When David first approached With Style, he had planned only to enquire about sourcing a cake for his upcoming Wedding. He had heard that we had the right contacts, and brought his bride-to-be to meet with us. And that was just the beginning…

During my first meeting with the lovely Claudia, we looked at designs she had in mind and discussed their ideas for an overall theme. When I started suggesting options that would fit perfectly as part of their rustic theme styling, their initial vision opened up endless possibilities.

Claudia was struggling (as most brides do) to bring together all the ideas she loved in an affordable way; and as time management was also an issue, they agreed to hire me as their Wedding planner. We began to create a package which was to include styling, stationery, cake and bomboniere.

They had chosen Centennial Parklands in Eastern Sydney as their function centre, and we often met there over the following months to discuss details. Changes popped up along the way, however we managed to define the concept by one month prior to their big day. Then they were free to prepare themselves without having to worry about details and suppliers.

The With Style team, however, were busy creating handmade place cards, bomboniere “thank you” tags and menus; centrepieces and the Wishing Well table; sourcing cheeses for the cheese tower “cake”; preparing to make 800 mini cupcakes for the bomboniere; and sourcing flowers for the Church.

As the perfect January day dawned, we were off to the Church to attach the beautiful agave and orchid arrangements to the pew ends with natural twine. We then headed over to the function centre to set up the wishing well, bomboniere and cheese “cake”. The last thing on our list was to check on the placements of the name cards and seating chart, menus and centrepieces, and, of course, make sure everything looks perfect for our lovely couple.

As the guests start to arrive for cocktails and canapés, and the bride and groom come in from taking their photos; the With Style team place the bridesmaids’ bouquets in the lace-wrapped vases on the bridal table, and quietly slip away while the festivities begin…

Planning + Styling: With Style Weddings + Events
Cheese “Cake” + Cupcakes: Hunny Bunny Cakes
Stationery: With Style Wedding + Events
Photography: John Benavente Photography
Venue: Centennial Parklands