In assignment 5 of our Wedding Planning Certification course, we give students the opportunity to develop resources like a client questionnaire and a biography. We also guide students towards creating a visual portfolio that can be shown to potential clients.
Unless you are already working in weddings or events creating a visual portfolio of what you have done is impossible, however you can show off your style and flair to a potential client by creating inspiration boards. If you are going to do this, your board needs to be of a high standard, with a strong concept and color palette. If your board doesn’t look good it is not going to make the right impression on a potential client.Cecila, is a great example of an inspiration board that could be included in a visual portfolio.
Cecila has designed 10 boards in total for her visual portfolio assignment and we can honestly say we had a very hard time choosing one to feature here today. Cecila has a natural eye for design and some experience of the industry already, but if you study what she has done, it is quite simple. The board I am featuring here is romantic and there is a warm glow to it which comes from the color palette of oranges and gold. Each image complements the next in style and color and I can see how they could fit together. She has also grouped the images neatly and with some white space around them, which I think makes for a very striking board.
Located in Barbados Celia graduated from The Accredited Special Event Design Master Course (ASED+M) produced in partnership with the Institute of Wedding and Event Design (IWED).
Celia started life in corporate events and conferences but soon realized that her lay in weddings with approximately 80% of her clients being destination wedding clients.
Here is what Celia had to say about studying the Academy’s online portion of the course: “The online classes helped me to explore areas of event design and decor that I hadn’t focused on developing or incorporating before in my past events. Once you’ve got the understanding from the books, the hands on work shops put it into practice.”
Celia’s Website – www.marqueeeventsbarbados.com
Wainelle has studied our Wedding and Event Planner Certification Course and took some time out to talk to us about her time studying with us.
What made you choose to study with us?
Wainelle: I was looking for a course that would provide me with comprehensive training in wedding and event planning. When I looked at what was offered I found exactly that: courses with wide-ranging modules that captured the information I would need to help me become a successful event planner. The fact that it could all be done online was also a major factor in my decision.
What did you enjoy most about your experience of studying with the Academy?
Wainelle: I’m really enjoying the practical assignments. They’re hard work but really fun as you have to really to use your imagination.
How has your course prepared you for taking the next step?
Wainelle: The Wedding and Event Planner Certification Course has prepared me for the world of event planning by giving me practical knowledge and tips clearly borne out of a wealth of experience. I’m getting the chance to complete proposals and design concepts which are tools I’ll be using every day as an event planner.
What would you say to anyone thinking of pursuing a career in Wedding and Event Planning?
Wainelle: If you are thinking of pursuing a career in Wedding and Event Planning, go for it! It’s a dynamic and exciting field. It might be hard work but with the right training like what the Academy offers, you can do well. The courses are filled with useful and practical information. My eyes have been opened to so much more than I thought there ever could be to event planning. My tutor and the other staff I’ve interacted with have been responsive and helpful and the feedback from my tutor is always fantastic.
We are very proud of our students and love to boast about their successes and the things they’ve done. Many of them go on to launch successful businesses and it is very rewarding for us to showcase a few of them here on our website.