The Wedding Business Podcast

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.

Episode One:

Hello and a warm welcome to the very first episode of The Wedding Business podcast. 

I’m Faye Cornhill, wedding photographer, business and mindset coach and founder of The Wedding Business Club. 

Through coaching I help business owners reach their goals, and now, with this podcast I want to motivate, inspire and energise you to create wildly successful and profitable businesses. 

Each season I’m going to bring to you a variety of episodes. From practical information that will help you build your wedding business, to interviews with guests sharing their expertise, as well as sharing some of my meditations with you, because mindset is everything. 

So let’s not wait any longer. Let’s dive straight in.

Episode Two:

This week, in the first full episode of The Wedding Business podcast I’m excited to share with you some of my experiences from starting my wedding business. I’ll also let you in on some of the mistakes I made at the beginning and how you can easily avoid them. 

While running a wedding business is incredible, it’s not always easy. So here are my five steps for how you can start your wedding business drawing on the experiences that have really moved my business forward. 

Here’s a recap of the five steps so you can keep coming back to them after the episode. 

  1. Get clear on what it is you want to do, and practise, practise, practise. 
  2. Invest. This doesn’t just mean money. Invest your time, your energy, and be ready for the juggle. 
  3. Find your network.
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 
  5. Work on your mindset. 

If you’d like to, please leave a review and come back next week for another really exciting episode.

Episode Three:

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Nicola Dawson, wedding photographer and one of the first ever participants on my Booked in 90 Days group coaching programme. 

In the years since we first met, Nicola has achieved so much so quickly and grown her amazing business into something she really loves. Her passion for her work shines through in this episode. 

Today, Nicola is sharing with us how she started shooting weddings, some of her learnings so far, as well as some invaluable advice if you’re starting out in the wedding industry. 

And if after todays’ episode you’re sitting at home thinking  ‘I’d really like to pick Faye’s brain on …. ‘ Whatever it might be about the wedding industry, please do email me at info@fayecornhillcoaching.com and I’ll do my best to answer your question in a future episode. 

See you there!

Episode Four:

Today I’m talking all about how to run a successful wedding business during lockdown. When I was planning these episodes several months back I didn’t have this title in mind. 

However, things change and we have to evolve. Today I want to bring some motivation, and some ideas for moving yourself and your business forward in this challenging time. 

If you have followed me for a long time you will know I talk about mindset, a lot. Mindset is everything and I’ve always preached about this idea that you have a choice of how you respond to a situation. 

In this situation I am choosing not to stay in a place of panic about my business, and I am choosing to pave a way forward. I am choosing motivation, patience, peace and calm over panic. 

So today I have 7 things to share with you, that you can do in your business during this lockdown to keep moving forward.  

I know it’s been a tough few weeks for lots of you, but know that this will pass, and this can be an amazing time and opportunity for your business.

Next week, I have my very first Q&A podcast and I want to answer all of your questions.

Not just about how to run your wedding business during lockdown, but anything about running a successful wedding business. So if you have questions please send them to info@fayecornhillcoaching.com and I will do my best to answer as many as possible. 

Episode Five:

Last week I invited you to email me all your questions about running a successful wedding business, so today, I will be answering as many of your questions as I can in my first Q&A episode. We will have two more Q&A episodes in this first season of the podcast, so if you missed out this time, you will have more opportunities to pick my brain. 

Today I will be sharing some advice and tips if you’re just starting out in the wedding industry, and how to prioritise your work and get organised for the week ahead. We have questions on using social media to reach your ideal client, and what I’ve learnt over ten years running my wedding business. 

Also this week, I am very excited to invite you to join me in my new challenge launching 4th May 2020. 

If you are a wedding business owner and you feel like you’ve lost your mojo a bit over the last few weeks, if you can’t seem to get yourself moving, or you’re not sure where to turn next, I have the answers for you in the Rise Up challenge. 

This is five days of free coaching with me, giving you exclusive access to my method for building your successful wedding business. Reserve your spot now with the link below and get ready to transform your business in just 5 days. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see you there. 

 https://fayecornhillcoaching.lpages.co/riseup/

Thank you so much for listening, and I will see you again next week.

Episode Six:

As you’ve heard over the last 5 weeks I truly believe that mindset is key to everything we do, for ourselves and for our business. 

Now putting this into practice, I’m very happy to be sharing with you my first meditation podcast episode. 

In this guided meditation we will take 10 minutes for ourselves to relax, and to find a bit of peace in the day. 

So find somewhere nice and comfy to sit and I will guide you through the session to leave you feeling full of energy and full of positivity. 

If you enjoy the mediation please do leave a review, and come back next week when another wedding business expert will be sharing their industry experience. 

It’s also not too late to join me, and hundreds of other wedding business owners on The Rise Up Challenge. This is 5 days of free coaching with me to get you feeling motivated, inspired and grow your business. Save your space with the link below, I can’t wait to see you there. 

 https://fayecornhillcoaching.lpages.co/riseup/

Episode Seven:

The term ‘ideal client’ has become a bit of buzzword and you’ve probably heard people talk about how to ascertain your dream clients but before I help you identify them, I want you to understand why knowing who you want to speak to is such an important part of building your business. 

