Barossa Wedding Fair

Did you make it to our Barossa wedding fair last weekend?  Seriously, the inspiration our vendors created was like Pinterest had flown in for the day and we’ve got the photos to prove it! More

Autumn 2016 Is Nearly Here!

There’s just a couple of weeks to go now until our Autumn 2016 wedding fair at Norwood Concert Hall on 3rd April.

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Yet again we’ve got an amazing line up of exhibitors who will be going all out to showcase beautiful ideas and inspiration for you.  This is your perfect chance to meet with these vendors and to see, touch and taste the products and services they can offer.  This is all within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with no hard selling.  We’ve even lined up a coffee cart and a champagne bar for you.  You’re welcome!

What ever it is you’re looking for we’ve got it. There’s amazing gowns, photographers, cakes, stationery, jewellery, stylists, florists, entertainers, photobooth, venues and MORE! More

Flower Workshop

Last month I took a day out to have some ‘me time’ ! Along with Jenna from By The Oaktree and Erin from Made of Whimsy, we spent the day with Liesa from Fleur De Lys at one of her lovely flower workshops.

The overall objective for the day was to have some girly fun and learn a trick or 2 about flower arranging.

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First of all we headed out to the flower market to choose the flowers we were going to work with.  This was a great opportunity to see so many varieties and Liesa was so knowledgeable about them all rolling off all of their names and care needs.

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We then went back to her workshop and began preparing the flowers ready to be arranged with Liesa giving us constant tips on the day to day needs of flowers and how to make them last as long as possible.

We also received a sweet gift pack containing some proper scissors to enable us to get cracking straight away.

After a couple of hours we broke for some tasty lunch and enjoyed a glass of bubbles before returning to complete our arrangements.

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Overall I think we did pretty good for novices! Being able to take home our creations was a high highlight to the day.

 

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I highly recommend this workshop which would be an awesome hens day or just like I did for a bit of valuable me time!

Contact Liesa at Fleur De Lys Flowers for booking details.

Wedding Planning with By The Oaktree

Wedding planning can become an all consuming task which many couples find quite over whelming. Scheduling in the time and energy to plan a wedding can be difficult and knowing who the best vendors are is golden information.

Using a wedding planner can therefore remove some of this stress and get your planning underway leaving you with time to enjoy the build up to your big day.

By The Oaktree are established event stylists who know who is who in the SA wedding industry so it seems logical for them to offer a brand new wedding planning service! Here’s what they have to say about their brand new and exciting service!

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Wedding Planning with By The Oaktree

After working closely with a lovely couple of ours who had only 6 months to plan their wedding and with both of them working busy full time jobs, it opened our eyes to how many great contacts and relationships we have within the wedding industry!

So after considering how we could assist more couples like this, we are excited to launch a different type of wedding planning.

Listening to the future Mr & Mrs H, we were able to match vendors with their personalities and style straight away. By The Oaktree then made contact with each of them to obtain quotes, which were then all sent through to the couple for them to look over on weekends and make adjustments and decisions.

As we were also styling their special day with our vintage props, we were able to offer a lot of advice as to what things would work together and other things that wouldn’t. As the bride said ‘I only care what my dress looks like and you (BTO) can do everything else’…we were there to offer advice on celebrants that would match their personalities, colours of flowers that would work together with the dresses and stationary along with details about where the ceremony should be held so that the photographer could get the best backdrop on the day.

As my background is in interior design (I also worked on their new home too!) I was able to draw up optional table seating plans to see how it would best work for them to fit all of their guests into the space along with the dance floor, bar, lounge area and of course the cake!

Looking forward to sharing the photos with you in 5 months time! Yes it only took us a month to plan their whole wedding and now they can sit back and enjoy the ride…Kitchen Tea and Hens Night planning is up next!

w: www.bytheoaktree.com.au

e: hello@bytheoaktree.com.au

t: 0402214595

LCA Loves ♥ Sweet Cheeks Photobooths

Very excited to introduce a brand new exhibitor this coming Spring at Ayers House.  Welcome onboard Sweet Cheeks Photobooths!

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There’s heaps of photobooths out there to choose from and they remain a firm favourite at weddings. This one definitely stands out from the crowd a little and is much, much more than a box in the corner. It’s a sleek, sexy and uber flexible open photo booth enticing your guests to strike a pose.

