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 ----> https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/BespokeCountryWed 

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

Mar 15, 2016

Venue Spotlight: WedShed

We're super excited to be listed as a vendor on the ever fabulous WedShed .

If you are looking to host a non-traditional wedding, in a non-traditional space and haven't found the right venue yet then you need to visit this website. Now.

We specialise in making non-traditional spaces special. We love to style spaces like farm sheds, tennis courts, vineyards, old mansions, gardens, industrial warehouses, showgrounds, racetracks, sheds and empty paddocks. Navigating spaces you wouldn't normally host big events in is what we do best.

We also offer a DIY service where we can come on-site for a few hours to talk out logistics and ideas if you're planning to set up your own wedding!

So our partnership with WedShed makes super straight sense. If you need us to work up an idea or help with plans for your out of the ordinary wedding - do drop us a line - it will be fun, we promise.

Jan 29, 2016

Real Wedding: Lisa & Scott

We love to work in the Southern Highlands - it gives me a good excuse to go back to my old stomping ground! This stunning wedding gave us the chance to create a romantic setting for Lisa & Scott at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral...

This elegant homestead was built in 1887 and totally set the scene for the very romantic wedding of Lisa & Scotty. The property oozes period grandeur, with lacework iron verandahs, a grand staircase at the entrance, and a secret rose garden. 

The wedding ceremony was held in the gardens, followed by drinks and games on the lawn. With the reception, and party continuing in the Carrington Room and terrace. We had loads of fun dressing all the spaces in soft pink chiffon, candlelight, custom signage, family heirlooms, and vintage furniture.

We were chuffed to work alongside the clever Ash from Clementine Posy on florals, and Zoe Morley on photography.

Many best wishes to Lisa & Scotty - it was a privilege to be part of your romantic country wedding xo

Pics: all stellar shots from Zoe Morley Photography