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{Client Event Feature} Mick & Holly’s Vintage Wedding

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Last year I received a phone call from one of my favourite clients, Melissa from The Sweet Society in Melbourne. It was on the eve of breathing life into my new brand Penny Lane Studio. ‘I have a brief for vintage wedding. Nothing too flowery. I am thinking Navy, Doilies and Burlap’. Together we went to work on seeking inspiration.

bag collage

As the creative unfolded, I found light when I hand died some imported French Lace paper doilies. The Navy dye picked up the detail in the doilies beautifully. They were adhered to kraft bags and embellished with kraft discs stamped with the bride and grooms name. The detail was finished with ribbon. To this day, nearly 12 months later, this will still remain my favourite design.

cake collage

In lieu of a cake the Bride and Groom decided to go with a Cheese Tower. We decided to go with a Cake Bunting. I hand painted their names onto a kraft flags in white guache. The table was finished with a kraft heart garland, also designed especially for the wedding.

For the antipasto bar, I hand stamped some timber spoons with a Navy Lace design. From vintage napkins a bunting was born.


Melissa’s styling was reflective of an organic natural approach. She accented the styling with elegant lace, stunning florals and a touch of ribbon to ensure the feeling of a ‘special celebration’ was still felt throughout the room. Use of white cake stands and frames tied the styling in with the modern italian brasserie which the wedding took place.

Gorgeous details including Olive Oil as gifts for the guests, a photo booth and kraft paper and twine for the guests to wrap posy’s on their departure ticked the boxes for a well considered and beautifully executed event.

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More about this wedding can be seen in Kiss The Bride Magazine.

Vendors credits:

Styling and Candy Buffet: The Sweet Society
Favor Bags, Kraft Heart Garland, Cake Bunting, Vintage Bunting, Stamped Spoons: Penny Lane Studio
hotography: Casamento Photography
aperie: Green Beansie Ink

Meet the event stylist: Melissa from The Sweet Society

Black and White elegance by The Sweet Society


One for the Adults…Antipasto and Cheese table recently featured on Marabous

I recently was contacted by Melissa from The Sweet Society to make a bespoke paper garland for an approaching event. When I saw photos of her work, I immediately thought ‘this is a classy gal’…even in her recent Reptile Rumpus party (featured last week by Amy Atlas) – a very boyish theme still beheld Melissa’s elegant style. With a family of three boys and hubby, Melissa says ‘The event styling is my little piece of feminine heaven’ …which I am sure you will agree definitely brings elegance to her table.

Describe your style in five words? Elegant, classy, vintage, clean & modern

What has been your favourite theme/event to date? Definitely my children’s birthdays. I love seeing the look of excitement on their faces, when they see their chosen theme be brought to life.

Melissa and her three boys at her eldest sons 1st Communion. The table is styled by Melissa

Melissa and her three boys at her eldest sons 1st Communion. The table is styled by Melissa

Where do you look for inspiration (what inspires you)? I’m a huge fan of the 1920’s era, classic, elegant style. I generally start by using pieces I love, that I think will suit the theme of the event I’m styling.

Name one of your all time favourite event décor elements? What is that makes this element so fabulous? I love Vintage and Apothecary glassware because they’re so elegant, yet very versatile, you can use them for decorating, candy or add your theme to them, for example they can become Terrariums.

What is your number one piece of advice for planning an event? Being well organised, keeping it simple, choose a theme and try to stick to 3 colours.

For more go to: www.thesweetsociety.com.au

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSweetSocietyAU

Reptile Rumpus Party featured on Amy Atlas Events

Reptile Rumpus Party featured on Amy Atlas Events

Reptile Rumpus Party by The Sweet Society

Reptile Rumpus Party by The Sweet Society

Once you jump on board that train to the party industry, you soon become a fan of the Amy Atlas website and the amazing parties they feature from all over the globe. It becomes a dream to be a part of those amazing creative talents and one day…see your work featured amongst them.

Well its happened to us! AND its no surprise that the vehicle to take us there is the ever so talented (and classy) Melissa from The Sweet Society. We LOVE every detail that Melissa has included in her Reptile Rumpus party, from the Lizard cake pops, to the craw lie straws, terrarium, gold fish jars, crocs eggs and fabulous printables…to be inspired by this unique theme, check out the feature here: http://blog.amyatlas.com/2012/06/reptile-rumpus-guest-dessert-feature/

A very special thank you to Melissa for including such a great shot of our garland and of course the girls at Amy Atlas for including it!! 🙂

oh, and if you didn’t notice…we LOVE working with creatives on unique designs for you theme, so contact us redelephantcreative(a)iinet.net.au if you have a theme you would like us to work with you.

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