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What About Weddings is a community membership for the UK and global wedding industry. We are committed to seeking better representation for our industry, on every level. Originally founded by Jessie Westwood, Tamryn Settle and Annabel Beeforth as a campaign movement during the pandemic, at the start of 2022 we announced that we are launching a brand new wedding community membership - an inclusive, high value, affordable and easy to access platform for anyone who wants to build on their successes, invest in their growth, access latest information, and ensure we always have a voice on an international scale. Our members will get access to live online events and workshops, comprehensive information and workflow tools, latest news with political engagement, discounts and benefits, an online forum and a chance to connect with others facing the same challenges and opportunities. Join us on our podcast, as we explore issues that impact our businesses, mental health and lives.

What About Weddings: Deep dive conversations on weddings & the wedding industry What About Weddings

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

What About Weddings is a community membership for the UK and global wedding industry. We are committed to seeking better representation for our industry, on every level. Originally founded by Jessie Westwood, Tamryn Settle and Annabel Beeforth as a campaign movement during the pandemic, at the start of 2022 we announced that we are launching a brand new wedding community membership - an inclusive, high value, affordable and easy to access platform for anyone who wants to build on their successes, invest in their growth, access latest information, and ensure we always have a voice on an international scale. Our members will get access to live online events and workshops, comprehensive information and workflow tools, latest news with political engagement, discounts and benefits, an online forum and a chance to connect with others facing the same challenges and opportunities. Join us on our podcast, as we explore issues that impact our businesses, mental health and lives.

    S1 E3: Photographer Ross Willsher on Mental Health, Diversity in the Wedding Industry & Returning to Work After The Pandemic

    S1 E3: Photographer Ross Willsher on Mental Health, Diversity in the Wedding Industry & Returning to Work After The Pandemic

    Sign up here to be amongst the first to receive details of wedding industry membership community launch later this year. Further details also at the end of these show notes.

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    SHOWNOTES

    In this episode,  Tamryn speaks with photographer Ross Willsher on a range of issues, including mental Health, diversity in the wedding industry and returning to work after the pandemic.

    - Ross Willsher website
    - Find Ross Willsher on Instagram
    - The Ross Wilsher Wedding Podcast

    Ross Willsher's Books:

    - Cameron the Crying Camera
    - How To Have a Wedding as Individual As You Are


    HOST

    Tamryn Settle, Co-Founder of What About Weddings and independent celebrant at Wild & Oak.  Find Tamryn on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCandidApple

    WHAT ABOUT WEDDINGS

    What About Weddings is a community membership for the UK and global wedding industry. We are committed to seeking better representation for our industry, on every level.
    Prior to the global pandemic, the wedding industry was not fully recognised, respected or supported. We now look to the future, building on our community principles to continue supporting all those using services and working within a sector we are incredibly proud to be part of.
    Together we campaigned and liaised with the national media, major associations, political groups and government to give the UK wedding sector a well respected voice. A strong and resilient community came together and showed what incredible results can be achieved when we listen to, learn from, and support one another.

    A Brand New Membership Community

    In 2022, we will be launching a brand new wedding community membership. One that the sector has never seen before. An inclusive, high value, affordable and easy to access platform for anyone who wants to build on their successes, invest in their growth, access latest information, and ensure we always have a voice on both a national and international scale.

    Every month our members will get access to live online events and workshops, comprehensive information and workflow tools, latest news with political engagement, discounts and benefits, a private online forum and a chance to connect with others facing the same challenges and opportunities.
    We will continue to ensure you are all represented.We will continue to engage, listen and learn.We will continue to partner with experts and associations.We will continue to ask, what about weddings
    Connect With Us

    Website - https://www.whataboutweddings.co.uk
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/WAWOfficialUK
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/whataboutweddings

    • 57 min
    S1 E2: The Media's Problem With Weddings

    S1 E2: The Media's Problem With Weddings

    Sign up here to be amongst the first to receive details of wedding industry membership community launch later this year. Further details also at the end of these shownotes.

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    In this episode, we dive into the reasons why the media rarely represent the wedding industry in the way we believe it could and should be represented, how this impacts the perception of weddings and our industry in general and the responsibility we have to try to change this.

    SHOWNOTES

    00:00 - 02:12:    Introduction

    29:40:    Jessie references an article in the Telegraph. It was actually an article published to the financial times, written by Kristin Sharp of Struve Photography. You can find a copy at https://rb.gy/zohl8z (Annabel apologises to wedding photographer Angela Ward Brown for the mistaken name check!)

