To all that have not visited our store we are set on a quiet little street called Stamford Avenue, located in Ermington, Sydney, NSW.
On this small line of shops next to us we have a florist a beautician and the best cake shop ever, called Cake Salon.
Cake Salon specialise in novelty cakes and you probably know them best by their gigantic show stopping cakes that Noel Nassar Events commission.
Well I'm super lucky because Del (Director of Cake Salon) lent me one of her display pieces so that I was able to do a few photo shoots. Everything just looks so much better when it is set up with a cake and I am so grateful to her.
The first photo shoot that we did was with these new blue doors that I picked up a couple of months ago. I didn't have any good photos of the blue doors so I decided to use them for inspiration.
I wanted these pictures to reflect just how easy it is to do a diy hire, by using practical items that are able to make a large impact.
The furniture props were simply the blue doors and a white tea trolley, the rest is just simple accessorising.
After we decided on the furniture pieces we then were able to accessorise.
I chose to keep it simple, however, I needed to make sure that there was a theme and I thought what better then tea sets to match the cake.
I love my three piece tea sets and they have been a collection years in the making.
I remember when I was a little girl my Mum would let me have tea after school with an afternoon snack and she would pull out all of her tea collection and I could pick which one I wanted to use, so its probably safe to say that I adopted this love from my mother.
Other pieces I used on the trolley included a gold sprayed jam jar and some artificial flowers. Whilst on the top we used a gold sequinned table runner with a white cake stand to compliment the cake.
I wanted to accent the gold from the cake without totally overwhelming the entire picture. Often we use these sequinned runners to create a look such as this and they really capture the light beautifully.
These doors could be used in multiple ways, you could use it for a boys party and add some balloons around the side, however for this shoot we chose a collection of flowers that we thought would compliment the tea sets and the cake I added this to a garland and viola the look is completed.
For our next photo shoot we decided to feature another one of our new products and this is our Dolton table.
Dolton is a glass table with geometric styled gold legs. It took me forever to decided on the colour gold that I wanted to do and eventually I landed on an antique bronzed gold and I love it for that ghost glass look that is very in at the moment.
We complemented the Dolton table with our daimonte gold candlesticks and palm wax white candles (scentless). The cake stand is from our gold range this is the small size with the mirrored base. Of course we had to add an artificial garland and is the same as the one we used in the previous shoot with the blue doors.
The image to the left is the Dolton table without any decoration. This table is very easy to use as a DIY event hire as the glass top is detachable.
To switch things up from our last shoot we took our Dolton table outside for a rustic industrial style shoot, however, this table could easily be taking outside for the garden theme look.
The third and final shoot took place on a rainy day so we moved it inside our shop.
We created a dinner scene and decided to showcase some of our smaller props that aren't often seen. These include our vintage place and cutlery sets along with our cut glass salt and pepper shakers. Unfortunately we do not have large quantities of these items as we are still building on this collection but we are able to cater for smaller dinner parties and I wanted this shoot to reflect how a little bit of decoration can go a long way.
The cake is displayed on our Chelsea dresser and I thought that the brown chairs complimented this look.
Again we have the same garland that was mentioned in the previous two shoots and we decided that it looked best weaved between our gold rectangle candle sticks.
The table cloth is a vintage crochet lace and we have several of these in different patterns and sizes.
For glasses we placed the silver goblets and these are always a great talking point plus make any guest feel extra special.
The vintage tea sets are resting on our pale pink tea dresser and the best part about this dresser is that you are able to open it up and store teas and spoons etc inside.
Finally we laid out a silver knife and server for the cake which is placed on a pink cake stand this time as I thought that this image needed a little more colour so that it would pop from all the neutrals surrounding it.
The backdrop is our greenery wall and I added some white cherry blossom to the back wall to help draw the eye towards the cake.
I had so much fun setting up these three shoots and I just love, love, love how they all turned out and how different each one is. I hope that I have demonstrated clearly just how easy it is to hire from us with a DIY hire, not only is it cost effective but it can be a lot less stressful as you have a three day hire to set up and pack down, we have lots of sweet items that can easily fit in the car and make your event just a little more special.
Again this shoot would not be made possible without the gorgeous cake from Cake Salon, who we so appreciate for lending us this beautiful cake.