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Adriana and Mirlind just sent us these beautiful images from Clarisse Photography of their engagement party held in our Conservatory last month.  They are too good not to share with you …Adriana Mirlind-49 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-57 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-67 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-1 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-27 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-21 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-213 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-7 (Custom)Adriana styled the room herself with a mixture of white pillar candles, beautiful blooms and an incredibly tempting dessert buffet. Adriana Mirlind-19 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-9 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-11 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-17 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-307 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-289 (Custom)Mark from Clarisse Photography also took these breathtaking photos of Adriana and Mirlind in the laneway behind the Conservatory. Adriana Mirlind-384 (Custom) Adriana Mirlind-369 (Custom)Congrats again guys, all the best for the wedding planning! xx


DSC_0457A few snaps of Nick & Dione’s Engagement Party last weekend!DSC_0465 DSC_0463 DSC_0460 DSC_0472This couple did so well to arrange everything from New Zealand. Good luck with the wedding planning guys! xx


DSC_0403Today we are delighted to share with you Damian & Dani’s D.I.Y engagement party! DSC_0409 (Small) DSC_0407 (Small) DSC_0413 (Small)We say D.I.Y because they did everything themselves, from the styling of the room, to baking all the delicious treats for the dessert buffet, to making the frame hanging from the rafters as a photo booth!DSC_0398 DSC_0393 (Small) DSC_0396 DSC_0389 (Small) DSC_0414Well done and congrats guys – amazing job! xx

NATHAN & SUSAN – 04 January 2015

photo2015 has certainly started off well for us here at the St Andrews Conservatory! Our Function Manager, Susan celebrated her engagement with a lovely, relaxed Sunday afternoon cocktail party in early January.DSC_0061 DSC_0059 DSC_0065 DSC_0076 DSC_0041 DSC_0080 DSC_0086 DSC_0150 DSC_0036The conservatory was decorated with hand painted wine bottles, candles, lace and gold.   DSC_0074 DSC_0058They had a photo station set up where people had to replace their names with a polaroid photo of themselves.  They then took the whole frame with all the photos home, which created a visual guestbook for them to keep forever.  DSC_0054 DSC_0075DSC_0209 DSC_0233Sunday Groove were amazing in helping to capture that relaxed afternoon vibe.  They played 5 sets throughout the afternoon, and soon had everyone dancing as the day turned into evening.DSC_0094 DSC_0104 DSC_0253 DSC_0089 DSC_0147 DSC_0148 DSC_0344Congrats Nath and Suz – Good luck with the wedding planning!



As it’s the first day of spring (although it sure doesn’t feel like it today!), we’ve decided to reflect back on the various celebrations held here over the last two months!

IMG_2153Watching that classic Melbourne rain pouring down over the glass ceiling is something we absolutely LOVE. It’s cold and grey outside, but the lanterns are illuminated, the heater is full blast, and not to mention we are setting up for another beautiful event!!

IMG_1419Speaking of setting up … here is our Function Manager, Susan hard at work arranging some beautiful bright flowers! I think we need some more jars over here ….IMG_1537 IMG_1536IMG_1538Chris and Lauren took advantage of the natural light spilling in from the ceiling and windows, and held their ceremony and reception in the Conservatory.  It’s amazing how something as simple as a cream chair sash can totally transform the overall look of your ceremony!

IMG_1972IMG_1973Sarah and Jonathan were lucky enough to celebrate their marriage twice! They had a BIG wedding in Sarah’s hometown in Ireland, then flew back to Melbourne to have an ‘after wedding celebration’ with all their friends and family here! The atmosphere of the evening was made all the more beautiful by the amazing harpist that played as the guests arrived! 

IMG_2114A few weeks ago the lovely Janet and Aaron held their wedding ceremony at the Old Melbourne Goal, and then over to us to celebrate with a seated wedding reception!IMG_2124The bonbonniere were varities of Australian plants that Janet had hand wrapped all herself! The room looked like a REAL Conservatory with all the plants everywhere!

IMG_2126 IMG_2132 IMG_2138 IMG_2171On Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of hosting Hoda and Sunny’s engagement party.  The light pastel colour palate of the flowers added a subtle, romantic feel to the room, and we were all treated to amazing energetic Indian/Persian music and dancing throughout the day and into the evening!! Congrats again guys xx

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