Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Eclective

Today my mum and I went to a unique bridal fair in Adelaide showcasing local venues, caterers and services without the stressed out, stuffy vibe of a typical bridal fair. The Eclective is "a curated showcase of wedding artisans intent on inspiring and enlightening couples to explore the options of personal expression within their wedding". The team behind The Eclective; Alia, Scott and Kristy, have created a truly inspiring and relaxed atmosphere demonstarting the best local photographers, designers and small business owners in a fun, open space. It was exactly what I was looking for, as a bride with no plans, no date and a head that needs to be filled with ideas. We sampled delicious macaroons, almond and tea brittle, salty caramel powder, the best beer in the state (McLaren Vale Beer Company) while I eyed off a few vintage dresses that just happened to be my size. I still feel apprehensive about commencing the massive task of organising (and paying) for our wedding, but now I know there are so many locals with the right tools for the job so I can create the kind of day that will be relaxed, enjoyable and reflect our personalities.

Inside the old Queens Theatre, a great venue for the event with rustic charm.

Such a beautiful old building to suit the quirkyness and idividuality of the artisans showcasing their services.

Photographer's displays
Amazing idea - hanging flowers in bottles.
Display for The White House in Hahndorf.


  1. oh my goodness. I want to go here. how often do they hold these things?! are you excited about your wedding at all? :)
    sometimes I find really cool ideas for my wedding online... and then I stop and realise I'm crazy. :D

  2. the next event is on the 19th of Feb, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter :)


  3. Thanks, I already have tickets!! :)