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Another stunning day at Peterson’s Champagne House in October for Jodi and Sung’s wedding ceremony on the lawn, followed by the reception inside the venue.  Jodi chose our white folding chairs,  shepherd’s hooks, and flowers in hanging vintage bottles by Jade McIntosh lining the aisle.

 

To complement the vintage theme, Jodi chose our white washed black board frame, with a very cute greeting, and vintage bike with flowers

 

For refreshments on a hot spring day, Jodi also had a lemonade stand constructed out of our wine barrels and recycled wood plank.  We provided the drink dispensers  however the bride and groom provided the refreshments to go inside them.

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It was a stunning October long weekend afternoon.  Rain had threatened during the week, but the day dawned clear and bright for CJ and Arv’s wedding at Tamburlaine Winery in Pokolbin.  

 

Hosting a combination of Hindu and Sri Lankan Ceremonies on the lawn at Tamburlaine, CJ and Arv looked amazing in their traditional costumes.  

 

The mandap was supplied by http://www.vipdecorating.com.au

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We love it when we get a reaction like this!….

 

"Hi Jacqui,

The room looked AMAZING. Beyond expectation. Marco and I are so pleased with how things looked and felt. Really made our vision come true!"

 

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We just love a country wedding and Ingrid and Cameron's on the 10th October at Peterson's Champagne House in the Hunter Valley is simply beautiful!  

 

Ingrid hired our black Princess candelabra's, and had fresh flowers arranged around the neck of them.  The black board table numbers added a personal touch. 

 

The white Tiffany chairs completed Ingrid's elegant spin on country style. 

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Are you getting married or hosting a corporate event this May, June, July and August 2015? 

We have a fantastic deal for you! 

Any centrepiece $33.00 available for pickup from our Newcastle showroom.

*Conditions apply - contact us for details.

http://www.paramounteventhire.com.au/Paramount-Event-Hire/promotions.html

 

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Every weekend we are privileged enough to play integral role of bride and groom's wedding day, a duty we take very seriously.  But when we are invited to become involved in a wedding anniversary, it is very special, especially when the beautiful couple have been a married for a remarkable 60 Years!

 

We were so humbled to be contacted by the family whom were organising the celebrations, which was the perfect occasion to bring all of the generations together at the Bather's Pavilion at Balmoral in December 2013.

 

Our crystal candelabras, were dressed exquisitely with flowers by Lisa Carnuccio floral designer at The Flower Scene, Roseville Chase, complementing our dusty rose runner and chair sashes perfectly.  The talented daughter-in-law of the couple, Mari Lou, provided the silver printed runner which was placed over the top of our dusty rose runner, and accessorised with our mirrored tea lights perfectly.  The silver motif on dusty rose was repeated on the menu cards, and hand written placecards.

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Every so often a wedding comes along that has been so long in the planning, that you cannot believe that it is finally happening!  Mel and Greg's wedding at Fort Scratchley on Friday 1st November, was one such celebration.  We absolutely loved assisting Mel with styling and decorating her wedding.  

 

  

Mel chose a stunning sophisticated theme of Black, beige, white, crystal and mirrored accents.  Mel chose beige tablecloths with a faint sheen, ruffled beige bridal table skirting, with beige and white chair tie back ruffles, finished with a round diamante buckle on the white Tiffany chairs

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Are you looking for wine barrels with a plank between them, like our image below taken at a recent wedding at Ironbark Hill Vineyard at Pokolbin?  Great for a lemonade stand!  Compliments our rustic wooden black board as well. 

 

 

 

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Thank you Newcastle Bride for this blog, we just thought we would share this with you.  Sarah and Sean have certainly raised the bar with their first bridal dance!  Not too sure how many could pull this off!

 

http://www.newcastlebride.com.au/blog/sarah-and-sean--a-floral-classic-wedding-in-newcastle

Matts Photography took the great pictures.

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Azure blue ocean, gently lapping waves, palm trees swaying gently in the breeze, golden sand stretching to the water's edge.  All your guests barefooted on the sand, casually waiting for you and your man to saying your personalised vows under the beautifully draped bamboo arch.   Got the idea?  STOP!

 

Is it only me, but have you noticed that only picture perfect images of beach ceremonies seem to be promoted on Pinterest?   Tranquil, perfect tropical vistas, with not a frangipani filled breeze in the air, everything arranged beautifully on the beach.  Not a stray blow dried hair in place! Unfortunately, sometimes,  this is not really the reality….

