12 August 2016
These floral initials have caught our eyes for all the right reasons. Imagine these gorgeous creations displayed behind the bridal table and you and hubby celebrate the night away, truly breathtaking. Floral initials and monograms are a cute and totally chic pieces to add to your wedding décor in the warmer months.
If initials and monograms aren’t your thing, why not use flower covered numbers and place them on the tables. Alternatively, floral letters look ah-mazing when they spell out an entire word, hello dessert table! Did we mention this is a great DIY project for you and your leading ladies to get stuck into together, so hop to it and get your gal pals together for a night of wedding DIY fun!
5 August 2016
Flower chandeliers are such a fun and pretty statement piece and make the perfect addition to any venue space to spruce up the ceiling and help in making the area appear larger. So we thought we would put together this little DIY project to show you how you can make your very own floral chandelier. And best of all? It will last forever using silk flowers, here’s how…
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Silk flowers and foliage
Wire chandelier base
Flower tape or a hot glue gun
Twine [or something to hang the chandelier up with]
STEP 1: begin by cutting and separating he foliage that you want to fill the base with and tape them to the wire piece with floral tape [or glue]. You can use one type of foliage or you can use a mixture for the base. Do this all the way around until it is robust and full.
STEP 2: add in some green accents on the bottom to create a dangling effect, for example, heather bush or ferns. On the top use greens such as hops that will give dimension and texture to the chandelier.
STEP 3: your focal flowers [the larger ones] should be cut so that they are about 2 inches long on their stem and tape or glue them onto the chandelier where you like. They look best when bunched/placed together as shown above.
STEP 4: finish by adding your accent flowers all around the edges then add your twine. It is best if you tie them in a triangle shape to evenly distribute the weight of the chandelier. Don’t forget to consider how and where it will hang before you measure the length of twine– ties around a beam? Nailed in?
How pretty right? Take a look below at some other ideas to inspire you…
22 July 2016
Gorgeous hyacinths are ever the popular choice for bridal bouquets,and
it's no wonder! Not only are they absolutely gorgeous blooms, but
they're sweet fragrance will stay with you all day. Lovely hyacinths are
beautiful on their own, however they are most often used as
complementary flowers. The little flowers look simply stunning amongst a
bridal bouquet of spring flowers and show off their beauty in shades of
white, blue, pink and purple.
8 July 2016
When it comes to creating decor for your outdoor wedding, think outside
the box - and perhaps think inside a drawer instead! Pre-loved furniture
chests or bedside tables are a fabulous way to display fresh blooms -
ideal for a dessert table or simply as a way to brighten your location.
We absolutely love!!
1 July 2016
Bridal bouquets. They're great. In fact, they're absolutely gorgeous and we can't get enough of them. BUT did you know you can do a lot more with flowers than just bouquets and centrepieces. Yep, that's right. Get your bridal notebook handy (or your finger ready to click straight to your Pinterest board) because we have some gorgeous, unique and creative flower decor ideas for you!
Create a secret garden wonderland with these magical flower garland chair covers, your furniture will become part of nature. Use your imagination (or Pinterest) to discover creative new ways to display flowers. For example, use fishing line or yarn to hang mason jars and test tubes filled with beautiful flowers amongst trees or from beams at your ceremony and reception.
We think this rose chandelier is stunning - use ribbon to hang fresh roses in a cluster. They are soft, feminine and very, very pretty. Let each guest take a rose home as a sweet reminder of the evening. If you're the type of bride who really doesn't want to hold a bouquet (too many guests to hug, too many conversations full of hand gestures to be had!) then ask your florist to create a floral boa that can hang around your neck. A very chic and practical alternative to the classic bouquet.
24 June 2016
This extraordinary foliage really puts the “d” in dreamy. Growing wildly in seas of feathery foliage, this grass looks sublime swaying in the air, these chameleonic species lend a softly sculptural element to wedding styling. It’s the touch of luxe that your nuptials need, standing at up to 5 feet tall in plumes of white or pink hues. For the perfect ceremonial drama create an incredible backdrop of pampas grass plumes, arranged in larger than life fan formations, an overhead canopy, an enclosed circle or as giant clusters spilling from urns.
