Michelle Maric of Sugablossom Cakes is a self-proclaimed dessert and cake fanatic. She is a self-taught caker, whose love for baking and creating began in her grandfather’s kitchen as a young girl. She learned very early on that food had the ability to turn bad days into good ones, that it makes people happy and of course cake makes it all just that little bit sweeter.
Sugablossom Cakes specialises in Wedding & Celebration Cakes with decadent chocolate based fillings and incorporating fresh fruits, homemade jams and caramels with no faux flavourings or colourings.
"We love creating everything from hand-painted edible art style cakes to the simpler naked cakes, semi naked cakes and rough iced designs with loads of gorgeous fresh florals that we source, prepare and place ourselves".
Our Process: Face to face consultations at The Collaborative are always preferred, however we are also happy to work via email where distance is an issue.
We love the art of creating stunning edible centrepieces, experimenting with fresh, vibrant flavours to complement our choice of couverture chocolate fillings.
We take inspiration from your choice of theme, colour palette and styling and incorporate elements of this into a cake design that is unique to you. It's pretty fair to say that we have "cake O.C.D" We're a little obsessed about the finer details; sharp edges, no round corners, no gritty buttercream fillings, no leaning cakes, no 'tacky' and no gold or silver uncovered cake boards. We ensure that our design details are flawless to deliver an end product that is not only picture perfect but tastes amazing too.
Areas of service: Sugablossom Cakes is based in Camden and services the Camden, Macarthur, Southern Highlands, Sydney and Greater Sydney Regions.
The creative mind of Skye Dillon is what makes The Makers Factory so unique. Growing up with a passion for Visual Arts, Photography, Gardening and anything her creative mind could come up with, is what lead her into making her passion into her career. Inspired by sharing her creative Ideas and techniques through training and development with diverse members of the community.
The Makers Factory was created with a single thought, of being able to share quirky creations and techniques with others, which is why The Makers Factory offers an emporium of ideas when it comes to creating, gifting, workshops and showcasing plants.
When it comes to weddings and events The Makers factory has you covered from wedding workshops to birthday workshops, wedding & event favours, living centrepieces, plus an array of unique living plant creations to styling your event. Most of our Living Plant products also double assouvenir gifts for your nearest and dearest loved ones to keep from your memorable day.
Our wedding workshops are perfect for the DIY bride at heart and a great new way to create your own wedding pieces and without all the fuss! From wedding favours, bouquets, centre pieces, chair dressing and flower crowns, just to name a few. The great thing about our wedding workshops is that all materials & equipment are provided, plus a styled grazing table including bubbly beverages. With the special touches that The Makers Factory provides it makes a special way to bring your bridal party, family & friends together to help you prepare for your wedding or event.
Our event workshop are sure to please people of all ages. From Adult and Children's birthday's to christening, a simple catching up with friends, baby shower and kitchen teas - any occasion really! All materials and equipment provided plus optional grazing or dessert tables including beverages. Packages can be tailored to your needs, budget and skill level. Workshops can be held at The Collaborative Camden Studio or at any requested location.
Our Process: Face to Face consultations at The Collaborative Camden are always preferred. Alternately we are happy for correspondence to be made via email and phone. For more information and all enquiries simply fill in our web form on our website.
Why Us? At The Makers Factory we pride ourselves on providing you with a high standard of customers service, no stress, with a customised approach to your vision, event & budget.
Areas of Service: Sydney & Surrounding areas, Blue Mountains, Macarthur and Southern Highlands, South Coast, Central Coast.
Cassandra, owner of Mali Flores, rises at 3:30am most weekdays and makes her way to the flower market. This consistently ensures that the most vibrant and fresh blooms are hers for hand-picking - something that is vital to Cassandra’s style and necessary to execute the most beautiful arrangements that her clients deserve.
While Mali means “small” in Croatian, there’s truly nothing small-scale about Cassandra’s talent and ambitions. Ever since the age of 5 she remembers she was always in the family garden, arranging blooms to give to her loved ones. As she grew older and gained more experience in the industry Cassandra started to discover her unique style. With continuous learning & improvement being a core value of Mali Flores, Cassandra has been able to perfect her natural skill at mixing, shaping and coordinating all types of blooms and greenery into superb, artful displays. The focus is on seasonal flowers and using basic design principles to create arrangements that are unapologetically natural and have a garden-like feel to them.
Her approach to design is about acknowledging and respecting the imperfectly perfect nature of flowers and paying homage to it in each arrangement. Whether it is following the natural curve of a stem to shape the arrangement or pulling a colour palette from one multi-toned bloom – each arrangement is as unique as the bride who gets to carry it.
Our process: Cassandra’s first question when responding to an inquiry is – “Are we able to meet in person?” An important part of creating someone’s wedding flowers is being able to get to know them and understand how they imagine their flowers. From here she will bring that out onto paper via descriptions and inspiration images (and of course Pinterest!). Cassandra can then create a tailored quote that will fit your style, theme and budget. If finding time to meet Cassandra is difficult she is always a phone call or email away.
