HiveLive18 is an exciting 2-day event that brings together insight and actionable advice from leading experts in the wedding industry all under one roof at the B.LOVED Hive in London. It’s open to anyone running a business in, or related to, the wedding industry as well as our HiveTribe members!

It’s tailor made for start-ups, part timers wanting to go full time, young businesses going through a rebrand, and ambitious solopreneurs. If you want to move your business forward with intention and clarity, this will set you up.

Across 2 days we’ll be focusing on visibility and connections – 2 areas every successful wedding business thrives on. You’ll leave armed with practical tips and inspiring ideas to apply to your own brand, meet others in the same boat as you, and ask experienced wedding pros the questions that only the experts know the answer to.

Last year was a huge success and places are limited, so grab your ticket now!

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Day One is all about visibility, as our expert speakers share with you their experience, advice, what works – and what doesn’t! After an informal welcome over drinks, we’ll be kicking off our first session with copywriting & marketing Queen Ceri Olofson. Knowing who your brand is aimed at and how to communicate your brand message clearly to them is the first step in reaching your ideal clients. With Ceri’s advice and practical guidance, by the end of this session you’ll have uncovered how to get your message across with ease!

At 12pm we’ll break for a delicious lunch, where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other attendees and pick the brains of our expert speakers.

In the afternoon BLOVED Founder Louise Beukes and leading wedding planner Andri Benson will join together to share their wealth of knowledge about styled shoots. They’ll show you how to raise your profile and position yourself as a wedding expert using shoots to connect with your ideal clients.

Next we’ll break for afternoon tea and cake before settling in to our final session of the day, a discussion panel comprising of some of the UK’s top wedding suppliers. They’ll be sharing the good, bad and the ugly of how they did it, growing from start ups like you to successful wedding brands leaving your full of inspiration & motivation for Day Two.



Catch up with new friends as we meet at 10am over coffee and croissants, before diving into Day Two.  The day begins with a myth-busting session by leading bloggers Louise Beukes (B.LOVED) and Nova Reid (Nu Bride), where they’ll be demystifying the process of working with bloggers and showing you how building a two-way relationship can help to grow your business.

After a delicious lunch we’ll uncover the secrets of working with venues with Anna MacDougall. As an independent wedding planner and former in-house coordinator at one of Surrey’s leading wedding venues, Anna has seen it all (and more!) when it comes to weddings. As well as sharing her (hilarious!) experience of working with venues,  she’ll be spilling the secrets of what venues want from their suppliers and how to get on those seemingly elusive recommended supplier lists to connect more easily with your ideal clients.

HiveLive18 will finish off with an empowering session from psychotherapist and coach Catherine Asta Labbett who’ll be helping you discover the power of ‘no’.  Whether it’s working with the wrong clients or suppliers, saying no to discounts or simply learning how to get back your ‘me time’, Catherine will be sharing practical tips and advice so you leave fully prepared to make confident decisions for your business.

Each day will round up with a panel Q&A, allowing you the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the industry’s leading figures, and is finished off with cocktails – the perfect opportunity to network with peers and meet the speakers face-to-face.


When: 10am – 6pm, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2018

Where: B.LOVED Hive, London

Investment: Grab your one-day ticket for £200, or join us for both days for £350 including all workshop notes and materials, a delicious lunch and refreshments, networking drinks and a fabulous goody bag to take away too!


Six expert training sessions, regular coffee breaks, a beautiful lunch, post-workshop Q&A and networking opportunities over two days at HiveLive18



Our supportive team of wedding industry experts are ready to share their knowlegde, experience and passion for the wedding industry, and help you to build your wedding brand with us at HiveLive18

Louise Beukes

Founder of luxury wedding & lifestyle blog B.LOVED and the B.LOVED Hive

Ceri Olofson

Marketing strategist and copywriter at Candour & Polish

Nova Reid

Diversity campaigner and founder of award-winning wedding blog Nu Bride

Andri Benson

Luxury wedding planner at Always Andri and author of ‘How to Plan a Successful Styled Shoot’

Anna MacDougall

Independent wedding planner at Bride & Glory and former in-house coordinator at a leading Surrey wedding venue.

catherine asta labbett

Catherine Asta Labbett

Empowering women at Bringing Sparkle Back and founder of Girl Tribe Gang


Bernadette Chapman

Leading UK wedding planner and founder of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners

Emma Soulsby

Luxury wedding florist at Emma Soulsby Flowers

Hannah Duffy

Internationally featured fine-art wedding photographer at Hannah Duffy Photography

Emma Hla 

The founder of Coco Wedding Venues – a curated collection of wedding venues for the style-savvy couple