Styling this dinner at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, in the brand-new Bishop Selwyn Chapel… Totally inspiring.

On our first site visit, the Event Impressions team were completely taken with this venue. Beautiful glass windows, a gold cross outside and the spectacular gold leaf arc ceiling ‘spoke to us’.

We had to go gold…


Dinner decor
Dinner decor

Respectful of the fact that it was dinner in a Church, we wanted to reflect humility too. Pillar church candles, Oregon wooden tables.

Earthy and feast-like…

Dinner decor

Finally, it was about intimacy. This event was for the Auckland Convention Bureau – the special event managers famil. A dinner for just 18 people, following on from a day full of surprise venues, activities and pampering.

VIP treatment.

With four Oregon wooden tables creating one big table, there was plenty of room for a centrepiece that wowed: gold plinths, their curved bases complimenting the glorious gold arc ceiling, swathed in gorgeous florals.

Dinner decor

Add layers of gold glitz sequin (because who doesn’t like bling?), Magnolia leaf greens, gorgeous white roses, lilies and gold pom-poms.

Plus, pillar candles galore, black copper and gold tealight holders and gold leaf charger plates.

And you have a table fit for one truly spectacular dinner.

Dinner decor

This dinner was intimate, oh so special, and reflected exactly what we planned: rich warmth, with a touch of humility.