Welcome to the Secret Diary of a Wedding Planner!

Within these pages you shall find...clever wedding tips from industry insiders, simply delightful photographs and oodles of inspiration.


Victoria x

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Bonjour mes amis
Recently, Ms Polka and her fabulous team relaunched her hugely popular website - Polka Dot Bride.

A favourite for not only brides but us industry insiders, I'm sure Polka Dot Bride will continue to grow and inspire us all! Complete with blogs dedicated to wedding wisdom, honeymoon's, DIY projects and more it's a must stop destination for all brides-to-be.

Congratulations again to the amazing team at Polka Dot Bride, I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.
Much love

Victoria x

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inspiration Board: Classical Vintage Romance

Bonjour mes amis,

Here's a little inspiration for those of you who love all things vintage and romantic!

Victoria x

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Luxury Wedding Soiree...Not Long to go Now!

Bonjour mes amis

Well the countdown is officially on! With only 4 days to go until the floodgates open and the Luxury Wedding Soiree begins I'm buried deep in gift bags and ingredients for cupcakes and can barely contain my excitement.

For those of you who have not yet heard about the Luxury Wedding Soiree, please allow me to enlighten you!

The Little White Wedding Company and The Plantation have collaborated to provide Queensland brides with an experience like no other. This exquisite event is being held on Sunday 18 July, 2010 from 10am - 3pm at The Plantation, just 15 minutes from Hastings Street in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland and will feature a selection of Queensland's finest wedding industry professionals. Suppliers will be on hand to showcase their beautiful craft and also answer any questions you may have.

The beautiful ceremony area near the Paulownia Plantation will be styled to perfection as will the reception marquee which will showcase a variety of table settings which include stationery, floral designs and bespoke styling items. Wedding cakes, roving canapés and Champagne will also be on hand for guests to enjoy.

The following suppliers are participating in the Luxury Wedding Soiree:

To register for this event, please send an email with your full name, contact phone number and wedding date to enquiries@theplantation.com.au.

Click here to view your invitation to this delightful event as well a complete list of participating suppliers. As the date nears, I'll share with you some inspiration from some of the participating suppliers!

Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:
The Plantation - http://www.theplantation.com.au

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Introducing...In The Booth

Bonjour mes amis,

Kate and Steve recently introduced themselves and their fantastic product to me, and well, it just wouldn’t be fair for me to keep it to myself!

In The Booth, are professional photobooths unique in design and unlike anything else in the photobooth market.

So you can get to know Kate and Steve, and In The Booth a little better I asked them for a little more information as well as some fabulous photo’s of course...

…look out for my personal favourite…a hint - top hat!

How long has your business been operating and was the focus always on weddings?

In The Booth began trading in April 2009. Weddings are a huge part of our clientele – the booth is the ultimate party starter and breaks the ice at the reception in no time! Engagement parties, special birthdays and corporate events are also very popular.

What sets your booths apart from other suppliers?

When the idea first came to us about starting a photo booth company, we quickly realised the imported ‘shopping centre’ style of booths available on the market weren’t what we were after. Their lack of space for guests and low image quality didn’t meet the high standards we required. After two years of engineering and development, we have our own Australian made booths in production. Our booths give your guests the uncompromising solution of a hard-walled, enclosed photo booth that comfortably fits six to eight people (and often many more!). We are the only company capable of capturing a three-quarter body shot as opposed to the passport style ‘head and shoulders’ shots. We are also the only photo booth company in Australia to offer video messaging in our booths! Your guests can leave a fifteen second video message which is supplied to you on DVD with your photo files after your event.

What's your favourite wedding moment so far?

Our favourite moment is more of a favourite story. We recently had a booth at a wedding where the groom hadn’t been so keen on having a photo booth at the reception. It was his fiancée’s idea and he had gone along with it reluctantly throughout the booking process. We received a phone call after their honeymoon and the groom had called especially to tell us that his wife had proven him wrong and that he would never argue with one of her ideas again! He said the booth was the best decision by far they had made for their wedding; everyone had a fantastic time and all the guests were still raving about it. We love a booth convert!

What would you recommend to brides so they can maximize their guests In the Booth experience?

We don’t supply props with our booth as a rule because we like your booth experience to be original – you don’t want hundreds of photos of everyone in the same silly hat! Instead we recommend ‘interactive’ props like a whiteboard where guests are made to use their imagination. Amazing, creative images come out of our booths when your guests have to think outside the square!

What backgrounds are available? Can these be personalised?

We have a range of backdrops to choose from to customise your booth experience. If you have a particular fabric you would like to use, we can provide a custom backdrop for an additional fee.
Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:
In The Booth – http://www.inthebooth.com.au

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Bonjour mes amis,

Who at one point or another hasn’t thought to herself (while at a stylish event of course!) “I wish I’d worn more comfortable shoes” or “My feet are killing me!” Weddings are no exception and being a day long occasion these cries can be heard by the bridal party and guests alike.

Colin Cowie’s recent Wedding Note “Novocaine For My Feet” summed it up perfectly and provided some great advice that I couldn’t have said better myself. So to ensure your feet are looked after and you can dance the night away put these tips into practice:

1. Have a backup plan. Buy two pairs of shoes for your wedding. One in your usual size and one a half-size larger. This will provide you with a comfortable alternative if your feet swell from standing for long periods of time.

2. Get to know your shoes. In the lead up to your wedding wear them around the house for 15-20 minutes every day. This will help break them in and prevent you from suffering those dreaded new shoe blisters.
Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:
Feather + Stone – http://www.featherandstone.com.au


Bonjour mes amis

The month of July is a very exciting time for The Little White Wedding Company as it's our very first birthday!!

I've had such a fantastic year and am incredibly appreciative of all of the support I've received from family, friends and wedding and event professionals.

As I'm unable to send you each a slice of our birthday cake but still wish to share the love, The Little White Wedding Company is offering 25% off ALL On-the-Day Coordination packages booked in the month of July 2010.
To read a testimonial from a bride who experienced the benefits of this package first hand...click here.
Email us at info@thelittlewhiteweddingco.com.au for more information on this limited-time-only offer.

Victoria x

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Wedding Showcase: Stephanie & Gavin

Bonjour mes amis,

As promised in one of my previous blogs, in the lead up to the Luxury Wedding Soiree I’m bringing you some of the gorgeous weddings that have taken place at the Soiree’s venue, The Plantation.

Stephanie and Matthew were married on Saturday 20 March 2010 at a Catholic Church at Sunshine Beach and then continued the celebration at the luxurious country estate, The Plantation.

Adding a subtle country touch to their wedding, Stephanie and Gavin arrived at the reception by horse and cart before enjoying canapés with their guests around the iconic fountain…all the while being accompanied by a classic string trio.

Family and friends were then treated to a delicious 3 course meal with a candy buffet as a little something sweet to finish off their evening.

After relaxing for 3 glorious days at The Plantation, Stephanie and Gavin jetted off for their relaxing honeymoon.

To experience all of this and more, be sure to come to the Luxury Wedding Soiree on Sunday, 18 July 2010 from 10am-3pm. For your invitation and a full list of the fabulous participating suppliers click here.

REMEMBER: REGISTER TO ATTEND THE LUXURY WEDDING SOIREE NOW – entry to this fabulous event is free of charge!

Victoria x

Photographs courtesy of:
Focus Films – http://www.focusfilms.com.au