Sep 10, 2016

Venue Spotlight: Mojo Marquees

Have you seen the new freeform marquees now available for weddings in the Central West?

How fun are these! The Mojo marquees offer a stylish option for weddings and special events in Orange and surrounds. Pictured here on a private property on the Pinnacle in Orange, they really are a little magical...

They would be perfect for couples looking for something a little different, in non-traditional spaces such as family farms & local vineyards.

Mojo Events have brought these marquees to town & all details can be found on their website here.

Photos: by the one and only Chris Bennetts 

Aug 7, 2016

Real Wedding: Miranda & Stephen

We had been anticipating this wedding day for quite some time. Miranda had contacted us some two years before to begin the planning of this very special day...Miranda & Stephen had originally met in Orange, and wanted to bring everyone here to share in their special day. Not one guest was from the area, with everyone travelling from all over the country.We worked with Miranda & Stephen to source and plans all their suppliers - from finding the perfect venue, to the best photographer, hairdresser, make up artist & cake maker for their wedding.The day definitely didn't disappoint, set in the Botanic Gardens it fell on one of the warmest March days we've experienced. The ceremony was held under the weeping elm, with the reception at Botanic.With a berry palette, pops of watercolour & vintage silver, every little detail of the styling stayed true to the original design. Both Miranda & Stephen were incredibly trusting of us with the styling and floral design, and the pics speak for themselves - the day came together beautifully.Many happy wishes to Miranda & Stephen xo
Stellar shots by Seth Buchanan

Jul 5, 2016

Real Wedding: Josh & Emma

Getting to style in new spaces is fun. Especially when we're given a completely blank canvas...

For Josh & Emma's wedding day we travelled to Narromine to play at the racecourse, and the very large betting shed positioned right on the track.

With timber chairs, hanging ladders, eclectic blooms and loads of twinkling light we created a glamourous vintage country wedding. 

Inside, two long banquet tables stretched down the length of the shed. Festoons and chandeliers sparkled overhead. While the hanging ladders were filled with dripping peppercorn and amaranthus.

Outside, it was fairy light heaven above the dancefloor and vintage lounge area. Guests danced well into the night in celebration of Emma & Josh.

Massive thanks to these guys for trusting us with their day - and we hope to be back in Narromine very soon! 

Photos: all by the lovely Graham Murray Photography (who is also super keen to get back to Country NSW to shoot more weddings!!)

Jun 20, 2016

Venue Spotlight: The Dance Hall

Super excited to receive word there's another sweet country wedding venue on the scene in Orange...

We had the chance to work at The Dance Hall only last month for a corporate event. It's a great rustic space out at the Bite Riot Orchard, headed up by the clever Kirsty Stokes.

Kirsty has big plans for the space, with renovations currently underway to make it super special for weddings and events. Think old school hall, with corrugated iron for days, sweet timber detailing inside, with an apple orchard on one side & a giant dam on the other...

It's going to be fun!

For more info get in touch with Kirsty via The Dance Hall.

Jun 10, 2016

New On Etsy: Cake Toppers

We are super excited to release our latest line of timber cake toppers to help celebrate your wedding day!

This season we've got Your the Cheese to My Macaroni, plus Husband & Wife for Life for those who like to have a little fun.

While Love as Deep as the Sea, and a few other romantic notes will suit those looking for a totally loved up cake topper.

All come in our token woodgrain finish in both light or dark timber.

Cake toppers available now via our Etsy Store ----> 

Jun 6, 2016

Real Wedding: Chantel & Rich

Stunning couple. Stellar venue. Gorgeous day. Always makes for a great wedding...

Chantel & Rich married at Patina Wines - a beautiful family winery set on the outskirts of Orange.

Their wedding was set within the immaculate gardens & terrace of Chantel's family home. We added seasonal florals & romantic candlelight - the final touches to an already spectacular setting.

Working with a rich autumn palette & elegant direction, seasonal blooms included dahlias, orchids, roses, and amaranthus. While tall taper candles in silver candelabras, and crystal cut glass added a touch of glamour at night.

Thanks to Nadine Saacks Photography for sharing these photos with us - you can see more beautiful details here.

Jun 3, 2016

Love Quote #11

You make me heart smile...

Again, again & again...

Happy weekend lovers xo

May 6, 2016

Real Events: The Social Cookbook

Last month, we stepped out of the world of weddings and back into the world of special events...

Clemenger & Strongbow travelled to Orange for a very special event in the Bite Riot orchard, & delightful Canobolas Hall.

Masterchef winner, Brent Owens treated guests to a 15-course feast, including oysters, mussels, lamb cutlets, pulled pork and an array of decadent desserts.

We were lucky enough to assist with the styling and set up of the event, while Sophie Hansen from Local is Lovely, and Bernadette Blackburn from Oak Ridge worked their magic alongside Brent in the kitchen.

Let's all feast among the apple trees from now on - it's definitely the way forward for this little lady...

For more details check out the tag #thesocialcookbook on Instagram.

Apr 15, 2016

Real Wedding: Briony & Lachlan

Briony and Lachlan - one of the sweetest couples I've ever met...

They were wed on a family property just outside Bathurst, in the village of Limekiln. It was my favourite kind of wedding - outdoors, on a family property, with great people. These guys did so well to embrace the challenges of a non-traditional space and all the little details you have to think of to make it happen. 

Briony & Lachlan brought us in to put the final touches on their set up, add a few special pieces from our collection, and run the event from go to whoa...

The ceremony was held under a big old gum tree, followed by drinks and canapes in the middle of the paddock. The reception took place in the cleared out shearing shed, where guests were treated to a Brazilian Barbeque, followed by dancing under the stars to Haylee & the Comets. And check out the giant teepee built by the family! 

What made this night was the people. Briony and Lachlan are just the kind of people you want to hang out with. They ooze positivity and fun, I don't think I saw the smiles leave their face all night and even the next day! They were high on life, surrounded by their nearest and dearest, and it was one of the funnest wedding's we've been part of.

Wishing you guys buckets of love and laughter - married life will shine on you, I'm sure of it x

Photos: by no other than the one and only Seth Buchanan