Updated: Aug 20, 2021
Times have been undoubtedly tough, with the all too familiar yo-yo of lockdowns throwing challenge after challenge to an industry once thought stable.
It is in times like these that we at Love Above would like to shine the spotlight on some of our favourite businesses in and around Melbourne. From make-up wizards to the best DJs in town, here are a handful of vendors that you absolutely must check out!
1. Light Up Events Melbourne: Styling and Prop Hire
Family is a wonderful thing, and this notion is no greater emphasised than in the family run team of Light Up Events.
Specialising in light up lettering and event props, Light Up Events is the go-to one-stop shop to bring any occasion to life. A mainstay in Melbourne weddings, couples can be spoiled by the array of options in Light Up's arsenal, with media walls, cake tables, gorgeous arbours and more providing the penultimate experience in event styling.
Social Media: @lightupeventsmelbourne
2. NC Bridal: Bridal Couture & Alterations
A mother-daughter powerhouse, this duo is proud to bring over 30 years in haute-couture to the Melbourne wedding scene.
Amidst the plethora of bridal houses around, NC Bridal makes the leap above the rest by fully customising each gown to their brides' exact specifications, with their alteration service adding a sure-fire guarantee that your dream dress is the perfect one.
With a deep understanding over both aesthetics and functionality, NC prides itself in curating equally practical and jaw dropping pieces, allowing their brides to stun the crowd whilst confidently dancing the night away!
3. Amplified Entertainment: DJ
The brainchild of Melbourne's very best in arts and entertainment, Amplified does exactly as their name suggests- amplifying each and every occasion to be the best party you've ever thrown. Experts of reading the room, this team is renowned for their ability to react to the energy on the dance floor, ensuring the atmosphere is exactly as you want it from start to finish.
From the usual romantic classics, to fist pumping modern day jams, Amplified's wizardry over an extensive selection of genres is a sure fire hit to get the crowd going!
4. Dusty Dainty: Handmade Floral Pieces
Taking boho to whole new level, Dusty Dainty's 100% hand-made pieces are as unique as they are stunning.
From flower pins that hint at regality, to the most artistically composed bouquets, Dusty Dainty is favourite amongst brides seeking to complete their look with something straight out of a fairytale. A masterful display over tones and textures, these pieces are guaranteed to add an element of ethereality to any look!
Social Media: @dustydaintyau
5. Carissa Tan Make Up Artistry: MUA
Proficient over an array of brands, alongside her prominent understanding in skincare, Carissa is famed for her attention to detail.
Combining knowledge obtained in her time at the Academy of Makeup alongside the practical skills in glamming up countless of brides, Carissa holds the distinction of being one of Melbourne's very best make-up artists. Brides can be further assured in the longevity of their look, with the expert use of quality products ensuring the make-up lasts well into the reception hours!
Site: www.carissatanmakeup.com Social Media: @carissatan_makeup