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August 7, 2018 0

Meet Our Girl Karen… 

Have you ever thought about the people behind the scenes of your special day? 

Here at I Do Events we are a small team of experts who love what we do and love where we live. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some fun facts about our fabulous team. 

When did you move to the Whitsundays & why?

I relocated to the Whitsundays 6 years ago from Brisbane for my husbands work.  Since moving to the tropical north, we have had two beautiful children and were married on Hamilton Island.  After the experience of our wedding I really wanted to work in the wedding industry.

What do you enjoy the most about living in the Whitsundays?

Living in a small community is such a lovely change coming  from a big city. Everyone is really friendly and caring.  Everywhere you go are bound to see a familiar face. Raising a young family I feel at total peace knowing support and friends are near.

Having two sets of traffic lights is bliss! Everything you need is a short drive from A to B however you do get very complacent living here. It’s not until you visit another town you realise just how lucky we really are!

How long have you worked for I Do Events as a Wedding & Event stylist? 

I started working for I Do Events in 2014 and took some time in between to have my second child.

I love being a mother but I also love to work so I couldn’t wait to come back! I really enjoy styling events around the Whitsundays. Every wedding is different and I am always excited to see what styling our clients have chosen.

Can you tell us about your role and what are some of your responsibilities ?  

I maintain and manage the inventory and stock room. Everything we use for an event needs to be packed, cleaned, pressed etc. I also need to unpack everything to make sure everything is returned the way it was sent out.  I also style the Weddings prominently on Hamilton Island, which is why my role is so important. Working on island locations makes it a little stressful if an item is accidentally missed.

Image @Brookmilesphotography

What do you love most about working in Weddings?

Knowing the joy that our hard work brings to our clients! Seeing all the elements come together on the day is the most rewarding thing about what we do.

What’s the most popular wedding trend or style at the moment? 

Tower Cubes and Pillar candles! Nearly every wedding I pack at the moment is pillar candles and cylinder vases. This style works so well at most venues and with any floral or colour.

Gold and White Styling Collection

Any styling tips or advice you can share with us? 

Trust your stylist! Especially with a destination wedding as they know the venues better than you do. Give as much information about your vision as possible so you are both on the same page.