The talented Teage Ezard has been engaged by Spotless, Australia’s leading facility management and catering services as it’s consultant chef and culinary advisor. Teage now brings his two-hat, fine dining menu ideas to the iconic function spaces that sit under the EPICURE brand as well as their catered weddings in private venues. The union creates an exciting new offering for clients and guests of Spotless’ venues and special events who seek something extra special.
EPICURE looks after a range of incredible wedding venues – Melbourne Town Hall, ZINC at Federation Square Melbourne, Brisbane City Hall, South Australian Museum, The Observatory-South Australia and more.
Brides booking weddings in these spaces can now request a full Teage Ezard menu to really wow their guests, or simply add a ‘touch of Teage’ to the menul.
The menus available will be heavily inspired by Teage’s much-loved signature dishes and will change according to season and occasion. EPICURE clients can book a Teage inspired menu through any of its venues and existing Spotless and Alliance Catering customers can also to take advantage of the partnership for their special events.
Spotless CEO Bruce Dixon was eager to engage a chef who could easily integrate into the already highly skilled Spotless, EPICURE and Alliance Catering teams. Bruce has been a long-time admirer of Teage’s style, and his blend of both the classical and the modern across differing cuisines will add some exciting new flavours to the menu offerings.
“Teage joining our team enables us to diversify our customers’ experience, applying his fine dining skills and emphasis on intricacy and detail to the occasions of those clients who really want to impress. It also allows us to enhance the skills of our food service teams, providing an invaluable learning experience for our chefs,” says Bruce.
You can view the Epicure stable of stunning wedding destinations at www.epicure.com.au
On Saturday the 19th of October, the stunning Campbell Point House, located on the Bellarine Peninsula Victoria, opened it’s doors to engaged couples to inspire and showcase this amazing wedding destination.
Happy couples had the opportunity to view the house set up in a variety of reception and ceremony styles using their new premium furniture, sampling the wonderful Campbell Point catering and sipping on a little bubbly while also roaming around the grounds taking in the beautiful backdrop.
Over 20 suppliers were on hand to offer their advise, ranging from photographers to floral decorators, bands, DJ’s, formal wear, limousines, cakes, stationary, hair and make up, videographers and more.
We’re pleased to share the pictures from the showcase below (photo’s by Elisha Lindsay Photography)……
Melbourne’s event and catering market just got a little hotter with the announcement that trail-blazing chef Shane Delia and Peter Rowland Catering have joined forces to form a
new business partnership, ROWLAND by Shane Delia.
The collaboration will see Shane Delia and his creative support team provide creative consultancy for corporate, private and major events delivered by Peter Rowland. Bringing
more than just an innovatively crafted Shane Delia menu, ROWLAND by Shane Delia will showcase creatively inspired event concepts that extend to all touchpoints from beginning
to end of the guest experience.
Shane said, “Of the many reasons Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable City for three consecutive years, a key factor is that we play host to some of the world’s biggest events, and we do them better than anywhere else on the planet. For over 50 years, Peter Rowland Catering has been involved in these events, providing amazing hospitality to all who attend.
In an ever-changing market with eyes firmly focused on quality, diversity, points of difference and unique experiential events, it takes a specialised team to exceed expectations. It requires both creative vision and attention to detail – from concept through to delivery. I am proud to be in partnership with the team at Peter Rowland and excited to launch ROWLAND by Shane Delia, nationally. Who better to partner with than the best in the business! With their years of experience and high standards combined with my passion for providing exceptional experiential event concepts, we are ready to write the next chapter in the Peter Rowland story,” said Shane Delia.
Five Kiwi couples tied the knot at more than 41,000 feet in the air in August 2013 – achieving for themselves and the airline a Guinness World Records title for the world’s “Highest Altitude Wedding on an Aeroplane”. The weddings took place on a Fiji Airways flight between Auckland and Nadi and the record breaking attempt was kept as a surprise from the newlyweds until the vows were exchanged.
“We’re delighted that we were able to set a new Guinness World Records title. We kept this as a surprise for our five couples and it was great to see their reaction when they found out they were part of this world record”, said Stefan Pichler, Managing Director & CEO.
