The other week I went along to Daisy & Ray Get Hitched, an event that is part of the whole wave of alternative wedding fairs. They say goodbye to tacky bling, and there isn’t an inch of satin in sight. I’ve been meaning to get to one for quite a while (The eclective in Adelaide and One Fine Day in Sydney to name a few) but I just haven’t gotten round to it. But when the invite for Daisy & Ray Get Hitched popped up on my screen, I just couldn’t refuse.
Hannah came along with me for tonight, and we played future Mrs & Mrs for the night. It was at Higher Ground, and this was my first time back there in about 4 years. It was a gorgeous space, three levels decked out in beautiful wedding cakes, flower displays, dangling lights, and dessert tables. Neither of us were brides, and we weren’t likely to be anytime soon, so we were just soaking up all the pretty things.
If you were an actual bride (or possibly groom) I can only imagine that it was a real treasure trove of ideas and inspiration.
There were of course a few things that caught my eye:
- The cakes. Oh my these were stunning. My favourite would have to be the striking glitter cake that we saw as we first came in. Honestly I’m still not convinced that it’s edible because I’ve never seem edible glitter like that, but if it exists I want to know where to find it. Cakes were by Sweet Treats Cakes and Cupcakes.
- SmileBooth! Regular photo-booths are cool, but they’re also cramped, and not half as cute as this. The gorgeous husband and wife team who helped us pick out props and snapped our shots made the whole experience a lot of fun. They were just really lovely. Oh… of course the photos were lots of fun too. Plenty of moustaches, hats, and signs to choose from. Because it’s not a traditional photo-booth you can have as many or as little people piling in as you like. Photos can also be printed in a range of styles, including traditional photo-booth strips or polaroid pics. Of course SmileBooth aren’t just for weddings, but any event.
- The ceremony. Yes, there was an actual ceremony. You know it’s a good faux wedding when the crowd still manages to get a bit teary. ‘Daisy’ and ‘Ray’ played their parts well, and Cecilia White officiated. It was a sweet touch, and added something a little different to the whole affair.
Of course there was plenty more. Gorgeous wedding gowns, some great photographers, picture perfect styling, drool-worthy stationery and tasty macarons from Lil Miss Macaron. We left quite early, we were still heading on for dinner, but ended the night with a good chat to Monique at The Little Van that Could. Love her & her lemonade. She handed us our goodie bags and we were on our way.