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One Fine Day Sydney recap

Happiness for me is sharing with others what I love. Last weekend I got to do just that at the One Fine Day Sydney wedding fair held at Australian Technology Park.

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Photo courtesy of Chrissie Hall Wedding Photographer. Many thanks to the talented Steph from Sant Elia for the custom made outfit. I was honoured to wear one of your designs.

My stall was designed to reflect what my bridal work is all about. Partnering with brides in the lead up to their wedding as well as being there on the day itself to get them feeling beautiful and happy… and having fun along the way!

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My stall at Sydney’s One Fine Day wedding fair.

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With my gorgeous assistant Fiona. Thank you for enjoying the weekend with me and for all your tireless work.

Flowers were supplied by my favourite florist Oak & Linden who were also at the fair.

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My signature balloons were once again created by the wonderful Shannon from Born to Party.

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My favourite bunch to date, thank you Shannon!

In addition to meeting lovely engaged couples and future brides, I also got a chance to say hello to my neighbours.

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Moira and her team from Moira Hughes Couture.

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Simon, Gabrielle & Asato from Grew & Co.

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Len from I Love Wednesdays who kept us entertained with her dance moves.

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Lovely Karina from Hello May, one of the sponsors for One Fine Day.

And got to admire the level of detail and effort that went into all the stalls.

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The fair had a wonderfully relaxed yet exciting buzz about it. Couples could enjoy treats created by ARIA catering in the VIP area, peruse the bridesmaid corner, or even enjoy a little pampering with a champagne at the nail bar.

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The V.I.P. lounge area.

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Bridesmaid’s corner

New to this fair was the Bridal Showcase where brides had the chance to meet their favourite designers and try on gowns. Featured in the showcase were Moira Hughes, Karen Willis Holmes, Leah Da Gloria, Suzanne Harward, Sarah Janks, Babushka Ballerina.  Also featured in the showcase was lingerie by Bridal Trousseau and jewellery from Samantha Wills.

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And of course there was plenty of fashion to admire on the runway.

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Leah Da Gloria and Institchu

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Moira Hughes Couture

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Karen Willis Holmes

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The Babushka Ballerina

To all the wonderful people I met on the weekend, many thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share what Sonia Allen Make Up is all about.  Thank you One Fine Day for having me and congratulations on yet another fabulous fair.

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A wonderful celebration of when creativity meets talent and warmth, that was Sydney’s One Fine Day fair, September 2015!

If you are getting married and would like more information about my services, please contact me via the website.  You can read more about One Fine Day in previous posts here or find out when the next fair is being held.

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One Fine Bridal Campaign

A Moroccan inspired palace, a feast fit for a king, cake, flowers, gowns, suits, jewellery, stationary, hair & make-up…  No it wasn’t a wedding, it was where the One Fine Day campaign shoot came to life.  I was asked to work on the make-up and together with some of Sydney’s finest wedding vendors we created some dream imagery.

Behind the camera was Lara Hotz Photography
Styling and art direction One Fine Collective
Bridal gowns Leah da GloriaSuzanne Harward and Vera Wang
Jewellery Grew & Co and Samantha Wills
Suits M.J. Bale
Flowers The Sisters
Furniture and table decor Decorative Events
Catering ARIA Catering
Cake Sugar Bee Cakes
Makeup Sonia Allen Make Up
Hair Zada Hair
Stationery The Distillery
Models were Karina via AVA Model Management and Sam via Scoop Management.

Let the story unfold…

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Our beautiful shoot location.

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Karina and Sam our lovers.

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Furniture and table decor by Decorative Events.

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Food by Aria Catering.

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The hardest part of this shoot was refraining myself from eating this spread. It smelt as enticing as it looked. Torture!

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Flowers by The Sisters.

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Native beauties!

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This work of cake-art by Sugar Bee Cakes.

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Also had to refrain from eating touching.

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Stationary by The Distillery.

Who also do menus!

Who also do menus!

