Anna and Shirley's wedding

Metropolis Events, Melbourne

A romantic wedding evening in an urban city garden

The concept

Anna and Shirley’s Melbourne wedding at Metropolis Events is one of our first ever LGBT same sex weddings. We styled for this stunning couple one of our signature wedding styling looks, the enchanted forest.

How did we put all of this together? 36 hours before the wedding, we loaded a truck full of fresh flowers and crew from Sydney sent to to deliver to one of our favourite cities. Melbourne is full of fine arts and culture, and the Metropolis is situated right in the heart of its Arts Precinct in Southgate.

Our main feature was the big truss filled with stocks, luscious greenery and teardrop fairy lights for the awe striking ceiling installation suspended over the black dancefloor. We really layered the installation to work with the depth of the ceiling. During the day, lots of natural light floods the room through the gorgeous picture windows from floor to ceiling of the venue.

We created beautiful bouquets of fresh white and light pink roses for the table centrepieces that filled the room with a lovely floral scent. What really made the evening magical was the warm candlelight and fairy lights that illuminated the room.

Metropolis Events Melbourne wedding venue

Metropolis Events is a premium event space for Melbourne weddings as well as corporate functions. The location is perfect as it sits directly on the bank of the Yarra River overlooking the city. We love the tall ceiling of this event space as it gives us so much to work with.

"Under the Stars"

Gorgeous roses, orchids and vibrant green leaves cascade along the picturesque bridal table. We placed a candle runner below the table with warm orange light that created a romantic ambience. They also bring attention to the table and put the spotlight on the newly wedded happy couple.

For their wedding ceremony, we used the same floral combinations to create an exquisite wedding arch and walkway along the aisle. We loved the story of how Anna and Shirley were the best of friends before they fell in love. The whole day turned out to be an incredible experience.

We hope they loved it as much as we did.

Photographs from the day

Captured by our inhouse team of photographers

Vendor credits


Metropolis Events, Melbourne

Here are the elements that we provided for this event:

  • Ceiling installation of fairy lights
  • Fresh flowers table centrepiece
  • White dance floor
  • Seating Chart
  • Bridal Table flowers
  • Stage wrap in white
  • Dance floor couple’s logo decal
  •  Black draping to cover the entire venue and ceiling