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by Emma Hla

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Images by Anneli Marinovich Photography | Film by Story Of Your Day.

Fellow #girlboss Louise, founder of the B.LOVED blog, has been a big supporter of Coco Wedding Venues since our very early days. When we were just finding our feet in this crazy wedding industry world, her collaborative approach was truly welcomed and we’ve loved working with Louise and her curated network of incredible suppliers.

Back in 2014, B.LOVED had a little facelift and since the relaunch I’ve been part of the Lifestyle team of writers (you can read my offerings on travel, fashion and interiors here) and it’s been a great experience belonging to this diverse blogging brand.

Louise is an entrepreneur through and through and I’m pretty proud to be supporting her next adventure, so excuse me brides-to-be whilst I take over this blog space to shout about a really exciting opportunity for the wedding industry!

Who knows, planning your own wedding may just lead you to become a part of the B.LOVED Hive one day too…

The B.LOVED Hive

The Hive:

Bridal & Lifestyle Blog B.LOVED set to launch Wedding Community – The B.LOVED Hive!

Louise Beukes, founder of award-winning UK bridal and lifestyle blog B.LOVED is delighted to announce the start of a Kickstarter campaign which is set to launch London’s first dedicated co-working space and community for the wedding industry.

After five successful years working in the wedding industry as an editorial stylist and blogger, Louise recognises the many struggles that small businesses, start-ups and solopreneurs encounter on a daily basis, from loneliness and lack of direction, to targeting the right market, financing and keeping ahead of the competition.

Harnessing Louise’s wealth of business experience and utilising her extensive network of super talented and creative individuals, the Hive aims to revolutionise the industry and create the ultimate community for wedding professionals to come together to meet, learn and thrive and overcome these obstacles.

Aimed at all stages of business development, from start-ups to more established businesses, the Hive offers advice, education and support to improve efficiencies in the way individuals run their businesses through a range of offerings. Top of the list for many business owners is the problem of running a business from home with no dedicated space to work from or meet clients, to tackle this the Hive is excited to offer a creative and stimulating space where suppliers can network, work for the day, host workshops, carry out photoshoots, meet clients and run events, as well as hosting its own regular seminars and events aimed at helping suppliers develop their brand.

More than just a workspace, the core of the Hive’s offering is focused on its community and the distribution of business advice.

Access to the Hive is obtained through membership.

There are a range of membership options available from Bronze to Platinum packages, suitable for a variety of budgets and business objectives with varying levels of support and contact including; blog content, business downloads, monthly action plans, mentoring plus access to members only Facebook groups. Membership to the Hive ultimately offers suppliers the business advice and support needed to elevate their business to the next level, helping achieve growth and development goals.

Kickstarter pledges range from as little as £10 for an inspirational print to £1,200 for Platinum Membership – the most exclusive membership option consisting of a private mentoring session with founder Louise Beukes and covering a full blogging, styling, branding or portfolio review, free entry to Hive conferences, unlimited email advice and support to help suppliers achieve their business objectives.

For further details on the Kickstarter campaign and membership options available watch the Kickstarter video!

Kickstarter Campaign

Before the Hive launches this November, wedding industry professionals have the opportunity to become one of the founding members by purchasing membership via the Kickstarter campaign. The Kickstarter offers membership discounts and exclusive rewards so joining ASAP will offer suppliers the best value for money available.

About Louise Beukes

With a background in interior design, Louise Beukes has been the Editor of award winning wedding and lifestyle blog B.LOVED for 5 years. During this time, her styling work has been published in the very best bridal publications the world over, positioning her as a forward thinking, leading authority in the wedding industry.

Building on this reputation as an industry expert, Louise became a founding blogger of the innovative Aisle Society in 2015. Connecting 40 of the world’s top bridal bloggers, it is the online hub for no less than the very best wedding inspiration on the planet.

Bringing extensive wedding industry and design experience together, Louise is Head Cheerleader, Advisor, Mentor, and Kick-ass Boss Lady at the B.LOVED HIVE.

Credits

Photography Anneli Marinovich Photography | Videography Story of Your Day | Styling B.LOVED | MUA Ana Ospina | Floral Design Blue Sky Flowers.

Fancy getting involved…?

For further information on the B.LOVED Hive visit www.hive.blovedblog.com or follow the buzz @blovedhive.

To make a pledge and bring this amazing new wedding community together, visit www.kickstarter.com

Lots of love…

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