What is your favourite wedding theme?
One that captures the couple, that reflects who are they are, what they love. Weddings should be a celebration of the two people getting married from start to finish, not used as opportunity to pack in as many Pinterest inspo options as possible.
What inspires you?
Nature, colours, finishes, textures, fabric, florals, foliages, architecture, interiors, other cultures and traditions, the seasons, and most importantly the couples we work for.
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What is special about weddings to you?
That two people are so loved up that they want to make it official, to celebrate with the people who matter to them, to party their way into the night declaring with every dance step they’ve found their person and they’re not letting them go. I get choked up at every single one I get the honour to be a part of. Now bring on marriage equality in Australia to make that love fest an option for every single person brave enough to love this hard.
What is your favourite styling trend?
I could not possibly pick one! But if I had to, it would be the detail and care being put into table styling – from the linens to the cutlery as well as the florals and ambient lighting. It’s been my philosophy from day one, and it’s wonderful to see more couples embracing why it matters.
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What book are you reading at the moment?
My appointment diary. The days are refusing to get longer and I need them to!
What is your Number 1 tip for brides and grooms?
Book us! Truly. Life is way too short – and marriage too special – to lose precious time and sleep fretting over how to be in three places at once on your wedding day. And we know how to stick to a budget as an added bonus.
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What is the one tool of your trade that you can’t live without?
iPhone – it’s impossible to imagine doing this without one. Though we once did!
What are you excited about right now?
Moving! Getting ready to shift into a massive new warehouse with so much space we don’t know how we’ll fill it all. But watch us. We will!
What is a special personal talent you possess?
Calm under ridiculous pressure, still really, really loving what I do 17 years in, a capacity to find a solution in a single bound, all whilst simultaneously creating a bouquet or suspending florals.
Where is your favourite place to escape to for downtime and why?
When home, it’s definitely being ocean side. In the water. On the water. By the water. Long ocean swims leave me feeling ecstatically happy. And wherever Qantas and friends go, I’m there. Have passport, travel a passion. With my husband at my side, travelling is my favourite happy place.
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Yes, however did we ever survive without our iPhones! I love your eye for detail in everything you do – your table settings are just glorious!
About Form Over Function: Since 1999, we have been setting new standards in the event hire, design and management industry, driven to offer a genuinely personal service with a sharp and stylish eye for details that matter, using a talented, experienced, professional and dedicated in-house team who love what we do.