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For the Gents: How to ask your groomsmen

For the Gents: How to ask your groomsmen

A groom and his mates, we think, are just as important as a bride and her girlfriends. After conducting our own research on high-quality inspiration for the groom and his crew (and finding none!), the concept for our styled shoot was born. So boys, here is a totally achievable idea for how to ask your groomsmen to be part of your big day. (Plus a great excuse to drink whisky & smoke cigars!). Let us know if you’d like some pointers to create a similar treat for your prospective groomsmen.

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting

We wanted to highlight some of the ways that a groom could spoil his groomsmen, in a relaxed setting but with a touch of styled sophistication. We stumbled across this hidden carpark in the backstreets of West End, Brisbane, and just knew that we had to take advantage of the incredible street art!

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting
How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting and caravan bar
How to ask your groomsmen, beer and whiskey tasting
How to ask your groomsmen, cigar bar and whiskey tasting

Against the striking backdrop, we created an opulent outdoor lounge area, complete with lush florals and an immaculately presented cigar bar, with a generous picnic hamper provided by Village Food & Events. The Gathering Events caravan bar was the perfect accompaniment, serving Australian craft beers and top-shelf whiskies to our lucky gents.

The real life groom-to-be and his mates enjoyed a guided whisky tasting, learning about the delicacies of the different single malt varieties. The whisky bar featured gorgeous vintage crystal decanters, props and florals, accented with stunning calligraphy labels, signage and stationery from You’re My Type.

The gents were also treated to a customised box of manly treats from Wood & Beau – presenting the perfect opportunity for the groom to ask them to be a part of his wedding day!

How to ask your groomsmen, whiskey tasting, caravan bar
How to ask your groomsmen, Wood and Beau, Groomsman box

It was such a pleasure to be able to help these lovely guys celebrate their friendship and spend some quality time together in the lead-up to the groom’s big day.

We were super excited to have this shoot published by White Magazine – you can check out their blog feature here.

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Thanks to the wonderful vendors who made this day extra special:

Photography – Just For Love Photography & Film

Caravan Bar – Gathering Events | Caravan Bar

Stationery + Paper Goods – You’re My Type

Groomsman Gift Box – Wood + Beau

Picnic Platter – Village Food + Events

Stylist, Florist, & Furniture + Prop Hire – Coco & Confetti

Real Wedding: Surprise Backyard Wedding in Brisbane

A Brisbane Backyard Surprise Wedding

This was one of those weddings where we actually had to pinch ourselves to make sure we weren’t dreaming! From the moment we met Danielle & Alex, we knew bringing their dream of a surprise wedding to life was going to be an incredible experience. Under the guise of their engagement party, we planned a beautiful soirée under the stars involving some of the best vendors around!

We worked closely alongside Danielle & Alex, enjoying more than one tasty meal and bottle of wine at their place during the planning process. It was truly a pleasure to provide our planning, coordination, styling and hire services for this adorable couple as they gave their guests the best surprise ever!

Before we delve into the magic of this amazing day, a word from the beautiful bride…

“Emma from Coco and Confetti is a very special lady. She went above and beyond to make sure my wedding day was everything I dreamed it to be. She is so passionate, professional and dedicated to her work, with attention to detail that I (also a perfectionist designer) could completely trust 100%. I would not hesitate in the slightest to recommend her to anyone. Apart from her amazing talent and abilities, she is simply a gorgeous, lovely and warm person to share this most stressful time with. We had difficult home-based surprise wedding – complete with a “scene change” and Emma made this not only possible but spectacularly so. We will always be grateful to her and her fabulous team.”

While the bride and groom enjoyed their medicine online wedding day, we completely transformed their backyard and underneath the house. We created a magical dining and lounge area on their garage (which was completely unrecognisable by the time we finished!). The stunning Edison bulb lighting from AVIdeas and flowers by Julia Rose were the perfect accompaniment to our retro styling pieces.

One of the coolest elements of this wedding was the theme – Spanish fiesta meets retro revelries! Our creative muscles flexed just at the mention of this epic wedding concept! We love how it all came together.. using lots of colour, retro furniture, pops of gold and tons of hand-designed touches by the bride & groom. Even the invitations were beyond amazing (thanks to the crazy talent of Lindqvist Ink)!

The craziest part of the day for us was the ‘reveal’… when the groom announced (and the bride peeked out to watch it all go down), that it was not, in fact, an engagement party, but was actually a wedding! The guests’ surprise and glee set the tone for the rest of the evening, which was pure love, happiness and celebration.

Our team, which had been floating through the party as “friends” of the couple, mobilised into action and created a pop-up ceremony space, complete with retro stools, signing table, petal toss station and incredible macrame arbour!

The ceremony was a love and fun-filled affair, especially with celebrant Alana Salm at the helm! After saying their “I do’s”, the couple took some time to celebrate, have a sparkler war, throw some confetti & cuddle their cats!

We honestly cannot thank Danielle & Alex more for having us as part of their special day. We will forever hold this wedding in our memories as one of the best events of our careers!

To the bride & groom, from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you all the best for your married life. We are so glad that your wedding brought us into your lives and we look forward to enjoying many more roast dinners and bottles of red with you in the future 😉

Working alongside some of Brisbane’s best wedding vendors was a huge pleasure for us. We couldn’t have made the day anywhere near as special without their talents!

Photography: Daisy & The Duke

Celebrant: Weddings By Popular Demand

Planning, Coordination, Styling & Hire: Coco & Confetti

Flowers: Flowers by Julia Rose

Lighting & Hire: AVIdeas

Caravan Bar: Gathering Events

Cake: Gillian Bell Cake

Hair & Make-up: Blush & Bangs

Stationery: Lindqvist Ink

Plants: The Borrowed Nursery

Cactus Garden Wedding Inspiration

Cactus Garden Wedding Inspiration

With soft green tones and a rustic feel, we loved creating this styled shoot with Lyndal Carmichael Photography. The textural backdrop of the cactus garden was the perfect setting for an intimate celebration of love.

The scene was set beautifully by the wedding stationery from September Creative. The gorgeous cactus garden was the perfect backdrop for the bridal & wedding portraits.

We created a gorgeous greenery-based centrepiece, complemented by succulent-filled terrariums. Crystals and gemstones added glittering geometric features to the bridal table. Candlesticks & crystal glassware completed the scene,, providing a romantic ambience to the setting.

One of the most enjoyable parts of a wedding is the time for the bride & groom to have some fun! We created a garden party area, complete with a bar cart and the Insta Kombi mobile photobooth.

A huge thanks to the following vendors for helping us bring this vision to life:

Photography & Film: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Hair and Makeup: Peekaboo Hair and Makeup

Gown: MXM Couture

Stationary: September Creative

Styling, Props & Florals: Coco & Confetti

Photo Booth: Insta Kombi

Suit: Wil Valor

Cake: Hansel & Gretel Cakes

Featured by White Magazine!


To see more from this fun Inspiration Shoot, click play on the short film below: