Vibrant Spring colours bouncing from our studio table

This seasons spring colours are warm, vibrant and we are loving it. This week has been the week for HOT PINK, with requests for custom made garlands, tags, spoons and notelets. Other colours high on the hit list are tangerine, yellow and navy.

Don’t forget, if you don’t see your event colour palette in our online store, we just LOVE working on unique bespoke designs to make beautiful your special event!

Meet the Stylist: Monique from {Darling Details}

I love a clever business name, so when I saw {Darling Details} cross my path, I had to investigate further and I wasn’t disappointed. Monique’s work definitely lives up to her ‘Darling’ Reputation and is just one of the many words I could use to describe her beautiful style.

When Monique sent through her responses, she told me her background was in Corporate Events, Conferences and Tourism. On moving to Adelaide, Monique set up {Darling Details} to full fill the love for creating a space that has Wow Factor (Yes, I can completely relate to this one)! Whilst these days Monique’s work isn’t fuelled by the corporate dream budgets (uh huh, I remember those days too), this certainly shows no boundaries to the  quality and professional execution of Monique’s oh so stylish events.

Monique and her ‘Darling’ family…love this photo

Describe your style in five words? Unique, fresh, diverse, clean lines, professional.

What has been your favourite theme/event to date? 

To date it would have to be my Great Gatsby inspired dessert table. I loved reading The Great Gatsby as a teenage girl which I know ignited my passion to create unique events for people to enjoy.

I had so much fun creating this table for a wedding expo.  I was inspired by the decadence of the roaring 1920’s so by using black feathers, pearls, lace and mirrors I was able to give the table a nostalgic  feel with a touch of glamour.

Where do you look for inspiration? People, places, fabric, colour, fashion, props, books, interiors, the list could go on.  Seriously, inspiration is around us everywhere we look, it’s how we interpret inspiration that creates style.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous?

Paper! Paper is such a budget friendly resource that can instantly create a look. From gorgeous invitations and printables to paper fans, garlands, backdrops, props and unique DIY’s.  Paper is so versatile you can cut it, roll it, staple it, shape it, colour it, print it, design it. Love paper!

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

Don’t forget the toolbox! Hehe, I did this once and boy did I regret not having my fishing wire, scissors, 3M hooks etc at my fingertips.  Let’s just say I learnt my lesson the hard way.

To continue being inspired by Moniques Beautiful work, ‘like’ her page on Facebook www.facebook.com/darlingdetails

or visit her webpage www.darlingdetails.com.au

Mad Hatters

The details expend to every part of the event, by Darling Details

Meet the Stylist: Gillian Brown from Crumbs of Comfort

 

Baker and Stylist are definitely two passions which go hand in hand, so when you can combine your two loves into one business…well lets say your on your way to capturing a pretty good piece of the event market. So when I discovered that Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort was creating beautiful events utilising both of her passions, I was well impressed!!

We met Gillian earlier in the piece when she shared her oh so Yummy Rocky Road Recipe. And I was so thrilled when Gillian agreed to come back to the red elephant blog to share her secret to her fabulous styling. It seems Gillian’s talents haven’t gone unnoticed with another 13 events (and climbing) on her books for the next two months, Gillian is one very busy Girl!

Describe your style in five words? Delicious, allergy aware, clean, expressive, evolving.

What has been your favourite theme/event to date?

It’s hard to choose a favourite but I would have to say styling my Daughter Daisy’s sixth birthday.  She has anaphylaxis to peanuts and her friend has celiac, so seeing them enjoy a beautiful, delicious nut and gluten free table where nothing was off limits was special.

Where do you look to for inspiration?

I can draw inspiration from literally anything!  Fabric, cards, gardens, anything.  That’s why I ALWAYS carry a small camera, notebook and pen in my handbag.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous? 

If I had to choose my absolute favourite it would have to be, without a doubt, edible glitter.  I have it around 100 various colours and finishes.   My favourite is hologram disco violet.  Using fabrics to add textures is a very close second.

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

Organisation and communication is key to planning and styling a successful  party.

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DIY Friday: Make a paper fan

Paper fans are so versatile. They can be used layered or tiled for backdrops, to dress the front of your table, or adhered to a stick as a centrepiece, even hung from the ceiling on fishing wire. So when we spied this amazing paper fan backdrop we asked clever stylist Vanessa Morris from Little Pear Events to show us how to make this versatile decor element. What you need: 2 x Cardboard (needs to be rectangle) A glue gun or glue Disk for the middle

  1. Start by folding a cardboard sheet in half (from the short end), fold again and then again (this means when you move onto the next step each fold is even)
  2. Fold out again and then fold in a concertina (folding forwards and backwards onto itself)
  3. Repeat with the other sheet of cardboard
  4. Now is the time to get your disk ready, in this one i just cut out a heart and glued it onto a doily then onto some thicker card stock
  5. Back to the concertinaed cardboard, use your glue gun to clue down one of the edges then quickly attach the other to this so it from a semi circle
  6. Repeat with the other side and glue so you have a complete circle
  7. Now glue the disk to the middle of your fan (be sure to position the disk so the top is aligned with the edge that wasn’t clued, this was will ensure when your fan hangs in doesn’t fold open.