Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Melbourne – 2

Tickets are selling fast for our Vintage Bride Wedding Fair in Melbourne on Sunday 14th September!  We’re set for a fabulous day at Showtime Events with a selection of Melbourne’s fabulous vendors who specialise or love to work with vintage weddings.  For the perfect vintage ambiance we are really excited to have Shamdoogie performing live jazz music throughout the day!  If you haven’t grabbed your tickets be sure to head over to the fair page and grab yours!! Would you like to get to know some more of the lovely wedding professionals you will meet at the event?


Two Little Jays

 

Can you tell us a bit about Two Little Jays?

Two Little Jays is a Melbourne based business specialising in boutique event styling and vintage hire. We design and create eye catching event themes and dessert tables. From birthday parties to small weddings, corporate events and everything in between Two Little Jays will turn your event into an amazing experience for you and your guests.

Our ever expanding vintage hire range includes elegant chinaware, silverware and glassware perfect for a beautiful high tea event. We also stock a large range of vintage and vintage inspired props and decor including typewriters, cameras, ladders, crates and suitcases to make your special event a truly unforgettable experience.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

We are based in Taylors Hill (north-west Melbourne) and we service Melbourne, Geelong and surrounds.

 

Can you give us a run down on how to hire the goodies that you have and what options couples have with you?

The easiest way to hire our products is to send us an email through our website or via Facebook and we can provide couples with our full hire price list.  Couples can also arrange a viewing of our products so they can see exactly what they will be hiring.

Couples can choose to hire our items and style their event themselves or they can choose to let Two Little Jays style their event for them.  We can also create beautiful dessert or lolly tables for their special day.

 

Do you have a favourite vintage piece and what is the story behind it?

My favourite vintage piece is my 60 year old typewriter.  I used to love using typewriters at school and to complete homework and although I never used typewriters this old it brings me back to my childhood.  When I saw it in a gorgeous antique shop in Brunswick I just had to have it.

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What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their wedding styling?

The advice I have for couples when they are thinking about their wedding styling is stick to what they love and what represents them.  Many couples try to make everyone else happy or try to stick to the trend of the moment but at the end of the day couples need to be happy and comfortable with their ceremony and reception space.

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

My favourite wedding story is my own.  I was married 13 years ago before vintage was the in thing to do and there was no such thing as dessert tables.  I am not one with sticking with the in thing and back then everyone had vintage Rolls Royces for wedding cars and everyone’s dresses were strapless.  We chose three amazing red 1957 Chevys for our wedding cars which featured in our photos and our guests still talk about them today and my dress was a halter neck dress with a 1950’s feel about it.

 

What do you love most about being a wedding stylist?

The thing I love the most about being a wedding stylist is being able to assist couples achieve their dream wedding look.  Seeing the bride and grooms faces when they see their ceremony space or venue for the first time is priceless.

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

Couples can expect a beautiful mix of vintage and rustic furniture pieces, props and chinaware giving them inspiration for their special day.  Our staff will be there to provide ideas, suggestions and advice for visiting couples.

As a special bonus, the first 50 brides visiting our stand will receive a free goodie bag.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

All couples booking hire items on the day will receive 20% off their booking.

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Simply Cakes Melbourne

 

Can you tell us a bit about Simply Cakes Melbourne?

We love creating pretty cakes that taste as beautiful as they look.  We use only freshest ingredients when making our cakes. We have been in business for 6 years and going strong with a few of our cakes having been featured in bridal magazines.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

Simply Cakes Melbourne is based in Bonbeach and we cater for all weddings in Melbourne, Victoria.

 

What kind of flavours do you offer?

We offer lots of varieties of flavours starting with varieties of mud cakes. It could be hazelnut mud cake, jaffa mud cake, cherry ripe mud cake, salted caramel mud cake, chocolate mud cake, white chocolate mud cake, marble mud cake. We also offer vanilla cake, chocolate cake, orange and poppy seed cake, orange and almond cake, red velvet cake, salted caramel cake,  marble butter cake, coconut and lime cake, passionfruit cake etc. If you have any flavour in mind that is not listed, we can try our best to make it. We also make traditional fruit cakes.

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Do you have a favourite cake?

My favourite cake at the moment is salted caramel cake and red velvet cake.

 

For last minute bookings – When do couples have to book in with you at the very latest?

