A Darling Friend: Luna Makeup and Beauty

Keepin’ it Real…
A good friend of ours is making the long journey north from Sydney, to our beautiful Sunshine Coast region, just for our upcoming fair. As our guest Ami, of Luna Makeup and Beauty, will be joining our beauty parlour crew and working her makeup magic on our models. Ami is a Sydney based makeup artist that loves sunshine, chocolate and collecting nail polish. You can usually find her late at night on Pinterest. Here’s a little more about Ami and her passion for makeup artistry…
It’s taken me a while to find my ‘thing’. The thing in my life that makes me happy, gives me something to look forward too and gets me excited when I think about it. It’s amazing how doing something that you love can change how you feel and makes looking towards the future a little bit more exciting.
With over 10 years experience in the fashion, health and beauty industries and after being stuck in a retail rut for WAY too long, I decided that I needed a change. On a whim, and with the encouragement of my awesome husband, I enrolled in a makeup course, passed with honours and the rest is history.
I remember the way I felt on my own wedding day, it was so amazing and so special and I absolutely LOVE looking back through the photo’s. I want to help make your day special whether its for your wedding, formal or just a day to make yourself feel great. Luna is all about keeping it real. Real makeup and beauty for real women.

Vendor Feature: Cut a Rug DJ

Everybody DANCE now!

In our opinion, a key difference between a nice wedding and a fantastic wedding, is some great music for everyone to party-on-down to. The night just isn’t complete until the ladies are kicking of their high-heeled shoes, hitching up their dresses and grabbing a guy to whip out their fanciest choreography (or funniest, as the case may be). For great dancing, you need great music, and a great DJ – Aaron from Cut a Rug, is just the man for the job. Here’s a little about what you can expect when you hire Aaron to make your night a fantastic one….

Cut a Rug is not your average wedding DJ business. I created Cut a Rug to provide a rad DJ service that is going to make you twist & shout, get down and totally dance your socks off.

I believe that your wedding should be the party of your life. An awesome party needs awesome music, and I will work closely with you in the lead up to your event to determine what music is awesome to you. You will hear only the music you want to hear, none of the music you don’t want to hear, and I’ll even throw in a few tried and true surprises you might not have thought of.

I have over 17 years experience behind the wheels of steel and in that time I have performed at a gazillion events ranging from clubs, pubs, parties, corporate events, bars, festivals, 5 star hotels, birthdays, engagements and, of course, weddings. I’ve decided to trade in the hustle and grind of nightclubs for the warm fuzzy feeling of weddings and other celebrations. There is nothing quite like being part of a loved-up couple’s big day by providing the soundtrack to fuel non-stop dancing.

will not tell cheesy jokes on the mic. I will not play crappy dance music (Psy Trance – no chance). I will not play Gangsta Rap during dinner (unless of course…).

will mix it up and transition seamlessly from one track to the next. I will make you laugh. I might make you cry (in a good way!). I will make you bust a move and shake your tail feather.

For more information visit http://cutarug.com.au or call Aaron on 0413 380 344.

Vendor Feature: Jhar Binx & Zave Cakes & Sweets

Hold on to your napkin! Yet another delectable, darling vendor for you to feast your eyes on. You won’t be able to stay away from our fair this weekend once you see what Nakita and Dani have in store for us…

Jhar Binx & Zave Cakes and Sweets was created from a passion to design and produce beautiful detailed edible artworks, We have a highly trained team of fantastic Cake decorators each with their own unique and wonderful skills which ensures we can produce the most amazing and delicious Cakes and Sweets.

It shows in all our work that we LOVE LOVE LOVE all of what we create.

Our desire to make beautiful food has encouraged us to show others how to do the same and so we run classes twice a month locally as well as making online YouTube tutorials for all to try. We are also very passionate about children learning in the kitchen and have opened a YouTube channel where parents and their children can watch videos on different fun foods and lunch box ideas that can be made together as a family.

Cakes & Sweet Treats everyone will enjoy

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Vendor Feature: The Rose Room

One sugar, or two?

The Rose Room is a boutique Vintage China Hire Company on the Sunshine Coast offering a personalised service to make your special occasion truly unforgettable, from weddings to the quintessential English High Tea Party, a favourite for bridal showers.

Their range of beautiful and authentic vintage and antique china, silver ware, crystal, linens and unique antique accessories & props will bring old world glamour and charm to your special day. You can browse their fine collection online at www.theroseroom.com.au or join their Facebook page to get the latest on Vintage Weddings!

You can also take a peek at these stunning images, courtesy of the lovely Boots Photography

Vendor Feature: Mickey’s Sweet Treats

Oh my sweetness!!!!

Could you imagine anything that could make for a better job than being surrounded by lollies and cakes all day long??? For most of us secret and not so secret sugar-aholics out there, this seems the stuff of dreams; but for Mickey de Prinse, this sweet dream has turned into reality! And the reality now looks like a booming Sunshine Coast business that combines two of mickeys greatest passions, making beautiful cakes and cupcakes and creating amazing dessert and candy buffets for events!

