Having the right mix of suppliers is critical for your wedding day. They don’t just have to be fantastic at what they do, they also need to work in with all the other suppliers who come together for your big day. As a creative supplier working with a venue, the florist and stylist are especially important. We all need to be on the same page, know the theme, colour palette and placement of products.

However, we also need to have creative respect and understand how each other works – so that the end product is a beautiful collaborative masterpiece.  My creative brain is always going! As soon as I know the wedding theme, my mind goes crazy with ideas. Although, it is so important to me before I create something to put out to the market that I trial it first. How I do this is with a photo shoot. I find the right mix of suppliers, starting with the venue and the florist. We together then choose the colour palette and theme and after that my mind starts to visually create!

What new items can I make? What textures can I use? What props can I make to fit and how can I display it so that I can maximise the talents of the suppliers around me? Our last shoot was an Autumn theme, with earthy tones, lots of textures, very boho romantic and magical. It’s not about doing what everyone else is doing. It’s about creating something new, something that our couples look at and go “wow I want this”!

Your passion always comes across in what you do – and especially in the food world, your love is felt within the food you create. It’s the perfect mix if you get it right. There are so many wonderful designs to come, with another two themes in the process of being created right now.

Ms Zebra Says: What an incredible backdrop to shoot with some many great suppliers! Not to mention the incredible dessert tables!!! #drooling !

About Melina from Regnier Cakes: “As a child I was always a bit cake crazy, helping mum in the kitchen every chance I had. In grade 5 I entered my very first cake competition at my school fete. I selected the piggy cake from the famous Women’s Weekly cake book. To my surprise I won my first competition. After this I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do with my life.”