The feathery plumes are lush and flashy so they don’t need many other flowers to compliment the,. However, they do look stunningly striking against green foliage for your centrepieces and bouquets. You can also use it to decorate your wedding arch or table, venue entrance, or in any other creative way. Used sparingly or not, pampas grass will give your wedding the lush luxe look that will have your guests speaking for years to come.
17 June 2016
Whether you're creating a sweet pea bouquet or using these darling
little blooms as bouquet fillers, sweet peas are a gorgeous way to bring
a dose of sweet femininity to your wedding day style! These fragrant
little beauties will ensure the sweetest scent follows you throughout
the day, calming any pre-wedding nerves! Sweet peas are perfect for
understated brides to infuse a little bit of spring into the big day!
They are just simply petty!
lilac + white sweet pea bridal bouquet / pale pink sweet pea bridal bouquet / coral sweet pea bridal bouquet / pale pink sweet pea bridal bouquet gold ribbon / white + fuchsia long stem sweet pea bridal bouquet / purple gradient sweet pea bridal bouquet / peony + sweet pea bridal bouquet / pale pink sweet pea bridal bouquet with white ribbon / ranunculus + sweet pea bridal bouquet / astilbe, sweet pea + dahlia bridal bouquet
10 June 2016
Replace the typical bride and groom figurines atop your wedding cake
with some gorgeous fresh peonies. Floral cake toppers are taking the
dessert world by storm, and we couldn’t be more excited. Place them
cascading down tiers, along the rim of the base or towered high on top
for a show stopping performance! Today we concentrate on the peony, with
its fully puffed petals and to-die-for pink and peach shades…. They
look so good you could eat them!
7 June 2016
Here is South Australia we have been lucky enough to be blessed with some of the most picturesque and simply stunning wine regions in Australia, so why not take advantage of that on your special day! Draw inspiration from the lush grapevines of the vineyards, the historical textures of the barns and the surrounding landscape of the countryside. Its all about the fine wine and good food – we can’t think of a reason not to get married on a vineyard!
Incorporate wine bottle corks, whether in your design or as a favour keychain, wooden wine barrels and the natural and organic elements of fresh florals and herbs into your flower décor. Balance the rustic elements with elegant touches of candelabras and candles for a romantic candlelit dinner, crystal chandeliers suspended above all complimented perfectly with intricate fresh floral designs.
Nothing goes better with a good drop of wine quite like cheese, so a cheese wheel wedding cake is the perfect addition to your vineyard wedding. Cut the cake at the beginning of the reception and have the cheese served to every table as a cheese platter garnished with some nuts and dried fruit. Your guests will love you for it!
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3 June 2016
Pop princess Madonna might not be a fan of them – but we sure are, alongside with just about every bride-to-be. Hydrangeas are the perfect classical summer flower and a quite popular wedding day bloom. Not only are the fluffy flowers perfect for creating a romantic, garden vibe, but they also come in tons of colours from bright white and cream to pale blue and antique green to nearly every shade of pink. A truly versatile flower, they stand out bunched on their own or look absolutely fantastic mixed with other blooms.
A dramatic focal point is the perfect accessory to your vow exchange, like this gorgeous wooden arbour that’s decorated in foliage and white hydrangeas. Alternatively, place bunches of hydrangea in vases along the aisle with lit candles for a romantic feel as you walk down the aisle towards hubby-to-be. Lush hydrangeas look incredibly elegant when used en masse; elevate them on pedestals for extra height and drama or wow your guests with amazing tables runners made entirely from fresh hydrangeas.