 

Things you need to consider:

  • Weather: On any average Aussie afternoon, there is normally a breeze on our glorious beaches.  Most beaches offer very little protection.  If you are thinking about having a bamboo arch installed for you to say your vows under, please be mindful that the drapery, not matter how perfectly installed, can act like a sail in the breeze, and wedding and event decorators have to wrap the fabric around the bamboo posts.  You may not get that picture perfect effect that you saw on google.
  • Car Parking: If you are having your ceremony on a popular beach in a Saturday afternoon in summer, have you assessed whether there will be adequate car parking to cope with the regular bathers, plus allowing your guests to arrive in time for your wedding ceremony start time?  Are there stairs for the elderly to negotiate?
  • Distance: Are you thinking of supplying chairs for your guests?  Before Uncle Charlie, says that he has every thing covered and his ute is loaded up and ready to go, please consider how far Uncle Charlie has to carry the chairs over the hot, soft, sand.  It takes a lot longer than you think to to setup the items, we always put double the staff on for beach ceremony.  
  • Get some help: You will save yourself a lot of stress if you engage an Wedding Decorator or Event Hire company to setup your ceremony items for you.  However, please be mindful that there may be additional fees to carry the chairs the distance Uncle Charlie offered to do for free.  Also many carpets will not be allowed to be hired if you are placing them on the beach - this is only so you are not given a large fee to remove the sand from the carpet - this is the wedding hire companies saving you some grief - they have learnt the hard way.  
  • Privacy: You normally won't have a time restriction as you would in a council park (see previous blog post), but you could be the centre of attention amongst the nippers!
  • Pollution: Some councils have restrictions on scattering rose petals or frangipanis on the sand, it may come under their littering laws.  Also some councils may have noise pollution laws, your celebrant may have to face the PA system away from any nearby residents.  So would be wise to check.
  • Wet weather alternative:  Ahh, the dreaded wet weather alternative… wishful thinking would have us pretending that rain will not appear on your wedding day, but you do need to have a back up plan.  If you are looking for a venue in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley where you can hold your ceremony under cover I have discussed that here.

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Are you looking to re create a Barn wedding, or simply wish to add some vintage country charm to your table settings?  We are super excited as we have had our wonderful handyman, Adrian, make especially for us these beautiful paling wood tables, which come on hand man trestle table legs.  One end features authentic curved tops of the paling fence.  They measure 1.2m x 1.8m in length.  

Being authentic they are very heavy, so if you were thinking of picking them up they are a 2 person lift!

We also have the matching black board and easel, only 1 so if keen please let us know and shall put aside for you!

 

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IT'S ON AGAIN!  Are you struggling to organise your wedding?  Are you procrastinating over which supplier to use?  After all, you do not wish to contact the wrong supplier that lets you down on your big day.  You only have so much time to invest in this wedding thing - right?  

So come and play in our world - we have hand picked some of the 16 best suppliers in the industry (and twisted their arm a little) into giving us a special promotion that we can offer to you, when you book in for our Premium Stylist Experience this coming Saturday.  Just an hour of your time, can save you so much heartache and deliberation -  claim your goodie bag with vouchers to 17 quality suppliers, and lets get the wedding planning moving into SuperFast mode!

SUPER STYLIST SATURDAY*

10 - 4PM Saturday 1ST JUNE, 2013.

Paramount Event Hire Showroom, 5 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow.

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Paramount is excited to announce that we are celebrating a day in your honour!  If you are hosting your wedding in the Multi Purpose Centre at Fort Scratchley Function Centre, mark Saturday the 25th May, 2013 as the day to get your wedding ideas organised at Paramount Event Hire.  

We are dedicating all of our Premier Stylist appointments on this day to you, so you can discuss in detail with the experts how to achieve your dream wedding at Fort Scratchley. 

You will receive at your Premier Stylist Consultation*:

  • An 1 hour Premier Stylist Consulation with one of our Fort Scratchley wedding experts in our Paramount Showroom.
  • Glass of champagne and selection of refreshments on arrival.
  • See your centrepiece come to life on our tables, with the assistance of one of our stylists.
  • You can mix and 'play' with your centrepiece, until it is 'just right'.  Come in as often as you need.
  • Expert advice on what works and what doesn't at The Fort.
  • On site consultation later in the day at Fort Scratchley, after you have discussed your wedding styling in the Paramount showroom.

*Booking fee applies, with part thereof redeemable upon your wedding decoration order. 

WHEN:  10 - 2pm Saturday 25th May, 2013.

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LOVE THIS!!  Do you?  We have a sample of chair covers that are similar to these in store now.

 

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I had a really interesting conversation in the Paramount Event Hire Showroom with one the Hunter Valley' s most prominent celebrants -  Fiona from Heart Felt Occasions.  Fiona made a comment that really resonated with me  - she stressed the importance of the wedding ceremony for setting the scene and tone for your the rest of your wedding day.  Fiona commented 'I have seen so many couples skimp on such items such as chairs for their guests, often borrowing mis-matched ones from friends.  Or not paying any attention to decorating the aisle - a simple bamboo arch, or carpet that signals to the guests exactly where you will be walking down the aisle and 'here comes the bride'.  