Sweet Cheeks can travel to your event upstairs, on a boat, on a bus or anywhere else you can fit a slim, 6ft stunner. Included in every package is:

  • Choice of image layouts (4×6 prints of multiple images or pre-cut photo strips of 3 or 4 images)
  • High gloss instantly printed images
  • Choice of standard backdrops
  • Choice of standard printed photo frames
  • Guests can upload their photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Guests can email images
  • You receive a digital copy of every photo taken
  • An attendant on hand to assist guests
  • Travel within 20km of Adelaide CBD

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It can even be customised to your wedding theme. Just send them a  brief on your theme and their in-house design team will create front and back panels of the booth, printed photo frames and even a backdrop! They also have guestbooks which are hugely popular with guests and leave you with a lasting memory of how much love surrounded you at your wedding.

Meet the team behind this gorgeous booth on Suday 20th September at our Spring Wedding Fair at Ayers House.

website: www.sweetcheeksbooths.com.au 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SweetCheeksAU

Twitter: www.twitter.com/SweetCheeksAU

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sweetcheeksAU

 

Kata & Co South Australias First Tipi Company

Today I’d like to introduce you to Simon and Courtney who are the dynamic duo behind Kata & Co, the first South Australian Tipi Company.

Their story began when Bride to be Courtney spied a photo of a Nordic tipi and fantasised about having them at her wedding. It seemed just a fanciful dream until her path crossed with a company in Melbourne that could turn her tipi dreams into reality. Courtney’s unique tipi wedding was going to come true…….

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Awestruck by the magnificence of the tipis on their wedding day, Simon and Courtney knew that they had to bring this revolution to South Australia and so the very next day Kata & Co. was born.

Courtney harnesses her styling powers, flair and enthusiasm for all types of aesthetics to bring visions to life. Formally trained in makeup artistry, she brings 17 years experience as a makeup artist working closely with, and on, brides. Her uncanny ability to encourage and support people through the planning and execution of their events leads to wonderfully exciting and creative ventures; the imaginary turned reality. Courtney’s skill set also includes painting custom signs, floral arrangements and acquiring anything that the client may have their sights set on with the tenacity of a Bowerbird. If that wasn’t enough, a passion for photography has trained her eye to create the appealing and create the perfect backdrop to her client’s special event.

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As a qualified electrician, and after spending years in the electrical & building industry, Simon perfectly compliments Courtney’s creative flair. He brings his carefully trained eye to create clean, beautiful lighting that is warm and inviting while always being restrained and elegant. The electrical code ensures that safety is key; the devil in the detail is his to command. Minutiae that escapes his clients is where he revels; bringing all the pieces together to create the foundation for Courtney’s styling. Then, when Simon flicks that switch… boom. A party is born.
Simon and Courtney are Kata & Co. A bespoke company who aim to provide memorable tipis that house unique celebrations requiring more than just a marquee and they always hit their mark. Kata & Co. pride themselves on the relationships they form with their clients, from the first enquiry to well after the event — customers treated like friends.

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Kata & Co won’t stray from their original mission as a business that puts their clients first; creating events that will be remembered always.

So for if you’re looking to create a bespoke, memorable experience at your wedding then why not consider a tipi!

LCA is so excited about having Kata & Co exhibit at the McLaren Vale wedding fair on 30th August so you can meet Courtney and ask some questions about making a tipi a reality for your wedding.

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Adelaide Hills Engagement Session

Hands down Autumn is my favourite season and the Adelaide Hills comes alive with colour at this time of year.

This gorgeous engagement session shared by Bridget Quain Photography, who is also based in the hills is full of love, excitement and beautiful Autumnal colour.

The shoot took place at Wairoa which is a lovely house and garden in Stirling/Aldgate and offered a striking contrast to the couple’s scheduled Summer wedding.

You can meet Bridget on 14th June at Hahndorf Memorial Hall as she’ll be showcasing once again at the up and coming Adelaide Hills Wedding Fair.

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Honeymoon Planning Advice

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Your Honeymoon offers the perfect opportunity to tick off a bucket list destination and you pretty much deserve that after planning a wedding.

My Husband and I travelled to Mexico for our honeymoon which was totally amazing. A private villa set away from the main resort, soft white sand with our own cabana, 10 a la carte restaurants plus on demand delicious cocktails that I couldn’t sample as I was pregnant! Hubbie got stuck in to those though. Oh yeah. No sympathy for his pregnant Wife!

When it comes to planning your honeymoon, it can often feel like a difficult task since at the end of the day, it’s another thing to do on the never ending list of things to do! In these situations it’s best to delegate to a professional.

You’re in luck! Lisa from Clarke & Turner Travel Associates in Tanunda is on hand to give you some awesome advice abaut planning your honeymoon.  Over to Lisa…..

