I thought it was about time I introduced myself to you all as the organiser of Love Cherish Adore wedding fairs. Hello, I’m Susie……
I’m the wrong side of 39 (I may or may not be turning 40 soon **cough**!) and I came to live in Adelaide with my Husband and Daughter in 2012 from the UK which was a move we had planned to make for a long time. We had our visa’s all lined up and arrived only with our suitcases on a drizzly day in August with only a temporary rental lined up. No job, no home and no home comforts! We’d chosen Adelaide to be our new home for lots of reasons and I’m so glad we did. We love living here in Adelaide.
A little while later Hubbie thankfully secured a job, Daughter went off to school and our contents of our container arrived 4 weeks after we moved into our long term rental. The early days of sitting in an empty room on $7 picnic chairs from Kmart will stay with me forever but in a good way. It was all part of the journey! Fast forward almost 3 years and we now have 2 cats and a mortgage so Adelaide is definitely home now.
Love Cherish Adore was established early 2013 on the back of my experience as a vintage wedding fair organiser in the UK which was something I loved doing and dreamed may happen here in beautiful Adelaide. Talk about a dream come true!
I’d like to sincerely thank Sharon from Magnolia Press for her creative input in the early days. Sharon creates and designs beautiful letterpress stationery and handpainted signage so stop by her website.
Team Love Cherish Adore
Love Cherish Adore fairs are designed to showcase a wide range of modern wedding inspiration with a vintage and rustic twist which is so in keeping with Adelaide’s heritage and wineries. Exhibitors are handpicked for their ability to present to you a visual feast of ideas which is oh so creative and pretty. Like ‘Pinterest come to life’ said one Bride which sums it up pretty well!
I’m also passionate that the range of inspiration on offer is aspirational to all. There’s nothing ‘too cool for school’ about LCA fairs. Just beautiful and creative ideas in a humble, open and friendly setting.
I’d also like to mention how proud I am of the team of exhibitors who showcase with me. They go to extraordinary lengths to present this inspiration to you and it’s always such a pleasure to see what happens behind the scenes. Seeing exhibitors connect with one another, exchanging contacts and ideas. Smiling, hugging and having fun. It’s like a little wedding fair family that comes together with many exhibitors becoming valued friends.
Being local myself (we’re not far off getting our citizenship so I consider myself to be Adelaidean!), I try where possible to meet all of my exhibitors in person if they’ve not exhibited before and they all know I’m just an e mail or phone call away. I pride myself on my speed of response to everyone that enquires with me which shouldn’t be a point of difference in business however I know it’s valued. Sadly I know what it’s like to send an e mail and not get a response….it’s not cool.
On a day to day basis aside from being a Mum and a Wife, Love Cherish Adore is my full time job and a role I’m extremely passionate about. I spend my working hours within the SA wedding industry researching ideas, meeting new exhibitors, blogging and organising new fairs. By visiting or exhibiting with Love Cherish Adore you’re supporting local Adelaide based wedding vendors and helping them grow and thrive. I sincerely thank you for that.
Who knows, I may look to expand interstate but for now you can count on me to passionately support the local wedding talent we’re so very lucky to have here in SA.
I’m looking forward to presenting to you the 4 fairs I have over the coming months including the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and City plus of course heaps of local real wedding inspiration.
Bye for now!