Melbourne Party Perfection

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.

Mr. C

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

Cold Canapés

Compressed tomato cornet, parmesan mousse, balsamic flakes

Smoked chicken breast ‘crisp chicken sandwich’

Hot Canapés

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

Antipasto Station

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


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