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The mistakes brides make when choosing a wedding day stylist - Part 2.
Continuing on from a chat last week with our future bride Sarah, we thought we would share a few more hints and tips that she has found helpful so far….We would love to hear your feedback, if you have something to add, make sure you leave a comment below. 
 
“You will set up my wedding the night before, won’t you?’ As much as we may love to be given access to your venue the day before your wedding, often function centres will not confirm access until a couple of days before your event. Sometimes the venue will book a function the day before at short notice also.  Is it wise for you to get stressed over this? Sarah, says no, that is why you hire a professional wedding stylist to install all of your wedding decorator items.  Stylists expertise lies in executing this routine every weekend, and will know how much they can get done in the time frame given.  They also have access to additional staff incase a luncheon is booked the day of your wedding, and the reception venue has allocated a 2 hour turn around of your room. (Yes, it does happen! All hands on deck go go go!) I will suggest that you let this conversation play out between the stylist and the function centre regarding the access times - the great thing is by using a professional, it will leave you with more time to focus on other areas of your wedding that you have more influence over - like perfecting your wedding day speeches!

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'You have to do what?...'
At the conclusion of the night when your loboutins are making your feet throb, and you're eagerly waiting in the soft light on the steps of your reception venue, for your limousine to sweep your way to your honeymoon suite to celebrate your first night together.  You have one last look over your shoulder at the remnants of the day that you have poured every available moment into. You'll see all the wait staff packing up all the glassware, removing all the cutlery, blowing out all the candles.  Occasionally,  at the end of your wedding the function centre may request that the wedding stylist comes in and removes all the wedding decorator items at midnight.  A good question to ask your wedding decorator if there 'will be an additional fee for the midnight pickup’?  Often the wedding decorator may only have an hour to dismantle and pack up all of the styling items which were used at your wedding, and may have to roster additional staff in order to fill this requirement.  Aren't you glad you had the foresight to organise someone else to do this for you, as you are now kicking up your heels!

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I hate the bureau of meteorology!
Are you having outdoor ceremony?  We would all love to think that the weather is going to be glorious,  and it would never rain,  the sun always be shining, and all the guests would mingle perfectly on our wedding day.  However, lamentably with unpredictable weather, especially in the summer months, it is essential that you discuss a backup plan that includes where the wedding ceremony is going to be hosted in case the heavens open.  Sarah found that some function centres will hire a room to you for an hour or so in case you need it for your wet weather alternative.  Generally you need to book and pay for this in advance regardless of whether you end up using this service, or not. Or, you may be one of the lucky Brides who's reception venue can also double as your wet with the alternative.  Always check with your reception venue first before looking at alternative options.  

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If you are having a beach ceremony, there is some further reading here of what to expect. 

 
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The mistakes brides make when choosing a wedding day stylist - Part 1.

 

 

I was chatting to Sarah, one of our up and coming brides last week,  and she got animated when we discussed the process of choosing a wedding stylist.  Sarah wanted a stylist that looked after all the details for you, but made the process as easy and relaxed as possible, without the celebrity price tag.  

 

During our discussion Sarah identified some areas that she learnt that she really need to be aware of, so to avoid potential stressful mistakes.  We have shared some of the questions that Sarah felt you should ask the potential stylist of the day of your dreams!

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WEDDING DIY CENTREPIECE  -  3 tips that will save you tears and heartache

 

So, you wish to save on costs for your wedding by creating your own centerpiece idea and buying your own wedding decorations.   ‘I can buy everything at the $2 store far cheaper than what a decorator can hire to me’  I hear you say.   ‘If I buy it, then I own it, and I can sell it to someone else on eBay’.

 

Certainly, you have valid points, but before you go down this path, just read these few little tips and watch this video on DIY'ing your wedding, as they may save you some heartache. 

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3 tips for the engaged bride that you must read

A few tips for brides from the wise…

 

Many of your will be giddy with excitement having become engaged - and rightly so!  It is very exciting time in your lives - hopefully the excitement is contagious throughout your family and friends.  It can also be a very confusing time where well meaning people are giving unsolicited advice (just wait until you decide to start a family!… )

 

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Newcastle City Hall - Chris and Sophie's wedding

We are thrilled to be able to share with you a short video from the wedding reception of Chris and Sophie, at Newcastle City Hall in November.  The happy bride and groom choose our impressive crystal candelabra’s for the centrepieces, taking advantage of the height and the grandeur of the Concert Hall.   The Flower Palace arranged the gorgeous flowers to be placed in the bowls of the candelabras.  Our fairy lights draped from balcony to balcony completed the magical effect. 

