Learning, sharing and connecting at the Celebrants’ Collective London Workshop

By Natasha Johnson

March 20, 2018

Celebrant Academy, celebrant business, celebrant training, Celebrant training Europe, celebrant training UK, celebrant workshop

The Bloved Hive in South London was home to the Celebrant Collective’s first European workshop, last week. Styled with creatives and wedding industry professionals in mind, the Hive was a great choice to hold the workshop. Hidden away in a trendy former biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, its quiet surroundings, stylish layout and boho charm lent itself perfectly for the  Mind Your Own Business Celebrant workshop.

With Celebrants joining the workshop from Greece, Spain, and all throughout the UK, a mixture of Celebrants Collective members and non-members, it was a great day for connecting, learning and inspiring. It was long before all Celebrants were soon referring to themselves as a Cackle of Celebrants, along with other favourite, a Celebration of Celebrants.

Workshop wisdoms

The workshop was split into two parts. The first session – Get out of your way and run a business that you love, was hosted by the Celebrants’ Collective’s Content Editor, Claire Bradford. Claire drew on her 15-years experience as a life coach to help attendees to reprogram their inner voices to sound more like a best friend, cheerleader and not a negative naysayer. She helped them to identify weak areas and energy drains and showed them how to enhance positive habits and to set goals which would enable them to get the best out of themselves and their Celebrant Businesses.

The second workshop led by founder Natasha Johnson focussed on five key steps that Celebrants needed to take in order to boost their online presence. Natasha has grown her four year old, award-winning wedding blog, www.engagedandready.com so that it now attracts over 10,000 unique visitors a month to the site, and she has done so 100% organically, without spending a single penny on advertising or marketing. Her blog is now one of the top 50 wedding blogs in the UK and is the only wedding blog to focus on all things ceremony and Celebrants.

Natasha helped attendees to look at their websites in a different way and to help them to see the power that their websites have in boosting their presence online and putting their websites under the noses of the very people they would like to attract.

The feedback from some of the attendees has been incredible.

What a brilliant workshop this was; warm, welcoming, informative and inspiring. Thanks Claire Bradford and Natasha Johnson.


I have already put some of what I learnt into practice. Claire’s “what is your ‘Why?'” question and Natasha’s reminder to put fresh eyes on my website and ensure that it reflects me and has prompted a bit of a makeover (very much a ‘work in progress’ but so it should be!)


Thank you for your time, energy and inspiration.


It was an excellent workshop on all levels – obviously very well prepared, put together and presented and such good value for money.

If you’d like to attend our future workshops or our annual retreat convention, make sure that you’re signed up to our newsletter to keep up-to-date or take a look under our events page for more information.

The Celebrants Collective is a membership platform for Celebrants, from all over the world, who want to undertake ongoing career development on a monthly basis. From live Q&A sessions with industry experts, a Resources Room full of useful and regularly updated celebrant-related material, to celebrate related articles and tutorials, the Collective is about empowering Celebrants to be the best they can be. Take a look at our full benefits here and membership plans here.

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About the author 

Natasha Johnson

Natasha is the founder and co-director of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, with her business wife, Claire Bradford. When she's not overseeing celebrant development and supporting the hell out of their members, she can be found drinking fabulous Spanish wine, dancing to Beyoncé and hanging out on her veg patch, sometimes all at the same time. She lives in Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, three dogs, eight chickens and two giant African snails. (Don't ask!)

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