LENZO styles a decadent Christmas party to ring in the festive season
Christmas comes but once a year… so we didn’t really need any further justification for sparing no expense in our latest editorial! From the delicious desserts to the luxe gifts, flowing champagne, and decorations, we styled a decadent adults-only Christmas celebration at Campbell Point House to get you into the festive spirit.
Incorporating a gold and white palette with a splash of red berries dotted throughout for a pop of merry into our ‘Naughty’ Editorial, we were inspired by all things sparkly and sophisticated for the first instalment of this year’s two-part Christmas edition. Shot by the incredibly talented Elsa Campbell, and featuring a star-studded line-up of so many of our fave LENZO suppliers, we think they all did an #AMAZING job in perfectly encapsulating the jolly season. Have yourself a merry little Christmas as we reveal our naughty holiday side…
Christmas is all about spending time with family + loved ones, which is why we decided to recreate a decadent and intimate feast. Furniture specialists Dann Event Hire provided us with their latest on-trend range, which is available for you to hire when the time comes to host your very own Christmas party. From the faux marble top brass table to the plush white chairs, we fell in love with the stylish elements their furniture brought to our shoot.
For the feast, we indulged in deliciously delectable catering by Piece of Cheese. They truly went above and beyond in creating a full table spread of the most mouth-watering antipasto towers and fruit platters we’ve ever seen! Is there anything more decadent than cheese and cured meats, all garnished with tons of berries, dried fruit, and breadsticks? We didn’t think so!
And of course, it isn’t Christmas without dessert! Torte by Mirjana had our taste buds watering with her vanilla cake, mini pavlovas, doughnut wreaths, and an adorable gingerbread house, all which incorporated a splash of red (the colour of Christmas, for tradition’s sake.)
The table setting was laid out perfectly using the finest linen from Table Art , with on-trend partyware by none other than Palm & Pine Party Co. We love how the gold cutlery and cake stands contrasted perfectly against the porcelain white plates and crisp napkins. Who says a winter wonderland can’t be achieved right here in Melbourne?
We also couldn’t resist asking Sketch and Etch to design our menus, drink coasters, and place namnes yet again, with laser cut stationery being the most on-trend styling element in the events world this past year. It’s these finer details that can really leave a lasting impression on your guests, and can help to tie in the theme. We especially love the discreet, ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’ etched into the drink coasters – so endearing!
And forget decking the halls with boughs of holly – we waived tradition and added our own LENZO touch with a jumbo white balloon installation by Moonshot Balloons. It delivered a wonderful burst of merriment into the space and was truly an impressive sight to see.
Our models Kylie, Jessi and Nicolette looked picture-perfect and were dressed head to toe in Seed Heritage’s latest summer collection, with hair and makeup by sister duo from Studio 2 Hair and Makeup. The comfortable yet stylish clothes sure made it easier to wine and dine while sipping from those gorgeous gold Moet goblets!
Speaking of Moet, we gave our models the opportunity to unwind in style at their very own exclusive Moet and Chandon station (after all, there's a reason why it's called 'the silly season!' Don't forget to take time out, too!) While Dann Event Hire supplied the white bar, it was Secret Blossom who really stole the show with their stunning floral arrangement that was suspended above the bar and cascaded gently to the side. We love their attention to detail, where they peppered red berries and cotton amongst the lush foliage. How creative!
And now for the most important part: the gift-giving! (After all, isn’t that what the holiday season is all about?) When it comes to spoiling your loved ones, you really can’t go past choosing the most gorgeous gift hampers from The Hamper Emporium. There’s boxed goodies to suit any taste or budget, and it sure takes the stress out of wondering what to give as a gift this year! (Hint to our partners: the Moet & Chandon hamper is at the top of our Christmas wishlist. Just check out what's inside the box!)
We are also OBSESSED with the Mestige luxury crackers that feature timeless Swarovski pieces hidden inside - we’ll take one of each, thanks!
We hope our 'Naughty' Christmas editorial gave you some dinner party ideas for next month! Now, stay tuned for our ‘Nice’ Christmas editorial, which will be released later this week…
Love, LENZO x
SHOP THE ‘NAUGHTY’ CHRISTMAS EDIT
STYLING + CONCEPT Lenzo / PHOTOGRAPHER Elsa Campbell Photography / VENUE Campbell Point House / FLORIST Secret Blossom / FURNITURE Dann Event Hire / STATIONERY Sketch & Etch Creative / CATERING Piece of Cheese / PARTYWARE Palm and Pine Party Co / DESSERTS Torte by Mirjana / BALLOONS Moonshot Balloons / GIFTING The Hamper Emporium / NAPKINS Table Art / MAKEUP Studio 2 Hair and Makeup / MODELS Kylie Fraser, Jessi, and Nicolette (Brazen Models) / CHAMPAGNE Moet Chandon / CLOTHING + SHOES Seed Heritage / COPYWRITER + BLOGGER Maree Mikhaiel