Many honeymoon couples dream of lazing in an overwater bungalow, with the only decision being which cocktail to order while you watch the sunset. But, increasingly couples are opting to combine their honeymoon with an all-inclusive touring holiday for a hassle free escape or even a luxury cruise to some exotic ports. However if you’re looking to break the mould altogether, you could follow the path of more intrepid honeymooners whose photo books are adorned with adrenalin-filled adventure or even moments shared together doing some life-changing volunteer work as part of the experience.

Read on to discover some of the most idyllic honeymoon destinations we’ve sent clients to and also some more unusual choices, which may inspire at truly unforgettable experience.

Barefoot Luxury Close to Home

For a relaxing and carefree tropical island getaway, the South Pacific and Queensland’s stunning Whitsundays are perfect honeymoon choices. The South Pacific, including Fiji, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu offer honeymooners clear waters, long white beaches, sun-filled days and romantic nights. Whether you want to do a little or a lot, this intimate collection of islands is an ideal escape. The jewel of Queensland’s crown is the Whitsundays. Boasting one of the world’s seven natural wonders, The Great Barrier Reef, this tropical haven is the perfect close-to-home honeymoon destination.

When to go: The best time to visit the South Pacific depends on the island national you visit. Ask your Clarke & Turner Travel Associates consultant for more information. Summer in the Whitsundays means hot wet days and ocean stingers. Winter offers milder weather and better swimming conditions.

Luxe Options the Indian Ocean

Free from noise, except for gentle water lapping at a nearby shore, the Maldives and Mauritius offer brilliant white sand and crystal clear blue waters. Boasting 1190 coral islands, The Maldives is a natural first choice for a tropical getaway; a stunning honeymoon destination will be sure to delight and romance. Not far from The Maldives is Mauritius, with its fascinating cultural history, turquoise lagoons, bustling markets and gardens of tropical delight. More than just beautiful beaches, Mauritius also offers a majestic landscape of hills, mountains and trees which will appeal to walkers and hikers.

When to go: There is no bad time to visit The Maldives, but keep in mind that from May to November storms are more likely. Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate all year, but the summer months of December to April can be extremely humid. The best months to visit are May to early December.

Exotic Experiences in Asia

From isolated beaches to tropical rainforests and bustling cities, Asia promises a unique experience for honeymooners. There are more than 20 countries to select from and an infinite number of experiences to be had. For lazy days by the beach, Thailand’s Phuket or Indonesia’s Bali are a good choice. For a cultural indulgence, Japan or Vietnam will amaze with their mix of ancient tradition and modern day hustle. Singapore makes an ideal stopover destination and Malaysia’s bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, and stunning string of islands offers a bit of everything.

When to go: The seasons of Asia, from the sub-tropical beaches of Thailand to the powder snow of Japan, vary as much as its countries. Speak to your Clarke & Turner Travel Associates consultant for more information.

Options for Intrepid Honeymooners

European river cruising offers the opportunity to see the continent from a different view with ‘unpack once’ convenience and ever changing scenery. Luxury cruises through Asia, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean are also popular choices. Rail journeys mark an era of classic travel luxury. As much a step back in time as a journey through destinations like India, Asia, Africa and Europe, this is a truly unique honeymoon option. Or for an experience that won’t soon be forgotten, get up close and personal with the Big 5 of Africa. Game safaris by day and luxury bush lodges by night await you on this dramatic continent. The only limit on a couple’s honeymoon is their imagination.

Tips for Choosing Your Honeymoon Destination:

1. Choose a destination that reflects your unique interests and personalities
2. The right destination can maximise the time you have to escape together
3. Look into the weather before you book as your dream destination may be seasonal
4. Think about what memorable moments the destination setting could provide

Contact Clarke & Turner Travel Associates on 1800 467 494 to arrange an appointment or drop by in person at 39 Murray Street, Tanunda. Travel Associates is Flight Centre Travel Group Limited’s premium travel brand, bringing together the most knowledgeable and well-travelled consultants across Australia.

Autumn News from LCA

2015 is flying past at a rate of knots and I know it’s not just me who thinks that. We’re already into Autumn which means both of the Norwood and Barossa wedding fairs are just around the corner……. along with some serious Easter chocolate eating.

The Norwood Fair is first up in just over 2 weeks now and is the biggest fair to date with a huge range of amazing exhibitors, free workshops and exciting giveaways.

Exhibitors include….