Getting to grips with your ideal client will play a huge part in building the success of your business. It will impact your content, your website, your social media, and it really is a foundational piece of your brand. 

You might find your ideal client is the opposite to the clients you’re booking right now, but by tweaking your business you can attract the clients that you will love working with, and love spending time with.  You’ll have relationships with your clients based on their appreciation of your style, not cost, and that is so powerful. 

I’m going to take you through how to identify your ideal client and in future episodes we will dive further into how to attract them. 

So, I’m really interested to hear your thoughts. Drop me an email or a DM and tell me all about your ideal clients, or your dream testimonials, and let’s get you moving closer to speaking to those people. 

Lastly, don’t forget doors are now open for The Wedding Business Club. 

The Wedding Business Club is an online and in person community exclusively for people who work in the wedding industry. It’s a place for you to learn, to grow, to develop your skills and to make lifelong friends. 

It’s the best place to hang out if you want to grow your wedding business and get results.  

https://www.fayecornhillcoaching.co.uk/wbc

Come and have a read, reach out with your questions and I look forward to welcoming you to the club. See you next week

Episode Eight:

Working in the wedding industry, with Vaani founder of Sugar Plum Bakes

It’s a pleasure to be joined this week by Vaani, founder of Sugar Plum Bakes to share her insight and experience of working in the wedding industry. 

Vaani is a true artist, creating unforgettable bespoke wedding cakes inspired by nature, made with love and care. 

Vaani kindly shares how she made a career shift from chemical engineering to making cakes, saying yes to all work and requests to then niching down to wedding cakes finding a real passion for the buzz of being a part of a wedding day.  

As a member of The Wedding Business Club Vaani has done a great deal of work to know and understand her ideal client, so we chat about how key that has been in building the success of her business. By knowing who she wants to serve, Vaani has been able to reach out to those ideal clients and talk to them through their shared interests and an appreciation for the same things. 

Through listening and trusting her intuition Vaani has grown her business, built strong industry relationships and has a clear vision for the work she loves to create. 

You can see Vaani’s beautiful cakes over on Instagram @sugarplumbakeskingston. 

Thank you so much for joining me, I shall see you again very soon.

Episode Nine:

Today I have a mediation episode to share with you as it’s key as we build our successful businesses that we take the time to also work on our mindset, and take some time just for us in the day as well. 

Today we will do a short visualisation to relax and to set some affirmations to set us up for the day ahead in the best possible way. 

If you have enjoyed today’s meditation, or any of the previous episodes please do leave a review as this helps others to find the podcast and start building their successful wedding business. 

I will see you again next week!

Episode Ten:

As a photographer I love using Instagram. As it’s all about imagery it hits the spot for me and while there are other social media platforms out there, Instagram is my favourite place to hang out and I know it is for lots of other people in the wedding industry too.  

But how do we use Instagram to grow our business and attract clients?

Well, in this episode I am sharing my top tips for how to build an Instragam audience that not only interacts with you, but shows up, enquires about your business and ultimately becomes a paying client.  

Everything I am going to share with you are examples of what’s worked for me, so Instagram might not be your cup of tea – and that’s fine! But if that’s where your ideal client is, then consider giving it a go.

I’ll be answering some of the questions I’m frequently asked, like should I post hashtags in my caption or my comments? And what to do when you’re not sure what to post. 

I’d love to know if today’s episode has convinced you to tweak the way you use Instagram, come and find me @fayecornhillcoaching and drop me a message.  

I will be back again next week with another fantastic wedding industry expert sharing their experience and advice. I’ll see you there!

Episode Eleven:

This week it is my pleasure to be joined by Elizabeth, founder of Hall & Co Event Design to share her experience and insight on building a successful wedding business. 

Starting out doing-up furniture for fun Elizabeth began by renting out pieces out for events and could have never imagined that her hobby would grow into a full time business. 

Now, five years on, Hall & Co employ a team of people, and if you’ve seen their Instagram you’ll know while they work hard they also have a great time together creating bespoke and memorable events.  

Elizabeth shares with me what has had the biggest impact on her business, from leveraging social media, to getting clear on their ideal clients and what she’s learned from building a team. 

If you are new to the wedding industry, or want to start a wedding business Elizabeth has some sound advice for you to follow your gut or as she puts it –  if an opportunity doesn’t excite you and make you think, hell yes, then it’s a hell no. 

You can see more of the amazing work from Hall & Co Event Design www.hallandcoeventdesign.co.uk and follow them on Instagram to see behind the scenes of their work and meet the team!  www.instagram.com/hallandcoeventdesign/

Episode Twelve:

Welcome to the final meditation episode of series one! I am so pleased that so many of you have enjoyed these mediation episodes and have been able to take a few minutes out of the day to relax and to find a place of calm. 

In today’s mediation we are going to focus on gratitude. So find somewhere comfortable to sit and we’ll spend 10 minutes focusing on what we appreciate, and all we are grateful for. 

