The National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) was formed in 2013 to promote professionalism and integrity within the UK Wedding industry. It had been an idea that had been hatching for some years; we felt there was a need for a body that celebrated our industry and its talent and professionalism as well as supported it. The aim of NAWP is to promote professional standards and ethics within the UK Wedding industry in order that a consistency of standards is maintain
As we all well know, this pandemic has created an unprecedented situation. It feels like life has been on hold for most of this year and we all feel a frustration in not knowing quite when it will be over, and we will be back to a semblance of ‘normal’. What we do know, is that we will get back to normal and when we do, there will be all the more reason to celebrate. One of the industries that will reignite is the wedding industry. I think that finding something to do: a proj
You’ve said yes, you’re really excited, you’ve held the dream of your wedding day in your heart and the vision in your mind for as long as you remember, the time has come, and you can bring that dream to reality. Now the planning starts! What kind of ceremony have you dreamt of? What kind of venue have you dreamt of? The choices for both ceremony and venue are extensive and endless. Traditionally you may think of a church wedding, a Registry Office ceremony, or possibly a cas
I have recently had two reminders of great memories courtesy of some ex-clients. It’s always lovely to be remembered at key moments in ex-clients lives and these have somehow felt all the more special during this strange time. In July I heard from New Yorkers, Jonathan and Kelley who celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Jonathan had arranged a surprise Zoom with me as part of their 'lockdown celebration'. It's so hard to believe their wedding was 20 years ago, it doesn'
‘We were on a break!’ It certainly feels like we are ‘on a break’ right now; but that is ALL it is. We will get back to normal, weddings will continue to take place and our industry will thrive again. We are not winding down to a close, it’s just we can’t quite see the end of this yet, and with that comes worry. It’s hardly been a break or rest period as there’s been weddings to undo and reappraise - not something we are in the business of doing to this extent. We all know we
With Covid19 still impacting events in the UK we decided to do our bit to profile the amazing people and places that our industry rely on and to highlight the joy that the work that they do brings to millions of people each year (pre-covid and for sure again in the future!) So each week for the next 4 weeks we'll profile a segment of the industry and share news and views from our students, graduates, teachers and industry specialists. And this week we're starting with Weddin
We use the global city of London as our extended campus and visits to London venues provide the opportunity to learn how theory applies to practice. Wedding Industry Leader Siobhan Craven-Robins is our lead wedding planning Facilitator and she is well respected in the London wedding world. Her "Venue Day" on the 5-day Certificate in Wedding Planning course On her Autumn course, Siobhan took her students to the Sheraton Park Lane, Wallace Museum, Old Marylebone Town Hall, Silv