Once in a while you receive a brief where almost ‘anything goes’. This was one of those events. When Emma from Bella Boheme contacted me to help her style her 40th birthday, the brief was ‘Do anything you like, just please keep it Bright, Beautiful and Boho’.
Taking place at the beginning of a very chilly Blue Mountains winter season, Emma was looking to the event styling to warm the intimate Lindsay’s Cafe. With 35 guests, the affair was intimate and the quaint, yet simple palette of the venue was the perfect place to make loads of impact.
We went to town with luscious florals taking the focus. A delicious drinks station and cake table styled with decadent fruits, florals and delicious vintage glassware set the stage for the treats which were being served.
From the ceilings inside and outside from the trees we hung gorgeous coloured moroccan lanterns and around the stage, a huge floral installation and a chandelier, a gift from Emma’s Mother for her wedding took the focus.
Tables were dressed with tall vases, dripping in delicious florals and ivy, flowing onto the tables, accompanied by smaller arrangements and a collection of coloured moroccan votives. We then lit the entire event in delicious fuchsia lighting, creating and intimate and warm glow.
This was one of my favourite events of 2014, whilst it was an intimate affair no stone was left unturned in styling with the opportunity to use my open imagination with the details. I was thrilled to relive this beautiful event when Hooray Mag shared the event on their blog.
A special thank you to the gorgeous Kylie from Kylie Carson Photography for her amazing photography and Stephanie from thoughtful petal for her work on the amazing florals. Of course huge thank you to Emma for the opportunity to allow me to let my creativity go!
Vendor credits below.
Photography Kylie Carson Photography
Event Styling Penny Lane Studio
Decorations Bella Boheme +Penny Lane Studio
Floral Styling Thoughtful Petal
Hire Items Penny Lane Studio
Event Venue Norman Lindsay Gallery Café
Cake Vanilla Baking
Stationery Westminster Paper Co.
Entertainment Event Sounds Sydney
PHEW! We are bubbling with excitement about the new props which have been dancing through the door of the studio (okay, dancing is a bit far fetched, but you get the idea)!
Gorgeous textural lanterns to give your event sensual twinkle, vintage suitcases, loads more vintage glassware, teacups and saucers, sexy vintage brass, vintage inspired ribbon bunting and more GORGEOUS vintage chalkboards!
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March saw an opportunity for some Penny Lane Styling aboard the Starship Sydney for an Event organised by Directions Conference & Incentive Management. The creative brief was to explore theming which reflected the French and Turkish destinations.
For the arrival level we designed a ‘Turkish Salon’.
Feature styling included:
Windows dressed with Turkish cut out screens behind Banquets dressed with beautiful Turkish textured cushions and lamps finished the lounge area of the room.
The back of the bar was dressed with a beautiful Turkish tile print, which complimented the handcrafted tile coasters. At the front of the boat, a series of glass lanterns were rigged to catch the daylight as the boat sailed around the harbour.
Downstairs where lunch took place was transformed into a French rustic style banquet. Natural twig overlays, white jugs with dried french lavender, baskets of crusty bread rolls dressed the tables.
A character filled vintage bicycle leaning on huge whitewash doors and finished with an urn of hydrangea set the backdrop to the stage.
Through the ceiling almost 80 metres of rustic red white and blue bunting set the scene for a welcome celebration.
After lunch, guests enjoyed freshly brewed coffees and pastries in a Penny Lane Studio inspired French Café.
The feature backdrop to this was an amazing French city skyline, which we commissioned our friends Ashdown and Bee for the event.
Large white market umbrellas, Le café tables with red and white checked cloths, petit floral arrangements, chalkboard menus finished the look.
Event theming concept and styling: Penny Lane Studio
Event organised by Directions Conference & Incentive Management
Photography: Leanne Ambrogio, Sweet Style