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{Styling by Penny Lane Studio} Emma’s Boho Birthday

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

{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

Meet the Stylist: Thetis Sardo from Little Sooti

Scandinavian Inspired Sooti Party

Scandinavian Inspired Sooti Party


Valentines Day Luncheon

Valentines Day Luncheon

The definition of Eclectic is ‘A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources’ and when you look through Thetis Sardo’s portfolio of events, you can certainly see her ability to adapt her creativity to a range of styles is certainly a strong point. Whether its a children’s party or an adults affair, the diversity is shown through the use of colour, design and approach by using a broad range of different elements and more importantly, stylistic themes. Rolling out umpteen events at a time, Thetis eclectic approach sure seems to be winning her lots of business, well deserved to an amazing creative eye and dedication to her work!

Describe your style in five words? Eclectic, Fun, Fresh, Simple, Modern

What has been your favourite theme/event to date? So far would have been my daughters 3rd birthday. It was a Scandinavian inspired fox party. Very quirky, bold colours and lots of geometric shapes. That is definitely my true style.

 Where do you look for inspiration (what inspires you)?  I find inspiration everywhere from fabrics to art, shapes and colours and I love to mix and match it all up.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous? I love the geometric shaped paper garlands we used at Zoe’s 3rd birthday. Bright pops of coloured shapes!! So in right now.

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event? Be organised. Make lists for each part of the event like dessert table, table setting and décor and start planning and purchasing early for each section of the party. 

For more inspiration by Little Sooti go to: www.littlesooti.com.au

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Coral and Mint Easter Table

Coral and Mint Easter Table

Preppy Polo 1st Birthday Celebration

Preppy Polo 1st Birthday Celebration

Meet the event stylist: Lilian Oliver from Lily Chic Events

LOVE this ‘Breakfast in Bed’ themed photoshoot for e-magazine My Little Jedi.

LOVE this ‘Breakfast in Bed’ themed photoshoot for e-magazine My Little Jedi.

Stunning red and white baby shower

When I saw Lily Chic Events portfolio the first phrase that came to mind was Beautiful, Chic yet Diverse! Lilian from Lily Chic has a knack for making each theme Unique adding different elements and textures to their settings, yet maintain a beautiful presence throughout each event. When you see how Lilian responded to our stylist interview…it all makes sense how she achieves her Unique sense of style….(and then I saw the size of her family…which has left me wondering about her superpowers – are those twins!!??)

Describe your style in five words? Unique, experimental, different, personal and chic!

Lilian (top left) and her very beautiful (and big) family! Makes us wonder how she does it all!

What has been your favourite theme/event to date? I have to say my favourite has now been my nephew’s Hungry Caterpillar Theme! It was so much fun to do!

Where do you look for inspiration (what inspires you)? I find it very hard to be inspired by other stylists as I see so many parties, so I get my inspiration from interior designers, food stylists and the days of old.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous? I would have to say flowers. I always use flowers or elements of greenery in my tables. It just softens it for me.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event? Have fun! Find out lots about the person your planning it for…even down to their favourite linen…you will be surprised how much easier it is to plan an event when you have this information

For more info go to: www.lilychicevents.com.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LilyChicEvents

Meet the event stylist: Vanessa Morris from Little Pear Events

Picnic in Paris

A Classic Vintage wedding with ‘Make your own Cupcake’ stand

We recently worked with Vanessa from Little Pear Events on a fabulous ‘Touch of Neon’ Party. From the first party of Little Pears which I spied, I could see their unique sense of style would definitely trademark their work. A team of two great gals, Vanessa and Amys dream was born from a love of creating occasions to share with their very special family and friends, and now they share their events with Australia and the world in their recent feature on the Amy Atlas Blog!

We asked Vanessa about her work, this is what she said.

Describe your style in five words? Organic, clean, thoughtful, vintage, handmade.

What has been your favourite theme/event to date? An Art Deco wedding with lots of cream lace and gold accents, some lovely bronze and Chrystal vessels to hold the desserts and a fun “bake and make’ cupcake station!

Where do you look for inspiration (what inspires you)? Pinterest is our new best friend! Old magazines, patterns and colours of vintage fabric, that quirky piece found at the second hand shop, or just simply one of the clients favourite things!

The Little Pear Girls, Amy (left) and Vanessa (right)

The Little Pear Girls, Amy (left) and Vanessa (right)

What is your favourite Decor element? What is that makes this element so fabulous?  We love adding something handmade to our events, a little felt garland or some old doilies to adorn favour bags, or even a hand sewn ‘pin the tail on the bunny!’  it creates a unique and homely feel that hopefully puts your guests at ease the minute they walk into your event

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event? Stay true to what you love, if you have a favourite place in the world, movie or even an era plan an event around that, it shows a little side of you that some of your guests might not already know!


A touch of Neon Disco Party

Want to see more?

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