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WedShed Bush Christmas (in the city)
We hosted our inaugural Christmas bash this month. We wanted to pay thanks to our partners and supporters to date in the best way we know how: putting on a spread with endless food, booze and visual eye-candy. Check out our bush Christmas in the city.
Words by Amy Parfett
23 December 2015

New business pinch-yourself moment (in a good way) number 153: hosting your own Christmas bash.

Our first Christmas party was a real celebration – of our first nine months of business since launching WedShed in March but more importantly of the people that we’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with to date.

Since starting-up, we’ve felt so overwhelmingly welcomed and supported by the wedding industry at large – vendors and venues alike. As newbies on the scene, it’s hard to articulate how much it means to us to have people support and partner with us so we thought perhaps we could show them, then that would go some of the way in expressing it.

Creating a ‘bush Christmas in the city’ meant embracing what Christmas means for so many of us in Australia – enjoying good company, food and drinks in the great outdoors. Except for this event, we brought the outdoors indoors.

We chose The Bangarra Room for the night – people get onto this space now. It’s like a Secret Santa present in itself – a long blank-canvas space down on Walsh Bay with epic views of the Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. The curfew is flexible and the interior is full of industrial character with exposed beams, copper piping and plenty of glass. You can also spill out onto the pier below (so we had the guys from Veggie Patch Van park their food truck there).

A bush Christmas meant lots of hanging eucalyptus and native flora, a giant native wreath and comfy rustic furniture. Partnering up with styling duo George & Smee and florist Flowers on the Mill was the smartest thing we could’ve done – these ladies were so incredible at bringing it all to life and absolute legends as well.

Cliqbooth set up their digital photobooth against a backdrop of hanging Christmas gifts and it proved to be an absolute magnet for everyone after a few drinks. XYDJ provided the funky beats, Gracious Honey shared the most beautiful gold-fleck cake and Cake Wines, 4 Pines Brewing Company and Willie Smiths Cider (who also have an amazing venue in Tasmania) kept everyone’s glasses flowing and hands full.

The lovely Tamar from Bless Photography captured the night for us – check out some moments below.



With huge love and thanks to our event partners:

Styling: George & Smee

Photos: Bless Photography

Florist: Flowers on the Mill

Beats: XJDJ

Photobooth: Cliqbooth

Cake and cookies: Gracious Honey

Food truck: Veggie Patch Van

Wine: Cake Wines

Beer: 4 Pines Brewing Company

Cider: Willie Smiths Cider

Festoon lights: Bespoke Audiovisual


And because we couldn’t resist…. some of our fave Cliqbooth pics.

Merry Christmas, guys.

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