How to Create A Stylish Winter Event – Levian Events

The team at Complete Function Hire enjoys working closely with Melbourne’s most talented event designers and stylists to help create exceptional events and perfect weddings.

Levian Events go above and beyond to create the most special occasions. With their full range of event services including wedding and event design and styling, the team at Levian Events are a team of creatives that loves adding a touch of magic to every event including beautiful florals, spectacular centrepieces and elements of technical audio and visual lighting solutions.

On this week’s blog, we were thrilled to speak to the passionate team at Levian Events to explore the latest trends and to get their tips on how to create stylish events that stand out this winter.

What makes winter events so memorable?

Winter events are memorable as clients tend to explore different themes and styles. Themes can be Winter Wonderland to Enchanted Forest – this becomes fun when clients are completely invested in the theme and allow us to work our magic!

For clients that don’t necessarily want a particular ‘theme’, we can experiment with different colour palettes and tones that complement the winter months. These tones can either be quite classic with neutral, muted tones or darker, richer tones for a more dramatic effect.

Levian Event’s style tips:

Don’t be afraid to experiment with deeper, richer tones in winter months.

Use lighting where possible to enhance settings and interiors.

What are the Levian Events team’s event styling predictions for the cooler months ahead?

Rich and warm colour palettes will be a popular choice for wedding and event planners this winter and candles throughout your event space will add a romantic touch.

We love classic colour palettes for winter, incorporating greys, blues and whites. For those clients that like to experiment with colour, our team loves using burgundy and red tones with abundant dark foliage to create drama.

We enjoy introducing more lighting in winter such as fairy lights and festoon lights which creates a gorgeous atmosphere. As guests will arrive to evening events in the dark during Winter, we love up lighting the exterior of venues to create an impressive entrance.

What are the Levian Events team’s top tips for corporate event planners to ensure a stress free experience in the lead up to their event this winter?

• Research a style or theme that you prefer
• Establish a budget for all aspects of your event
• Get organised early to avoid stress (e.g. source suppliers and obtain quotes)
• Keep regular contact with your chosen suppliers
• Don’t leave things to the last minute
• Delegate, delegate, delegate!

What’s new at Levian Events?

Recently we have been working on some very large scale events that have allowed us to be extra creative and really think outside the box. Something that has been very popular for us of late is hanging features for weddings and events – this is something that we really special in.

Speak to the team at Levian Events to make sure your Winter Event exudes style and really stands out.

For all your winter event hire needs – contact the team at Complete Function Hire today. 

Event Styling Trends for the Festive Season

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On this week’s Complete Function Hire blog, we were delighted to chat to Ruwini Gelo from Adore Every Detail. Adore Every Detail is a boutique event agency with a passion for all things event styling and design.

The creative team of event gurus at Adore Every Detail quite literally, ADORE EVERY DETAIL of your event – it’s all the fine details that create a lasting impression. Adore Every Detail specialise in delivering event perfection and we were thrilled to find out about their event style predictions for the festive season.

What are your event style predictions for Christmas and the festive season?

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Roving and canapé style events are still popular options for Christmas and end of year celebrations, with unique, alternative takes on traditional favourites.

Decadently styled grazing and food stations have also featured prominently this year and will be favoured alternatives to traditional sit-down events, particularly for end of year functions.

Niche experiences as part of an event, such as dress up themes or unique photo walls, continue to play a key role at events, particularly with our ever increasing love for sharing personal experiences via social media.

What colours, textures and features will be popular event style choices this Christmas?

Fairly neutral and monochrome colour palettes will feature more prominently this festive season. Think shades of white to grey, with hints of dark green and a touch of metallic, or varying shades of greens paired with earthy browns. Authentic, natural textures will feature, incorporating a touch of naturistic elements such as feathers, shells, dried florals and branches, matched with modern, elegant plateware and props. Keeping with the 2017 minimalistic trend, stand-out features, such as unique styled centrepieces or decorative elements will feature as stand-alone pieces.

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Neutral colour palettes will trend again this Christmas says Ruwini from Adore Every Detail.

What do you think makes a Christmas party really special?

Good food and excellent company are a must for any great party, but let’s not underestimate the importance of ambience at an event! Creating an overall sensory experience through styling the setting to suit the event, plays a key role defining the mood of the function. From beautiful plateware and place cards, to tailored seating and cutlery, the finer details play a crucial part in creating lasting, memorable experiences.

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Unique naturistic inspired stand out features will be popular this Christmas says Ruwini from Adore Every Detail.

What’s new at Adore Every Detail?

We have recently completed a bold, romantic styled shoot with a number of amazing vendors, featuring dramatic tones and deep hues paired with touches of softness and feminine overtones. I look forward to sharing this hopefully very soon!

The team at Complete Function Hire love working with Melbourne’s best event stylists and event planners to deliver exceptional events. For all your event hire needs, contact the friendly team at Complete Function Today.

