EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS

Whether you engage us to style your event and do all the florals, or choose to hand over the whole wedding planning list and say go – we think there’s enough stress and drama in life without bringing any of that to the mix.

Armed not only with a passion for transforming spaces and working with flowers, we’re also backed up by a styling kit which fills shelving lining over 1200 square metres of floor space in our warehouse.

It means we come fully equipped.

Not only with imagination and experience, but an enormous range of styles of furniture, linens, lighting, props, vases, candle holders, screens, cushions, throws and rugs, bars, tableware, dinnerware, glassware and more.

Tens of thousands of possibilities, hand-picked and meticulously taken care of so you can be sure of the style and quality of what we deliver for your event – be it a corporate celebration, private party or a wedding.

We never could work out which we loved better, city or coast, so we decided we didn’t need to choose and work out of studios in Sydney and on the South Coast of New South Wales.

However, have trucks and vans, will travel.

We love a road trip and are happy to take the whole show on the road for you, anywhere in Australia.

And if you’re hankering after a destination wedding or special event anywhere on earth?

Have passport, will travel. And we have, very happily!

SERVICES

we love to do

flowers - coming soon

venues

private parties

Ask us if we’ve worked at the venue you’ve chosen. And chances are we have.

We know all the details of the delivery and access restrictions, and just how many hours (and sometimes only one hour) the venues will give us to transform a space.

We’re on a first name basis with the key staff, and their mobile numbers are on our speed dials. We know the size and shape of the tables, what weight we can hang from the ceiling and all the best ways to set up the space. 

And when it comes to pack up, we’re all over that too. We know that we have to be there ready to go the moment your celebration is done, at midnight or beyond, as your space is transformed back into a restaurant for breakfast in the morning, or the event to take place the following day.

PREFERRED PARTNERS

OUR VENUES

bennelong

Bennelong is embraced by the shell of one of Australia’s most iconic buildings. Located in the iconic Sydney Opera House, Bennelong is a magical venue; which represents the pinnacle of Sydney’s premier dining experiences. The sparkling harbour views are outstanding but the striking internal architecture of The House as a backdrop creates an everlasting impression in its own right.

quay

Dress circle Sydney Habour views, Quay is hugged on two sides by the twin icons of the city – the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House – with generous outdoor terraces to take it all in.

Australian restaurant of the year, with maestro chef Peter Gilmore holding a record breaking three hat status for 17 years straight, our event clients come to Quay for the food, the views and the impeccable service. And to us to add the event styling, entertainment, flowers and more. It’s utterly spectacular in every way.

bendooley estate - THE BOOKBARN

The mix of breathtaking countryside backdrops for wedding ceremonies and an incredibly beautiful architect designed space for celebrations, with soaring timber lined ceilings, custom made iron chandeliers, grand hand-built sandstone fireplace and the beauty of thousands of books lining the shelves along one wall makes for a just wow wedding destination.

We heart this space and place so much.

park hyatt sydney

The botanical crown of Sydney hugs the harbour and dishes up a dozen places to say “I do” against a background of ancient trees, city skyline, or Sydney icons like the Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And there’s indoor wedding ceremony options on offer too – from the sandstone romance and history of Lion’s Gate Lodge to the secret garden possibilities of the Palm House.

We’ve had corporate Christmas party clients enjoy drinks and canapes on its lawns, and play games until the sun dipped over the horizon, and high teas styled to celebrate a milestone birthday.The beauty is real. Working here never gets old.

royal botanic gardens sydney

The botanical crown of Sydney hugs the harbour and dishes up a dozen places to say “I do” against a background of ancient trees, city skyline, or Sydney icons like the Opera House or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

And there’s indoor wedding ceremony options on offer too – from the sandstone romance and history of Lion’s Gate Lodge to the secret garden possibilities of the Palm House.

We’ve had corporate Christmas party clients enjoy drinks and canapes on its lawns, and play games until the sun dipped over the horizon, and high teas styled to celebrate a milestone birthday.The beauty is real. Working here never gets old.

the stables - bendooley estate

Country side vistas by day; starlit skies on show by night through roof high window walls. The Stables is brand new to the Bendooley Estate family and takes country weddings and events up a notch in the sophisticated style stakes.

We love its massive barn door openings; its magnificent fireplace; the gold sconce lights on the timber walls we can’t wait to style up with florals; the oatmeal linen on the tables; and did we mention the views? Oh the views.

