The first Wedding Upmarket for the year was held last month and if you’re planning on getting married soon, you will want to put the next date in your diary right now! If you haven’t heard of this Perth event before, the Wedding Upmarket team are all about showcasing a selection of handpicked local designers for the modern bride.
Most brides know the style of the wedding they want and local designers can help transform all of those online inspiration boards into reality. Designers love the opportunity to showcase their work and talk to brides in a relaxed environment.
This year Wedding Upmarket launched a series of free ‘Wedding Insiders’ sessions which were a hit with Perth’s engaged couples. They were short Q&A sessions featuring Perth’s experts who aim to help brides create a truly bespoke celebration. Wedding Upmarket were so pleased to have Ann Lord, Civil Celebrant hosting their Wedding Insiders sessions in a luxury tent from Empire Events.
The sessions covered insider tips on everything from wedding catering, designing/buying a wedding dress, selecting the right accessories to working with a photographer. Styling your venue, hair and makeup, wedding cakes, tips for the gentlemen in the bridal party, wedding floral design and alternatives to cake were other popular topics.
Some quotes and ‘wise words’ from the ‘Wedding Insiders’ included:
“It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the dress options you have. Do some research, visit no more than two bridal designers in one day and take one or two friends or family members with you that you know will be supportive.” Sandra Searle, Elvi Design
“Unique and beautiful accessories are a wonderful way to incorporate a heirloom piece, whether it be part of Mum’s dress or Grandma’s favourite brooch.” Holly Barker, Holly Barker Millinery
“Guests will always notice that you’ve made the extra effort to consider something beautiful and unique for your linen and glassware.’’ Deborah Pitter, Hire Society
“Rather than finding your dream cake on Pinterest, talk to your cake designer about your dress, flowers, colour scheme and style. You’ll end up with something amazing (and delicious) that is completely individual and reflects you as a couple.’’ Tahnee Upton, Verlena Cakes
Images via Lola Images
Be sure to Save the Date for the next Wedding Upmarket on Saturday 27 August 2016 for your chance to chat with designers about creating a truly bespoke wedding celebration!
Ms Chinoiserie Says: What a beautiful way for brides to chat to some of the most gorgeous vendors in Perth; a wonderful success! Can’t wait for the next one…
About Perth Upmarket: We’ve done all the leg work for you and handpicked Perth’s leading designers – the best of the best – to ensure your wedding is in a league of its own! We are thrilled to present ‘Wedding Upmarket’ which connects brides-to-be with local designers to create truly personalised, custom and handcrafted weddings.