Wedding and event vendors spend so much time creating beautiful occasions for their clients, they rarely ever get to enjoy their own gatherings. With this in mind, the team from event design and planning company, Dancing & Dessert, created a pop-up picnic especially for vendors to come together and chat weddings, life and love.
‘We wanted to create an event that was fun and summery, but also felt modern, fresh and new,’ says Dancing & Dessert Founder and Lead Designer, Cate O’Connor.
‘We went for a tropical theme with an iridescent twist, using key colours of pale pink, greenery and a pale natural brown.’
While technically a picnic, there wasn’t a blanket in sight. Instead, guests were seated at a low picnic table on wicker pouffes and blush pink cushions. The table was decorated with an array of picnic-style fare, including freshly baked bread, cold meats, dips and cookies, as well as tropical floral arrangements with spray-painted palm and monstera leaves styled by Flowers by Brett Matthew John
Each place setting also contained a painted leaf, metallic plastic cutlery, and pink-hued personalised cups, to tie the theme together.
Oversized lawn games were strewn across the grass for added fun, while a ‘pimp your Prosecco’ bar cart encouraged guests to create their own bubbly cocktail.
Cate says that if you’re up for planning a similar soiree don’t forget: ants are a part of your picnicking experience, sunscreen and sunglasses are essential and be sure to relax and have fun!
‘My favourite part of the day was having everyone gathered around the table and watching friendships bloom,’ says Cate.
Sounds just like our perfect type of picnic! Check it out below.
Photography: Neiyo Photography | Event Planning, Styling + Decorations: Dancing & Dessert | Floral Styling: Flowers by Brett Matthew John | Hire Items: My Event Décor | Event Venue: The Oak Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne | Catering + Drinks: Honour with Fete, Sweet Mickie + LaManna Supermarket | Stationery: Studio Silva | Lawn Games: Branch Events
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