“Their wedding night was in all truth a thing of beauty: the splendour of the celebrations, the hushed intimacy of a private walk under the cryptic light of a large moon, the unexpected delight discovered in the reflection of a candle’s flicker in a decanter of aged wine…” Robert Coover   We have so many excited discussions in-house between our styling and catering teams- chasing the ideas that inspire us as caterers and as stylists, so we have decided to share these with you in a monthly mood board.   This month, in keeping with the trends of this season let us create a magical celestial celebration for you. Imagine an evening under the gaze of a full moon, a celestial installation of twinkling lights and candlelight, music and laughter intertwine, good food, fine wine and loved ones.   This look is all about the details, the weight of things,
‘Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance’ Coco Chanel   Carly & Levi Photographer- Jess of Brown Paper Parcel Celebrant- Modern Love Ceremonies As featured in Hello May https://hellomay.com.au/real-weddings/carly-levis-queensland-wedding-brown-paper-parcel-photographer-zimmermann-wedding-dress-bridal-gown-diy-backyard-wedding/   From beginning to end, Carly and Levi created an elegant and deeply personal celebration of their love. A creative dynamic duo, Carly is a wedding photographer (Carly Tia Photography) and Levi an illustrator and author of children’s books, their vision for their day unfolded with a minimum of fuss and an excellent result. Starting with a beautiful free range ceremony beneath the Springbrook National Park forest canopy, then drinks and nibbles at their Springbrook home followed by a lively family style feast for 25 treasured family and friends.  The whole event was DIY with zen like planning, a focus on keeping things simple and the importance of ‘having a nice time’ – special details added layers to the day-
Spectacular Byron Surf Club
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering…” The History of Love by Nicole Krauss   Many a love story has been sealed with a kiss and shared laughter at Byron’s iconic Surf Club. A destination venue set right on the beach in the heart of Byron Bay, when dreaming of a beachside wedding there isn’t a many better locations. Definitely greater than the sum of its parts, including a generous function room and magnificent deck, with awesome beach and bay views. No matter what style of wedding you have in mind the BBSLC offers a unlimited potential, a blank canvas bound only by your imagination; from the kick your shoes off, sand between the toe’s relaxed, boho cocktail affair through to a lavish formal sit down feast and everything in between.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery   Planning a Wedding- where to begin….   You want a unique wedding that is fun, intimate and memory filled? Simple, the cornerstones to achieving this are spectacularly good planning, intent and clarity,  besides that there really is no single right way to have a wedding. Our advice is to be the masters of your day and truly embrace the things you love, if you want to get married on a mountaintop- do it, want to have a festival celebration for 500- go for it, dream of eloping to Byron Bay and marrying on the beach by the light of a full moon- why not. Make sure that the things you plan to do, have a raison d’etre & remember the entire reason for the celebration is
Celebration Design 2019
‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different’ Coco Chanel   With the end of another year in sight, we turn our attention forward into the new horizon of 2019 and some beautiful directions in celebration design. We see a move to really elegant, poetic personalised celebrations. Generous and luxurious this ‘Classic with a Twist’ approach yields a relaxed, elegant and simultaneously informal space- creating a true sense of occasion and connectedness. Colours are taken from nature, neutral with a subtle hint of jewel- amethyst, emerald, ruby, topaz. Texture and layering are key players with luxe fabrics the focus; layers of aged linen, cotton velvet and silk, highlighted by subtle touches of weathered metallics;  gold, bronze and silver threading their way through the design landscape. Furnishings are also lending texture layers- cane, leather, metal and glass with shapes echoing mid 20th century, coupled with design classics such as
Wedding Festival Style
“Like two stars in the depths of the sky This gravity is just irresistible We spin around each other, you and I When I fell for you, I fell into your orbit.” ― Justin Wetch Does your spirit resonate with the care free, fun loving nature of Splendour or do the vast skies of Burning Man call to you. If you long for the magnificence of a starlit night- sharing moments with your hearts dearest, then maybe a Festival Wedding is the perfect celebration style for you. The charm of the festival wedding is that its low key, fluid format allows plenty of space for you to pop in experiences for all your guests, moments that reflect your own personal style. Open skies and festival vibes are definitely gaining momentum, and whimsical free-spiritedness may be the goal, but the true key to the success of your day lives and dies
Byron Bay Wedding
The foundation of visually unforgettable is lighting; setting the tone, creating atmosphere and importantly a dramatic first impression all hinges on perfect illumination. Lighting is your best friend when it comes to creating glamour- lighting is your foundation element, your event undergarments if you like! Even the most carefully considered table or coolest cocktail lounge will wilt and lose all its presence under the glare of bad lighting. The right lighting defines the look of your spaces, their uses and moods; from an intimate conversation space, to getting everybody up on the dance floor, maybe creating a convivial & engaging space for dining, or a super sexy outdoor room. Start by asking yourself- what are the important spaces & where do you want your guests attention focused? From a styling point of view, we would always advise tick the lighting box first. If you spend money on nothing else spend