I do I do (Part 2) Getting Ready

Essenzia Hair and Makeup, La Toriana

Following on from the first Blog on I do I do wedding expo (part 1)  recently…we are going to share our experiences of behind the scenes. I must say, the delightful Melinda, “extraordinaire” and  fashion stylist was wonderful to work with  and helped in choosing the outfits on the catwalk to suit each little “La Toriana”  model.  Melinda is the “backbone” behind the event and amazing make up artist.  Melinda Keighran Freelance makeup

The I do I do wedding expo is a major event in Central Victroia and there are many great exhibitors and representation from many facets to do with weddings, and to help brides  stress less on their big day.  Here are some of the lead up to the major fashion parade which we were involved with, along with some amazing businesses too.

More and more brides are looking towards “non” traditional flower girl dresses and designer girls clothing for special occassions that the girls would be able to use again.  Lets face it… the traditional white satin does look lovely, however is costly and do they ever get to wear the dresses again?  Having the little girls dressed in unique designer dresses and outfits are totally stunning, captivating and the costs are normally cheaper… plus they can wear them to many different events and special occassions.

On the morning of the I do I do bridal expo the  gorgeous 4 little “La Toriana” models were pampered by an amazing business …   essenZIA mobile hair & makeup artistry.  Each little girl was beaming with excitement as their hair and make up were made up.

I personally would like to thank the essenZIA team… Cindy & Gabrielle,  they were gorgeous pampering our little models and made them feel special, look like little girls and was tastefully and stylishly made up.

If you are part of a  bridal party, you deserve to be pampered and feel beautiful on the wedding day.  The essenZIA  award winning team will come to you in central Victoria and Melbourne, as well as offer an in-salon service at “Tu To Per Te”  in Castlemaine.

“Tu To Per Te” located at 145 Mostyn St, Castlemaine & Essenzia Mobile Hair Artistry Bendigo or visit the website  www.essenzia.weebly.com  M:  0411 323 697

Bridget essenZia model Emerson essenZia Model Innes essenZia Model Matilda essenZia Model

The girls at essenZIA  were so professional I am so pleased they were allocated to do our models hair and make up…. could not find an easier, professional and friendlier couple of ladies!!!   THANK SO MUCH girls!!!

A quick interview with Cindy from essenZIA… this is what she had to say …


“Essenzia Mobile Hair & Make Up is all about giving our clients the look they desire, in the comfort & space of their choice! We specialise in wedding & fashion shoots as well as catwalk shows. We find most brides these days don’t want to leave their home or b & b to get ready, so we come to them! We travel all over Central & Northern Victoria, and anywhere we get asked to go. We use products such as Napoleon & De Lorenzo to give a quality and lasting finish.”

“The I do I do Wedding Expo Catwalk show was an awesome opportunity to partner with Elizabeth from La Toriana to showcase the stunning dresses & accessories on offer. The models were just so gorgeous, and the most well behaved we have ever done! It was fabulous to be able to help showcase alternative and unique (and in my opinion so much more beautiful!) options for Flower Girl wear. You could just tell that the girls LOVED wearing them as well. I can’t wait to work with La Toriana in the future!”

  ~ Cindy   (Owner, essenZIA)

The La Toriana models… they were so so excited.  They loved every part of it…  from their clothing, accessories and the whole buzz!!  Lots of photo’s were taken behind the scenes… mainly from the models themselves!  It was an absolute pleasure to have these 4 gorgeous girls model for La Toriana!

I love this pic of the girls taking photo’s of the girls taking photo’s!!

Girls essenZia and La Toriana Models

Please… join in tomorrow to see the girls do their “stuff” on the catwalk… its totally gorgeous and I am so proud of all of them.
I do need to thank Lucy… who did a wonderful job teaching them  how to do it all and making it all so much fun for them.  Also to Melinda, who was so encouraging of the girls (and of me), to the mums, for bringing them to the rehearsals, and on the day and being so patient and helping me get them all ready.
 Most of all…
a HUGE thank you to the girls…  they were all so beautiful and so professional and so, so ”perfect” THANK YOU

Some of the outfits you have seen here that the girls modelled.  Designers included:  Tea Princess, Bethany’s Child, Dolly Up, Princess ratbag, Tippie Toes Couture and Princess Allure.

La Toriana Kids Designer Clothing

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