Kisses & Cake held an intimate wedding workshop for brides and friends to learn tips from our Creative Director and Bridal Coach Alexandra Gilles, and Editor Adam Stewart, on how to plan their wedding. The aim of the workshop was to teach the fundamentals: budgets, negotiation, creative tools, run sheets and timelines. It was also important to give brides an insider industry perspective on organising such an important day. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming so we designed a beautiful and intimate environment for guests to learn from our coaches, experts and each other. Read more below....
Our "Introduction To Wedding Planning" workshop was held in the beautiful office that we share with beauty publication Beauticate in North Sydney. On arrival guests were greeted with a glass of turkish rose French champagne with raspberries and a selection of imported cheeses, cured meats and dried fruits.
The room looked and smelt heavenly in white and pink ombre. Fresh roses and sweet peas, soft burning candles, intricate wedding cakes, and an exquisite strapless silk crepe Vera Wang Penelope ball gown with architectural drape and chantilly lace train sprawled across the wooden flaw. The table was set with a gift bag, gorgeous custom printed Kisses & Cake wedding planning book and a single vintage pink rose.
A bridal coach is different to a wedding planner. We teach savvy brides how to plan their own day so that it is completely bespoke to them and give them the know-how of a professional wedding planner. In this unique workshop, Alex and Adam worked through all the fundamental and practical skills that a bride should to know before they start to plan their big day.
The group were given advice on how to save time and money, negotiate with suppliers, formalise their time management plans and put together their own personalised timelines and run sheets. They also worked together on creative activities that would help them to theme their day and present their ideas professionally. Alex shared advice on how brides can use design mediums such as story boards and mind maps to help them through the planning process.
INSIDER INDUSTRY TIPS
Vera Wang Boutique Manager, Natalie Bascur, spoke beautifully on how to choose the perfect wedding gown and presented one lucky bride a pair of Vera Wang infinity toasting flutes. Our videographer Joel Colthorpe from La Lune Cinema and photographer Dan O’Brien from Next We Meet also gave their tips on how to capture a wedding perfectly in time.
Throughout the workshop the ladies enjoyed some delicious (yet naughty) treats! Salted caramel cupcakes, a naked wedding cake with rose embellishments and miniature pavlovas with Turkish fairy floss, dried roses, berries and fresh cream. Each guest left with a gift bag filled with all sorts of wonderful bridal goodies: make-up, wedding garters, candles, meringue biscuits, nail polish, bridal hair clips, perfume, gift cards and a bridal magazine.
Thanks to those that joined us. We loved every minute of it and looking forward to planning the next one. Be sure to tell your engaged friends!
If you'd like to be at our next workshop or involved as a partner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And, stay tuned as our video will be shared with you soon!
Thanks to our partners
Asterisk Kitchen: Gift Bag Meringue Biscuits
BBE Boutique: Gift Bag Candles
Black & Velvet Sydney: Wedding Cakes & Cupcakes
Bride Australia: Magazine
D&d Letterpress: Planning Books
Harlotte: Gift Bag Garter, Lippy Pot & Eyeliner
Kisses & Cake: Bridal Coaching & Styling
La Lune Cinema: Videographer
Next We Meet: Photographer
Summer Florals: Flowers
Vera Wang: Wedding Gown, Toasting Flutes Prize & Gift Bag Perfume
We couldn't have done it with out you!
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