Go inside the fundraising lunch that sold out in one day.

Close to 1500 guests quickly snapped up tickets tickets to the annual Gidget Ladies’ Lunch, this year with a ‘summer of love’ theme.

The Grand Ballroom at ICC in Sydney was called to order by MC Allison Langdon (of 60 Minutes fame) as the likes of The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW, Arabella Gibson (Gidget Foundation CEO), Sue Cotton (Gidget’s Mother), Dr Vijay Roach (Gidget Foundation Chairman) as well as Vogue Australia’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann; Kerrie McCallum of Delicious, Amber Sherlok, Deborah Knight, Davina Smith and Laura Tunstall.

The Gidget Foundation Australia hosted the annual fundraiser to help support the Foundation’s programs for new and expectant parents experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety.

A firm favourite in the social calendar and supported by Vogue Australia, this year’s 1200 tickets sold out in less than a day.

The ‘summer of love’ theme came about to mark what would have been Gidget’s 50th birthday. Gidget was a young mother who took her own life in the year after the birth of her child. The ICC’s Grand Ballroom was filled with paisley prints and flowers in hair.

G.H.Muum Champagne, wine and espresso martini cocktails were flowing alongside a two-course meal. Guests laughed, cried and celebrated motherhood in all its many forms remembering that for many, the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood can be associated with anxiety and depression.

There were more than 100 raffle prizes and auction items up for grabs including an all-expenses paid ski holiday for four to Aspen flying Virgin and another for two to Thailand, a day out on a Riviera 6000 Sports Yacht in Sydney’s harbour, and tickets to Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders.

This article was originally posted on vogue.com.au