 

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Wedding Ceremony - Tips from a Celebrant, ignore at your peril!  Reminder!

 

Coming into wedding season again, and we thought that we would re publish this post.... It was some great tips regarding wedding ceremonies!

 

I had a really interesting conversation in the Paramount Event Hire Showroom with one the Hunter Valley' s most prominent celebrants -  Fiona from Heart Felt Occasions.  Fiona made a comment that really resonated with me  - she stressed the importance of the wedding ceremony for setting the scene and tone for your the rest of your wedding day.  Fiona commented 'I have seen so many couples skimp on such items such as chairs for their guests, often borrowing mis-matched ones from friends.  Or not paying any attention to decorating the aisle - a simple bamboo arch, or carpet that signals to the guests exactly where you will be walking down the aisle and 'here comes the bride'.  

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Jodi and Sung's wedding ceremony at Peterson's Champagne House Pokolbin

Another stunning day at Peterson’s Champagne House in October for Jodi and Sung’s wedding ceremony on the lawn, followed by the reception inside the venue.  Jodi chose our white folding chairs,  shepherd’s hooks, and flowers in hanging vintage bottles by Jade McIntosh lining the aisle.

 

To complement the vintage theme, Jodi chose our white washed black board frame, with a very cute greeting, and vintage bike with flowers

 

For refreshments on a hot spring day, Jodi also had a lemonade stand constructed out of our wine barrels and recycled wood plank.  We provided the drink dispensers  however the bride and groom provided the refreshments to go inside them.

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CJ and Arv's beautiful outdoor reception on the Tamburlaine lawn

It was a stunning October long weekend afternoon.  Rain had threatened during the week, but the day dawned clear and bright for CJ and Arv’s wedding at Tamburlaine Winery in Pokolbin.  

 

Hosting a combination of Hindu and Sri Lankan Ceremonies on the lawn at Tamburlaine, CJ and Arv looked amazing in their traditional costumes.  

 

The mandap was supplied by http://www.vipdecorating.com.au

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Jaye and Marco - WaterView Convention Centre Bicentennial Park

We love it when we get a reaction like this!….

 

"Hi Jacqui,

The room looked AMAZING. Beyond expectation. Marco and I are so pleased with how things looked and felt. Really made our vision come true!"

 

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Ingrid and Cam - Peterson's Champagne House

We just love a country wedding and Ingrid and Cameron's on the 10th October at Peterson's Champagne House in the Hunter Valley is simply beautiful!  

 

Ingrid hired our black Princess candelabra's, and had fresh flowers arranged around the neck of them.  The black board table numbers added a personal touch. 

 

The white Tiffany chairs completed Ingrid's elegant spin on country style. 

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Are you getting married or hosting a corporate event this May, June, July and August 2015? 

We have a fantastic deal for you! 

Any centrepiece $33.00 available for pickup from our Newcastle showroom.

*Conditions apply - contact us for details.

http://www.paramounteventhire.com.au/Paramount-Event-Hire/promotions.html

 

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Crystal Candelabra's at Bather's Pavilion, Balmoral

Every weekend we are privileged enough to play integral role of bride and groom's wedding day, a duty we take very seriously.  But when we are invited to become involved in a wedding anniversary, it is very special, especially when the beautiful couple have been a married for a remarkable 60 Years!

 

We were so humbled to be contacted by the family whom were organising the celebrations, which was the perfect occasion to bring all of the generations together at the Bather's Pavilion at Balmoral in December 2013.

 

Our crystal candelabras, were dressed exquisitely with flowers by Lisa Carnuccio floral designer at The Flower Scene, Roseville Chase, complementing our dusty rose runner and chair sashes perfectly.  The talented daughter-in-law of the couple, Mari Lou, provided the silver printed runner which was placed over the top of our dusty rose runner, and accessorised with our mirrored tea lights perfectly.  The silver motif on dusty rose was repeated on the menu cards, and hand written placecards.

