Congratulations to Amanda and Damian on their Wedding Day

Last Sunday Amanda and Damian tied the knot before their family and friends, then danced the night away at their reception.

 Wedding Ceremony on the Pool Deck with Apple Green Theme

Amanda and Damian chose a lovely fresh apple green theme perfect for a Spring wedding.

Wedding Reception with Apple Green Theme

The beautiful cake complimented the theme perfectly as did the wedding favour – a hanging glass candle holder with matching green candle and orchid.

Wedding Cake with Apple Green theme and Frill Icing with Wedding Favour of Hanging Glass Candle Holder

 Congratulations to Amanda and Damian, it was a perfect day!

 

Congratulations to Jayda and Dane on their Wedding Day

Jayda and Dane made the perfect couple on a perfect day for a wedding. The skies stayed clear for the pool deck ceremony and their wedding photos. Check out the pics of the reception room.

Wedding Reception Pink and Silver Theme

Wedding Reception Bridal Backdrop with Uplighting and Centrepiece

Place Card, Bonbonierre, Guest Book, Wedding Favour

Wedding Cake and Floral Centre Piece

Our best wishes in your future together as Mr and Mrs.

Congratulations to Lisa and David on their Wedding Day

The overcast sky made a stunning backdrop to the pool deck wedding ceremony for Lisa and David today.

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony with Black and White Theme

 The reception room was sophisticated with a classic black and white theme. The fairy light backdrop highlighted the bridal table and the centre pieces gave the guest tables an elegant touch.

Reception room with classic black and white theme and fairy light backdrop

The wedding cake kept in with the black and white theme with grey love hearts.

Black and white wedding cake and calla lily centre piece

Best wishes to the newlyweds.

Credits:  Cake by Adam Hackett, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Flowers by Flower en Counter, Theming by AV Partners.

Real-life Wedding: Tim and Kelly

Gorgeous couple Tim and Kel tied the knot in a beautiful pool deck ceremony recently, followed by a cocktail style reception. Enjoy their beautiful photos.

Bride and Father Wedding Car Driveway Ribbon

Sofitel Lobby Bride with Bouquet

Sofitel Lobby Wedding Guests on Balcony

Family and friends waited for the bride to arrive with a birds eye view from the balcony. There was a great atmosphere in the lobby when the bride entered to cheering and clapping from her loved ones.

Bride and Groom with Celebrant on the Pool Deck during the Wedding Ceremony

Celebrant Tarnya Bennett married the couple on the pool deck with fantastic hinterland views.

Wedding Ceremony Pool Deck Group Shot Wedding Guests

Bride and groom on the beach

The beach makes a wonderful backdrop to some romantic images of the newlyweds.

Bride and groom mirror with thank you sign on blackboard

Calla lily centre piece and bouquet

Cala lillies were the brides choice for classic looking bouquet and centre pieces on the cocktail tables.

Wishing well and love sign with tea light candle

 Bride and groom kiss

 We wish Kel and Tim the very best in their life together and Mr and Mrs. Congratulations!

Credits: Celebrant: Tarnya Bennett, Images by Mr and Mrs Smith Photography, Flowers by Flower en Counter.

Congratulations to Kelly and Tim on their Wedding Day

 

 Well, it was a perfect May Day and the Wedding of Kelly and Tim went off without a hitch! 

Haighs Chocolate Wedding Favours

Delicious Haigh’s Chocolates were the wedding favour for the guests to enjoy. Great idea to match the colour theme with ribbon.

Jenga Game Wedding Reception

The guests were entertained playing Jenga and could also write a personal message to the bride and groom on the blocks for a keepsake!

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Calla Lily Floral Arrangement

The bride chose stunning Calla Lilies for both her bouquet and the wedding centrepieces. What a striking arrangement by Flower en Counter.

We wish Kelly and Tim the very best in their future together as a married couple!

Credits: Theming by AV Partners, Flowers by Flower en Counter

 

 

Real-Life Wedding: Jade and Julian

Jade and Julian’s recent wedding was such an amazing day, from the pool deck ceremony and beach photos to the cocktail style reception. These photos are just beautiful!

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Beach Wedding Bride and Groom

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The reception room looked fantastic with a romantic pink and white theme which included the wedding cake, candy buffet, room decorations and of course, the bridal party.

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We know Jade and Julian will have a wonderful life together! Congratulations to you both!

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Credits: Candy Buffet by Perfectly Sweet, Theming by Love Notes, Flowers by Flower en Counter, Cake by Cake Bitz, Images by Erin Smith Photography

Congratulations to Michelle and Sean on Valentine’s Day

Michelle and Sean chose the most romantic day of the year for their wedding ceremony – Valentine’s Day. A perfect sunset for a perfectly beautiful wedding. Stay tuned for more pics of their lovely wedding.

