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A Rustic Halloween

Anyone who knows Ali, from Stylish Soirees Perth, knows that she loves a good party. Whether she's going to one, having one or setting one up for a client - she's happy! Halloween has been her exception though. Christmas or Easter are her faves any day but scary, plastic orange pumpkins and knocking on strangers' doors in costume just doesn't appeal to her one bit! Ali's inspiration for this Halloween party was to make it light and pretty rather than ghoulish and creepy.

Halloween is traditionally is at the start of colder months but in Australia we are heading into Spring. Stylish Soirées Perth, together with Favor Lane Party Boutique chose a lighter colour palette of white, grey, peach and gold to reflect this. They wanted a rustic feel to this party so when Sandra, from Swan Street Vineyard offered her venue -The Old Shed, they knew it was the perfect location!

The beautiful Old Shed with the 10m long jarrah table and the huge wagon wheel centrepieces were features all on their own. The pale, corrugated tin of the shed was a magnificent backdrop for the large balloon garland at the entrance to the party.

The amazing, giant BOO light letters from Vintage Letters framed the entrance which carried through the rustic Halloween theme and made for cute peekaboo photos! Pumpkins go hand in hand with Halloween so Ali painted various sized pumpkins in shades of white, peach, grey and gold. These were used in the gorgeous entrance display of painted milk crates, wooden crates, lanterns, pampas grass and vases filled with peach and white flowers.

Shelley from Favor Lane Party Boutique provided all the stunning, perfectly matched balloons and partyware. The peach, white, grey and gold can be seen in all the gorgeous plates, cups, cutlery, napkins and balloons! Her fantastic Halloween balloon stock even has foil bat balloons and script 'Boo' balloons!

Lisa from Cakes 2 Celebrate made the beautiful Halloween themed desserts. Ghost and hand molded pumpkin cupcakes, ghost cookies, pumpkin cake pops, spider web donuts and the beautiful 3 tiered white cake with flowers, were the centrepiece for the wine barrel dessert table. Emily from XOXO Design created the divine laser cut gold acrylic cake topper which said 'If you got it haunt it'.

Flowers by Pep created the gorgeous floral pumpkins for the table setting and the dessert table. Hand carved pumpkins were then painted and filled with beautiful blooms in tones of white and peach. The two wagon wheels were decorated with large pampas grass stems, roses, baby's breath and grey tones of eucalyptus.

The darling little models wore farm style overalls, pinafore dresses and shorts. Thanks to Secret Garden Designs, the boys wore fantastic grey t-shirts that had printed hashtag Halloween messages.

The talented Viktoria Saar captured this shoot perfectly and embraced the natural light with her amazing photography. Her attention to detail and artistic eye is evident in each beautiful moment.

This rustic party has the traditional elements associated with Halloween - pumpkins, lollies, sweets, ghosts and spiders but displays a different, softer side to Halloween for those who want to 'creep it pretty'!


Concept and styling Stylish Soirees Perth

Partyware and styling assistance Favor Lane Party Boutique

Photography Viktoria Saar Photography

Venue Swan Street Vineyard

Cake, cake pops, biscuits, donuts Cakes 2 Celebrate by Lisa

Flowers Flowers by Pep

Light letters Vintage Letters

Cake topper XOXO design

Boys T-shirt - Secret Garden Designs