I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS WEEK
So I just text juls back one of my uber patient mega hawwwt brides to be, who has asked me to re send an invite to a guest that has moved. We were on invites super late for her wedding as plans have shifted and we de railed, re grouped and have totally moved her wedding to suit guest numbers and what she really wanted. She has been a champ and her groom is literally like the dorry fish that keeps on swimming. The crustiest mo fo out there… who would of thought.
I am sitting here at the studio going over run sheets looking at the week that is, its cold …. Certainly does not have the 5 star comforts of home but I am kneen deep in my bottle of wine listening to love acoustics ma fav tunes super pumped for this week.
Not that anyone cares but the back ground to preparing for the season starting is meal prep for the fam for 5 days because I do not go home, rosters for kids and who is helping aka the hubs .. my mum .. step dad and my dad. Seriously what a little team. I do run sheets for jobs, I also do them for the week for at home. Its like fortnox… who is picking who up from school, meals, where clothes are folded for what kid and hubs work lay out. Back up plans, boxes with sick supplies in case kids get fevers rashes ect ect basically I am READY PEOPLE LETS DO THIS ……KRISTY & NAZ LETS GET HITCHED
Kristy and Naz are getting married at Stables Bar in the city. Fab little two story bar with all the dark wood features and over grown palms. Yehhh you know I love me some palms baby.
Kristy is an entertainment Editor for the courier mail over east. She is a female idol. A beast , She works like a dog, understands dead line and when your at work its all you can think about. They live over east so I have never actually set my eyes on Naz. [ This is common ] I have lots of over east and overseas clients. Its always about what time it is, who is working when and when we can speak. The season two of my over east that where over seas clients are doctors both on shifts, time differences and when we chat and come together its really beautiful.
This wedding is so special and really ment to be because they have really experienced some hard times over the last few years. Been there on the wedding day is super intense vibe wise but add into the mix all this extra stuff its just going to ne super emotional even for me. Peggy Saas is shooting Sunday and also shot their engagement party so this is all super sentimental. [ yes there is lots of supers in this ] P & I really get along.. She is no non sense down to earth and have not over time as she works more thinks she is a rock star so I love the shit out of her. Put it this way she aint no diva photographer and believe me it’s like going through a drive through there everywhere.
Stables has really good bones… so we are using all their hire and just installing the shit out of the roof. All the dark features just really make is wild and moody. I am going to drape my fabric like we are in Dubai literally.
Bridal party wise it’s a tribe, so the rehearsal will be about getting all our ducks in a row… moving through the spaces both ceremony and reception so everyone knows what’s going on. I am all about FLOW… its everything. I do not like awkward moments so a big part of what I do is making us rehearse those weird bits so on the day its like playing the recorder that has been tuned [ you never tune a recorder.. if you did wellll. ]
The week of is when we send that run sheet out a few times, change and amend and make sure we are all rolling off the same map. On the day no matter who your working with its all about making its their day. Kristy is one of those girls that very few times in life it would be a her day. She has not told me this I can just tell she is just a [ its ma birthday girl ] so with that been said I want it to be just spot on.
Team wise for this weekend it’s a bit of a dream
Glam is – Pretty Parlour
Film – Auburn Hour
Photographer – peggy Saas
Simply entertainment on tunes
Nestle and Porter on stationary
Little old me doing the usual planning and stying blooms and lighting plus a string of other vendors helping make it a really happy Sunday
Career wise Kristy is up there with been super busy. She has been hands on but at the same time totally lets me do my thing. Its so important. We are creative, let us roll our way, its when we work the best. Kristy will question me but when I justify something totally except. I have really listened to what she wants, her needs and most importantly what she wants the space to look like. This is everything. Listening to your Brides. Its not my day, although I often think about getting married again lol i have done it. Its not about what I think I want her day to look like or what I want the wedding to be like for my business. I am very transparent… we have to listen about what our girls do and don’t like.
Cant wait to share video of setting the space up from start to finish and show to progress of setting up someone’s big day.
Only thing to take from this is:
-make it your day
-do not worry about making it socially insta worthy , it will be … its about you both and solidifying your love
-have someone on board that gets you and is working for you NOT you working for them or around them