I couldn’t wait to share these photos of Melissa’s 21st. What a fun, cosy winter night this was inspired by a vintage theme with lots of popping colours so beautifully captured by Matt from Matt and Katie Photographers. Katie couldn’t make it due to a family illness but Matt did a great job ( although we did miss you Katie and seeing you guys work together, which creates such inspiration). To pull this party together it was a real team effort. Melissa’s cousins made and decorated the gorgeous cupcakes, friends gathered together at my place to make all the paper wheels over several nights. Friend Raquelle organized a side show and lots of family and friends helped out with food for the evening. The venue was the perfect location down at Six Mile Country Retreat at Withcott with the blazing fire and rustic surrounds creating great atmosphere for 80 guests. The cake was a great feature but there is a little secret about this cake…it’s a mock cake, it’s not a real cake, the icing is real but underneath sorry to dissappoint but its polystyrene. This is a really sneaky way to have the wonderful look of a layer cake but without the expense. The real cake which was just a slab cake, was hidden out in the kitchen already cut and ready to serve. So don’t be afraid to cheat a little to achieve the look you want. Hope you enjoy the photos and get a little inspired for your next celebration.