There is no end to our admiration for companies that have grown from start up phase to become true Australian success stories. Stratco is one of those companies. What started as a small plumbing business in Adelaide in the early 1940’s has grown to operate for over 70 years to to be a leading manufacturing and retail supplier of quality construction and home improvement products.
Parties are fun…and the launch of something new is even more so. There’s so much excitement and buzz and shiny newness. That’s why we had big love heart eyes on all day as we were styling a chic cocktail party for the grand opening of the new Gold Coast Landrover Showroom.
The Argyle diamond mine in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia has produced more than 800 million carats of rough diamonds. It is the world’s largest supplier of natural coloured diamonds….and these were showcased in style at Calleija.
When South Sydney Rabbitoh’s star hooker Isaac Luke wed his teenage sweetheart Mickayela Watts, he did so in style. Originally from Brisbane, the pair chose to get married away from their Sydney home and went searching for a Queensland venue.
Held at Polly’s Country Kitchen on the Gold Coast, Steve and Bianca had a vintage inspired wedding ceremony that celebrated their young love. We used Americana Chairs and hessian chair bows, with our white carpet aisle runner lined with overflowing bottles of Baby’s Breath. Our rustic wedding arbour was a gorgeous backdrop for the couple to say their vows and our signing table with mis-matched chairs helped them make it official!
The glamourous wedding of Anna and Nima was a joy to create! Held at Polly’s Country Kitchen on the Gold Coast, it is one of the first weddings of 2014 and we are thrilled to kick the year off in such style.
The country vintage wedding of Naomi and Jarrod was a charming affair. The wedding was set on the private Currumbin Valley property of her darling parents that backed onto a mountain side covered with trees and with a river running serenely behind. Perfection!
Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale… This was one of those times. We began working with Annie and Geoffrey at the beginning of the year, and as soon as we met I knew it was a match made in heaven.
On a warm September day, Angel & Ilvana exchanged their vows in a garden ceremony at Polly’s Country Kitchen. An afternoon hail storm did nothing to dampen the spirits of these two Yugoslavian lovers, or their 150 guests who sang and danced from the moment they stepped foot on the property.
We were lucky enough to meet Amanda & Mike at the beginning of their wedding journey, and held their hands as their planners and stylists for 18 months. Amanda was a dream to work with, a stunning woman inside and out who had a clear vision for her wedding day that enabled us to create a modern fairytale reception.
We worked with Paige and Ken for months before their big day to plan all of the details that would make their wedding day perfect. We decided on a simple rustic inspired reception with jars of flowers and hessian details. Then a few weeks before the big day we decided to change it to something completely different!
Imagine a Disney princess movie, like the wedding of Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. That’s what I think of when I see the photos of the wedding of Sophie and Patrick. You couldn’t meet two nicer people, they are the kind of people you can’t do enough for. So of course, we had to ensure their wedding day was everything they dreamed of and deserved.
The wedding of Philippa and Tyrone was one of those weddings that I was looking forward to the minute it was booked. Philippa trusted us, and our design vision for her ceremony and reception, which enable us to style the celebration in a unique and glamorous way.
The wedding of Brian Jody was held under a grand silk lined marquee at Polly’s Country Kitchen. The colour palette was white and willow green with rich deep red accents. Crystal candelabras appeared to grow out of the tables themselves from a bed of moss with ivy twisted around the stems.
The wedding of Bonney & Ryan was a timeless affair, a vision of white & gold perfection. Held at Polly’s Country Kitchen on the gorgeous Gold Coast, the garden ceremony was nestled under a grouping of lychee trees. Our brand new box frame wedding arbour was decorated with satin and gold tassels, and our white chaise lounge and French Provincial coffee table were used in place of the traditional signing table and chairs.
WHEN THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD DOESN’T LEAD TO OZ As a professional event planner, when I decided to throw a charity event earlier this year I never thought I’d be writing a blog about how far off the mark I got things, but here I am … I’ve been sitting with this feeling for over […]
We just loved working with Taylor & James on their beautiful wedding. Held at Alawara Mansion on the Gold Coast, a beautiful garden ceremony featured classic white and vibrant berry tones, with Americana Chairs and shepherds hooks festooned with fresh flowers. Our eye-catching red chaise lounge was paired with a vintage wooden trunk for a signing table, and surrounded with golden pedestals and a simple white curtain arbour.
At the beginning of May we were lucky enough to be involved with one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious charity events, which was a gala hosted by the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to raise funds for their amazing animal hospital.