Beginning as a competition with radio partner More FM, Fiji Airways ran a campaign over two weeks to find the five lucky couples who would tie the knot on their flagship Airbus A330. All that was revealed during the competition was that the couples would win a wedding in business class and a honeymoon when they landed in Fiji.
However, that was still enough to generate an overwhelming flood of applications from brides-to-be. Indeed, over 440 engaged hopefuls applied to participate and Fiji Airways said, they chose couples who they felt most deserved the prize from either having overcome difficult personal circumstances to having amazing personal stories of friendship and love.
For one of the couples, this was third time lucky after having to cancel two previous wedding dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Two recalled wedding invitations, lost deposits and stolen wedding rings meant Amber and Brent McArthur were unable to afford a big wedding, and saw the competition with Fiji Airways as the answer to their dreams. The couple was joined by Amber’s very proud parents who acted act as the couple’s witnesses.
For Arron and Philomena Wilson this special ceremony followed 10 years of being engaged. The Irish natives, who now call New Zealand home, have struggled to start a family with multiple miscarriages occurring over several years. Philomena in her entry stated that Arron was her rock and that they try to laugh a lot and enjoy what they have together despite their huge loss.
The record breaking attempt took place in the clouds above New Zealand at 41,000 ft. To ensure the wedding ceremony happened over New Zealand airspace at the right altitude, planning the unique flight path took weeks. The flight path included departing Auckland and flying over Hamilton, then as far east to the Hawkes Bay, back over Hamilton and then on to Northland. Celebrations following the ceremony started as the Fiji Airways Airbus A330 left New Zealand airspace and flew over the stunning Pacific Ocean on to Fiji.
The cabin was fitted out with traditional masi pattern design artwork.
The record breaking attempt marked Fiji Airways, formerly Air Pacific, brand’s relaunch in New Zealand.
“This was a unique idea to get five couples married on board, in our bid to raise awareness of the new airline branding and of Fiji as a wedding and honeymoon destination, Mr Pichler added. “With our new brand identity & service, based around an authentic Fijian experience, a couple’s Fijian wedding really can start the moment they set foot on board.”
“This was a flawless event,” Chris Sheedy, the adjudicator from Guinness World Records said.
“Congratulations to Fiji Airways for pulling off a difficult and technically challenging record attempt successfully whilst still preserving the very intimate and personal nature of the weddings. And of course, congratulations also to the newlywed record holders – Shannon and Chris Michl, Chelsea and Joe Williams, Philomena and Arron Wilson, Brent and Amber McArthur, and Liahn and Wade Herewini. Your married lives have begun on a record-breaking high.”
On touching down in Fiji, the newlyweds were treated to a two-night honeymoon at either the Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa Fiji and Radisson BLU Resort Fiji Denarau Island.
The incredibly talented Australian couture designer Johanna Johnson launched ‘Muse’, her highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2014 collection at her premiere NYC runway show in New York, NY on October 16, 2013.
Known globally for her luxurious red carpet and bridal gowns, Johnson debuted her new designs to a capacity crowd at the historic Highline Hotel. “I am overwhelmed by the response to my new collection – an homage to the muse’s in my life – and so grateful to be able to debut this collection in New York City.”
Reminiscent of the silver screen age of New York City, Johnson’s ‘Muse’ collection is inspired by the architecture of the city, the building blocks of Art Deco. From the elegance of the Chrysler Building, to the empress of the city – The Empire State Building – this collection is built on the construction of embellished beaded designs, paneled silk gowns, detailed French laces, and reflective, metallic silhouettes.
Johnson personally designs all the gowns, garments and accessories (bead by bead), all components of which are registered and copyrighted to protect the exclusivity of the brand. “I wanted to create beautiful gowns that I myself would wear. Each gown is from a unique styling perspective, and everything is considered from fit, to quality, to comfort, and with a rich range of styling options. For example, purchasing a bridal gown is a very intimate, emotional experience and it should be a memorable occasion. A wedding gown is an heirloom piece that tells a story. A love story.”
A-list celebrity clients including Christina Hendricks, Julie Bowen, Minnie Driver, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep and Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, to name but a few have been seen in a Johanna Johnson creation over the past few years, rapidly growing her Holllywood red carpet presence.
