Not sure if you’ve spotted them, but we’ve added a couple of brand new beauties to our babe pool. They’re stylish, sparkly and beautifully brass. Our brass collection of chandeliers!
Back in the 70s, and after years of silver and stainless-steel domination, brass took center stage. And now we’re bringing it back… back again *cue Backstreet Boys*. Today we’re all about how and why you can incorporate this stunning material (and thus our brand new collection) into your event styling!
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So you’re after sophisticated but approachable hey? You’ve chosen a slick event venue with white walls and have incorporated marble topped tables into styling. But what next? To continue to achieve that sophisticated look of luxury, add a touch of brass and pair it with rich materials like faux-suede and a dash of leather. Keep your colour pallet simple and before you know it your space will look luxe without being too showy!
Or how about you give your space some wow-factor with a statement piece of brass?! *cough chandelier*. Opt for a white / neutral colour palette so the brass elements take centre stage.
Luxe isn’t the only look you can create with brass. If you prefer a more edgy style, combine a touch of brass with untreated wood, exposed brick, concrete or other metallic finishes to achieve industrial-style glam! Our brass chandeliers would look fantastic in an old warehouse, don’t you think?
Soften Your Styling
The rich, dark shades of brass mean it has a warming feel that you just don’t get from other metals like silver or stainless steel. A single piece of brass alone can be a great accent in a space that needs that little added warmth! Couple it with plenty of fresh greenery, and your guests will drift away to wonderland.
Want to use an element of brass in your next event, but still not sure how? Give us a call. Brass is like a fine wine. It simply gets better with age. This is one collection that we don’t ever see going out of fashion and we can’t wait to see how they are incorporated into your celebrations!
What are your thoughts on brass chandeliers? Would you have them at your next event?
When you think about event planning – whether it be for a wedding, engagement or gorgeous birthday party – you tick off the usual items – venue, guest list, food, flowers, entertainment… but a vital element that is often overlooked, is lighting!
Rather than think of lighting as a luxury item, it is absolutely an event necessity that you need to set aside a portion of your budget for! Trust me… the visual and emotive effects will be worth every penny!
We all know how pretty a chandelier can be, but do you know the lesser known benefits of gorgeous lighting? Read on!
If you still need further convincing of how your next event should be lit (in more ways than one!), check out our lookbook for some illuminating inspiration!
It’s that time of the year where you sit back and reflect on all you achieved, the goals you set and the amazing opportunities you were part of. Here are a few highlights for us over the last few months that have really allowed us to take some exciting steps towards building on our business and setting us up for an amazing twenty eighteen.
Over the recent months you may have seen us spreading our wings and moving towards larger installations. It’s been an exciting time for us to grow our collection of chandeliers but also team up with some key businesses who can help us create some visual masterpieces for our clients. One in particular that we had been dreaming up for a while, a glamorous bridal table backdrop. We worked closely with Melbourne Event Florals to create a stunning focal point for the main table featuring 3 of our crystal chandeliers. Our bridal couple who recently got married at Lakeside Receptions fully entrusted us with their vision and we are so proud with what we were able to create.
We were honoured to be asked to help add a little sparkle to the newly launched Emulation Hall. Located in Canterbury this heritage listed building boasts some the most beautiful periodic features and it was the perfect setting for a ‘Gin Party’. Guests we served seafood and and Gin cocktails throughout the night all whilst we provided the glitz and glam over and the photo booth backdrop. Guests stood amongst our latest brass chandeliers combined with the stunning florals by Flos Botanical Studios and had their pictures taken to mark the evening and a lovely night indeed it was.
Ever After Magazine
For us it truly is happily ever after because (shhhh) we made the cover of one of Australia’s hottest wedding mags. We can’t give too much away but let’s just say we had a truly amazing day with some incredibly talented people. We went behind the scenes on a front cover shoot that was set at the beautiful Mural Hall in Melbourne. This art deco venue provided the perfect backdrop for our newest ‘Brass’ chandelier collection to make a true statement and add that much needed touch of sparkle. We would love to tell you more but we would have to kill you, keep your eyes peeled for their Feb 2018 cover.
2017 has been a big year for us at Luxe and we really wanted to share the love with some of the amazing suppliers we have worked with but also reach out to some of the suppliers we would love to team up with in 2018. Through a combined effort with Life is Peachy invites and Cakes of Distinction we came up with a gift that was sure to WOW and sparkle. Our personalised quote cards are a reminder to our industry colleagues to ‘Sparkle On’ and ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ and our sparkle cookie, well that was just because we love cookies (who doesn’t!)
