Archive for November, 2012

Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation

November 29th, 2012

Following on from the matching Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

Our Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation, in this case a playful ‘Pack Your Bags’ Wedding Invitation with Destination Guide and RSVP Postcard, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact info@zedandbee.com.au or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

Perfectly Pure Pop’ery

November 27th, 2012

With summer just around the corner, my mind drifts to lazing beachside, balancing a cool cocktail in one hand and a frozen treat in the other. As a passionate foodie myself, many flavours spark fond memories of the warmer months and the clever girls at Pure Pops have gone and combined this in perfectly pretty, handcrafted Pop form.

The brain child of Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Food Editor, Alice Storey, and catering whiz, Georgina Larby, Pure Pops are just that, frozen Pops made from the purest natural ingredients.

With inspired combos like Pine-Lime and Young Coconut Splice and Strawberry Rhubarb,
Pure Pops are a serious standout, and with an ever growing presence at markets, gourmet haunts and events across New South Wales, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on one. Follow the blog for their comings and goings.

For more information about Pure Pops evolving flavour range or to secure the team at your event email contact@purepops.com.au.

 

Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

November 22nd, 2012

In these final days, as Zed & Bee’s website is overhauled with an array of Collection pieces and beautiful new Bespoke solutions, we begin the unfolding of what can be found there.

Our Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation, in this case an ‘iCal This Date’ Save The Date, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact info@zedandbee.com.au or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

Floating Finery by Bespoke Balloonery

November 15th, 2012

I love balloons, always have. From those earliest birthday parties to my recent baby shower, stringing balloons immediately sets a festive tone as they wave majestically in the summer sky.

Times have changed and oversized bespoke balloons with flourished tassels are very in fashion. Heidi Moore-Gill’s Bespoke Balloonery is leading the way in Australia with her colourful creations, decorated with hand cut paper, tulle and organza tassels, fringes and pom poms.
The extremely long and beautiful festoons are lovingly custom made for every order.

It takes an eye for style and attention to detail to produce such floating finery. These are skills Heidi clearly has and must serve her well with her other passion, producing divine watercolour paintings that she posts on Instagram from time to time.

Zed & Bee had the pleasure of showcasing a snippet of Bespoke Balloonery at our Launch Party and we look forward to finding any excuse to call upon Heidi again… um, Billie’s Baby Shower is coming up!

Contact Bespoke Balloonery at
howcanihelp@bespokeballoonery.com.au

Roll Up! Roll Up!

November 10th, 2012

Today is the day we open our (well The Tate @ The Toxteth’s) doors to you, brides, event planners and curious creatives. For two days only we are hosting Open Days to help you realise your next milestone event. The gallery space is temporarily transformed and manned by Aleksandra, Bespoke Balloonery, Perfect South, Pure Pops and of course us, the Z and B of Zed & Bee.

We are offering the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in all things pretty and stylised.
Some good creative banter, against a blooming, balloon strewn backdrop, heightened further with an assault to the tastebuds. I can’t think of a better way to spend your afternoon.

Saturday & Sunday
Upstairs at The Tate @ The Toxteth
345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Midday until 5pm

Teaser images photographed by Jane Allen

The Divine Day After

November 8th, 2012

It was a very love (and people) filled room at our Collection Launch last night. We are happily exhausted and super proud that it all came together so beautifully.

We have just received dreamy, wonderfully candid photos taken of the event by the supremely talented Jane Allen which took our breath away. We look forward to blogging these following the weekend when our showcase officially closes and the prettiness is packed away. We’d hate to give too much away, you have to come and experience it firsthand.

If you are in the mood for surrounding yourself with some seriously stunning inspiration, remember we have an Open Day Weekend upstairs at The Tate @ The Toxteth this Saturday and Sunday from 12 until 5pm. Last night’s preview alone of the brilliance from our friends Aleksandra, Bespoke Balloonery and Pure Pops thrilled our guests and the space will be even more lovingly transformed in the coming days.

Thank you again to our friends and followers, mentors and stellar suppliers. Your support, talent and attention to detail lifts us every day.

Our Collection and most memorable bespoke invitations will be available to view and purchase next week.

Whimsy & Wonder by Aleksandra

November 7th, 2012

Occasionally you come across someone truly creative, with more than one string to their bow. Aleksandra is such a person, a stylist, floral arranger extraordinaire, calligrapher and illustrator. With a skill set so extensive, she is able to singularly transform your wedding or event cohesively.

From the flower strewn front seat of her car, her studio interior, to the dreamy portraits of her beloved furry friends, Aleksandra’s Instagram life is perfectly put together. I only wish my own life was as wondrously whimsical as hers appears to be. Luckily for one weekend only it will be as we share space with Aleksandra at our Open Day at The Tate @ The Toxteth this weekend.

Aleksandra
By Appointment
0407 784 144
enquiries@aleksandra.com.au

A Sneak Peek from our Open Day Weekend

November 2nd, 2012

Our Collection has been printed to perfection, lovingly styled and photographed, and we are in the final stages of putting together what will be a celebratory Open Day Weekend reflective of our passion for specialty invitation design.

What you can expect to see from Zed & Bee is the unveiling of our long awaited 2013 Collection,
as well as many never before seen beautiful Bespoke creations, each representing the couple’s personalities, utilising the best of specialty printing.

Our friends, AleksandraBespoke BallooneryPerfect South and Pure Pops, look forward to welcoming you into our temporarily transformed home at The Tate @ The Toxteth for afternoons of printed, arranged, styled, poured and chilled loveliness.

We look forward to seeing you there!