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The Styling Lab

Would you love to style weddings with the wow factor but don’t know where to start? Then drop what you’re doing and take a look at this.

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The Styling Lab is an annual online program combining live training with a full certification program.

Do you dream about styling and designing Instagrammable weddings but don’t know where to start or turn it into a reality?

Combining online learning, live tutorials & full mentor support you’ll work with a wedding styling expert to help you every step of the way.

8 hands-on live training sessions PLUS lifetime access to our library of course content and support to Get Certified as a Wedding Stylist.

Offered just once a year this is your chance to learn from leading wedding stylist, Martha Tobyn.

Through 8 intensive live sessions with Martha you’ll learn how to:

And of course, let’s not forget you’ll also get access to all the online course content from the Certificate in Wedding Styling.

This course will give you...

We combine online learning with 8 live training sessions to help you get the skills you need to create magazine worthy weddings, bring visions to life and have the confidence to take your first step towards getting clients as a wedding stylist. You’re never on your own.

Nobody is confident straight out the gate but that’s where knowledge comes in. Knowledge builds confidence and our step-by-step approach takes you by the hand and guides you showing you exactly what to do and how to do it building your confidence as we go.

With access to over 40 bite-sized video lessons, how-tos, walkthroughs and demonstrations, all of which can be watched in your own time, you’ll have everything you need to get started. You’ll also get templates, checklists & worksheets to implement what  you learn.

Join Wedding Academy Styling Expert, Martha, for 8 weekly high-level styling sessions to help with the more practical element. These live video sessions will help you get started quickly keeping you focused & motivated.

Our Mentors are based around the world and all have different areas of expertise to help you get started. Tap into their collective knowledge and get all your questions answered. You’ll get your own personal cheer squad.

When you’re ready you can also take our Wedding Stylist Certification. The Wedding Academy Certification is recognised worldwide and will open doors for you. Let people know you’re a trained professional.

You’ll become part of a nurturing and supportive community. Network with students globally, form friendships, share experiences, get feedback, and ask advice in our private student Facebook Group.

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The Styling Lab Modules:

Module 1

The Power of Great Design & Using Colour

A well thought out and inspired design can transform a wedding from ordinary to extraordinary.

Many new wedding planners are intimidated with the concept of wedding design. Often feeling like they don’t have enough creativity and prior experience to pull off the kind of weddings you see featured on blogs and in magazines. If this resonates with you then you’re in the right place. 

In this module we’ll help you create a signature wedding design process that will inspire and excite your clients.

Module 2

Finding Inspiration For Your Wedding Designs

Discovering and understanding where you find inspiration is essential to the early stages of your design process.

Remember your couple will be your biggest source of inspiration. Once you know more about them, their story, their tastes, their loves and hates, designing their wedding will be so much easier.

You need to get to know your clients and gather information about their vision that you can keep referring back to throughout the design phase. This is where a client consultation comes in. 

In this module we’ll be covering how and where to gather inspiration for your wedding design.

Module 4

Wedding Lookbooks and How to Use Them

A wedding lookbook or design & styling proposal expands on your main design moodboard with further images, sketches, mockups, and descriptions of how the design will be implemented across the entire wedding.

A wedding lookbook could be just a series of moodboards for each wedding supplier category such as flowers, cake and stationery.

In this module we’re going to look at how you can build on the moodboard to break down the design into more detail for your couples.

Module 4

Creating Beautiful Moodboards

The best way to visually communicate the wedding theme and colours is to create a wedding design vision board, otherwise known as a mood board. Pinterest is a great place for this. It’s essentially an image archive for wedding and design ideas with an easy to use search function.

Variety of imagery is essential to a great moodboard. You don’t want 5 images of a bride in a wedding dress. 

And that’s what this module is all about, helping you to understand how to design a cohesive mood board that reflects your couple’s style whilst communicating your ideas to them.

Module 5

Selecting the Right Supplier Team

An amazing wedding design will risk falling a bit flat without the right team of wedding suppliers.

You want to present your clients with suppliers recommendations that are not only trustworthy and professional but also with the right style to execute your design.

