We are privileged partners of And So To wed Bridal Blog. We have seen this amazing blog at its wonderful beginnings flourish and grow to the powerhouse of Bridal inspiration it is today.

You can imagine our excitement at the announcement of the first meet up!

Of course we were going to be there; It goes without saying and in return we were met with good company, divine settings and an overflowing of inspiration to take away and implement in to our own little Bespoke Vintage Castle world.

This is ASTW Meet up August 2016

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

It was great to meet and share Ideas, experiences and words of wisdom.  Sharing a few key notes from the discussions  we had at the meet; it was such a successful day.

You can find all these pointers and more directly from Ellie's amazing post on the And So to Wed Blog

Mindset

We know there are Pinterest boards with thousands of quotes on dedicated to this exact purpose, but a positive mindset is super important for success (and especially self-belief.) We definitely believe in you a hundred per cent, but here’s a good starting point to get you in the right mindset to believe in yourself too.

  • ‘Work hard’ (every single one of us said this!)

  • ‘Power through hurdles and struggles’

  • ‘Love what you do! If you don’t, something needs to change’

  • ‘You get out what you put in – you really do’

  • ‘Congratulate yourself for everything’

  • ‘Stay true to yourself’

  • ‘Do what makes you happy’

  • 'Take the time to celebrate your successes, don't just focus on what you could be doing better'

  • 'Every six months stop and look back at how much you have achieved'

 

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Ann Photography

Social media

Everyone knows this is now the crucial next step in marketing, as unavoidable as having a business name. But what does a successful social media presence actually look like? As a blog with an obvious heavy presence on social media, all of our vendors recognise its importance and how to pull it off – here are their pointers to set you apart from the rest.

  • ‘Make friends and connections. Help them, support them, raise them – in true Wildcat style we’re all in this together’

  • ‘Network!’

  • ‘Build healthy relationships with other wedding professionals – then you can confidently recommend them to your brides, and can collaborate on projects to raise your profile. If you’re a lone worker it’s good to be able to tap into the benefits of knowing others in the industry that you can call on to discuss things with’

  • ‘Make sure you have good pictures! It’s what people will initially judge you on’

  • ‘Read your own personal following. Get to know what they like and dislike’

  • ‘Make sure it reflects you and what your Brand voice’

Style Me Vintage by Annabell Beethforth Image: Zoe Ann Photography

Style Me Vintage by Annabell Beethforth Image: Zoe Ann Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

Zoe Anne Photography

At B.V.C We Aim share on on blog monthly

(Literally its all we can find time for were consistently inundated with Brides...

not that we are complaining)

and even though this is a belated post for the Month of August event

we felt it was worth sharing better late than not at all.

We have to double up now so There will be another exciting post to read later on this month!

Thank you for reading please leave a kind comment below and pop a like! 

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CREDITS

 

Written by: Betty timbo & Ellie Kime

Interview and Event with: And So to Wed Blog

Photography by: Zoe Ann Photography

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