Wedding Pros Unveiled

Wedding Professionals Unveiled: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling

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I first met Lina Bteddini from Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling in December 2010 at the NSW Australian Bridal Industry Awards for Excellence where she was a finalist in two categories, Floral Design and Wedding Decorating. Lina is truly a master of her craft and has absolutely transformed many events through her unique flair for floral arrangements and styling.  Her work is always impeccable, unique and breathtaking and has been featured in many publications including Modern Wedding, Cosmo Bride, The Knot, The Lane and Polka Dot Bride.

Lina and her small team are very friendly and always excited to collaborate with clients and other vendors to create a spectacular theme to suit individual styles. It is obvious that floral design and styling is a great passion and it truly shows! Accordingly, it gives me great pleasure to spotlight this modern and stylistic floral designer & stylist; Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling.

Business Name: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling

Contact: Lina Bteddini

Website: http://www.chanelerose.com.au

Blog: http://www.chaneleroseflowers-blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChaneleRose

Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?

Based in Greystanes, but service the entire Sydney Metropolitan Area.

How long have you been in business?

Chanele Rose began approx 3.5yrs ago.

What drew you to Floral Design and Event Styling as a profession?

It all started with a few short courses in floristry and I was hooked. I tried working in a florist shop but found that was not for me as I could not cope with being tied down in the one place! Started working with a few professionals in the wedding industry and loved it – I have not looked back since!

Styling has only been a new addition to the business as my photo shoots which I have styled have taken off in an incredible way – we are now being asked for styling tips by many brides who find themselves needing some tips in this area. We love Styling events just as much as we love floristry and I feel the two go hand in hand really!

What do you feel sets you apart as a Floral Designer & Event Stylist?

Pouring my heart and soul into each little detail that goes into styling each event! Chanele Rose Flowers are well known to intuitively understand exactly what people really want and delivering on the details. The team’s key values are integrity, reliability, pride & passion and are an inspiring bunch backed by a close knit family. Passionate about ensuring that the wedding or special event is all the client has dreamed and more.

What do you love most about your job?

I do love that every wedding is unique, love to meet new couples and working with them closely too!

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Looney and a bit of a martyr!

 
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Wedding Professionals Unveiled: Erica Blossoms

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Today it gives me great pleasure to spotlight a modern and stylistic floral designer that until a few years ago was pursuing a completely different career. I first came across her work at Louise and Ben’s wedding earlier this year where I was immediately struck by the beauty and elegance of her creations. I introduce to you, floral artist Erica Elder of Erica Blossoms. Erica’s work is always impeccable, unique and breathtaking. She is friendly and always excited to collaborate with clients to create the flower arrangement of their dreams. Even though Erica only recently become a floral designer, this florist is truly a master of her craft and it is obvious that floral design is her passion and this comes out in her attitude and her art!

Business Name: Erica Blossoms …. flowers for all occasions….

Contact: Erica Elder

Website: http://www.ericablossoms.com.au

Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?

Whilst I am located in the Blue Mountains NSW, service covers from Mt Victoria to Penrith and anywhere in-between, I am also more than happy to deliver to the Sydney metropolitan area. Wherever a wedding may be… flowers will travel!!

How long have you been in business?

Since April 2009

What drew you to Floral Design as a profession?

For 15 years I worked as a Special Education Teacher, but always knew my dreams and passions were with Floristry. So I undertook re-training for over 2 years, with hopes of owning my own business. That dream became a reality in early 2009 when I created ” Erica Blossoms”. Specialising in Wedding, Funeral and Corporate work. I have built a business around my passions.

What do you feel sets you apart as a Floral Designer?

I personally handpick all the blooms for each wedding, making sure the style of flowers reflects each individual bride and their special day! I only use the best quality and freshest flowers in all of my work, sourced directly from the growers. I am a dedicated florist who is extremely reliable and takes pride in making sure the flowers are absolutely perfect for each wedding day.

What do you love most about your job?

I love the pleasure beautiful flowers gives to each person – their delight, amazement and sheer joy at my flower creations! I enjoy the journey each wedding brings and I love sharing the joy of flowers with others.

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Meticulous

 

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Wedding Professionals Unveiled: Lacey Lou Designs

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The invitation is really the moment when the scene starts to be set for your wedding. It is the first glimpse your guests get into the feel and vision of your event. Therefore, it is vital that you make sure that you use a designer that is passionate and cares about your wedding. With that, I introduce you to my next featured wedding professional Stacey Crowhurst from Lacey Lou Designs!

I first met Stacey on a bridal forum a few years ago when Stacey was in the process of planning her own wedding. I got to know Stacey very well and was very privileged to be able to share in most details of her exciting wedding journey. It gave me a great insight into the sort of person that Stacey is and I can assure that she will really look after you and make your stationery one of the easiest part of planning your wedding.

Brief Description of the business: Wedding/Engagement stationery for any sized wedding/budget.

Name: Stacey Crowhurst

Website: http://www.laceylou.com.au

Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?

Located in Melbourne but servicing all areas of Australia.

How long have you been in business?

12 months.

What drew you to Invitation Design as a profession?

I’ve always had a passion for paper arts. Event planning is a love of mine and when it came to designing invitations for these events, I spent hours researching the best products at the cheapest prices and spent hours mixing different materials together. It was actually my husband that told me to give it a go and see if others where interested in what I created after designing our wedding invitations 3 times. I found there was a lot of high end products and extremely cheap, 1 card invitations, but there was no in between.

What do you feel sets you apart as a Invitation Supplier?

Communication. The internet is just way too easy to hide behind, there are too many suppliers out there not willing to respond to potential clients ASAP. It was something I felt very strongly about, I want my clients to be able to contact me at any time of the day, knowing it will be only a few hours until they receive a reply. We keep in constant contact during orders, so clients feel at ease and get more and more excited every email.

