The timeless love story of our achingly cool couple Zoë and Emilio was perfectly summed up when we asked them how they met…. ‘ Zoë worked at the pub. Emilio drank at the pub.’ We thought that response, just like them, was brilliant and needed to be up in lights – pronto!
Cut to their Big Day and we were bringing all the sexy, moody vibes necessary for a night of revelry. Turn up the audio on this blog post peeps, it’s all about the sensory experience, starting with the eerie music box tune playing in the elevator up to South Melbourne’s prized rooftop venue, Luminare.
Overgrown greenery and red rose bushes gathered wildly above the dance floor, where decrepit chandeliers tilted and flickered. The table design oozed romance with decadent gold leafing on vases that were overflowing with red roses and discarded petals strewn over the tables.
And then there was that deck, home of the feature bar and tropically adorned lounge pods that were the perfect haven away from the busy dance floor. Guests grabbed a cocktail, melted into the comfy velvet sofas and shared the city views with Mr. Flamingo and Co.
It’s hardly work when we get to hang with a beautiful family and our awesome friends at Food & Desire in creating a fun coming of age celebration!
Thomas’ event design was focussed around a welcoming café feel with an open kitchen that combined industrial elements, modern textures and pops of colour.
The feature 10.8 metre long custom bar cladded in a subway tiles print perfectly framed the epicness that the chefs were creating in the kitchen. A feature bar isn’t complete without some cool branding so we knew the hero had to be the yellow acrylic ‘THOMAS’ sign suspended above the open kitchen and nestled amongst the fresh greenery. This branding continued all the way through to the menus, staff uniforms and other signage.
The tablescape design had to allow enough room for the abundance of Italian inspired share platters so we went with two looks to break up the space. The first design saw crisp natural white linen with fresh seasonal herbs as the centrepiece pop against modern black loft chairs. Then the second design used exposed black timber tables as the base for our custom Olive and fresh greenery trees.
The transformation of this once tennis court to achingly cool café was one of our favourites yet! A massive high five to the team who helped flipped this lunch soiree into a nighttime extravaganza for the kids… @Dann Events@SolutionEntertainment