To all who have supported our business this year, thank you and may your Christmas and New Year be full of love and laughter. We look forward to bringing you a lot more sparkle inspo in 2018.
How to add a touch of sparkle to your Christmas party, end of year event or New Years Eve celebration?
At the time of writing this it is only 54 days till Christmas. We repeat – 54 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS. It feels like yesterday that we were singing along to All I Want For Christmas Is You at the top of our lungs, while leaving a trail of sparkle wherever we went right up to the big bang; New Year’s Eve.
Today legends, we are all about our best tips and tricks to adding that special touch of sparkle to your Christmas party, end of year event or New Year celebration. Read on!
The star at the top of your tree
You know how some people do stars or angels at the top of their trees? There is a big opportunity here to make a statement. How about a feature crystal chandelier hanging above it! Santa won’t be able to resist.
The window display
One of our favourite places to visit during the festive season is The Boulevard in Ivanhoe. A street decked out in festive sparkle just calls to us, you know! Take their cheer one step further and hang a bunch of feature chandeliers in your own window. Our new Brass Collection in particular would look fabulous if we do say so ourselves…
The Christmas Party
You’ve booked your Christmas party and now it’s time to plan the decorations. You want the end result to feel incredibly festive, yet elegant. This is where we love to come in. Whether it be one of our brass beauties, a sparkly crystal chandelier or three, or even a whole ceiling of them!
New years eve
NYE is one of those holidays where there is no limit on glitz, confetti, sparkle or glamour. More is more definitely applies to this spectacle. If you’ve ever dreamed of a ceiling full of lights, this is your moment. Consider a collection of our boutique chandeliers dotted across a sparkly ceiling. Alternatively look to a feature option, and couple it with a drape of fairy lights.
How will you incorporate a little sparkle into your festive season? Tell us in the comments below
Now just for a second compare a chandelier to a watermelon. Delicious, nutritious and a serious feature in any fruity display due to its colour and size. Now picture watermelon in a fruit salad. ALSO amazing when surrounded by its friends grape, cantaloupe, pineapple and/or passionfruit.
Today we are all about how chandeliers, while amazing on their own, can be even BETTER when surrounded by florals, balloons, draping or even fairy lights. Read on Melbourne.
Adding flowers is a simple, yet effective way to add an extra touch of elegance and whimsy to your event. Whether it be larger, brighter coloured florals to create a striking look, or perhaps smaller, more neutral arrangements for complete sophistication. Absolutely stunning!
It was love at first sight. As soon as we stumbled upon a chandelier nestled within a ceiling of carefully placed balloons we were drawn to it. The delicate simplicity of the balloons juxtaposed against the chandeliers detailed coverage, creating across the ceiling so many beautiful formations. And they lived happily ever after. Us and the balloon covered chandelier.
A beautiful sheer fabric that stretches out across the entire space. Each arm of fabric joining from a central feature chandelier. We absolutely LOVE how the soft flow of draping fabric adds a warm, romantic ambiance to an event space. It will further add depth and dimension to a room’s ceiling, with the end result flawless.
Add fairy lights
Well you probably already know that we love a bit of sparkle. It adds magic and glamour and lets people know that something special is taking place. How could we sway past this picture-perfect idea! Imagine dotting your ceiling with a handful of boutique sized chandeliers, and then finishing the star studded ceiling with a galaxy of fairy lights. We’re ready when you are.
Will you go one step further and style your chandelier at your next event? How? Tell us in the comments below
Remember a world before Pinterest? Naaaa neither do we. We can sometimes lose ourselves for hours scrolling through the mecca of trends and ideas that fill such a visually pleasing site.
WELL friends who are getting married. We don’t want to make your week or anything… but… if you haven’t already spotted, Pinterest has released its top wedding trends so far this year, and the ideas are obviously, VERY Pinterest-y. We’ve hand-picked our favourites and popped them for you below!
Large Scale Installations
Filling a ceiling with drapery, flowers or even floating orbs! We vote adding a chandelier to a ceiling of floral *insert love heart eye emoji*. This will add a true sense of wonder to your space, creating a beautiful and long-lasting memory.
From olive to citrus, cypress and birch. Their impact of scale in a space is unique, and if purchased can be planted in the ground after the wedding as a beautiful memento. Hang a boutique crystal chandelier from one of the bigger branches for that perfect juxtaposition between luxe detail and the more natural elements.
Greenery is Pantone’s colour of the year, and is certainly making an impact. Greenery weddings tend to focus on using lush leafy greens like eucalyptus, and detailing with other rich greens like moss, and are looking incredibly popular on Pinterest at present. Look if we had to pick a favourite trend, this would be it. This is the best colour of all time to mix alongside a crystal chandelier.
