,] shot incredible shoots in Lavender fields in the Cotswolds, and delivered an expert, interactive retreat sponsored by YSL at our favourite boutique wedding venue; Woodlands.

The course or exclusive private 1:1’s are 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.

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 can also leave with a professional headshot to put straight on your website. [Contact us to enquire about the photo sessions and branding workshop.] 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.

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 there is no time to waste. Book your place on the course today and start making those dreams come true.

We love hearing from you …..

Images credits :

Amanda from Cream Photography

Soniya from Soniya Zeb Photography

Getting Married In Italy

Luxury Wedding Planner – Pamella Dunn

Interviewed by Love Me In Italy following one of the press tours of this beautiful wedding destination, Pamella shares some of her luxury wedding planning secrets, and her love of the industry and Italy.

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Luxury Weddings Planned Across The Globe

  1. Pamella, you are one of the most esteemed International Wedding Planners. How many years have you been a Wedding Planner? What made you enter this field? Tell us your story briefly.

The wedding design and planning business was founded in 2010 following a senior management corporate career. Not what you might expect, but in part my role involved planning and hosting events from conferences to team building and recruitment days. So with an extensive network of contacts, venues, and experience the transition into the romantic world of weddings was a dream. The creative design process in an exciting environment was a huge attraction too. I absolutely adore flowers, and our weddings nearly always feature fabulous floral installations. But it is the love stories that really got me hooked. I never tire of hearing the personal story behind every couples wedding plans. 

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Getting Married In Italy – The Love Story

2) I know you recently won the Best Luxury Destination Award … Tell us about the emotions you experienced.

To be recognised as a leader in the luxury wedding market was incredible. To be considered as an international expert was unbelievable. We work hard to deliver exceptional weddings across the globe, I am still so grateful and hugely honoured to receive such a prestigious award. Without the fantastic team, network of first class suppliers, our wonderful clients and their heartfelt feedback, and reviews we really wouldn’t be where we are today.

3) So many people would like to be Luxury Wedding Planners, but it is not a job for everyone. What are the main qualities you need to become a perfect Wedding Planner in your opinion?

It really is a dream job, but it takes hard work, organisation, exceptional administration, as well as good listening and communication skills to deliver a 5 star wedding. You have to remain calm working under pressure, have genuine warmth, and really good people skills, with a passion and thirst for creative design. And not forgetting a flexible approach to work – it is a must in the events industry!

4) You organise weddings all over the world and in Italy too. Which are your favourite Italian wedding destinations and the most sought-after ones? And what do clients look for when they decide to get married in Italy?

I love to travel and one of the joys of the business is being able to work anywhere in the world. Outdoor weddings are my favourite, and I love the experience of dining outside, so anywhere where the sun is shining is a dream destination. Italy is stunning, a truly beautiful location, and definitely in the top 5 most sought after for destination weddings.

The incredible history, coastline, lakes, countryside, villas, castles, palaces, and luxurious private estates all mean that Italy can deliver almost any client venue request. The weather, fine dining and romantic charm are all added bonuses, making our job so much easier. To be able to offer a wide range of options and guarantee exceptional service is something we value, and Italy has it all. Exploring venue options with clients looking for rustic charm Tuscany and Puglia tick all the boxes, with Rome the go to for city chic, high fashion brides and grooms.

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The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The Italian Lakes are sprinkled with pretty villages, gardens, olive groves and favoured by Hollywood A-listers for the array of exclusive luxury masserias, charming private villas, and historic period houses. But it is Liguria and the Italian Riviera that have stolen our hearts. As we were introduced to some of the fabulous locations, and experienced the character and charm of the crescent shaped region we held our breathe at every turn. The Mediterranean Sea laps the shores of this picturesque region in Santa Margherita Ligure where we discovered Villa Durazzo, set in manicured parkland this former family residence is a truly authentic Italian wedding venue. Moving on we made our way along the stunning coastline, and as the magical setting of Portofino was revealed we knew we where in for a treat. Sat high above this pretty village with is colourfully painted houses is the imposing Castello Brown, a unique historic venue with breathtaking views of the harbour and villas of the international jet-set.

Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, Italy

This region has so much to offer and we can’t wait to introduce our clients to some of the most exquisite wedding venues in the world.

5) Considering your participation in the Press Tour of Liguria, what do you think about this experience? Do you consider proposing it as wedding destination to your future clients?

Without hesitation we are in love with Italy as a superior destination wedding location. The tour and having personal experience of visiting the Liguria region gave me an unparalleled insight that you really cannot achieve searching on the internet. Speaking confidently to clients, sharing first hand knowledge of the area, and all it has to offer has been invaluable.

6) Do you have dreams for the future or new projects you are working on?

