Tumbleweed Events went above and beyond for Kate and Rabeh when they needed them most; stranded on their wedding day without any wait staff. Tumbleweed had spent time styling the day leading up to it but when the worst happened, the Bride and Groom turned to Tumbleweed to help get their day back on track. We spoke to Tumbleweed about the day and what it was like to work under such pressure. The team managed to still pull together a successful and unique day for the couple that lived up to exactly what they wanted.
1. Your role in the submission? What did the lead up involve?
Tumbleweed Events set up the day from chairs, tables, arches, table centrepieces to waitressing and table service. We saved the day basically! The staff hired for the event did not turn up so we did the lot. In the lead up to the event we built two rustic tables and decorated chairs to be placed outside the Fairground Follies. We also hung lanterns and large signage however, this was unfortunately thrown together at the last minute as we were too busy setting up the tables for the reception.
2. What was the inspiration behind the day?
The couple wanted the day to be very whimsical and fun. The inspiration was Carnivale!
3. Location of wedding
The ceremony was held at the Royal Automatic Club Sydney and the reception that followed was held at the Fairground Follies St Peters.
4. Event date.
The day was held on March 28th 2015.
5. Who was the photographer?
Photos were taken by Sydney based Shots by Gun.
6. Are there any special details or stories we should know about your submission that make it extra special?
Probably, the fact that it turned into a bit of a carnival with so many things going wrong. I think Kate summed it up perfectly with her testimonial.
“Tumbleweed Events rescued our wedding day! I hired them to plan and style our wedding ceremony and reception space but when the worst thing happened – the wait staff I had booked didn’t turn up to our reception – Adam and Ruth from Tumbleweed Events stepped up and saved the day. We had an empty venue that needed to be set up for 120 guests and no one to set-up or serve guests. Tumbleweed took over and set-up all the tables, arranged the table plans, made the cocktails, dressed the tables with their amazing style, set plates, chilled and served alcohol, drinks, dinner and dessert. They worked until 2:00am to clean, clear and then pack-up the entire venue. Yet they were only hired to style the event! They went above and beyond and never complained once. Their only concern was making sure that the bride, groom and guests were happy. They did all this and still made the place look like a spectacular fairytale! I can’t recommend them enough.” – Kate
9. Which vendors were involved in the day?
Food Stuff Catering were fantastic they cooked all the food in front of the guests including a large paella and beef bourguignon.
Grant MC was amazing as well, he made everyone laugh and had lots of great stories.
Shots By Gun took beautiful photos for Kate and Rabeh to cherish forever.
Tumbleweed are a Sydney based events planning company and they’re available to plan your big day as well!