To compliment those leafy greens Pinterest says that brides are choosing to use flowers as a detailing rather than in huge quantities. Roses are our favourite classic choice and look young and modern in a pale pink or white hue. Now imagine them accompanied by a delicate crystal chandelier!
Which is your favourite wedding trend?
Did you know that chandelier backwards is Reilednahc? Neither did we. But now you do! Fun fact of the day.
We’ve been seeing how much you love our last blog post “Seven Melbourne venues that look incredible with chandeliers”. It’s probably because you know you want a chandelier at your next event. The real question then is where can you hang it? Today we’re going to do it all again. Read on Melbourne for five MORE venues that look incredible with chandeliers.
Not to be mistaken for Glasshouse from our last blog, this little gem 'Glasshaus' can be found hidden away amongst the alleyways of Cremorne. A nursery and florist by trade, see the manicured garden transformed for events. A chandelier suspended amongst hanging vines, perfect florals and luscious ferns? Yes please!
Inspired by London’s Tate Modern Museum, Peninsula features 9 metre high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and a sophisticated neutral colour palette ready to be stamped with your own personal style. Located on Central Pier in Melbourne’s Docklands this beauty can seat up to 1480 guests. Framed by a 66-metre long chandelier – the longest in the Southern Hemisphere – this monster of a space is made ever the more glamorous with the addition of a handful of our boutique crystal creations. Imagine a ceiling full of them!
Situated in Kensington (funnily enough) in the iconic old Young Husband Woolstore, Kensington Collective is unique, charming and exudes character. At 3000 square metres, and with huge beams stretching across the vast ceiling, wide wooden floors and plenty of natural light, this is a space that is as dramatic as it is breathtaking. Add one of our feature chandeliers, and you my friend, will have a showstopper.
An iconic heritage listed building, Meat Market in North Melbourne has been lovingly restored as an events space. As one of Melbourne’s largest venues for hire, Meat Market is as versatile as it is unique. Featuring original cobblestone floors, period fretwork and stone archways, Meat Market effortlessly straddles both historic and contemporary elements. Our favourite space is most certainly the Main Pavilion, with a captivating barrel-vaulted ceiling just calling out for a chandelier (or 5).
Two Ton Max
Two Ton Max is a beautifully detailed, industrial warehouse located in North Melbourne. Hidden behind an anonymous street front, this blank canvas can be anything you imagined it to be. Create a unique experience, with limitless options for decorating and furnishing the space. The venue’s stunning burnished concrete floors, neutral white walls and discrete lighting are easily enhanced with the addition of a picture-perfect feature chandelier.
Which is your favourite event venue in Melbourne?
You’ve decided to throw a celebration?? Hooray! Whether it be a wedding reception, birthday soirée, company cocktail event, or Christmas shindig – you know you want to incorporate some glitz and glam. Your mind goes immediately to chandeliers #becausewhatelse. You need them in your life! But where to hang?
Today we’re going to share with you our seven favourite Melbourne event venues. Each and every one of them just need a little somethin’ somethin’ - you know? *cough chandeliers* And then they’re justttttt perfect. Read on for seven minutes venues in heaven.
Showtime Events Centre
Exclusive and alluring, Showtime Events Centre is the ultimate embodiment of industrial meets glam. Featuring an iconic bar, original timber floorboards and spectacular waterfront views. Just add a chandelier (or five) and it will offer a setting like no other.
Also by the geniuses of Showtime Events Centre, comes Cargo Hall. One of Melbourne's most exciting and exclusive waterfront spaces, it offers its allure to picturesque weddings, corporate events, or social soirées. Further it provides that perfect industrial backdrop on which to place a delicate crystal chandelier.
Leonda By The Yarra
Create memories on the banks of the Yarra River at Leonda By The Yarra, where restaurant-style cuisine and exceptional service are complemented by contemporary and elegant spaces. Add in a crystal chandelier for a final focal feature in the Ballroom and you can guarantee that all aspects of your celebration will be perfectly realised.
One of the newest venues in Melbourne, the ‘Glasshouse’, is located just minutes from the CBD in the heart of Olympic Park. Combining sophisticated design with panoramic windows and vast 3.8 metre ceilings, Glasshouse offers a majestic backdrop for either one feature, or multiple boutique crystal chandeliers.
Located on Albert Park Lake with uninterrupted views of Melbourne’s city skyline, Carousel is well known for creating remarkable celebrations, weddings, gala dinners and corporate product launches. A space that offers a chameleons ability to transform, extend the cityscape into the space with a collection of boutique crystal chandeliers mirroring its glow. Alternatively add a central showstopper – one that no one will ever forget.
