WEDx Wyboston Speakers 

Our remarkable Wedding Industry speakers have a huge tool box of experience and ideas with bundles of passion; keen to inform, inspire, surprise and delight.  Our itineraries include time to network with the speakers and other attendees. Bring your business cards, you're gonna need them!

 
Keynote Speaker: Kat Williams The wedding industry doesn’t get more rock and roll than Kat Williams. As founder of Rock n Roll Bride, one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world, she puts the 'Glitter' in Glitterati . Updated daily, her site and its accompanying print magazine attract quirky, alternative and creative readers from all over the planet. Rock n Roll Bride has featured in every major wedding magazine in the UK, as well as on TV and Radio. Winning countless awards and partnering with some of the most amazing brands; Irregular Choice, Choccywoccydoodah, Crown & Glory and Links of London to name just a few. Kat spoke about her rise to success and that critical moment when she realised things had changed. Also sharing how choosing the right collaborations can grow your business. (Photo Credit: Devlin Photos) www.rocknrollbride.com

Keynote Speaker: Kat Williams

The wedding industry doesn’t get more rock and roll than Kat Williams. As founder of Rock n Roll Bride, one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world, she puts the 'Glitter' in Glitterati .

Updated daily, her site and its accompanying print magazine attract quirky, alternative and creative readers from all over the planet. Rock n Roll Bride has featured in every major wedding magazine in the UK, as well as on TV and Radio. Winning countless awards and partnering with some of the most amazing brands; Irregular Choice, Choccywoccydoodah, Crown & Glory and Links of London to name just a few.

Kat spoke about her rise to success and that critical moment when she realised things had changed. Also sharing how choosing the right collaborations can grow your business.

(Photo Credit: Devlin Photos)

www.rocknrollbride.com

 
Amie Bone From starting out on a market stall in Banbury to opening her shop in Watford, the projects Amie creates now might be on a larger scale; like the Floating Gardens of Westminster Cruise on the River Thames, but her passion for flowers is still as strong. Through hard work and determination she's built a fantastic team who produce breathtaking installations like the Enamour at National Wedding Show. Her achievements include the Global Gift Gala held at the Corinthia Hotel with Eva Longoria-Baston, Gordon Ramsey, David & Victoria Beckham, and her personal favourite, Craig David. Last year Amie held her 10 year anniversary celebrations at The Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard. What she doesn't know about flowers is not worth knowing. We heard how to sustain longevity in the wedding business and what it takes to rise to the dizzy heights of working with A-listers and Celebrities.  www.amieboneflowers.com

Amie Bone

From starting out on a market stall in Banbury to opening her shop in Watford, the projects Amie creates now might be on a larger scale; like the Floating Gardens of Westminster Cruise on the River Thames, but her passion for flowers is still as strong.

Through hard work and determination she's built a fantastic team who produce breathtaking installations like the Enamour at National Wedding Show. Her achievements include the Global Gift Gala held at the Corinthia Hotel with Eva Longoria-Baston, Gordon Ramsey, David & Victoria Beckham, and her personal favourite, Craig David.

Last year Amie held her 10 year anniversary celebrations at The Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard. What she doesn't know about flowers is not worth knowing.

We heard how to sustain longevity in the wedding business and what it takes to rise to the dizzy heights of working with A-listers and Celebrities. 

www.amieboneflowers.com

Lee Smith Lee Smith is a charming illusionist experienced in keeping crowds of people engaged. He’s made television appearances, captivated celebrities and achieved big results for some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies. He’s just got back from the UAE where he turned sand into pearls for the Saudi Royal Family, the family of the President of the US and the President of Dubai.  Lee has motivated thousands at trade shows, blown the minds of celebrities and entertained countless couples and their guests at weddings. Currently co-writing a book to help business grow to epic proportions; he’s the ideal person to teach you how to raise your game. At WEDx he taught us the power of collaboration and being relentless in your efforts. He’ll also shared how to increase your activity at wedding fairs, on the phone, and at meetings as well as the secrets to selling higher prices in more volume.  www.walkaboutmagic.com

Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a charming illusionist experienced in keeping crowds of people engaged. He’s made television appearances, captivated celebrities and achieved big results for some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies. He’s just got back from the UAE where he turned sand into pearls for the Saudi Royal Family, the family of the President of the US and the President of Dubai. 

Lee has motivated thousands at trade shows, blown the minds of celebrities and entertained countless couples and their guests at weddings. Currently co-writing a book to help business grow to epic proportions; he’s the ideal person to teach you how to raise your game.

At WEDx he taught us the power of collaboration and being relentless in your efforts. He’ll also shared how to increase your activity at wedding fairs, on the phone, and at meetings as well as the secrets to selling higher prices in more volume. 

www.walkaboutmagic.com

Lisa Johnson Lisa Johnson is a freedom and success coach and founder of Just Own This, where she helps ambitious women to design and live their ideal lives. Lisa also owns two successful wedding businesses - Carmela Weddings and Lisa Johnson Ceremonies. Her wedding planning work has been featured in several wedding blogs and magazines and she is the in-house planning expert for Boho Weddings blog. Lisa has recently been featured on the BBC and in the Huffington Post and juggles her businesses with bringing up her 5 year old twin sons. Lisa showed us how to accelerate your business success by staying on brand, and how knowing who your ideal client is can really take things up a notch. www.justownthis.com

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson is a freedom and success coach and founder of Just Own This, where she helps ambitious women to design and live their ideal lives. Lisa also owns two successful wedding businesses - Carmela Weddings and Lisa Johnson Ceremonies.

