Elston Room Wedding Case Study

Date Posted: 18/10/2014 6:56:00 PM
Posted By: Tara Connolly

The Brief:

Create a memorable, unique wedding ceremony and reception for a gorgeous couple in only 3 weeks! 

The Couple:

Emma and Sina.

As soon as we met, we knew near enough wouldn't nearly be close enough. This couple knew what they wanted and how they wanted it. We were up for the challenge and didn't disappoint.  

The Venue:

Our inaugural visit to the Elston Room, Carriage Works. And wow - did it leave its mark on us.

This venue exudes old world charm of yesteryear with historic memorabilia dotted around inside and outside the venue.

The distinctive 19th century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith work shops have been retained though out the regeneration of the building.

Elston Room Wedding

The Stylist:

Jason James along with Seed Flora created a floral wonderland with touches of dim candle light throughout the venue. 

Elston Room Wedding

Cascading light bulbs fell from the 13 metre high ceiling creating a modern ambient lighting in an historic space. Draped florals flowed from the tables, spilling over the polished concrete floors. 

Elston Room Wedding

The Menu: 

In line with the ceremony that took place prior to the reception, Persian sweets wee served to the guests as they lined up to congratulate the newlyweds.

For pre dinner canapés, the couple selected peking duck and a mini pizzette - a nod to modern local influences.

Tables overflowed with grazing platters - starting with antipasto, followed by the shared entree. This was share platters of a delicate crab and angel hair pasta aside a rich beef cheek ragu.

Guests shared mains of beef with chef's unmissable red wine jus and atlantic salmon with guerre blanc. The main dishes were accompanied by colourful salads - zucchini, mint and lemon; traditional greek salad and roasted rosemary root vegetables.

To follow in the tradition of sharing meals with family and friends, the desserts were mini but many. Miniature lemon meringue tart, raspberry ganache tartlet and a vanilla and buttermilk panna cotta with dragon fruit coulis.

The couple literally smashed the wedding cake - an exploding shell of chocolate bursting with all kinds of candy and jellies for guests to enjoy.


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