Getting married does not need to be overwhelming, especially with fab event planning and styling businesses such as the Gold Coast and Byron Bay's The Events Lounge. Keep reading to find out all about what makes them tick and ooh and aah over their beautiful weddings.
Introduce yourself and your business.
Hi, I’m Rachael. I’m the Creative Director and Owner of The Events Lounge. We’re a boutique event planning and styling business based in South-East QLD.
Why did you start your business?
I have worked in event management for over 20 years, it’s the only thing I know. Having spent many years doing corporate events, I realized that people + experiences are my passion and I really wanted to work with clients on a more personal and creative level.
What gap in the party market does your business fill?
There are many very talented people in our industry, however we are passionate about creating bespoke design concepts for our clients each and every time. We never do the same wedding twice. We pour our hearts into the process to ensure that each event has been perfectly curated to reflect the individual personalities of our lovely couples.
Why should you and your business be invited to a party?
Our greatest gift is our composure under pressure, our vast experience and our ability to dissolve complications before they arise. We should be invited to your next party or event if you seek a seamless, hassle free event with an effortlessly stylish design concept which completely represents your personal aesthetic.
What do you find captivating about the world of events?
Despite popular belief, events are not glamorous especially when working at private venues. There are many hours of moving furniture in extreme heat or torrential rain, the juggling of numerous suppliers and working extremely long hours. However, there is a moment during each and every event, when the guests are happily immersed amongst each intricate detail which we have loving created and we look around and our hearts of completely full. Its an addictive feeling. That and being able to see the transformation of an empty shell or field or car park even to something magical and beautiful.
Who are your go-to suppliers?
We are so lucky to work with an amazing array of extremely talented and supportive suppliers – it would be too hard to name them all. Some of our favourites include Hampton Event Hire, Lucas & Co, Bower Botanicals, The Palace & Co and Love-struck Weddings. We collaborate with countless amazing contributors, however we like to keep many of them as our secret weapons.
What is your go-to party tip?
It’s a cliché, but always be true yourself. If you are not “bohemian at heart” in real life, chances are a completely boho themed event will not feel authentic on the day. And if you love wearing neon colours then doing an all white wedding is not going to have the right vibe for you. We love working closely with our clients to discover the aesthetics they are drawn to, then combine these concepts with personal details to create an amazing experience that is a genuine reflection of their personalities.
What is in your party purse?
Our party purse is more of a party tub of tricks. In anticipation of every possible incident, we always have a myriad of tools on hand to quickly sort out any issue. From safety pins to ponchos and flashlights, our crew always comes prepared, so that our clients don’t have to be.
You are hosting a dinner party and you can only invite three guests – dead or alive. Who are they?
What is your go-to party outfit?
Anything in black - I’m happiest in chic relaxed outfits, with a statement earring and stylish accessories.
Describe your dance floor style.
I love to laugh and definitely don’t take myself too seriously, so I especially love daggy dancing to some good old school Rnb. .
What story will be told about you the day after the party?
That everyone had the most amazing day, that our team had absolutely everything covered that they want to do it all over again because they loved it so much.
Images as provided by The Events Lounge