I am so excited to share with you that both myself, Kylie Carlson, and my Academy colleague, friend and right hand woman, Christine Ligthart, are going to Dubai at the beginning of February to launch our new Emirates Academy Campus. This has been a long time in the making and something we have been planning now for 12 months. We have an exciting time planned whilst we are there as we will be producing a styled shoot in partnership with the UAE’s premier online information resource BrideClub ME and leading wedding planner and stylist Zeina Abou Jamra of Jive Events.
We are there at a really good time as the Bride Show Dubai will be open at the International Exhibition Centre so you will find us happily wandering through and making friends wherever we can which should be a great experience for us.
The other big news though is that we will both be presenting at a wedding planner masterclass hosted by the Engage Academy at Fairmont the Palm in Dubai. There are some great topics on offer along with a light breakfast, lunch and swag bag:
- Finding Your Niche
- Your Brand Story
- Creative Marketing
- The Business Roadmap
- How Editors work and getting published.
- The importance of styled shoots & professional photography
- Using social media to your advantage
- The Client Experience
- Understanding Your Client
- Conducting Consultations
- Dealing with Difficult Clients
- Planning Weddings in 2016
So if any of our readers are in Dubai at that time we would love to see you there. Tickets are available here but don’t wait to long as it is on a first come first served basis. We will of course be bringing you regular updates from Dubai and maybe the odd Periscope or too if we can master the art.