About

Accolades

Sugar & Spice Events has been named one of the Top 25 Wedding Stylists in the country by Modern Weddings magazine 2 years running, (the only Gold Coast company to be represented)

Creative Director Decinda MacDonald named one of 5 finalists for the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2014.

Voted Top 3 Event Styling companies in Queensland for 2015 – ABIA Awards

A finalist in the 2014 Brides Choice Awards

2014 finalist in ABIA awards

5 star rating and Certificate of Excellence on Easy Weddings

2014 Weddings & Events of Australia Finalist in Awards for Excellence

Our work has been featured in Womans Day, Gold Coast Bulletin, Get it Magazine, Cosmo Brides Best Real Weddings, Modern Weddings, Queensland Brides, The Styling Handbook and Real Weddings Magazine


Our Team

Decinda

Decinda

CREATIVE DIRECTOR decinda@sugarandspiceevents.com.au

Decinda began her event career at Aerial Angels Entertainment.  Decinda’s role was to create and produce shows and bespoke performance pieces for local, nation-wide and even international clients including high end shopping centres, theme parks, casinos and corporate clients.  After 9 years working in the scinitillating entertainment industry on the glittering Gold Coast, she had seen her fair share of theatrical corporate events and decided she wanted to make her mark on the industry she loved so much.

In 2010, she registered Sugar & Spice Events and with unrelenting passion, has been the driving force behind the company that has received national and international acclaim.  In a few short years, this award winning company has received coverage in notable magazines such as Modern Weddings, Cosmo Bride, Queensland Brides, Real Weddings and Woman’s Day.  Recently the company was named one of the Top 25 Wedding Stylists in the country, a huge honour.  Decinda also recently attended a master workshop with world-renown event designer, Preston Bailey in New York to further hone her skills.

Decinda has one foot firmly planted in the creative and imaginary world that she constantly draws inspiration from and draws great satisfaction from taking a blank space and turning it into a magical experience for her clients.  The accolades from clients are a true testament to the drive, dedication and love Decinda lavishes on each and every project.  

Recent achievements include being 1 of 5 finalists for the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2014, and also a finalist for the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the year award in 2014.

In the future, Decinda looks forward to producing large-scale charity events to raise funds for organisations she holds dear. 

 

Favourite TV Series:  Sex & the City…but True Detective is an obsession!

Favourite Movie:  Just one?  There’s Something About Mary

Favourite Food:  Mexican

Favourite past time:  Dancing

Favourite singer:  Beyonce

Dress Style:  ultra feminine with 1950’s flair

Kimberley

Kimberley

WEDDING PLANNER AND EVENT MANAGER kimberley@sugarandspiceevents.com.au 

Kimberley grew up in Sydney and had a passion for the arts.  After leaving high school, she enrolled in a full time performing arts course, where she received training that would assist her in the rest of her career.

Kimberley was predominantly a dancer and character performer, and these skills took her around the world.  Beginning her professional career at Warner Brothers Movieworld on the Gold Coast, Kimberley then gained cruise ship contracts with Carnival Cruiselines around the USA and Caribbean, and continued to tour in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.  During this time Kimberley was exposed to world-class events, and she realised that once her performing career was over, this was am industry she would like to pursue.

Kimberley has a passion for travel and has visited the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Greece. 

In 2013 Kimberley began her journey with Sugar & Spice Events and her outstanding skills in organisation and logistics are utilised as our senior wedding planner and events manager.  Kimberley has a detail-oriented focus on every project she undertakes, which ensures they are executed flawlessly.

In the future, Kimberley looks forward to her career as an event manager taking her around the world once more.

Favourite TV Series:  Scandal and Suits....but my guilty pleasure is reality shows like The Real Housewives

Favourite Movie:  Mary Poppins and Wizard of Oz

Favourite Food:  All of it!  But Greek is the best....

Favourite Past Time:  Sitting on the beach in Summer with a good book.  I will lay there for hours!

Favourite Singer:  I don't have a favourite, I like all entertainers in general.

Dress Style:  Sophisticated and Feminine


Niki 

ACCOUNT & CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER niki@sugarandspiceevents.com.au  

Niki is an exceedingly motivated account manager with eight years of high-level event management experience.

Niki’s background is in managing and executing high profile events, and business development.  Her drive and motivation has led her to be an award winning associate while servicing national and local hotel chains, retail and dining business and fundraising groups.

Niki’s strong entertainment and tourism network has led to positive long-term relationships with both current and new clients in the hospitality, entertainment and travel industries.

Niki looks forward to lending her talents to the Sugar & Spice team, and developing fruitful relationships with new and existing clients.

Favourite TV Series:  Seinfeld!

Favourite Movie:  Geez Louise…too many!

Favourite Food:  Cheese – I generally have 7 types of cheese in my fridge on any given day

Favourite past time:  Keeping active & healthy

Favourite singer: Depends what mood I’m in

Dress Style:  Corporate Chic

GISELA

ACCOUNTS accounts@sugarandspiceevents.com.au

Our beautiful Gisela graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor in International Business.  Having a passion for numbers, she followed up her degree with an accounting and book keeping course and worked for various companies before landing at Sugar & Spice Events.

Favourite TV Series:  I don't know Decinda....I don't watch TV these days.

Favourite Movie:  I haven't been to the movies in ages!  I have 2 little kids....

Favourite Food:  Japanese

Favourite Past Time:  Eating out in restaurants with my family

Favourite Singer:  Taylor Swift

Dress Style:  Modern classic

Christina

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

Christina is an integral part of our team, managing and coordinating our warehouse full of stock and ensuring everything gets where it needs to go.  She has been involved with Sugar & Spice Events in various roles since it's inception in 2010, and looks forward to a long future with the company.

Christina juggles her busy work week with her family and two young children who she is completely devoted to.

Favourite TV Series:  Keeping up with the Kardashians

Favourite Movie:  The Notebook

Favourite Food:  Greek, due to my Egyptian-Greek heritage!

Favourite Past Time:  Dancing

Favourite Singer:  LOVE LOVE LOVE RnB...cant pick a favourite.  Anything with a Motown sound.

Dress Style:  Can't be pigeon holed - I love leather, monochrome and edgy one off pieces