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Mel and Greg's stunning wedding at Fort Scratchley

Every so often a wedding comes along that has been so long in the planning, that you cannot believe that it is finally happening!  Mel and Greg's wedding at Fort Scratchley on Friday 1st November, was one such celebration.  We absolutely loved assisting Mel with styling and decorating her wedding.  

 

  

Mel chose a stunning sophisticated theme of Black, beige, white, crystal and mirrored accents.  Mel chose beige tablecloths with a faint sheen, ruffled beige bridal table skirting, with beige and white chair tie back ruffles, finished with a round diamante buckle on the white Tiffany chairs

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Super cute country wedding ideas

Are you looking for wine barrels with a plank between them, like our image below taken at a recent wedding at Ironbark Hill Vineyard at Pokolbin?  Great for a lemonade stand!  Compliments our rustic wooden black board as well. 

 

 

 

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Sarah and Sean's featured wedding on Newcastle Bride

Thank you Newcastle Bride for this blog, we just thought we would share this with you.  Sarah and Sean have certainly raised the bar with their first bridal dance!  Not too sure how many could pull this off!

 

http://www.newcastlebride.com.au/blog/sarah-and-sean--a-floral-classic-wedding-in-newcastle

Matts Photography took the great pictures.

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Are you planning a beach ceremony - issues brides fail to consider

 

Azure blue ocean, gently lapping waves, palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, golden sand stretching to the water's edge.  All your guests barefooted on the sand, casually waiting for you and your man to saying your personalised vows under the beautifully draped bamboo arch.   Got the idea?  STOP!

 

Is it only me, but have you noticed that only picture perfect images of beach ceremonies seem to be promoted on Pinterest?   Tranquil, perfect tropical vistas, with not a frangipani filled breeze in the air, everything arranged beautifully on the beach.  Not a stray blow dried hair in place! Unfortunately, sometimes,  this is not really the reality….

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Are you looking to re create a Barn wedding, or simply wish to add some vintage country charm to your table settings?  We are super excited as we have had our wonderful handyman, Adrian, make especially for us these beautiful paling wood tables, which come on hand man trestle table legs.  One end features authentic curved tops of the paling fence.  They measure 1.2m x 1.8m in length.  

Being authentic they are very heavy, so if you were thinking of picking them up they are a 2 person lift!

We also have the matching black board and easel, only 1 so if keen please let us know and shall put aside for you!

 

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IT'S ON AGAIN!  Are you struggling to organise your wedding?  Are you procrastinating over which supplier to use?  After all, you do not wish to contact the wrong supplier that lets you down on your big day.  You only have so much time to invest in this wedding thing - right?  

So come and play in our world - we have hand picked some of the 16 best suppliers in the industry (and twisted their arm a little) into giving us a special promotion that we can offer to you, when you book in for our Premium Stylist Experience this coming Saturday.  Just an hour of your time, can save you so much heartache and deliberation -  claim your goodie bag with vouchers to 17 quality suppliers, and lets get the wedding planning moving into SuperFast mode!

SUPER STYLIST SATURDAY*

10 - 4PM Saturday 1ST JUNE, 2013.

Paramount Event Hire Showroom, 5 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow.

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Paramount is excited to announce that we are celebrating a day in your honour!  If you are hosting your wedding in the Multi Purpose Centre at Fort Scratchley Function Centre, mark Saturday the 25th May, 2013 as the day to get your wedding ideas organised at Paramount Event Hire.  

We are dedicating all of our Premier Stylist appointments on this day to you, so you can discuss in detail with the experts how to achieve your dream wedding at Fort Scratchley. 

You will receive at your Premier Stylist Consultation*:

  • An 1 hour Premier Stylist Consulation with one of our Fort Scratchley wedding experts in our Paramount Showroom.
  • Glass of champagne and selection of refreshments on arrival.
  • See your centrepiece come to life on our tables, with the assistance of one of our stylists.
  • You can mix and 'play' with your centrepiece, until it is 'just right'.  Come in as often as you need.
  • Expert advice on what works and what doesn't at The Fort.
  • On site consultation later in the day at Fort Scratchley, after you have discussed your wedding styling in the Paramount showroom.

*Booking fee applies, with part thereof redeemable upon your wedding decoration order. 

WHEN:  10 - 2pm Saturday 25th May, 2013.

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LOVE THIS!!  Do you?  We have a sample of chair covers that are similar to these in store now.

 

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