    HOSTS

    Annabel Beeforth, founder of Love My Dress®.
    Find Annabel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lovemydressblog.

    Tamryn Settle, independent celebrant at Wild & Oak.
    Find Tamryn on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCandidApple

    Jessie Westwood, founder of Studio Sorores.
    Find Jessie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JessieSorores.

    WHAT ABOUT WEDDINGS

    What About Weddings is a community membership for the UK and global wedding industry. We are committed to seeking better representation for our industry, on every level.
    Prior to the global pandemic, the wedding industry was not fully recognised, respected or supported. We now look to the future, building on our community principles to continue supporting all those using services and working within a sector we are incredibly proud to be part of.
    Together we campaigned and liaised with the national media, major associations, political groups and government to give the UK wedding sector a well respected voice. A strong and resilient community came together and showed what incredible results can be achieved when we listen to, learn from, and support one another.

    A Brand New Membership Community

    In 2022, we will be launching a brand new wedding community membership. One that the sector has never seen before. An inclusive, high value, affordable and easy to access platform for anyone who wants to build on their successes, invest in their growth, access latest information, and ensure we always have a voice on both a national and international scale.

    Every month our members will get access to live online events and workshops, comprehensive information and workflow tools, latest news with political engagement, discounts and benefits, a private online forum and a chance to connect with others facing the same challenges and opportunities.
    We will continue to ensure you are all represented.We will continue to engage, listen and learn.We will continue to partner with experts and associations.We will continue to ask, what about weddings
    Connect With Us

    Website - https://www.whataboutweddings.co.uk
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/WAWOfficialUK
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/whataboutweddings

    • 46 min
    S1 E1: After 18 months of campaigning for weddings, what next?

    S1 E1: After 18 months of campaigning for weddings, what next?

    Sign up here to be amongst the first to receive details of wedding industry membership community launch later this year. Further details also at the end of these shownotes.

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    What About Weddings is a grassroots community for all wedding businesses and professionals, supporting engaged couples who are getting married, and helping the industry grow and evolve with fair representation at every level.

    In episode 1 of this new podcast, What About Weddings founders Annabel Beeforth, Jessie Westwood and Tamryn Settle reflect on their 18 months of campaigning for the wedding industry throughout the global pandemic, sharing personal and professional insights, as well as revealing their plans for What About Weddings moving forward.

    HOSTS

    Annabel Beeforth, founder of Love My Dress®.
    Find Annabel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lovemydressblog.

    Tamryn Settle, independent celebrant at Wild & Oak.
    Find Tamryn on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheCandidApple

    Jessie Westwood, founder of Studio Sorores.
    Find Jessie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JessieSorores.

    WHAT ABOUT WEDDINGS

    What About Weddings is a community membership for the UK and global wedding industry. We are committed to seeking better representation for our industry, on every level.
    Prior to the global pandemic, the wedding industry was not fully recognised, respected or supported. We now look to the future, building on our community principles to continue supporting all those using services and working within a sector we are incredibly proud to be part of.
    Together we campaigned and liaised with the national media, major associations, political groups and government to give the UK wedding sector a well respected voice. A strong and resilient community came together and showed what incredible results can be achieved when we listen to, learn from, and support one another.

    A Brand New Membership Community

    In 2022, we will be launching a brand new wedding community membership. One that the sector has never seen before. An inclusive, high value, affordable and easy to access platform for anyone who wants to build on their successes, invest in their growth, access latest information, and ensure we always have a voice on both a national and international scale.

    Every month our members will get access to live online events and workshops, comprehensive information and workflow tools, latest news with political engagement, discounts and benefits, a private online forum and a chance to connect with others facing the same challenges and opportunities.
    We will continue to ensure you are all represented.We will continue to engage, listen and learn.We will continue to partner with experts and associations.We will continue to ask, what about weddings
    Connect With Us

    Website - https://www.whataboutweddings.co.uk
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/WAWOfficialUK
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/whataboutweddings

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Laralooz ,

If you’re in the wedding industry you need to listen to this!

For anyone that doesn’t know, WAW was incredible during the pandemic and an enormous support for all of us in the wedding industry that lost all our income and business overnight, they were the voice of the 400,000 people within the wedding industry, that felt totally lost and left out in the cold during such a tough and difficult time. From something so awful, has born something amazing and WAW and this podcast has found what the wedding industry needed, not only a voice but a community! Well done ladies! Can’t wait for the next episode!

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