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Anna Campbell wedding dresses now in Adelaide!

Fantastic news! dresses will now be available in Adelaide in two weeks! I met the lovely Laura at the Best Day Ever Wedding Festival recently and her new business - The Bride Lab features exclusive Australian designs never before seen in South Australia. Make an appointment to see on trend designs now at laura@thebridelab.com.au or join the Facebook - The Lab. You won't be disappointed. (The Sierra Gown by Anna Campbell) Photography | Lost In Love (@lostinlove_photography) Anna Campbell
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Best Day Ever Wedding Festival!

I love getting the chance to meet suppliers and see some of the new products that they have on offer so it was an absolute treat to attend the Best Day Ever Wedding Festival recently, held in the Convention Centre in picturesque Adelaide. Amazing info for all brides. Everything from wedding venues to caterers, to photo booths, to floral stylists, to hair and beauty, wedding invitations, wedding dresses and cake decorators were all showing their goodies. Here's just a sneak peek at some of the sites and stay tuned - for an update on an exciting new supplier in February!
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REAL WEDDINGS – SARAH AND MICHAEL

Something different was always going to be the focus of Sarah and Michael's purple and black themed wedding. Sarah had a great vision of what she wanted right from the "Corpse Bride" themed wedding cake down to the eco friendly touch of a donation to World Vision in lieu of bombonnieres. Sarah's stunning white wedding dress was intricately designed with hand sewn crystals and she teamed this gown with a gorgeous bouquet of white asiatic lillies and roses from Floral Edge. wedding dress The bridesmaids wore gorgeous aubergine purple in a design that matched the bride as well as matching bouquets. Sarah and Micheal were married in the picturesque surroundings of Laughton Park Gardens in Mount Gambier and a total of 100 guests joined them to celebrate at the Western Tavern for a sit down three course dinner and a taste of the wedding cake for dessert. Bride and bridesmaids, wedding flowers Matching aubergine crystal organza chair sashes and beautiful diamante brooches made the reception venue sparkle and Sarah's love of "bling" came through with the addition of a Fantasia backdrop complete with fairly lights to accentuate the bridal table with mirrors and a crystal organza swag bridal skirting with diamante brooches to match. Bridal table, crystal organza swag, diamante brooches Their quirky wedding cake created and designed by the extremely talented Mandy Lynn and assisted by Cheryl Clover was quite the feature! It was surrounded by tiny fairy lights and set off with a cake topper brought in from overseas. More photos of this amazing wedding can be viewed in the gallery page of Wedding & Event Management Services. Corpse bride wedding cake, wedding cake SARAH'S DREAM TEAM: Flowers by Floral Edge, Wedding cake by Mandy Lynn of Mandy Lynn Cake Decorator and Cheryl Clover, Makeup by Andrea Rout, Catering by the Western Tavern, Photography by Hayley Blok of Blok Photographics, Chaircovers and all linen supplied by Chaircovers Over All, Candelabra hire by Blue Lake Hire, Fantasia backdrop and table centrepiece mirrors from Dazzling Decor Hire and reception linen set up by Wedding planner Nadine DiGiorgio and her team at  Wedding & Event Management Services. Some photos courtesy of Hayley Blok from Blok Photographics.
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SAVE MONEY ON YOUR WEDDING DRESS AND ACCESSORIES

The Complete Bridal Package Wedding Dress Express have released an unbelievable bridal package for one low price. wedding dress, complete bridal package, Choose: Any wedding dress Any veil Any tiara or headpiece Any bridal jewellery set Any shoes (excludes silk) Any garter For only $990 Includes delivery, a protective gown bag and custom measuring No deposit lay-by available for up to 12 months Be quick - don't miss out www.weddingdressexpress.com.au  
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PAMPER YOURSELF ON YOUR WEDDING DAY WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL MAKEUP ARTIST!

Professional in the Spotlight interview - Andrea Rout

You work very hard perfecting all of the details for your wedding from your dream gown to flowers and the cake, but you mustn’t forget about your makeup. On the morning of your big day, prepare to be pampered! Hiring a makeup artist will ensure a flawless look and fabulous photos - and your makeup and smile will radiate throughout the entire day and evening. Wedding & Event Management Services had the privilege of speaking to Mount Gambier’s award-winning professional makeup artist Andrea Rout, who shared some of her secrets…….

How did you make the transition into makeup artistry?

When I was younger I always wanted to do training in make up and beauty therapy. It was only after my second child that I took up professional training. I started in the health and fitness industry and then advanced into the beauty arena taking a holistic approach.

How far out from their wedding day or special event do you advise that a client contacts and books your services? Do you suggest a trial run?

Most clients book 12 months in advance for special events like weddings – especially when these are busy times of the year e.g. holidays. I normally take on one wedding only per weekend. I do recommend a trial run so that I can see what my client likes and dislikes and we can both connect with each other. I like to use my skills and knowledge to achieve the right look. wedding make up, beauty, airbrush makeup, mineral makeup, special event makeup

Provide a short description of your services and a general price range for your services.

Mainly make up, tanning, beauty services – like facial waxing and tinting and I am now introducing eyelash extensions. I have a wide range of mineral makeup products and offer makeup lessons for individuals and groups. Wedding makeup starts at $55.00 per person with airbrush makeup being an extra $10.00 per person. Prices are tailored to the client’s needs and I do provide a discount for groups of three or more people.

