"Breakfast at Tiffany's" Inspired Wedding Day of Stephanie & Andrew at The Great Hall at Mains

Beautiful people deserve beautiful days, it can't always be that way of course but thankfully Easter Sunday couldn't have been more beautiful or more perfect for Stephanie & Andrew!


Today's blog posting is going to be peppered with quotes from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" the inspiration for this wonderful, wonderful wedding day, much of Stephanie and my correspondence and our decisions have not only included but have in fact been directed by "Hollie Golightly"!

So first one, it may have all started like this....

Holly Golightly: I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?

Paul Varjak: In a minute.

Holly Golightly: I guess it's pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?

The second one in reference to Me, heck it's my blog so why not!...

Holly Golightly: Do you think she's talented, deeply and importantly talented?

Paul Varjak: No. Amusingly and superficially talented, yes. But deeply and importantly, no.

Glorious Peonies, Roses, Sweet Peas, Arabicum, Anemones, Germinis and lots more loveliness in an exquisite wedding bouquet, all finished off with the most fabulous Tiffany coloured brooch

Paul Varjak: So you're getting married, then?

Oh I think she is, in a little over an hour and she loved her gorgeous wedding bouquet...

Holly Golightly: I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.
Paul Varjak: Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.
Holly Golightly: That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!

I really wanted Stephanie to feel like that about her wedding bouquet and of course Flower Design Events!!!! so when I handed her, her wedding bouquet and saw how thrilled she was it was so exhilarating!!!!

.Paul Varjak: I don't think I've ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.

On this particular shot I think we both look like we have!!!

Holly Golightly: "I've got to do something about the way I look, How do I look?"

Paul Varjak: "Very good. I must say, I'm amazed."

Sonara Parker MUA was doing a fabulous job of Stephanie's make up

The lovely and talented Stephanie Ashton of Ashton Photography

And my old friend, yet another Stephanie was doing an amazing job of the hair

Holly Golightly:" Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - "...

.... I'd get married there and what could be a more magical place than The Great Hall at Mains, nothing bad could ever happen there only good things!!!!

The registrars table to the left of the fire place was dressed with exquisite floral jewels

Sweet Peas, Roses, Pearls, Germini & Crystals

On the right hand registrars table we used mirrored cake stands, crystal shot glasses all filled with delicate posies of Anemones, Sweet Peas and Crystal Blush Calla Lilies

I adore this exquisite little crystal basket filled with fresh flowers and jet beads

On either side of the foot of the aisle we'd arranged these magnificent vases filled with White Delphinium Elatum, White Gladioli, White Peonies and White Hydrangeas, we'd tied black voile around the base of the vase and fixed the bow with a turquoise brooch

The ceiling dressing, chair covers and brooches were all provided by the brilliant Dawn from Creative Cover Hire

The Aisle was lined with lanterns and Rose petals

Paul Varjak:People do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself.

Stephanie made these exquisite Faberge style eggs in the cages to decorate the outside tables, seriously impressive!

The Bar area was dressed with a selection of Martini Glasses in different sizes all filled with fabulous fresh flowers, the world famous TGHM Blackboard is worth a closer look at!!!

The Tiffany inspired gift card box

...and a very beautiful Vanda Orchid Wrist corsage on a diamante bracelet

Andrew the uber handsome Bride Groom, was only a little bit nervous when I pinned on his very special boutonniere of Akito Rose, Champagne Grass and black Germini Centre

Paul Varjak: He's all right, I suppose, if you like dark, handsome, rich-looking men with passionate natures

The Groom's Father having his Rose buttonhole pinned into place

A very elegant lady with a fresh green and ivory wrist corsage we;d made on a black pearl bracelet

The Mini Gents and the Big Gents both had Akito Rose Buttonholes and very smart they looked too

A Simple white Rose Buttonhole with Champagne Grass, Ivy and Eucalyptus

A very elegant wrist corsage of Crystal Blush Calla Lily and and white Freesia for the Brides Grandma

A very special corsage for Andrew's Grandma Dorothy who sadly couldn't attend as she was in hospital so we placed it where she would have been sat on the top table

A very handsome young man wearing an Akito Rose buttonhole and and a very glamorous Brides Mum wearing a fabulous "Red Lip" Phalaenopsis Orchid Wrist Corsage!

