With planning a wedding comes a to do list the size of Mount Kosciuszko. There are so many little details that are easy to overlook, but that’s where new Adelaide business es+elle comes in. Founded by close friends Stephanie Vidoni and Lisa Scali, es+elle is an online-based business specialising in personalised wedding planners.
The business has evolved from the duo’s personal experiences as brides and their work within the wedding industry, so they definitely know what they’re doing. Their wedding planning knowledge is extensive, and their Bridal Bibles are a stationary lover’s dream. Cased in neat white and customised to suit each individual, the planners feature prompts to organize everything from pageboy uniforms to the bride’s ‘Something Blue’.
We spoke with Stephanie and Lisa at the Saturday night launch party, and they emphasized the importance of making decisions on time during the wedding planning process.
“Weddings are booked well in advance and to make your dream wedding come true, organisation and being well prepared are essential details to get right!” The duo created the business to share their knowledge about planning weddings, while creating a gorgeous keepsake for brides in the process.
If the launch party is anything to go by, we think that Stephanie and Lisa really know how to plan an event. The party was hosted at Fine and Fettle, a new café and event space in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Soie Events expertly decked out the modern space, with flower arrangements from Hayley’s Flower Shop.
While sipping on champagne, we enjoyed a huge cheese and fruit spread by Fine and Fettle. And it wouldn’t be a wedding-related event without delicious cakes, macarons, and chocolates, courtesy of Adixions and Lil Miss Macaron. These girls know how to throw a party and they definitely know how to plan a wedding.
Each of es+elle’s perfect Bridal Bibles contain a 12-month timeline, every checklist you would ever need, inspiration pages, budgeting planning, and so much more. They’re designed to take the stress away from wedding planning, but still bring your dream wedding to life. We asked Stephanie and Lisa about their favourite part of the planner.
“The amount of information it contains to guide a bride on what to do from the moment she gets engaged,” they told us. “…. And the personalised cover, of course!”
We can’t wait to see what else this passionate local duo will come up with in the future. In the meantime, you can check out their bridal bibles here.
Photos by Kimberley Goodman