MEET THE SUPPLIERS: Exclusive Occasions
Tell us how you got into the Perth wedding industry?
Back in 2012, my sister got married and needed a wishing well for her gift table. We spent countless hours restoring this beautiful birdcage, re-painting it, adding some bling and a ribbon or two. We were so proud of ourselves for having been able to create something so lovely that we decided to explore the idea of hiring out equipment for weddings. We started small, just hiring out three wishing wells – a ‘small’, a ‘medium’ and a ‘large’. As wishing wells were such a new concept at the time, they were booked out every weekend during wedding season. The feedback we were getting from clients was so encouraging that we decided to take a leap and expand our service offering to chair covers, then Americana chairs, then full ceremonies and receptions! Now 6 years on, we wouldn’t change anything. We’ve had such an organic growth from the beginning that it’s been an enjoyable experience the whole way through.
What was your favourite thing about working in the wedding industry
We love that every day is an opportunity to form a connection with a new person. Whether it be speaking to a client on the phone, meeting a fellow supplier at a venue or even sending an email, it is a chance to get to know someone that you otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to know. Being in the wedding industry also allows us to explore our creativity. It just takes a single picture on Pinterest or a crazy thought at 3am in the morning and we can use our business as a creative outlet with no restrictions.
How would you describe what your business offers in your own words?
We have a passion for celebrating all of life’s special moments. So, whether it be a wedding ceremony, a birthday party or a baby shower, we are sure to have everything you need to decorate your special day. We are easy to talk to, reliable and quick to reply. We aim to provide all our clients with top-quality luxury hire products with exceptional service and attention to detail. Being perfectionists at heart, our clients know that when they book their event with us, they will receive only the best.
What is the one thing that your business is most proud of?
We are so proud of ourselves for starting small and working our way up in the wedding industry with no previous experience or guidance. When we first decided to start hiring out event equipment, I was just starting my Uni degree in Marketing. Balancing Uni, life and work was a challenge (especially when you consider the many stages involved in creating a new business from scratch), but it was such an exciting opportunity to be able to apply what I was learning at Uni in real life!
What is one piece of advice you would offer a bride to make their wedding day extra special?
It’s important to remember that this is your wedding day. It is an entire day dedicated purely to celebrating the relationship between you and your partner. On the day of your wedding, take a deep breath and fully immerse yourself in the moment. All your loved ones are in one place, having come together just to celebrate you! Remember that and it won’t matter if the roses are the wrong shade of pink.
What is it about your product/service that sets you apart from your competition?
Working from home, we are a family owned and operated business. Our clients have peace of mind that the person they email or speak to on the phone, is the same person that will be setting up their event on their special day. Being a boutique business means more attention to detail and the ability to keep a close eye on the hire equipment being used. We guarantee that our Americana chairs are clean, our chair covers are bright white, and our mirrors are highly polished.