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{Editorial Styling} for Sweet Magazine by Penny Lane Studio

It’s always fun to await the arrival of a print magazine which includes your very own styled shoot. Issue 4 of Sweet Magazine is all about the boys! Armed with an amazing industrial backdrop of the soon to open ‘Carrington Brewery‘ and the chance to get all moody with the lighting, I styled a night for the bigger boys night in complete with Bloody Mary’s, a delicious range of beers, snacks a plenty, and a sneaky antler here and there. Magazine Editor, Lisa photographed the feature, to see the full issue, click here.

In the meantime, these are a few of my favourites.

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Vendors:

Photography: Lisa Brown, Editor, Sweet Magazine
Venue: Carrington Brewery, Katoomba (whilst still under construction)
Styling, Design and Production: Nicole Bull, Penny Lane Studio
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F
ood and Props: Carrington Hotel

{Penny Lane Styling} A styled shoot at Logan Brae Orchard

It was indeed an honour when gorgeous friend Grace asked me to join her and style a shoot showcasing amazing Blue Mountains and Sydney talent for the Hello May blog. Winter 2013 set the scene for the  styled shoot at Logan Brae Orchard in Blackheath.

We were also joined by cool kids Ashdown and Bee with their fabulous furniture and other props and D&D Letterpress jumped on board with their menus. The Gorgeous Kate Johnson was dressed in Jenny Packham and Amanda Wakely gowns from Helen Rodrigues Boutique with her makeup by Helen Sotis.

With the sun granting us an uncharacteristically warm Mountains winters day, and joined by a bunch of fun and creative souls, the day had the perfect recipe for a fun filled shoot, with stunning results. 

More images from the shoot can be seen on the Hello May Blog

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Photography Willow & Co.
Location Logan Brae Orchard
Paperie and table styling Penny Lane Studio
Flowers The Little Flower Shop
Chalkboard signs, table/chair hire & drink dispensers Ashdown & Bee
Model Kate Johnson
Gowns Helen Rodrigues Boutique {Designs by Jenny Packham & Amanda Wakeley}
Hair & Makeup Helen Sotis Make Up Artist
Table Menus D&d Letterpress
Cake, bread & pastries Hominy Bakery, Katoomba

{Press} Penny Lane Glitter and Sparkle Cake Bunting in Hitched Magazine

Well this is indeed a surprise!! I have been a long time fan of the work of cool kids Ashdown and Bee in Sydney. So when I found out that our Glitter and Sparkle Cake Bunting had made a royal appearance atop gorgeous doughnuts in their latest Pop up Party feature in Hitched Magazine, I was thrilled! Particularly given the photography was by my dear creative gal pal Grace from Willow and Co.

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{Styled Shoot} All that Glitters is Gold by Beautiful Beach Weddings

A few months ago I was speaking with one of my favourite clients Gillian of Crumbs of Comfort about a brief she was working on…Gold and Glamorous, think ‘The Great Gatsby’. So armed with the three G’s…Gold, Glamorous and Garden, this is what we came up with for paper styling.

Each butterfly is made from paper. The symbolistic meaning of the butterfly is new life, new beginning, perfect for the unity of a new life together as husband and wife. They loved the butterflies so much they were used on the cake, the dessert table and the chairs.

We took a different turn with the name place cards, instead creating a scroll to lay across the napkin and further dressed with the butterflies a little piece of whimsy which each guest can take home with them.

The gorgeous feature which unfolded was included in the Spring edition of Queensland Brides Magazine and they loved it so much, they repeated it again on their blog.

All the beautiful imagery is captured by the gorgeous Melinda from Chantilly Lace Photography

Photography – Chantilly Lace Photography

Styling – Beautiful Beach Weddings
Cake and Dessert Table – Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Placecards and Butterflies – Penny Lane Studio
Gold Glitter Vases – Dunne with Style
Flowers – Flowerlovers

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