What do you love most about your job?

The lovely words I hear back from brides about how their order has made their wedding finally feel real. Makes my day!

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Eager

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Wedding Professionals Unveiled: Flourish Bomboniere

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Many couples wish something uniquely different for their wedding which will differentiate their celebration from others their guests have attended. When Liz Young was planning her own wedding she wanted her guests to have a keepsake with a difference, something that they could keep for a long time and remember the wonderful time they had celebrating her marriage. From this Flourish Bomboniere was born. Liz provides a natural and colourful way to celebrate your special day. With beautiful plant creations inspired by the environment, these unique bomboniere give a personal unique touch ensuring your wedding will long be remembered.

I am pleased to introduce to you my latest featured Wedding Professional, Liz Young from Flourish Bomboniere. Please make her feel welcome as she takes time to recount how it all came about and explains the service provided.

Name: Flourish Bomboniere

Website: http://www.flourishbomboniere.com.au

Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?

Our Office/ Showroom is located in Castle Hill, NSW. We service Sydney and surrounds, Central Coast, South Coast, Blue Mountains, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

How long have you been in business?

2.5 years

What drew you to Bomboniere as a profession?

Flourish Bomboniere was inspired by beauty and the environment. The idea came from the preparation for our own wedding and the desire to give guests something unique and special. When searching for guest gifts we found that they were predominantly chocolates or items that guests would more than likely throw away. When you are spending so much money on the occasion, you want something they will remember, not something that will be forgotten and gather dust. This way guests could plant the creations in their garden or in a pot – so regardless of whether they are living in a house or a unit, their gift can be planted and enjoyed for years to come.

We had such an astonishing response from our guests that we decided to go into business to make available this opportunity for everyone else. My husband is a professional Horticulturalist and hand picks all the plants plus can offer advice and recommendations on plants suitable for individual brides.

The plants have that personalised touch and will provide everlasting memories of the wedding day. All the plant creations are made by hand and are wonderfully presented using quality materials. We have over 10 varieties of plants available with the most popular being the orange jasmine (murraya paniculata), gardenia and the romantic flower- lavender. Also becoming quite popular, especially with our European customers are the olive trees. Only the very best plants are selected from our growers with a great deal of care. Inspired by nature, these gifts that will last a lifetime!

What do you feel sets you apart as in Bomboniere Supplier?

With the growing awareness of climate change Flourish Bomboniere has become such a wonderful environment friendly green gift, there is really nothing else like this available.

These are attractively presented with the latest trend being hessian wrapping which has that natural feel with the more earthy ribbon tones such as chocolate brown and olive green. Some customers are even doubling up the labels as place cards! Beautiful messages that read “All things grow with love” or “Love grows”. Of course, messages can be customised to suit each wedding or reflect the couple’s thoughts.

Couples are not limited to just one plant variety; if they wish, they can have a selection of 2, 3 or 4 varieties. These living bombonieres are very affordable, but if the couple are on a budget , we have various options available that include organza bags with sugar almonds, chocolates, mints or lollies which can save them money.

Flourish Bomboniere are a beautiful memory of the wedding day. Guests will call months after the wedding talking about their plants and how much they have grown and express their appreciation for something truly unique and meaningful.

What do you love most about your job?

I have been in the wedding/events and hospitality industry for 15 years, I love working with people and helping to make their day special. I get so much satisfaction out of planning and preparing for events and seeing the final result! I have an energetic and happy nature that I share with my job!

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Energetic!

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Wedding Professionals Unveiled: Faye Cahill Cake Design

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The wedding cake provides you with a great opportunity to have the entire feeling of the wedding expressed in one single detail. So many elements of the cake come together to really display the personality of the bride and groom… the colour, the design, the flavour and the shape. Today, we have an interview with one of Sydney’s premiere cake designers, Faye Cahill from Faye Cahill Cake Design. Take a moment to read about this imaginative and talented cake Studio who not only produces refined and beautiful wedding cakes with a designer edge, but that are also extremely delicious!!.

Name: Faye Cahill Cake Design

Website: http://www.fayecahill.com.au

Facebook: Faye Cahill Facebook

Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?

Our shop/studio is at Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s Inner West. We deliver throughout Sydney. We also have many clients who transport their cakes to Bowral, the Hunter Valley and the South Coast. We also freight cakes quite often to regional and interstate airports.

How long have you been in business?

3 1/2 years under this name and 18 years in the industry.

What drew you to Cake Design as a profession?

I worked in cake shops while studying for my art degree and fell into baking shortly afterwards which led to my career as a decorator. I was very fortunate to find work at one of the most prestigious Sydney companies early on, and developed an eye for quality, detail and design.

What do you feel sets you apart as a Cake Designer?

My extensive experience making literally thousands of wedding cakes, has taught me what works and what doesn’t. Proportion, balance and harmony are crucial in achieving the most refined results, and clients can feel confident that if we tailor a design to suit their scheme that it will turn out exactly as we have discussed. We also take a lot of care in the preparation of our cakes to ensure that they taste as good as they look. All your cakes are filled and layered with creamy ganache and masked to prevent drying and produce a perfect silhouette. Another of our strengths is that we hand make all our flowers and decorations rather than using the standard imported ones. The results are much finer and we can customise to a greater degree with styles and colouring.

What do you love most about your job?

Nothing beats seeing all the beautiful cakes come together at the end of the week, and also hearing back from couples who were thrilled with their cakes. We are lucky to be working with clients who are planning a happy and special event, and who often bring beautiful elements from their scheme to show us. We find that we are continually working with new themes and designs which keeps our work engaging.

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?

Edgy

 

 

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