I have a couple who booked their wedding cake 2 weeks before the wedding. I am trying my best to accommodate them. Preferably 1-2 months in advance for is best for wedding cake orders.

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What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their wedding cake?

I always ask them about their theme colours, the serving size and what ideas they have for their cake. Wedding cakes do not need to really match the entire wedding colours. Simple but pretty is better. Sometimes less is more.

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

We love to see photos and hear stories from the bride and groom about how they met and their engagement.

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What do you love most about creating beautiful wedding cakes?

I love making and creating something pretty. To create a beautiful cake you need to focus and make it with love.

 

 What can couples expect when they visit your stand? 

Couples can expect to see our wedding cakes display and see a variety that we can make for them. From there can give them ideas for their dream wedding cake.

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Vintage Soiree

 

Can you tell us a bit about Vintage Soiree?

Vintage Soirée was created out of my life’s love of old treasures. This passion grew into my small hire business that is continuously growing.

Vintage soirée offers unique vintage and vintage styled pieces to complement any event. Specialising in wedding props and centrepieces.

Options include hiring items, packages and/or a styling service.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

Vintage soirée is based in the leafy  north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Serving all of Melbourne.

 

Can you give us a run down on how to hire the goodies that you have and what options couples have with you?

Items and packages are available for a 24hr hire service. Items can be easily viewed and booked on our website and Facebook page. A deposit will be required to secure all bookings. For peace of mind, a hire contract and security deposit are required.

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Do you have a favourite vintage piece and what is the story behind it? 

There’s so many but I would have to say my beautiful vintage telephone. I just couldn’t resist buying it while holidaying in country Victoria. On return I showed my new treasure friend and she nearly cried! From Where I had bought it from, she is sure it belonged to her great Nan. I believe this phone was meant to somehow return to my friends life.

 

What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their wedding styling?

This area of a wedding can be very stressful and costly. From experience, I would first say to choose the venue. Once the venue is chosen the styling can be easily incorporated. Envision what you both would like and research your options. Set a budget and make it work.  Many DIY options are available if your keen to take on the challenge or employ the service of a wedding stylist.

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What is your favourite wedding story?

I’m not sure? I’m just besotted by couples in love. I admire seeing couples bringing their special day to life, either with their own expertise or professional service. I love seeing venues transformed and it always gives me excitement.

 

What do you love most about being a wedding stylist?

I get very excited about events and I’m sure that portrays with my enthuse soul with styling to impress and please my customers.

I love that I can share my passion of styling and choose from a wide range of my items, to suit just about anybody’s taste. I’m very keen to take on any projects that include a bit of creativity to produce unique personalised items.

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Showtime Events Centre

 

Can you tell us a bit about Showtime Events Centre?

Showtime offers a vibrant mix of the old and new, the venue has retained some heritage features whilst incorporating current and stylish contemporary designs. Stand out features include reclaimed wooden floorboards, laser cut steel walls with unique backlit patterns and our stunning gold chandelier bar.  These contemporary and original features combine to create the perfect space that can be styled to suit many themes.

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Where are you based?

We are based in South Wharf on the Yarra River Waterfront with stunning views of the city skyline.

 

What wedding packages do you offer?

We have 3 wedding packages tailored to suit a variety of budgets. We also specialise in custom wedding packages designed to each couples individual requirements.

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For last minute bookings – When do couples have to book in with you at the very latest?

We just had a couple book their ceremony and reception for October this year. They are based in Singapore and are also planning a wedding in Ireland! Luckily for the lovely couple our wedding package incorporate stationary components including invitations, table decorations and we also assist with arranging cakes, bands, celebrants and even hotel rooms. We aim to make the planning process as stress free as possible by assisting with all elements of the wedding.

  

What advice do you have for brides when they are thinking about their wedding venue?

A connection with the venue is one of the most important things to consider when booking a venue. This is one of the things we love most about Showtime, seeing couples visit for the first time and falling in love with our unique venue. Also keep in mind that the look and feel of the venue is only one of many elements and the food, beverage and service is just as important. Referrals and word of mouth are a great way to find about other people’s experiences.

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What do you love most about hosting weddings?

One of our favourite parts is when the couple see the venue for the first time with all the styling, lighting and little touches such as place cards and wedding favours in place awaiting the arrival of guests. To see the brides overcome with emotion just makes everything worthwhile. And of course we always love the amazing feedback and kind words we receive after the wedding, it’s so rewarding knowing what we do is something that people will remember for years to come.