We have recently launched a new dream website, and two new European offices in Amsterdam and Lisbon which is ridiculously exciting. There’s ambitious new projects planned for 2019, which will include working with carefully selected partners across the world to offer consultancy and wedding design to their clients. As well as taking our My Wedding Business Training Program on the road again. Following this years retreat where we visited the incredible flower fields of  Fam Flower Farm we will continue with plans to host workshops and retreats for wedding businesses across the globe.

Next Year will also see the launch of a joint venture with business partner Joanne Penney of JP Events. The Wedding Business Agency is an exclusive concierge wedding planning service, and agency for premium wedding venues and vendors. The platform will share our little black book of trusted suppliers, and showcase bespoke packages with our partnered venues here in the UK and across the globe. As usual PD HQ is buzzing with activity and of course we hope to be back in Italy very soon. 

Pamella xoxo

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What do wedding planners do?

Your Wedding Planner Does More Than Just Wedding Planning

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Book a complimentary wedding planning consultation

Ahead of the brand new shiny website and following yesterday’s article where we unraveled the question, “do I need a wedding planner?” You contacted us with specific questions about what it was a wedding planner actually did. You wanted to now what it was that you didn’t know! The questions to ask, and the things to consider as you begin the exciting adventure of planning a wedding for the very first time. It’s unchartered territory and I’d like to help answer some of your questions.

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Wedding Flowers

As the considerations are seemingly endless the earlier you discuss your plans with a professional the less likely you are to encounter any issues that were so important to you. These could be restrictions at your venue that don’t allow naked flames or even insisting on their preferred suppliers, it could be crazy weather, your timings, the additional costs that squeeze your budget or noise restrictions that exclude your favourite band. Saving precious time early in the process could be the best wedding decision you make. Book a no obligation consultation with a planner and get an hours free wedding advice, it really could save you time and look after your budget, as well as ensuring a seamless and stress free day.

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Special moments

Design & Styling

And one of the best pieces of advice I could give would be to carefully consider any decision to style your own wedding. It is an exciting time and if you are a creative with passion and vision for how your wedding will look, I know you will be tempted to enlist the help of your bridal party to place your pretty details in your beautiful venue. You will want to oversee the proceedings whilst liaising with your hand picked suppliers, but the reality is you rarely have the time and your photographer and hair and makeup team will be calling you. Your closest friends and family will want to shower you with love and attention, and you will feel under pressure. A talented team of stylists will bring calm and joy to your most memorable of occasions. Enjoy this magical time and don’t be afraid to ask for expert advice.

From ‘wedmin’ to design, expert advice on venues, locations, artisan wedding suppliers, and a talented creative, an experienced wedding planner will inspire and guide you, reassure and excite you. They’ll have amazing ideas – one of our favourite Yorkshire venues has an outdoor fireplace we think is just made for toasting marshmallows!

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Toasting marshmallows

A professional wedding planner really is an engaged couples best friend.

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Reserved for your wedding planning meeting

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness Pamella x

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My Wedding Business Course: The London Edition

The world of weddings at PD HQ has always been a sparkly one, but when Charlotte Spain of highly commended blog Redamancy came in to our world a little over a year ago it got a whole lot sparklier. There has been a liberal sprinkling of luxe shimmer, a twinkling glow of sass and style that lights up our world. We love her and here she shares the inside story of the My Wedding Business Course at the BLoved Hive.

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Redamancy Blogger Charlotte Spain

Hey ….

I’m here to share some truths about the business training and a little behind the scenes goss on the my Wedding Business Course.

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B.LOVED.HIVE

Having been an instant success since its beginnings in December 2015, The My Wedding Business Course is incredibly close to celebrating its first birthday. And before we bring out the white and gold birthday cake (so on-brand for the Queen of Weddings, and founder of ‘My Wedding Business’, Pamella Dunn) and blow out the candles on a successful year of mentoring, coaching, and making dreams come true, we wanted to give you the full lowdown on My Wedding Business’ first trip to London. Undoubtedly, the first of many.

120 existing, and budding, wedding professionals will have attended one of these courses before the end of 2017. That’s 120 inspiring men and women who will continue to shape the face of the wedding industry from this point on. From wedding planners to florists, couture dress designers to wedding bloggers – anyone who is anyone has walked through the door of Pamella Dunn HQ and been met with the, now, iconic “Hi Darling!” and a massive hug. Pamella’s excellence in customer service and throwing a great event, has meant every single delegate has left her course with a burning desire to make their life, and their business, exactly how they want it. Because she’s just shown them how.