Holly Golightly: She's a model, believe it or not, and a thumping bore!!!!!!

.Simon one of the fantastic chefs from Twelve Event Management and Super Model Chriss general manager at The Great Hall at Mains

How fabulous does this ensemble look with the Vanda Orchid Wrist Corsage

Te Brides proud Grandparents

Here come the Tiffany Girls!!!!

They all looked completely stunning!!!

Their Bridesmaid's Bouquets looked completely perfect with the long black gloves and gorgeous gowns

Just totally gorgeous!!!

The Bride Groom was waiting patiently

Paul Varjak: I love you.
Holly Golightly: So what.
Paul Varjak: So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!
Holly Golightly: People don't belong to people.
Paul Varjak: Of course they do!
Holly Golightly: I'll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage.
Paul Varjak: I don't want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!

Stephanie looked so completely breath taking!!!!

Steve Ashton in Action!!!

Holly Golightly: It should take me exactly four seconds to cross from here to that man. I'm giving me two

Huge and ginormous congratulations from all of the team at Flower Design Events

The two gorgeous registrars

The lovely Mel from TGHM Holly Golightly: But just look at the goodies she brought with her.

Holly Golightly: Oh, golly gee!

Oh this was another seriously stunning cake from our friends Joe & Janine from Specialized cakes a serious work of art again inspired by the Tiffany theme!

It takes a huge team of people to turn the Hall around from Ceremony space to Banqueting Hall, Dawn from Creative is working on the Top table, the Twelve Team and the TGHM team on the actual dining tables and our team on moving the flowers into situation the whole change around and set up is done in just under an hour! and it's seriously impressive, a little choreographed if you will!

Absolute perfection and immaculateness exactly what you expect from Twelve!!!

The table number detail was just perfect

The table designs were huge black martini vases filled with Delphinium, Larkspur, Peonies, Hydrangeas and Gerberas with fountains of Palms spilling over the edges

The Top table was a series of floral jewels set out on random sized mirrors with crystals and pearls, Sweet Peas and Roses, Anemones and Lilies all in all very "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Te Hall looked quite magnificent when it was all completed with tall elegant martini vase designs

Josh checking and polishing every single wine glass

The Top table looked so magical with all the candles and crystal sparkling

Grandma Dorothy's corsage on the top table

Chef Simon checking out the Hog Roast for the evening guests, The Twelve Event Management Team really were on top form as ever....

"Paul's Canape Angels" From mini Beef Wellingtons, to Quails Egg Dreaminess, and the most exquisite tarts ever

Home made Chicken Nugget Childrens canapes and sausages

Paul Guard had everyone up and dancing in the garden they were begging him for more!!!! hey and who wouldn't????

Paul Varjak: No, no. It's Paul-baby
Paul Varjak: Sing Sing?

Stephanie's bouquet got blousier and blousier as the day progressed the gorgeous Peonies burst open and showed their inner most secrets!

Love, Love, Love the dark glasses can;t wait to see the Ashton's shot of those!!!!

Steve Ashton looking very at home amongst a bevvy of beauty

I'm going to leave the last quote to Holly & Paul AKA Stephanie & Andrew....

Holly Golightly: Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?


Such fabulous florals, as usual, among lovely Tiffany's inspired decorations! We just posted this link on our Bellenza FB page!
Adele said…
Oh Jane, seriously, your best blog posting ever.. This made me cry ...such a softy.
So so sorry to have missed Steph and Andrew's big day, but you've brought it totally to life here. I love, love love it all! I think it's one of the classiest weddings I've seen, sunglasses and all!
By the way, those Faberge eggs that Steph made herself...give that girl a job!!!
Adele and Roger
stephanie Beresford said…
Jane! i think we won the competition with the royals on the flowers dont you?! How have they not heard of you? such a loss for them ha ha
A Massive thank you for not only soooo getting our theme but being absolutley brilliant at what you do, its so nice to see someone with such passion! i was overwhelmed with how stunning the flowers were and the top table decoration was AMAZING! and for then making such a missive effort with your blog, which seriuosly made me CRY! i have no words good enough for you :)
Lots of love and Thank you
Stephanie and her Uber Handsome Husband Andy :)xx

P.s Did i tell you how utterly and devinley happy you made us?!

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