A gold-luxe wedding at The Westin for the modern Australian bride
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then gold is everyone’s favourite! It’s no coincidence that all good things are considered golden, which is why LENZO couldn’t resist using this precious metal as our inspiration for our recent wedding editorial, shot at The Westin in Melbourne.
Just to show you how versatile this venue is, we’ve previously hosted a bridal shower and baby shower here at The Westin, so we couldn’t wait to add not one but two weddings to our list! Our ‘Mr & Mr Love in Black and White’ editorial is coming shortly (check back soon!), but in the meantime, please feast your eyes on our gold-luxe affair.
Photographed by the incredible Meagan Harding, and enlisting the help of many suppliers, we hosted a wedding fit for royalty (Miss Markle, take note!)
The Venue: The Westin
There’s no better place to host an intimate wedding in Melbourne’s CBD than at The Westin. Its cream-coloured walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase a combination of city skyscrapers + lush greenery lends itself to a luxe yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Westin is also the perfect canvas in which to build a gold, black and white colour palette.
The round tables were laid out with crisp white linen from Table Art, and the matching chair covers were supplied by Function Accessories.
The Stationery: Sketch + Etch
We also incorporated the super on-trend wedding stationery idea into this editorial: acrylic menus, as well as gold wedding name place settings, which were provided by Sketch and Etch. If you’re looking for a unique wedding stationery option, the personalised place settings double as a napkin holder and can even be taken home by sentimental guests at the end of the night.
The Table Centrepieces
The space doesn’t need many decorations to be elevated into a luxurious affair, but a wedding isn’t a wedding without some lush and bold flowers! Have your greenery cascading from table centrepieces placed at differing heights, just like we recreated with these gold flower stands from Tabletop Towers.
SHOP THE LOOK: table towers
The Florals: Raven and the Rose
And can we just take a moment to appreciate these stunning florals from Raven and the Rose? Lush greenery can really make your event space pop – placing it everywhere, including at the centre of the tables, at the dessert station, and even along the aisles, can add a feminine touch to any room.
SHOP THE LOOK: wedding florals
We know that as you’ve gazed at these gorgeous images, you’ve been eyeing off the incredible dessert spread too! These amazing macarons, cake, and fondant-dipped strawberries (all supplied by The Westin) were all baked with the gold + white colour palette in mind - it’s an effortless way to create consistency between your food, décor, and colour theme.
SHOP THE LOOK: wedding cake and desserts
Of course, your delicious desserts need to look even more appealing (if it’s even possible!?), so set them atop golden trays, cake stands, and trinket boxes (supplied by Mak Events) to really drive your golden luxe wedding theme home.
The Finer Things
Every little detail counts when it comes to hosting your gold-luxe wedding – from the drink stirrers and straws (provided by Favor Lane), to the too-cute cake toppers (that you can buy from Jollywood!). We know styling your wedding can often be overwhelming, so if you need some help, we know a few wedding stylists in Melbourne who can assist!
The Balloons: Belle Balloons
And what’s a celebration without Belle Balloons? For maximum effect, style a few balloons near your dessert station (where they are guaranteed to be noticed!) You can even personalise your balloons with lovable sayings like, ‘I do,’ ‘bride,’ and ‘groom.’ They also make for a cute + fun photo op!
SHOP THE LOOK: wedding balloons
The Dress + Suit
And what to wear on your Big Day? LENZO has both the bride and groom sorted – The Bridal Atelier and Jack London dressed our bride and groom, respectively.
That stunning wedding headpiece that sits on our model’s head like a crown is by Viktoria Novak, with makeup and hair done beautifully by Sophie Knox.
For more information and booking enquiries for your upcoming wedding, please visit The Westin Melbourne.
SHOP OUR GOLDEN WEDDING AFFAIR
STYLING + CONCEPT Lenzo / VENUE + FOOD Westin Melbourne / PHOTOGRAPHER Meagan Harding / FLORIST Raven and the Rose / FURNITURE Place Settings / STATIONERY Sketch and Etch / GOLD PROPS Mak Events / CAKE TOPPERS Jollywood / PARTYWARE Favor Lane / BALLOONS Belle Balloons / HAIR + MAKE UP Makeup by Sophie Knox / MODELS Brazen Models / FLOWER STANDS Tabletop Towers / CHAIR COVERS Function Accessories / LINEN Table Art Event Hire / WEDDING DRESS The Bridal Atelier / CROWN Viktoria Novak / SUITS Jack London / Written by Melbourne blogger Maree Mikhaiel