Sunday, 20 May 2012

Divine Inspiration

My inspiration of the day: Tim Walker.

His images need very little explanation as they speak for themselves - they are just visually stunning. Some are dark and mysterious, others remind me of the hot days of summers past... each tells a story and draws you in. Below are just a few of my favourites, but they are only a sampling of some of the amazing projects he has been involved in.

View more of his recent works here - browse and enjoy! 

Paige Jones
Senior Event Stylist

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Food for Thought...

Fruit and vegetables are often overlooked as the perfect element to make a centrepiece texturally interesting and unique. Small details such as kumquats add a bright pop of colour to a monochromatic centrepiece, or larger features such as adding artichokes and kale to a seasonal arrangement can provide surprising depth and colour. Mix up your next event by adding fruit or vegetables to your tablescape! Apples are my favourite as they are very easy to work with, but after attempting the artichoke and candle look picture below I may have a new favourite.

 - Paige Jones
Senior Event Stylist

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Fashion Week

With Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in full swing I wanted to tip my hat to the beautiful vibrant colours swirling on the runway this season, and show how these colour palettes can influence amazing tablescapes.

Often when styling an event a client may be hesitant to go for bold and bright over a white tablecloth and something simple, but it is the daredevils and risk takers that often end up with the most cutting edge and visually amazing designs. Below are just a few of our designs inspired by the world of cutting edge fashion and make-up.

Get inspired today and pick an amazing linen to make the space vibrant and alive with colour, or accent a simple candelabra with lime green or yellow floral accents to make the event uniquely yours. You won't regret it, and your guests will walk away talking about a venue they have been in a million times, that they have never seen look so good!

 - Paige Jones
Senior Event Stylist

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Featured Item - Festoon Lights

As the weather fades into grey and the rain ruins our plans at the beach, events are also forced indoors. A great way to bring a touch of warm summer nights to your wintertime event is through festoon lighting. These strands of large light bulbs can be used bare for a raw effect, or with white or coloured lanterns. Used inside they offer a beautiful night-time glow and set the mood for an intimate dinner or garden themed party, even if your event can't be held outside!

Festoon lights are beautiful for weddings as well - adding ambient light to a leafy backyard, or stretched over a long banquet table with bud vases and mason jars to complete the perfect shabby chic table. Contact us today to book festoon lights for your upcoming event.

- Paige Jones
Senior Event Stylist

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Divine Events Spotted At The Kane Skennar's Brilliant Solo Exhibition

 Divine Event's stylist Tegan Burford was snapped with blogger Sangeeta Kocharekar at the opening of Kane Skennar's solo exhibition at The Winery Surry Hills last week. Other guests included Eugene Tan from Bondi surf blog &Jay Lyon from The City. 

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Feeling Succulent!

One of my favourite ingredients for everything from installations to bouquets, centrepieces to cloches, are succulents. These beautiful plants make a fantastic live ingredient as they have amazing shapes and textures, and come in a wide variety of colours.

Recently for a corporate event they wanted an interesting textural centrepiece with a "green" twist. Although flowers are beautiful, after they are cut they only have a very short lifespan. My suggestion was to build the centrepieces out of succulents (image below), and provide little brown bags for guests to take them home at the end of the night. Succulents are incredibly sturdy and survive with minimum water, just chuck them in a pot near sunshine and they will thrive!

Succulents also take paint and colour more-so than most flowers because they have a non-porous skin. Succulents in the image below and on the left have been painted silver to give an antique feel to rustic driftwood pieces, and posies of peonies. On the right succulents have been hit with electric blues and purples to make a neon succulent garden. If your corporate colours aren't found in nature succulents are a simple way to interject unique colours.
Finally in bouquets succulents add a rich texture and earthiness. There is an effortless rustic feel to a dusty succulent, or a fresh pop of green with a small green succulent. They can be used in a very structured dome bouquet (pictured to the left), or be a finishing touch on an organic and loose bouquet (pictured right).

Interesting Fact: Virtually all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti..

- Paige Jones
Senior Event Stylist

Thursday, 1 March 2012

March Newsletter

The Beauty of Perspex

Perspex and polycarbonate furnishings have done wonders for contemporary event design.

From the famous Louis Kartel Ghost Chairs, to floating cocktail tables and stools, the door of design was opened to nearly invisible and furniture.
Feeling inspired we designed Perspex lamp centrepieces which have quickly become one of our most popular centrepieces. Currently available in clear, blue, or gold as well as custom colours these lamps make the perfect vessels for amazing floral centrepieces, branding, or simple tealights. 


Contact a stylist on (02) 9125 4999 or to discuss these or other amazing centrepieces for your next event.

Recent Events

2012 has been off to a very exciting and busy start. Below are just a few images of recent Divine Events!