66 episodes

Hosted by wedding business coach Faye Cornhill, The Wedding Business Podcast is here to motivate, energise and inspire you to grow a wildly profitable and successful wedding business. Each season Faye will share interviews with members of her community, how-to episodes to navigate you to success, Q&A episodes to answer all of your questions and meditations to help you find a place of business calm.

The Wedding Business Podcast Faye Cornhill

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    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Hosted by wedding business coach Faye Cornhill, The Wedding Business Podcast is here to motivate, energise and inspire you to grow a wildly profitable and successful wedding business. Each season Faye will share interviews with members of her community, how-to episodes to navigate you to success, Q&A episodes to answer all of your questions and meditations to help you find a place of business calm.

    What Does Being Inclusive in the Wedding Industry Mean

    What Does Being Inclusive in the Wedding Industry Mean

    In this episode, we sit down for a chat with Jodie Barden, the powerhouse behind Ella Bella Weddings and Events, to dive deep into the topic of inclusivity in the wedding industry. Jodie, who’s known for her flair as an alternative wedding planner, really drives home the importance of making sure all couples feel seen and celebrated. She’s all about creating spaces that are not just accessible but genuinely welcoming to everyone.
     
    Jodie gets into the nitty-gritty of why using inclusive language matters so much and how to steer clear of tokenism. She also talks about the value of working with a diverse range of suppliers to ensure that every couple’s unique needs and backgrounds are honored. 
     
    But it’s not just business talk—Jody opens up about her own life too. She shares her journey of juggling a thriving business while raising four kids and managing her ADHD. Plus, Jodie dishes out some super practical tips for wedding pros who want to step up their inclusivity game. 
     
    Whether you’re a seasoned planner or just starting out, there’s a ton of valuable advice on how to make every couple feel special and included. 



    On this episode, we talked about:
     
    Challenges of diversifying portfolios and representation in the industry
    Role of social media in promoting inclusivity and diversity
    Impact of joining the Wedding Business Club
    Value of belonging to a supportive community within the wedding industry
    Practical advice and personal reflections for wedding professionals and couples



    Learn more about Jodie Barden & Ella Bella Weddings and Events at 
    https://ellabellaevents.co.uk/ and connect with her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ellabellaweddingsandevents/



    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/

    • 32 min
    How to Manage Overwhelm in your Wedding Business

    How to Manage Overwhelm in your Wedding Business

    In this episode, I speak to wedding MC and DJ Alan Marshall about overwhelm and how we can avoid it.
    In the world of weddings, where the expectation of perfection often looms large, legendary DJ Alan Marshall offers a breath of fresh air. With a career spanning over four decades, Alan has become a wellspring of wisdom in the wedding industry.
    His career began with humble origins, spinnin’ records for his grandmother's friends, and evolved into a reputable profession as a DJ, master of ceremonies, and independent celebrant. His story is a testament to the idea that success is not a destination but a journey filled with trials, errors, and valuable lessons. 
    Drawing inspiration from Brené Brown's "The Gift of Imperfection," talked about the fallacy of perfection, which is not only impossible to achieve but also can be detrimental to our growth and business practices.
    Alan wrapped up the conversation by sharing the invaluable role of mentors and coaches, advocating for the importance of surrounding oneself with people who can help navigate the industry and foster personal growth.

     
    On this episode, we talked about:
    Acknowledging insecurities and accepting imperfections to foster authentic and effective business practices.
    The value of trying new things and learning from mistakes.
    Practical strategies for managing overwhelm in the wedding industry.
    Consistency as a transformative force, such as small, daily actions can lead to significant achievements over time.
    The concept of "the space between," a critical moment of choice that can propel individuals forward or hold them back.
    The importance of continual learning and taking action to move forward.
     
