Events managers and stylists are fundamentally party planners at heart. It is so hard to keep up with thoughts of – do we need a planner and a stylist or a coordinator, and who does what job?
You’ve come to the right place, we do all of it and wrap it up in one tiny package that allows you to be comfortable with having all bases covered.
We can have as little or as much input as the client wants us to, we are essentially the glue that makes the events run seemlessly and effortlessly. It is a multi dimensional profession. Events today are all about exposure and experience. You can push the boundaries with fresh, dynamic and original ideas and a little bit of Pinterest obsessing. This is what we love. This is what we do. This is what we are good at. Putting visions to paper and then watching them come to life like a well oiled (but highly air-conditioned) machine.
Ngaire Hogan, Creative Director: My story probably started with my love of music, from my first job at Brashs record store as a teenager to eight years DJing in clubs in Surfers Paradise, to starting a dance radio station from a one bedroom apartment with nothing more than a mic, a case of CD’s and a passion for seeing people dance and have fun. I moved from clubs and radio to artist management and internationally touring to festivals such as Big Day Out.
Completing my Degree in Entertainment Management in 2010 I knew I was on the right track to finally finding my passion. These events lead me to understand high pressure situations and to expect the unexpected, it taught me the importance of getting things in writing, remaining calm and always having a back up plan. Customer service was paramount and becoming a chameleon to all walks of life was essential to getting the job done. The thrill that I get when guests first walk in and the love that is felt when speeches are on, I get a buzz from it. Every. Single. Time. I’ve always prefered to be behind the scenes.
Events are my blood type, it's in my veins. When I planned my own wedding my love for events was exploding, the time, detail, thought and preparation that it took to plan was incredible and so exciting however on the day was another story.
Although it went perfectly; I got married! So many details were overlooked, table numbers that took months to make were no where to be found, the weather turned upside down and no one knew our wet weather back up plan, the venue forgot my walking down the aisle music, our page boys were waiting at the arbour and we had no idea they’d begun. When we returned from our bridal photos, I heard the music - The Wiggles were playing while our guests had canapes and cocktails, No kidding! Can you imagine my shock, I’m an ex DJ, it wasn’t funny. Our make up artist got lost arriving two hours late, my phone was ringing all morning with questions and concerns. The venue owner who I had dealt with through the entire process didn’t even show up on the day. All I could think about was stress.
These were minor things I know, but on the day with heightened emotions and so much change so quickly I felt overwhelmed. I wanted to relax and let go, but I couldn’t.
This sparked me even more, I wanted to make sure that no other Brides (on my watch) would go through similar unnecessary emotions. When you know what you know it’s so easy to not make the same mistakes twice, that’s how my love for on the day coordination began. I knew with my event experience I could run large scale events and after my wedding and assisting on countless others I knew this was what I am passionate about. I use to envy people that loved their careers but finally after a decade (nearly two! shhhh) I’ve finally found my nook. I’ve finally started to feel what it’s like to truly love and get excited about going to work.
The experience in night life and festivals has been such a blast but I’m not so good on recovering these days and my hearts been tenderised these past few years with the birth of my two Children, other things have started to interest me; food, table settings, cutlery, fabrics and flowers - words like grace and empathy and above all, love. I’m in love with love. I cry at everyones weddings (not my own) but everyone elses.
I love getting to know my clients. So much so that we become so much more long after the wedding day is over. I love merging relationships and creating new ones and above anything love to work and be surrounded by people who want to feel, laugh, explore and celebrate. Because life really is one big celebration and I’ll find any excuse to throw a party!