We’re suckers for an Aussie Christmas here at Nouba, which is why recently we teamed up with a fab bunch of friends to style the perfect festive summer lunch. We’re talking relaxed, all-day grazing with plenty of bubbles and beautiful gifting for your nearest and dearest.
Chanelling a ‘modern Australiana’ aesthetic, Zoe of I Heart Flowers styled the celebration in a fresh palette of sage, white and black. An abundance of native flora set the tone, with a few hints of spruce to suggest Christmas without screaming it. We asked Steph from Long Way Home Photography to come along for some frames (and some fizz) and her vibrant style was the perfect fit for our little soiree.
Popup picnickers Honour with Fete created a Christmas-worthy grazing spread on their signature low table with comfy rattan ottomans and white cushions for seating. Harry the Hirer supplied textural linen and earthy ceramics, which were offset with black cutlery and September Creative’s gloss black acrylic place cards. Taking pride of place in the centre of the table was a single tier cake by Cherry Tree Bakehouse, artfully dressed by Zoe with native foliage and nuts.
We believe beautiful gifting is an art, which is why we asked three uber talented designers to create a suite of Christmas stationery for us to share with you. Paige Tuzée, September Creative and Be Bold by Haylo each created a printable greeting card, gift tag and wrap that can be downloaded here for your own holiday gifting! Read on for our printing tips and stock choices.
Designed by Be Bold by Haylo, we printed this watercolour foliage suite on 250gsm stock for the cards and tags and 100gsm stock for the wrap. Want to print your own? Download it here.
Paige Tuzée designed this typographic hand-lettered set which we printed on two tones of stock - white and warm charcoal. Again, we used 250gsm stock for the cards and tags and 100gsm for the wrap. Download it here.
September Creative designed these Festive Fa la la's with vintage holly in two tones. We printed on white 250gsm stock for the cards and tags and 100gsm for the wrap. Want to print your own? Download it here.
Honour with Fete's low table with floor seating was perfect for the relaxed verandah setting. Their epic grazing spread is ideal for a long lazy afternoon lunch with friends.
I Heart Flowers mixed up the florals in foam-free arrangements of native Australian foliage and nuts with white king proteas and the occasional black rose. Hints of spruce pine gave the modern Australiana style a festive look. Zoe then reused all the florals for everlasting Christmas wreaths, so no waste.
A simple (and absolutely delicious) single tier cake by Cherry Tree Bakehouse was topped with native Australian flowers and nuts for a festive summer feel.
For a Chrstmassy twist on edible flower ice blocks, we froze berries, pomegranate seeds, flowering herbs and sprigs of pine. They looked great in out Champagne bowl and dropped into drinks too.