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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Sofiya’s 1st Birthday

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There are only a few events every year that are shared with such ferocity they could be compared to Kim K’s breaking the internet shoot, and I think we’ve found the first one of the 2017! Although the event took place in 2016 - Styled by Coco (the undefeated champions of premium event styling) posted photos of Sofiya’s 1st birthday two days ago which has been regrammed like wild fire, for glaringly obvious reasons! With an array

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Poké Party

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Whether your Gold or Silver, Sun or Moon, or recently jumped on the bandwagon with GO – you’re sure to be united over how awesome this Pokémon party designed by Mary Ronis Events for Zac’s 12th Birthday! From individual smash cakes, to life-size pokémon and pool activities. This celebration has everything to keep young poké masters preoccupied. Mary Ronis Events discusses the event - ‘Zac’s mum wanted to create a really fun and vibrant party to encapsulate his bubbly personality, and with

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Our Favourite looks from the ’17 SAG Awards

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For this years SAG awards I couldn’t look past the simple silhouettes of muted or monochromatic colour palettes. Gowns that exude femininity, and reveal elements that serve as great inspiration for brides to be, or bridesmaids a like. Check out my favourites below, and let us know the look which got you most excited! Image via E! Online Image via Pop Sugar Image via Pop Sugar Image via Pop Sugar Image via Pop Sugar   image

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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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Shop Guide: Back to school ’17

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With Victorians welcoming in the new school year from Tuesday – Many parents, students and teachers will spend this weekend finalizing their back to school prep and taking that essential shopping trip to Officeworks. But among the standard HB Pencils and Four-Way Pen, you might want to slay the school accessory game with a few unique items to showcase your individuality – and that is where this shop guide comes in handy! Filled to the brim with

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11 boxes as precious as the rock

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Capable of demonstrating your careful consideration of the moment and becoming a permanent fixture as more people wear their engagement rings as occasional jewellery. We’ve collected 11 examples of beautiful statement boxes to consider if you’re getting ready to propose. Each with the ability to reflect your partners style, the proposal theme, or the rings aesthetic. Via Mrs Ring Boxes via Leosklo via My Wedding Reception Ideas via Noja Glass Design via Amonie Ring Boxes via Florence Mercato via

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Kristy & Ryan Tie the Knot

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After listening to Kirsty’s passionate and playful vows (which you can see here) to her now husband Ryan, I couldn’t help but feel the love stretch to every moment of this romantic celebration perfectly put together by Him & Her Events. Held at the Samford Lakes Accommodation in QLD, the couple opted for an outdoor ceremony followed by a barn style reception - and as the photos show, nothing was short of absolute perfection. Thank you Kristy and Ryan for letting us

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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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9 things to have in your event kit

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Behind the scenes of party planning, you can go from working at a computer to setting up a venue pretty quickly. Bump in days can start early, and if unorganised, become a frustrating and time consuming blur of trying to bring your concept into fruition whilst troubleshooting the aspects of set up you might have glazed over in your mind. I’ve been caught out before (rushing to 7/11 to try and buy command hooks for

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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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Karolina + Mark’s Engagement

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On the magical and lush grounds of Milton Park Country House Hotel and Spa, under the canopy of a Scotch Elm tree, comes the storybook-esque proposal between Karolina (the founder of Rock Proposals) and her now fiancé Mark. Created by the passionate and talented duo that make up Jimket Events, the setting is nestled so well under a tree you’d be forgiven for walking straight past it, and feel converted to a romantic addition of Alice in Wonderland if stumbling upon it. We

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Fabulous Friday – 70s Vibes

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Summer vibes with an autumn colour palette – I’ve recently become obsessed with the idea of hosting a 70s galentines celebration complete with a stack of records and individual shirmp cocktails served to each guest. A space with layer upon layer of texture and pattern, that would instantly transform me to the safety net of my grandparents outdated home as a child of the 90s. Below is my inspiration for the occasion, which wouldn’t be complete without:

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Kung Fu party for Andrew

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Ask any child what theme they want for their 5th birthday, and I bet that alongside the look of utter excitement at being given the responsibility of choosing a theme, will come the suggestion of their favorite character or movie. Andrew became the master of his destiny, choosing a Kung Fu Panda Party to be styled by Isabels Confetti, which became pure customized awesomeness!  Isabels Confetti had this to say about the event –  ‘I had

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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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Floral Flamingle

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Reminiscent of a festive tropical evening by the beach is today’s beautiful (and budget friendly!) dessert table submitted to us by the wonderful Favor Lane Party. With the potential of making a charming addition to any Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, First Birthday or Christening – it is a great example of how a unique perspective on a trending theme can create absolute magic! Shelley of Favor Lane Party described that the collaboration as ‘highlighting the ‘less is more’

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Lucy’s Aloha Birthday

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If you’ve ever wanted an example of how a few well crafted accessories can be just as impactful as a completely themed celebration – look no further than today’s fresh, modern and minimal Aloha birthday. Designed by Sophie for her daughters 8th birthday, the colour palette and execution of this set up is stunning. We can’t look past the Tropical foliage wreath, pineapple cake, or scattered greenery that looks fresh against the sharp whites of

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