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How to: Lush End of Summer Feast

HerCanberra Team

A seasonal, modern and chic theme was Show Pony Events’ goal for their Lush End of Summer Feast table, with subtle touches and luxurious materials catching the eye.

The physical space is defined 
using a custom-made ‘Sky Room’ structure—a freestanding merbau timber and steel modular framework that can be modified into different configurations to accommodate larger groups, as well as different styling options to suit various types of functions.


“An overhead trellis with a central line of large filament light globes hangs above the banquet table, interspersed with extra greenery strands to create a cool, modern approach to florals and greenery,” says Show Pony company director Jillian Hart.


“A lush natural table runner made up of mixed foliage and gum nuts reflect the ‘Bush Capital’ and open green spaces enjoyed in Canberra, as do the bentwood chairs with an accent of native foliage.”


The tablescape is simple but colourful. Think summer and stone fruits; peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries and cool, crisp champagne paired with elegant crockery and cutlery from Monique Lhuillier’s Royal Doulton collection.


The overall sense is one of opulence and out-of-the-ordinary entertaining which will leave a lasting impression on all guests.








Show Pony Events is a company specialising in boutique custom- made styling for all occasions. Ranging from wedding styling up to large corporate and gala events. They have the capacity to not only dress the table but to also dress the room utilising their wide range of quality furniture and lighting, reflecting all styles and eras.

To find out more, contact them at [email protected] or 6162 2759 or visit their showroom at 
1/5 Isa St, Fyshwick.

Shoot coordinated by Beatrice Smith. All photography by Rebecca Doyle Photography

You can read this article in full and more in our latest edition of Magazine: The Celebration Issue. Available for free while stocks last. Click here to find your closest stockist. 



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