A golden piece of wedding planning advice


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


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with layer upon layer of texture and pattern, that would instantly transform me to the safety net of my grandparents outdated home as a child of the 90s.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


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


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


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


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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Tropical Party


Dreaming of a quick tropical getaway in 2017? Well if you weren’t before, you might after looking at the images of this stunning tropical set up. Designed by Perfectly Sweet, this tropical treat of a party is absolute event goals – seamlessly combining chill summer vibes with the ’17 Pantone colour of the year, and mouth watering treats. We bet the guests couldn’t help but feel like they’d been transported to a spa somewhere along the coast.

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OIP Luxe For Less – Last Minute Table decor


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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Mermaid Birthday Party


Blink and you might just miss one of the nestled details that makes this celebration so magical.  Styled by Kiss with Style and Katie Kahn, the iridescent surfaces pairs perfectly with flourishing blooms to create an adorable birthday space – fit only for a mermaid and her closest pals.         Vendors Concept, design and stylists: Kiss with Style  and  Katie Kahn Photographer: Otis & Sunday Photography Flowers: Flowers By Elizabeth Victoria Dressing table accessories: Prop N Style Cake and cookies: Frosted

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Party Like a Panda


Check out the pandemonium that is this panda party! Designed for Charlotte’s 10th birthday by Bloom Designs, we simply adore all the finer details that bring this celebration together. From the polka dot party hat, which ties in all of the areas – to the touches of blush which soften the monochromatic palette, you simply cannot fault the attention to detail in this beautiful celebration. ‘Starting with a black, white and blush color scheme, I

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‘My little chief’ first birthday


What a delicate and whimsical first birthday celebration we have to share with you today! Designed by Angela of Honey Punch for her little chief Louis, not only does the parties theme fit their home aesthetic beautifully – it is styled to perfection. You can read more about Angela’s concept (and get serious life goal envy) below. ‘ The inspiration for this celebration came from my own love of dress ups, some special pieces we have

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Cars Inspired First Birthday Party


Vroom, vroom! On your marks, get set, and go below to check out this amazing Cars inspired first birthday party styled by Isabels Confetti. With everything needed to win a big race, we bet Joshua had a roaring good time. We especially love the customised car plates and polariod photo booth props! Vendors: Styling, Photography : Isabels Confetti Buttercream cake, cupcake toppers and cookies :  Isabels Confetti Drip cake : New York Patisseries Backdrop : Pretty and Print

Trick or Treat – OIP Halloween Shoot


In less than 24 hours, children everywhere will assume the identity of creatures from the deepest depths in search of candy. Oh It’s Perfect wanted to appease these beasts with an offering no one could refuse, replacing a caldron of candy with this BOO – TIFUL pastel inspired Halloween dessert table. With a selection of supernaturally talented vendors harvested and presented by PAPER Playground, we hope this devilishly delightful table inspires you this halloween.     Vendors Initial Concept:

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A Melbourne Cup Shoot


If you’re anything like me, you’d agree that long weekends are a perfect time to entertain. So with the long weekend ahead, what a better time to inspire you by sharing Celebrations By Alysia‘s amazing Melbourne Cup shoot. With an array of incredibly talented vendors, it is especially refreshing to see a Spring Racing celebration step away from pastels and opt for vibrant blues and deep greens instead. Consistency becomes key in this celebration, as the colour

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An Airy White Baptism


Today we are sharing this delicate and whimsical celebration submitted by Lux Event Rental. With the vision of a soft airy palette with gold and greenery to accent, this baptism was a truely beautiful occasion that feels positively heavenly. Vendors Concept & decor: Lux Event Rental Styling: Gloss Events & Decor Cake: Arnie Sweets Cake Topper: Party Stakes Invite:Lux Event Rental Floral: Pollen Nation Cookies: Sugar Sugar Macarons: Carlas Cakes Skirt: Space 46 Top: Shop Skylar Belle

Carved vs. Non Carved Pumkins


Every year we are plagued with choice when it comes to how to decorate our pumpkins – but before beginning we must ask ourselves one fundamental question, to carve or not to carve? With an onslaught of creatives turning to the non-carve method over the traditional Jack O’ Lantern, and adorning pumpkins in paint, glitter, material and everything in-between. We can’t help but feel like they might be missing out on getting down and dirty with

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A Day at the Country Fair birthday party

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With the family preparing to embark on a new adventure, it was really important to give Allie a final chance to party with her Melbourne friends. So mum, Melanie set to create a celebratory experience that the children couldn’t have at a shopping centre, a theme park or the annual show. With a strict “No electronic games or flashing lights” brief, Something Wonderful Happened used wooden carousel horses and the enchantment of Mary Poppins to inspire this 5th birthday –

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