FATHER'S DAY WITH JOEY SCANDIZZO!
We celebrate Father's Day every year in the first week of September to honour our amazing fathers who work so hard to provide. It is only fair and fitting that fathers enjoy the spotlight in today's hectic lifestyles that we all lead. We had the pleasure of being able to feature Joey Scandizzo and his beautiful wife Jane, and their two gorgeous boys Jagger and Jensen for our Editorial this year. But the biggest honour was to be a part of a real celebration of life, which was the announcement of their new expecting bub! Our biggest congratulations to the expanding Scandizzo clan!
FATHER'S DAY: GET THE LOOK
Joey is the epitome of style, contemporary and relaxed sophistication and it made perfect sense for us to tailor our shoot around him and his adorable brood. The concept was based around masculine black and grey tones but mixed in perfectly with the subtle tan and nude swatches to really demonstrate light and shade in a Modern new age day Dad in Melbourne. Being the effortlessly cool Dad that Joey is, we wanted to do his look justice with our creative concept of the "Modern Day Dad" feel of our palette.
It was a no-brainer for us to style Joey with wardrobe from Gibson Clothing and hair was of course done by his stylist from Joey Scandizzo Salon with Eleven Australia products. Jane, his glowing expecting wife was also treated to a hair pampering session by their stylist and also products from Eleven Australia and makeup was done by Makeup by Demi.
Jane was dressed in a gorgeous dress from Manning Cartell (don't let your pregnancy dictate your fashion ladies!) and looked absolutely spectacular. And let's not forget the two adorable boys were dressed head to toe from threads and kicks from Camino Kids, who were not only warm and comfortable but super cute!
The George Lounge (underneath the Heritage listed The George Ballroom in St Kilda) was the perfect venue. With their luxe green suede lounges, their marble bench tops and natural light filling the room. To compliment their marble bench tops and wooden bar, Digital Fabrics (Mother's Day with Rayna Hardwick) designed and printed the backdrop that we used for the dessert set up. They also designed napkins and the "Best Dad Ever" banner hanging from the nude jumbo balloon provided by Belle Balloons (Spring Racing 2017).
The magnolia leaf garland and beautiful nude tones of flowers in the floral arrangements were designed and provided by Flower Temple Melbourne (Engagement Editorial). The garland encapsulated the three delicious cakes made by Burnt Butter (Amelia's Birthday). The first cake was an original design; a large torched fondant cake. The second cake was a messy chocolate cake and the final cake was the finger-licking toasted marshmallow and dark chocolate drip cake. All three cakes were sitting on her wooden cake stands available to hire. Decorated on the cakes were custom made cake toppers from Little Event Boutique, reading "Daddy did my hair", "We Love You", and "Dad" with a moustache!
And if that wasn't enough sugar to get you bouncing off the walls, we also were provided with the doughnuts from Bistro Morgan (Father's Day). The flavours provided were creme brulee, Bruno Mars, Gaytime crunch and Netflix n' Chill. To wash all that sugar down, San Pellegrino provided flavoured Aranciata sparkling water for the family to enjoy.
FATHER'S DAY GIFTING IDEAS
We tend to get stuck with giving the odd pair of socks, ties and vouchers of hugs, that this year is the year to break from boring routine and do something radical.Joey's little guys gave their Daddy their support by gifting him Eleven Australia products with a bouquet of man flowers from Flower Temple Melbourne. The luxury fragrances were from Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Parfum and Burberry Indigo distributed by Coty Inc. (Sparkle On Christmas). The skincare kit from Charles and Lee and the personalised wooden board from Little Event Boutique were some of the gifts that were given. We hope this inspires you to give your Dad something a little different this year as he truly deserves to be spoiled! Also thanks to Belle Balloons, a beautiful jumbo balloon garland was created to adorn the gifting booth. Matched with the napkins from Digital Fabrics and also the acrylic "Dad" napkin rings from Little Event Boutique.
All in all, it was a momentous day and the Scandizzo clan were just a treat to work with. We are so honoured to be a part of your journey and are so excited that your next Father's Day will be a family of five!
Happy Father's Day to Joey and all the other Kick-ass dads out there!