Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Melbourne – 4

Not long now Melbourne brides and grooms!!  We’re busy packing our bags to fly down from sunny QLD this weekend so I hope you turn on the weather for us!! 😉  Hopefully by now you all have your tickets all ready to go, and if not be sure to head over to our Melbourne fair page and follow the link to grab your tickets online to save you and your bridal party $5 per person on entry. Don’t forget these special discounted advance ticket sales close this Friday at 5pm.  If you miss out we will also be selling tickets on the door for $15 per person (cash only).

With so many fabulous wedding professionals to meet you are all set for a fabulous day and we are getting to know a few more of those fabulous vendors today


 

Nic’s Button Buds

 

Can you tell us a bit about Nic’s Button Buds?

The business came about after making button bouquets for my own wedding. I had a few people  ask me to make them one and I thought it would be fun to make a little extra money for using on a holiday. Just over four years later here I am working nearly full time in the business, I have an assistant that does 2 days a week as well. The range now includes 5 very different styles of bouquet and most styles have multiple variants. If it’s something different, I will find a way to put it into a bouquet. These days I also work with quite a few different products and sell supplies as well.

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Michelle Schulga Photographer

Where are you based and what areas do you service?

Based in Skye, Vic. However I ship bouquets all over the world.

 

Can you give us a run down on how to order your bouquets and what options brides have with you?

I start with a questionnaire asking about likes/dislikes, colours, textures and personality traits and interests. We work out the style of the bouquet you are after and then set up a comprehensive design brief. From there it’s a matter of paying a deposit to secure the date and off I go sourcing supplies etc. Because of demand I recommend booking 9-10 months in advance, longer for larger bridal parties. An actual bouquet usually takes around 3-4 weeks of work, and progress pics are sent during the process.  With options, the sky is the limit. I custom colour my supplies and match colour swatches if provided. Every bouquet is personal and unique. For those that are not sure of their requirements we nut out the basics on the design brief and add to it over time.

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For last minute bookings – when do brides have to book in for your beautiful bouquets at the very latest?

There isn’t a simple answer to this. We assess our schedule and what supplies would be needed. We have made a bouquet before with 2 weeks notice, but this certainly isn’t the norm. Essentially we recommend as early as possible (brides often book before they have their dress)

 

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

Don’t be afraid to make requests for what seems like crazy things. You would be amazed at what can work in a bouquet and honestly no request is stupid. It is a good idea to save photos of bouquets you like/dislike as this makes understanding the vision in your head easier. Seeing other inspiration photos for your wedding is great too.

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Kirsten Cox Photography

What is your favourite wedding story?

I have seriously had so many amazing clients, but I loved last year when a brides sister surprised the bride with a bouquet. It was such a beautiful gesture.

 

What do you love most about creating beautiful button bouquets?

I don’t just work with buttons these days, my bouquets can have everything from buttons, beads and brooches to feathers, silk flowers and fabric flowers.

I think I just love the opportunity to be creative, the challenge of making something that reflects the couple and the honour of being part of what is such a huge day in most peoples lives.

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Maple Gallery Photography

 

 What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

Lots and lots of sparkle, but a few little quirky things too. Look out for the Lego buttonhole.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?
I will be offering brides 10% off if they book on the day. Larger orders over $600 will also receive a free toss bouquet 🙂

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A.N.Y. Photography

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La D’vine Wedding Invitations

 

Can you tell us a bit about La D’vine?

We have been operating for 8 years and won two ABIA awards for Best Wedding Stationery in Victoria (2012 & 2014) and rated Top 5 in Australia. We love what we do and we think that shows in our work.

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

We are based in Croydon (25mins for Melbourne) but we service bride & groom’s Australia Wide as our invitations are able to be posted to our customers.

 

How would you describe your style?

Whilst we do a lot of handmade invitations (mostly quite elaborate) we cater for all brides… from glitzy to simple, to vintage and rustic or even modern. We work with our brides to create the perfect invitation for them.

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What advice do you have for couples choosing their invitation suite?

The first thing I always advise bride and grooms is to consider what items they need and then look at the different layout options depending on their needs. Colours are an afterthought once we get the layout and design right, as nowadays we have access to an extensive range of coloured papers, ribbons, embellishments etc.

 

For last minute bookings – When should couples book with you at the very latest?

