Andrew Ellis

Decisions! Desisions! Desisions!

Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Whew, wedding planning is tiring! So many decisions to be made. Need help?

Enter the wedding stylist.

All couples have an idea of what their dream wedding looks like and a wedding stylist can turn those dreams into reality. Our job is to create an atmosphere for you to celebrate your love with family and friends. By coordinating all aspects of your wedding décor, such as lighting, linen and furniture, we can ensure that your wedding looks professional and polished.

Using a wedding stylist will also not only save you hours of scouring through Pinterest, or bridal magazines for ideas before your wedding, but you will have peace of mind knowing that your reception and /or ceremony will be perfect on the big day. Lets face it, would you rather be hanging fairy lights or hanging out with your bridal party on your wedding day?

On a more practical note, a wedding stylist has access to many different styling pieces, and can advise you of how to use these together to create an underlying theme. They have a critical eye for detail ensuring that even the smallest item is taken into consideration. They are also familiar with the practicalities that go with designing and decorating a space, ensuring that your guests will be comfortable and relaxed while enjoying your wedding.

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, so why not take some of the stress out of the planning and leave the styling details to a wedding stylist. You are then free to enjoy the celebration of your love and the beginning of your life together. Happy wedding day!

A French Affair

One of Melbourne’s premier wedding venues, Circa the Prince, was the  destination for our French Provincial themed wedding for the most easy going and fun loving couple, Xavier & Katherine.

The bride’s vision was to have a French theme running through the two styled areas – a formal dining area and an outside deck, with lots of flowers and lights.

We decided on a formal French Provincial theme for the dining area and a rustic French winery for the outdoors. To tie in with both the black sash that the bride wore around the waist of her gown, and the bridesmaid’s black dress, our colour scheme for the day was black and white.

My first challenge was to find some black and white striped centrepieces for the dining tables and after much fruitless sourcing, I decided to use my local men’s shed to have some hand crafted. These were then painted in glossy black and white stripes, resulting in a stunning display when coupled with our polished silver urn and candleholders on top of them.

Now to find a matching wishing well! Luckily, our custom made service came to the fore again, with an antique suitcase being transformed into a unique wishing well to perfectly match the centrepieces.

In styling the deck area, we used many of our bespoke imported French pieces, exclusive to Events With Distinction, plus some grapevines from the Groom’s family winery which added to the authenticity of the theme. We also provided all of the indoor and outdoor floral arrangements, showcasing our versatility in event styling.

French Provincial done two ways and we loved every minute of it. Thank you Xavier & Katherine for trusting us to style your special day.


Michele did the most amazing job decorating both our ceremony and reception venues.

We had several meetings to discuss the look, feel, and theme of our big day and she was always available for last minute questions or additions.
The best part was simply telling Michele “we’re after French Provincial, whatever that means…” and instantly we could see her mind ticking over options, and wow did she deliver!
The venue was full to the brim with flowers, table decorations, and tiny touches that only the most eagle-eyed wedding guest would have noticed.
One of the highlights was the customised vintage luggage Michele hand painted to match our colour scheme, which we used for our wishing well.
We couldn’t recommend Michele enough, she is an absolute superstar.
Xavier Muhlebach & Katherine Whittemore

Aladdin’s Cave

The Reed Gift Fairs in Melbourne and Sydney offers an opportunity for wholesalers to show case the latest trends in imported and locally made products. It is always a source of inspiration for our stylists to see what’snew in the marketplace and then use their creativity to adapt it to an event.One of the newest products that took our interest this year was seed lights.

Small and more delicate than fairy lights, they add a touch of romance to our styling. Use them in hanging glass terrariums in place of tealights, and as they are battery operated they will stay alight until the end of the event.

They can also be used in delicate floral arrangements, as they are very light and don’t weigh down flowers as fairy lights do.We now have 30 sets of these ready and waiting to light up your next event.

The Gentlemen’s Bucks

Step aside brides to be, the Groom Shower is here.

No longer do brides just get to have all the fun and get the gifts. It’s now the grooms turn. Run along the same lines as a bridal shower, the groom shower is a get together for the grooms friends and family.

Don’t worry gents, the bucks night isn’t dead. But you might want to have a civilised event that caters for all your good friends and family. It could be a cigar and scotch evening, a pool and darts night whatever your fancy the key point about this new trend is it can include everyone, even your future father in law.

Of course, the guys don’t want it called ‘a shower’ so link it to a theme that suits the groom’s interests. A stock the bar party, sporting interest party or tools for the garage party are a few suggestions that Events With Distinction can style for you.

Illawarra Wedding Expo

The next Illawarra Wedding Expo is coming up on Sunday 27th September. This is your chance to see some of our creative ideas in action and to have a chat about your upcoming wedding plans.

We will be showcasing a few of our main themes so whether you want rustic, glam,vintage or French our unique ideas will inspire you. As always, if your wedding is booked with us within 7 days after the expo, you receive 15% discount. Don’t forget we also style bridal showers using a theme or your choice of colours.

Be sure to come down and see us and start planning your perfect day.

Bonjour mon amies!

Our imported French items have arrived at last. These bespoke items, available only through Events With Distinction are both distinctive and versatile.The champagne box would look beautiful filled with flowers for a romantic look or add some tortured willow sticks to get a rustic feel.

The blackboards are perfect to display your wedding or event menu, or disguise the ‘offres’ written at the top with a flower garland or fabric draping, then use as a welcome sign or table name display. I love the little bird coat hook which I will be using in our French Provincial theme wedding (January 2016 ) as a display for flowers in glass terrariums with seed lights.