The word spectacular could only begin to describe the 2012 Melbourne Cup event at Cloudland Bar which I was thrilled to photograph.
The weather was perfect, the fashions were amazing, the cold bubbles were in abundance and the fantastic entertainment continued all day. It was definitely a full house with around 300 guests enjoying an amazing sit down 3-course lunch and and 100 guests mingling in a stand-up cocktail function upstairs. (It was very hard to turn down the glass of champagne I got offered about 10 times through the day!)
Guests were treated to the cool soul funk sounds of Capitol Groove who took center stage and who only stopped jamming to join the crowd in watching the big race on the huge big screen and to check out the gorgeous fashions on the field put on by many gorgeous boutiques and stores from James St.
There was also a ‘Best Dressed’ competition where guests were handpicked to walk it out to win the titles of Best Dressed Female, Male, Couple and Best Hat/Fascinator.
Seven Network’s Ben Davis did a brilliant job of hosting this event and kept everyone amused and entertained all day. Charity Sweepstakes were held to raise much needed money for the Mater Children’s Hospital which was very successful.
And let’s not forget about the fashions! Guests went all out and looked absolutely amazing in bright colours, suave suits and beautiful fascinators.
Something tells me that Green Moon wasn’t the only winner of the afternoon.