Thursday, July 26, 2012

Going Gatsby

The Glitz, The Glamour, The Mystery and The Elegance of The Great Gatsby styling trend is bringing a twist modern to the 1920's era. Picture fur coats, vintage headpieces, feathers, beaded tassels and fringing, YES!... We are totally obsessed with all things Gatsby.

The elegence of a Gatsby styled wedding is full of decadence and exuberance and should reflect an art deco feel. Art deco was remorselessly industrial, so do away with the flowery vintage theme of late and make a bold statement through repetition of styling elements and motifs and brilliantly shiny polished metals - curving geometric art deco lines epitomise the Gatsby aesthetics. 

The roaring 20's were marked with prosperity and optimism and this was architecturally reflected in the design of buildings and furniture so go to town on finding an amazing venue and fill it with inviting chaise lounges, mirrored side tables, gramophones and vintage tasseled lamps to create an atmosphere that conjures the feel of the prohibition era.

Want to give your guests a nouveau riche experience?...  how about adding roving cigar girls to surprise your guests. The more intimate wedding would be able to create the feel of a very private upper class dining experience with the use of a long banquet table adorned with tall candelabras and wooden victorian chairs or if bigger is better is more your thing then maybe the use of large round tables would do well in a large art deco hall or theatre - if you're really lucky you might just hit the jackpot a find a venue with its very own grand hall double staircase!

Another very fine detail of "The Great Gatsby" era was that it well complimented by the "Jazz Age". If you truly want to give your guests the whole Gatsby experience we highly recommend decking your reception out with anything up to a 10 piece jazz band which will have your guests charleston-ing the night away!

The perfect embodiment of that luxe party look can be carried through wonderfully into your stationary suite with stunning art deco topography and motifs.

Now girls... the fashion! The Great Gatsby era was all about progression and embracing the new and in the style department the 20's were shockingly innovative for the time. Think oh so femine slinky satin gowns, delicate beading and lace, plunging backs, cowl necklines, t- bar high heels and chiffon over jackets. Short locked lasses its your time to shine... preen those bobs of yours and crown yourself with a jewelled or feathered handband, headpiece or head dress. Adhering to your art deco styling with your dress and jewellery will complete your weddings overall look.

A bridal bouquet befitting of the Great Gatsby Era capturing the essence of the Roaring 20s and the coming of the Jazz Age is a bouquet of opulence with an art deco influence along with the contemporary design elements seen today. White carnations were a popular flower of the time and crescent shaped bouquets were also a popular design of the period. Wire structures add an element of newness along with the nostalgic feathers and fringing that have seen resurgence in recent times.


 Step away from the modern Limousine to make a vintage wedding day complete with a classic 1920's vintage car on the day.

The Great Gatsby... a wedding, full of prestige, elegance and style for the 1920's Bride and Groom of today!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Wedding Collective

Northshore Riverside Cafe played host to the 2012 Wedding Collective night of nights. The Wedding Collective team put together a fabulously styled and visually appetising evening. Our team worked closely with Amini Concepts, Epic Empire, Urban Weddings, Wedding Bling and the PR Girls to make the Wedding Collective an incredibly stylish event.

There were a variety of scenarios created throughout the venue with a Morocan styled table setting in the cafe, and an elegant and intimate sit down dinner option created in a private dining area.

The Romantic Beach Scene was complete with elegant Ballroom Dancers enjoying an intimate dance underneath the stars.

Some gorgeous gowns from Maticevski Bridal were on show during the evening with the whimsical Babushka Ballerina dresses.

For the men, was the Cigar Lounge where Wil Valor had a variety of suits on display, alongside the gentlemens bar.  

The furniture was fitting alongside the crystal drapped marquee walls and glossy checkered dance floor.

Jade from Wedding Bling had some delicious sweets on display and guests were given the opportunity to take home some Homemade Turkish Delight and keep the divine little sweetheart crystal jar.

The innovative Cake Star Team created an array of wedding cakes for display as well as some delicisious cupcakes for the guests to enjoy.

There were some incredible floral designs throughout the venue ranging from intimate table arrangements to eco-friendly table runners and even some beautiful bouquets by the always creative Geraldine from Bouquet Boutique. 


Finally the partners of the event were able to get all dressed up ready to enjoy all their hardwork. Thanks to The PR Girls for making this such a successful event.

Photography by Stewart Ross Photography.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Real Wedding - Emma + Michael

We enjoyed working with Emma and Michael to create their industrial meets vintage wedding. Emma looked stunning in her George Wu dress. 

The Ceremony was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in New Farm and the Reception at Lightspace in Fortitude Valley. Photography by World renowned Jonas Peterson, who captured some beautiful moments throughout the day.  

Lightspace was transformed from an industrial warehouse to a vintage showroom for Emma & Michael's Wedding Reception. 


The Wedding Cake was produced by Gina D'Arcy's Cakes Actually and Flowers by the talented Geraldine from Bouquet Boutique.

A family tradition from Nana Mc'Call, with the offering of a Silver Teaspoon for the guest to keep and use for their tea and coffee.

The Stationery was designed by Invitation Station.

The new trend coming to weddings is the Polaroid Camera for guests to take photos with each other, write a message and in this case, peg it to a tree for Emma and Michael to take home.

Aria Catering created some incredible food throughout the evening but the Charcuterie Station was a hit accompanied by some roaming canapes, followed by a delicious banquet style feast for the guests to share.  

Something for the guests to take home -  a bottle of Homemade Balsamic Vinegar or Olive Oil with two material drink coasters for the guests to remember the evening.

Another beautiful wedding held at Lightspace, the perfect setting for the modern Bride.