Australia’s Brolly Dolly
A cupboard full of 100 umbrellas (after an unexpectedly sunny wedding) led me to become an umbrella-preneur. I realised there was a gap in the market for affordable and gorgeous umbrellas available at the last minute (no eight week shipping timeframes here!). That’s why I started Wedding Umbrellas Australia – so I could get umbrellas to wedding parties, photoshoots and events, even at the last minute.
I love juggling being a mum, a copywriter and a brolly dolly while attempting to hold on to some form of sanity!
For the past few years I’ve ordered larger and larger quantities of custom-made clear and white umbrellas from my manufacturer overseas. And I’m continually grateful for the positive feedback from panicking wedding parties when the weather forecast suddenly turns.
Hoping I can help you out with your wet or hot weather needs soon too!
Despite working full-time as a PGA Golf Professional, Scott is my invaluable Logistics Manager (I just gave him the fancy title to make him feel special!). He helps me to pack and drop orders off at the post office and generally make sure I’ve got enough stock to keep the business running.
Tim & Christine Wheeler
Operations Manager, Storage and Delivery Team
My dad, Tim Wheeler, is a professional photographer and my Operations Manager. He packs almost every order and gets them to the post office by 4pm each day to make sure the orders all reach their destination in time. He’s an invaluable part of the Wedding Umbrellas Australia team!
My mum, Christine, is the original multi-talented entrepreneur in our family. She’s run successful businesses in landscape design and floristry, as well as being a nurse and making Scott and I dinner every Sunday night. Without her and Dad, I wouldn’t have been able to run this crazy idea of a business for the past six years!