September 1, 2015
In Love With Style
Chelsea Bennie unveiled her penchant for styling special events at her own wedding, having noticed a gap in the market for beautiful furniture and decor hire and styling on the Sunshine Coast. After months of researching and sourcing pieces from around the world, Simply Style Co was born and Chelsea has gone on to create beautifully-styled memories for her customers.
profile: How would you describe your preferred style when it comes to special events?
chelsea: When it comes to styling weddings and events the possibilities are endless. I love creating beautiful spaces and working with a blank canvas, my preferred style would be a natural approach. I like to use raw timbers, key furniture pieces, specialty linens and fabric, and texture through glassware and props. Keeping a sense of simplicity, elegance and sophistication.
profile: If people are on a budget, what are three things people just can’t skimp on at their wedding?
chelsea: Table styling, key furniture pieces, and flowers! Table styling has a large impact on an event, especially if it is sit down. The rest of the styling is then followed after we have determined what the look and the feel the dining will have.
profile: What trends are you loving?
chelsea: I am really loving metallics – gold and copper used throughout the styling adds a glamorous feel to any styling.
profile: What colours are you enjoying working with?
chelsea: Pops of bright colours including fuschia and oceanic blue hues coming through for spring styling. I love that the colours we work with change from season to season.
profile: How have you noticed trends change here on the Coast when it comes to wedding styling?
chelsea: Trends change and vary greatly from wedding to wedding. Dependant on the location, the Sunshine Coast has a lot to offer couples getting married with our gorgeous coastal locations or a magical venue tucked away in the stunning hinterland. The two locations being quite opposite keeps things interesting and a lot of fun for us. Our coastal beach styling almost always consists of white décor to fit an oceanfront ceremony or reception. In our hinterland wedding styling, couples love the ‘french elegance’ trend.
profile: If people are looking for inspiration for their wedding day, where is the best place to start?
chelsea: Pinterest is an amazing place to start, creating a wedding board to pin your inspiration; and The Bride’s Tree – an online bridal blog especially for couples getting married here on the Coast.