Tips to Using a Professional Stylist

We chat with Kellie Martin of Affections Wedding & Event Hire on all things event styling How did you begin in the event and hire business? I wanted to provide a personalised service to brides and grooms where I was able to help couples create their dream day! Have you noticed any trends recently and if so, what are they? Rustic and vintage styling is very popular at the moment, which adds a romantic feel to any day. What is special about your event styling? From our first meeting to the day of your wedding, I hope to make your dream wedding day come true. I always give 110 per cent so that I can offer couples exceptional service. What kind of weddings have you been involved with in the past? From intimate weddings to large ones, there’s such diversity in what couples want from their day, so I try to cater to all types of weddings — large and small. Is there a particularly special wedding that you have styled recently? All our weddings are special. The union of two families is a really incredible and emotional thing and I always feel special to be involved. What do brides need to have before they come to you? Colours and venues are a great starting point. How can couples get an idea of what you do? We have a showroom based in the Hunter Valley where we can put designs together. Or, alternatively, our website is a good place to start. What is your price range? Depending on what sort of styling the couple wants, we can cater to all budgets. We have catered to many budgets in the past, from $800 to $20,000. With your industry expertise, what advice do you have for soon-to-be-weds? There is no need to stress on your wedding day. The last thing you want on the day is to be rushing around decorating your wedding venue. Affections will liaise with your venue so when you arrive all that is left to do is celebrate.

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The magic of a clear marquee

True formal luxury can be achieved outside! Set at the amazing Somersby Gardens Estate on the NSW Central Coast, our clear marquee and timber integrated floor was the backdrop to stunning fairy lit drapery and tiffany chairs provided by The Event Decorators. Fabulous food by The D'Vine Group.

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The stereo's on, Charles Aznevour is crooning La Boehme and you're planning your dream day... and my oh my, it's going to be a Bohemian Wedding affair! Let's sing up a bohemian wedding rhapsody and look at what makes that fabulous bohemian wedding so... bohemian! 7 Bohemian Wedding Ideas For A Fabulous Bohemian Wedding Day! 1. Bohemian Wedding Wild Flowers Where would you be without them? Take yourself and your bohemian wedding entourage and get browsing the hedgerows and fields, no wedding table is complete without them! 2. Take Tradition Out of the Venue From a beach wedding to romantic woodlands, it’ll be that extra special bohemian wedding venue that gives your wedding something magical and alternative. 3. Take Off Those Bohemian Wedding Shoes Bare feet and bejewelled toes are the name of the game when it comes to footwear for that bohemian wedding dream. 4. Bohemian Wedding Mix and Match Those plates and glasses don't have to be the same... and neither do those bridesmaids dresses or groomsmen suits! Give your bohemian wedding the blended treatment for that authentic bohemian ambiance and style! 5. The Beautiful Winding Bohemian Wedding Road If it's not too far between ceremony and reception... you could always walk it! Alternatively, you're going to definitely need a bohemian wedding bus or camper! 6. Bohemian Wedding Catering From ethical trade produce to ethnic cuisine, serve up a whirl in the kitchen with some bohemian wedding gourmet dining! And then follow it up with a bohemian wedding cake. 7. Donate That Bohemian Wedding Gift Why not consider a bohemian wedding charity donation instead of a gift for something that's extra special and beautiful! Bohemian weddings are both elegant and natural and if all of the pomp and circumstance of a traditional wedding day really isn't your idea of fun, this is the perfect alternative.