Sunday, 29 March 2015

♥✿ Flower Wedding ✿♥

Yesterday there was a lovely flower themed wedding in the Balcony Room. The florist was a friend of the bride and was, in fact, a lawyer by trade! She did a superb job in my opinion.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful with a live harpist for the bride's walk down the isle. Everything was very elegant and sophisticated.

 In the picture above you see the baby's breath used to outline the isle.

 Bridal tulle had been used over the projector screen to create a canopy of sort that framed the registrars table nicely.

 The wedding colour was yellow and the grooms men wore yellow ties to match the flowers decorated around the room.
 The wedding cake was simple but very nice. It was actually a carrot cake with cream cheese icing inside which was a lovely surprise for all the guests.

 The table set-up is shown in these photos. We made menus and table names to match their theme. As the bride was of Chinese origin, the wedding favours were these beautiful oriental boxes.

In all, it was a very lovely wedding and I was happy to be there.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

♂ Yvonne Todd: Creamy Psychology

Backtracking about a month ago (back at Wellington) I went to the City Gallery. This place is pretty cool as they seem to have a good range of exhibitions but the best thing's FREE!

So I went and saw the exhibition about Yvonne Todd. I'd never heard of her before but the exhibition was recommended because of my affinity for glittery dresses. And OMG, I was not disappointed!  There was a lotta shiny shiny stuff, it was enough to render me momentarily senseless.

The blurb from the website sums the show better than I can explain so here it is:
Creamy Psychology showcases the breadth of Todd's work since the late 1990s and aims to expand our understanding and appreciation of it. The show includes a display of Todd's collection of vintage designer gowns that feature in her images (some previously owned by the likes of  Liza Minnelli and Whitney Houston); and photographs by other artists that are reference points for her (including Diane Arbus, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Mike Disfarmer).
How cool is that?! There were dresses actually worn by the actors in the 80s soap opera Dynasty.  And there was even a gown from Whitney Houston. It's the closes I'll ever get to her now......not that I had any aspirations to meet her while she was alive mind you.

The exhibition initially started with all these slightly tacky, 80s portraits of mostly women. They reminded me of all the books written by Victoria Andrews for some reason...perhaps it's because the women all look like wall flowers and since most of her classic novels were written in the 80s they seem to go hand-in-hand according to my brain.

And this is the bronze statue in a street down Lambton Quay? I think. It's a pretty neat statue. And then I had dinner, which is the burger below. It was gooooooooodddddd.

Signing off now. Ciao.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Climbing Monument!

So I'm back in London and the events team and I decided to climb Monument, which is a structure that will be explained in one of the pictures below.

I have an awful cold and I don't want to write much, so just view the pictures.

 Monument explanation in the description above! It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren who also designed other buildings around London such as the current version of Saint Paul's Cathedral.

 It was very windy and cold up there! We only stayed a few minutes to enjoy the view.

 Then after, we wanted to go to the Breakfast Club in Shoreditch, but somehow we ended up going to the Breakfast Club in Hoxton. Clearly all five of us girls are terrible with directions.

 This weird little kid kept coming to our table and staring at us with this weird intensity. Then he would raise his gun and shoot us. It was so funny!

 The plate above was the "All American Breakfast".
 My burger was the "Pink Flamingo" which had caramelised bacon and pineapple in it.

The two plates here are the classic pancakes and another All American Breakfast.

So yeah! Good time had by all. Now I'm off to bed.