Fabulous *Flatware* Friday

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 If you’ve ever wanted to up your dinner party game, might I suggest swapping out your humble everyday hardworking cutlery for some sleek or ornate flatware. Utensils that will dazzle and delight your guests, and add that additional styling element to your next tablescape. Not convinced? Look at the collections below and tell me you don’t feel inspired! Image via Wallpaper Image via Anthropologie Image via Anthropologie  Image via Mod Cloth Image via Anthropologie Image

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Get your shamrock on with these 5 last minute St. Patrick’s day DIYs

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You might want to consider OIP your lucky leprechaun! We’ve rounded up 5 of the easiest, and most effective shamrock themed DIYs to help you embody tomorrows St.Patty’s festivities. Made predominately from materials you’ll have around the home – these DIYs will be especially helpful for those who have just been reminded that St. Patricks day is tomorrow, and don’t own any green for the office party.. *raises hand* These awesome shamrock streamers by Studio DIY would

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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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5 tips to help navigate your engagement photoshoot

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Image via Adriana Valásquez 1. Decide if you really want a photographer present at the moment of proposal  Yes, those viral ‘proposal moment’ images are so utterly awe inspiring that you might find yourself tagging your partner in the post with a generic comment like “I want it like this”. But do you actually? Proposing or being proposed too is a moment of sheer terror, excitement, love, and did I say terror? Even if you

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Welcoming the Autumn Mood

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Today marks the first day of Autumn! We know - saying goodbye to long Summer days that pour into night can feel bitter sweet for many, but there is so much to celebrate about the transitioning beauty of this colourful and cooling season! Here’s some of our favourite Autumn inspiration.  Image via Ruffled Image via Ever Mine Image via Home Esthetics  Image via Ruffled Image via Colin Cowie Weddings Image via Rock My Wedding Image via Nouba Image via Hey Wedding Lady Image via Bridal Musings

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Oscar Outfits we love

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Is it just me, or do the Oscars always remind you of how many great movies you need to add to your watch list? On Sunday night (Monday for us Aussies), the best of the film industry gathered to celebrate and award the finest of the business with an iconic 24 karat plated statuette. But for me, what is equally iconic is the attendees fashion choices. Here were our favourites. Image via The Australian Image via

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Fabulous Friday: Fandom Cakes

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Last weeks Star Wars feature got me thinking, there are so many amazing novelty cakes out there that celebrate fandoms. Whether it be the recipients favourite TV series, a video game, book, or Disney character. Bakers and Cake Designers defy gravity (and any understanding of cake I thought I had) to create absolute magic. So for today’s Fabulous Friday, we’re sharing some truly fabulous fandom cakes that’ll turn you green with envy. image via Shook Up

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Ika and Matt’s Wedding

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Say what you will about the concept of happily ever after, look at Ika’s beaming smile and tell me it isn’t real! Today we have the pleasure of sharing Matt and Ika’s wedding, which was impeccably styled by Joni of Chasing Arrows for 250 guests! Creating an intimate atmosphere for such a large guests is no easy feat, but Joni achieved just that. You can read more about how she brought this beautiful celebration together below. ‘Ika and

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Needle & Thread

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If you love embroidery, you’re about to have a serious heart eye emoji moment! We recently stumbled upon the understated elegance that is Needle & Thread. A UK contemporary fashion label who create perfect dresses for the whimsical brides, or boho bridesmaids. All images sourced via Needle & Thread website.  

Star Wars Birthday Party

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Even if your not the brightest light saber in the galaxy, you’d have to be a complete Jar Jar Binks not to see that the force was definitely in favour of today’s celebration. Designed by Joy & Co for a young Jedi, we love this unique take on a a classic party theme and think you will too! ‘When asked to style a Star Wars pool party I suggested to my client that we take the theme

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Fabulous Friday: Passion Flower

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When I say wearable flowers, what comes to mind? Likely the very popular flower crown or even a corsage. But what if I suggest living jewelry – Intricate rings, and necklaces filled to the brim with succulents or florals that create an elaborate and delicate statement items that demand attention. Enter Susan, a floral designer and artist behind the amazing designs you’ll see from Passion Flower. Unfortunately these items can only be purchased in the US,

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Lamanna Valentine’s Shoot

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Roses are red, my heart cookie is pink. Lamanna has it all, what do you think? Your bound to become lovestruck after viewing the amazing selection of Valentine’s desserts on offer by Lamannas Supermarket, which was lovingly styled and photographed in house by their team. As absolute pink perfection, it’d be way too hard to just pick one! vendors Cakes, photography, backdrops and styling: Lamannas Supermarket

Valentine’s Day Shop Guide

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I’ve been hit by cupid’s arrow – falling head over heels for all of the amazing opportunities small Australian businesses are giving people to shop amazing gifts this Valentine’s. With so much to choose from, we’ve rounded up some fun gifts which are available for purchase now (just click the brands name to be directed to their site). Send some love to the talented creatives who inspire you this Valentine’s Day, and surprise your partner with something

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Home Wedding (Styled Shoot)

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For introverted home-body’s, planning a wedding can be extremely daunting. The grandeur of a huge guest list and unfamiliar venue doesn’t quite fit your personality, and eloping just really isn’t option (even though you fantasize about it constantly). Well, today I might just have the answer for you in the form of a styled shoot by Hello From Flour, which proves you can create a perfectly styled wedding FROM HOME! We can’t get enough of

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Under the Sea 1st Birthday

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When Thanh of Sweet Event Styling’s nephew turned one, she decided to surprise her brother and sister in law with a breathtaking dessert table. Designed and styled to perfection (with the help of some incredibly talented vendors) for the chosen theme Under the Sea – I don’t think even King Triton would be able to resist a treat. Thanhs design chops are so remarkable that she even made a underwater scene look perfectly in place

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A golden piece of wedding planning advice

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It wasn’t until I entered event management as a career, that the linage of eventuers in my family and their wealth of knowledge began to appear. From function management, to culinary champion, and even funeral directors – their combined experiences create an effect akin to a connect the dots artwork, which over time has presented me with a refined perspective of the vast industry that is events. Sure, the horror stories shared over beers every

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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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OIP Luxe For Less – Last Minute Table decor

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With Christmas only a Jingle away, frantic gift shopping is now being replaced with prep for the all important Christmas Day feast. If you’re anything like me, creating a unique table setting has become a bit of a tradition and makes everything feel just a little bit more magic. So whether your set to host family or friends this Christmas, OIP wanted to offer you two convenient table settings with items you can pick up

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