Best of 2015

2015 has been a busy year for all of us at Stressfree, with some new additions to our team and some sad goodbyes. However, we have had the pleasure of working with so many lovely clients and have enjoyed being a part of so many wonderful and beautiful events.

So without further ado, here’s our round up of our best bits from 2015…

Vintage lanterns hung from the tree storm lanterns pealights to shrubs at the Hurlingham Club
We were thrilled to be invited by our friends at The Hurlingham Club to sponsor their Summer VIP party.  We dressed the Terrace room with filament festoon lights and lace lanterns and complemented this with hanging lanterns, pealights and storm lantern clusters to bring an ethereal glow to the outside terrace.  Guests dined by candlelight under the lantern canopies both inside and out.
Ostrich feather table centres and glass candelabra in a marquee
Feather centrepieces and glass candelabra provided the finishing touches to a starlit marquee for a “dazzling black tie” 40th birthday party in November with catering and event management by Jacaranda.  The feathers and glitter plinths complemented the black and hot pink colour theme perfectly.


We dressed many different spaces in partnership with The Hanging Lantern Company during the year, often creating a bespoke matrix as seen here in the ceiling of the conservatory at The Barbican for an experiential marketing event.

Alpine snug Christmas set piece for event decoration at 155 bishopsgate

Alpine styling was popular during 2015 and we transformed the chill-out area for an awards ceremony into a cosy mountain lodge using sheepskin rugs, copper lanterns, birch trees, vintage skis, draping and lighting to bring the essence of the Alps inside. This cosy snug was perfect for relaxing backstage and we are really pleased with how our ski chalet prop came to life.


A 50th birthday party in Surrey saw us transform a private house into an exotic Bollywood paradise. We used draping, mood lighting, twisted willow and gold mirror votives with tealights to dress the room and our eye-catching illuminated poseur tables to tie the whole theme together.

4m birch tree at night with brown molton base - kate bartlett hurlingham

Finally, September saw another request for ‘bringing the outside in’, which was very popular throughout 2015 and something that we really enjoy doing, as the results are always quite spectacular. We lined the Palm Court at one of our favourite spaces, The Hurlingham Club, with cut birch trees illuminated with warm white pealights for a late summer wedding.

From all of us at Stressfree, we would like to wish all of our lovely partners and clients the best for 2016 and hope that the year ahead brings you happiness. We would also like to thank you for making 2015 such a fun and busy year! We can’t wait to see what the next twelve months has in store!

Happy New Year to all from Stressfreehire,

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