Maddison & Pride are an wedding planning company with a difference. Founder, Julie Pride, works closely with you to create a unique event, that reflects you. We got to speak to Julie about the benefits of using a wedding planner, and what sets Maddison & Pride apart from the rest.
Here is what Julie had to say:
Maddison & Pride was founded on a simple philosophy; to deliver the perfect wedding. The moments and memories you’ll cherish forever and an occasion that your guests will enjoy and never forget.
Whilst the main characteristics of a traditional wedding is still the preferred underlying theme for most people, the trend is to include a unique element – a ‘point of difference’.
At Maddison & Pride, we believe that the most effective way to do this is to style in a way that reflects the more unique personal style and representations of the couple.
This is really important and it’s not just about the tangible styling – you want your guests to walk in to your wedding and know it’s a reflection of both the bride and groom’s personalities. When styling a wedding, we like to consider what it is about you and your partner that your friends and family love. This could be reflected in small caring gestures like a pair of slip on ballet flats for weary feet. Or a scrumptious morsel of food late in the evening to refresh guests.
Lastly, the whole look should come together to reflect the bride and groom. While the wedding is enjoyed by guests, it’s also for you. Together, this should be showcased in your wedding space.
We believe the comfort level of the guests is an essential ingredient to success. Guests shouldn’t be overwhelmed by the styling. Being in the styling industry for over 25 years, I have seen tables so close together that congestion is inevitable. Also, overly-elaborate table settings overwhelm and distract guests. There needs to be adequate space at the wedding venue for the number of tables you will have. Wedding table settings and decorations need to be designed so that they don’t obstruct vision but do compliment the overall theme. Also, we believe in quality over quantity.
Maddison & Pride offer a unique styling approach for Brides. We offer luxurious table linens and chair covers that I design in my studio and manufacture locally here, in Australia. Each design starts with a vision of offering brides something luxurious and new for styling. I am passionate about how a room can be transformed. Spaces can look exquisite with beautiful table linens and luxury chair covers. They impart a sense of style and elegance that a bride can use alone or compliment with a simple flower centerpiece. Each design story that we produce represents the seasons and gives stylists and brides a exciting and new styling product to lift the look of any room or venue.
In my opinion, there are three main reasons why people should work with a wedding stylist. The first is experience. An experienced event stylist knows what works and what doesn’t. They know how to manage venues and suppliers and how to generate the best impact and value. On the day, they are the ones who can make it happen so that the bride and groom have a seamless, wonderful time.
The second is creativity. Being creative is the business of a stylist. Creativity does not stop at having the idea for the theme for the wedding. Being able to deliver that theme in the most effective and impressive way is the proof of a styling professional.
The third is maintaining your sanity. There are few occasions in the life of a bride, groom and families that are more emotional than a wedding. The stress that can be generated and the time required to deliver the event can test relationships. Professional wedding stylists and event managers take the stress and operational logistics away to ensure that the wedding is as stress free as possible for all concerned.