From Bride To Wedding Professional

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Yesterday we met Simone Ross who is a student of the Australian Academy of Wedding and Event Planning and the founder of Elegant Dream Weddings & Events located in Port Stephens and servicing Newcastle, Maitland, Hunter Valley and Central Coast.  In our previous conversation with Simone she shared her story of a becoming a Wedding Professional after being a bride. Today we dig a little deeper into Simone’s experience with some fun questions and she shares her study tips too!
Simone on a Sunday morning, after a big wedding the day before, we will find you…..
You would find me at the reception venue cleaning up and packing away the table decorations, to use for another wedding.  Once this is completed you would find me at home relaxing with my family, and waiting to do it all again for another beautiful couple.
Where do you hang out most; Facebook or Instagram?
Definitely Facebook
If you were a wedding your theme would be?
Beach – as some people say to me I bring a sense of calmness, softness and love to weddings.
Do you have a secret study tip you think could help your fellow students?
Don’t do too much in one session, always keep your mind clear for each session.  Try not to overload your mind with too much, as you may forget what you learnt last session.  Take breaks between session to focus on other things in life, this will help keep your mind on what you’re learning in the next session.

More Wedding Career Inspiration for Newly-Weds

Meet Lindsey; she is a UK Academy student also went from being a Bride to being a Wedding Coordinator within a venue.
Can’t stop thinking about weddings now that you are married?  You are not alone. Read this post if you are a newly-wed addicted to weddings.
Learn more about launching a Wedding Business with this student.
This is a great video if you want to learn more about how to become a Wedding or Event Professional with the Academy of Wedding & Event Planning.

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