Taking it to new heights…

No matter whether you are a mother, an aunty, a friend or a family member, we all want to do the best for the gorgeous children in our lives and give them everything we can, which includes beautiful and loving celebrations for them!
We are taking it to new heights.. we now get the luxury to create amazing birthdays, christenings and other events to celebrate these beautiful children.. and this doesn’t mean that your event has to be as big and luxurious as Michael and Kyly Clarke’s daughter’s christening or Teri Biviano and Anthony Minichello’s yearly Birthday events for their daughter.. it just means that with a bit of creativity, a bit of help and lots of love we now have the choices and ability to create something special for our little ones!

Take for example our beautiful clients (mothers and godmothers) lately who have created such beautiful features, dessert tables and lovely additions for their children’s christenings! They have been so gorgeous, and with the child’s name as the feature using our customised signage on our wooden pallet wall or hanging with a beautiful wreath, it really creates the perfect addition to any christening! 

And you may have noticed lately that whether it’s the initial of the child’s name or their full name featured over, on, or behind a dessert table it really is THE trend of the season, and the trend of christenings and birthdays! And we absolutely love it and we love that you all are getting on the bandwagon as well! We love the look and feel it creates and that it allows for the child’s name to truly be featured and celebrated at the event! 

So take a look at some of the pics below from some of our recent events, or on our Insta and come talk to us! If you want to create something really special but you’re not sure how, we can help you and would be delighted to bring your vision to life for your beautiful child!

Until next time..

Michelle and Joanna x

It’s a wrap…

What a year 2016 has been…

And we have enjoyed every single minute of it!

We started our business from the ground up this year and we have learnt a hell of a lot along the way, but it has been the most amazing journey!

We have had the best time styling and creating some really special events for you all, and there have been so many highlights! (Check some of them out below).

But most of all we get to do what we love, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you! So thank you so much for all of the support and for believing in us! 

A special thanks must also go to our families and friends who have supported us and helped us out so much this year, THANK YOU, you know who you are and without you guys we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have this year!

As we reflect on 2016, it gets us even more excited for 2017! We have so many exciting things to come for you all, so much more to give we promise you and we are just raring to go!! 

So keep your eyes peeled….

Thanks again and we will see you in 2017!

Michelle and Joanna x

Oh Baby….

Well there must be something in the water because we got to celebrate two beautiful mum to be’s over the weekend, and what a delight that was to celebrate them!
The first baby shower was for the lovely Sarah-Donna who had a vision for her baby shower and really took DIY to another level creating an event filled with colour, celebration and fun! She used our rustic table, props and gold and wooden stands to create a dessert table to complement her baby shower! Her cake was made by Delaneys Cakes and desserts by PH Bakes to top off the dessert table. Sarah-Donna we hope you had the most wonderful day, you looked beautiful and all the best for the upcoming arrival of your Bub!

Baby shower number two was a beautiful, and elegant affair that we were able to really get creative and worked with the gorgeous Kayla to create something really special! Kayla was so great to just let us be creative and style a gorgeous dessert table for her baby shower.. using our white trestle table and gold stands, vases, gorgeous ABC cubes, florals and candles we styled one of our favourite dessert tables! We just loved the style of this table and everything about it! The table also featured a cake made by Its Homebaked and desserts made by some talented family members. Kayla you were absolutely glowing on the day and looked so gorgeous! We thank you for your trust in us and we wish you all the very best for the arrival of Baby Felix! 

It truly shows that no matter the size or style of your event, or your budget, you can always add something a little bit extra to make it stand our from the rest! Both of our soon to be mamas had different styles and visions for their events, and with some great props and creativity it shows you can really create something amazing! 

Check out some photos of the baby showers below! 

Until next time…

Michelle and Joanna x

It was a weekend of celebrations…

We had a wonderful time providing props and styling for a number of events over the weekend.. from a Wedding, to a Bridal Shower to a 25th Anniversary celebration, we were out in full force and we have you to thank for that!

Congratulations to Stacey and Jason Hayes on their wedding which featured our Mr & Mrs Marquee lights and looked absolutely magical at City Beach Function Centre! All the best to you both, we hope it was an amazing day!

Our beautiful bride to be Dianna who celebrated her Bridal Shower, looked so gorgeous and we were able to bring a beautiful dessert table to life for her! Such a pretty and feminine set up featuring our personalised gold ornate mirror, gold cake stands, mirrored boxes and trays, topped off with a cake by Julie’s Cakes and flowers by Floral Pines Design Co. All the best for the upcoming wedding! 