What are the differences between airbrush and regular makeup applications?

It is really a personal preference depending on what finish you require. Airbrush makeup is fantastic for wedding photography and provides a lovely smooth finish but traditional mineral makeup may suit a client also – depending on skin type. beauty therapy, makeup artist, mineral makeup, airbrush makeup, wedding make up

Are there any extra tips that you can give to a bride to help make her look her absolute best on her special day?

I suggest starting a regular skin routine and consulting a beauty professional six months before the event. I provide a regular newsletter to my clients with tips about looking after themselves holistically and maintaining a good diet and exercise. I also suggest brides to take the vitamin Executive B one month before the wedding so as to help cope with stress.

What makes your business different from other make-up artists and beauticians in the area? 

I offer quality and professional service to my clients and look at myself as their own personal makeup artist. I have no issue travelling anywhere in the Limestone Coast. I will also be offering a new line of glamour contact lenses – great for fancy dress parties!! You can contact Andrea on 0437 024 257. Andrea will be expanding her beauty services in Mount Gambier soon so stay tuned for more info... (photos courtesy of Tanya O'Leary Photography and Patrick O'Donnell (08 87 23 0557)
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‘CAPTURE THE MOOD’ – FLORAL EDGE

Professional in the Spotlight - Michele from Floral Edge

I am happy to introduce you to Michele Hill from Floral Edge, our featured vendor for our Vendor in the Spotlight interviews. I've known Michele for many years and she is one of our great florists in the Limestone Coast region. Michele is well respected and is always lending her designs and talents to many of our great events in the area. Whether its traditional, contemporary or 'Green', Michele and her team can always give you flowers that will stand out and become part of the lasting memories of your special event. I am happy to share with you our Q&A with Michele.

How did you get started in the florist industry?

When I was 16 and working for my dad, the parents of one of my close friends bought a florist in Mount Gambier, and they hired me to deliver flowers after work. As they got busier, they began to teach me how to do arrangements, and I loved it! I worked for five years as a florist in Mount Gambier before travelling overseas, and then spent four years working as a florist in Adelaide. I eventually returned to Mount Gambier and worked for other people, before taking the plunge and opening my own business – Floral Edge - five years ago. I’ve never looked back!
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Michele Hill from Floral Edge

What type of services do you offer your clients?

We pride ourselves on offering a unique, contemporary look with continuous new and exciting designs reflecting the latest flower and colour trends and interior or fashion directions. We can supply the perfect arrangement for every location and occasion...including weddings! From sophisticated elegance to dramatic modern statement pieces, our signature floral arrangements and accessories will 'capture the mood' of your magical event. Combining elegant colours, rich textures and lingering scents, we aim to create wedding flowers which are the perfect expression of you, your style and your venue. Our stylists will also deliver dramatic centerpieces and unique decorations straight to the ceremony and reception, leaving the wedding party and family and friends to relax and enjoy the moment. Based in Mount Gambier, Floral Edge is the number one choice for brides across the entire Limestone Coast. We will also deliver your flowers in perfect condition to any destination in Australia if you are planning to exchange your vows further afield. Word is spreading fast, with Floral Edge now becoming a popular choice for brides in Adelaide and Melbourne.

What are some of the latest trends?

Twelve months ago, flowers such as oriental lilies were very popular with brides, but now, the look is very classic or vintage; fuller roses, lisianthus, freesias and tulips. Round posies are incredibly popular, and wrist corsages are making a steady comeback for those brides who want a simple look. Very few wedding parties are sporting tear drop or single stem designs – it’s all about beautiful bouquets!

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Stunning wedding bouquets by Floral Edge

What inspires you and how do you keep your vision fresh?

I am inspired by everything I see and read – I am constantly studying magazines, books and even newspaper wedding pages to keep abreast of national and international trends. I also attend a lot of short courses with well-known florists – you really need to put yourself out there and constantly strive to improve your work rather than sit back and do the same old thing every day. A lot of brides can be overwhelmed by the amount of choices and decisions they need to make in the lead-up to their wedding day, so many depend on me for direction and advice. You need to be a good listener, instinctive and intuitive. There is nothing more rewarding than having a bride say “I was absolutely thrilled when the bouquets arrived – they were even better than I was imagining!”

Explain how your business is environmentally friendly?

We order market-fresh, seasonal blooms daily in order to minimise stock losses, and recycle all green waste via compost or council collection. All cardboard and plastic packaging associated with wholesale deliveries is also recycled. We offer a range of recycled paper and packing for flower arrangements, and a weekly or monthly replenishing service – we’ll deliver fresh flowers to your home, office, or workspace and arrange it in your own vase to cut down on packaging. We also hire out a range of candelabras, table centrepieces and other decorations to make the wedding more cost-effective for brides, and to help cut down on consumption. As you are planning your event remember the importance of florals and decor. A great florist will make suggestions that will help to make your day a wonderful and memorable moment. Consider Floral Edge for your next event.  
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Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Since February is the month for love and celebrating Valentine's Day this red themed inspiration board features stunning details that are sure to carry romance throughout your entire event.  Red wedding theme, wedding inspiration board Inspiration by Brenda's Wedding Blog and Bridal Canvas.com Red wedding theme, Valentines Day wedding ideas, wedding inspiration board and these exquisite invitations will match in beautifully with your red themed event. wedding invitation, red theme wedding, Valentine's day, twilight invitations