We truly believe that a party isn’t quite complete without these essentials; love, individuality, and of course, free-flowing cocktails. Delightedly, Carolyn + Craig thought exactly that, with their exquisitely unrefined celebrations delivering an abundance of fun and frivolity.
A beautifully tranquil property in country NSW was the poetic surrounding to this epic extravaganza that celebrated not only a 50th birthday, but also a 60th birthday and wedding (yep, you read correctly). But, being the party people we are, we couldn’t wait to throw our hands in the air like we just didn’t care! The styling for Carolyn + Craig’s teeming festivity exemplified awe-inspiring natural beauty. Understated collided with totally chilled vibes, and effortlessly married lush country landscapes with innate colours and textures drawn from an earthy palette.
A monumental deck design, equipped with an in-build bar + food station that featured 360 degree access was the vivid centerpiece to the revelry. Its organic reclaimed timber texture brought an authentically rustic quality to the design, and accentuated the vibrant greenery and floral arrangements that embellished it.
Above, a superbly voluminous canopy of wild native foliage and branches intertwined with rope detailing created a rugged, moody feel.
As an ode to Carolyn + Craig’s beloved horses, a second custom bar – because one sometimes isn’t enough – was dedicated to their precious Willy + Rosie. The high stable bar, complete with gold hinging and beautiful cascading foliage, met with luscious floral tablescape arrangements and tea lights to create the ultimate ‘sipping on delicious cocktails’ atmosphere.
With the afternoon sun casting a radiant light through the transparent marquee, guests were invited to kick back on the wooden pallet couches and soft furnishings of neutral suede pillows, ahead of a very special on stage performance. Enhanced with vibrant crimson arrangements and unruly native greenery cascading down the wall, the stage was a perfectly decorated setting for the insanely talented Wendy
Matthews band. As the sun set, the marquee opened up to a quaint lake view lounge, lit up by draped festoon lighting that angelically reflected off the water in the evening.
We couldn’t be happier for Carolyn + Craig celebrating these symbolic milestones, and we thank you for your trust, and for being as lovely and sweet as the loot bags.
And of course, hi-fives all-round to the extraordinary crew who *literally* turned the party WAY up to unimaginable heights!
Event Design + Styling: The Style Co.
Flowers + Installation: The Style Co.
Venue: Private Property (NSW)
Photos: Hikari Photography
Video: Humdrum Films