Style Masters 2015
It was a true honour to be invited as an exclusive participant to the 2015 Style Masters competition hosted by Mirra. Leonie and her team at Mirra invited the top 6 stylists in Brisbane to come along and style one table for 6 or 8 guests within a one hour period while a crowd of industry elite, future brides and members of the public watched on. The theme was set as the next big trend in wedding styling for 2016.
I had the honour of being classed with other wedding styling gurus Styled Events, Amini Concepts, Beautiful Weddings, Pack a Perfect Party and Brandition. Ever since entering the wedding industry I have adored and followed these other stylists in awe.
With my team member Kelly, we produced a bold & edgy look, with a colour palette of navy & copper highlights, resulting in a modern industrial style. It was a crowd favourite.
The copper structure placed in the centre of the table came about from a frustration I had with not always having the option to suspend from venue ceilings. With the continuing trend of floating and suspended flower arrangements and centrepieces I want to give Brides an option to have the look without the rigging issues. We crafted the stand in house from copper pipe.
In 2016 metallics will continue to be a popular choice with copper being the most favoured. I then matched back the navy as I love bold use of colour combinations. Navy is a more flattering colour than black yet still gives the option to add in more colour without it becoming too much.
All florals were done in house. When choosing a range to compliment the copper and navy, foliage was the ideal option. Not only because the trend of foliage arrangements will continue strong in to 2016 but also because I did not want to add in additional bold colours. A touch of white in florals was also added to give depth to the arrangements.
The centrepieces were then finished with hanging geometric floating candle holders. Geometrics are one of my favourite trends from 2015 that I can see flowing in to 2016.
The bride and groom chairs were dressed with unstructured arrangements, vines and navy ribbon. Dressing these chairs really finish off a space and I love the way the warmth of the timber Bentwood chairs mixes with the greenery, white and navy.
Then it was all about the finer details to finish off the table. I am all about the small things that take a space from beautiful to truly amazing!
I could not find an unusual copper side plate and so I hand created mine. Another aspect of my business that I am proud of… can’t find it? We will create it! The plates have a beaten copper paint finish with copper leaf overlaid.
For place cards I had copper pipe hand written by a calligrapher…
Then my copper cutlery was also handcrafted in house. We could not find anything not seen before so we started creating!
I love what I do and I hope that this shows in the table I created.