Strip of Lifetime are a unique photo booth service that evokes the vintage glamour and fun of the original photo booth experience. Supplying original vintage props and offering an experience like no other, Strip of a Lifetime takes you back to an era of fun, frivolity and glamour.
Most memorable moment / idea/ experience that you have seen at a wedding you have worked on? We were hired for a charming party that was in fact a surprise wedding! The glowing couple had a celebrant conduct the ceremony half way through the evening. The guests were all so happily surprised – squealing in disbelief and delight. It was one of those ‘Oh My Gosh!’ moments with the atmosphere charged with excitement.
Please share your best tip for a couple on their big day. One thing you can’t plan for on your big day is that a certain ‘magic’ just happens to you. Be as present as you can in that moment.
On a Sunday I like to: Bask and bath in the Newcastle Ocean Baths with my husband and new baby, followed by a visit to our favourite hidden bakery/cafe.
A secret no- one knows about me: I’ve been obsessed with vintage photobooths for 22 years and have taken/collected over 3000 photo-strips in this time.
My celebrity crush: Ryan Gosling (some say I married a look-a-like…)
The one song guaranteed to get me on the dance floor: ‘You Should Be Dancing’ by the Bee Gees (because they say so).
What can couples expect to see from me at One Fine Day The authentic and traditional ‘Deluxe’ vintage photobooth – the only one of it’s kind in Australia. You’ll be able to have an original vintage photobooth experience on the day, with actual vintage props included!
Studiosomething are a group of creative young photographers who take seriously the responsibility of capturing this most momentous day of your life. They focus on shooting in a style that suits each individual couple, and tells a compelling narrative. Having so many creative brains on the team helps to tell every story in its own unique way.
As well as being ridiculously talented, the team are super lovely and always build a strong rapport with the couple – it’s much more fun having your photo taken by your friends than some stranger with a huge lens.
Most memorable moment / idea/ experience that you have seen at a wedding you have worked on? Okay. So, pretty much everyone agrees that French people are the fanciest people, right? And that a wedding in the South of France would be magnifique? Indisputable. Except, well….
We flew to Europe to attend and shoot our beautiful friends’ wedding in Saint-Amand-de-Coly. Their ceremony was at the top of a hill in the late afternoon sun, followed by their reception in an old tobacco shed decorated with 1000 paper cranes. Guests feasted for hours, and danced until just before the sun came up. The next day we all returned to share lunch in the same venue. We were drowsy and full, planning on heading home, when a guest grabbed us and said “just wait a second, they’re about to burn the groom’s mum’s knickers”.
What? We were sure we’d misheard. But sure enough, the groom’s diminutive sweet mother stood anxiously in the middle of the courtyard as three groomsmen tentatively approached her. She started backing away from them. They persisted.
We felt uncomfortable – should we intervene? Was she okay? The groomsmen began pulling on her skirts, asking for her undies. We were worried, she seemed to be struggling. Until…. she pulled up her skirts, and she was wearing bright knickers over blue tights – superman style. She whipped off her undies and swung them over her head as she ran around in circles. But then the groomsmen told her they need the REAL knickers – again she looked worried, backing away.
We felt uncomfortable – should we intervene? Was she okay? This time she really did look worried. She kept us sweating, until she pulled up her skirt, revealing another layer of superman undies and tights. This hilarious charade continued until all bridal party members were involved in a game of knickers-tag, and the undies in question were finally flung into a small fire.
To this day I don’t really understand what this was all about. I googled “burn knickers French wedding” and a series of other search strings that yielded little in the way of explanation, and plenty in the way of suggestions for fiery wedding night attire.
Please share your best tip for a couple on their big day: We really recommend that couples tell their guests that they want an “unplugged” wedding – where people switch off their phones, put down their cameras, and be fully present at their wedding day. Couples spend a lot of time researching photographers and choosing someone whose style they love – and when the aunty with the iPad pops into the aisle to get a shot of the kiss, she’s not only compromising the couple’s professional photos, but she’s also not watching and enjoying the ceremony. I want to be able to take a photo of your dad as he looks on proudly as you say your vows – I’m sure you don’t want a photo of him with a huge camera obscuring his teary eyes. Your guests love you, and they want to capture your special day for you, but tell them you want them to be able to relax and enjoy themselves, and let the professionals do all the work!
