we are stylists, planners and dreamers.
We offer private consultations, workshops and webinars for people who want to plan their own wedding or glitzy event but would like a bit of help along the way.
We also have an free online guide so you can actively learn from our expert consultants about the latest trends and tips on planning the ultimate event. We work closely with industry specialists, stylists and designers to make sure we provide you with honest, non-biased and personalised advice on what is happening in the world of weddings and event planning.
A event CONSULTANT
A wedding and events consultant is different to an event planner. We are not here to organise all your day. We are quite simply the go-to experts for questions, feedback and advice on how YOU can plan your own glamorous affair, no matter how big or small.
We work with clients who are time poor, curious and savvy perfectionists. Event hosts and brides who want to be involved in the planning process but understand that they may not have the capacity or know-how to pull all their dreams together on their own.
We aim to help our clients learn how to plan, present, style and manage their own event in the same way as a professional planner. From inspiration boards, run sheets, floor plans, vendor lists or timelines, we have the tools to ensure you have the support you need to present your ideas and plan out your event.
An events consultant is flexible and not necessarily required throughout the whole planning process (so generally more cost effective than a full time planner).
We love talking events… so get in touch and tell us all about yours!
who we are
ALEXANDRA COUSINS | Creative Director & Consultant
Alex is your personal wedding expert! She loves to plan, design and to inspire. Her passion stems from years of following great designers like Preston Bailey and Karen Tran. Her career has been in Television, Luxury Event Management, Public Relations and Project Management.
Alex has managed the public relations and media events for a number of emerging designers and exclusive brands (such as Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and IWC Schaffhausen), as well as working in production for CH9’s Today Show, A Current Affair, and Foxtel’s The Weather Channel.
Over the years she has worked alongside celebrities, royalty, TV presenters, producers, events specialists, photographers, fashion stylists, and journalists from high end titles like Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Instyle and wedding publications such as Bride To Be, The Knot and Sydney Bride Magazine. Alex has also managed the events, operations and project management for large international firms. With a love of weddings and luxurious events, Alex decided to launch Kisses & Cake and has built up an incredible network and wedding and event industry experience.
Alex has a Bachelor of Media & Communications (Journalism), a certificate in Fashion Drawing (the White House Institute of Design), and a Certificate IV in Colour and Design (the International School of Colour and Design) and has skills in colour styling, calligraphy, lighting, fabric, spacial and surface design, room modelling, interior styling and space transformation. Alex has also completed a TV Presenters course at NIDA and won an award from UNSW for Sustainable Fashion Design.
If you'd like Alex's help to plan your special day or event, please contact us.
MAURA RETTER | Marketing, Events & Day Coordination
Maura is a Marketing and Events extraordinaire. She has worked as a Product Manager, Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager, Publicist and Events and Venue Manager for a variety of local and international companies.
Originally from the fashion capital of the world Milan, Maura moved to Sydney to manage the marketing, budgeting and communication plans for luxury jewellery Cartier. Years later Maura moved across to a unique and whimsical event venue, The Country Trader. Maura learnt about antiques, interior styling and how to plan magical weddings for the most discerning bride. Years later Maura moved across to a unique and whimsical event venue, The Country Trader. Maura learnt about antiques, interior styling and how to plan magical weddings for the most discerning bride. She worked with brides on the conceptualisation, planning and operational execution of their glamorous weddings. She also managed a number of product launches, sponsorships and press events.
Maura has extensive experience with event logistics, on-site operational event management and the supervision of suppliers, catering and kitchen staff. We sure are lucky to have her at Kisses and Cake!
DANIELLE RENDINA | Make-Up Artist & Beauty Expert Contributor
Danielle has spent the last 8 years helping brides achieve their dream look for their special day. Her style of makeup can be described as flawless, fresh & timeless. Her focus on creating flawless skin and enhancing features to ensure a look of effortless beauty has earned her an ever growing portfolio of experiences.
She is able to perfect the look she creates for maximum satisfaction of her clients and frequently finds visual and inspirational sway in the affluence of history and art. Danielle personalises the look for each individual, working with their natural beauty.
Danielle was the model and make up artist on an exclusive Kisses & Cake shoot called "Frost Yourself" with brands including Chopard and Vera Wang at the InterContinental Hotel Sydney. Some of her work articles includes "The Perfect Smokey Eye".