Romantic renovations

Showcase for new entrepreneurs
Showcase for new entrepreneurs

Mr Reid, who runs Aussie Lawns and Gardens, hopes to generate more work locally by sharing his portfolio of garden renovations and maintenance.

His wife will showcase her business, Rustic Romance, which she started after holding their own backyard wedding in March last year.

‘There was no-one that did anything affordable for home weddings,’ Mrs Reid said.

‘The notion of spending 20 to 30 grand on our wedding was just something that we couldn’t fathom.

‘We decided that putting our hard-earned money into transforming our garden for our wedding was a much better investment.

‘We now offer our gardening services and unique hire products to couples like us who want to transform their backyard into rustic fairy tales for their weddings or parties for other special occasions.’

Yanchep Beach Joint Venture is hosting the expo at Yanchep Central on July 19, and its economic development manager Jon Kelly said there would be more than 40 local businesses taking part.

‘These can be broadly categorised into tourism, health and fitness, entertainment, finance, home, car and personal services, business support and property and real estate,’ he said.

‘Most will be offering prizes, samples and giveaways.’

Mr Kelly said the Northern Districts Junior Cycle Squad would raise funds with a sausage sizzle and the Yanchep Volunteer Fire Brigade would hold a raffle and bring a fire truck.

Entertainment will include Peppa Pig live stage shows at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and rocket-launching displays by the University of WA and the Gravity Discovery Centre’s (GDC) Rocket Man at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

The GDC will also display toroidal vortex smoke rings, magnetic ferro fluid, a Foucault pendulum to show Earth’s rotation, a slinky free-fall experiment and other scientific demonstrations.

The City of Wanneroo, Wanneroo Business Association and the Yanchep Two Rocks Resident’s Association will also have stalls.