31 May 2016
We're turning our fabulous focus to the fashion of the flower variety. Dress up your gorgeous wedding hair with this fresh selection of ‘straight-from-the-garden’ floral crowns brimming with bridal beauty. Adelaide’s finest wedding florists create wonderful wreaths for every celebration style. Beautifully bohemian, relaxed and pretty, super sweet and stylish, the flower crown is the perfect alternative to a traditional headpiece.
asymmetrical bridal flower crown with light pink florals + embellished sheer neckline wedding dress / high neck lace wedding dress + red and green vine flower crown / ivy and berry flower crown / pink peonies flower crown /architectural bridal flower crown with deep pink florals + lace kimono sleeve wedding gown / spring vine inspired wedding flower crown / babys breath floral crown /makeup by lauren parkinson / hair by la bella sposa
27 May 2016
It’s the bloom that is sure to be noticed with its woolly sphere head – Echinops, commonly known as globe thistles add the perfect amount of texture and interest to any arrangement. In shades of blue, purple and white, they look beautiful paired simply with wild flowers and lots of foliage and equally hold their own next to more blousy blooms offering interest and an element of geometry…
13 May 2016
The pom-pom of the flower world, the round and bright yellow head sits atop an elongated stem to create a unique bloom. We absolutely love the idea of incorporating Australian natives into wedding floral décor – especially when it looks as pretty and fun as this. Billy Buttons are a common addition to floral arrangements as it gives the bouquet height and breaks up any larger floral varieties. Take a look at all the different ways you can use this unmissable bloom…
There’s many ways one can incorporate Billy Buttons into their wedding - from appearances in the bouquets to buttonholes, headpieces, decor and bonbonniere.
29 April 2016
We can’t help but appreciate all the endless possibilities of creativity that is available to talented florists, especially when the final result is as pretty and feminine as this. If you’re a bride looking for an alternative, then we think we have found it – allow us to introduce you to the new way to carry flowers on your wedding day... wearing them! These wearable blooms are mini works of art. Take a look at all the beautiful possibilities of a flower necklace…
22 April 2016
From your centrepiece to ceremony arbor design, this light and fragrant greenery is not only pretty, but is the perfect addition of texture, depth and fullness to any arrangement. Seeded eucalyptus can be used in different amounts with unique results. Be inspired below by all the gorgeous ways you can incorporate this floral into your wedding designs…
Eucalyptus gives off a rustic charm making them perfect for a boho or rustic theme. In areas of your décor where there is already quite a lot of colour, use eucalyptus arrangements sparingly to accent the table. The slight blue-green hue of silver dollar eucalyptus can play so well with other colours such as deep reds and maroon.
1 April 2016
Take your ceremony to new heights and frame the moment you become newlyweds with a structure that reflects the mood of your special day and adds that extra WOW factor. Wedding ceremonies are the most photographed part of a wedding – the bride and groom hold hands, exchange vows and share their first kiss and husband and wife, cameras are sure to be snapping away.
Work with a pre-existing doorway or a similar freestanding structure. To create the illusion of a trailing vine, secure each rose and lisianthus to leafy camellia branches. When hung on the moulding using adhesive hooks, they form a stunning design.
From natural foliage décor to bright, robust floral filled arches, it all comes down to personal style – he options are endless. Wedding arches also make for the perfect DIY project for you and hubby – why not even get the girls round to place the flowers once hubby-to-be has built the frame.
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25 March 2016
There is no flower that says winter quite like baby's breath; these tiny, dainty flowers aren’t only great to create the perfect wintery frost effect on décor, but they are super-affordable too. It’s delicate, pretty and DIY friendly and must be used in large quantities to make a big statement on your reception or ceremony décor. There's a myriad of ways you can create a Baby's Breath theme, from aisle decoration to centrepieces to sweet floral crowns. We promise they will take your breath away...
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11 March 2016
Paper flowers are such an incredible way to decorate your wedding; the intricacy and delicacy and its all totally customisable for your own wedding and its style – not to mention they’re always in season. They're easy; all you need are a few supplies and your own loving hands – you ready DIY brides?
It’s really wondrous that an everyday item can be transformed into something stunningly beautiful! Paper flowers can be used for a multitude of things from backdrops to centrepieces, bouquets to flower crowns; the opportunity to include this crafty element is endless.
paper stairway decor / framed paper flower wedding decor / crepe paper wedding centrepieces / coloured paper flower wedding backdrop / cream coloured paper flower decor / colourful purple and pink wedding paper flower wall / paper flower bridal bouquet / wedding photobooth backdrop with paper flower decor / white paper flower ceremony arch / crepe paper flower crown / paper flower garland decor
8 March 2016
Gorgeous lush greenery provides a luxurious and polished look to your modern black tie event. Foliage is the new flower and we aren’t complaining one bit! Centerpieces of kept organic, full and low whilst the canvas is clean with hints of copper or gold. Roofs are adorned with botanical chandeliers while ceremony arbors and frames are filled with luscious greenery, achieving a lovely luxe look!
