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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Little Lady Bird Soiree - Kids Birthday party Inspiration

These days there are so many themes to choose from when it comes to your child's birthday party.....and it seems to get harder every year. Luckily there are so many clever designers offering creative invitations, helping us to open our creative minds and set the next little soiree theme.......Thanks to Alannah Rose and their new 'Lovely Lady bird invitation'  (also available from candy soirees) we now have a new theme to play with in the party world. This fill in boxed invitation set is just adorable and is so clever in design that it can be used for soirees other than little birthdays.

I have put together a collection of goodies from our online shoppe at candy soirees to help you visualise your next Lady Bird Soiree.......and to give you a creative head start:

We just Love the Sambellina range at the moment...simple and stylish partyware. We have used the red and white polka dot plates and matching paper cups on this inspiration board......Sambellina also offer the most adorable party favour tags in a range of colourful polka dot designs.
Candy soirees also offers a selection from the cupcake wrapper co.....delightful reusable cupcake wrappers to decorate the party table.....these would look perfect on a custom design candy soirees lady bird candy buffet.
Party favours with lady bird details and personalised gift tags......red and black polka dot decor, Balloons...paper lanterns.....home made paper chains and a absolute must have......The strawberries and cream bunting flag, hand made with so much love from Giggleberry. These are the ideal party decorator because you can reuse them again and again or simply decorate your child's room, nursery or cubby house.

Feel free to pop into our online shoppe for all of these items mentioned and take advantage of our free postage (limited time only)

Hope this has inspired you as much as it has us......Enjoy and happy soirees :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

A vintage lace and pearl wedding soiree......

Candy Soirees is currently working on some wedding projects (and some secret projects....to be revealed soon)....therefore we are on the look out for beautiful and inspiring weddings. We recently came across this amazing soiree from the gorgeous and talented Elissa Gia. Elissa is the founder and director of
Ellie make up and is about to launch her own exclusive make up range. Candy soirees is pleased to be one of the official sponsors for this fabulous event.... Ellie make up is Melbourne's most exclusive make up company and preferred make up specialist for many agencies, they are all about exceptional creative flair and perfection so it would be fair to say that Elissa's wedding was all these things and a reflection of her style and glamour. More is more and in this case it works.......

Elissa's dress was designed and made by Annette of Melbourne.....a full "Gone with the wind' number ..... she depicted a modern day Scarlett O'Hara..... beautiful and romantic.

Elissa and Greg celebrated their special day at the Atlantic South Wharf in Melbourne....a stunning venue overlooking the water.....The day was carefully planned with every attention to detail. The colour scheme was set for ivory, vintage peach and chocolate with highlights of lace, pearls and tulle throughout. Magical and enchanting.
The theme carried through from the vintage peach lace invites that Elissa designed  herself and had printed by papermarc in Hawthorn......
The venue boasted romance with vintage candlelight decor, tall candelabras on each table entwined with ivory tulle and tied in a large feminine bow, each candelabra featured ivory and champagne blossom flowers attached to every arm .....The tables were presented in a breathtaking regal manner.....from fine silver cutlery, clusters of small glass candle votives to beautifully presented menus matching the invitations........stunning!

Elissa and Greg invited their closest family and friends to share this magical day with them and as a token of their appreciation they presented each guest with these stylish wedding favours, The ladies received ivory tulle pouches filled with tradition sugar almonds tied with cord and for the men, simplistic white noodle boxes wrapped in vintage lace....showing Elissa's true sense of romantic style.

The flowers were a careful selection of champagne and peach roses and were also featured on the stunning wedding cake....a 3 tier lace and pearl design that was truly a centrepiece in itself. The little bride and groom figurine at the base was from Elissa's parents wedding cake on their special....love the personal and sentimental touch.

Thanks Elissa for allowing us to share your beautiful photos on our blog..... What an enchanting wedding soiree.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wedding Gift Ideas

Here at candy soirees we are always searching for something unique and stylish......we have been doing a little hunt around for the perfect wedding gift. Homeware is one of my passions so I jumped at the opportunity to put this together for our readers. I just love walking into a wedding venue and seeing a table full of beautifully wrapped wedding presents......guests put so much effort into presentation when it comes to gift wrapping that special wedding gift:

Here are some of our favourite pieces

Humbert Throw and cushion By MISSONI....try Safari Living in High Street, Prahran Melbourne

Glass Honey Pot by Alessi

My favourite......seasons candle holder from Georg Jenson


Another one of  my favourites....Emma Silvestris for Alessi

Oh and I have to share a great find in Sydney : Luxe Homeware, they have the most amazing french inspired interiors and homeware product and such such great gift ideas...... http://www.luxehomewares.com.au/

Aasha Cotton Throw : Reversible light weight cotton quilted throw, I just love the colours and the detail on this piece....featuring a wide red coloured border which adorns both sides, with a red embroidered design on a cream background within. Stunning!

Provincial Carving Set - This elegantly designed stainless steel carving set is adorned with a 'tassel' heavy set handle, making it comfortable to hold and use. A timeless classic. Perfect for that practical wedding gift. Only $49.95.

"These are just a few of my favourite things"........happy shopping for that perfect wedding gift for that special wedding couple.......

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