We were absolutely thrilled when our good friends David & Madeleine recently got engaged and equally as thrilled when they approached us to look after their planned engagement party. The happy couple both hail from Queensland and will be having their special day up in their home state later this year. Given that the upcoming nuptials wouldn’t be in our fair city, the couple felt it was only fitting to have the perfect engagement party for all their friends & family down here.
Both David & Madeleine wished to have a very ‘Melbourne’ style of event with the chosen venue tying into this theme. On this note, Mr Collins was able to offer up our exclusive venue Number 10 in Kensington as the ideal location for the special evening. With it’s infamous cobblestone lane ways and unique warehouse, rustic style interior, this North Melbourne space slotted in perfectly with the couple’s desires.
When it came to the styling & design on the evening, Mr Collins and his team went to work with a host of native florals & blooms cascading from vintage vessels, to transform the blank warehouse, into a beautifully warm & inviting backdrop. The hardworking crew at Dann Events provided the stylish furniture and props including Arrow high bars & stools, which finished off the scene perfectly.
As all the guests entered the venue they were treated to a tantalising menu laid on by Head Chef Quinn and his team, which consisted of roving canapés, substantial bites, ‘dapper dude food’ and an array of exciting dessert creations. And just incase that wasn’t enough to fill those hungry tums, an opulent antipasto station had been set up, complete with rustic theming, props and plenty of tasty morsels.
The quirky acoustic band playing in the background, along with beaming smiles all round, cemented that the evening was a huge success and that the happy couple had fulfilled their dream of sharing the ultimate ‘Melbourne’ style party with all their loved ones.
We would like to wish a huge G O O D L U C K to David & his team, Melbourne City FC in the A-League semi-final clash tonight! G O C I T Y!!!
David & Madeleine Menu
28 – 02 – 15
Compressed tomato cornet, parmesan mousse, balsamic flakes
Smoked chicken breast ‘crisp chicken sandwich’
Angel hair potato wrapped king prawn, chipotle mayo
Lamb & pistachio Kofte, pomegranate, parsley yoghurt
Falafel, pickled cabbage, chilli tahini yoghurt
Mountain pepper squid, lemon aspen
Dapper Dude Food
K.F.C (Korean fried chicken) fermented chilli sauce, pickled daikon
Collins Wagyu beef burger, Beechwood smoked bacon, cheddar, dijon
Marinated olives, pickled vegetables, sherry glazed mushrooms
Roasted eggplant, peppers & grilled zucchini
Lightly smoked, cured Petuna Ocean Trout
Duck liver parfait, sage butter, cornichons
Sliced Sopressa & San Danielle prosciutto
Local & imported cheeses
Chocolate-sea salt macaron
Espresso ‘Gateau Opera’
Passionfruit & mango Verrine, coconut snow
Explosive dark chocolate & cherry ripe popsicle
OCCASION: D A V I D & M A D E L E I N E ‘ S E N G A G E M E N T
VENUE: N U M B E R 1 0
STYLING & FLOWERS: T O M M Y C O L L I N S
PHOTOGRAPHY: A L E K S A N D A R J A S O N P H O T O G R A P H Y
CATERING: T O M M Y C O L L I N S
FURNITURE: D A N N E V E N T S