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Academy Live Launching in October

It has been a huge year at the Academy; a year that has included a new look, success stories, Workshops/Conferences & Masterclasses to name just a few of the things we have been up to. But I think we have saved the best for last with the launch this month of ‘Academy LIVE’. What is […]


Best Business Advice I have received with Lisa Macale

One thing that has really stuck with me is a quote I remember hearing from one of my university lecturers. He always said; ‘if you don’t plan, you plan to fail’. I’ve always been a planner and fairly well organised in most aspects of my life. I’ve always had a yearly goal list and 5 […]


Living the Dream

Many people want to run their own business. The call of being your own boss, dictating your own hours and possibly working from home is very appealing to many. The reality though is often somewhat different, but it does all start with a dream. My dream originally was to own an event production company and […]

Natalie Beckman
Carte Blanche Wedding Design

Inspiration from Wedding Planner & Designer Natalie Beckman

Last week I shared with you the story of AAWEP Graduate and business owner, Natalie Beckman in AAWEP Success Story  - Wedding Planner & Designer Natalie Beckman.  This week I wanted to share with you some business advice and inspiration from Natalie, who has been successfully running her wedding business for almost 5 years.   […]

Anna's Spring Wedding Inspiration Board
AAWEP Student

Spring Weddings – Inspiration from our Students

One of the things almost all of our students love to do is create Inspiration Boards, like the ones you see on the website of our education partner, Burnetts Boards and here on the Academy blog.  Recently we gave our students the task of designing Inspiration Boards to  celebrate the start of Spring and wedding season, […]