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Bling by Samantha Wills.

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And beautiful jewellery also by Grew & Co.

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Hair by Zada Hair.

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And make-up by me!

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If you are intrigued and would love to know more about the talented bunch behind this campaign, come visit us at the One Fine Day wedding fair taking place in Sydney on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September 10-3pm at Australia Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW.

“The fair will be full of inspiration, food tastings, sparkling on arrival, food trucks, a bridal runway show and the opportunity to meet the best and most creative wedding vendors Sydney has to offer!”
- One Fine Collective

You may remember back in February I had my first ever stall at One Fine Day and you can see the recap here.  This time I’m going for a new look, thanks in part to the many hours of manual labour by Mr Allen.  I have also found myself to be somewhat of a handywoman and now feel as confident walking into a Bunnings as I do a make-up store.

I will be giving away a free double pass on my Instagram for one lucky winner starting on Monday 7th September.  To enter just regram the image and tag @sonia.allen.makeup and @onefinedayweddingfairs as well as #soniaallenmakeup and #onefinedaysydney.

Good luck to the winner and I look forward to seeing you there!

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Sonia Allen Make Up at One Fine Day

Fist times can be… nerve-racking, exciting, suspenseful and exhilarating. Throw in some fun and creativity and this summarises the lead up to my first time as a vendor at the One Fine Day wedding fair in Sydney’s Australian Technology Park.

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There were months of PPO. Planning, Preparation and my middle-name, Organisation. You should have seen the folder with its colour coded filing system! The good people of Officeworks on Pitt St know me by name.

There were also many people who helped along the way. My thanks go to:

Talented stylist and assistant on the day, Orla Molloy of Elevate Styling – I can’t thank you enough for your vision, dedication and my new-found addiction to banana bread.

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Orla from Elevate Styling – stylist and visual merchandiser

 

 

 

 

 

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And also lots of fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphic and web designer Ben McArthur for all your artwork, website updates and for knowing when to say, “No Sonia, it doesn’t need a floral border”. You were right, you always are and that is why it’s been such a wonderful partnership for so many years.

 

 

 

 

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Photographer extraordinaire Tim Engelbrecht of Hello Sweetheart for your help putting together my video and for capturing the day. The only photographer I don’t run away from. I even smile!

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Sonia Allen Make Up at OFD 6Multitasking models: Moira from Moira Hughes Couture who also leant her boutique to film (couldn’t dream of a more beautiful space); Mel from Oak & Linden who arranged my flowers and Ash who had good chat!

Moira Hughes and myself on filming day.

Moira Hughes and myself on filming day.

Flowers arranged by Mel from Oak & Linden

Flowers arranged by Mel from Oak & Linden

Born to Party’s resident ballooner Shannon for the biggest bunch of balloons I’ve ever seen. Your enthusiasm is infectious and your creations can’t help but make people happy.

Sonia Allen Make Up at OFD 12Thanks also to Grain and Co for making my custom sign, Ashdown & Bee and Chair Hire Co for the furniture loan and my editor Fiona who even dropped by to say hello.

And finally to my family. My mother-in-law who sewed my backdrop, my sister-in-law who gave great advice and Mr Allen who is in need of lots and lots of beer. Thanks for all the support, I couldn’t have done it without you.

Highlights from the weekend included sharing my passion with so many people…

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All the excitement and happiness under one roof is a feeling I’ll never forget.

And hanging out with all my fabulous neighbours: In an Instant Photography, Bridesmaids Only, Pearlys, Grew & Co., The Cake King, Top Cat Catering, Savvy Brides, Wedded Wonderland and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

I posed in photobooths, “sampled” a lot of cake (when is too much!?), showcased my moves to Snoop Dogg (DJ’s choice not mine I promise, although I loved it!)… and I may have even ordered a little something from Viktoria Novak for a very special bride this coming September in London.

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Photobooth time with In An Instant Photography.

All in all, a top weekend! Thanks for having me One Fine Day. See you all next time.

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