Botanics look beautiful displayed in bell jars and mason vases! Use your bell jars to make terrariums for your centrepieces or even mini versions make for a sweet favour. As a versatile concept, foliage mixes perfectly with timber, glass and geometric shapes for that added WOW factor.
Botanical themes are predominantly made up of lush foliage but be afraid to add some florals into your chandeliers or centrepieces. Elevated centrepieces look absolutely breathtaking when utilising long tables in your reception. Adding the element of candles makes for an air of romance and accents the rich colour and appearance of the foliage.
timber wedding sign with foliage decor / botanical inspired wedding table styling / floral filled ice bucket / wedding dresses inspired by botanicals / white and green floral boutonniere / white tiered wedding cake with botanical decor / outdoor wedding table styling / foliage filled wedding ceremony arbor / monogrammed wedding decor / foliage wedding reception decor / botanical inspired wedding seating chart / wedding invitation suite inspired by foliage / luscious bridal bouquet
2 March 2016
We adore each and every one of these gorgeous flower girl hair
styles! Whether her hair is long, short, blonde, brunette
or in between we have an adorable style for you. Use plenty of
flowers, real or imitation, whether it be in the form of a flower
crown, head band or floral pins. If your flower girl won’t be
dolled up, dress up her
look with hair accessories.
Depending on your flower girls age, the style of your wedding dress and her dress, you can choose hair styles accordingly. A slick bun or loose curls; even keep her hair completely natural and implement floristry for a really beautiful casual look.
We just adore braids of all shapes and sizes… pigtails and loose braids are cute and girly or alternatively, incorporate braids into a bun for a really formal option.
26 February 2016
Fashion an unstructured approach to wedding flowers with these pretty wildflower centrepieces. Soft, gentle pastels, full colour blooms or even pure white – your opportunities are endless with this floral choice as nature gives birth to an array of beauties. Reflecting a textured, natural landscape, the mix-and-match arrangements of wildflowers are romantic and effortlessly beautiful, making for the perfect addition to a garden reception or free-spirited nuptial.
Loosely tied bouquets give an air of that “just-picked” look and feel that we love. Rich displays in mismatched vases and vintage cans double as the perfect wedding favour for your guest to take home.
rustic wildflower table runner / wildflower wedding centerpiece / wildflower centrepiece in milk jar jug / wildflower arrangement in jars / rustic wildflowers in different sized jars / full coloured wildflower centrepieces / luscious wildflower planter box centrepiece / wildflower wedding centerpiece with roses
22 January 2016
Its easy to identify white orchids as a more ‘beachy’ type wedding floral, similar to the fragrant frangipani, with its blossoming yellow centre + crisp white petals, however we think thanks to their versatility, they are just as perfect in a modern affair. Fragrant + exotic, their impeccable look, soft petals, whimsy bloom, unique colouring options + shapes make them sensational choices for a bride. The flutter of "moth" orchids look exceptional when paired with roses in a brides bouquet. Whether arranged alone, in a group or cascading lavishly in a bouquet, they look super-fantastic + will add an air of elegance to your celebration.
15 January 2016
The long stemmed wedding bouquet is the perfect way to add a modern + romantic twist on a classic trend. With a just-picked-from-the-garden style, it’s a completely fresh alternative + we are just in love! Whether it’s a bright bunch, rustic inspired, neutral tones or a classic rose bouquet, the addition of long stems is a fashionable and fabulous idea. check out some of our favourite picks...
8 January 2016
An elegant flower; I introduce you ladies to the beautiful tuberose, comprising of waxy star like shaped petals that bloom upwards from the bottom of its elongated stem. Its intoxicatingly beautiful scent has been used as a base note in perfumes for centuries – making it the perfect fragrant touch for your bridal bouquet. Imagine intoxicating your future hubby as you grace the aisle… The entire stem offers an elegant silhouette for bouquets, while individual florets work wonderful as a buttonhole or hair flower – the choice is yours.