 

What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

As we are hosting the day, keep an eye out for some delectable canapés and refreshing cocktails to trial.

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Are you running any specials on the day?

Any couple that attends the Melbourne Vintage Bride Wedding Fair and books their wedding reception with us by the 30th September 2014 will receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival served with pre dinner drinks valued at $18 per person.

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Janet Hussey

 

Can you tell us a bit about being a celebrant? 

Well, it’s the best ‘job’ in the world, always surrounded by loving people, celebrating love in all its forms, whether it be marrying, naming their first child, renewing vows, or even farewelling a family member.

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Image by Jacqui B Photography

 

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

I’m based in Mt. Waverley (near Chadstone) and I service most areas of Victoria.

 

How would you describe your style?

My style is definitely relaxed, easy, go with the flow, fun (must have some fun!) and it’s all about the Bride and Groom, not about the Celebrant – I think that stands me apart from some.

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Image by Warren Photography

 

What advice do you have for couples choosing their celebrant?

Couples should book the person they feel most comfortable with, as we see each other a few times, and the Bride and Groom need to be relaxed on the day, trusting that the celebrant is punctual, professional and the ‘go to’ person for their needs.  I always say “I go the extra mile” to make sure couples are happy with me.

 

When should couples book with you at the very latest?

This is a very difficult question.  Some dates get booked 18 months out and yet, other dates don’t.  Couples need to allow over a month in order to lodge their Notice of Intended Marriage form.  It also takes quite a while to get to know each other and to write a personal story about the couple, if they want this.

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Image by Courtney Horwood Photography

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

I think I have too many, but one of the most poignant stories is a wedding I conducted earlier this year, between an older couple (in their late forties, who have been together for 22 years). They have 2 of the most well-behaved lovely young children, and then the bride got cancer, so the groom and the children asked her to marry.  It was the most touching of ceremonies, attended by the couple’s best friends who had flown in from London with their 2 children, and the photographer and myself.  Lots of tears, lots of laughter, and lots of hope.  Sadly, she is not well, and the photographer and I remain in close contact with her.  Not the happiest story, but one of the most heartfelt.

 

What do you love most about being a celebrant?

The fact that it’s people-related.  I love the interaction with people, getting to know each couple’s unique story and celebrating with them on the most important day of their lives together, and watching them take this hopeful and positive step into the future.

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Image by Ben Swinnerton Photography

 

What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

A very friendly person with a great smile and dimples!  I am not a pushy type of person and just want the couple to make the best choice for their day.  There will be no obligation and they are welcome to chat and pick my brains as much as they want!

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Image by Fields of Vision Photography

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Lisa Drew Photography

 

Can you tell us a bit about Lisa Drew Photography?

I am a Melbourne based Photographer who loves to tell a story. I keep the posed shots to a minimum so that you can enjoy your day with family and friends.

The candid shots in between are where the real magic happens – I am all about natural wedding photography.

I love unique weddings. Anything a little bit more alternative is right up my alley. I love traditional weddings too, however if your wedding is a little bit left of centre, I think we will be a great match.

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Do you travel for weddings?

YES. In fact travel is a passion of mine. I love to shoot destination weddings.

I will travel almost anywhere!

 

How would you describe your style?

My style is quite eclectic. I’m not into cheesy awkward photos. I prefer to stand back and capture genuine moments and relationships.

I won’t make you do anything you wouldn’t normally do. I’m all about natural shots that tell the story of the day and what it was like to be there!

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Why do you think photography is such an important part of a couple’s big day?

After the wedding is done and dusted there are 3 things you will have for life…….Your partner (hopefully), the ring and THE PHOTOS!

 

What advice do you have for couples when they are thinking about their wedding photography?

Firstly you need to have good rapport with your Photographer. And secondly the Photos in my opinion really are the most important aspect of the day.

They are what you will look back on in years to come to relive that special day.

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What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?

The people I meet and the places I get to see.

 

Do you have a favourite wedding photograph? What is the story behind it?

This is my favourite wedding photo. This is the groom’s father and nephew. Sadly he passed away this year.

It’s nice to know that the family has this beautiful image to remember him by. I know they all love it as they have sent me messages thanking me.

Capturing these beautiful moments are what it’s all about.

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

Free Lollipops

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

Yes if you book all day coverage you will receive a beautiful 10×10 (20 sides) fine art album FREE

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