How crazy was the wind and the rain last night? I honestly thought I was going to lose power more than once - which would have made putting the last touches on my space at today's "Hitched" bridal expo a smidgen tricky. The expo was held at Weller's Inn and they're working with the very popular Palate to create what looks to be a fantastic option for local functions. The guys at Palate have been running rather well-attended degustation evenings and with their small restaurant space in town, those spots get snapped up super fast - I think it's safe to say pretty much everyone in town knows the feeling of trying to make a booking and *just* missing out because of the popularity of these functions. At the same time, Weller's has and is undergoing a bit of a facelift. What a great idea for these local businesses to pair up in such a way - combine the gorgeous view at Weller's with the delicious food from Palate and you've got yourself a really nice experience.
Speaking of partnerships, I was lucky enough to be able to work with a local floral stylist and designer, Emma Nettleton in the creation of my little spot at the expo today. Emma made the chalkboard-esque sign featuring my logo in two sizes - a large one that sat on an easel, surrounded by lovely native flowers. A smaller version sat on the table itself. She also created a pretty bouquet using the same flowers - I feel like I choose a new favourite flower each month or something, but I always, always come back to proteas in the end. Em is also a dab hand with a flower crown - you can check out her work on her Instagram: @emmylouwho and if you'd like her to take care of the floral side of things at your wedding or event, shoot her through an email: Emmalnettleton@hotmail.com, she's pretty darn clever and I'm so, so grateful for her support today!
Finally, it was great to meet all the other vendors, and of course, those who made their way out of their usual Sunday activities to swing by and check us all out (thank you for helping me to make my way through my lolly stash!) If you were keen to come and missed it this time, keep an eye out on both the Weller's Inn and Palate Facebook pages (linked above) as I believe there is another one being planned for later in the year.
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