Flower drumming

A Hitched magazine Style Sesh with Holly Hipwell of The Flower Drum

{the day}

Take self-taught floral {super} enthusiast, bucket-loads of market fresh flowers, a room full of eager students and style it all up like only the Hitched team can and you have the makings of a truly wonderful day.

Today I was luckily enough to spend the day with Holly Hipwell of The Flower Drum for Hitched magazine’s first Style Sesh for 2014 – Floral Styling with Holly Hipwell. With gorgeous fresh blooms to choose, from Holly led us through a table arrangement styling session in the morning and, after a delicious lunch from Mario’s Kitchen and some group mood board inspo, we tackled bouquet styling in the afternoon {harder than I thought!}.

It was grey & drizzly outside so, together with the dark walls of Studio Neon, we had the perfect moody backdrop for the vivid florals picked by Holly.  A delightful day; new skills learnt, tips & tricks {for buying, storing & styling florals} obtained and I gained a new appreciation for the beauty of flowers I would normally shy away from.  To top it off, not only did we take home an overflowing goodie bag… leftovers from lunch were packaged up to take home, perfect for the hardworking husband who was on call this weekend!

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{the details}

Venue – Studio Neon, Waterloo

+ Organised by – Hitched magazine

+ Florist – Holly Hipwell from The Flower Drum

+ Catering – Mario’s Kitchen

+ Blog photos – the photos in this post were taken by me {other than the three final shots of me holding up my bouquet – Holly got hold of my camera and took these sneaky ones}.

+ Style Sesh photography & videography – there was also a super photographer {Butterfly Bones Photography} and videographer {La Lune Cinema} capturing the day and I am sure their pics and videos will be up on the Hitched blog soon {I’ll add a link when they are up}.

If you have a chance to do a Style Sesh, I highly recommend it.  Details of future events can be found here.

xx Catherine JPEG

I still call Australia home…

three ways to style your Australia Day celebration

Australian natives, structural elements and simple styling – keep it easy breezy to beat the heat on January 26th and celebrate being Australian.

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xx Catherine JPEG

A stylish birthday breakfast

A birthday breakfast for a loving, and much loved, mother & grandmother at Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club, styled by catherine & grace

{the venue}

We recently styled a birthday breakfast for a gorgeous Eastern Suburbs women, held at her husband’s club, The Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club in Point Piper.  Our guest of honour had almost eighty women celebrate with her.  Guests enjoyed a celebratory champagne with their breakfast, which was catered by the yacht club {with Iggys bread added on special request} and styled by catherine & grace {with a big thanks to the birthday girl and her friend for helping with the flowers}.70th birthday image 12013-12-12 - 70th birthday BLOG - copyright Catherine Wilson for catherine & grace082013-12-12 - 70th birthday BLOG - copyright Catherine Wilson for catherine & grace33{the styling}

The birthday girl wanted simple and clean with bright pops of colour on white linen.  We used kraft card for the invites and place cards and added colour blocked hydrangea heads in rectangular vases to the centre of each table.70th birthday image 22013-12-12 - 70th birthday BLOG - copyright Catherine Wilson for catherine & grace0270th birthday image 32013-12-12 - 70th birthday BLOG - copyright Catherine Wilson for catherine & grace032013-12-12 - 70th birthday BLOG - copyright Catherine Wilson for catherine & grace1470th birthday image 4{the food}

Platters of fresh fruit and French pastries were laid out for the guests, followed by a main course served at the tables.70th birthday image 5 70th birthday image 670th birthday image 7

{the details}

+ Stationery by catherine & grace

+ Flowers from Mayfarm Flowers at EQ Markets

+ Vases hired from Floreat Floral

+ Styling & Photography by catherine & grace

xx Catherine JPEG

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