Category Archives: Birthdays

Designer home makes perfect backdrop for an intimate birthday party

Bergner & Koch were delighted to be asked by renowned artist and interior design superstar Matt Martino to help celebrate his 40th birthday party at his Glen Iris family home. With Matt’s eye for detail and B&K’s love for food and drink, it was a party that was bound to be memorable for all involved. The team worked side-by-side to invent a beautiful menu for the night, one that would mirror Matt’s individuality and creativity.

When the guests arrived on the day, they were greeted with a celebratory Peach Belini or White Rum Mojito and directed to the garden where the party was set to begin. The menu was filled with delicious treats that included canapés, warm duck and tossed asian greens salad, marinated king prawns with Kaffier lime and a selection of Red Hill cheeses. It was in the garden where the birthday speeches were made and the guests were told that the party would then move up to the cobblestone shed located at the back of the Martino property where dinner would be served.

As guests entered the shed they were greeted by generous plates of beautifully roasted Otway pork and organic lamb with roasted vegetables. The following photos were taken in the shed where B&K individually hung forty of Matts favorite photos from the roof, subtly light by the hundreds of tealight candles and little paper lanterns that illuminated the space. ImageImage


An Unlikely Location Adds Rustic Charm to a Birthday Celebration

Shots of the woodshed, the site for a surprise birthday, March 2011

For this surprise birthday celebration, Bergner & Koch headed out of the city to this beautiful abandoned woodshed.

Turning old baths into ice buckets, hay bails into chairs and cleverly disguised trestles into a well stocked bar, we helped hostess Sophie turn this rustic location into a charming destination for the unsuspecting guests.

A campfire under the stars and paddock full of tent accommodation was the perfect end to the night!