- Published on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 07:42
We all dream of that speechless moment when your eyes adjust to the beautifully executed décor at your ceremony or reception, lovingly pieced together in honour of you and your partner, it literally takes your breath away…
Getting your décor right can seem like one of the most daunting tasks of the whole experience, and whether you want to buy or hire pieces of your own and decorate yourself, or entrust it to the professionals to design and install for you, there are so many experienced, creative wedding stylists and suppliers in Australia who have got you covered.
We’ve put together a list of the rising stars of the wedding décor scene in Sydney, to make it that little bit easier for you to find the perfect supplier to bring your dreams to life!
Drift Events is a boutique event management, styling and hire business based in Sydney’s South, providing their services everywhere from the South Coast of NSW right up to the Hunter Valley and beyond. Their experienced staff can offer you creative advice, provide you with prop hire and décor purchases, or provide full end-to-end styling and set-up services. Sourcing unique and on-trend items for their Clients, Drift Events are continually expanding their inventory of equipment, which currently features stunning rustic pieces, hand-crafted wedding favours, vibrant bunting and glittering vases to name just a few. They also offer beautiful Flower Crown workshops; a classy and unique idea for your Hen party!
Another one to watch, Fleur Events supply and install a variety of unique floral decorations to the Sydney wedding and events markets. Priding themselves on offering stand-out floral features to give your wedding a real ‘wow-factor’, they have the skills and experience to provide jaw-dropping feature décor pieces like draping wisteria over dance floors, floral chandeliers over tables or entrances, and exquisite flower walls which can be used as a unique media wall for your guest’s photographs, or as backdrop to the bridal table or ceremony. Working with predominantly artificial flowers, your imagination is the only limit to the tailor-made service Fleur Events can provide you with!
1000 Stars is a decorative lighting company servicing Sydney and the Central Coast, providing a plethora of beautiful lighting options ranging from fairy light canopies and backdrops, to lanterns, festoons and chandeliers. Specialising solely in decorative lighting options, the company was founded after a trip to India in 2007, where the team were mesmerised by the grand use of fairy lights at Indian weddings. It became their dream, and eventually their business, to mesmerise Australian weddings in the same way.
From chair covers, carpet runners and table linen, through to draping and furniture, Romeo’s Chair boasts an extensive décor hire catalogue featuring all the classic pieces you might need or want for your wedding day. Offering full event styling services, as well as a simple dry hire catalogue, put Romeo’s Chair on your speed dial now!
This year, the romantic vibes of rustic-style weddings with a touch of vintage is still bang on trend, with the popular emphasis being on bringing the outdoors in. Think dozens of milk bottles and jam jars wrapped in lace and twine with short and pretty pastel blooms for your table centrepieces, tree stump cake stands, un-treated wooden signage hung with chunky rope, and ‘paper-brown’-style bunting. Drift Events have an extensive catalogue of props in this genre to get you started.
We’re also seeing a rise in white-on-white weddings. Though pretty self explanatory, think white chair coverings, white table cloths with a white lace runner, white flower ‘chandeliers’ over tables set with white crockery, and warm it all up with light from candle centrepieces. Contact Romeo’s Chair for table settings and Fleur Events for floral chandeliers. Job done!
On the other end of the colour spectrum, we are also seeing a rise in summer weddings with a colour blocking theme. Choose bold colours that are on the directly opposite ends of the spectrum to ensure their compatibility. Blend multi-coloured bold flowers with multi-coloured bunting or draping. Mismatch your guest’s crockery across your colour range, with contrasting napkins and chair coverings at each setting. Talk through your options with the folks at Drift Events to get your imagination flowing!
Lastly, my personal favourite, luxe-glam is making a glorious comeback! Golds and creams or silvers with black and white; mix classic monotone colours with luxury metallics, ruby reds or sapphire blues. Go heavy on the shimmering, glittering centrepieces with over-sized floral decoration, pearl and metallic touches on your napkin holders and glassware, and Swarovski-fy everything til your heart’s content!
For some added glamour, drape a cut of white faux-fur over your guest’s seats for an effortless luxury touch. It’s go big or go home with the luxe-glam theme, and each of our four recommended suppliers can assist and collaborate with all aspects of this 'wow-factor' staple design.
If you’re looking for the perfect wedding décor for your engagement party, ceremony or reception, check out our full listings of wedding decoration suppliers, stylists and events companies, in Sydney and nationwide, here on the Wedding Concierge Directory.
About The Author
Victoria Garside is a British ex pat who works in the staging and events industry based in Sydney. A keen writer and blogger, Victoria is a seasoned traveller and budding philanthropist whose outlook on life is to “die with memories, not with dreams”.
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