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.
48. Season 4 Finale
I can barely believe it but here we are at the end of Season 4 of The Wedding Business podcast - thank you to everyone for listening and sharing this season! We have such a wealth of talent in the club and I’m eternally proud of our members and it's been a real privilege to share a platform with them.
Today I wanted to talk about the opportunity that 2022 presents to us and take a moment to reflect, because after 2 terrible years, weddings are back, and they are booming.
There’s never been a better time to be talking confidently about your service and letting your couples know why they need you because 2022 is set to be the biggest year we’ve seen for weddings in the last 40 years, and I want you to grab that.
I want you all to be ready for the opportunities that are coming.
Now is the time to get clear on what brings you joy in your business, where you want to go, and to start stepping out of your comfort zone.
So, to draw a close to this season I want to leave you with this little pep talk that you can come back to anytime you need it.
I cant wait to see where this year takes you!
The podcast will be back with new episodes in the Autumn, but in the meantime come and follow me on Instagram @fayecornhill if you don’t already and if you’ve enjoyed this episode or any from Season 4, I’d be grateful if you can leave a review on Apple Podcasts to help others find our brilliant community.
47. Starting a Wedding Business in your 40s, with Deborah Skorupski
Today I’m joined by the wonderful, joyful, Deborah from Bamboo Dreams Photography. Despite being all the way in Florida, Deborah is a very active and present member of The Wedding Business Club.
Having grown up around passionate photographers Deborah’s love for photography stayed with her through school and into adulthood, and now after 25 years working as a Litigation Attorney, she is transitioning to be a full-time Wedding Photographer.
In this episode, Deborah and I discuss the ways in which having a prior career helps you launch a business as well as some of the challenges of reinventing yourself when starting out in a second career.
This is such an insightful conversation on how we can build resilience and why following your passion can feel so personal when it comes to enquiries and securing bookings.
Deborah really is so warm and engaging I can’t wait for you to listen in to this one as it’s jam-packed with practicable advice and relatable stories.
You can see more of Deborah's work at www.bamboodreamsphotography.com and connect with her @bamboodreamsphotography
Next week is the final episode of Season 4, so I do hope you’ll join me again!
46.How to Charge Your Worth with Stationery & Brand Designer Freya Deabill.mp4
Today I am joined by the fantastic branding and luxury wedding stationery designer, Freya Deabil to chat about how to charge your worth - even if you’re just starting out in the industry.
Now, I’ve talked about this before, I’ve done webinars on this subject, but it’s a really important discussion because until we recognise our worth, and our pricing reflects it, you’ll never feel appreciated and valued in your business.
Pricing your work and understanding the value you bring to your couples is a process that all wedding business owners go through, so in today’s episode, Freya shares the mindset challenges she faced in charging her worth and how recognising this has shifted the perception of her business.
I know raising your rates can be scary but fear not, Freya has such valuable experience and advice to share in this area - so if you’re working your socks off but not getting the results you want, this is the episode for you!
You can see more of Freya’s beautiful work at: www.deabillandquince.co.uk and connect with her on Instagram @deabillandquince
If you find today's episode useful, come and let me know on Instagram @fayecornhill
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45. Doors are open to The Wedding Business Club. Here’s why you should join
Welcome back to the podcast! I have a slightly different episode planned for you today as it’s a big week in my world, and that is because the doors to The Wedding Business Club are now open, which means right now, you can come and join us inside the club!
So in this episode, I want to tell you a bit more about the club, why I started it, what we do, and why The Wedding Business Club could be the thing that helps move your business forward in 2022.
Now, there are no hard sales around here and the club won’t be the right fit for everyone, but, if you are unsure of the strategy you need to grow your wedding business, and you want to surround yourself with a collective of the most extraordinary wedding business owners and get results, then come and have a listen because The Wedding Business Club could be for you.
And if you’re wondering what the membership includes? Well in this episode I will take you through every element included and why it’s beneficial to you, and trust me when I say it’s extensive. We have courses, weekly Q&A sessions, a self-care library, a live event - there really is so much for you to dive into.
Doors are now open and they will be closing Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 9 pm so head over to www.theweddingbusinessclub.com to grab your spot.
If you have any questions at all about the club or how it works, come and find me on Instagram @fayecornhill and let’s have a chat.
I do hope you’ll join us.
44. How to be resilient in life & business when things go wrong with cake designer, Anna Lewis
Joining me today is the brilliant and talented Anna Lewis who, after 20 years in a successful marketing career, took the leap to follow her love for weddings and baking to launch her business - creating stunning luxury cakes for weddings and special occasions.
When the Pandemic hit in 2020, Anna used the downtime to hone her craft making a dummy a cake every single day and getting really focused on building her online presence.
In the year that followed Anna and her family sadly suffered multiple losses and she found herself in a really difficult place.
Anna’s story of how she lifted herself up from this challenging time is truly inspirational, finding strength and peace through baking and channelling her creativity.
The last few years have been testing for everyone and Anna’s story of resilience demonstrates how doing one thing each day, or each week, that moves your business forward compounds over time and has a positive impact.
Today we also dispel the myth of overnight success, Anna tells me how one of her cakes went viral and her brilliant tip for seeing how far a business has evolved from their old Instagram posts!
You can find Anna’s beautiful cakes on her website: www.annalewiscakes.com and connect with her on Instagram @annalewiscakedesign
My free 5-day Bootcamp, The Wedding Business Bootcamp, kicks off today and it’s not too late to join us!
So if you want to learn exactly what you need to do in your wedding business to ensure you book the clients you want this year, then grab your spot for The Wedding Business Bootcamp now.
I cant wait to see you there!
43. Starting a Wedding Business During a Pandemic with Paula Heron Phillips
I’m so happy to be welcoming Paula Heron Phillips to the podcast this week, founder of Singing Waiters in the UK and France.
If you’re a member of The Wedding Business Club you’ll know Paula as a joyful, supportive and fun member of our community, and her business reflects her unique personality perfectly.
With 20 years of experience in event planning, Paula struck out on her own in 2019 finding incredible success in launching Singing Waiters in France where she plants professional singers at weddings and events who deliver surprise performances that really get the party started.
Of course, we all know what came next in 2020 and to say Paula launched her business at a tricky time would be an understatement, so today we discuss how she navigated the pandemic and, despite the odds, how she fell back in love with running her wedding business.
Paula is a brilliant example of someone who has found their niche and created a business that lights them up, which is truly inspiring to see. Her passion and joy for the wedding industry shine through in today’s episode!
You can find more information about Singing Waiters in the UK & France at www.singingwaitersintheuk.co.uk & www.singingwaitersinfrance.com
Connect with Paula on Instagram @singingwaitersintheuk & @singingwaitersfrance
And don’t forget, my free 5-day Bootcamp, The Wedding Business Bootcamp, is kicking off next week, on the 24th Jan.
So if you want to learn exactly what you need to do in your wedding business to ensure you book the clients you want this year, then save your space for The Wedding Business Bootcamp now.
I cant wait to see you there!
Word nerds unite!!
This start to Season 2 is exactly what I needed to launch September! A lifelong grammar and writing nerd, Jen’s enthusiam for producing just the right sentiment for each of her clients resonates so strongly with me! And I also found my kick to join the wedding industry as a result of our own wedding :) Great takeaway from this episode: “stay in your own lane” and don’t let anyone else’s apparent overnight success as shown on their IG feed derail your own progress and goals. Thank you both!