Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mary & Gabrielle's First Event!

Yesterday was the big day of my business partner Mary, and naturally (because we're starting up an event design business) we both designed and styled her wedding. We have made a pact to help do each others wedding, so I was up and about setting up the wedding, organising all the table settings and flowers, setting up the lolly table, organising the place settings, doing a few errands to organise a few things and it was so much fun!

We had a chat last night and she said she didn't know what she would have done without my help, and she's right, I don't know what on earth I would do for my wedding if i didn't have her. I need to her to set up the picnic rugs and cushions, the cakes table, the lolly table, and set up so many tiny bits and pieces that i wouldn't trust anyone else to do them. And it got me thinking, how on earth do Brides do it all without a wedding planner?? It takes so so sooo much stress off the bride, groom, bridal party and all the parents, its worth forking out the money for! Anyway here are a few sneak peak shots of the wedding.

Mary wanted an all white theme with muted colours coming through the flowers. She hired the rustic bird cages from Lush Lighting in Adelaide and we bought the jars for the lolly table from the lovely Kimberlee over at Brown Button. We had a gorgeous silvery green damask pattern material banner to run down the wall of the marquee and over the lolly table, but it didn't end up happening.

Also I didn't get a chance to get a photo taken of the cake on the lolly table after it was cut because people ran to the table to inhale everything before I got the chance! So that is why there is a big gap on the table. Note to self for my wedding: tell guests they can help themselves for desert! and not at any time during the reception so we can enjoy the aesthetics for a while


  1. I agree a wedding planner is worth their weight in gold.

  2. You've both done a fabulous job. We are still deciding about a wedding planner and your argument for one is fairly strong! Thanks for the warning :)

  3. Congrats Gabs and Mary - just beautiful! and thank you for the lovely mention. No doubt it was a beautiful day. Was great to meet Mary briefly when I dropped off the jars (uncanny we just work down the road from one another)

    Can't wait to see more of your work, something tells me you are both going to be incredible! xx

  4. Hello! this is absoltely a delight!!!
    loveliest wishes

  5. This was your first event and this is my first ever post... couldn't resist gushing about my friend's wedding.

    I knew it was going to be beautiful and it certainly didn't disappoint. You have both done a wonderful job in creating an event that was full of lovely details but never over-done, so congrats girls!

    Now, after Mary and her new Mister's sexy opening dance number, I am totally feeling the pressure for my own first dance! xxoo

  6. Hi Gabrielle
    I am a bride in adelaide and getting married in a marquee as well, i was wondering where did you source your material for the wall draping and table runner (that never ended up being hung up) i am having trouble finding good pattens and good material.

    you guys have done such a great job


  7. Hi to the above, the table cloths were supplied by the venue. It is very easy and cheaper to dress up table settings by making your own table runners. You can get some great materials from spotlight and there are also a few great fabrics shops online. If you need any help at all with anything I would love to help our and come up with a few suggestions for you. Email me at


  8. Beautiful work! I love the muted colour palette - it set such a pretty tone for the event.

  9. Sooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!! It's just perfect!

    Manuela / Brazil