For example, you probably wouldn’t want to recommend a florist who specialises in Rustic Boho wedding flowers for a classic and elegant wedding design. You’d want to recommend a florist whose signature style matches the design vision.

In this module we’re going to explore how you can select the right suppliers to bring your wedding design to life.

Module 6

Working With Venues

Every venue tells a story and you want the venues your couples choose to tell the right story.

The venue dictates so much when it comes to the design of a wedding PLUS you have to make sure the design you’ve visualised can be produced easily and within whatever restrictions you’re faced with.

Doing a full site visit prior to finalising any design is crucial to your success.

In this module we’ll be looking at the different types of venues you’re likely to work in and how you make sure your design flows naturally within the space you have.

Module 7

Proposals, Pricing & Working With Clients

The art of writing proposals that actually get you a signed contract and a paid deposit is something you want to perfect as soon as possible because without any clients all you have is an expensive hobby.

Knowing how to both price and sell your services is essential to your success as a wedding stylist. There are many things to account for when setting your prices and presenting them to your client.

In this module we’ll be looking at how to present your ideas to your client and pricing your services so you fill your diary with the right clients.

Module 8

The Wedding Day and Beyond

On the big day you have to be ready to tackle anything and be the best you can be for your clients from an early start right through until the end of the night.

You may even be setting up the wedding and running the celebrations over several days. So you need to be prepared and ready to hit the ground running as soon as you arrive on site at the venue.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

In this module we’re looking at what happens on the actual wedding day and how you capture what you’ve created for future clients to see.

Meet Martha Tobyn

Martha is the Wedding Academy's Head of Styling and in her other life, is a London based wedding stylist who runs a wedding planning and styling business called Anemone Style.

A graduate of the Wedding Academy and previously she had a background in fashion and brand management.

With her elegant style, flair for colour and texture, she’s naturally drawn to the finer details and showcases this within her design led weddings.

Her work has been featured in numerous wedding publications and she now mentors the new stylists and planners coming into the Wedding Academy family.

Don't miss out on the 2023 intake!

Offered just once a year this is your chance to learn from leading wedding stylist, Martha Tobyn.

The Styling Lab will give you confidence, knowledge and the steps to get started now in your career as a Wedding Stylist!

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6 month plan

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12 month plan

$77 USD today

$77 payment now PLUS 11 consecutive monthly payments of $77

The Wedding Styling Lab is an online program which combines live training with a full certification program. 

It’s the only styling course of its kind for the wedding industry that combines online learning and live tutorials with full mentor support.

8 Live Training Sessions plus lifetime access to our library of course content, ongoing mentoring and support to Get Certified.

If you love the idea of styling weddings but don’t know where to start or how to harness your creativity this course is perfect for you.

If you’re a wedding planner, floral designer, stationer, venue or any wedding pro looking to add styling to your services then you’ll love this course.

Absolutely not. We start with the foundations of styling and then build your knowledge up from there.

Yes. We have students that join us from around the world and being online allows us to deliver our content globally. 

Our live training is delivered on Zoom but our video lessons are provided on our learning platform which you have lifetime access too and can use 24 hours a day. You can download video transcripts, workbooks, handouts and templates as well.

Yes. We have an optional certification project that allows you to become a certified wedding stylist. This is included in your course and can be done any time. You have full mentor support and guidance with your certification project and as much time as you need to complete it.

Absolutely! We have a private Student Facebook Group where our students all over the world network together. 

So many friendships have been formed through this group and often students will create localised study groups and create styled shoots together.

There is also a Facebook Group specifically for The Wedding Styling Lab to help keep you accountable as you move through the live training aspect of the course.

Yes. We have students quite literally around the world. We welcome everyone at the Wedding Academy and love how global our audience is.

No. As long as you have internet connection and access to either a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone you’re good to go.

Once you’ve enrolled you’ll receive an email from our learning platform Kajabi with your login details. The online component of your course will be available immediately.

For the live training you’ll receive another email with the dates of each Zoom call and how to access them

Yes you can, simply email [email protected] with your requested currency and we can send you an invoice in your local currency.

David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.