Showcasing her creative talents at the launch of new events centre at the Big Pineapple earlier this year, Mickey really showed her talent at delivering a customised dessert buffet, ready for any event or occasion, and left us on a happy sugar high for the night and days to come. So while she is busy dreaming up the next master piece for our fair this weekend, and we’re dreaming about wrapping our taste buds around those decadent delights, have a little read about the very sweet business of Mickey’s Sweet Treats.

Mickey’s Sweet Treats: A little sweetness for any occasion

I have had my own cupcake and cake business on the coast for a couple of years now, but late last year I became really inspired by all the beautiful dessert and candy buffet images I was finding on wedding and event blogs.

I am a massive sentimentalist at heart and get really excited by every single event I get to do. In fact someone asked me the other day what my favourite event is to do are and I thought there’s no way I could choose.  I love them all…

Weddings really are so much fun! I adore working with Brides to come up with a design to compliment their theme and create a centre piece of conversation for the event. But, if you have ever seen the face of a child when they spy something sweet then you can probably imagine the faces I get to see when the kids spy a whole table of sweetness at a birthday party! In fact it’s not just the kids! There’s something about sugar that brings out the giant kid in all of us – even those more corporate folks. I love to create a buffet that really reflects the brand of a company for a corporate event – what better way to launch and celebrate a new business venture?

Mickey’s Sweet Treats really does cater for ANY event, and I am just waiting to dream up a tempting creation to be the centre piece of your next event. Let me leave you with some parting advice:

Put “eat chocolate” at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done. {Author Unknown}

Vendor Feature: Behind The Curtains – Photo Booth Hire

Looking for that something a little different, something fun for the guests to be involved in? Photo booths are a great gimmick that is sure to entertain the crowds, as well as capture some of the fun and excitement of your party in a few happy little snap shots. Nothing says “party” like a photo booth. Needless to say, we are excited to have Behind The Curtains and one of their fabulous photo booths functioning at our event!

Behind The Curtains: It’s Happy Snaps Time!

Behind The Curtains offer a range of First Class Photo Booths specifically designed for Weddings, Corporate events and Parties. We have a range of packages to suit any budget, we provide one of the most unique and stylish photo booths that South East Queensland and Melbourne have to offer.

We have a range of booths available for hire, from our Executive Booth, to our Theme Coloured Corporate Booth and our White Wedding Photo Booth. Behind The Curtains Photo Booths stand out from any other with their stylish Leather Exterior and a number extra options to choose from; we can easily fulfil all of your Photo Booth requirements.

Our professionally made, high quality booths are made and imported direct from America and are international industry leading photo booths. They are equipped with a high quality camera and printer, with a print turn around of 16 seconds. The booths produce pre-cut double strips of photographs in your choice of colour, or black and white images and allow up to 4 photo’s per strip. Every host that hires a Photo Booth also receives a CD of all of the images in from their event high resolution.

Vendor Feature: Montville Lake Terrace

Montville Lake Terrace is a luxury holiday house for families and friends wishing to get together for birthdays, weddings and holidays in a prestigious residence with amazing views. Wedding accommodation heaven awaits for the bridal party or family to stay the night before the wedding, get ready with photos and stay the wedding night.

Gorgeous interior design, amazingly picturesque location, and an intimate vibe. The perfect spot to relax, enjoy good company, and perhaps celebrate a special occasion.

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Vendor Feature: Matt Rowe Photography

Revealing beauty in both nature and people

Matt and Amanda of Matt Rowe Photography found romance whilst training in photography together, and as such it is only fitting that as photographers they are able to capture romance of your special occasion.

We specialise in unique wedding photography for couples desiring photographs with a difference. Our aim is to provide a dynamic of expertise, creative expression and personal attention. We will capture the essence of your relationship, the truth of each moment and the candid interactions that lay the foundation for memories.

Since the birth of their daughter, Matt and Amanda expressed that the importance of relationships and the significance of the memories that each of us hold dear became clearer. As such the couple also specialise in baby and family portraiture in their well established studio. However, originally working in landscape photography, Matt is certainly no stranger to shooting on location. He finds that people’s personal relationships with places add depth and meaning to photographic and artistic works.


Vendor Feature: Deluxe Kombi Service

Looking to travel in true retro style on your wedding day, or perhaps to make a statement on arrival to your school formal? Michael and Jennie of Deluxe Kombi Service have just the set of white-walled-wheels for you….

Cruise the Sunshine Coast in classic style in one of the most loved vehicles on our roads.

Deluxe Kombi Service offer a full chauffeured service in our licensed Limousine Kombi’s “Vintage Red a 1965 VW Samba” or “Something Blue a 1963 VW Samba” specialising in wedding events, special occasions and tours of the glorious Sunshine Coast.

We would love to offer your vintage inspired or traditional wedding some 1960’s style and as we all know Kombi’s are globally symbolic of surf culture and the perfect transport for your coastal affair.

Additionally the Kombi’s are available for hire as the back drop for vintage inspired on location photo shoots where the hire includes the use of our private collection of period items from eskys, suitcases, melamine table ware, kid’s scooters, record players and more.

Our beautifully restored Kombi’s easily outshine most with their universally adored looks and style. Nothing captures the spirit and nostalgia of a culture and era more than a Volkswagen Kombi.