Since launching in late 2013, 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 founder Emma Hla, who left her career with brands such as Jack Wills and Links of London behind, Coco Wedding Venues has already won ‘Best Design’ title at The Wedding Blog Awards and has been shortlisted for ‘Best Big Day Inspiration’.
Coco has featured extensively in print and online, Emma has been asked to speak on branding and start-up businesses and has enticed some of the most stunning wedding venues to join the Coco family.
Emma’s sense of style is immediately obvious to everyone visiting Coco Wedding Venues and she’s styled and directed a number of shoots at iconic locations such as River Cottage and Pynes House. These images have featured on blogs such as Style Me Pretty, 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, was showcased on the internationally renowned Magnolia Rouge.
For wedding businesses, Emma offers a creative consultancy service that covers a range of topics from understanding the current wedding scene, branding and story-telling for wedding venues, social media insights and basic SEO support to full editorial and styled shoot services for those looking to launch or rebrand their offer.
After an absolutely fantastic 4 years, Emma is determined to remain true to everything that Coco Wedding Venues stands for as she continues to grow her brand in 2017 and beyond.
Coco Wedding Venues is a beautiful style focused wedding venue directory and it was founded in 2013 by me, Emma Hla.
I married my (rather gorgeous) husband Mark in August 2013 and whilst I loved every minute of the wedding planning journey I have a confession to make...
We fell at the first hurdle – the wedding venue search.
Our natural first step was to search the internet, but the wedding venue websites we came across didn’t excite and inspire us. I’m obsessed with style, stories and of course the pretty but nothing seemed to capture this for me.
The functionality of these search tools also frustrated me... This process should be fun and inspiring no…?
Blogs on the other-hand are full of inspiration and there are plenty of beautiful wedding blogs out there! But, there wasn’t one that focused purely on that first step of the journey...
I wanted to merge the functionality of a venue search tool with the stylish wedding inspiration found on my beloved blogs.
So Coco Wedding Venues was founded...
Before deciding to become a wedding entrepreneur I spent my days running around London as a Fashion Retail Area Manager looking after multi-million retail accounts. I have worked for brands such as Jack Wills, Links of London and Jigsaw. I have an eye for style and a head for business.
My husband Mark is the techie behind the website and has been developing software since 1995. In 2003 Mark co-founded his first start-up and entered the world of a start-up entrepreneurs.
Our personal mission is to curate a stylish directory of pretty and unique wedding venues.
You can search for your wedding venue using eight simple style categories – Bohemian Beats, Rustic Romance, Modern Vintage, Classic Elegance, City Chic, Coastal Cool, Delicious Destination and The Luxe Edit.
Peruse these style categories to find inspiration, or simply use the region, venue type and capacity filters to get to the nitty gritty.
Either way, you will find venues that will suit you, the stylish, discerning couple.
Coco Wedding Venues is here to inspire you on your first steps...
We inspire not only through the venue search tool but also through our blog which is used to talk about style inspiration, editorials, real weddings and of course our beautiful collection of venues.
We want to be able to link you to the very best suppliers in the industry.
When designing the initial idea behind Coco I wanted to think about who our ideal visitors would be... current, design-inspired, creative, stylish, unique and cool – Yep, I was aiming for all of the above!
It is important to me that the look and feel of our venue search tool embodies these elements and feels different from the moment you land on the homepage.
With this in mind, I hope you’ll stay a while and enjoy what we can offer you.
Six things about me
1.I live by the sea.
2.I have a pup called Gatsby.
3.My go-to cocktail is a Whiskey Sour.
4.My favourite seasons are spring and autumn.
5.Give me a plant, I will kill it.
6.I’m married to the most delicious man.
If you have any questions for me or just fancy saying hello email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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