A venue that we all know and love is the rustic industrial Australian Technology Park. With high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and of course the old locomotive workshop.
Looking to offer guests an entirely different experience to prior years the client wanted three areas with unique focal points. Starting with the entrance, Emily designed a custom forest walk for the entry. This was to transport guests from the ordinary venue outside into the extraordinary transformed interior. The forest walk included layers of live plants and wooden arches draped in branches and ivy lining a wide black carpet. The entirety of the forest walk was then enclosed in black chiffon to mimic the night sky with overhead lights twinkling through.
Once through the forest walk guests entered the cocktail area. Here a 4m floral swing with hanging pendant lights was suspended in front of a giant star cloth to set the mood. Towering trees with up-lights and a champagne pop up bar completed the look for this area. With around 1000 guests on the night this area was a lively buzzing cocktail space for guests to mix and mingle as they waited for the big reveal.
As dinner time approached the starcloth was pulled open to reveal the main dining area dressed to impress. Emily paired sleek black linen with bright premium floral centrepieces on long banquet style tables. The long and low arrangements offered a bright pop of colour for each table. These were styled with cut glass tealights for mood lighting on each table. Overhead strands of festoon lights decorated each bay. The final feature was the giant 12m floral wall backdrop for the stage. This wall contained over 20,000 premium synthetic flowers. This was a nod to Dior’s stunning live flower walls from their 2012 Couture show. Combined with fantastic AV and fabulous food, the night was one to remember!
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Photography by Angela Rose
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