    Learn more about Alan Marshall & Celebrations with Alan Marshall
    https://www.amcelebrations.co.uk/ and connect with him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/celebrationswithalanmarshall/
     
    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/

    • 43 min
    The Journey of Rebranding

    The Journey of Rebranding

    In this episode I speak to club member and pianist Hannah Mitchell-Harrison about her journey to rebranding her business.
     
    Music and matrimony have one thing in common: they both signify the beginning of lifelong harmonies.
     
    Today, we have Hannah Mitchell-Harrison, a classically trained pianist whose entrepreneurial spirit has composed a new symphony in the wedding business landscape.
     
    Hannah's story begins with the gentle tap of piano keys and evolves into a strategic enterprise. Her creation, the HMH Piano Collective, has become the heartbeat of countless weddings, providing a soulful backdrop to "I dos" and first dances.
     
    She also explores the delicate yet transformative process of rebranding, highlighting both its emotional and strategic aspects. She describes the pivotal moments in this journey and emphasizes how a fresh identity can resonate with ideal clients and foster harmonious partnerships with vendors and venues.
     
    If you're a creative entrepreneur looking for the courage to strike a new chord in your business, Hannah's story is a must-listen.



    On this episode, we talked about:
     
    Hannah’s transition from being a pianist to creating a music agency for weddings and events.


    How a strategy day with Faye inspired Hannah to pursue rebranding.
     
    Rebranding as a significant business strategy change that enhances relationships with clients, suppliers, and venues.
     
    The importance of online presence in the wedding industry for showcasing a business's offerings.
     
    The emotional and financial commitment to reinvent a business and its potential outcomes.





    Learn more about Hannah Mitchell-Harrison & HMH Piano Collective at
    https://hmhpianocollective.co.uk/ and connect with her on Instagram at 
    https://www.instagram.com/hmhpianocollective/




    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/

    • 30 min
    How to Create Behind the Scenes Footage for Social Media

    How to Create Behind the Scenes Footage for Social Media

    In this episode, wedding industry VA Rhian Beavis shares some amazing tips for creating easy and effective behind the scenes social media footage.
     
    Are you a wedding entrepreneur looking to transform your business and elevate your digital presence?
     
    Former bridal seamstress Rhian Beavis faced the challenges of the pandemic head-on, sparking her entrepreneurial spirit and leading to the creation of Virtually Rhian, a virtual assistant service for wedding professionals.
     
    Rhian discussed the strategies that can help you connect with potential clients in a way that's truly real, fostering a sense of community and trust by showcasing the sweat, laughter, and sometimes even tears that go into creating those fairy-tale wedding experiences.
     
    From Instagram stories and reels to the art of genuine storytelling online, Rhian shares her expertise on making every behind-the-scenes moment count. Whether you're a seasoned wedding planner, a budding florist, or a creative at heart seeking inspiration, this episode will guide you in crafting a narrative that not only engages but also captivates your audience.
     
    On this episode, we talked about:
     
    Strategies for creating authentic content that resonates with audiences and overcomes imposter syndrome.
     
    Advice on scheduling time for content creation and involving team members.
     
    The power of Instagram stories and reels in showcasing the real-life moments of wedding businesses.
     
    Using social media as a narrative tool for your business, creating a genuine connection with potential clients.
     
    Having a social media presence as part of a broader marketing strategy, rather than the sole focus.
     
    Learn more about Rhian Beavis and Virtually Rhian at


    https://virtuallyrhian.co.uk/ and connect with her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/virtually_rhian/



    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/
     

    • 35 min
    Coming back stronger - Lessons from Burnout

    Coming back stronger - Lessons from Burnout

    This episode features club member and wedding photographer Hannah Brooke. In it she tells us her story of reaching burnout in her business and how she was able to re-ignite the energy to build a stronger business.
    Join me in welcoming Hannah Brooke as she shares her transformational journey from HR to becoming a renowned Wedding Photographer, finding her passion amidst adversity and challenging industry stereotypes. 
    Discover how she applied the BROOKE method to navigate through the tumultuous times of COVID-19, turning challenges into opportunities and preventing burnout. We discuss the significance of setting Boundaries (B), the necessity of Rest (R), Observe your feelings (O), the value of Owning your version of success (O), the importance of Knowing your numbers (K), and the joy of engaging in activities that allow you to Enjoy yourself (E).
    Hannah Brooke’s journey is a powerful testament to the strength and creativity that lies within each of us. Her story reminds us that with passion, resilience and a willingness to invest in ourselves, we can turn life’s challenges into opportunities for growth and fulfillment.  