And as a stand alone venue you get to choose – celebrate at lunch under the sun and soak in the green, or at dinner to enjoy sunset to night.

centennial parklands

Secret woodlands, forested glades, lakes, open fields and over 15,000 trees just minutes from Sydney’s CBD. This park in the heart of our city offers up six distinctly different spaces in which to say I do, and we’ve had the joy of creating celebrations in each of them.

Throw in the possibility of hosting your wedding or event at Centennial Homestead or in a marquee within the parklands and what’s not to love?

willow farm

True escapism. Your own stunning historic homestead, your own country retreat of lush green farmland, creeks, orchards and the luxury of hosting your wedding, your way, in a shed overlooking the dam or a marquee.

With 160 acres of lush green farmland and picturesque creek frontage, enjoy the privacy and luxury of escaping to your own country retreat in Berry, NSW. Just two hours south of Sydney and three hours from Canberra, with an entertainment shed overlooking the dam and rambling gardens, Willow Farm provides a stunning backdrop to create your ultimate country destination wedding.

bathers pavilion, balmoral

Inspired by the harbour setting, the space is classic cruising in style with a nautical nod. French blue and white striped linens and custom furniture framed by curated artworks and floor to ceiling windows overlooking Balmoral Beach. The open kitchen and dining area flow through to the Lounge – a place to relax, drink, dine with various eclectic seating arranged on glorious Moroccan rugs.

YEARS

Weddings

Vases Polished

Flowers

EVENTS

TESTIMONIALS

CLIENT LOVE

We and all our guests are still living the magic from Saturday night ... simply and utterly flawless on every single count . Congratulations a zillion times over. I’m at a loss to express my thanks for such a stunning night.

Sarah Roberts

Bennelong, Sydney Opera House

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day absolutely the best of our lives. It would have been nothing without you – there aren’t enough words to explain how happy or grateful we are. All our love!

Lauren + Mick

Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Club, Vaucluse

Alicia, we are over the moon with how beautiful every detail was - from the very start with our invitations, to the bouquets and floral aisle, to the tableware and beyond.  You didn't just help style our dream day; through getting to know us, you created an experience that was well and truly "us".

Our special day was absolutely magical, and it looked this way not only to us but to so many of our friends and family who raved to us how amazing everything looked.  We loved that our theme was consistent through everything you looked after, which told a seamless story to all of our guests.

Your efforts and hard work were noticed and appreciated from when we first spoke on the phone, to this evening - watching the movie of the story coming to life.  Love!

Christelle + Deon

Bendooley Estate, Southern Highlands

A once in a lifetime event and it would not have been the great success that it was without you. Thank you so much for bringing our Lunch in the Fields dream to life. The photos say it all. Incredible job. Incredible day.

Peter Gilmore

Executive Chef, Quay + Bennelong, Sydney

Thank you so much for all your hard work and determination to make our day extra special. You truly made our dreams come true and pulled off more than we could have ever imagined! Everything was perfect and just absolutely AMAZING!!! 

The bouquets were divine, the arbour was magical and reception set up was breathtaking. You really outdid yourself and created the most beautiful wedding for us and we could not be happier that we chose you to create our masterpiece. Thank you for being patient with us throughout the entire process and for making our lives easy. 

Vanessa + Dom

Bendooley Estate, Southern Highlands

Alicia somehow understood exactly what I wanted despite me not knowing a thing about flowers and the results were BEAUTIFUL. We knew we had made the right choice. Alicia was very open too and easy to communicate with.

Michelle + Graeme

Bendooley Estate, Berrima

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything you did on the day! You made it all so perfect and beautiful and the weather cooperated with us. It was an amazing day.

We can't thank you enough for all the love and care you put into styling our wedding. You really listen to what I wanted and made sure I got it all!

You were so warm, accommodating and efficient from the very first call, which made it easy to trust you. I literally gave a sigh of relief, realising that I had chosen well and wow, did you deliver! You made us very happy.

Nikki + Daniele

Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

The moment I walked into our reception room I was speechless, met by the most gorgeous vision that was my wedding. I couldn't believe it!  It was beyond perfect. You simply can't go past Form Over Function.

Trish

Cupitt's Estate, Ulludulla

There simply wasn't anyone who I could have trusted other than Alicia and her team at FOF. Being familiar with the wedding scene in the area, there was no other choice.  

She blew my expectations out of the water. Safe to say I gave her a bit of a tricky and fiddly task and she made my vision come to life.  

There aren't many people who will respond to your email at 4am or call you when you are panicking about bump in times and candle placement.  

There is no one better than FOF if you are looking for someone who goes above and beyond, and who makes your wildest dreams come true. 

Charlotte + Adam

Private Property, Southern Highlands

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