Official Bio

“The ethos behind Coco can be summed up using these words; “Luxe, stylish, unique, quality, bespoke and cool”. These words capture the spirit of Coco Wedding Venues and all that we look for in our wedding venues…”

Since launching in early 2014, Coco Wedding Venues has captured the imagination of Brides and wedding industry professionals alike. This beautiful, style-focused wedding venue directory and blog has carved a special niche in a crowded marketplace and won numerous fans along the way.

Curated by editor Emma Hla, who left her career with brands such as Michael Kors and Links of London behind, Coco Wedding Venues has already been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Best Design’ title at The Wedding Blog Awards and has featured extensively in print and online. Emma has been asked to speak on branding & start-up businesses and has enticed some of the most stunning wedding venues in the UK to join the Coco family.

Testimonals

Lovely Words from Lovely Folks

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    Coco magically delivers perfect couples to our venue through their gorgeous website, with such a personal and stream-lined service it makes being in the wedding business a pleasure… We literally have no need to list elsewhere.

    Mischa Giancovich, The Secret River Garden

  • "I wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for all your help - it really did all start with you. I spent a good few weeks as soon as we got engaged trying to make some plans but nothing was really clicking... until I found Coco. From there everything just seemed to flow and click into place! The blog and site gave me so much wedding inspiration and your personal advice was invaluable. I genuinely couldn't have done it without you. Your help and suggestions were fantastic and I really did end up with a dream team of suppliers!"

    Bride Louise

    Image by Katherine Ashdown

  • "I wanted to drop you a note to say how blown away I've been with your website. The venues you've chosen, the write-ups and look and feel of the site are divine! You've captured the sparkle in all of the venues featured..."

    Bride Jen

    Image by Haydn Rydings Photography

  • “Coco Wedding Venues is so much more than a functional wedding venue directory – it’s an invaluable resource for Brides and wedding industry professionals alike and thanks to its stylish content, beautiful imagery and wedding planning tips and advice it’s also a unique and essential wedding planning tool. In short, it's transformed the way I work..."

    Katrina Otter, Resident Wedding Planner

    Image by Hannah Duffy Photography

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    “It’s so refreshing to see a new approach to venue listings – certainly a lot more visual and inspiring and makes the process so much more fun!”

    Louise Beukes, Founder of B.LOVED

    Image by Ashlee Taylor

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    "I have to say, from where I am sitting you do the most fantastic job! You are so thorough, ahead of trends, speedy to reply, and have created such a beautiful brand in such a short time. I salute you!"

    Layla Gant, World Inspired Tents

    Image by Kris Life Photos

  • “Coco has a lovely, playful, stylish atmosphere. We receive lots of well qualified and very good quality enquiries from our kind of Brides…”

    Simon Daukes, Owner of Ash Barton Estate

  • "The Green was a no-brainer as it ticked every box! It offered everything we wanted on one site - outside and inside, hills, a lake, a barn, wooden function room, marquee, quaint cottages and a big party house – and all exclusively ours for the weekend. Thanks to Coco Wedding Venues, it was easy to compare to similar venues and make our decision..."

    Bride Jen

    Image by Liberty Pearl Photography

  • “I fell in love with the stylishly designed website and I was really impressed by this unique new offering of carefully curated wedding venues. Emma more than takes care of me as a sponsor including features on the blog and is worth every penny, and more…”

    Jade Osborne

    Image by Jade Osborne Photography

Emma’s sense of style is immediately obvious to everyone visiting Coco Wedding Venues and she’s styled a number of shoots at iconic locations such as River Cottage and Iscoyd Park during the year. These images have featured on blogs such as Love My Dress, Rock My Wedding, Bridal Musings and B.Loved as well as in print titles whilst the River Cottage images, featuring Mulberry accessories, Cutture stationery and Rembo Styling gowns, will be showcased on the internationally renowned Magnolia Rouge.

For wedding businesses, Emma offers a brilliant venue search service that ranges from providing anyone looking for a shoot or event venue with a free shortlist of Coco venues that suit your requirements through to a bespoke service that totally removes the stress of finding the right location.

After an absolutely fantastic first year, Emma is determined to remain true to everything that Coco Wedding Venues stands for as she continues to grow her brand in 2016 and beyond.

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