4 months before the wedding is ideal, as invites should be sent 2 months before the wedding but for last minute orders we can push invitations through within 7 days (surcharges apply)

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What do you love most about creating beautiful wedding invitations?

The feedback! The look on the bride and groom’s faces when they pick up their invitations and then the follow up emails describing guests ringing the bride to say they are the most beautiful invites they have ever seen 🙂

 

What is your favourite wedding story?

I once had a bride and groom who’s parents (not just one but both the bride & groom’s parents) shared the same wedding anniversary, so it was only fitting that the bride and groom get married on this date too.

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

A friendly, helpful exhibitor 😉 as well as practical, eye catching invitations to suit every budget.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

Yes, we will be offering free Wishing Well cards for brides who book in a consultation (free of course!)

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Vintage Linen and Collectables

 

Can you tell us a bit about Vintage Linens and Collectables?

I am a Melbourne based designer and collector of vintage textiles and collectables. Having lived and worked in Paris for over 20 years I adore the Shabby Chic ambiance that is so typical of the French lifestyle, this influence is present throughout my collections.

 

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What products do you offer?

Predominantly women’s clothing, accessories but also boudoir collectables.

 

 

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

I believe in the tactile approach to selling my collections and am present at most vintage fairs in Victoria and some interstate. My events are always posted on Facebook and website and I am available by appointment. I will be displaying a specific wedding white collection of linens for reception purposes.

 

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

Yes a 1930’s antique choker made from French jet, seed pearls and ribbon left to me by my mother.

 

 

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

Make it very personal by decorating in bespoke products.

 

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What is your favourite wedding story?

I enjoy second time marriages and recomposed families.

 

 

What do you love most about creating beautiful vintage pieces?

Their uniqueness that speaks personal touch and refinement

 

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What can couples expect when they visit your stand?

One of pieces in pristine condition

 

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

Yes 15% of handmade cushions and pillows made from vintage fabrics laces and trims

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Classic Cruzin Limousines

 

Can you tell us a bit about Classic Cruzin Limousines?

We are a family run business, our fleet comprises of both modern and classic limousines.  We have been in business since 2008.  Prior to that we had a retro shop & regularly went to hotrod shows, concerts and dances.  We are passionate about our business and it is reflected in our dealings and service to our customers.

 

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Where are you based and what areas do you service?

We have vehicles located in Bayswater North, Lilydale and Silvan (Yarra Ranges) but we service all areas in Victoria.

 

 

Can you give us a run down on how to hire your limousines and what options couples have with you?

Our vehicles can be booked via phone, internet or at expos.  We have eftpos, direct deposit or cash as means of payment of options.  We also offer a pay as you go/layby facility allowing for people to pay over time and as a result not having to stress about coming up with the full amount in one go. As for options every wedding, occasion is different.  We meet the need of the customer on an individual basis.  However we have a retro service which includes clothes, music and menu.

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

We are car lovers, therefore it is hard to say which is the favourite as they all have their own character and we name them also; the Mustang is Black Betty, the stretched white Cadillac is Marilyn (munroe) and the black Caddy we are building is called Betty (Page) it’s just a cool sexy car.

 

 

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

Ask questions: “what ifs”, take photos of the car inside and out, take rego numbers (sometimes you book one of their fleet and a different one will turn up on your special day). Check both cars and company are licensed to work and that they are insured and above all “don’t hire on price alone” as the saying goes “you pay peanuts, you will get monkeys” and there are a lot of sharks out there.

 

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What is your favourite wedding story?

We actually don’t have one, the thing is we have not been a part of a wedding we haven’t enjoyed and every wedding is different whether in the city, suburbs or country.

 

What do you love most about hiring wedding limousines?

Providing truly unique wedding transport anyone can turn up in a convertible or a hummer, but we have the only 1959 super stretched Cadillac limousine and are just about to put a fully customised 1959 Cadillac factory limo (0ne of only 690 built).  It is a buzz watching the attention the bride & groom and bridal party get from people whose eye is caught by the vehicles.

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What can couples expect when they visit you at the fair?

We will take the time to discuss your needs, tailor make the package for you to suit your day, theme and needs.  Fix the price and give you a tour of the vehicle.  If after the tour of the vehicle you are ready to book we can even take your booking fee to ensure that our unique limousine is secured for your special day.

 

Are you running any specials on the day?

If you book our 4 hour package on the day you will receive your 5th hour for free.

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