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He was tipped to be the one to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, designed dresses for Princess Diana and is renowned in the bridal industry. Now you will get the chance to gain an insight into Bruce Oldfield’s experience as he will be joining the Niemierko Wedding Academy this October from 3rd to 7th October. I’ve previously mentioned the Niemierko Academy as a new concept in wedding planning and with the next course taking place in October, if you’ve been thinking about signing up now is the time.

On the 5 day master class Mark Niemierko will be sharing his trade and style secrets to all budding wedding planners (or existing planners wanting to gain new skills and inspiration) but a special guest will joining him on day 3 during the style and attire portion. Bruce Oldfield will take part in an intimate one off Q & A session alongside Mark and you’ll also get a private view of his current Bridal collection.  To sign up to the Niemierko Wedding Academy or find out more information and prices then visit or check out their new video


perfectly made up…

August 10, 2011

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pink preppy lilly love & style me pretty

There was much publicised about whether Kate Middleton did her own make-up for the wedding, and if she did, it really is pretty brave considering the amount of scrutiny that she knew she would be under. But more and more brides are choosing to do their own make-up as most fear that they won’t end up looking like themselves. Personally I think I’d still love to get my make-up done as I doubt I’d ever be able to make it stay put all day but if you were getting married abroad then it would definitely pay to know how to do your own make-up.

With this is mind there are some really great professional courses specially tailored to bridal make-up like the one at The London College of Fashion or opt for a private make-up lesson courtesy of The Session School which can be done at your home or at their London studio. Alternatively visit some of your favourite make-up brands like Bobbi Brown or MAC who will offer expert advice and lessons on how to create the perfect look for your wedding day.

I have long been an admirer of wedding planner Mark Niemierko who has been credited with the title of Britain’s top luxury wedding planner. Working with some of the top designers, venues and florists to create stylish, show stopping affairs Niemierko now imparts his knowledge at his Niemierko Academy. Wedding planning is an industry I would love to break into and the Niemierko Wedding Academy certainly looks as though it could give you an excellent starting point. 

Held within the Dorchester Hotel, Mark Niemierko along with other leading industry professionals take students through a five day intensive master class covering all aspects of organising a wedding. Limited to twelve students per class and suited to both beginners and experienced wedding professionals, you’ll come away with the contacts and skills to ‘become wedding planners of quality in the future.’ 

An inspiring hands on course,  it covers everything from budgeting, bridal fashion and beauty, planning as well as flowers, mood boards, tableware, furniture, lighting and entertainment. The next course is scheduled for October but you can register your details at niemierko academy.