A wrap up of our first event – Saturday the 8th of September, 2012.
It was late in the evening on Friday the 7th of September and despite spending the evening lifting, hanging, directing, arranging – and being entirely exhausted, we were both far too amped up to sleep…in a few hours it would be time to open the doors for our very first Wedding and Events Fair! We crossed our fingers and toes, hoping for all to go smoothly, and tried desperately to get a good night’s sleep.
As 10am rocked around the next morning the stalls were set, the beauty parlour was humming with activity and people were peering in through the windows at the amazing displays our wonderful vendors had pieced together. The doors opened and the fun began!
We had a line up of over 35 lovely local businesses showcasing their wares and services in the most spectacular vintage inspired displays. Each and every stall-holder had gone above and beyond and the venue looked amazing. The atmosphere was welcoming and inspiring, and the events that followed were full of fun and excitement. Prizes galore were given away through stall competitions, a piñata bash and a dance off (for those of you who missed it, Carrie well-and-truly busted a groove!).
DIY workshops buzzed as our patrons learned how to make tissue paper pom-poms and paper flowers. Darling patrons looked on as our Beauty Parlour professionals worked their magic on our stunning models. At 2.00pm our resident bag-piper heralded the commencement of our ceremony-style fashion parade. The parade topped off the day in the most spectacular way and, as the bouquet was tossed, we could not believe how well the event had come together.
As 3.00pm arrived, and the fair drew to a close, our feet ached but we could not wipe the smiles from our faces. We had welcomed over 250 gorgeous guests through our doors including brides- and grooms-to-be, bridesmaids, parents, children, mums-to-be, grandparents, DIY-ers, and vintage enthusiasts. Our stall holders assured us that they had all had a great day (and are already lining up again for next year!). In short, our first fair was a success, and we simply can’t wait to do it all again!
I could tell you more but as they say, a picture tells a thousand words, and we all know that’s what you’ve really been waiting for. So here are a few of the highlights of our darling affair…