New online store is stocking up!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say our online store is coming together. I am keeping it open as I add new products each day so you can check back and see us grow! Whilst we will be offering the usual with Vintage style straws (our very own brand I might add!) along with exclusive ranges of hand printed spoons, our very own printed calico favour bags and of course blank supplies available no where else!

Check out our ranges as they grow here….and make sure you check back real soon to watch our store grow!

Warmest wishes

Nicole xo

New ranges for Penny Lane Bespoke Weddings: What will be in store for 2013.

Whilst a creative can never give away too much, its always nice to share the creative process particularly when it comes to beautifully handcrafted designs.

David and I have been busy in the Studio building our ranges of Bespoke Wedding Stationery and Decor. As Designers, we are never ones to follow the crowd (we just can’t take ourselves there), so I can promise you the new year will bring a range that is Unique, cultured, colourful, yet retaining that influence from vintage and classic designs….

And…in true form, Nicole has been living the dream in sharing her love for creating a beautiful event with some amazing stylists, event organisers and even glorious publications. We are over the moon to announce that we will have an amazing platform to show off to you our Bespoke Ranges for 2013! Its going to be an amazing year!

Until then, we wish you all the very best for a safe, happy and beautiful Christmas Celebration and a Creat

Whilst a creative can never give away too much, its always nice to share the creative process particularly when it comes to beautifully handcrafted designs.

David and I have been busy in the Studio building our ranges of Bespoke Wedding Stationery and Decor. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue seems to play its hand in the portfolio coming to fruition. As Designers, we are never ones to follow the crowd (we just can’t take ourselves there), so I can promise you the new year will bring a range that is Unique, cultured, colourful, yet retaining that influence from Vintage and Classic designs….

With a restructure across both brands housed in our studio, we will be bringing across some of the products from the red elephant creative range (including those famous doily spoons) in an effort to align the products and the core nature of each business. Red elephant will then return to its roots as the paper art creative where it began.

And might I just add (with a whisper)…in true form, I have been ‘living the dream’ in sharing my love for creating a beautiful event with some amazing stylists, event organisers and even glorious publications. We are over the moon to announce that we will have an amazing platform to show off to you our Bespoke Ranges for 2013! Its going to be an amazing year!

Until then, we wish you all the very best for a safe, happy and beautiful Christmas Celebration and a Creative and Prosperous 2013.

Nicole xo

Meet the Stylist: Amanda from Red Wagon Events

The first time I saw Amanda’s work I was blown away with colour, movement, texture and fabulousness of a beyond beautiful Bollywood Theme. The detail and approach to such a colourful theme made me want to find out more about this amazing talent behind such a beautiful event.

Fast forward to not so long ago I received a message from Amanda…would I collaborate with her on a theme? WOULD I? As a creative specialising in event decor I am blessed with working with fabulous stylists who take my work and make it look AMAZING beyond the dreams I have when it leaves my studio. And so I felt privileged to be working with Amanda, who surely did exceed beyond these dreams once again.  (More about that fabulous and fun event shortly on my red elephant creative page, I promise)…

And so, today I am so very excited to share with you some other photos of Amanda’s styling as well as an insight into what it is that inspires her beautiful work, and how she manages to style it so fabulously and with versatility every single time!

Describe your style in five words?

Clean, balanced, versatile and detail driven

What has been your favourite theme/event to date?

Oh that is such a hard question to answer because I seem to have a new favourite each time I style a party. If I was really hard pressed to say one though it would most likely be my son’s modern geometric penguin party. Everything came together perfectly on the day and I love that I was able to take such a commercial theme (of happy feet) and make it totally unique and inspiring to others.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I think I find myself inspired by the simplest of details. A colour, a prop, a setting, anything. Take a step outside your front door and you really can be inspired by all that is around you.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements.

I would be totally lost without my milk glass cake stand collection. The smooth clean modern shape offers the perfect basis every time to display stunning desserts. My dream is to own the whole collection one day (I’m slowly getting there!!)

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event?

Mocking up. Know your set up inside and out. Not only can you edit from your initial vision but it really does lessen setting up time when you know exactly where each stand, dessert label will be going.

For more beautiful photos of Amanda’s work, like her page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/redwagaonevents

Bespoke personalised hand stamped tags for a wedding celebration

We were recently asked by fabulous stylist Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort to design a vintage influenced personal tag for a wedding celebration in Brisbane.

The brief was elegant, vintage influence, personalised with text from the client. The size was to be petit enough to fit on a small cube like box.

This is what we came up with. Each tag is hand punched, stamped and laced with satin ribbon for a quality result.

Meet the Stylist: Justine from Sensationally Sweet Events

 

 

Whilst Sensationally Sweet Events is a relatively new business venture for Justine, she has been working in events for years (as it turns out, we have crossed paths in our former lives, rather my former life in corporate events, Justine is still holding rank in a fabulous Surfers Paradise Venue). When you see her work, you can see that the years of industry experience has done its due course for establishing a well rounded and very well considered stylist.

I am a huge fan of Justine’s eclectic style. Her work lends to layers of decor, which is executed beautifully in telling the story of the theme. I love that she uses pieces out of context yet it all still seems to fit so perfectly, for example a frame as a platter or jellybeans to line the plates.

I really look forward to seeing more events from Justine and I hope you enjoy her interview as much as I did.

Describe your style in five words?

Experimental, instinctive, evolving, eclectic & organised

What has been your favourite theme/event to date?

My favourite party I have styled so far would be the girly bridal shower I styled recently for my friend Zoe. I am the mum of 3 young boys so have not had very much opportunity to “do girly” before. There was lots of pink & florals – heaven!

Where do you look for inspiration?

I get inspiration all over the place, definitely from admiring the work of other stylists on blogs and Facebook (I can get lost on-line for hours at a time jumping from link to link) I have also found inspiration for party props in the strangest places such as taking a morning walk and finding old pieces of fencing or strangely shaped sticks and wondering how I could use those things on an upcoming table. I am a tragic garage sale and op shop enthusiast too – I just can’t walk past the chance to make something new and unexpected out of something old

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements.

Hard to name just one! I guess I would have to say the humble old wooden crate – I own a few and have used them on quite a lot of my tables, I love them because they are functional in that you can sit things on them or in them, they add height and dimension to the table plus they have character and I guess they just suit my decorating style

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event?

Be organised! I am the queen of writing lists plus I often have the “bare bones” of multiple tables set up in different areas of my house for several weeks in advance so that I can determine what equipment I am going to use on what table and what else I might need to source (I don’t like leaving things to the last minute – it stresses me out!!)

For more info, visit: http://www.facebook.com/sensationallysweetevents

Photography Credits: Mr and Mrs Smith Photography