Lets talk flowers! Majority of our couples love to add flowers to their wedding tables and of course The Style Co. loves it too. We source fresh and in season Melbourne foliage and flowers on a weekly basis!

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.

Credits

Event Design + Styling: The Style Co.
Flowers: The Style Co.
Photography: Erin + Tara
Venue: Luminare, South Melbourne
Stationery/Menus: Some Design Studio
Furniture: Dann Event Hire

So by now you may have seen the pics of the epicness that was #MRMRSSWAGGYVEE but tonight we’re catapulting you beyond these images into the reality that was our two week setup.

Behind every Style Co Event Design our number one focus has always been making people feel something… after all, this is the greatest memory you will take away from any celebration.

Together with the talented (and handsome) lads at Humdrum Films we have been working on this special project that we’ve poured so much love into over the last year, so that you too can feel the adrenaline, the passion, the stress and absolute euphoria that comes from working with amazing clients, an insanely talented team and the best suppliers in the industry.

Enjoy x

Here’s some of our behind the scenes piccies shot by our ever so lovely photographer Kenny at Hikari Photography...

Credits

Event Design + Styling: The Style Co.
Flowers: Flowers by The Style Co.
Videography: Humdrum
Photography: Hikari
Venue: Private Residence
Marquee: Harry the hirer
Catering: Tommy Collins
Entertainment: Solution Entertainment

Wedding anniversaries are a time to celebrate and relive every delicious memory from the sweetest day of your life. 365 days have passed since we delivered the most epic of weddings, so tonight we’re reminiscing and celebrating all the awesomeness that was #MRANDMRSSWAGGYVEE.

The gorgeous Nicky and Matty come to us shortly after becoming engaged and it was very evident from day dot that this couple were very much in sync and very much in love. The perfect combination to ensure that we as a creative team and wedding planners could spend the next year crafting their big day to absolute perfection.

Their vision was very clear, both having proud Italian upbringings meant that this celebration was about Family with a capital F! It was about bringing together their nearest and dearest (yes all 300+ hand picked guests) to share a day full of love, laugher and of course, food. It was about welcoming every single guest on arrival and reminding them all night long of the special place they held in Nicky and Matty’s hearts. And finally, it was without a doubt, about the P-A-R-T-Y in true Swaggy Vee fashion!!

The newly purchased Verrocchi home was the perfect location for said occasion. The biggest and first of many family celebrations to be hosted here. Massive renovations works had commenced almost a year prior to the big day. An epic two week bump in saw us working with an ever changing property as contractors raced against the clock to get everything done in time. Think fifty odd tradesmen from all professions – landscapers, tilers, carpenters, riggers and painters, working in unison day and night to bring this event to life.

The final touches took place an hour before guests arrived. Leaving us with just enough time to step back and soak in the greatest transformation that we had ever been a part of. Guests quickly started to arrive and the buzz in the air was contagious. With every single step that guests took on the custom black carpet that ran the length of the property, we could feel their excitement and anticipation for the night ahead.

Every inch of the stunning 5500 square metres of the Verrocchi home was used. The modern yet classic ceremony seated 200 guests and took place in one of the gardens adjacent to the home. Nicky and Matty were married under a contemporary white steel arch with white florals and greenery growing throughout.
Guests then moved down to the pre dinner drinks bar but not before taking a photo on the terrace where we created a custom ‘MR & MRS VERROCCHI’ backdrop.

The look in the pre dinner drinks bar was a shift from the ceremony space. The custom Swaggy Vee bar had a dramatic colour palette of blush, burgundy and ruby tones, intentionally evoking a sexier, glamorous mood. Guests were then welcomed into the ‘Dining Hall’. A custom built facade was the entrance feature transforming the marquee into an extravagant modern dining experience. Over 40 square metres of dripping wisteria and foliage were suspended over the central tables which were flooded with white pillar candles below. Luxe white florals covered the outer tables creating an effortless balanced design. Personalised menus with gold foil mesh detailing sat along side soft grey crockery and gold cutlery. A diamond steel grid was suspended behind the bridal table filled with white florals and foliage framing the entire bridal party.

After dinner and speeches were completed guests were then welcomed onto the dance floor to continue festivities well into the wee hours. The stage design had to set the tone for the party ahead so naturally we knew it had to be impressive. For us that meant two layered triangular custom walls standing 12m wide and over 3m high. The front layer consisted of a diamond steel grid consistent with the bridal backdrop with wild burgundy foliage growing through out. Behind stood a custom light wall of over 200 exposed light bulbs pulsating to beat of the music.

The remaining hours of the night are a goldmine of memories with images of everyone, young and old gathering on that dance floor with their foam ‘Just Married’ hands in tow, letting loose and loving life. If you look closely you’ll see we might of got caught up in some of the foam hand shenanigans ourselves!

The biggest of thank you’s to the greatest partners in crime themselves, Nicky and Matty for trusting us completely. To our amazing team for working around the clock, for pushing the boundaries, for the love, sweat and tears that went into this wedding and for continuously digging deep and smiling through every challenge. To our awesome suppliers who came on this journey with us, thank you so much Tommy Collins Catering, Harry the Hirer, Dann Event Hire, Humdrum Films, Erin + Tara and Solution Entertainment.

Now enjoy the feast of images below taken by the always amazing Erin and Tara.

xx

More videos and photos

Credits

Event Design + Styling: The Style Co.
Flowers: Flowers by The Style Co.
Photography: Erin + Tara
Venue: Private Residence
Marquee: Harry the hirer
Catering: Tommy Collins
Entertainment: Solution Entertainment