When Marina first approached me she had already booked a function centre and photographer, but was really struggling to bring together all the ideas and photos that she’d collected. She was undecided about having a beach or vintage theme, and was losing sleep about it all! She had been referred to us by a previous client, and even though she had almost a year to go before her wedding day, decided she needed help ASAP.
We met together at Panorama House south of Sydney, and decided to utilise some of the suppliers whose products were included in her package. As we met each month for coffee, a Vintage theme was decided on, and we discussed many options including hire and handmade items to bring her vision together.
As we progressed, many new ideas popped up and we did our best to keep within her budget. She wanted it all! There were many emails, calls, texts and photos (oh those photos!) exchanged, but as decisions were made it became easier to focus and move on to the next item. Marina found it helpful to have a checklist/timeline calendar to follow her progress and be reminded when accounts needed to be paid.
With one month to go, we started to meet with the entertainers, DJ/MC, florist, function coordinator and other suppliers to coordinate our plan to fit in with their requirements. By the time the event rolled around, With Style would be supplying table centrepieces, additional decorative items for the vintage-themed area used for guest photos, the cake/macarons/cookies, floral decorations for the Church, supplier recommendations, and event coordination on the day.
On a very hot October day, we arrived at the Church and unrolled the red carpet, hung the orchid-filled birdcages on the pews, and welcomed the groom and his boys. Marina was ready and waiting for the guests to arrive, not the other way around! The horse and carriage trotted into view and whilst everyone oohed and aahed I arranged the bridesmaids into order and sent them on their way down the aisle. Next was the ring bearer carrying our handmade “here comes the Bride” sign, then the stunning bride on her proud Father’s arm. Part one complete.
Next, off to Bulli to oversee the function room setup. Dressing the bridal table, completing the centrepieces, arranging the cake elements, but oh no, the helicopter which was to transport the bride and groom to the centre had to turn back due to bad weather conditions and the groom had split his pants! Taxi ordered, a borrowed pair of trousers found, emergency diverted!
And what a party was had by all! I’ve never had so much fun at work! To be mentioned in their “thank you” speeches was payment enough, and even three months down the track we’re still chatting regularly and thanks are given. Job done.
Have a look at the beautiful video below by Rolling Canvas Presentations to see some of the highlights of the beautiful day.