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6 January 2016
THE COUPLE: Paige + Jake
PALETTE: Our colour palette was extremely bold, consisting of mainly orange, pink and yellow. Cameron and I are both very creative and wanted a distinctive element to our wedding. We are also quite outdoorsy, so we introduced earthy tones into the pops of colour.
THE DRESS: My gown was designed and built fro scratch. I was looking for something that suited my personality and was distinct from the traditional bridal gowns. I wanted a backless sequined, 'figure hugging' style with am air of sophistication. My train was hand sewn ruffled lace fabric.
THE CEREMONY: Over two years ago we ventured to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip to the wineries. As soon as we drove into the venue, we knew it was where we wanted to get married. That overwhelming feeling of 'this is it'. Our ceremony décor was quite refined, as we wanted our family and friends to admire the natural beauty of the location. We chose white Americana chairs for guest seating and a wine barrel for our celebrant to utilise. Cameron and I also had an entertaining 'open photo booth' for guests to enjoy once the ceremony was over. It was a mini Jeep Wrangler with a personalised stamp of our names, wedding date and 'Just Married' printed on the side.
THE DÉCOR: All our decor was supplied by Olive You Occasions, including personalised items such as milk bottles, 'C & P' letters on our table, wine barrel toppers with our wedding logo, two little orange tea light hippos, humorous books about love and friendship and an eclectic hand painted wooden family. There were also orange espresso cups which were used as tea light holders, wooden photo frames, yellow and orange vases and jugs, a 'mini Jeep Wrangler open photo booth', giant pink balloons with ribbon, white ornament birds and a white 'LOVE' sign. All of our signs and stationery such as menu, program, 'thankyou' and instagram signs and unique table seating chart were designed and printed by Olive You Occasions.
THE FLOWERS: Flower arrangements were a distinct feature of our wedding, there were colourful displays placed in milk bottles and vases at the reception, and a breathtaking hanging floral swing suspended from the ceiling above guest seating.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Cameron and I chose Jade Norwood as our photographer. We were looking for a fun, personal and natural photography resulting in images that reflected our relationship and personalities. Cameron and I had our engagement shoot with Jade, which was very relaxed, and the photos turned out incredible.
23 December 2015
18 December 2015
What’s frilly like a tutu, subtly scented + available in pretty much every shade imaginable? We will tell you – carnations are! These appealing florals pretty much tick every box when it comes to wedding flowers – full, dreamy + cost effective. Fashion a dreamy bridal bouquet of full + frilly carnations or attach them to string to create a romantic curtain backdrop – or better yet, ice your cupcakes to resemble to frilly goodness of carnations. Be inspired lovelies…
15 December 2015
11 December 2015
A graceful flower, the calla lily is loved by many for its sleek + sophisticated look. More than often, the trumpet-shaped bloom is arranged without any other flower or greenery, making it look chic + modern however, when arranged with other flowers, the crisp shape adds texture + depth to the overall look. Available in an array of colours ranging from crisp white to deep aubergine, the show-stopping bloom is available all year around.
4 December 2015
Branches are an awesome addition to all weddings throughout the year + make for a super unique + alternative feature. They are versatile, textural + come in many shapes, sizes + forms. From the perfect whimsical ceremony arch to an elevated centrepiece design, there are endless ways to branch out at your wedding!
27 November 2015
This unique flower is a prized addition to your wedding day florals; Amaranthus has a remarkable + magical way of spilling out in graceful waves, making it a perfect addition of interest. With its dramatic flair, it creates beautiful lines as it cascades down from bouquets or when suspended in large arrangements + is available in various shades of reds to burgundy + different shades of green.
20 November 2015
No flower symbolizes spring quite like the tulip. Although it may not seem like the hippest or showiest bloom available, the tulip has a quiet + understated elegance about it that funnily enough makes it the ideal flower for your day. Go ahead and check out all the creative ways to incorporate tulips into your decor!