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Your vibe attracts your tribe

And so it wouldn’t be fair to keep this beehive of success up in the North of England, where it began, when there are wedding professionals far and wide who would love a bit of brand-PD fairy dust sprinkled upon them. As well as a dusting of realism for good measure, because the great thing about Pamella is that she wants you to succeed so much that she’s not going to fob you off with glossed-over non-answers. So, September 22nd 2017 marked My Wedding Business’ first trip to London. Now, if that sounds to you like some sort of school / university field-trip then I assure you that the amount of giggles had over the course of 24 hours was very much the same. Because you cannot recreate the vibe of the original series in Yorkshire without bringing along your trusted Photographer, and friend, Amanda Wilcock from Cream Photography to take some professional headshots and make everyone roar with laughter. And a couple of us My Wedding Business Day One-ers wanted to come along for the ride too.

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Networking over lunch

After much deliberation and window-shopping through venues, there was only one place that would capture all of the creativity, excitement, and inspiration that these courses bring. The B.Loved Hive, based in The Biscuit Factory at Bermondsey is a space that every Girl Boss / Femtrepeneur / whatever you like to call it, would feel like they could conquer the world from. And if there’s one thing that these courses try to instil in every delegate, it’s that. Even the colour-scheme inspires! Millennial pink captures the essence of the industry’s non-existent glass ceiling (hallelujah!) whilst complementing tones of black and grey really demonstrate the grit and determination required to get the job done.

I have attended a few of Pamella’s courses over the last 12 months. I was there right at the very beginning when creating a mini-styled shoot was on the agenda, and I’ve since delivered blogging workshops after my win at The Blog Awards in April this year. But, you could just tell that the group of beauties that walked through the door of The Hive last Friday morning meant business and were here to learn. All currently studying with The UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, and all aspiring Wedding Planners themselves, it was clear to see that each and every one of them had something so valuable to bring to the industry.

Alex, of Fizz and Bloom, already has the whole style, customer service, and luxury living thing down to a tee having run her own Beauty Salon since 2009. And it was whilst beautifying the ladies of Norfolk that she realised she would love to channel her creativity into producing stunning weddings under her namesake, Fizz and Bloom (pretty cool, huh?)

Jade of Jade Leung Weddings and Special Events already has style in abundance (check out her insta if you haven’t already) and yet her biggest hurdle coming onto the course was the fact that in North Wales, where she lives, Wedding Planning has not yet become commonplace. Although, seeing her passion, enthusiasm, and gorgeous attitude on the day, it’s clear as day that she will certainly find a way to become one of the big names.

Hannah is another future superstar of the wedding industry. You can tell that she has what it takes to push through any boundaries that any of us have to face in the industry, and her desire to learn shone through the whole day. If she ends up being your wedding planner in the future then you’ve done good!

Alia hails from Lebanon and spends half her time in London and the other half in Dubai. Like all strong business women, Alia came onto the course keen to get her pricing right and perfecting her business model before going all guns blazing over in the UAE. Ladies and Gentlemen, watch this space…

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Rana

Rana is extremely well travelled and has lived all over. It was obvious to see from the very start that she has the style and flair to make all of her dreams come true, with that gentle sophistication which makes for all of the best planners and stylists. Keen to seek out networking opportunities, she is ready to launch and there will be no looking back!

So now you have met the truly inspiring gang of go-getters that we all got the pleasure of meeting a week ago, and they got the pleasure of hearing Pam lead them through a whistle-stop tour of the industry. What does it cover? What doesn’t it cover! How to price your business, how to utilize social media to gain bookings, discovering your ideal client, how to network your way to the top of your game. It’s all there – a guide of how to achieve everything you could want along with coffee (I’d turn up to any event for that alone most of the time), lunch, and the invaluable opportunity to meet people who are just like you.

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Sharing stories ..

This time, in addition, we had the genuine pleasure to hear from Louise Beukes who founded not only The Hive, but the infamous B.Loved Blog which shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, Louise is more in-demand than ever! Having recently launched her own courses, styling shoots for big-name brands, and running her popular Facebook Group ‘Meet, Learn, Thrive With The Hive’. She spoke to the delegates about her own story – where she started, how she made it work, and the legacy that she has now built with her own two hands (and a dose of that signature style).

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Blogging workshop

That was just the morning! And the afternoon passed with similar gusto – a blogging workshop delivered by myself, and headshots and product shots taken by the fabulous Amanda. There was just enough time for us all to flick through the incredible collection of magazines displayed around The Hive, and get to know each other and our stories a little bit more, before we realised the time and couldn’t believe that another My Wedding Business course had just wrapped up.

