2022 Celebrate Conference Highlights
After 3 years I FINALLY had the chance to host the Celebrate Conference again on the 7th June, back at the beautiful Deckhouse Venue.
This day brought the industry together for a day of inspiration….networking…connection and learning
It was an event that was so needed….after the challenges of the last 2 years….to help support vendors in our industry to RISE up !
I’m so pleased to be able to share the stunning photos with you and all the details of this amazing day!
Thanks goes to Mary Ronis Events for styling this event and an array of vendors who gave their time and talent for the decor of this event along with supporting it and sponsoring it. Please view the vendor list at the end of this post for all the credits:
We had a range of amazing guest speakers for the day. Here is a few of them!
The decor for the day came to life thanks to a team of amazing vendors! Here are some of the team involved!
The theme of the day was RISE which was lit up in lights thanks to LIT Letter Lights, surrounded by gorgeous balloons by Balloons by Des. How amazing does it look from the back of the room at the stunning DEDES Waterfront Venue – The Deckhouse?!
Guests were greeted by an entertainer from Pistachio Entertainment and how colourful and fun does she look?!
On her tray she had all the welcome badges for our attendees – handmade in stunning acrylic by Lavorato Designs:
The badges had attendees names and business name and the design was created to link to the RISE theme and the sun rays design which was seen throughout the decor:
Our tables were beautifully styled by Mary Ronis Events to create a gorgeous place for our attendees to enjoy the day!
Starting with stunning table cards with beautiful gold foiling by Eve&Co:
Each place setting had stunning hand made keyrings by The Little Shindig Shop with fun tassels. These keyrings with the Celebrate Conference logo made beautiful mementos for the day:
We also had cookie mix bottles from Sweet Health with gorgeous labels by Eve&Co:
Each attendee was also gifted with an INCREDIBLE gift box by Complete St Co. More photos later of the details inside!
Silk Flora created beautiful floral centrepieces for half of the tables and Balloons by Des created gorgeous jumbo balloons on the other half of the table centrepieces:
Now to the backdrop which can only be described as MAGNIFICENT!! Mary Ronis Events created the concept for this stunning setup which executed perfectly by our vendors!
Belle Events provided all the gorgeous backdrop panels in custom colours. Eve&Co created a sun ray decal applied to one of the panels to work in with the theme. Lavorato Designs created the beautiful Celebrate 22 acrylic sign.
Pretty Bangin’ Balloons created the burse of colours with the stunning balloons
Silk Flora were the genius behind the incredible florals on the day and they were beyond stunning!
Just look at the stunning colours of these silk florals by Silk Flora!!
Mastello Creations created a true work of art with her cake and Lavorato Designs created the gorgeous cake topper. The details are truly stunning
This setting made the perfect photo backdrop for SO many photos throughout the day and our photographer, Jade of Hipster Mum Photography captured all the photos.
We had a special area setup with some of our magazines printed in hard copy for people to view and also to take photos of with any issues of the magazine they were in!
The ghost cart from Belle Events was the perfect setting to display the magazines:
Perfect Print Co created this STUNNING set of books showcasing Life’s Little Celebrations, The Celebrate Society, Celebrating Little Ones and the Celebrate Conference. How beautiful did they look?!
Such stunning quality and clear print by Perfect Print Co:
The area for these photos was created with a neon backdrop from Baby Got Backdrop Hire, a panel from Belle Events and balloons from Balloons by Des.
We had a thank you banner for our sponsors also created for this photo area and printed by Jo’s Signs by Design:
Our members enjoyed taking snaps here of their business inside the magazine!
The day started off with some mingling where everyone was in groups and had to follow each other on Instagram:
I then welcomed everyone to the event and thanked all involved and….one of my favourite parts of the day….I had everyone APPLAUD themselves for making it through the last 2 years. We really took a moment to acknowledge what we had achieved as an industry by overcoming the challenges and now being ready to RISE for the future.
Then there were the speakers which was such an integral part of the day. Although we had beautiful views to enjoy, and stunning decor, and food throughout the day….the day isn’t about the food and venue. The food is about the learning, the inspiration and the networking!
Wendy El-Khoury of Wedded Wonderland was the perfect keynote speaker to start of the Conference as she blew us away with her marketing tips. To be honest – this presentation alone was worth the cost of the conference ticket as she fit a whole days worth of knowledge into 1 hour!
After morning tea we had the amazing Racha of Willow Tree Events who is a true inspiration in our industry. Coming all the way from Melbourne, Racha presented on pricing strategies and instagram, and later in the day also ran an instagram audit session!
Throughout the day the AMAZING Sarah Osmotherly was the perfect MC keeping us laughing and entertained. Truly there is no better MC than Sarah and she created the fun vibe for the day!
We then had amazing PANEL sessions followed by 2 afternoon sessions by Racha of Willow Tree Events and Bianca of On-Point Planning Co.
On this panel we had Bianca of On Point Planning Co, Emily of Pistachio Entertainment, Dalia of Tiny Tots Event Hire and Alysia of Alysia Bridger events who gave us their thoughts on some hot topics in the industry and shared their ideas on customer service, social media and more!
The next panel focused on branding and some general questions and we had Andrea of Tutu Du Monde, Rob of Five Star Party Co, Kathryn of Event Law and Eliza of Copper Fork Cakes:
Throughout the presentations there were lots of laughs…questions….and lightbulb moments!
Every attendee walked away not only with inspiration, ideas and new connections…but a gift box itself worth the price of the ticket!
The gift box was created by Complete St co:
Inside many amazing vendors provided delicious and handmade items
It truly was an incredible day which we all needed after 2 hard years! So many have said they cannot wait until next year!
This day wasn’t about the food…the views…the venue….it was about the amazing speakers, connections and inspiration…and I know so many walked away with practical tips, new networks and feeling inspired!!
VENDORS: with special thanks to
Mary Ronis Events
Dedes Waterfront Group
Hipster Mum Photography
Florals: Backdrop and tables
Balloons: main backdrop
Pretty Bangin’ Balloons
Props: Backdrop panels, ghost cart, plinth
Balloons: Table balloons, garland around RISE letters, garland for photo area
Balloons by Des
Acrylics: Name Badges, backdrop sign, cake topper
Paperie: All design, Table placecards
Eve & Co
The Little Shindig Shop
Celebrate Gift Boxes
Custom Celebrate Books: Set of 4
Perfect Print Co
Cookie Mix Bottles on Table
Welcome Entertainer/Name badge tray
Neon backdrop panel
Baby got Backdrop Hire
RISE Letter Lights
LIT Letter Lights
Gift box contents thanks to: