First birthdays are one of our favourite celebrations. Why? Because it’s at this age that parents can style their child’s party exactly how they want. There is no Frozen, Batman, Beauty and the Beast or Lego Movie theme to adhere to. Everything from the location and styling to the food and cake and is completely up to the person in charge.

Frankie’s first birthday is the perfect example. While super adorable, this soiree be can tailored to any brief, whether it be a wedding, an engagement, a baby shower or even a friend’s 40th.

Frankie’s mum, Aimie Ryan is the owner of Sydney based florist Willow + Bear. As a creative, she’s always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other amazing vendors, so naturally, she saw her daughter’s first birthday as the perfect excuse.

The sweet soiree took place in the woodlands, to complement the moody vibe Aimie was trying to capture. She steered clear of vibrant colours and opted for a muted palette, with natural finishes including palm fronds, feathering and even coconuts to give it a boho feel.

For décor, she used mainly white furniture with a mix of wood and rattan to bring contrast the dark and bring warmth to the space, while the florals were simple, understated and just a little outside the box.

‘But my favourite piece of the whole party was the tree we dressed with dried out palm fronts. Sitting beneath the tree was an oversized number 1, adorned with white delphinium – a total stunner,’ says Aimie.

So. if you have a birthday, bridal shower, engagement, or just about any other kind of celebration coming up, we recommend taking inspiration from Frankie’s first birthday below.HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_01 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_02 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_03 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_04 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_05 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_06 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_07 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_08 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_09 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_10 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_11 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_12 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_14 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_15 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_17 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_18 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_19 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_20 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_21 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_22 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_23 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_24 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_25 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_26 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_27 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_37HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_43 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_29 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_30 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_31 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_32 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_33 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_34 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_35 HOORAY_RubyandTedPhotography_Burraneer_36
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Photography: Ruby & Ted Photography | Styling + Floral Styling: Willow + Bear | Styling Assistance: Foxglove Flora | Hire Items: Ashdown + Bee + The Treasure Room | Signage: Signed by Bird + Communicate It | Catering: Loaf Sandwiches + Sprinkles and Cream Cakes | Cake: Ivy + Stone Cake Design | Balloons: House of Party