Does this sound like you?

You love what you do and are really rather good at it. 

But you can't quite get the weddings you want to and struggle find your unique style in an often crowded world. 

You're not attracting the right clients, feeling frustrated that you're not charging your worth and lack a strategy to move your business forward. 

You want something different. You want to be a luminary. 

The Luminaries Retreat will enable you to...

discover your unique creative voice

confidently work with other suppliers to bring the vision to life

produce your absolute best work for each wedding you take on

put into place tried & trusted processes to make you & your business thrive









The Luminaries Retreat


a two day residential retreat for wedding pLANNERs, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FLORISTS who want to elevate both their craft and their business 

Held at the beautiful Deans Court, this residential workshop has been intentionally designed to allow you to focus not only on your creative skills but also your business acumen. Hosted by leading wedding planner & business consultant Kim Balasubramaniam this retreat will change the way you run your wedding business for life. 


COMING AUTUMN 2020, dorset, england

Today is all about getting crystal clear on who you want to work with and how to capture the very essence of each of your clients. Practical sessions a plenty this is a super inspiring day and will enable you to see a clear path for where you want to take your business.  

clarity, clients & capturing you

day one

Arrive at leisure from 4pm on the first afternoon and meet your fellow attendees and hosts. You can explore the beautiful grounds and interiors of our home for the retreat; The Gate House and the surrounding area. Welcome cocktails and delicious dinner will set the tone for a packed, nurturing and inspiring two days ahead. 

arrive, settle in & relax

The concept of community and collaboration is one that has always been hugely important in our businesses. We have put aside plenty of time throughout the retreat for discussion-based sessions and time to make those all important connections. We're all in this together. 

the luminaries collective

This is the day for planning! How to make each wedding day flow with ease, even when you're under pressure, so you can create the work you want to. There are also masterclasses on subjects including pricing, managing your workflow, well-being and social media.  

planning, pricing & pressure

the workshop in more detail

day two



here's a snippet of what we have in store

ca, fine art wedding photographer

"Kim combines her unique knowledge of the wedding industry along with marketing strategy and accounting advice. She helped me identify my ideal client and understand how to reach them & just a few weeks after our session I took my first top package booking."


What's included...

You will be staying at The Gate House of Deans Court. Rooms are super stylish & are available on both a shared and individual basis. 

all meals, snacks and drinks

Two delicious & beautiful dinners plus breakfast, lunch and homemade treats throughout the retreat.  

skills training 

A stellar line-up, passionate about sharing their extensive experience and expertise with you. 

business consultancy

Kim Balasubramaniam has been producing exquisite weddings for 15 years and is now an in-demand consultant for wedding businesses.


We  understand the importance of a community and trusted network. We believe the connections made at Luminaries will be for life. 

surprises and delights

A beautiful welcome box and lots of other exquisite treats throughout the two days all add to the magic!


you'll also receive these bonuses...


pre-workshop preparation workbook

Make the most of your time with us. We have devised a thoughtful journal based book to help you prepare in advance of the retreat. 


printed hardback retreat handbook

A beautiful keepsake. We will give you access to all the talks and handouts that are part of each session so there's no need to frantically note take, allowing you to fully concentrate and be present in the room. 


welcome box 

We love gift giving and have curated a delightful box of goodies to welcome you ahead of the retreat. Delivered a few weeks before the start of the workshop. 


follow up call with kim 

As an added bonus you'll receive an hour's follow up call with Kim a couple of months after the retreat to check-in, see how you're doing and answer any questions. 

I have worked with hundreds of businesses since 2005 when I became a luxury wedding planner. I know the world of weddings inside-out and have a reputation for a calm, considered and nurturing approach to business consultancy. My understanding of a high-end international clientele combined with my extensive knowledge of the industry enables me to help other discerning wedding business owners elevate their brands, work with the clientele they really want to and build businesses that fit their lives. I am incredibly excited to be hosting the Luminaries Retreat and just know it'll be life-changing for everyone who attends.  

Hi, I'm Kim 

luxury wedding planner and wedding business consultant

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