from the editors
Recently we met with Cassi, the owner of Diamond Event Co. Her and her team are the Southwest’s leading luxury wedding & event coordination and styling company, specialising in statement pieces to give your wedding that bespoke ‘Wow’ factor.
Read on to find out more about Diamond Event Co, as well as Cassi’s tips and advice for planning your dream. Thanks Cassi!
Tell me about Diamond Event Co. and how did it all start?
We were planning our own wedding and the look we wanted to go for hadn’t yet been covered in the South West and would have cost a fortune to have brought down from Perth and Cam was already working in Events and loving the Industry, so we thought let’s bring our own style to the region and start working towards our future goal of being business owners. We have both come from High End Fashion, Marketing and Visual Merchandising backgrounds where we worked for the likes of Chanel and Prada, we knew we had an eye for this kind of styling and the motivation to do it. So why not give it go.
How did you get into the industry?
Cam had been in Events and Marketing through Redbull, then when we moved home worked for another High End Events company, where he found his love for the Industry and the lifestyle, which really was the draw card for the both of us as we were also about to become new parents to our first bub.
In your opinion what do you think the best way for brides and grooms to pick a colour scheme and design for their wedding?
Start with colours you love and work with a good florist or stylist/planner to match back a colour theme from there flower wise, then you can start bringing smaller decor to really bring it all together.
Currently, what is your favourite wedding style/theme?
We love a modern take on a french classic, elegant style of wedding, we drew our inspiration from French Chateau’s and the beautiful furniture that has been replicated to modernise this era of luxury, whilst still keeping an Australian version of this. This is why we introduced the Ghost collection to the South West, with our Louis XVI Ghost Dinning Chairs and Bar Stools, Marble Bars and tables. It’s becoming an increasingly popular choice for weddings. This is a timeless look/style that a bride and groom won’t look back on their wedding photos thinking I’d wish we had gone with something else.
What’s your favourite statement decor piece that Diamond Event Co. hire? and why?
Our Marble Service Bar, why? because this beautiful piece was custom built and exclusive to the South West as being one of a kind. This bar creates a luxurious feel and look to either a ceremony or reception and because of the marble colour palette, it can be match back to most colourways which make this statement piece so versatile. Who doesn’t love a bar and champagne!
Hire the marble service bar here.
What are your top tips for future brides and grooms currently planning their wedding?
Plan ahead, make sure your creating what you want for the both of you and not to please anyone else, it’s your special day and journey together, do you! don’t sweat the small stuff, no one will even notice on the day unless the Champagne runs out!
Pick your top three vendors you couldn’t have your wedding without and work on dates around them being able to work your wedding.
What’s your favourite wedding location in the Southwest?
That is such a tough one! There are so many great locations in the south West, we really are spoilt for choice. Obviously for us Fraser Gallop Estate and Sundance Lodge as this is where we were married and will always remain so close to our hearts. There’s the like of Credaro Celler Door, Esther Gardens, Aravina, Boranup Forest, Fairlawn Estate just to name a few. We couldn’t possibly choose one.
What’s the best part of your job?
Would have to be working along side the brides and Grooms to create there perfect day and seeing their reactions on the day. Also the hours are great when you have a baby who doesn’t go by the 9-5pm clock, it was the best way we both could spend time together as a new family and Cam wasn’t missing out on all the milestones.
Best advice for future brides and grooms.
Remember why your getting married in the first place, LOVE! It really is about the two of you joining together and celebrating your love together. Don’t over think it or stress yourself out about it, it’s only one epic day of the rest of your epic lives, have fun!
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