Planning a wedding is pretty much a full time job. Even if you are hoping for a small, intimate, family only affair, there are still a multitude of details to think about! So if you really want to avoid the stress and headaches of getting all those little details just right, then you should consider hiring a wedding planner to help out!
'Why is a photographer talking about wedding planning?' you might well ask... Well I'll be writing a series of these Wedding Services Spotlight articles in the coming months, featuring some of my favourite wedding service providers in the local area surrounding Gerringong on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. Hopefully you'll find some helpful, inspirational info which will make planning your magical day that little bit more enjoyable :)
If you want someone to organise the crap out of your wedding, then Vanessa at The Wedding & Event Creators is it!!! I've bumped into her a number of times now, and am super impressed with their work. Read on for more info!
About 4 years.
I've lived on the South Coast my whole life so I absolutely love it here! Being able to drive 5 minutes in any direction and reaching either a rural outlook with farms or the beach or water is such an ideal part of living where we do and what makes it so unique.
I love seeing everything come together on the day! Watching guests enjoying great food and bev, music and mingling and generally having a good time - I know I've done my job right!
Mmm, good question, I find our ideal client is someone that puts complete trust and faith in us as planners and values our service. That then allows us to do our job really well! Often our brides may come from a background in a similar industry like project management or working in events or are just super time-poor so really value what we do, and trust our advice.
We recently had a wedding in Kangaroo Valley, it was the most perfect weather but right during the middle of the ceremony a giant rain cloud came over out of nowhere from the mountains, a few rain spits here and there and then BOOM it absolutely poured! Everyone got drenched, I was running around guiding guests under cover and getting umbrellas for everyone! Everyone was such a good sport, a champagne in and it was all forgotten and the sun came out for a gorgeous afternoon and evening. Made for some great pics!
Yes! There are a range of fab suppliers we work closely with and recommend all the time including caterers, a few fantastic local celebrants, photographers and party hire companies - we ALWAYS try and use local suppliers where available. (We can provide you with a fantastic list of suggested suppliers if you book our wedding planning package....plug!)
Our bride and groom's feedback is what makes us super happy people! We were recently told that 'having you as part of the day was the best decision we ever made' via a facebook review from a groom! I get the biggest kick out of some of the lovely things our clients have to say about us and it makes us really proud our team is doing a good job.
We go on holidays in the off-peak season! We work really hard during the Sept-April period so during the winter months often go on a big family holiday.
Whilst we mainly specialise in weddings as they tend to be the most involved events, we do offer all types of event planning from engagement parties, Melbourne Cup day styling to a 21st birthday party we recently styled, planned and set up.
Thanks Vanessa for all the great info!
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