Five Minutes With….Alicia From Form Over Function

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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?

In peak season sadly none. In down time, binge read contemporary fiction like my very life depends on it

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?

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G ! The sky really is the limit for us this year. Our Polka Dot couples are filling our creative cups to the brim. You would think after 19 years and executing hundreds of weddings that we would have seen everything, done everything but I feel wedding florals and styling is going to the next level. It’s all about layers of texture and details. Speaking of which, our new stock this year (aka our new toys) such as our new decanter lights which are whisky and port bottles re-imagined as lights are so unique. This is just one item! We have thousands more that we are crushing on.

What is a special personal talent you possess? 

Calm under ridiculous pressure, still really, really loving what I do 19 years in, a capacity to find a solution in a single bound, all whilst simultaneously creating a bouquet or suspending florals.

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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 FunctionSince 1999, we have been crafting ONE-OF-A-KIND weddings as an individual expression of each couple’s unique love story. A creative partnership with our couples thrives with our genuinely personal service. This starts at the very first contact all the way through to the #mindblown moments our couples feel on the day. We have been setting the highest standards in wedding reception styling, event hire, table decor, wedding ceremony decor, wedding flowers … the list goes on and we LOVE what we do.  We give our couples confidence with our dedicated, experienced and professional in-house team. Heart and soul goes into everything we do so that each wedding is like no other. Our couples start married life knowing their wedding was their favourite wedding ever.

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