Oh, baby! LENZO goes watercolour for a very special book launch
If there’s anyone who knows a lot about motherhood, it’s Rebecca Judd. Juggling four children all under the age of seven, the bubbly television personality, speech pathologist + model can now add ‘author’ to her ever-growing list of impressive achievements. “The Baby Bible: A guide to taking care of your bump, your baby and yourself” is Bec Judd’s long-anticipated first book, and features a hilariously honest – and at times, touching – commentary that will make you laugh, squirm, and nod your head in agreement.
Bec told us, “Writing this book was something that I had wanted to do for a while. I’ve been through three pregnancies and four babies, so I wanted to share all my secrets and stories that I’ve learnt along the way with other modern Australian mums!”
For all those who have followed the LENZO journey from the beginning, you’re probably aware that we’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with Bec a few times in the past - we featured her daughter Billie’s 1st birthday party and more recently, we styled her Paw-Patrol inspired fourth birthday party. And, we had so much fun each time that we jumped at the chance when Bec invited us to style her first book launch!
Set at the iconic Stokehouse Restaurant in St Kilda, Bec couldn’t have chosen a better location to host her book debut. With floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural sunlight and a stunning money-can’t-buy backdrop that featured the still blue waters of the St Kilda Beach, it was the perfect canvas in which to let our LENZO styling magic run loose.
With delicious spreads and those macarons provided by their in-house catering team, the Stokehouse went above and beyond for Bec’s book launch.
The director of LENZO, Elleni Pearce, was the driving force behind the styling, and drew inspiration from Bec’s book cover by injecting a fresh and fun watercolour palette of blue and pink polka dots into the venue, stationery, and decorations.
Pink and blue blooms by Flowers by Brett Matthew John dominated the already-gorgeous space, and delicate baby’s breath flowers were interwoven in the incredible balloon installation by Belle Balloons.
Touches of gold in the way of cutlery and plate chargers were incorporated into the table settings, and the watercolour invitations provided a pretty contrast against the metallics (which were beautifully designed by our friends at Sketch and Etch Creative.)
SHOP THE LOOK: menus + signage
The seafoam woven tablecloth overlay and blush napkins from Table Art also added a luxe feel to the event space and tables.
The mesh wire frame from Dann Event Hire delivered the perfect photo op as guests took turns in front of the backdrop (with images captured by the talented Hugh Davies), as an array of pink, blue, and grey balloons in differing sizes cascaded down the front for maximum effect.
SHOP THE LOOK: mesh wire frame backdrop
Miss Ladybird Cakes impressed guests with a stunning two-tier fondant cake that matched the colour palette. We especially love the creativity that went behind decorating the cake with spray-painted blue and pink baby’s breath.
SHOP THE LOOK: cakes and desserts
As always, Bec looked effortlessly immaculate in a corn blue midi dress as she mingled with her guests.
Amid all the excitement, we managed to catch up with Bec for a breather, and she told us, “Growing a baby and being a mother is such a privilege – but I’m not afraid to admit it can be so terrifying at the same time. As someone once told me, the scariest hood you’ll ever go through is “motherhood!”
Well, we think she’s doing an amazing job!
Love, LENZO x
STYLING Lenzo / VENUE + FOOD + DRINKS Stokehouse St Kilda / FLORIST Flowers by Brett Matthew John / BALLOONS Belle Balloons / CAKES + DESSERT Miss Ladybird Cakes / PROPS Dann Event Hire / STATIONERY + SIGNAGE Sketch and Etch Creative / LINEN Table Art / PHOTOGRAPHY Hugh Davies Photography