On a Sunday I like to: Sunday for wedding-workers is actually a Tuesday. On Tuesdays we like to go running at dawn, make green smoothies (with chia, bee pollen, and activated almonds), and read Kierkegaard. You know, or wear our pjs all day long, eat banana and peanut butter toast, and catch up on emails.
A secret no- one knows about me: One day I’m going to buy a farm so I can have ten babies and get ten cats and free range them all. Actually, this isn’t a secret. People can normally guess this just by looking at me. (“So, future crazy cat lady, am I right?”). When the One Fine Day girls told me about their One Fine Baby plans, I think I looked so excited that I alarmed them, and they had to nervously retreat. True story.
My celebrity crush: Dawson from Dawson’s Creek. HAWT.
The one song guaranteed to get me on the dance floor: Angelina by Louis Prima.
What can couples expect to see from me at One Fine Day: Well, with the benefit of hindsight, I can confidently tell you that the couples of the past could expect to see a lovely melon themed stall, with no photos displayed, just to lend us a sense of mystery. Ambiguity totally intentional, I assure you.
Make sure you check out Studio Something’s work on their website, in case you missed them at the fair.
One Fine Day Wedding Fair was a treat to all of the senses this year. With so many amazing vendors showcasing their visual delights, we also had something to tickle the taste buds. We were lucky enough to have three incredible caterers at this years’ fair. Each one offering a unique approach to food and its ability to draw people together.
Gallivant Catering brought their impeccable style and talent to the fair, treating everyone to delectable tastings. Gallivant are the perfect one stop shop for all of your foody needs on your big day. Whilst of course the menu is ridiculously outstanding, Gallivant has a focus on all the other aspects of your event, which is what makes them such a wonderful team to work with. From the floral styling, food presentation and the staff’s impeccable presence no detail is overlooked. And it all just works in perfect harmony.
Launched in November 2010 by Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan, ARIA Catering offers offers a tailored and elegant service for your wedding, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day. With menus created by Matt Moran and executed by Executive Chef, Simon Sandall, coupled with seemless service and professional management ARIA Catering creates truly memorable events and experiences. Not only do they serve up delicious delicacies they also offer assistance with all aspects of your wedding plan, from floral arrangements to entertainment and decorations; which was showcased perfectly at the fair.
Mario’s kitchen is a catering service driven by an aspiration to provide a touch of individuality to each client, with a tone of passion and creativity they deliver every time. Mario and his wife Liz are motivated by the beauty of raw ingredients and have a passion for creating dishes with a personal touch, each menu and dish will enlighten your mind and warm your heart. Their passion for food and its ability to create everlasting memories came through at the fair, with everyone passing their stall immediately becoming part of the family.
Make sure you have a peek at these incredible caterers on the website and see what they can bring to your big day.
What bride and groom doesn’t want to arrive on their wedding day in style?
We love the fun and quirky nature of throwing your bridal party in the back of an old school Kombi and impressing your guests on arrival. Even though these vans are synonymous with free spirited beach combers looking for the perfect swell we think they fit the whole wedding vibe quite nicely. Especially the uber cared for, polished and slick vans provided by Kombi Style.
American Classic Car Hire provides an exclusive collection of vehicles available for hire on your special day. Allow yourself the luxury of being chauffeured in style and comfort. American Classic Car Hire caters to your every need. Paying special attention to detail and with their eye catching fleet of American Classic Cars, your day is sure to be unforgettable (especially when it comes with a complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne, red carpet and a personal chauffeur).
Kombi Weddings is the premier kombi wedding car transport service in Sydney. They are committed to excellence and do not compromise on quality, maintaining their own kombis. They gave us a taste of their special treatment at One Fine Day in February, showcasing their beautiful vans around an aisle that can only be described as a taste of summer.
Australia In Style is an award winning company offering a luxurious experience driving to your wedding in style. Their collection includes classic , modern and stretch wedding cars with over 37 vehicles to choose from – including a rare Royal wedding car called ‘ Humphrey ‘!
It’s every boys dream to be Batman and ride in the Batmobile with their sidekick. Batmobile Australia, have made it possible to make half of this dream come true. The only 1989 Batmobile in the world available for hire, they offer an incredible transport option to you wedding that won’t be easily forgotten.
If you weren’t able to check out these amazing vehicles in person at the fair, make sure you look at their websites and daydream about the perfect chariot to drive you to your perfect wedding.