Her wedding planning work has been featured in several wedding blogs and magazines and she is the in-house planning expert for Boho Weddings blog. Lisa has recently been featured on the BBC and in the Huffington Post and juggles her businesses with bringing up her 5 year old twin sons.

Lisa showed us how to accelerate your business success by staying on brand, and how knowing who your ideal client is can really take things up a notch.

www.justownthis.com

 
Lina Orsino-Allen After a varied ten year career in the theatre industry, Lina switched her artistic eye from the stage to behind the camera with her partner Tom.  They are now one of the region’s most sought after photographer teams thanks to their moment-driven approach. Lina has received two international Fearless Photographer awards and one Masters of UK Wedding Photographer award, boasting 10 awards as a couple, including Photographer of the Year at the 2016 Four Counties Wedding Awards. Lina is a seasoned speaker, has written articles for numerous magazines and regularly appears on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Lina provided invaluable insight into why nailing your brand will give you the clients you want, and remembering why weddings truly matter when you have worked loads already. www.linaandtom.com

Lina Orsino-Allen

After a varied ten year career in the theatre industry, Lina switched her artistic eye from the stage to behind the camera with her partner Tom. 

They are now one of the region’s most sought after photographer teams thanks to their moment-driven approach. Lina has received two international Fearless Photographer awards and one Masters of UK Wedding Photographer award, boasting 10 awards as a couple, including Photographer of the Year at the 2016 Four Counties Wedding Awards.

Lina is a seasoned speaker, has written articles for numerous magazines and regularly appears on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Lina provided invaluable insight into why nailing your brand will give you the clients you want, and remembering why weddings truly matter when you have worked loads already.

www.linaandtom.com

Spencer Wood Since winning Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 2007 soon after embarking on his career in magic, Spencer Wood has worked hard to maintain his position as one of the best in the business. He has been personally requested to entertain A-list celebrities, received rave reviews from hundreds of wedding guests, and been sought out by leading businesses to perform at corporate events.  But this isn’t just about magic. Spencer’s magnetic charisma and intuitive entrepreneurial skills have allowed him to take his business to a whole new level. He now delivers motivational talks and training to industry leaders and their employees, teaching them how to improve their own businesses. Two years ago, Lee Smith and Spencer Wood discovered that they were two of a kind. Sharing business insight as well as work, while learning from their differences in approach, they have exceeded even their own ambitious goals. At this WEDx event, Spencer gave us fascinating information about how buddying up has more than doubled his and Lee’s successes. www.spencerwoodmagic.co.uk

Spencer Wood

Since winning Magic Circle Close-up Magician of the Year in 2007 soon after embarking on his career in magic, Spencer Wood has worked hard to maintain his position as one of the best in the business. He has been personally requested to entertain A-list celebrities, received rave reviews from hundreds of wedding guests, and been sought out by leading businesses to perform at corporate events. 

But this isn’t just about magic. Spencer’s magnetic charisma and intuitive entrepreneurial skills have allowed him to take his business to a whole new level. He now delivers motivational talks and training to industry leaders and their employees, teaching them how to improve their own businesses.

Two years ago, Lee Smith and Spencer Wood discovered that they were two of a kind. Sharing business insight as well as work, while learning from their differences in approach, they have exceeded even their own ambitious goals. At this WEDx event, Spencer gave us fascinating information about how buddying up has more than doubled his and Lee’s successes.

www.spencerwoodmagic.co.uk

Sammi-Jo Gascoyne Founder of Blushing Cook; Sammi-Jo Gascoyne is the cool cake and cookie designer who’s making big waves in the industry. Working up from Commis Chef in a gastropub to Pastry Chef at Le Gavroche and finally Head Chef at Peggy Porschen, she’s now one of the cake industry’s hottest properties. With a fresh new take on the more traditional designs, Sammi-Jo creates beautiful cakes that taste as good as they look, building a reputation for her use of edible flowers.  Sammi-Jo joins WEDx as our ‘Breakthrough Speaker’. She gave us a front row seat in her exciting journey and how just ‘going for it’ and being herself was the best choice she ever made. www.blushingcook.com

Sammi-Jo Gascoyne

Founder of Blushing Cook; Sammi-Jo Gascoyne is the cool cake and cookie designer who’s making big waves in the industry. Working up from Commis Chef in a gastropub to Pastry Chef at Le Gavroche and finally Head Chef at Peggy Porschen, she’s now one of the cake industry’s hottest properties.

With a fresh new take on the more traditional designs, Sammi-Jo creates beautiful cakes that taste as good as they look, building a reputation for her use of edible flowers. 

Sammi-Jo joins WEDx as our ‘Breakthrough Speaker’. She gave us a front row seat in her exciting journey and how just ‘going for it’ and being herself was the best choice she ever made.

www.blushingcook.com

 

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