 

 

 

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International travel and glamour was the theme for Hayley's beautiful wedding at Fort Scratchley Function Centre in Newcastle this year.  Each table hosted a different name of a country that the Bride and Groom had travelled to during their relationship together.

 

 

 

 

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Milano's on the Lake on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie was the perfect setting for Caitlin and Matthew's  Wedding Reception and Ceremony last weekend.  It was a stunning sunny afternoon, with a gentle breeze and was the perfect setting, as guests congregated under the enormous trees 80 year old coral trees, decorated with white chinese paper lanterns, and white birdcages.   We were lucky enough to arranging the finishing touches inside the gorgeous room, when Caitlin arrived for here for the ceremony on site.  

 

We couldn't help but noticing that Milano's on the Lake suited Caitlin's theme perfectly.  Caitlin took advantage of our Premier Stylist Consultation, and we were thrilled to assist is creating her ideas and making the reception personal to her.   It boasts a Balinese inspired pavilion - the wooden beams, palms and bamboo features on the walls make you feel like you could be right at home in Bali.  There are beautiful feature mirrors on the walls, that reflect candlelight at night ensuring an intimate and relaxing atmosphere.  Soft white drapery, with fairy lights  adorn the wooden beams, with delicate bird ages suspended also.   Huge windows that run the length of the room make you feel like nature is at your doorstep - as indeed is the shores of Lake Macquarie, literally at the end of the room.  Why not arrive by boat and embark at the jetty just outside the restaurant, and really make an impression on your guests!

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Last week we heard of a very unfortunate story of a bride that bought her marquee for cocktail wedding reception off ebay.   

 

The bride had spent hours agonising over minute details of her wedding day.  She had paid SO much attention to her bridesmaids dresses, wedding flowers, vintage reception decorations, the hand crafted invitations.  She looked absolutely stunning on the day, surrounded by her bridesmaids and waiting nervously for her gorgeous groom.  Yet, for her romantic vintage wedding in the Hunter Valley, it was ruined, when the cheap, flimsy, online purchase crumbled in the horrendous rain and wind that swept through just before the nuptials were about to commence.  Umbrella anyone?  No, needed more like Noah's Ark.  NOT, like the marquee featured in this video, this one is professional.

 

Was the marquee up for the job?  Was is sturdy enough to handle gusts of wind?  What were the consequences if it had tumbled away, and injured guests?  There is a reason why there are professional event hire companies,  that install marquees every weekend, and professional Wedding Co-ordinators that organise them every weekend; would you go to your high school math teacher to get your tax done?  No, I didn't think so.  Not to mention you and your guests will be left stranded in the pouring rain, without cover.  Where do you go now?  Did you have a back up plan?  Great start to a wedding, huh? 

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Last week we heard of a very unfortunate story of a bride that bought her marquee for cocktail wedding reception off ebay.   

 

The bride had spent hours agonising over minute details of her wedding day.  She had paid SO much attention to her bridesmaids dresses, wedding flowers, vintage reception decorations, the hand crafted invitations.  She looked absolutely stunning on the day, surrounded by her bridesmaids and waiting nervously for her gorgeous groom.  Yet, for her romantic vintage wedding in the Hunter Valley, it was ruined, when the cheap, flimsy, online purchase crumbled in the horrendous rain and wind that swept through just before the nuptials were about to commence.  Umbrella anyone?  No, needed more like Noah's Ark.  NOT, like the marquee featured in this video, this one is professional.

 

Was the marquee up for the job?  Was is sturdy enough to handle gusts of wind?  What were the consequences if it had tumbled away, and injured guests?  There is a reason why there are professional event hire companies,  that install marquees every weekend, and professional Wedding Co-ordinators that organise them every weekend; would you go to your high school math teacher to get your tax done?  No, I didn't think so.  Not to mention you and your guests will be left stranded in the pouring rain, without cover.  Where do you go now?  Did you have a back up plan?  Great start to a wedding, huh? 

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Are you struggling to organise your wedding?  Are you procrastinating over which supplier to use?  After all, you do not wish to contact the wrong supplier that lets you down on your big day.  You only have so much time to invest in this wedding thing - right?  

So come and play in our world - we have hand picked some of the 17 best suppliers in the industry (and twisted their arm a little) into giving us a special promotion that we can offer to you, when you book in for our Premium Stylist Experience this coming Saturday.  Just an hour of your time, can save you so much heartache and deliberation -  claim your goodie bag with vouchers to 17 quality suppliers, and lets get the wedding planning moving into SuperFast mode!

SUPER STYLIST SATURDAY*

10 - 4PM Saturday 2nd March, 2013.

Paramount Event Hire Showroom, 5 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow.

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