Monday, February 28, 2011

Light Up Your Life - COMPETITION!

Our lightboxes are popular choices for people who want to create glowing, classy lighting for their parties and events. These versatile luminaries can be used to create stunning centerpieces just by simply adding ribbon, crystals or flowers.  Add a coloured LED light or light cube…and marvel at the effect!

Our customers have used them to hang in trees, create glowing aisles and light up ordinarily hard-to-illuminate areas...the possibilities are endless.

The gorgeous Jenn from 'i Do' itYourself has taken our lightboxes and worked them over into sophisticated and stunning luminary that is très chic!

All you need is a large light box (available here!), some black card,  scissors (or craft knife), sticky tape and a tealight candle (or submersible LED/light cube - available here).

Check out the tutorial on the 'i Do' it Yourself blog and create your own elegant centrepieces in minutes!

Competition Time!

Win a $25 Moonlight & Whimsy Gift Voucher!
We're looking for YOUR designs! 

  1. Sketch on a piece of paper, a napkin (or whatever you have handy!) how YOU would dress up our lightboxes for your next event. 
  2. Upload it to our Facebook (tag your image: "Light Up Your Life Competition"), 
  3. The winner will be the entrant who receives the most votes by 5pm (EST) on Friday April 1, 2011.
  4. The winner will receive a $25 Moonlight & Whimsy Gift Voucher to spend in the online store. We will also feature shortlisted (and winning!) entries on our blog.
Feeling extra-creative? Purchase one of our lightboxes, dress it up and submit a photo! There is FREE POSTAGE (to Australian residents) on all light-boxes throughout the competition for those who really want to impress!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Favourite Things - Lily Chic Events

Welcome to the first in a series of posts called "My Favourite Things". Every week we're going to showcase a different vendor who will discuss what inspires them about their particular industry, or simply what products they have that could inspire YOU!

First up is the gorgeous Lilian Oliver from Lily Chic Events - undoubtedly one of Melbourne's most exciting up-and-coming event stylists.

Lilian writes:

"There is one thing that I know for certain...and that is that EVERY party is different. The reason I know this is that all parties should reflect the person whose party it is...and we are all unique.  The best part of my day is creating the perfect party for the 'guest of honour'.  What worked for one may not work for the next..but that is why styling and theming events is so exciting! I never know how it's going to turn out till the day.I am one of those stylists that will create on the spot...I have a vision but if my style needs tweaking on the day...then that's what I do. 

This year for kids parties I am seeing lots of 'pink' in all shades for girls...teamed with white or grey for a vintage and classical look. I am also getting lots of requests for red and white...whether it be polka dots, circus stripes, woodland mushrooms or hearts. Lots of Vintage toys and old school party games!

For weddings I am still seeing lots of DIY weddings where the bridal couple put their own stamp on the day. One couple I saw had a Fingerprint Wishing Tree where the guests stamped their fingers and placed it on the sketched paper tree to resemble leaves and then wrote their name on the leaf so that the couple could frame the tree and remember all their guests on the day!

Another couple used ceramic plates for their dessert and had the plates custom made with each guests name painted on it. Once the guests ate their dessert they had to find the guest whose plate they had...then go searching for their own! So cute!

I love this about events and wouldn't want to change what I do for anything!"

You can check out Lilian's work and visit her gorgeous online store here:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inspiration Boards - Always the Bridesmaid

As you may or may not know - a considerable amount of planning goes into an event, and even a photo shoot. We were going through some of our Inspiration Boards earlier and found our original ideas for "Always the Bridesmaid".

It's always fun to see how the original plans morph into the final product, so I thought I'd share them with you!

 Here's where we started....

Here's when we started to narrow down the products we wanted to showcase:

 And of course - the finished product!

Did you miss this post? Check out all the action here at our blog and here at Catch My Party!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rocking the Grey on Grey

This wedding found its way into our inbox the other day from Derek Smith Photography - and we fell in love with it straight away!

Grey is a colour that sneaks into more and more weddings nowadays but it takes true pioneers to choose grey on grey and just completely rock it!

 And rock it, they do!

Of course we absolutely died when we saw these props - what a great way to highlight key parts of your wedding!

Congratulations to Carla and Dale on such a gorgeous wedding, and we wish you every happiness!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentines Day Dessert Table

Say "Valentines Day" and what's the first thing that comes to mind? Hallmark cards, cute fuzzy bears, token gifts of chocolate and wine? Couples staring lovingly into each others eyes, hand in hand walking off into the sunset? 

Valentines Day is one of the most popular days for proposals and wedding celebrations...but what about those who are unattached? 

Don't sit home feeling sorry for yourself! We have a shoot for all the single ladies that are always the bridesmaid . . . never the bride! How do you celebrate your singledom, your status and your sisterhood?

...with CAKE of course!

Have a wonderful, whimsical Valentines Day!