Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Real Wedding - Our 2012 Wedding of the Year ~ My beautiful & wonderful couple Anni & John - Crown Palladium


WOW What a wedding this was! 
In 2010, Anni's sister Michelle came to me, to help style & design her wedding at the Regent Theatre Melbourne. Now 2 years later the family came back to ask me, to help style another family wedding. I was delighted to have been asked again, and found this family to be such a gorgeous and beautiful family to work with. 



Video done by: a talented friend Richard from Proeye TV



Anni and I sat down on several occasions over coffee to discuss the colours that would be used, and how we could incoporate this the whole way through.


We did the entire stationery range for this wedding, from the invitation, RSVP card, place cards, ceremony covers & helped put together the bomboniere stands.







When it came to the flower bouquets, Anni wanted soft subtle colours in champagne & blush pink. I took Anni to my referred florist Paul at Lilypad Florist in Reservoir, where we sat and helped her design the bouquet from scratch. Even the bouquets had crystals through them the same as the invites & cake.


Anni wanted her windows of the church completely covered to reveal her entrance when she arrived. So I rolled up my sleeves, got the sewing machine out and sewed away to present a white curtain in her presence.





The reception was held at Crown Casino Palladium, and had a guest list of around 450. A very large & grand wedding.



Anni was a very precise and detailed bride, with myself having to source extravagant centrepieces tall with crystals, and choosing different selection of lighting over 2 hours at Crown Casino.


My team are always there to ensure the attention to detail flows through the entire room on the day.


The beautiful bomboniere stands were created by one of my friend's of the family. The sugared almond bags were all put together by Anni's mum & grandmother.


The cake was designed by Anni & myself-10 TIERS TALL!!!. It was made by the talented Nicole and her team at The French Lettuce. Anni had mentioned that she had driven past the quaint little shop in Carlton several times and had seen a cake very similar in the window and always thought, THATS THE CAKE I WANT!
We twigged the design slightly with incorporating crystals from the invitations/bomboniere to several layers of the cake.



When I went to Basil & Marcus at Centrepiece by Design, and described what Anni was wanting, they were there to help. With a styling session in their studio with Anni & John, we got to pick the right centrepiece. I also arranged a mock viewing on site at Crown Casino in the Palladium, to test with the lighting to ensure Anni was happy.



I wanted to say a big thank you to all the business's involved in making Anni & John's day so perfect.
It was a massive wedding to be involved in and design, but I enjoyed every minute with this beautiful couple xoxo

My team of referrals for styling this gorgeous wedding:
Photographer: Andrew from Astir Images
Video: Richard from Proeye Tv
Cake: Nicole from The French Lettuce
Centrepieces: Marcus from Centrepiece by Design
Flower Bouquets: Paul from Lilypad Florist
Bomboniere stands: Trish Brook
& of course myself & my team - draping at the church, curtains made at the church, all the invitations, place cards, ceremony covers & setting the design & theme.