BY THE OAKTREE       MAGNOLIA PRESS        BRIGHTON PIANOS        SAIL & SWAN     ELLE DS PHOTOGRAPHY        THE VINTAGE BRIDE BOUTIQUE       THE INK ROOM        GLANVILLE HALL        UTOPIA AT WATERFALL GULLY        BEL NATION CELEBRANT       LINDA KELLY WEDDINGS       THE BLOOMBOX SHOP    FABULOUS FUNCTIONS        MAZZONE JEWELLERS        LOVEY LEM        DRESSED FOR SUNDAY          THE SWEET TOOTH FACTORY       PLAN STYLE PARTY         BLUEBELLE  STUDIO        THE HILLS VINTAGE EVENT CO         MARYBANK WEDDINGS         LOVE LETTERS ADELAIDE      ANGELIK BLOSSOMS           VINTAGE PHOTOBOOTHS      THE QUEENS QUARTERS        LITTLE VINTAGE BAR AND VAN         SILENT DOVE       BRIDGET QUAIN PHOTOGRAPHY        MAGPIE SPRINGS        LITTLE CAR PHOTOGAPHY          LIFE IN STILL PHOTOGRAPHY             HANNAH PLAYFORD MAKEUP       SHANNON LLOYD ACOUSTIC    OLIVIA ROONEY MUA          SUGAR SUGAR CAKES          DANIEL CAMERON MUSIC       GRIFFIN  WEDDING DJ’s           BELINDA MONCK PHOTOGRAPHY    LE PINK PETITE    ALEXIS ATKINS ARTIST

We’ve also got some FREE workshops which are being run by The Bloombox Shop and Erin will be fun and interactive focusing on easy to do DIY decor and styling elements for your wedding or engagement party.

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There’s also some amazing giveaways by Bluebelle Studio, Mazzone Jewellers and Silent Dove.

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To enter any of these giveaways simply register on the day of the fair.

We’re also sponsored by WHITE Magazine who will be distributing back issues of their stunning magazine and offering their current edition at a discounted rate.

Sunday 12th April   10.30am – 3.30pm  NORWOOD CONCERT HALL GEORGE ST NORWOOD  $5 entry

Barossa Wedding Fair

Following Norwood there’s the Barossa Wedding Fair on 3rd May at Angaston Town Hall  which is also lining up to be a fabulous event.  The biggest wedding fair to hit this region, there’s a great list of exhibitors confirmed including sponsors WHITE Magazine Miss Maggies Flowers and By The Oaktree PLUS

LUCINDA MAY PHOTOGRAPHY     KIKI & POPPI    ALEXIS ATKINS ARTIST      LIFE IN STILL PHOTOGRAPHY     VINTAGE PHOTOBOOTHS        THE FARM BAROSSA FUNCTION CENTRE    GRANDCRU ESTATE    THE HILLS VINTAGE EVENT COMPANY      VALLEY VINTAGE HIRE   BELLA IN BLOOM     LITTLE INDIE STATIONERY     KERRY TUDOR CELEBRANT    CLARKE AND TURNER TRAVEL   ALEX KWONG PHOTOGRAPHY   TALK OF THE PARTY   ELI BEERS CATERING   ANGELSMITH PHOTOGRAPHY   DANIEL CAMERON MUSIC  QWEEN OF CAKES   + MORE COMING SOON!!

Eli Beers Catering will be providing some delicious Winter inspired food for you to enjoy plus Brides will receive a calico tote bag and back issue of WHITE magazine *subject to availability.

Details of some giveaways at this fair COMING SOON!

Sunday 3rd May 10.30am – 3.30pm   ANAGSTON TOWN HALL  $5 entry

Utopia & Glanville Hall

A big part of planning LCA fairs is to get out and about meeting with new and potential exhibitors and vendors. It’s a part of my business that I like the most since it normally involves lots of tea drinking!

I recently  met with Kelly Markos the owner and operator of two stunning and very different venues here in metro SA. These gorgeous venues are Utopia at Waterfall Gully and Glanville Hall.

Kelly manages both of these gorgeous venues along with her Husband Justin,  an award winning chef with a reputation for producing delicious menus and their team of experienced event professionals.

What was heart warming to hear was Kelly and Justin’s strong culture to make both of their venues a friendly and welcome place for couples to host their ceremonies and receptions. They make great effort to get to know all of their couples and help guide them where needed during the lead up to their wedding day.  They also don’t insist on their couples using a preferred supplier list and remain as flexible as possible and open to ideas.

Utopia at Waterfall Gully

I met Kelly at their first venue Utopia which is set within the conservation area of Waterfall Gully to the East of Adelaide just minutes from Greenhill Road. You’d never believe you’re so close to the city here as it has a gorgeous country feel about it.

