A SUMPTUOUS SURPRISE 18TH

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When your older brother is a bit of a styling and dessert connoisseur-you know that you’re in for simply sumptuous day. In the conception of this birthday celebration, the first thing Mr Timothy James knew was the colour palette-rose, smoke and copper. A gorgeous colour combination he feels is the new go-to for all celebrations. To create a relaxed and casual feel-simple styling, fresh florals by Jess Maugher Floral Design, and decadent desserts were used

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‘Tis the Season to Sparkle! Christmas in July Editorial

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Tis’ the season to sparkle here at OIP, as we share with you today our utterly divine Christmas in July Editorial. Playing cheekily upon traditional elements of Christmas, we went with a more modern, bohemian twist, and boy was it gorgeous! Nestled in the breathtaking Rusty Gate Estate, situated on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, this dreamy venue has open grassy paddocks and overlooks the Port Phillip Bay. Rich and exquisite colours were seen throughout, as

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Everything’s “just peachy” at the Aerial

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For every artist, the most exciting part of the creative process is taking an idea from conception and bringing it life on a blank canvas or space. When hosting an event, a space can be transformed into endless variations, with each capturing a unique ambiance, a feeling, and a memory that you will carry with you through your life. Today we share with you the dazzling work done by The Eventurer, in showing off the

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Fab Friday: Find your wedding seat with finesse

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Pulling off a wedding theme can be an intimidating task, and not overlooking the smallest design elements can be the key to pulling it all together. Place cards can be a fabulous way to get really creative and make every step of the day as memorable as possible. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile some funky place cards to inspire you all! There’s a little something for everyone, and getting this element down

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Fabulous Friday – Mermaid Glam

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Are mermaids the new unicorn of 2017?  Unicorns might be out but mermaids are so in…  Society’s obsession with mythical creatures hasn’t come out of nowhere: in a world filled with doom and gloom, colorful and mystical creatures make us feel slightly less sad. Why eat a white macaroon when you could eat one covered in blue glitter with a unicorn horn? The mermaid trend began with blankets back in December and includes mermaid crowns

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Fabulous Friday – Go Nuts for Doughnuts!

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Move over 3 tied chocolate wedding cake… Donuts are back in town! In a very interesting way. The doughnut wall craze is the culmination of two wedding trends: familiar comfort food with something that is novel and unexpected. Couples are going to familiar food in an unfamiliar presentation. They are moving away from formal fine dining and are attracted to doing anything interactive and fun—like going to get a doughnut off a wall. Image from

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Pastel Unicorn Fiesta

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Who can resist a unicorn party and pastel colours! This Unicorn theme party was held in Ecuador for a family celebration honouring a grandmother who turned 96 years of age styled by Helen Guzman from Bonito Design. Who sweetly cried out of joy and absolutely loved it! The dessert table was decorated with rainbow cookies, unicorn cake topper, unicorn cake pops, sprinkle cake with marshmallow, mini unicorn pinatas, ice cream cones filled with flavoured popcorn, vanilla cupcakes

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Terrazzo – The Next Big Thing

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Move over Marble, it’s Terrazzo’s time to shine! This stunning speckled surface is currently making a huge comeback in interior design – but don’t expect it to end there. We’re predicting the design will be mimicked across fashion, and fancy AF party ware too. So get ready for terrazzo styled stationary and cakes, and fall in love with the texture and diversity of this marvellous material via the images below. Image via Papermint Image via Sight

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4 Party Themes that perfectly include ‘Greenery’

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If you don’t follow the Pantone Colour of the Year, you mightn’t be aware of how significant a seemingly random plucked colour has on the following years trends influencing runways, advertising, interior design and you guessed it, event styling. In celebration of the 2017 colour Greenery, we’ve decided to round up four different themes that incorporate the colour effortlessly in hopes of inspiring your next event. image via Pantone Tropical Tropical became a huge trend

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30 garlands that’ll have you reaching for the balloon pump

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Showing no signs of deflating – or perhaps floating to new heights of popularity is the balloon garland. A free form balloon installation that uses asymmetry (unlike their uncool uncle, the balloon arch) to create organic movement and effortless whimsy at many events around the world. OIP had the pleasure of styling a pastel hued one as part of our Mothers Day Editorial last year thanks to the talents of House of Party, and continue to sing the praises of

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Sugar Rush Soiree + DIY

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Hello! I’m Amy from The Glitter in My Tea, and I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Oh It’s Perfect! First of all, if there’s one thing you should know about The Glitter in My Tea (and me), it’s that I’m a major fan of colour. And I gleaned my inspiration for this sugary-themed party from candy itself! I love the many textures and, of course, the bajillion different colors of candy! So Sugar Rush Soiree

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS CHRISTMAS

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Today we are sharing the second set up by Astrid Of Paperplayground in our Luxe For less Christmas series. You can see the first set up she did here, which also includes links to download beautiful christmas paperie for free. MERRY: For my second table, I envisioned a more grown up version of my previous table, using the same wire-word and peg board backdrop, and some things I already own and love, such as my

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DIY EDIBLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS WITH FULL RECIPES & PRINTABLES

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS CHRISTMAS To me Christmas is a time of giving and every year l love to make gifts that are both personal and delicious.  You could say that it is sort of a family tradition, where everyone awaits to see what l have whipped up in my little kitchen with the joy and love l sprinkle on each and every package!  I love watching as fingers delicately unravel the bows and unwrap

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS CHRISTMAS WITH WINNIE Q

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 Today we are sharing another fabulous party as part of our luxe for less series. This intimate Dinner Party was styled  by the very talented Winnie of  Winnie Q Events, who put it all together for under $100.  Here’s what Winnie shared about this party; To kick off the festive season I prepared an intimate dinner for some of my closest friends.  I don’t know about you, but I love Christmas – some people say

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OIP LUXE FOR LESS-CHRISTMAS PRINTABLES

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Very excited to share part 2 of our Luxe For Less Series. This beautiful table was styled by our Creative Director (Sydney) Astrid of PaperPlayground. Astrid styled the table two ways using the same supplies, and today we are sharing the first set up. Scroll down to the end of the post to download the free printables designed by PaperPlayground, used here to style this fabulous Christmas Table. TREATS FOR SANTA: When Sammy of OIP approached

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OIP CHRISTMAS-LUXE FOR LESS

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We set out a challenge to style a luxe christmas table/dessert table for under $75, and our creative directors Astrid and Larissa did not fail to impress. Just goes to show you don’t need to spend a lot to host a stylish soiree. Over the next few days we will be showcasing the OIP Luxe For Less series, hope you get inspired to create something equally stunning this Christmas. Tropical Christmas Brunch by our Creative Director in Melbourne-Larissa

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HALLOWEEN SHOP GUIDE

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Looking for some last minute Halloween shopping ideas? Here is our edit on best buys for this Halloween.     1. Boo Bunch Napkins ($6.95)    2. Striped Paper Straws ($3)      3. Giant Orange Balloon ($7.50)      4. Chevron Party Bags ($5.95)        5. Dot Orange Cups ($6.95) 6. Polka Dot Loot Bags ($3.95)     7. Small Tin Pail ($2.90)     8. Chevron Washi Tape ($3.95)     9.

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OIP SHOP GUIDE:PEACH AND GOLD

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Peach and Gold looks gorgeous together to style any event, throw in a few touches of glitter and you have a perfect palette to work with. Here’s our shop edit to help you find the best party supplies in these colours.   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10