8 years ago when I started Life’s Little Celebrations Rebekah was only 6 months old…so it is surreal to now be sharing her Holy Communion photos! This was featured in Issue 8 of Celebrating Little One’s magazine so you may have seen the feature already but if not I hope you enjoy the photos and may be inspired for your own daughters First Holy Communion.
I really enjoyed planning the post Church Holy Communion Celebration as it was something I had never done before and it was a celebration which was truly special for Rebekah and for our family.
I decided to use the Event Angel services of Sweet Heavenly Events so that they could setup while I was at the Church. This removed a lot of stress and it was SO nice to walk into a room after the Church and be surprised at the beautiful setup which was done while I was at the Mass. Using the Event Angel service meant I could still be involved in deciding on vendors I wanted to use and the setup style – but they could also provide advice and then design a look for the day and set it all up for us.
I decided to go with a beautiful floral theme for her First Holy Communion celebration and this was the design from the Event Angel:
This is how it came to life on the day:
The florals were all inspired by the invitation by Eve and Co!
Jo’s Sign’s by Design created the stunning decals applied to the props from Sweet Heavenly Events.
The amazing Madame Fleur created the beautiful florals on the tables and the dessert setup and they were gorgeous!!
The beautiful cake by The Ultimate Food Co matched perfectly (and tasted delicious!) and was topped by a stylish topper by Communicake It:
The place settings were from Sweet Heavenly Events with place cards by Eve & Co:
The kids were provided also a customised lollipop from Delleicious by Elle:
The adults received either these stunningly detailed cookies from Sweet Eve:
Or these gorgeous magnum pops by Cookie Queen Kitsch’n:
Rebekah felt truly special on the day and it helped her also realise the significance of the event and we hope she remembers this day forever!
Thank you to these wonderful vendors:
Event Angel’s from Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Props: Backdrop, plinths, cake stand, plates, napkins, cutlery
Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Vanessa Verchiani Photography
Florals: Backdrop and Tables: Madame Fleur
Cookie favours: Sweet Eve
Magnum pop favours: Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Stationery design: Invitations, Backdrop decals, placecards
Eve & Co Stationery
Printing of decal: Jo’s Signs by Design
Lollipop favours: Delleicious by Elle
Venue: The Fiddler, Greenway Room
Let’s go fly a kite…! I loved Mary Poppins along with the newest Mary Poppins Returns – the music, the costumes, the acting – and my daughters loved it too! It makes such a gorgeous party theme so I loved seeing this take on a Mary Poppins party incorporating different aspects from the movie such as the carousel scene, the penguins and the “lets go fly a kite” song.
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n coordinated this Mary Poppins party shoot for our magazine with other vendors from the Celebrate Society and the overall setup along with the details are truly inspiring! You can find the full vendor list at the end of this post so you can source all the various items or vendors yourself!
I love the gorgeous table setting against the backdrop of the slumber party teepees!
Such gorgeous tableware which I would never have thought to put into a Mary Poppins theme however it works perfectly!!
These Mary Poppins inspired graphics are stunning!!
How amazing are these acrylic details and signs?:
So in love with this Mary Poppins party cake, and topper!
All the Mary Poppins party desserts are practically perfect!
We love the way the teepees were incorporated and showcased into the Mary Poppins party setting:
This definitely was such a fun and fab Mary Poppins party shoot that really captures the joy and enchantment of this movie!
Click on the links below to be taken to the relevant businesses websites:
Item Provided: Stylist, Concept, Desserts, Cake, Table Canopy.
Business Name: Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
Item Provided: All Graphics, Illustrations & Design work
Business Name: Pink Pom Pom Kids
Item Provided: Plates, Cups, Napkins, Streamers & Confetti
Business Name: Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Item Provided: Balloon Installation
Business Name: Love Floats
Item Provided: Venue
Business Name: B.space Rozelle/Balmain
Item Provided: Plinths & Candy Bar Vessels & Cake Stands
Business Name: Sweet Heavenly Events Hire
Item Provided: Teepee Slumber Party
Business Name: The Slumber Club
Item Provided: Marley’s Dress
Business Name: Wishful Playground
Item Provided: Picnic Table, Cushions & Pastel Cake Stands
Business Name: Little Luxe Event Hire
Item Provided: Backdrop & Decal Printing
Business Name: Jos Signs by Design
Item Provided: Custom Acrylics Teepee Plaques, Swizzles, Signs & Cake Topper
Business Name: Love & Etch
Item Provided: Indoor Theatre
Business Name: Sydney Projector Hire
Item Provided: Adults Grazing Table
Business Name: Adals Kitchen
Item Provided: Photographer
Business Name: Carolyn Cagney Photography
View Issue 9 of the whole magazine here: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_nov_2019_issue_9
I am delighted to share with you another of our wonderful collaboration shoots for our magazine!
View all of Issue 9 here: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_nov_2019_issue_9
Styled by Signature Event Styling in Melbourne who collaborated with other Celebrate Society members to create this stunning setup inspired by a ‘Pumpkin Carriage in wonderland’ Princess party theme!
The balloons and Cinderella carriage prop were true stand outs in this setup!
The wonderful venue MC Soiree created the perfect space for this party!
I love the pinata fringe plinth and the gorgeous circle backdrop with giant bow!:
The cake and desserts were truly so beautiful and truly suited this Princess theme! We love the Castle cake and “once upon a time” cake topper!
How gorgeous are these princess castle favour boxes?
Fairy floss baubles were a unique touch to the dessert table!:
The princess cookies in gorgeous pink and gold were so pretty!
The table settings for this Cinderella princess party were just as beautiful as the full setup!:
The layering of the partyware, acrylic name and all the touches on the table such as the party hats and milk cartons created a beautiful setting!
