Don’t take it from me! – a fresh perspective…

"The baby’s cries were clearly audible from outside - or maybe my ears are more attuned to it now. Getting louder and more hungry with each step, Dad gingerly entered the Pavilion. But she’d already sensed it, and Mum was up from her front row seat. Milliseconds later, baby was hushed. An hour later, and Mum is at the microphone, her inspiring and informative words reassuring another kind of audience. She is just one of a whole day’s line up of women who have all begun their creative wedding businesses themselves; who have learnt to juggle and adapt to parenthood; and who have made it work and decided to share what works with others just like them. Sharing and leading others is what The Hub is all about - it’s what so many of... read more...
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POSTED ON Feb 26 2016 by | no comments

Make mine a large please! Are you ready to play big?

Have you ever felt so inspired that you just can't sit still? That even despite your natural want to sit quietly and not make a spectacle of yourself you secretly long to jump in the air and do a heel click whilst you're at it? Write a long list, action that list, wish you were in a different place to do it and do it right now without obstacles?! Have you ever felt part of something, a real community? Had the real feeling and knowledge that you're NOT going it alone, that others have your back, understand what you've been and are going through and where you want to go?Have you ever wanted to feel part of something big? Something much bigger than yourself, something that may even end up result in being not only life changing for... read more...
POSTED ON Feb 19 2016 by | no comments

Fear holding you and your business back? Here’s how to STOP IT DEAD.

      A few years ago we, my now husband and I, decided that we wanted to be away for Christmas. Its a thing we do - we love being away in the heat when its cold at home or exploring somewhere when Mister has enough leave from the day job. Anyhow, to cut a long story short, we spent  a week - including Christmas day in Egypt exploring the history, the myth and the wonder of the country.But on the way home we experienced what I can only describe as one of the most scary experiences that either of us have ever been through.Whilst the UK was having storms and ridiculously strong winds, we had been blissfully unaware as we spent our days exploring beaches, temples, the Nile and soaking up the warmth. Only our flight back... read more...
POSTED ON Jan 18 2016 by | no comments

Creating a Mindful Future – a freebie!

At this time of year we're all thinking about the same few things - firstly, how and when we can find downtime to relax and secondly, how we can plan and improve things for a prosperous new year.So I've created a little freebie mini-planner for you to assist with the forward planning part! On the road of running a creative business we often come up against road blocks. Things that stand in our way as we juggle life and business and that often go un-addressed. These can take a few forms - either in being societal pressures or 'norms' - of which we need to question whether they are 'right' or fitting for our own personal mindset or belief system and way of working. These can also often take form in our own personal set of... read more...
POSTED ON Dec 23 2015 by | no comments

Breaking The Acceptance Story Cycle. The secrets to growing your business, improving your lifestyle and working with purpose.

All too often we get caught up in the cycle. The cycle of being busy, of juggling our business, our family, our admin, our dreams, our social life, our should be doing, could be doing's and importantly also our worries and thoughts. And its SO easy to get caught up in that - to get stuck right in the middle and lose sight of where it is we were supposed to be going or even embracing living right now because we're just doing our darn best to get through it all today. The trouble is that we tell ourselves that this is how it has to be, if we're going to make our businesses work, we HAVE to push through this because this is the ONLY way to grow and we accept that story (one thats been taught to us all of our lives by society)... read more...
POSTED ON Dec 18 2015 by | no comments

Work smart, live smart, be smart. A true fresh start for 2016.

Let me ask you - WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS? Both, Dear Creative, for your business AND for your lifestyle? With a New Year looming it seems we always turn our thoughts to exactly what it is that we want, what we want to do better, what it is that we would like to achieve with this fresh new energy that a new year brings with it. Around 18 months ago I wished for the world to stop spinning. Not in quite the way that it sounds but simply so I could find a way to make sure that time stopped flying past me at a rate of knots. I wanted to actively stop chasing my tail, chasing myself - around in circles - taking the extra long way around to getting something done or something achieved and ending up feeling... read more...
POSTED ON Dec 17 2015 by | no comments

The Power of being You – Yes, YOU!

I read a blog post a little while ago that really got me thinking. Well, thats not entirely true, at first it made me a bit mad, my reaction to it was a strong feeling of shock and disappointment but a while down the line and after it bothering me I made a conscious effort to figure out why. The post in question opened with the line 'You're wedding won't be unique or individual so you might as well stop trying now.' - How - aside from the obvious spelling faux pas - does that make you feel? Slightly enraged, confused or otherwise? For me, being engaged and planning my own wedding I felt aggrevated. I don't want to be told that my wedding won't be unique. As far as weddings go, ok theres a format that is often the same (Q: would it be a... read more...
POSTED ON Feb 11 2015 by | no comments

Make the leap!

One of the absolute best things about organising wedding fairs is not only the sheer volume of creativity that comes through the doors from both exhibitors and brides to be - but the amount of joy, energy and smiles exchanged on the day as inspiration, ideas and excitement is shared. I feel so blessed to have such responses from both sides of the fence (exhibitors and visitors) that are so positive. Especially on something that I had started out of pure frustration that I couldn't find the level or standard that I knew existed at any other events. After our Spring Bristol show on February 1st, I was overwhelmed by the amount of contemporary creativity out there, by the amount of people who are becoming more open to pushing creative... read more...
POSTED ON Feb 2 2015 by | no comments


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