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Wedding Vendors – Click Here for How to Win a Scholarship to the Coterie Retreat 2016



COTERIE RETREAT_Speaker Lineup_2016_Ink Eze BellaNaijaHey BellaNaijarians!

Are you a wedding vendor that needs to network and learn from the best? Then you can win a scholarship to enter this year’s Coterie Retreat in New Orleans, USA from December 5-8, 2016.

BellaNaija Weddings editor Ink Eze will be on the multi-cultural panel, she also spoke at last year’s retreat alongside top Nigerian wedding vendors Jide Alakija and Chioma Nwogu-Johnson.

Gohel of Maharani Weddings, Chioma Nwogu-Johnson of Dure Events, Ink Eze of BellaNaija Weddings, Photographers Jide Alakija, Keith Cephus

Anand of Maharani Weddings, Chioma Nwogu-Johnson of Dure Events, Ink Eze of BellaNaija Weddings, Photographers Jide Alakija & Keith Cephus

To enter, repost the first image above with the hashtag #coterieretreat16 on social media. (You can post it on Instagram or Facebook or both! Then email [email protected] with your Name, Company Name, Website, IG, Twitter or Facebook URL and a video telling us why you are deserving of this scholarship and what you hope to gain from attending this year’s retreat.

****The entry period ends on Saturday, June 18. Winners will be announced on June 22nd.****

Regular registration is open now and ends on September 1st – click here for the registration page.


  • Building a brand, the lows and the highs.
  • How to pivot in a saturated industry.
  • New trends in Social Media and Technology today. Everything you need to know.
  • Snapchat or not, how to leverage this growing platform and why it’s not to be overlooked.
  • Why getting published can elevate your brand and how to get your work seen by Editors.
  • Attract and maintain a strong following for your business.
  • Editorial shoots vs Real Life Weddings. How to design an inspiration tabletop
  • Got followers? Now what? How to attract and maintain a strong following for your business.
  • Vendor relationship, the blessing and the curse to many creative entrepreneurs. How to build those relationships so everyone wins.
  • Corporate event basics. How to grow position yourself for corporate events.
  • Luxury weddings and all their glory. What you really need to know about this niche audience.
  • Business finance. How to build your net worth and keep it.
  • Building a destination wedding business in today’s market.
  • Marketing your wedding photography and videography business + how to price your services

Added Bonus: Cake decorating workshop, Hands-on Floral Class, Watercolor Painting Workshop, Hands-on Videography and Photography classes, Stationery Focus Group, Legal and Trademarking Law Focus Group, Pricing for Wedding Planners Intensive + plenty more!

See you in NOLA!


Photo Credit: Dane Lee Jones Photography

1 Comment

  1. Bolu

    August 20, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Its a nice program if someone has resources to make it there

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