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony at Sunset

Pool Deck Wedding Ceremony at Sunset

Lolly Buffet at Wedding Reception with Pink and Ivory Theme

Credits: Wedding Theming by AV Partners, Wedding Cake by Adam Hackett from the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Real-life Wedding: Tabitha and Luke

Have a look at these gorgeous photos from the recent wedding of Tabitha and Luke. The lovely bride had a fabulous eye for detail and supplied so many little extras to theme the wedding.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck with white theme and giant balloons

The giant white balloons and silver tin vases with babies breath framed the aisle beautifully, tying in with the white, silver and black theme.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, vases with flowers

Tabitha had an abundance of vases with white flowers, even above the bridal party at the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony on the pool deck, refreshment table

The refreshment table held the ceremony programs, iced water and cute cookies with silver glitter icing for her guests. The enormous “T&L” letters looked brilliant.

String quartet playing at the wedding ceremony on the pool deck.

A string quartet provided entertainment for the guests and also played the bridal entrance music. Live music at the ceremony is so romantic.

Blackboard table seating plan

The seating plan was drawn up on a blackboard at the entrance to the reception room and decorated with more flowers and the balloons.

Sorrento Room Reception Venue with White Theme

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Setting

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue with White Theme

The reception room looked lovely with the white and silver theme and the bridal party on the stage. Martini vases with white flowers were the beautiful centre pieces provided by Flower en Counter.

Sorrento Room Wedding Reception Venue Table Number

Wedding reception menu with bags for lolly buffet

Table numbers were made to match the theme, as well as menus that doubled as bags for the lolly buffet.

Wedding Cake by Adam Hackett

The 2 tier wedding cake was also adorned by flowers and edible silver spots.

Such a beautiful wedding with so many original ideas by the couple. Best wishes to the new Mr and Mrs …

Wedding Bridal Party Black, White and Silver Theme

Credits: Images by Corne & Lara, Flowers by the bride and Flower en Counter, Cake by Adam Hackett from the Sofitel Gold Coast, Broadbeach.

Profile: Pastry Chef Adam Hackett

We are lucky enough to have world-class Pastry Chef Adam Hackett making all of our delicious sweet treats, including some amazing and intricate wedding cakes.

Here’s a few pics of Adam in action!

Pastry Chef Adam Hackett Wedding Cake Pink Roses

Pastry Chef Adam Hackett Wedding Cake Pink Roses Piping

Pastry Chef Adam Hackett Wedding Cake Pink Roses Close Piping

Theming idea: Elegant Black and White Dinner with Unique Table Format

We’re setting up tonight for a dinner with a Black and White theme, and I wanted to share some pictures of it with you.

In particular, we’ve set the tables up with a rather unique format, and I think it works really nicely to encourage guests to talk with one another. We wanted to set up two really long tables, but in a sort of nested “V” configuration to help guests talk to those around them, and not just the person seated beside them.

Here’s the floor plan of what we wanted to achieve:

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Floor plan created by AV Partners

Here’s what it looked like once we set it up inside the room:

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I think this would work really well for a small, intimate reception, or for a sit-down engagement party dinner.

The theme is Black and White, so we used simple white tablecloths with plain black chair covers – no sashes or any “fussy” detailing to detract from the elegant simplicity.

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To keep the tables feeling long and streamlined,we ran long black satin runners through the centre of each “V”, then topped it with square mirror bases set diagonally. On top of these are crystal and wire “branches” and a string of fairly lights threaded through.

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To add a bit of warmth to the space, we covered a a side table with black Lycra, and placed on top a really big floral display featuring all white flowers with black accents and a sleek black vase.

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And there you have it! Our Elegant Black and White dinner is all set for tonight.

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What do you think of the way we’ve set up the tables? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Credits:

Event by Simple_Swan , Theming by AV Partners

And The Wedding Colour Of This Year Is…

by Simone Hill for The Knot

I came across this article over at the wonderful wedding site The Knot:

Yesterday, Pantone announced that radiant orchid is the official colour of the year for 2014, and we’re predicting it’s going to be a hot colour for weddings too! Radiant orchid is a cross between purple and pink (which makes it perfect if you love both colours and just can’t decide). Like emerald, which was last year’s colour of the year, this saturated hue is a rich jewel tone, but that doesn’t mean it’s only for autumn and winter weddings.

If you love bright colours then pair radiant orchid with teal or go simple and combine it with white for a fresh spring or summer palette! Moth and dendrobium orchids grow naturally in this modern colour, so use them in your centrepieces and bouquet layered with other shades of purple and pink for eye-catching floral arrangements. See our style board below to find radiant orchid wedding inspiration!

radiantorchidPhotos clockwise from right: Raw Photo Design; Janae Shields Photography | Choco Studio | The Nichols Photography | Wedding Photojournalism by Ron Solimon | Caitlin Maloney Photography |Edenhurst Studio | Janae Shields Photography | Maggie Austin Cake | The Nichols Photography

See the original article here.