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Because we can’t go anywhere without some styling magic …

And it’s with an enormous amount of pride that I am able to write this summary. Not only because I can look back and see how far my own business has come since I attended that very first course back in December ‘16 – and the enviable opportunities that have come my way because of the advice that I gratefully received from Pamella. But also because the lady right at the helm of it all has become more than a mentor; she is a friend. And seeing your friend living her dream up-and-down the country, all the while inspiring more wedding industry pros to live their own, is something you cannot help but feel in awe of.

2018 marks the year that Pamella will accomplish everything she set out to achieve 7 years ago, when the business brilliance that is Pamella Dunn Events was born. She will host a 3 day International styling retreat in Australia for those who want to learn about creating weddings with killer effects and exquisite details from the very best. And the best part about it all? She will be inviting you along for the ride – yes, you! But until then you can still book on another My Wedding Business course and join the likes of Alex, Jade, Sarah, Alia, Rana and a whole host of other graduates who now have all the tools they need to go hell for leather with their businesses.

Pamella, thanks for having me! Until next time folks…

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A Destination Wedding Tour

Portofino to Alassio

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The Italian Riviera

Throughout my career as a luxury wedding planner, it has always been my goal from the very beginning to travel, travel, and travel some more. And with the International Wedding Retreat 2018 being planned as we speak, my wanderlust has been greater than ever before. So you can imagine how happy I was when the exclusive invitation from Love Me In Liguria landed in my inbox one working day. An invitation, that was sending me, along with nine other international luxury wedding planners, to the Italian coast to experience first-hand the romance and breathtakingly beautiful vistas that couples can witness on their own wedding day. I really didn’t need asking twice!

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Incredible views

Fast forward through the exciting stages of packing, planning and pinching myself and I was on my way, ready to meet my travel companions for the next four days. Arriving in Genoa, the first destination on our agenda for the week, the port provided the picture-perfect location to meet everyone for the first time over a welcome lunch at our boutique hotel.

Sitting and soaking up the rays under an ocean of blue skies we were given a very warm welcome by the organisers of this incredible adventure: Francesca and Valentina of Love Me in Italy and the Lunargento Publishing House and wedding and event planner Simona Chiavaccini. Safe to say we were in very good company! And glancing around the table I could tell it was going to be a week full of swapping stories, discussing all-things-weddings and genuinely spending time in some very good company.

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Marco, Pamella & Daria with Portofino in the background

And with that, let me introduce you to my new friends: Simona the PR and Marketing Manager from Zankyou – an online magazine reigning large in 23 countries and the largest wedding portal worldwide. Elisabetta of Intimately Inspired Events, Rui of Rui Mota Pinto Tailor & Planner, Froonck from Froonck of Der Wedding Planner, Olivia of Love Circus, Millie from Matthew Oliver Weddings, Daria of Caramel Events Wedding, Mirjam Wedding Guru, Marco from Ihr Hochzeitsplaner und Trauredner, and Mihai of High Emotion Weddings,

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Rui, Foonck & Marco

The welcome lunch swiftly gave way into a four day blur of guided tours, meeting expert wedding suppliers, dining on Michelin-starred meals and raising champagne to toast the trip. I guess it is just the way things go when 10 international wedding planners meet 55 Ligurian Vendors in the country of love.

We were welcomed into castles and villas, palaces and restaurants and truly educated on the hospitality of this Italian paradise. Love Me In Italy excelled themselves in bringing together the area’s industry finest to firmly place Liguria on the map as a land of weddings and love. Not too much of a stretch for a region that is known and loved all over the world. And what’s not to love? Marinas, blue skies, sunshine and wine – it’s all right here.

However, even with its reputation preceding itself it was a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty, scenery, culture and history of this enchanting region up close. Mountain view after mountain view, each one a worthy postcard picture, signed sealed and delivered with the promise of the most breathtakingly beautiful wedding one could ever hope for. Along with the fine dining, perfect wine selection, and impeccable customer service that we knew our clients would certainly be treated too as well, this trip was one we will never forget.

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Exclusive Villas

When we weren’t indulging in canapes and aperitifs, we were winding our way through the streets of Portofino and Alassio where we could marvel at the villas and private gardens which hinted at the affluent lifestyle of Liguria’s locals.

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Exquisite Gardens With Breathtaking Views

Our journey took us onto Santa Margherita Ligure and Zoagli – all offering something totally different from the last, boasting their own appeal and sentiments, but all jostling for that special place in our memories that we would fondly recall once back in the UK.

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Italy

I cannot thank Love Me In Liguria enough for their incredible welcome, hospitality and enlightening trip through the Ligurian region of Italy. I can firmly conclude that anyone lucky enough to be loved in Liguria should certainly take the chance. I am already itching to share the details with our international clients who are searching for their dream wedding location. Liguria truly is the land of the loved.

 

Until our next adventure …

Much love Pamella x