    On this episode, we talked about:


    Hannah Brooke’s unexpected leap into wedding photography.
    Aligning work with personal values for business success.
    Overcoming self doubt and industry stereotypes.
    Resilience and adaptability during the global pandemic.
    Strategies for avoiding burnout in business with a focus on maintaining a work life balance and self awareness.
    The acronym BROOKE was used as a guide to observe feelings, owning one’s version of success, knowing the numbers, and enjoying oneself.
    How mentorship, education and hobbies like cold water swimming have contributed to Hannah’s well being and success in the industry.
     
    Learn more about Hannah Brooke at 
    https://www.instagram.com/hannahbrookephoto/?hl=en and visit her website at 
    https://hannahbrookephotography.co.uk/    
     
    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/

    • 41 min
    Starting a Wedding Business at the age of 58

    Starting a Wedding Business at the age of 58

    In this episode I speak to Chris Fowler who started her business at the age of 58. She talks to me about why it was the perfect time for her to go self employed and why she thinks it's never too late to start.
     
    Join me in this paws-itively amazing episode of The Wedding Business Podcast! Today, we have Chris Fowler who turned her love for dogs into a successful business as a dog chaperone at weddings.

    From starting her business at the age of 58 to doubling his bookings year on year, Chris shares the story of how Shortlegs Dog Care was born out of a need for dog-friendly wedding venues and her passion for dogs.

    Chris talked about the impressive statistics on the growth of his business, with a significant increase in the number of weddings he has serviced each year. She attributes his success to his dedication to customer service, strong connections with venues, and a passion for his work.

    If you're feeling stuck or in need of motivation, take a page out of Chris's book and remember that it's never too late to pursue your dreams and make them a reality.
     
    On this episode, we talked about:
     
    Approaching your business with passion, authenticity, confidence, and a positive mindset, regardless of age or experience. Networking, seeking competitor advice, and fostering venue relationships are vital for recommendations and support in business. Open to new ideas, feedback, and improvement opportunities, embracing a growth mindset in business. Understanding the importance of business management skills, including financial management and administrative tasks. Ensuring client satisfaction and post-event follow-up contribute to high review rates and customer happiness.  
    Learn more about Chris Fowler and Short Legs Dog Care at https://www.instagram.com/shortlegsdogcare/ and visit her website at https://www.shortlegsdogcare.co.uk/
     
    Learn more about Faye Cornhill & The Wedding Business Club at https://theweddingbusinessclub.com/ and connect with me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/fayecornhill/

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Flowers in Rye ,

Podcast

Love this podcast, I listen when I walk the dog, I listen when working on my own, I always learn something from these interviews and can resonate with so many of the the wins and mistakes we all make in our wedding businesses, thank you Faye.

Blue Sky China and Bunting ,

Hooray it’s season three of the WBC podcast!

I just LOVE Faye so much! She is truly inspirational and has made an enormous amount of difference to the way I do business. She maps out ways to help you achieve in a clear, concise and friendly manner and her positive outlook on life and business is so infectious! Can’t wait for the episodes in season three and to continue to learn from being part of the Wedding Business Club! Thanks Faye! Michelle - Blue Sky China and Bunting

Charlotte Razzell ,

10/10 would recommend

So happy this podcast is back for another season!! It’s so good to have on in the background while I’m working away in my little office on my own. Such a good insight into how others run their business and some really good tips!

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