We love all the stunning acrylic details!:
As you can see, the kids had a lot of fun at this Princess Cinderella party shoot!:
Well done to our Celebrate Society members involved:
Concept | Styling | Coordination | Acrylic Backdrop | Ghost Table | White Plinth | Clear Steps| Shared print for the Sign
Signature Event Styling
Balloon Garlands using balloons from The Party Parlour
Signature Event Styling
Light Gloss Photography
Carriage | Kids Tables| Chairs | Table Cloths |Cake Stands
Sparkle Events Melbourne
Invitation |Backdrop Design |Chocolate Bars |Table Paperie| Custom Party Hats
Eve & Co Stationery
Mini castle milk box favours:
Eve and Co Stationery design on Five Star Party Co milk boxes
Cake Topper| Mirror Pop sticks | Carriage Stirrers |Carriage menus| Gold names | Backdrop Printing | Shared print for the Sign| Dessert Tags with mini acrylic stands
Perfectly Created 4 U
Paper Party Ware | Gold Castle boxes | Balloons
The Party Parlour
Flowers| Hand Painted Pumpkins
Organza Flowers | Paper Bows
Blossom Florista For Events
Cake | Cake Popsicles
Cookies | Oreo Discs
Fairy Floss Bubbles &
Your Sweet Memories Fairy Floss
Pinatas by Karen
A Sparkle and A Wish
Beyond Elegant By Sherry
Gigi and Bella- Kids Fashion Blogger
Lana-Blossom Florista For Events
Levi & Stella -Bianx And The Babes
Oscar Charlie Hair
With a few days left of 2019 it is the perfect time to share this New Years Eve kids party shoot for our Celebrating Little One’s e-magazine
It will definitely blow you away with its fun decor and equally fun and bright desserts! Styled by Something White Events and Paper Playground it is filled with amazing desserts, balloons and brilliantly bright decorations to create an amazing setting for a NYE celebration! Enjoy the photos and view the vendor details at the bottom of the post:
Please click on the links below to be taken to the relevant vendor sites!
Concept & Styling – Something White Events
Photography – Hipster Mum Photography
Paperie & co-Styling – Paper Playground
Partware, balloons & Venue – Ruby Rabbit Partyware
Balloon & streamer installation – Popette Studio
Cake trio, cookies, meringue kisses, popcorn & wafer cookies – Quincy Lane
Glitter Macarons – Dous Dolce
Props & furniture – The Treasure Room
Heart Pinatas – Pinatas by Karan Rivera
Neon Sign – Neon Collective
Acrylic bar sign, dessert box & silver cake topper – Alison Caroline designs
Acrylic drink stirrers & Neon cake topper – Communicake it
Tulle skirt & empowering t-shirts – Confetti rebels
See more in our latest e-magazine: https://issuu.com/lifeslittlecelebrations/docs/celebrating_little_ones_magazine_nov_2019_issue_9
As we near the end of December it is a fantastic time to say thank you and also share the highlights for me in business this year!
This year we released 3 amazing magazines and my members truly blew me away with the calibre of the shoots they coordinated! There were over 20 shoots across all the magazines which our members were able to collaborate on and which was shared not only in our magazine but also across other websites and social media!
In May of this year we held our 2nd Masterclass with Mary Ronis – due to popular demand. We had a huge attendance and the event was so valuable and with attendees still asking for more!
We followed this with a truly INCREDIBLE Celebrate Conference in August – our 3rd conference and the best one yet!
We also added many new members to the Celebrate Society and released a new launch video which was exciting to share across our platforms and helped to explain more about what we were all about!
We helped our members connect across meetups in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney throughout the year – to help build networks to grow their business.
So it truly has been a year of bringing industry vendors together – which is the HEART of the Celebrate Society!!
We hosted many amazing online masterclasses for our members which they could participate in and had some amazing experts be our guests for these masterclasses!! We had guests in the industry such as Alisha (Sweet Bakes), Miranda (Sweet Sticks), Daniella (Buttercreme Lane) and also expert guests on topics such as Instagram, Website development, Financial goals, Outsourcing, Business goal setting and visuals for your business!
We helped our members who wanted more direction/resources by launching a membership site for our Celebrate Society members where they could easily access the resources, masterclasses and ideas for their business in one place and developed a “Celebrate path to success” for members who wanted direction for how to use the membership to progress through business stages!
We also hit 100K followers on instagram which was a huge milestone as I have grown my following all organically over the last few years so it was exciting to reach the 100K mark!
I undertook various professional development opportunities via the TRIBE course with Stu Mclaren for membership site owners and the Brand Builders Academy course with Suzanne Chadwick – all helping me to build and run a better business for my members. I also took on one of my long time members – Shell Parker – as our Community Manager, and she along with our state member rep’s helped to build our member community.
Seeing my members connect and collaborate…and what eventuates from these connections – is what I really am most proud of and have loved seeing throughout 2019!
It has definitely been a huge year of growth and exposure for the Celebrate Society and I cannot thank my Celebrate Society members enough for their involvement, support, and helping to build a unique and positive industry community!
What is coming up in 2020? We will be hosting another amazing Celebrate conference as well as bringing a taste of our Celebrate events to Melbourne! We will continue to release our magazines and encourage collaborations amongst our members as well as host our member networking events. There may be another BIG change coming to be announced early in the new year also! Ensure you’re following us on instagram to be notified. If you’re wanting to join the Celebrate Society doors will be opening around Feb/March 2020 for a short time.
Thank you for being a part of our year and following along and I hope you all have a beautiful and blessed Christmas time and joy-filled 2020!