We will think about who, or what we are grateful for in life to set you up for the day, or to help you unwind when you need it. 

Lastly, I can hardly believe it but we are at the end of season one of the podcast. I will be back next week though for a final episode to round up this first series and take a look back at some of the fantastic insights shared from my guests, the questions you asked and the tips shared for how you can build a successful wedding business. 

I’ll see you there!

Episode Thirteen:

So here we are at the final episode of Season 1! It feels like 2 minutes ago I sat down with my notebook to plan out the episodes and launch for this podcast. 

These 13 episodes have been jam packed with advice, information and support, so today I wanted to take the chance to recap on why I started the podcast and what I’ve learnt through this time. 

There’s been so many things that have been out of my control in this period, but I made the decision at the start of lockdown to go all in, on serving, helping and supporting the people around me. I chose to take action to move my business forward, and I know so many of you did too.  

I truly believe when you surround yourself with people who cheer you on and support you, it makes a huge huge difference and I’ve seen that more than ever through lockdown. 

So if I can leave you with anything from this series, it’s that the best way to grow your business is to find your people, show up consistently and serve them. 

I really hope you’ve enjoyed these episodes, it makes me so happy to read your reviews or see where you’re listening and I’m so grateful for you taking the time to listen in. 

You’ve heard me speak a lot about The Wedding Business Club in the podcast, so if you think it might be a place you want to hang out you can find more information here. 

 https://www.fayecornhillcoaching.co.uk/wbc

Doors are currently closed, but join the waitlist to be the first to know when enrollment opens again. 

Finally one last big thank you, I can’t wait to see you all soon and give you a hug in real life! 

Episode Fourteen:

Hello and welcome back to the Wedding Business Podcast! I am so excited to be back and to be kicking this second season off with a fabulous guest, Jen Feroze.

Jen is a self-professed word nerd, helping wedding businesses pin down what makes them so brilliant and creating copy that connects them to their dream clients.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of good copy and focus on making our website or social media look great, but by also creating memorable copy we have an opportunity to really stand out and show who we are behind the business. 

Jen shares some great advice and tips on where to start on creating captivating copy as well as her experience of building a successful wedding business and her best piece of advice if you’re just starting out in the industry. 

If you enjoyed today’s episode, come and let me know on Instagram and let me know what upgrades you’re going to make to your copy after hearing Jen’s pearls of wisdom. 

You can find more info about Jen’s services at www.jackdaweditorial.com and connect with her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jackdaweditorial

Jen’s upcoming poetry book The Colour Of Hope – Poems of Happiness in Uncertain Times is launching Autumn 2020. You can see more of her beautiful poems on instagram www.instagram.com/the_colourofhope

Episode Fifteen:

Are you struggling to find the confidence to put your prices up? If you don’t believe you have the experience or skills to charge more then this is the episode for you, because recognising our worth and converting that into our pricing can be really tricky. 

9 times out of 10 when we have a complicated relationship with what to charge it comes down to mindset and as you know mindset is everything – this is especially true when it comes to pricing. 

In this episode I am going to share some tips and techniques for how you can foster a mindset for growth and I’ll share some strategies that will help you price your work in a way that puts your goals at the heart of your business, valuing your time and your talent. 

I also have a very exciting invitation for you to be a part of a jam packed business changing week. Next week I am going to be running The Rise Up Challenge exclusively for wedding business owners who need some motivation, are ready for change and after a tough year are ready to find a new way forward. I would love to see you there, so come and join us. 

https://fayecornhillcoaching.lpages.co/riseup/

If you enjoy today’s episode, come and let me know over on Instagram, I’d love to know if you’re going to make some changes to your packages after listening. 

For more reading on Mindset I recommend checking out Mindset by Carol Dweck 

See you next week!

Episode Sixteen:

The last few months have been incredibly tough for the wedding industry, from suppliers, to venues as well as all the couples who have sadly had to postpone their weddings due to the pandemic. 

My guest today is the incredible Nina Beer, founder of Occasion Queens, and one of the key voices in the plight for the wedding industry seeking government support and clarity with the campaign #whataboutweddings

Nina chats to me about all that #whataboutweddings hopes to achieve and how we can all support our beloved industry, and as we start to move out of lockdown what the wedding industry might look like post Covid. 

Nina also shares with me what’s had the biggest impact in her business over the last 5 years, her best advice for anyone starting a business and what this tricky time has taught her. 

You can see more Nina’s amazing work at www.occasionqueens.com & follow her on Instagram @occasion.queens

For all the information about #whataboutweddings head to www.whataboutweddings.co.uk

So, if 2020 has left you feeling like you’ve lost your mojo, or you need a bit of a boost ready for a bumper 2021 then I have a very exciting invitation for you. 

I will be running The Rise Up Challenge for wedding business owners, kicking off this week! So come and join me and a community of brilliant like minded wedding business owners, for 5 days of free coaching and challenges to get you motivated and ready to make some real moves.

https://fayecornhillcoaching.lpages.co/riseup/

I can’t wait to see you there!

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Motivate / Energise / Inspire

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