My desire is for the Akimbo blog to be a place where you can find everything you need to plan your perfect day, not just the stationery. And finding the right vendors is such a crucial element in this.
That’s why I’m very happy to be launching a new column here on the Akimbo blog today! I’m going to be stepping back and putting some of my fave wedding vendors in the spotlight for a Vendor Star feature.
First up is the styling and planning queen Victoria Cameron
. Whenever I’ve worked with Victoria I’ve been impressed with her professionalism, organisation and attention to detail. She is all about understated elegance, so if you’re after a classic and sophisticated look (without the seen-it-all-before factor) for your Queensland wedding, she’s your gal.
That’s enough from me, let’s hear from the lady herself…
Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your business?
Victoria Cameron is a full service wedding and event consultancy. We specialise in weddings and making those we are lucky enough to be involved in as personalised to each couple as possible. We offer a high level of service paying particular attention to the minute details and creating innovative design concepts for our events.
What do you love about weddings?
I love that every wedding I’ve worked on to date really has been different to the last. The couples are always so different so the style varies as does they priorities for the wedding day. It sounds corny but it really is an honour to be asked to bring a couple’s dream wedding to life and be involved in such an important and intimate moment in their lives.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Typically there are a lot of hours spent in front of my laptop. Researching, brainstorming, designing creative briefs and managing logistics. Of course there are also the creative days spent trawling antique stores and fabric shops looking for new products or approaches which may be able to be incorporated into client’s designs.
Tell us about a particularly memorable moment from one of your weddings?
It has to be my sister’s wedding in its entirety! I love being involved in such an important moment in my couples’ lives but to pull something together for someone I’m as close to and means as much to me as my sister was a really special moment.
What advice would you like to give to engaged couples planning their wedding?
Establish your budget and spending priorities early in the planning process and make sure you’re on the same page. If you’re not using a planner or stylist it’s also important to thoroughly research your vendors to ensure their aesthetic is in line with yours and also know that what you’ll receive is a high quality product. Oh… and don’t lose sight of why you’re getting married, particularly in those stressful moments!
What wedding trends are you seeing that you like?
I’m loving the burst of interesting linens that have been around lately. A mix of textures and patterns, a particular favourite of mine has been fully sequined table cloths paired with clear Louis chairs… pure heaven! I’m also loving abstract floral arrangements with a focus on ferns and fruits paired with antique crystal cut vessels.
What’s your favourite Akimbo wedding invitation?
My personal style is quite minimalistic so I am naturally drawn to the ‘Precious’ collection in letterpress (give me letterpress any day of the week!) but I do also love the playfulness of ‘Oi’.
What do you like doing when you’re not working?
Nothing out of the ordinary, I enjoy cooking, relaxing with family and friends and catching up on the latest magazines.
Isn’t this wedding gorgeous? The foral elements are particularly beautiful and I love the idea of a pie table instead of the traditional cake.
Thanks for joining us, Victoria!
Visit the Victoria Cameron website and Facebook page.