And lastly, a special celebration for Woonoona Bulli RSL who celebrated their 25th Anniversary over the weekend! It was a fun filled and delicious dessert table with a rustic feel and a touch of silver and a gorgeous cake to mark the occasion. The dessert table featured our rustic table and wheel, with our wood slices, silver cake stand and silver candleholders to top it all off! Congratulations to Woonoona Bulli RSL on the anniversary!

Keep an eye out next week, there is more to come!

Until next time…

Michelle and Joanna x

The rise of the dessert table….

As you scroll through your instagram feed you are probably noticing lately that no matter what event it is, a birthday, wedding, christening, bridal shower or even a baby shower.. on the rise is definitely the ever evolving dessert table!

You may remember it all started a few years ago with lolly bars and candy buffets…? Well let us tell you that now we are into a much more exciting territory! Think amazing cake stands, trinket boxes, mirrored trays and risers, flower walls and features, candlelabras, balloon features, props and all sorts of amazing tables and consoles.. you name it and we can guarantee you that truly the options for your dessert table are endless! 

No matter how big or small your event is, or how simple or extravagant you would like your dessert table to be, it truly is the perfect way to impress your guests and bring some pazazz to your event!

And… our next big love for turning the dessert table on its head are the use of plinths! They are just bursting on to the scene and we have some coming your way, we are a tad excited and can’t wait to share them with you all, so keep your eyes peeled!

We love some inspo too, so check out these pics below for dessert table ideas and products in our range we have available for you to hire! So get styling and have some fun!

Until next time… 

Michelle and Joanna xx

Credit: Hope creations

Credit: Arabella event hire & styling 

Credit: Arabella event hire & styling 

Credit: Style my sweets

Credit: Arabella event hire and styling/Nu Florist

Credit: Arabella event hire & styling 

When a princess turns one…

Think floral, gold, pink and white, miniature crowns, desserts, balloons and the best kids table you have ever seen.. And you have the most gorgeous first birthday celebration for a little girl!
We were so in love with this birthday we styled for a beautiful princess who turned one over the weekend, it just made us wish we were kids again to experience all of it from their eyes…

The highlight of the birthday had to be the kids table of course, where the birthday girl hosted all of her friends to sit down and have a Royal party with the best desserts ever! Mini Pink glazed donuts, chocolate dipped strawberries, mini pink custard puffs and cupcakes topped with fairy floss… The BEST! 

And of course these delicious desserts were accompanied by a gorgeous pink gold leaf cake to celebrate her first birthday, and a gorgeous table set up with pink and white flowers, gold and white serve ware, personalised cookies for each of the birthday girl’s friends and lastly but not least gold miniature crowns for all the princesses!

But this first birthday was not all about the kids, the adults had their fair share of fun and deliciousness as well! The rustic grazing table was filled with delicious food and looked amazing with the help of a talented foodie who really made this table shine for us!

And let us not forget the main event which was the dessert station which looked absolutely gorgeous and provided so many yummy desserts for guests to be enjoyed! This dessert table included a floral feature, with large white and gold confetti balloons, gold cake stands and the most amazing cake for the birthday girl! (She is such a lucky girl, she even got two cakes!) Some of the delicious delights featured on the table and provided by Massimo Papa’s Pasticceria included mini eclairs, custard puffs, donuts, cupcakes, mousse cups, tiramisu and limoncello cups which were sooo good!

So all in all we can definitely say that this first birthday was fit for a princess and all her royal friends! And we are pretty sure that she and her friends enjoyed every minute of it..! 

We just loved styling this birthday and putting together all the extra touches that made this so special! 

Until next time all….

Michelle and Joanna x

P.s. Check out all the gorgeous pics below!

Up, up and away….

No matter how big or small your event may be, when you have a vision for an event… You can make it happen!

And the beauty of it is, it really doesn’t take all that much to create something really special..

All you need is a bit of inspo, some great props and a vision of what you want and you can create yourself a gorgeous event! And that’s exactly what we created for a beautiful little boy who turned one over the weekend.. 

Coopers first birthday theme was all about going on a travel journey.. In hot air balloons, up, up and away into the clouds for a bit of fun with his closest friends and family!

The event was created together with our client from an idea, some pics and inspo of a travel theme, putting our minds together and using a range of our rustic stands and vintage props, balloons, wood slices, jars of baby’s breath and hints of the colour blue, we were able to create a perfect birthday for a little boy! 

And of course to complement the setup we had a rustic style grazing station to display and serve delicious food to guests and a dessert table to display the cake and serve some delicious desserts created by the talented ‘It’s homebaked’ and family and friends.

