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Kathy & Jason – A Garden Party Wedding, Melbourne

High-school sweethearts Kathy & Jason were not only just gorgeous to work with, they’re pretty darn photogenic too! For most of the planning process, they were located in Perth, where they were both studying medicine, so Skype sessions and emails were the tools of the trade for many months. What can I say? These two were like the “dream-client” – great ideas, open to suggestions, full of fun and laughter, and really just enjoying the lead up to marrying their absolute soul-mate. *sigh*

When Kathy first contacted me, she already had a strong vision of what she wanted in mind. Florals, beautiful florals everywhere, and a romantic, soft feel to the day. A garden party inside to be exact. And the venue they had chosen, Carousel in Albert Park, lent itself perfectly to the challenge.

We set about creating a moodboard of peaches, pinks and whites (and the odd pop of green!) and a collection of items that they wanted included on their day, and pulled together an amazing team of vendors that truly went above and beyond expectations (and they were already high!). These kids knew what they wanted, and the vendors didn’t disappoint! We also held a “DIY Party” for their bridal party to get their hands dirty and create the packaging for the macarons they wanted to give as gifts to their guests. Such fun to host their fabulous and tireless friends at our studio!

It’s always a pleasure to work with genuinely lovely professionals who just love what they do, and Petra from Pomp & Splendour is one of these people. Her energy, enthusiasm and artistic talents were any wedding planners dream, and the day just looked gorgeous as a result. The canopy she created that hung above the dancefloor was one of a kind; rambling, romantic and soft. So dreamy!

Can we talk about these crazy good photos? Kate Robinson from Kate Robinson Photography is also one of those literally-lovely people, who was smiling the whole wedding – and it was a long day! Ably assisted by Courtney Horwood, these two gals captured the look and feel of the day perfectly, and seeing the day through their expert eye just made it extra special. Trying to choose just a selection to show you has been near-on impossible!

The cake was a thing of romance and beauty, not to mention yum! Thanks to Lynette from Cakes2Kreate, she was just a pleasure to work with, and created the cake that the couple envisaged. Gorgeous AND tasty!

Grandeur Films provided the cinematography on the day, and these guys were just awesome. What they’ve produced is a testament to their work, but also the love that shone throughout the day.

Here are some more beautiful images from the day. Such fun!

All hand lettering by the lovely Sharon from Envylope.

Thanks so much to Kathy & Jason for letting us be part of their big day. We were truly blessed to be able to work with such lovely people. Enjoy the next chapter of your lives together xx


February 13, 2014 - 10:33 am

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A Floral and Turf Backdrop – Photobooth Fun!

Is it weird to have a love affair with faux turf? Fake grass, astro-turf, putting green – call it what you will. I love the vibrancy of the green and the playfulness of the plastic. IT reminds me of 1950s tea parties and little white tennis shorts (Madame Brussels may have something to do with this image). Regardless, when Boothalicious approached me to create a backdrop for Kim & Graham’s Wedding at the Hiedi, and said the words “astro turf” – I was in.

The grandeur of the backdrop isn’t able to be captured in the booth shots (we just got so carried away it was a little big!), but it looks fab regardless.

It gives sort of an Alice in Wonderland vibe, combined with a whimsical garden party. And the colours just pop!

Check out the stop-motion video (what’s NOT to love about stop-motion!?) below from Boothalicious.

Kim + Graham from Luke Lornie on Vimeo.

The Backdrop Project – Sneak Peek….(or the cheeky tease)!

So, pretty soon we’ll be launching an exciting collaboration with the VERY talented and always-ready-with-a-good-joke Luke Lornie, photographer extraordinaire. He is not only a most sought-after wedding photographer, but also owns the rad Boothalicious – the original stop-motion photobooth  in Australia, with a huge range of options for your nuptials, party, corporate event or general fun-time gathering.

What we’ve cooked up are bespoke and ready-to-hang backdrops to help set-the-scene for your booth, and we’re going to let you in on a little sneaky peak today.

So here it is – one of our faves at the moment (please excuse the dodgy iphone shot!) – the geometric backdrop, perfect for a modern setting.

We’re whipping up selections make out of fabrics, paper, streamers – the lot! We’d love to hear your ideas and requests too!


July 17, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Mani - amazing!! can’t wait to see it in person 🙂

A Home Project – Before & After

I thought I’d share a little Creative Type home project with you all today, since the colour is making me feel quite happy and generous. If I don’t say so myself!

I do this a lot – buy old items on ebay or Gumtree, and refurbish them into (hopefully) fresh and usable furniture. I’ve done chairs, sideboards, trunks and frames.

This time – it was the humble bedside table that has been repurposed into an small entertainment unit. A place for cords and all the ugly boxes that come with technology. You may have noticed that I quite like a print and a pop of colour – so I combined the two!

Using painters tape, a ruler and a pencil, I painstakingly measured up the lines and painted the black sections first. After that, I decided it needed colour to pull it together, which resulted in the bright mint/teal I found in a $3 sample pot at Bunnings – woop!

It now sits loud and proud in our lounge, and I’m happy I’ve been able to add another bespoke item to our already colourful home.

I’d love to see anything ya’ll have made!

A Table Worth Setting – Crockery Inspirations

 I am a leeeeetle bit obsessed by table settings. For weddings, events, dinners, bbqs, breakfast… you name it – I wanna style it. I’m glad that my husband has the same desire to present every meal he cooks like it was to be judged on Masterchef (FYI – he’d ROMP it in with this year’s group…apparantly…). Regardless, together we can’t help but eat good lookin’ food at a good lookin’ table.

I am currently researching table settings for lovely client, and I’m constantly amazed at what one can do with the humble dinner plate. From different shades, hues and shapes, to stacking of colours and prints – there really is no end to how creative you can get with your dinnerware.

What I love the most is the effect a plate can create (and its associated rhyme). A pale pink sets a romantic scene, stacked contrasting colours of turquoise, white and gold creates a modern setting, whilst the vintage mis-matched style takes us back to bygone era. I personally love a delicate white plate, with the centre of the table allowed to shine. Throw in a runner of rustic wood and some clustered succulents and you have yourself a winner of a table – crisp, fresh and contrasting.

Any favourites for you?

On the board: 

Polkadot plates Unity Weddings, Mismatched Green  The Lane , Gold Plates  Inspired By This, Turquoise Colour stacking  Anne Hepfer,  White Plates  Tiny White Daisies, Pale pink – Kootation

July 17, 2013 - 9:12 pm

Mani - I love the turquoise, white and gold so much. I’ve been lusting after matte gold cutlery for a while now…

July 17, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Caroline - It was initially so hard to find! I was looking late last year and hardly anything was out there. Certainly more out there now – it’s on the wish list!