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Images by Eulanda Shead Photography.

Sunday mornings are bliss aren’t they…?

If you’re anything like me then right now you’re still in your PJ’s reading a magazine, pinning pretty W-day stuff on Pinterest, catching up with your fave blogs and planning all of the things you need to do and/or buy. In my particular picture I also have coffee, a puppy and a husband sitting next to me.

So people, whatever your Sunday looks like, make sure you add “learning about The Hub to your list of things to do today!

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Back in June I attended The Hub as one of their speakers. Kiki, founder of Chosen Wedding and creator of The Hub, had asked me to talk about business start-ups and beautiful branding and I’m not going to lie, it was a little terrifying.

After leaving the corporate fashion retail world back in 2013 it’s been a loooong time since I’ve had to make any kind of presentation or speech. However I survived and the rather gorgeous ladies in the audience didn’t boo me off so that’s a bonus.

My anxieties aside, I need to tell you about the day itself because despite it being a nerve-wracking thing for me to do on a personal level, it was also a pretty awesome and inspiring event to attend. The room was was electric with excitement, inspiration and ambition. These are the very people that make weddings rock and I felt super lucky to be amongst this group of creators.

Before I say anything more (and tell you about why you need to buy your own ticket to the next event in November!) you should probably just watch this film…

Chosen Wedding Collective Presents – The Hub from Alice Underwood.

You want in right…?

Topics ranged from personal start-up stories, learning how to use social media to grow your brand, working with wedding blogs through to finding your voice. Fellow speakers included Laura from Fetcham Park, Kirsten from Little Wedding Helper and Olivia from Patchwork Present.

I was once a Bride-to-be and now I own an online wedding business, so I just know there will be entrepreneurial flutters in some of you currently planning your own wedding or maybe you’ve already making the first steps into creating your own business! So lovelies I urge you, buy a ticket to The Hub and be inspired.

Here’s Kiki with a little more ‘official’ info on The Hub and the upcoming November event!

The Hub {Official Info}

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Kiki:

‘The Hub’ – a place to come to share ideas in an inviting, supportive, comforting and encouraging environment. A place where we can meet as a community of like minded creatives, gain insights from wedding industry professionals, make friends, have a jolly good time and most of all… Be inspired!

We’re taking everything that we’ve learnt from planning and running Chosen Wedding – in relation to the fair itself and the path through building your own business in the wedding industry – and applying this into a structured plan. These structured steps will be addressed by our guiding star speakers and ultimately help you gain the knowledge and structure to push forward your creative business.

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The experience will give you a clear path forward, help clarify any queries, questions or problems that you may have come up against and provide you with a business plan to follow forward. It will give you an insight into the tips and tricks that todays industry leaders use and help empower and boost your confidence, aspirations and dreams. All of this whilst being surrounded by pretty, support and re-assurance. Oh thats not to mention the yummy food and goodies!

When and where will it be..?

The Hub will be located at the Art Pavilion, Mile End a stunning contemporary space known for its vast open space, light, creative exhibitions and weddings. It will take place on Friday 27th November 2015, with kick off at 10am until 5.30pm (with a little celebration afterwards!)

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What about tickets..?

  • Earlybird tickets are on sale now for a limited time only at £145.
  • Full prices tickets are £165.
  • Instalment options for payment are available.

Your ticket includes access to all of our guiding star speakers, welcome breakfast refreshments, lunch and after party drinks. You will also be presented with a fab goodie bag with exclusive business planning playsheets (because work is boring and in a creative business we must remember to play!) and access to our members forum to share, discuss, learn and keep in touch!

Subjects covered are: growing, branding, publicising, marketing, facing fears, cultivating creativity creating a life that you love and a business that works for you. Inspiration in abundance as standard!

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Credits for The Hub

Art Direction Chosen WeddingStyling & Props Curious FairPallet Tables & Chairs Gas & Air StudiosSigns & Props Hey Style HireChairs YaHireLight-up Letters Doris LovesPhoto Booth ShakeyfaceBalloons Pretty Little Party ShopFlowers Ladybird FlowersCatering FeastSequin Table Runners The Sweet HostessCake Butter BeautifulMarshmallows Sugar RoseBranded Cookies CakeycooCupcakes The Custom Cake BoutiqueConfetti Shropshire PetalsInspiration Cards Gemma Milly & Sincerely MayCookies The FlouryBranded Pencils Dottie RocksGourmet Peanut Butter Cups Eat Chic.

The line-up of superstars who helped create this day is pretty awesome! So Brides, if you’re still looking for stylists, cakes and other gorgeous goodies start clicking on those credits above!

Thank you so much to Eulanda Shead for the gorgeous images and Alice Underwood for the totally fab film! Last thanks goes to Kiki, for pushing me to drive my own business and for inspiring me beyond belief. What a gal.

Lots of love…

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