Since the venue is heritage listed, it’s extremely picturesque and full of character incorporating stunning views and of course the iconic waterfall which offers spectacular photo opportunities whatever the season.

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Glanville Hall

Kelly and Justin acquired their second venue Glanville Hall which dates back to 1856 in 2014 and since then have refurbished it into a magnificent and elegant venue.

Located in the seaside suburb of Semaphore, this historical venue is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens next to a green golf course.  The building itself is best described as striking offering multiple options for ceremonies, photo opportunities and reception rooms.  The venue can accomodate both large and small weddings and with the support of Kelly and her experienced team, everything will be thought of leaving you to enjoy your day as it unfolds just perfectly.

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You can meet Kelly and her team at our Adelaide wedding fair on 12th April at Norwood Town Hall who will be on hand to chat to you about your wedding plans and how these to beautiful and very different venues may be the perfect place to host your wedding.

They’re also providing catering on the day so make it a date and enjoy some high tea inspired food and drink to make your visit on 12th April a memorable event.

w: www.waterfallgully.com.au

w: www.glanvillehall.com.au

The Vintage Bride + Le Pink Petite Patisserie

As you drive out of the CBD on the Payneham Road, you will find two of the cutest boutique outlets on the left hand side.  With their walls painted in pink, you just can’t fail to notice The Vintage Bride Boutique and Le Pink Petite Patisserie.

What’s so gorgeous about these pretty little shops, is that the owners of these boutique and unique businesses are also really good friends.

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by to say hello to Jenna and René…..

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[Image above courtesy of The Vintage Bride Boutique]

The Vintage Bride Boutique

Run by Rene Gallagher, this Bridal boutique is utterly magical since it’s full of beautiful vintage gowns and accessories,  all of which have their beautiful and unique story. The range of gowns available runs through every decade encompassing many different styles and fabrics too.  What’s also great is Rene’s ability to remodel and tweak a gown to make it 100% perfect for its second Bride. I also love the fact that these gowns are totally on of a kind so you won’t find another Bride wearing the same design.

There’s also a range of handmade accessories available that Rene herself has designed and made from headpieces to belts, using upcycled material so nothing is wasted.

René really goes out of her way to make her Brides feel really special and understands that buying your dream gown is a huge part of your wedding planning. There’s also new stock arriving all the time too so well worth more than one visit.

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Le Pink Petite Patisserie

Just next door, Le Pink Petite Patisserie really is like something out of Paris offering delicate works of art that you could stare at all day before devouring them.  A truly visual and delicious feast of the eyes and tastebuds.

Owner Jenna not only caters for her patisserie clients but also for Brides to be looking for an exquisite wedding or engagement cake plus also all the petit fours, desserts and macarons your heart desires.

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With both of these gorgeous places next door to each other, it’s an ideal spot to bring your Bridesmaids and entourage, to try on your dream dress and then pop next door for a welcoming spot of tea and something sweet as a treat! Wedding planning perfection.

 

f: https://www.facebook.com/Lepinkpetitepatisserie                      w:  www.thevintagebrideboutique.com

71 Payneham Road, Adelaide                                                                  69 Payneham Road, Adelaide

t: (08) 8362 0008                                                                                      t: 0402 710 055

 

Pretty in Pink at Al Ru

Following their engagement in Fiji, Nathan and Cosmina tied the knot last year at beautiful Al Ru Farm.

They first met when they were sweet 16 and had been together for 8.5 years before getting married.  Bride Cosmina orignates from Romania and so their wedding was a family affair with many of her relatives travelling all the way from Romania and the US to be with the couple on their big day.

The Bride wore a stunning gown by Liza Emanuel and the Bridesmaids wore long dusky pink dresses with different necklines.

The pink hues and pretty details flowed through the day with a gorgeous 3 tier cake complete with hand detailed sugar flowers designed by Qween of Cakes and bouquet by Angelik Blossoms who is one of our Norwood Exhibitors this coming April.

Their photographer was Bridget Quain Photography who has (as always!) captured the day just perfectly. Her timeless style really compliments this classic wedding.

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Photographer Bridget Quain Photography

Venue Al Ru Farm

Prop Hire + Styling Pretty Little Things- Event Style and Hire

Cake Qween of Cakes

Flowers Angelik Blossoms

Lights & Sound  Caso Light n Sound

Dress  Liza Emanuele

Bridesmaid Dresses Coralie Beatrix inc.

Groom and Groomsmen Suits Peter Shearer

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