Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

We hope you had a wonderful day full of food, family and fun! In celebration of Christmas here are images from our SA Life shoot with Sally from Poppies Flowers and Alicia from Akimbo. Enjoy the holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Coming up Roses

Absolutely loving these gorgeous images from over at Design*Sponge... What a fabulous signature cocktail for any girl to add that wow factor and memorable element to any occassion! We're thinking simply fabulous for birthdays, hens days, wedding receptions... endless opportunites for this feminine and delicious martini. Get the recipe here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Cocktail um oops... Merry Christmas!

The countdown is on & Christmas Party Season is well & truely underway! So we were very excited to find such fabulous freebies available featured on Restored Style for an inspired gift to get the party started. Get them here! from 'Hi Friend'... Can't wait to try these out!! Fabulous idea for any party any time of year really! Great work Kristen, Meg & Jen!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

All Set For Christmas... well the table anyway

Drum roll... So here's the result of the christmas styling concepts we developed for Sally of Poppies Florist featured in this months SA Style Mag. Stay tuned for more pics of our fab styling efforts as we have a heap of detail shots that we can't wait to share! We were also super happy with the brilliant stationery elements we briefed and commissioned Alicia from Akimbo to contribute check them out here...

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We have noticed a trend in the men wanting to become more involved in the wedding plans and are wanting to have a say in the look and feel of the day. There is no opportunity better for your husband-to-be to show his character at the wedding than in deciding what his groomsmen and himself get to wear... from striped socks to a cowboy hat, its the little quirks that make a wedding 'you', so successful!
1. Jose Villa Photography
2. Linda Chaja Photography
3. Jose Villa Photography
4. Jennifer Longaway Photography
5. Valeria Duque Photography
6. Millie Holloman Photography
7. Jason & Anna Photography

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

christmas merriment

this past monday night & tuesday was spent styling up a fab christmas spread for a photoshoot with the supertalented Sally from Poppies. With Christmas not far off now (- yay for holidays!! ) we thought we'd give you a sneak peek into the palette & style inspiration we collated for Sally & the shoot.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Memorable Marquees

In the spirit of the day we thought we'd share our two all time favourite Melbourne Cup Marquees... These are both absolutely fabulous examples of how the skills of qualified & talented interior designers can transform spaces into truely unique and memorable environments.

Both of these amazing marquees demonstrate clearly that event design is far more than just styling, choosing a colour theme and table decorations, these marquees exemplify design through their dedication to the attention to detail, the considered maniuplation of space and creating atmosphere through the innovative application of layering texture, colour, light, movement and object... yay for design!!

Check out what PTW Architects helped realise for Moet Chandon... could you get any closer to being inside a glass of champagne?
and we love this playful interpretation of 'The Village Green' in the Birdcage that Interior Designers Hecker Phelan & Guthrie helped realise...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Perfect Specimens...

Mary was indulged by her Mista Mista for hours when they paid a visit to the breath of fresh air that is the Port Elliot Show, among the exhibits was this simply stunning presentation of perfect blooms, each just one speciment per bottle. We think this is such a fabulous example of how a single,very simple, but repetative element can be used to create a stunningly beautiful impact. *sigh* ... if you want to see more of the show take a look here

OO! Brooches & Balloons!

who says bouqeuts have to be floral? we LOVE these fabulously playful alternatives...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oh Doily Doily Me...

Doily inspired details are popping up all over the blog world at the moment & will definitely be a beautiful detail flooding into weddings over the next season. These sweet little pieces of inspiration embrace the gorgeous lacey touches in a refined and sophisticated way without screaming nana, (from design work life, country living, martha & elisa).

We love the feminine & romantic connotations of the gentle & muted tones above, but if your after some colour and quirk consider punching it up a little & appropriating these fun alternatives.

Merci Madame

Head to Atypical Type A and check out the amazing new letterpress stationery line Alicia has developed for Akimbo... LOVE love love it! & we can't wait to see the cake buffet for more of these divine doily cookies! So in love with these doily cookies, & love how you carried through the palette you used in the invites into the food styling - Awesome work A!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sneak Peek - Af & Frankie

Yay! Congratulations Afrulla & Frank!! We hope you enjoyed your day & celebrating with all your family & friends... here is a sneak peek from when we bumped into the beautiful bride while collecting lavendar from her garden and us in the very early stages of styling up the reception venue... Af we can't wait to see your amazing professional photos by Shona!

one year on - delighting in the details

As promised last week, here's a little indulgence (mostly on the part of M hehe!) Appropriately timed of course as Mary celebrates her first wedding anniversary with H... it was lovely to smile over these details again, the year has gone so quickly!
One truth every couple discovers is how quickly the wedding day goes & no doubt one of the pieces of advice any couple gets is to just take it all in as much as possible and enjoy every moment, and from our experience this couldn't be more true. For those walking, stepping, running, jumping or dancing down the aisle anytime in the future, make sure that you set aside several occassions, they only have to be 5 minutes here or there, throughout the day where you can take a quiet moment just to yourself and with your new mr or mrs, these will more than likely be some of the most memorable and imporant minutes you have on the day. Brett Hartwig of Allpics captured these wonderful little moments between Mary & Hamish just over a year ago nearly to the day, & Mary has loved looking back over her fave b&w's (here) too, that portray the casual elegance and joy of the day perfectly.