As Carrie and I stepped out of our accommodation overlooking Coolangatta Beach, to a brisk 6.00am, we couldn’t believe our luck – clear skies! After a week of rainy dreary days on the Gold Coast, nothing would dampen our spirits now…
Many of our vendors had worked tirelessly the night before setting up their displays and the rest would follow later that morning. Our minds were racing and our hearts were pumping as we arrived at The Abbey– with our amazing line up of wedding professionals and supportive sponsors, The Gold Coast Wedding Fair promised to be our greatest event to date.
We set about our various tasks in the morning, with the assistance of our sweet helpers – coordinating fashion parade contributors, assisting stall holders, directing traffic, and watching it all come together. The venue was decked out with florals courtesy of Julia Rose and her team, directional signage was poised and waiting courtesy of Fox and Fallow, and our sponsors presented a fantastic welcome to our crowds in the entry courtesy of the styling by Fresh Honey, the kitchen was humming, and our models were prepped and primped and ready to gown-up. As 10am rocked around we didn’t even have time to worry about whether the patrons would arrive, as groups of eager brides were ready and waiting outside the doors.
We kicked off the days events and the whole day went off without a hitch!
The day that followed consisted of temporary tattooing (Pepper Ink), the sprinkling of floral wreaths across the heads of the crowd (Blossom & Twine, and Julia Rose), photo booth shenanigans (KissStudio), piñata bash (Party Pony), live music (Jess & Ryan, Tim Stokes), fashion parades (featuring Grace Loves Lace & Begitta), open-air lunch – and an all-round fabulous event.
Here are a few snaps courtesy of Dear & Tine Photography of the day for those of you who missed it! And you can head here to watch a video that sums up the day just perfectly, courtesy of Mode Photography.
Thank you to EVERYONE who made the day so amazing. We cannot wait for the loveliness that awaits at our Sunshine Coast Event!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!
Carrie & Em xxx