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

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.