“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”
This quote has sat on the wall of our office for some years now. When I first saw it I felt like Aristotle himself had reached down through the ages, to touch me with his words. It was true in 322BC and it is true in 2016.
We. Love. What. We. Do.
I marvel at the beauty of sheer draping as it flows and falls. Laden banquet tables with perfectly symmetrical charger plates and towering centrepieces are thrilling. I fill my world with sequins and glitter and crystal and flowers, scented candles and gleaming gold cutlery. Cut crystal glassware and chic stationary. These are all of my favourite things.
Above all else, I just love setting tables. I’ve pondered on this many times and wondered why. I think it’s linked to me setting the table for family dinners when I was a kid, with placemats that had iconic Australian images on them. I always searched for glasses and cutlery that matched. Perhaps it’s because I loved my family, and setting that table in 1989 was followed by love and laughter with them.
For whatever reason, now I set tables for a living, and it never gets old. I look forward to our events for months before hand, imagining the details before they happen and the joy I will bring to people when they see their celebration for the first time.
For three years in a row now my love of setting tables has been recognised as one of the best in the country. What was literally an idea in a garage 6 years ago has grown into a household name in the Queensland weddings and events industry, and I am so proud.
We thank Victoria Black and Modern Weddings Magazine for the honour of being represented in The Styling Handbook as one of Australia’s Top 25 Wedding Stylists.
Thanks also to our amazing team, both past and present who get up early and stay up late to create weddings, parties and events we can all be proud of.
Here’s to you, and here’s to the years to come doing what we love.
Cheers! Decinda xx
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