This is your chance to get to know the team a little better. We feel it’s so important that you feel connected to the people who are bringing your story to life.
Melanie – Owner & Event Manager
My event planning passion begun in the late 90’s when my family bought an event hire business. A life filled with planning and designing for parties, weddings and engagements begun! In 2018, I took my knowledge and passion to the next level completing my Business Event Management degree. This took me outside my box into developing concepts that were quite different. While these were all exciting ideas pushing my abilities and creative skills, I kept coming back to the same passion. So I decided to specialise in creating memorable outdoor private events. I love bringing people back to nature. Taking with us moments and memories and leaving only small footprints.
When I’m not busy helping others tell their stories and creating memories, you’ll find me in my beautiful Yarra Valley home. I am a bit of an eco-nerd at heart and love to spend my spare time in the great outdoors pottering around my ½ acre garden, harvesting from my vege patch and orchard or heading deeper into the wilderness to camp with my family. Within my region, we are blessed with some of the most stunning venues, vineyard and views that give me inspiration to help people to bring their special event or wedding to life!
Abigail – Words Wizard & Assistant Stylist
I love writing and reading, so when Mel (my awesome mum) asked me to start writing the blogs for SSE I was excited to help. Working behind the scenes of events and businesses has always interested me. I’ll gladly assist with styling and bringing your dream wedding to life as well. Bringing people together is something that I believe in. I can’t wait to help you make your wedding day memorable and special.
“You found love, You’ve got love” – Hwasa, (song: ORBIT)
When I’m not writing blogs and styling, I’m at my desk either writing or drawing whilst listening to my favourite music, K-pop! Or you’ll find me in the wilderness, exploring, camping, gardening, and swimming in the river at Warburton.
Tiarna – Event Stylist Extraordinaire
Weddings have always been my passion. I was always drawn to the amazing styling and décor of weddings, so much so that I styled my own engagement party and wedding. Since then I have styled many weddings for family and friends. I have wanted to be in the wedding business for years so when Mel wanted me on her team, how could I say no! My goal while being a part of SSE is to make your day look amazing and to be something that you remember.
Another passion of mine is in make-up artistry. I love being able to get creative and making people feel amazing. I am also a local in the Yarra Valley; originally from the Mornington Peninsula so I have a soft spot for a beach wedding. I can’t wait to be a part of your special day and bring your dream wedding to life!