Good morning people!
Today I would like to introduce you to another one of our lovely vendors Kristie Cameron.
She is an amazing mother to 3 gorgeous boys Mackenzie, James & Charlie also a much loved wife to Dugald; these guys are the crazy creatives behind Over The Top Events.
This super talented family specialize in equipment hire, event styling & they also throw up a banging marquee to create the ultimate pop-up venue.
If you go to Kristie with an idea of what you want for your day I can guarantee she will nail it! Or go a little "Over The Top". (Get it?!?) Her artistic eye, attention to detail & passion show so naturally in her work!
This is exactly what you need when putting 100% trust in someone that is going to style your event.
She has an incredible crew of hard working talented staff behind her who move all the equipment across the state.
Over The Top sprinkle their magic at homes or venues far & wide creating jaw dropping events that people talk about for years to come! The team loves the chance to crack open a beer when seeing the end result! *insert happy dance*
When asking Kristie how she got in to the business her response was "It was my silly husbands idea!" Seriously though, she was looking for a business where she could sink her creativity into everything the business potentially had on offer. The opportunity then arose to purchase an existing event business in Cowes, so they did & the rest is history!
Thinking that this would be a nice little side hustle for the family. Boy were they wrong. With Kristie's passion, creativity & drive for perfection, the turned business in to a thriving enterprise!
What Kristie loves most about the wedding industry is being able to meet so many different people along the way. Being able to travel to some pretty incredible properties in Victoria is also so much fun. Having the marquees, they get to see places that most people don't get to experience & it seriously blows them away! "When you find a hidden little corner surrounded by trees on the family farm, then you transform it into an epic wedding venue, there is something really magical about it" says Kristi
Kristie adores when couples are brave enough to go dark & moody. She loves when couples step away from all the normal traditional white, adding dramatic colours, lots of candles & heavy foliage! Kristy thinks she may have watched too many Disney movies but she loves a romantic fairytale wedding, inspired by dark colours & feels of the forest!
I asked Kristie what the best or craziest thing she has ever been asked to do at an event & here is what I found out.
In a brainstorming meeting with one of Kristie's gorgeous couples they came up with the idea of having them walk underneath a 12m suspended green arbour. It was like flipping a garden path on it’s head. It was a monumentus task, created by welded 4 x 3m mesh panels then spending hours (& thousands of cable ties) attaching fresh foliage to every inch. It took forever!! Also it was an extremely hot day which presented its own challenges, hosing greenery every 15 minutes to prevent wilting. It was so rewarding in the end. Seeing it up in the ceiling was one of the most satisfying things Kristie has ever done. The bride loved it! She said when she walked down (under) the aisle, it was like a beautiful gift custom designed just for her.
The few things Kristie likes to ask all her clients that helps her best understand them & what they want for their special day is simply "tell me about yourselves". What their guests are like, what is their idea of the ultimate night out, what vibe they want to create, what colours they love and what style they love. When you can capture the essence of who a couple are & what their values are, then the wedding is guaranteed to be a reflection of the couple themselves.
Kristie has seen and done so much, but the memory that stands out the most is a classic!
The staff created a marquee wedding for a 200 peron wedding in the driveway of a family home. It was a Sunday lunchtime wedding so she thought it would be quite the sophisticated affair. Later that afternoon, Kristie went past to check on how everything was going. She witnessed a dance floor jam packed full of people, every guest at the wedding jumping up and down in unison, then to see the bride crowd surfing! Kristie literally spat her coffee out in surprise! For Kristie it was by far the most incredible celebration of a marriage that she has ever witnessed, she still gets all the warm fuzzy feels thinking back to that day.
Kristie doesn't like to stick to trends she is more about thinking outside the box. There is more wow factor when you get to a wedding to see something you have never seen done before.
Kristie's best advice to couples in their planning phase is to not sweat the small stuff, she can promise you that on the day you won’t even notice them. Take the attitude that you are planning a big party rather than a wedding, then your relaxed vibe will flow through. Kristie however strongly emphasises the importance of listening to your vendors, they are the gurus! They know their stuff, they know the location, they have seen the good the bad & the ugly. Choose an awesome team of suppliers, take the pressure off yourself and let them do the work for you.
It’s your wedding day after all. ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT <3
Phone; 5952 1791