Wednesday, 11 April 2012

S&B: - When good things happen to good people

Do you believe in Karma? Even if you don't, I'm sure you recognise that sometimes good things happen to good people. That was the case for Stella and Ben - one of our recently wed couples.

We showed you a sneak peak back here but thought it was time you heard more about their day.

Stella and Ben are good people. They work work for charity organisations, are passionate about the environment and when planning their wedding they were very conscious of making it sustainable - and not spending an obscene amount of money. In fact, for a little while  I think they questioned whether to have a 'wedding'as such at all.

Stella and Ben decided they'd throw a casual wedding in the park down the road from their house. But when we met them, I think we showed them that they could actually throw a kick-ass event for their family and friends, without turning it into the big white wedding they weren't interested in. We showed them how a few fun touches can create an event to remember - without deviating from who you are or what you believe in. And without blowing the budget.
They loved the ideas, we agreed to meet their budget - and it all fell into place.



Stella and Ben decided that they wanted to arrive at the wedding on bikes. They only live down the road after all, so cars weren't needed. Enter: Adelaide Easyriders. We found this group on facebook and contacted them about the wedding. This club was so sweet and so excited - that they offered to lend their bikes to the bridal party for the day. In fact, they went one step further and offered a bicycle escort to accompany the bride! AND it gets better.... all they asked for in return was a donation to charity. The charity Stella works for! Seriously. These guys came to the party - and it all fell into place.

The two photos above were snapped by one of the members of Adelaide Easyriders, Poch Amores. 

Next - photography. Stella & Ben were willing to cut corners here. They were happy with family members taking pics and didn't want to spend the cash on an overpriced photographer. Little did they know, a talented  photographer from interstate had heard about their wedding, was keen for some extra photos for her portfolio and happened to be in Adelaide for the week, so she offered her services. For. Free. Thank you, Figtree Pictures.
See where I'm going with this? It all fell into place.

Jump forward to a fortnight before the wedding. Stella's hairdresser cancelled the booking (!!) and Stella was left wondering how she'd obtain her 1940s up-do. Well... a little phoning around and we managed to get Gemma Vendetta (vintage beauty stylist extraordinaire) to squeeze Stella into her busy schedule. Again (say it with me now), it fell into place.  

Call it luck, call it karma, call it a great bunch of suppliers (we wont object to that).
Whatever way you look at it, good things happened for Stella and Ben.
And they are good people.
May they live happily ever after.


Pod & Pea provided hire and set-up of all items at the event:
  • 50m of white bunting framed the space where the couple made their vows. 
  • 20 picnic blankets were laid out, along with cushions for added comfort and little crate tables and picnic baskets. 
  • Cozy little lounge areas were set up for those that weren't able to sit on the floor. 
  • Lawn games provided entertainment for the guests - including croquet, bocce and hand-painted Twister on the lawn. 
  • 'Bev' our beverage stand made an appearance, along with galvanised tubs to chill their drinks.  
  • We provided all tables and linen for the shared plates that their guests bought in lieu of gifts.
  • A 'photobooth' area provided somewhere for guests to create memories of the day
  • We even provided all flowers for the event.
  • Most important to the couple - all cups, plates and cutlery provided were fully compostable and now live in their garden!


  1. truly memorable event for such a great couple. pleasure to have been there. thanks for getting us involved.