The ISES Melbourne chapter celebrated the end of year with a Venetian Masquerade Christmas party at Va Bene Pizzeria.
Many guests brought their own authentic Venetian masks or made their own version of one while those who arrived unadorned were presented with a fabulous free (not so authentic) one as they entered the venue.
Guests were treated to an outstanding photo opportunity courtesy of a genuine gondola and extravagant Venetian theming by Action Events.
Va Bene provided an abundance of fare, with their award winning pizzas, Italian food and an outstanding tiramisu cheesecake accompanied by an impressive, oversized chocolate Christmas tree provided by the artisans at Sisko Chocolate.
Guests wined and dined into the evening and then danced well into the night to the rocking beats of Eddie Rinaldo.
Christmas table decorations were creatively intertwined and presented with flair and panache by Theme From Jak and A. MacDougall & Co.
With to die for daiquiris from Daiquiri King and a take home delightfully ribboned chocolate box from The Chocolate Box, guests made merry and farewelled ISES until 2013.
Event designed and managed by the ISES Melbourne Event Sub-committee
Venue and catering: Va Bene Pizzeria
Christmas tree: Sisko Chocolate
Specialty drinks: Daiquiri King
Entertainment: Rinaldo Entertainment and Production
Staging and AV production: Pro Light and Sound
Themeing: Action Events
Table décor: Theme From Jak and A. MacDougall & Co.
Glassware: Harry the Hirer
Photography: Soul Impressions Photography
Take home gifts: The Chocolate Box