As we draw closer to the end of the year, we are taking a moment to reflect on some of the incredible events we have played our part in this year.
We opened our doors to 218 events and a huge 43,506 guests across the year (that’s a lot of food, wine and fun!), so it was a difficult task to narrow down to just a few. Each and every event is unique and no two days are the same at Metropolis…this is precisely the reason that we love what we do! So, without further ado, we present to you our 2019 highlights.
2019 Australian Grand Dairy Awards
Dairy Australia celebrated their 20th Australian Grand Dairy Awards in style. Following the award announcements in Panorama Room, guests were invited to sample the award winners produce from beautifully styled stations in the Aviary Room. What a fabulous way to recognise the achievements of the Australian dairy industry.
Hayley + Phil
This was one sophisticated celebration. Think black linen, moody florals, rose gold touches, neon signage and impeccably styled stationery elements. Not to mention the champagne tower and delectable dessert station! Guests danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Chloe Wilson.
Dress: Georgia Young
Groom: Politix Menswear
Floral: North St Botanical
Cake: Crown Melbourne
Champagne Tower: The Cocktail Queen
Photographer: Miranda Stokkel Photography
Videographer: Wheelhouse Creative
Entertainment: DJ Chloe Wilson and Andrew Morello (MC)
Google Digital Garage
Almost 100 female business owners and operators came together for a Digital Garage event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019. In conjunction with Business Chicks, the workshop championed female entrepreneurs.
Photographer: Jason Lau Photos
Alyssa + Tin
You know the stylists have done an amazing job when the bride is brought to tears as she enters the venue. Our friends at Lettuce & Co. delivered a fun, sophisticated party vibe for Alyssa and Tin, who’s entrance dances set the scene for an evening full of celebration.
Bride: Mariana Hardwick
Groom: Suit Shop
Creative concept and design: Lettuce & Co.
Florist: Ivy and Eve
Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes
Entertainment: Lark Music
Photographer: Sayer Heffernan
Hagar Australia: Make a Broken World Beautiful Gala Dinner
Metropolis Events partnered with Hagar Australia for their inaugural ‘Make a Broken World Beautiful’ Gala. Hagar works to provide medical care, housing, counselling, job placements and more to women and children who have been trafficked, enslaved or abused in Cambodia, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Funds raised from the evening contributed to helping some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
Creative concept & styling: Lettuce and Co.
Florals: Ivy and Eve
Napkins: Table Art Event Hire
Candles: The Small Things Co
Streamers: Poppies for Grace
Floral stands and media wall stand: Shape Steel
Stationery: Paper Marc
Floor decal: Pick a Wall
Production: Technical Events
Photographer: Smokey Oscar
Daniel + Michael
This glamorous wedding was all class with a touch of theatre. Daniel and Michael wanted to create an experience for their guests that was uniquely ‘them’ and the Metropolis WOW factor was exactly what they were looking for. Waterfall fireworks and confetti cannons added the drama, and the guests brought the party!
Grooms: Zac Men’s Tailor Melbourne
Bridesmaids: Demile Boutique
Florist: Mordialloc Florist
Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes
Stationery: Chic Creative
Photographer: Corey Wright
Ramel’s Bar Mitzvah
Metropolis provided the perfect backdrop for Ramel’s Bar Mitzvah, and what a celebration it was! Solution Entertainment produced a party to remember; basketball, roving magicians, human slinky, drummers, bubble machines, lolly station and a photobooth. This one had it all and the dancing didn’t stop. Mazel Tov!
Styling, event planning + entertainment: Solution Entertainment
Florist: Michael Strownix
Special effects: The Hyper Group
Photographer: Idan Malka Photography and Video
Shannon + Stephen
Shannon and Stephen’s bold and bright celebration was a stand out! We loved the lush tropical twist and pops of colour throughout. This savvy bride was well prepared with a pair of absolutely fabulous dancing shoes to see her through the night.
Florist: The Studio by Fleur
Dancefloor, stage, bridal table, cake plinth, wishing well, signage: Kerr Events
Cake: Nikos Cakes
Chandeliers: Chandelier Hire
Entertainment: Rythmos Band
Photographer: Yervant Photography
Videographer: Xsight Photography
Aladdin theme birthday party
Guests were taken on a magic carpet ride as they entered an Aladdin themed wonderland. This event brought out the child in all of us…who wouldn’t want to turn seven all over again if you could have a party like this?!
Concept, styling and floral: Kerr Events
Entertainment: DJ Jesse James
Jumping castle: Kids corner
Draping: Active Draping
Photographer: Shevan J
Asahi Awards Night
Asahi’s Excellence Awards dinner celebrates individuals who demonstrate excellence across the business. With a nod to the brand’s Japanese heritage, Sake was served in traditional wooden ‘Masu cups’ and guests enjoyed performances by Taiko Drummers before the award winners were announced.
Event Management: Bunch
Florist: Botanics of Melbourne
Entertainment: Taiko Drummers