What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a Pre-School teacher! That all changed when I did my year 10 work experience and they made me clean the whole time! I just wanted to play games and sing songs with the kids! So I gave up on that option. haha

What made you start your business?
I was working in a cards and gift store where we used to do gift wrapping for the customers with specialty ribbons and wrap. I used to get tips for my wrapping and I had regulars who used to come in and ask for me to wrap all their gifts. Then I started getting people who were asking me to wrap their wedding and christening Bomboniere… so it all started from there and now we have developed our business into Wedding and boutique party supplies, Hire and styling.

What’s the most outlandish job/party you’ve ever done?
We styled an engagement party at Summersalt Restaurant Cronulla and completely transformed it into a glamourous cocktail style night club with lounge areas in a beautiful modern but rustic beach feel. It was big budget for an engagement party with coordinating furniture hire, flowers, food and entertainment… but it was so much fun to do and we loved the finished look.

What would be your ideal party?
I love styling Cocktail parties, I just love the flexibility of them. I would love to do a cocktail style party in a romantic rustic look with many different food and drink destinations such as a grazing table on entrance with a cocktail drinks station then moving through the party to the main food table in the centre with many levels and choices. A champagne bar to one side of the room and a boutique beer station on the other… and finally at the end of the room a Chocolate buffet and dessert table to end with maybe a coffee bar as well. The party becomes all about a food and drink indulgence while mingling through each destination, meeting different people and creating great conversation!

What makes your business unique?
We are not just a store where you can buy all your wedding and party supplies, we custom make a lot of our partyware accessories and using items purchased in store along with our Hire range, we love to work with our customers to help them create the event they have imagined.

What do you love most about your work?
My favourite part is working with my customers to create the look they want to achieve… I love the planning/ideas process, tossing around ideas with my customers and coming up with a plan that works for them. Whether it is something we style for them or they do themselves, I love to see it right through to the complete event.

Who do you admire and why?
Generally I admire women in business that have built up their own business from scratch into a self-supporting, successful business. It’s hard work to get to that point and some of us don’t get there… My business is still building, so I hope one day soon that I will become one of these women that I admire so much.

Contact Belle Adorn
Email: melissa@belleadorn.com.au
Facebook: www.belleadorn.com.au

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