But the highlight of the party had to be the kids table..! I’m sure anyone at the birthday wished they were a kid that day, they had the most fun, sitting on stools with gorgeous little crowns on their heads and yummy food to feast on like hot dogs, mini cheeseburgers and milkshakes.. They definitely stole the show and celebrated with Cooper to wish him a very big Happy 1st Birthday! 

It was truly an absolute delight to style Cooper’s first birthday, there is nothing else like seeing the twinkle in children’s eyes at a birthday party that makes this job so rewarding and makes us so happy to style events just like this!

No matter how big or small your event may be, magic can be created and you can take your guests on a journey no matter where that is….

Until next time.. But for now we hope you enjoy some of the gorgeous pics from Cooper’s First Birthday!

Michelle and Joanna x

Lights, camera, action…

We had the absolute pleasure of being part of the Villa D’oro Open Day over the weekend and enjoyed every minute of it!

Not only did we get the chance to show off some of our gorgeous props and styling, but we also got the opportunity to launch our new custom made marquee lights.. And weren’t they a hit?!

Our LOVE and MR & MRS lights are the newest addition to our collection and we just love them! They looked so magical at the Villa D’oro over the weekend and we were so glad we were able to show them off to you all!

Lookout out for some pics of our lights over the next month as they are already booked in and ready to go for weddings! We are so excited for the beautiful couples we met over the weekend to have them lighting up the room for their wedding!

We also had our gold cake stands and other props on show as part of a gorgeous dessert table.. Thanks to Delaney’s Cakes and All Occasions Flowers for helping us bring our dessert table to life! It looked so gorgeous!!

And of course we also had our beautiful rustic cake stands on display as well, with a gorgeous backdrop and wisteria supplied by the fabulous Maison & More.. We just loved it and the greenery looked so awesome with our rustic set up!

We were also able to show off another wisteria piece in the room, which hung just over the dancefloor and looked absolutely gorgeous so thank you so much to Maison & More.. There will be more wisteria to come from us, so keep tuned over the next couple of months!

But we have to say as much as we loved showing off our stuff to you all and launching our new lights, the best part of it all was getting the chance to meet some beautiful couples planning their weddings! We were so glad to meet you all and talk all things wedding styling!! Looking forward to catching up with you all again soon..!

And of course see below for some snaps of what we had on display on the day! Thank you again to Villa D’oro for having us, we had a great day!!

Until next time all.. Keep your eyes peeled for more to come from us!

Michelle and Joanna x

We just LOVE weddings..

It was such a pleasure to style our first wedding for a beautiful friend of ours, and for a gorgeous couple who were just so happy to let us style their wedding and bring it all to life for them!

We really wanted to create a rustic, romantic and elegant wedding for the bride and groom.. Using wooden pieces, barrels, jars, soft colours, gorgeous flowers, greenery and candlelight, we were able to do just that and bring the vision to life!

From the 4am start at the flower markets, to the creation of a personalised wooden backdrop, to the setting up of a delicious dessert table and the filling of dozens of jars with beautiful flowers and candles.. Every finishing touch and every detail is just so worth it in the end.. To see what we had created and to see the smiles on the faces of the bride and groom was just amazing.. That’s why we love weddings and that’s why we just love what we do! 

So we are very excited to share some photos of the gorgeous wedding with you.. We loved every minute of it and hope you do too!

A big thank you to Brooke and Steve for letting us be part of your wedding day! So much love to you both!

Michelle and Joanna x

It’s amazing how affordable styling can be…

It’s true… These days it really doesn’t take much to whip up a gorgeous little event, and if you’re doing it yourself it really can be very affordable!

Whether it’s a baby shower, a wedding, a birthday or any event, just adding a dessert table to your event for example can really add that extra personalised touch for your guests to enjoy!  And not only are dessert tables very on trend, they truly look amazing and it’s the perfect way to provide your guests with some sweet delights!

So you may be thinking is it really that easy?! Well let us tell you.. It really is! Use a table, a dresser or even a chest of draws and you have a start..! Add some of our cake stands like the ones below, a couple of extra props like our gold terrariums and some beautiful little vases of flowers or candleholders (don’t forget the desserts of course!) and there you have a gorgeous dessert table!

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Now you can make this dessert table as extravagant or as simple as you like but the point is you can really create something special just with an idea and some extra props to really impress your guests and make them remember your event no matter how big or small! And we sure love this idea!

So keep tuned to hear more from us soon and keep your eyes peeled.. As we will have plenty of other props arriving for you to view and hire soon.. And we can’t wait to show you!!

Michelle and Joanna x

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