Ester & Mark, welcome to the 2018 Midlands Bridal Fair. We are so excited to introduce you and your business to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
We’d love to know more about you and how you got into the industry…
Passion for a great party always starts with a lot of little things done perfectly. This is us!
We are a husband and wife team with LOVE as our boss.
We met in Jo’burg and worked together in the Event and Below-the-line Advertising business for five years. We decided to pack up and move to the Midlands 10 years ago. After being here for a year we realised it was a no-brainer to open a Wedding company.
We started Midlands Style Events in our dining room on the farm we owned at the time. We met with Brides on our veranda overlooking the beautiful green hills of the Midlands. Our dining room got too small and we moved to the Junction. The Junction got too small and we moved to the Lifestyle Sherwood Centre in the heart of Notties.
Mark and I are known for our natural hosting abilities. When our friends come for an overnight stay they end up leaving three days later. Our home is known as the best hotel – not that it is fancy, just that we make everyone feel welcome and they end up staying longer than planned.
What services and expertise does your business offer to clients?
Years of experience, personalised services and an obsession to create and dream with our clients.
Wedding décor and hiring service: We offer heaps of décor you can hire from us but we also offer a full STYLING YOUR WEDDING BEAUTIFUL service.
Wedding flowers and bridal bouquets: This is all done in-house. We source and style all the flowers ourselves and do not outsource this at all.
Wedding Planning: Planning with other service providers. We have handpicked, tried and tested wonderful service providers on our books – DJs, Ministers, Photographers, to name but a few.
Professional Co-ordination service: This is a full comprehensive service from prior to wedding, Wedding Day co-ordination and wrap up after wedding.
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about the work you do?
The end result and the look on the bride and grooms faces as they see the complete set-up.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
We are the ONLY big décor hire company in the Midlands. We know each and every venue and have worked closely with most, if not all. We have a very unique large showroom in Nottingham Road and Brides can visit us and touch and feel each decor item (by appointment only). We are flexible and you make the rules…
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
…you will have to wait and see… come visit our stand…
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“Two people, husband and wife, Business partners that will make your dream come true. Es you climbed into my imagination and made it a reality, not only was I blown away by yours and Marks professionalism but your personality, you were an absolutely pleasure working with, thank you for everything you and Mark did for myself and Chris. I still get Goosebumps thinking of the build up to our special day, these are memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. A friendship I gained from this was more than a wedding you helped designed and create it was nothing less than perfection, it was love. Your touch is magical, thank you.” –Tam & Chris (in an aeroplane hangar on a farm with a private runway)
“We had the Most Amazing wedding. Ester and Mark helped create a day that our guests called a fairytale wedding! The decor and flower arrangements were absolutely breathtaking! Thank you so much for creating a day that we and our guests will always remember! Your time schedule and co-ordination skills were spot on! There was not one issue that day! And we would just like to thank you both for the never-ending memories that were created that 3 September 2016! Keep making people’s days so special…. U are not good at what you do….. You are GREAT AT WHAT YOU DO!” – Melissa & Kyle
“As a photographer, it was an absolute dream working with you. Loved your organizational skills, punctuality and professionalism, and your vibrant personality kept the energy of the wedding going all day!! You are amazing Ester!” –Elana Schilz
“Mornay and I would like to sincerely thank you both for making our dream wedding come to life. You have helped us create a perfect memory, which I know we will remember and carry with us for eternity. You are an unbelievable team, who were able to accomplish the impossible. Living abroad I was totally unsure of how I will be able to plan and coordinate my big day in South Africa. I will never forget you said “We like challenges”, and I surely took you up on that offer!! You are both creative visionaries, with an eye for detail. Any bride who puts their trust in you, will get so much more than what they bargained for! You truly went above and beyond, be it the lipstick touch ups, large doors in the forest, lounge scene in the garden or even the mints on our bed with the rose petal heart on the floor. You took care of all our guests, and ensured all aspects of the big day ran smoothly and perfectly. Every single thing and moment was absolutely perfect! You and Mark are real dream creators! We met as strangers and left as family! I will be forever grateful for all your help, coordination, planning, stress, support and love on our big day! Lots of love the from one very happy bride & groom!” – Jana & Morne
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
Brides inspires me most as they come with their dreams and we have to for fill it.
Any upcoming wedding trend forecasts?
Loose romantic floral arrangements, natural tones but hey if you are an extrovert and you love colour then those deep bright colours are the thing! Don’t let anyone dictate … come with your ideas…
What advice would you give to Brides- and/or Grooms-to-be?
Let your wedding speak your LOVE for each other.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“We are only as good as our last wedding.”