Why us? With a high standard of customer service, Cassandra’s focus is listening to her client’s ideas and inspirations and turning them into their real life floral dreams.
Areas of service: Camden, Macarthur, Sydney, Southern Highlands, Wollongong & South Coast, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley.
Jason de Plater, business owner and principal photographer comes from a career background in graphic design and the cinema industry. Growing up, he had a passion for flying lessons at Camden airport, but later pursued his creative side by studying graphic design and advertising.
It was way back in high school in 2001 that he picked up a film camera and began thinking about how to make photographs, instead of just snapshots. Becoming a pilot and a projectionist appealed to his technical side of photography and the Gold Class cinemas experience taught the importance of customer service. Both skills have become invaluable when photographing people. Jason left his graphic design position to start a photography business in 2012 and never looked back. He has since created photographs for various companies and had his work published online and in print.
Warm, friendly and timeless photographs. We are inspired by the light and warm Fine Art style. With an ‘up for anything’ approach, we are excited to capture your unique story and all the fun moments throughout the day.
We encourage people to meet us as soon as possible at our studio in Camden. We view the process of wedding photography with a tailored ‘how we can help you’ approach. With transparent, simplified options to suit different coverage durations for couples. We offer a range of optional extras including photo books, albums and prints to truly preserve your wedding memories without compromise.
With a graphic design background, attention to detail is in our blood. We understand that some couples are not at ease in front of the camera and we employ special techniques to help you feel comfortable. We know that photography is one part of the experience of your entire wedding day.
We strike a balance between ensuring you get beautiful photographs, while also taking the time to appreciate each other on your special day. We have a way with giving direction for photos that allow you to have fun while also appearing candid. It’s our interaction that makes all the difference to help people feel more comfortable, resulting in better memories.
Areas of service Camden, Macarthur, Sydney, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, South Coast, Blue Mountains and The Hunter Valley.
Jason travels Australia wide and internationally as required.
You know that wonderful moment a couple shares when they gaze into each other’s eyes and everything around them seems to evaporate?
I love that. It’s why I do what I do.
I’m the kind of celebrant that likes to get to know a couple, and tailor a ceremony that reflects their unique personalities. You can have any kind of ceremony you want, it’s your day.
I like to make sure people feel relaxed and comfortable around me – especially when it happens to be on one of the most important days of their lives. I also love laughter and a bit of fun during the ceremony.
Together, we can create a ceremony that you will always remember and that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
Call or email me and let’s chat about your special day.
“Absolutely amazing. From start to finish Melissa went above and beyond to make our day exactly what we wanted. She was understanding of everything and had fantastic ideas on making our ceremony unique and fitting for us.” Courtney and Rob
“From the moment I meet Melissa I knew she was the celebrant for us. She felt more like a friend I had known forever. Melissa is personable, professional and has invaluable advice and support throughout the entire journey. Melissa created such a special ceremony for us and it is something that we will remember forever. It was relaxed and friendly and everything we could have hoped for.” Samantha and Brendan
“I would recommend Melissa to everyone!! Our guests have not stopped complimenting the ceremony, saying it’s the best they have ever been to. Melissa listened to everything we wanted and went above and beyond to make it perfect.” Kate and Ryan
Lauren Goth is a freelance Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist with over ten years of industry experience. Lauren has a passion for hair and makeup and specialises in weddings and events of all sizes.
Prior to freelancing, Lauren worked in a number of salons and alongside exceptional artists enabling her to learn and develop invaluable skills and techniques in both hair and makeup artistry. This level of knowledge and technique allows Lauren to tailor stylish, flawless looks to complement and accentuate features that make each bride-to-be as confident and picture perfect as she deserves to be. Whether your style encompasses a sleek and polished bun with a gracefully winged eyeliner; romantic, vintage waves paired with red lipstick or an effortlessly styled boho inspired updo finished with a flower crown, Lauren will create it for you
Lauren works with an extensive range of brands, including Era Face Airbrush Foundation, Makeup Forever Ultra HD, MAC, Inglot HD, L’Oreal Professional and Goodwill. Her range allows more freedom of choice and greater flexibility in catering for all skin and hair types to ensure that your look finishes the evening with you as beautifully as it began. Lauren is a qualified hairdresser and colour technician and also offers a colouring service to create the perfect colour to accompany your chosen hair style.
A trial of your chosen look is recommended prior to your wedding. This gives you a chance to meet with, and get to know Lauren before your big day, it is here that you will see your bridal vision come to life. Together, you will discuss all of those important details; from the gown, veil and headpiece through to your choice of colour palette and timing for your day to create a look that is true to your style and vision.
Lauren will be with you from the beginning of your day; working from the bride, through to bridesmaids, family and/or guests before returning to the bride for final touchups, photographs and placement of the hair pieces and veil. Lauren will be there not only to make you look amazing but also promises to make you feel relaxed and at ease so that you're able to enjoy one of the most important days of your life with an experience that is second to none.
Servicing all areas of Macarthur, Southern Highlands, Sydney, Illawarra, South Coast and the Hunter Valley.