We are absolutely stoked to be starting a new segment on our blog!!! (***Insert dancing icon)
After filling our trash with thousands of ‘title’ ideas; we came up with this one 🙂 ‘Meet Yo’ Vendor’!!!! And as this cleverly coined name suggests 🙂 we will be casting a spotlight on some of the wedding vendors we have come across, that have absolutely rocked our world. Our main purpose is…to help y’all to find your dream wedding vendors…hope this series helps in some sorta way.
1st up from this series is one of Kenya’s finest wedding decorators. On the many occasions that we have worked with AURA we have always been blown away by their desire to go over & above & deliver nothing less than perfection. Their attention to every little detail is amazing, and their impeccable quality of work speaks volumes for itself. We took some time to ask AURA what makes them tick & why they are top of the league when it comes to wedding décor.
Below are the faces behind AURA . Fatema & her loving husband Tamim.
Q1. Why did you guys settle on doing Decor & not any other line of work?
For us it has always been the passion to create beautiful setups for couples who have a vision of what they want but do not know how to bring it to life, or even for those who couples who have no idea exactly what they want and are looking for some direction. Creativity has always been part of us, event design was just one avenue to bring it out.
Q2. What makes you guys stand out from the crowd of wedding vendors?
The wedding industry is really coming up in Kenya and there is a market for everyone here. What makes us stand out is probably the fact that we try and really get to know our clients closely by building personal relationships with them. We also use local materials to make props for décor and we always provide a unique and bespoke touch to all our events.
Q3. How did you guys start?
We started out with doing events for our friends for free just to gain experience and to build a portfolio. Word of mouth is key in this business and slowly we started getting work and here we are today.
Q4. What is the motivation behind your Decor designs?
We want to create bespoke designs for all our clients so that they feel special and the main motivation for us is to make it the happiest day of their life so as to leave an everlasting memory in all our couples’ hearts.
5. What is the biggest misconception about Decor?
Décor is not just putting together tables, chairs, colors and flowers. It is about designing and putting together a beautiful setup that is elegant, classy and memorable.
6. In case I need to learn about Décor, can you guys help? Or what would you advise?
Décor does not require any special studies, its all about creativity and should come from the heart.
Q7. Why the name AURA?
Aura is the distinctive atmosphere or quality that surrounds and is generated by a person, thing, or place.
We at Aura Event Planners aim to set up events that create an atmosphere of love and good feelings for all who attend.
We also create good feelings with our clients based on trust and respect so that they are sure that we will give them honest and exceptional work.
8. Do you do wedding decor only?
We do all kinds of events from corporate, anniversaries, birthday parties, hen nights, baby showers etc, from décor to full event planning and coordination.
9. 5 years from now?
In 5 years’ time we aim to change the face of décor and event planning in East Africa, becoming forerunners in the industry and providing international level setups for our clients.
Q10. In case I need you guys to do my decor, how do I go about booking you?
You can send us an email on email@example.com or call us on 0734446655. Once you have shared your dates and given us an idea of what you are looking for, and subject to availability of dates by us, then we will be happy to sit down and conceptualise your special day.
11. What is your biggest challenge as Decorators & running the business?
The biggest challenge is probably trying our best not to disappoint a single client and to maintain our reputation in the market. Each day is spent in trying to improve ourselves more and more so that we achieve our main goal and that is to make our clients happy.
Am pretty sure you love their work as much as we did….these guys rock!!!! in case you need to reach them or see more of their awesome work here are their contact details
Facebook Page :: AURA
Instagram :: auraeventplanners
Email :: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell :: +254 734 446655
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