I could not have asked for a more exciting brief working with such a delightful range of exotic blooms. Including my all time favorite peonies in coral tones, bird of paradise, anthuriums, dancing ladies, Vanda orchids combined with a mix of traditional blooms in unconventional colours to fit their tropical theme of gladiolus, lisianthus, king protea and loads of palms, monsteria and other broad leaves. I would do this all again in a heartbeat, congratulations and thank you Lucile and Eryk for taking me with you on this adventurous flower DREAM wedding!
If you are not afraid of the cold July is a wonderful time of year to hold your wedding. Rachel was spoiled with her wedding held just before Spring with full bouquets of some of my most favorite including anemones, peonies, jonquils and blushing brides and a bridal table of ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea)
Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos with me Rachel and Mark!
Wedding reception venue: Cropley House https://www.cropleyhouse.com/
Photography by Trans Studio Photography & Video
A delight to see Shazia and Leo’s burgundy and rose gold dream wedding take shape with some of my most favorite winter foliage and flowers coming together, including Maples! :) I hope you enjoy these incredible photos taken by Creek Street Photography. Thanks so much Shazia and Leo!
Suspended maple branches and baubles at Sergeants Mess
Nothing more exciting than receiving a tonne of photos from one of your favorite summer weddings to date. Feeling utterly spoiled, thank you Adriane and Dianne! So here they are courtesy of Photography company MTW Productions …
A gentle mix of garden variety roses and chrysanthemum disc buds with lisianthus blooms, the ultimate fluffy flower combination
Pastel greens including sage combined with pastel blush tones are a great way to create an earthy warm and peaceful theme to your wedding. There are countless ways to add matching bold pops of colour. For Chris and Joyce we opted for some of my Autumnal favorites including crimson, burgundy and yellow toned cymbidium orchids, protea and seasonal chrysanthemum disc bud blooms.
A before and after shot of Joyce’s cascade bouquet
I love a botanical wedding, whether it be a simple garland hanging from a welcome sign, or a long and low runner, or something more spectacular suspended from beams there are no limits on how foliage can be applied to add a dose of drama to your arrangements. And compared with flowers foliage is much more long lasting!
Using a neutral base of blush and ivory toned blooms is highly recommended for foliage lovers as this helps the various shades, textures and lengths of foliage to take stage
Petite jars of flowers and foliage lined the banquet style guest tables which was held at the intimate settings of Ripples in Chowder Bay
Choosing the right theme for your wedding can sound daunting for some, if that sounds like you I would recommend starting out with a choice in outfits before settling on your flower selections. For Eline and Jason a timeless look of elegant pastel tones was a great choice.
Using very minimal foliage the flowers became the focus.
Eline wore a simplistic outfit, allowing smaller details to take stage. Such as her ring and treasured keepsakes which were interwoven into her bouquet
Eline’s sister carried darker shades of pale pink and ivory tones. The peonies (featured in the centre) are readily available in the summer months
Their ceremony featured an archway adorned with orchids and cascading foliage with matching silver lanterns for both outdoors and in
Featured above (left to right): Silver lantern and wreath table settings (lanterns also available in rose gold), a stunning example of a cascade of fresh blooms arranged with love by Audrey at Brown Sugar Cakes, the Springfield House Gazebo featuring a suspended arrangement of eucalyptus and orchids. Congratulations Eline and Jason!
Blush toned blooms combined with a variety of textured foliage came together to create a very romantic theme with a rustic twist for Adrian and Roxette’s sophisticated Winter wedding
The dusty pink theme was carried through with the use of “Cool Water” A popular mid pinkish lilac rose bloom. With the bridesmaids blush dresses to match with soft and romantic pink themed bouquets.
Their ceremony took place at the beautiful sandstone church Mother of Mary in Hunters Hill. Nature was brought indoors with pews decorated with cascades of foliage for an unconventional look
The reception was held at Oatlands House with the cascading effect carrying through from the ceremony to the bridal table which was heavily decorated with soft blooms and a heavy scattering of berry filled foliage
The simple use of floating candles in cylinder vases sitting on wreaths of foliage decorated the guest tables creating an ambient and intimate feel
Their simple cake featured a simple touch of cascading rose blooms
And is there anything more romantic than the addition of lanterns to guide their guests to the reception room. I just love this idea!
The bold use of large unconventional blooms were the perfect fit for Andrew and Eva’s modern wedding which was held in the Royal Botanic Gardens and the intimate surrounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Instead of a traditional bouquet, Eva and her maids carried a medley of modern blooms including leucodendrons, billy buttons, sea holly and vintage varieties
The incorporation of geometric shapes and patterns was a great way to showcase Andrew and Eva’s uniquely simple yet modern theme. Geometric terrariums combined with gold painted artichokes and berries were used everywhere. A contrast to the usual floral decor leaving an unexpected and memorable feel for the guests
The addition of fairy lights on the guest tables also helped create an unexpected romance and made the reception room feel instantly chic
Their simple cake became instantly transformed with a simple touch of geometry
Inspired by nature and predominantly earthy tones with a few pops of colour, we caught the tail end of the best winter had to offer together with bold leaves and branches to create large scale displays both indoors and out
A bohemian bouquet often includes a magnitude of foliage and blooms and is often oversized and unstructured, so definitely not for the fainthearted!