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Hello

I am so excited to finally be able to follow this life-long passion of turning my flair and creativity into a successful business.

I’m Leanne, a stylist and self-confessed “creator of all things crafty”, a truck driver’s wife and a full-time mum of four children (even though the youngest is now18 and the others are over 21!). I was also a secondary school mathematics teacher and BOT Chairperson in my "pre-Elbee" life.

 

I have always loved sewing and creating and I love, love, love parties - but weddings in particular.

The other things I love to do is camping at Lake Benmore with our friends and family where we relax and water ski, and being part of the social side of all things netball with the Rolleston Netball Club and Golden Oldies. I also enjoy reading or gardening at home.

My Story

I guess my story started when I was a little girl watching my mother create beautiful floral displays working with brides on their wedding bouquets. I would sit beside her and get excited when she asked me to help wire flowers or spray mist her creations. I loved watching her as she transformed single blooms into wonderful bouquets or arrangements that were special to all of her clients. I particularly loved how she would listen to their dreams and then be able to create something unique for them.

 

I continued to nurture my creative genes through sewing, initially at school, and then later on by designing and sewing bridal gowns, bridesmaids or flower-girl dresses as well as many ball gowns. Then my teaching career took off, my husband and I purchased a trucking business and four babies took over for a while!

 

Now, after designing, styling and implementing a rustic theme at my eldest son’s wedding, I got the push I needed from friends and family to branch out into this creative business of Elbee Events (originally Elbee Evolutions). It is what I am loving doing today.

 

​I love being able to create as many of the decorations that I can.  Creating something stylish that reflects the personality of our clients is something I truly enjoy.

 

Nowadays, my heart beats a little faster when:

  • I’m able to help someone define their style, pull everything together to create that perfect table setting that is unique to them.

  • I get to bring an event’s theme together by sourcing or creating the individual products to get the details just right.

  • I get to spend hours trawling Pinterest (don’t know what that is? Never fear, I can help!) for those little things  like that amazing napkin fold that will complement the table setting perfectly.

  • I get the "WOW" feedback from guests attending the event.

I would simply love to be able to be part of your special event.  I can work my magic and take the pressure off you by designing your style, setting your tables for you, as well as arranging your venue decorations. Beautifully crafted bespoke decorations that are a reflection of you and your vision only enhance those special moments in time.

The decorations are just the icing on the cake!

Contact

I know you will have fun browsing our website - even if we don’t have what you are after we may be able to create it or source it for you.  

 

Taking a leaf from my mother’s book, we offer a free consultation where we can truly understand what you want and give you plenty of ideas to make your dreams come true. 

 

I know that together we can create something that is uniquely you.

Call us today, I look forward to working with you.

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