Talks & Tipples – an Intimate Evening at Stackwood Hall

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by CJ Williams Photography
November 29, 2016

Nouba recently headed west to hang with some of our fave Perth wedding creatives for an intimate evening at Fremantle’s Stackwood Hall. The unstoppable Flights of Fancy by Kristy headed one heck of a styling team to help us put on an incredible night that (in our humble opinion) won’t be forgotten in a hurry! A big thanks to the lovely Carly of CJ Williams Photography for documenting it so beautifully.

With contemporary copper furniture by Event Artillery and Micktric Events’ dramatic pendant lighting, the new warehouse venue was transformed into a modern yet intimate setting. Lounge areas styled by Pretty Willow softened the industrial space while abundant greenery and blooms by Fox & Rabbit added layers of colour and texture. Hand-lettered Moleskines by the talented Paige Tuzée were gifted to each guest for the evening’s note-taking.

Kicking off cocktail hour with espresso martinis and berry mojitos, the crew from The Crafty Barman ensured guests were well hydrated whilst listening to the unique grooves of Filtered Sound. For the wine lovers, Vinomofo provided a generous selection of their finest tipples, perfectly paired with incredible eats from our favourite Perth food trucks – Soul Provider and Comida do Sul. For those with a sweeter tooth, dessert queen Sukar provided a mouth-watering grazing spread, complete with the prettiest dessert canapés, spiced fruits, nuts and cheeses.

But the evening wasn’t all about amazing food and drinks (though admittedly a large part). Joining us to share some of their professional wisdom in a series of short talks were some of WA’s most beloved wedding vendors. Flights of Fancy imparted some invaluable advice on juggling a day job with a bourgeoning business and still having a life; Comida do Sul shared the joys and challenges of a husband-wife operation; modern bridal pioneers Lola Varma explored the importance of staying true to your brand; Fox & Rabbit give us some equally practical and hilarious advice on understanding your worth; and (with a healthy peppering of colourful language) photographer Jenna Mason shared the importance of networking and generally giving less F’s.

We were so humbled by the passion and enthusiasm of all our partners, speakers and guests. A heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone involved, with an extra big hug to our girl on the ground who made it all possible – Kristy of Flights of Fancy. We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall modern copper and black industrial wedding design
Perfectly styled by Flights of Fancy, Event Artillery's copper and black wire furniture made a bold statement in the industrial setting of Stackwood Hall, complemented by contemporary lighting by Micktric Events.
hand-lettered Moleskine notebooks hand-lettered Moleskine notebooks
Hand-lettered Moleskine notebooks by the talented Paige Tuzée made lovely keepsakes for our guests.
wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall
moern copper and black industrial wedding design
moern copper and black industrial wedding design
Boho-inspired lounge areas styled by Pretty Willow softened the space and made perfect retreat zones to curl up with a glass of red or espresso martini. We loved those quirky neon signs too.
wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall
cool wine packaging by Vinomofo
cool wine packaging by Vinomofo
United by wine we indeed were, thanks to Vinomofo's delicious selection. The Old Money Cab Sav was a particular favourite, being a chilly night in Freo.
Perth food truck Soul Provider Perth food truck Comida do Sul decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar
Needless to say, the epic grazing spread by dessert queen Sukar was an absolute hit on the night! Just quietly, we may have nabbed more than our fair share of brownies.
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The crew from The Crafty Barman showed off their cocktail skills with endless espresso martinis and berry mojitos. We were bouncing off the walls by the end of the night!
tapas by Perth food truck Comida do Sul wild mushroom tostadas
Not a soul was left hungry thanks to the amazing eats by our superstar food trucks. Comida do Sul dished up fresh Brazilian style fare (the ceviche was particularly delicious) and Soul Provider served amazing comfort food with vibrant Caribbean flavours (the mushroom tostadas were off the charts!)
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Perth DJ Filtered Sound set the audio scene for us, playing unique world music and chilled beats throughout the night.
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A huge thank you to our wonderful speakers who informed, inspired and entertained us with their insightful talks.
paella pan by Perth food truck Soul Provider bamboo boats of paella wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall wedding industry night at Fremantle warehouse venue Stackwood Hall decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar decadent dessert grazing spread by Sukar

Credits

Images CJ Williams Photography | Venue Stackwood Hall | Styling & Planning Flights of Fancy by Kristy | Lighting Micktric Events | Flowers Fox & Rabbit | Furniture hire Event Artillery | Trestle tables & Lounge areas Pretty Willow | Signage & Lettering Paige Tuzée | Food Trucks Soul Provider | Comida do Sul | Wine Vinomofo | Bar staff The Crafty Barman | Desserts Sukar | Music Filtered Sound |


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