Flooded with natural light during the day and glittering city lights by night Luminare, is one venue that demands attention. Chic minimalist black, grey and white décor offers the ultimate blank canvas to add styling to satisfy your heart’s desire. A crystal chandelier will then add that bold character you’ve been looking for, and take your event to that next level.
Stones Of The Yarra Valley
Juxtapose elegance and sophistication against a rural backdrop with the addition of boutique or feature chandeliers into our final space. Rising from the rustic, weather-beaten remnants of a barn left idle for generations, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the region’s premiere food and wine destination. A must visit – even just to do some taste testing!
Which is your favourite event venue in Melbourne?
Today we want to begin by telling you about a dream we had last night. It was incredible and definitely one of those imaginings where you try everything in your power not to wake. Read on…
It all started in an old warehouse. The roof was covered in a combination of our boutique and feature chandeliers, creating a mood paying homage to all things shine, glisten, shimmer and glow. Rihanna was there. Espresso Martinis were served. There was a unicorn cake. The result? A night sparkly enough to make the whole town shine bright like a diamond.
If you haven’t already noticed we’re a tad obsessed with gorgeous crystal chandeliers and what they can add to a room or to a mood. We think about them all the time! They brighten our day (and night) and bring together glamour and sophistication with a hint of fun and a dash of flirtatiousness.
We know you love them too. We know you need one. Today we’re here to provide you with our top four excuses as to why you need to have one (or multiple) at your next event.
The Wow Factor
You’ve styled your tables perfectly with clusters of candles and fresh florals, and a beautiful archway provides the backdrop to your photo booth. Your eye is calling for a central focal point in the event space to tie all the elements together *cue chandelier*.
The Chic Factor
Hang over your bridal table, or use them to decorate a dessert table. A crystal chandelier will provide instant chic!
The Sparkle Factor
The chandelier won’t just provide a central focal point, but will further cast its sparkly glow throughout your entire space #spreadshimmernotshade.
The Flirty Factor
A chandelier is the perfect bridge between the modern and the traditional. It will add a sense of old worldness and exquisite grandeur which will flirt with the older generation at your event, whilst calling the younger on to the dance floor to groove under its glow.
What are your thoughts on crystal chandeliers? Do you have a favorite look?
Ladies and gentleman, we invite you to join us on a journey. Be transported to a world where luxury and elegance is never compromised. Where the impeccable chandelier will meet your individuality and in turn add the final piece to the puzzle that is your special day. A world where you likely won’t find Sia swinging from the chandelier *cue song anyway*
Whether it’s an engagement party or your incredibly special wedding day – read on for how to cast an enchanting allure on any event space with true luxury and style.
The Modern Love
Monochrome, marble and copper! Nothing says effortless chic like black and white for a wedding reception. However this look isn’t exactly a new concept. Incorporate on trend details like solid marble serving trays and geometric candle holders to add life to your guise, without risking any possible chance for tackiness. Simple yet perfectly poised, finish your modern day theming by creating a striking focal point with a feature chandelier. A cool toned light will fit in seamlessly against your neutral backdrop and have your guests in awe.
The Rustic Romance
Perhaps you’d like your special day to speak of the perfect fusion of rustic and luxe. Rustic-luxe styling is one of the key wedding trends for 2017 and by no means does it equate to finishing touches being old and battered. Such styling requires the detailing and execution to be simply perfect, and what better way to emphasise this than with the final impeccable touch of a chandelier! Celebrate meticulous detail by hanging a chandelier as a feature within your next rustic event. Or perhaps choose a combination of boutique and medium sized chandeliers to display throughout the venue,
The Industrial Love Story
You’ve always imagined celebrating with your special someone in a space with smooth timber flooring, high ceilings and a little bit of history filled detailing. The space tells a story, and it is here that you will begin your forever after chapter. For your perfect day add another layer to the already beautifully designed space, with the addition of some feature lighting. Your surrounds will be softened by adding a warm toned chandelier and create a sense of insurmountable romance. And they lived happily ever after…
The Traditional Ever After
You might have dreamed since you were a child that your wedding was simply going to be an intimate affair, with guests mostly comprised of family members and very close friends. Your décor will be light and bright, with a touch of floral and candlelight in line with traditional theming. This is your chance to incorporate a feature chandelier and allow it to stand out as a single strong design element. The right lighting can be the perfect finishing touch in any space, and for a chic and timeless look the chandelier speaks volumes.
How will you incorporate a chandelier into your special day? Tell us in the comments below!