Tuesday 15th October 2019

6.30PM - 9.00PM

Paschoe House, Crediton Devon




Tracy Butterfield is a trusted Wedding Industry Entrepreneur. Founder of WEDx; national training, seminars and Wellbeing Retreat’s for wedding professionals, and founder of the Four Counties Wedding Awards, in its fifth year, and subsequent Directory. Tracy mentors wedding professionals and speaks regularly at industry events.

In March 2018, Tracy accepted the role of Director of Development for the acclaimed National Association of Wedding Professionals UK (NAWP-UK).

Tracy works with venues and corporates in consultancy roles and arranges Familiarisation trips, employing her knowledge, experience and contacts, across the UK and abroad. She is also a contributing writer for two industry magazines; a luxury bridal focused printed publication and a global digital publication for wedding businesses. 

In the last year Tracy has taken the stage to talk Weddings and Business at The National Wedding Shows at the NEC, Olympia and Excel in London, at The Caledonian Club, The British Library, RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and The National Space Centre in Leicester. Tracy will be host speaker at an International event she has planned with her client in Grasse, France in October and will be speaking at the Industries most prestigious event Bridelux Symposium at The Savoy and The Langham alongside International Wedding Elite.


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Over 10 years of wedding ceremonies …

I was trained & subsequently worked in Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds & then Devon with the Registration Service

I met wonderful people each day & shared with them momentous & important occasions in their lives. I created Pomp & Ceremonies to offer bespoke ceremony packages to those individuals who want & deserve more for their special day than the impersonal, unvarying ceremonies that are offered by registration services throughout the UK.

I had the privilege of conducting Gloucestershire’s first same-sex marriage ceremony. I have conducted weddings in castles, fields & on clifftops!

As an experienced wedding celebrant I am used to dealing with the unexpected, owls flying off with rings, late husbands, and some very excitable young pageboys!


Monday 11th November 2019

6.30PM - 9.00PM

Pentillie Castle and Estate, St Mellion, Cornwall




As a CIM-qualified digital marketer, Lucy does more than just wrestle with hashtags and Facebook's ad policies. With over ten years experience, she has transformed the online presence of her clients through integrated social media, email and SEO strategy. Lucy works with organisations across a range of industries, from tourism and events to manufacture, childcare and retail. She also works with individuals to deliver training, marketing consultancy and coaching.  



Lois Wild - Communication Team - St Petrocs

At St Petrocs we believe homelessness shouldn’t be an issue in our society today. We are working to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

We do this by providing accommodation, support and advice to people who are homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

Our work primarily changes the lives of those we support by creating a foundation to move forward.

In my role in the Communications Team I support other organisations and the wider community in addressing the issue of homelessness in Cornwall. We are truly humbled by the creative and generous solutions suggested so far by Cornish businesses.

I also oversee our social media platforms and engage in our broad communications activates ranging from events to fundraising.


Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Rockbeare Manor, Nr Exeter, Devon

Speakers to be announced …

Previous Speakers


terry lewis - Wedding Marketing Mastery

A decade ago Terry was an under-booked, underpaid wedding supplier struggling to get decent wedding work and pay. Today despite premium pricing he is oversubscribed, sort-after by brides, planning UK and destination weddings. If you want to discover the difference between ‘then’ and ‘now’ and how you can apply it to your wedding business, please join Terry for his talk at the South West WedMeetup.


Sarah George - bride magazine

Sarah George is the digital editor of Bride magazine. She is currently responsible for, oversees Bride's extensive social media offering and develops Bride's portfolio of digital products. Prior to this role, Sarah was the deputy and online editor for a B2B hair and beauty publication and was also a member of the digital team for a utilities company. With 10 years' experience in magazine and digital journalism, Sarah has seen the media landscape change and evolve. Passionate about digital platforms and social media, Sarah is excited to see the direction in which publishing is taken next.


Kylie calson - Academy of Wedding & Event Planning

Kylie is the CEO of the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning she manages 6 regional virtual campuses across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, UAE, South East Asia and North America. Through the Academy she has helped launch the careers of over 3,000 wedding professionals and is a business expert for the industry.

Kylie also has her own YouTube Channel and is a sought after speaker around the world. Through her personal brand she offers an intensive online business school for creative entrepreneurs, CEO School, along with a business retreat held in locations globally.

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Yvonne Morris - CLOUD LEGAL

Yvonne holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Law and is a certified Privacy Practitioner. She shas spent a number of years as a commercial contracts lawyer at Ticketmaster UK Limited/Live Nation Entertainment, one of the world’s largest media and entertainment organisations. She is the CEO and founder of CloudLegal which is an online legal support platform.


Brendan Sleeman - wed magazine

Brendan is the owner of leading bridal magazine WED in Cornwall and Devon. Before WED he managed Movie Magic and Big Screen magazines which were a great success.


Mark Worden - Mihi Digital

Mark is an experienced and award-winning digital marketing specialist. Having quit his job at a regional law firm in order to set up MiHi Digital four years ago, he has now worked with more than 250 business across 18 countries, assisting them with all areas of online marketing including website design, social media strategy and email marketing.


Aleisha McCormick - BRIDECHILLA

Aleisha McCormack is an Australian author, podcaster and TV producer. She has written, presented and produced some of Australia most loved television and whilst in the UK has worked with among others, ITV, BBC One and Channel 5. 

The Bridechilla brand has expanded recently with the launch of The Bridechilla Wedding Planning Guides and the ever-growing BridechillaCommunity on Facebook.


Sara pugh - eightwire

Sara is the co-founder and Managing Director who built Eight Wire into one of Cornwall’s most successful marketing and design agencies. While helming this award-winning business she has worked with brands around the world while keeping a focus on helping small businesses to grow their market presence in the South West UK.


hazel parsons - hazel parsons wedding business consultancy

Hazel is well-known as the wedding industry super-connector in the South West of England. Her eponymous award winning consultancy provides wedding businesses with business coaching, support, targeted marketing, sales and PR.

Her career began over 15 years ago in hospitality where she soon developed an interest in events and particularly weddings, growing that aspect of the business for the 4 and 5 Star hotels she worked for and watching them flourish. For the last 5 years Hazel has successfully set-up, launched and fine-tuned some of the most sought after venues in the South West. She founded the WedMeetup events in 2013 and works as an associate partner of the National Association of Wedding Professionals in London.


Nicola le Couteur Bisson & Denise Whitehair - The Cornish Celebrants

Both Denise and Nicola worked for Cornwall Registration Service for a total of nearly 30 years between them, and covered the registration of all life events, including conducting over two thousand legal marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. After a big re-organisation in 2014, they set up The Guild of Cornish Celebrants to provide a more bespoke offering for ceremonies free of any legal restrictions. 


CHarlotte lodey - The Palm Tree Club

After running a successful wedding and event company and working in freelance hospitality for many large corporate clients, Charlotte simultaneously built a strong portfolio for styling and co-ordinating editorial and magazine photoshoots all over the world. She realised very quickly, however, that a lot of businesses and brands were struggling to use their images effectively and didn’t know how to implement a strong social media strategy, or meet other like minded individuals in the industry. With that in mind, The Palm Tree Club became a place for businesses to meet, share stories and inspire others in innovative and informal spaces. Getting rid of the traditional networking etiquette and pioneering a new, exciting, organic way of growing your business.



Janie is the owner of a small elopement wedding venue in Cornwall. LowerBarns is renowned for it’s intimacy, styling, design and colours.

**** Please note speakers are subject to change ****