This opulent collection of decadent evening wear and art deco bridal lines will be available in select stores internationally from the 1st Dec 2013 and for pre-sale immediately.
Tiffany & Co., the world’s diamond authority and jeweller of international renown, are showcasing the ultimate engagement rings, jewellery and wedding gifts through their Tiffany & Co Spring Bridal Event.
Throughout the month of October, guests are invited to experience a bridal celebration at all Tiffany & Co. stores around Australia and have the opportunity to attend a Diamond Appreciation Master class, view the stunning bridal display in-store or arrange a private appointment to explore Tiffany & Co jewels and gifts.
On the 10th of October, 30 guests joined the Tiffany & Co team for breakfast and a master class at their Martin Place Sydney store, where we were all left with no doubt that diamonds are indeed a girl’s best friend!
Something old.. something new.. something borrowed .. something BLUE …We are loving the beautiful Wedgwood China wedding cake created by the incredibly talented Patricia from Yummy Cupcakes in Sydney.
This stunning cake is featured on page 144 within our annual Style 2013 issue
Visit http://www.yummycupcakes.com.au to find your perfect wedding cake.
Weddings at Crown just got a whole lot more special! Internationally renowned restaurateurs Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi have been appointed as Crown Resorts’ Culinary Directors for the next three years.
Giving guests even more incentive to visit the famed Crown Resorts, Perry and Brahimi will combine their expertise to influence all menus across Crown Hotels and Events and Conferencing, collaborating to create a new premium banquet menu, redevelop Crown’s in room dining options, provide guidance and training at Crown’s Culinarium and continue to oversee Crown Resort’s world class food and beverage offerings.
Perry and Brahimi’s new collaborative menu ensures to add some extra decadence to Crown’s corporate events, conferencing and weddings.
Neil Perry stated: “I’m very excited to be working with Crown, the very best hotels in Australia to ensure that the room service and banquet offering is as world-class as the hotels. Working with and in the culinary training institute is going to be another wonderful opportunity to help support our great industry.”
Similarly, Guillaume Brahimi stated that he is thrilled with the appointment; “Crown has become one of the most exciting restaurant destinations in Australia and the Crown Hotels are the benchmark for all leading hotels in Asia Pacific. “
For more information on Neil Perry and Guillaume Brahimi’s new offerings as Culinary Directors please visit www.crownmelbourne.com.au
Here at Real Weddings we love a one stop organisation that not only provides the perfect venue, creates unbelievably scrumptious food and can also style your special day with creativity and flair! The team at Fred and Ginger Catering is this organisation!
Fred and Ginger Catering are dedicated to creating and delivering exceptional wedding events. They believe that when it comes to weddings it is important to listen to the couple so they can help create a day that is unique to them. Through listening, the team learn what brought them together, what makes them both smile, what they love, how they live, what they want from their experiences and how they envisage their day unfolding.
Fred and Ginger catering aim to make planning a wedding as memorable as the day itself, and with the help of their carefully chosen suppliers they set about making the magic happen!
The special events team will work with you to make the venue the perfect backdrop to your wedding day. From urban warehouses to National Trust properties, stunning country estates, your home or a special place of your choosing. The team at Fred and Ginger have developed venue relationships with some of Melbourne and Country Victoria’s best kept secrets. Take a look at http://www.fredandginger.com.au/index.php/our-places/ to find that perfect place.
Fred and Ginger offer quality and innovative wedding menus which equate to a memorable and sensory experience for your guests. Whether you choose a sit down banquet, a shared table, a stand up cocktail or food stations, their experienced team can deliver the perfect menu to match your style. Take a look - http://www.fredandginger.com.au/index.php/menus/
Lastly but by no means least, their special events team will work with you to enhance your day with creativity and flair. Their experience has led them to style some amazing weddings from large scale outdoor events to intimate home affairs. See a snapshot at http://www.fredandginger.com.au/index.php/galleries/#/0
Call the Fred and Ginger team today to start creating your day of memories 9329 7765 or visit their website for more information www.fredandginger.com.au