Winter Event Style Trends – JAK Creative

The Complete Function Hire team LOVE being part of winter events in Melbourne! On this week’s blog, we were thrilled to chat to our dear friend’s at JAK Creative to find out what makes winter events so cool and what the hot event styling trends are for the chilly months ahead.  Here’s what Kerryn Howell, Creative Director and guru of all things event styling had to say about winter event style.

“Winter is a great time to get creative especially at JAK Creative. In Winter, we get to spend time rugged up at our desks (in our colour coordinated Ugg Boots and fingerless gloves) trawling the world for inspiration. This year there has been some wonderful trends coming through that you’ll be able to see in our work later in the year. And there are also trends that we are dying to embrace, just waiting for the perfect briefs to unleash them on!

Over the past couple of months there has been an influx of inspiration from overseas.  The world of Design and Interiors has been busy with loads of international fairs and showcases and we recently had Denfair right here in Melbourne.

There is some real stand out trends which will effortlessly translate into super stylish event spaces. Some of them make great hybrids too. Most of them will transition right through into the new year and beyond. I also expect to see some of these looks emerging through Spring Racing Carnival 2017.

Here is our top Winter Trends. I hope they inspire you too!”

Timber

Timber is being appreciated in every which way right now. Stacked, cut, joined or moulded. Rings exposed or grains exposed. Raw or polished. High-End design or timeless Scandi style are all perfectly acceptable.

Add fire or candle light for the nights. Add botanic touches and organic details for day time. Raw linens and fur throws add texture, softness and neutral tones to keep it feeling classic. Bold colours and graphics bring it into the now.

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JAK Creative’s Viking theme featuring raw cut timber stacks, candle light and fur with faux deer antlers.

Green & Gold

This combination used to be something I avoided at all costs (I think it had something to do with merchandise from Australia winning the America’s Cup in the 80’s). Later in life I learned that green could be foliage or a cushion and gold could be furniture, a vase or charger plate. This changed everything and I now find them quite enchanting as a combination. When in doubt, change the context!

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JAK Creative’s Botanical and Gold table setting featuring Complete Function Hire’s Gold Charger Plate. Floral by Floretta.

Again, greenery and foliage are the heroes of this trend and work as a print or graphic as well as actual plants. Secondary elements like concrete and marble are great additions too.

Pantone’s colour of the year ‘Greenery’ has been a big influence on this trend across all design industries from print and fashion to interiors and technology.

Be sure to watch out for the next instalment of our winter style blog featuring more hot winter event style trends from the team at JAK Creative.

For all your winter event hire needs, we can’t wait to talk to you – call the friendly team at Complete Function Hire today.

Complete Function Hire’s Trusted Event Partners – Fred and Ginger Catering

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There are so many components to organising and delivering a successful wedding or event. That’s why it is so important to work with event suppliers and partners you can trust. It is all about relationships – we pride ourselves on that at Complete Function Hire.

On today’s blog, we spoke to our Sales Manager Jamie Staton and the Director of Fred and Ginger Catering, Emma Musgrove to find out why relationships are so important in being able to deliver an incredible Melbourne wedding or event.

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The Victorian Market transforms for the incredible Opera In The Market event.

Jamie had this to say about the ongoing partnership between Complete Function Hire and Fred and Ginger Catering:

How long have Complete Function Hire and Fred and Ginger Catering been working together on weddings and events?

We have been working on events with Fred and Ginger since 2006 and have developed a strong relationship over this time – our team always enjoys working closely with the Fred and Ginger team. We work together on offsite events as well as weddings and events at venues all over Melbourne.

Why do you love working with the team at Fred and Ginger?

Fred and Ginger have a great team and are easy to work with.  They also look after some of our own events like our 15-year Celebration and Staff Trivia night. We just have that relationship of working in partnership and helping each other out.

Favourite item on the Fred and Ginger Menu?

Impossible to choose a favourite! Everything is absolutely delicious and always so beautifully presented.

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Complete Function Hire always love working with their trusted event partners on incredible events such as Opera In the Market.

Emma Musgrove from Fred and Ginger Catering had this to say about the importance of working closely with trusted event partners:

Why is it important to work closely with event suppliers that you trust?

Event suppliers are an extension of our brand and we have to ensure that we work with and recommend to our client’s suppliers only that we completely trust will deliver on our promise.  We like to measure this is across a number of key performance indicators, is the product suited to the event, is the product in good condition, is the supplier responsive to providing initial information, follow up information and resolving any issues in a timely manner.  The Complete Function Hire Team are a big tick to all of these.

What are the benefits of working closely together as event partners?

It’s like having an extended family, you can trust them to represent you and your clients without always being at the event to receive deliveries.  It’s a fun and professional relationship and we are 100% confident the job will get done.

If you have a wedding or event coming up and want to work with suppliers that you can trust, speak to the team at Complete Function Hire today.