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Need some inspiration or helpful resources? Look no further than my pick of great event blogs to read (besides mine, of course!). Whether your focus is weddings, corporate events or just a bit of both, I’ve chosen a mix of must-reads to keep you informed and up to date with event trends – both from the UK and USA.
1 BLUE STRAWBERRY
One of London’s leading event organisers and caterers, Blue Strawberry (together with its sister company Table Talk), brings imaginative and unique touches to a very competitive area. With a portfolio that reads like a Who’s Who of the capital city’s great and good, the company’s created high-profile events for big brands as well as worthy charities like Great Ormond Street Hospital. Check out the blog for the Cocktail of the Month and some gorgeous recipes for different seasons – all sumptuously photographed of course.
Read this for starters: Blue Strawberry Blog – Red Velvet Christmas Roll
2 SARAH HAYWOOD
Named by Condé Nast Brides as ‘Britain’s most sought-after wedding planner’, Sarah Haywood’s visually delightful blog is motivation for anyone starting out as a bridal business. She appears regularly on TV as the ‘Wedding Doctor’, plus has written top-selling ‘Wedding Bible’ bridal books.
Read this for starters: Sarah Haywood Blog – Wedding Workshop for Bridal Businesses
Great name, even better content. London-based website EventJuice is a gem for all things event planning, management and marketing, as leading industry experts contribute engaging features on every relevant area imaginable.
Read this for starters: Event Juice Blog – The Event Managers Survival Kit Checklist
4 LOVE MY DRESS
Into weddings? Time to seriously get into LoveMyDress. Updated daily, it wins my vote for wedding planning gems: beautiful photos and films of real weddings, plus hot-topic discussions and a killer fashion and beauty section. The site is founded by wedding style blogger Annabel Beeforth, who flies the flag for home-grown British talent, and she’s backed by an awesome team of stylish wedding industry insiders.
Read this for starters: Love My Dress
5 SASHA SOUZA
For a pure shot of sparkly loveliness, check out Californian wedding and event planner Sasha Souza’s website. The rolling gallery of wow-factor photos on her homepage (not to mention the event films) are worth a few clicks alone.
Watch these for starters: Sasha Souza Event Films