13 November 2015
Bride-to-be’s you have to know about this flower! Astilbe is one of the lesser-known florals in the world of wedding flowers, but can be easily recognised by its showy plume of feathery flowers. Add a romantic + whimsy feel to your wedding day florals with this bloom which available in many beautiful shades ranging fro, delicate pale pinks to deep reds.
6 November 2015
Wisteria; “welcome” or “I cling to you” – the perfect way to symbolise the love + integration of a wedding between two people + their families. The glorious scent of this spring bloomer is one of the reasons for its popularity – think a garden in full bloom! Since wisteria is a climber + not a traditional stemmed bloom, this is the ultimate flower to use in floral installations that will leave your guests oohing + ahhing from the very first moment. Think luscious floral chandeliers, whimsical arbors + heavenly dripping floral roof installations.
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2 November 2015
2 November 2015
There is no better time to use the colour peach than in the warmer months – it is just one of those colours that was made for them. Wild floral's and sweet colours are the inspiration for today. Let’s steer away from a perfectly pristine setting and create a moody + romantic atmosphere where plants grow in their own design – natural, wild + utterly breathtaking. Dinner underneath an arbour overgrown with foliage + vintage chandeliers or a table runner made from vines + florals overflowing with taper candles + vintage lounge armchairs - the possibilities are endless, let the natural beauty of peach + green inspire you…
wedding bouquet inspired by peach + green hues / wedding reception floral + foliage table runner with peach coloured flowers / wedding invitation in peach + green / groom with pink suspenders / peach + green vintage suitcase wedding card holder / green bridesmaid dresses / two tier white wedding cake styled with fresh flowers + leaves / rustic wedding seating chart in peach + green cardboard squares / outdoor timber wedding arbor with green vines + fresh flower decor
30 October 2015
Plants that have silvery foliage are your new best friend’s when it comes to your floral arrangements! Silver helps tone down bold, hot reds, yellows + oranges, yet is a match made in heaven with soft blues, pinks + whites. The soft + fuzzy Dusty Miller will ensure that any flowery partner will shine – but of course we know that no one can outshine the bride!
27 October 2015
With the hustle + bustle that Asiafest brought to Adelaide, we couldn’t help but be inspired by all things oriental! Infuse a little Asian into your nuptials with a strong + bold focus on the colour of love – red - symbolising love, prosperity + all things happy! We love a good lantern ceremony – gather all your loved ones and light the night with well wishes of happiness + love. Peruse over this compilation and get ready to infuse some prettiness lovelies...
asian inspired wedding hairpiece / three tiered red + gold wedding cake with asian inspiration / gold + white inspired wedding dress / chopstick wedding favour / wedding reception lantern ceremony send off / oriental inspired wedding reception decor + styling / oriental inspired wedding reception table centrepiece / wedding reception roof installation of lanterns + orchids / mini origami lantern wedding favour
23 October 2015
Winter may be over but our adoration for these bright blossoms sure isn’t! Ranging in colour from the deepest purple hues to the palest + prettiest pinks – these blooms are both contradictorily graceful + whimsically wild. Their petals can be dense + tightly packed while there are some other varieties which are almost tissue-soft + light. If you are crushing as much as we are, be inspired…
22 October 2015
Filled with organic beauty and whimsy romance – an enchanting midsummer nights dream is born. Ladies, its time to bring back all our fairy fantasies, think wild + fresh blooms, an abundance of unruly foliage and light - fairy lights, candles + lanterns -combined with ethereal bohemian bridal looks.
19 October 2015
Lavender is sweet, soft + feminine, flaunting effortless qualities + many possibilities. Whether you're celebrating in vintage style or marrying with contemporary class, this palette can be made to polish off any wedding..
16 October 2015
Freesias are delicate perennial garden flowers that come in a variety of colours –white being the most common one. They are often used in wedding bouquets and in grooms' boutonniere; but the true beauty of this delicate flower is in its wonderful scent. They smell heavenly + exude that ‘English Garden’ look that you just can’t get enough of!
12 October 2015
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25 September 2015
While ferns conjure up images of lush forests + jungles, we have a feeling that they just might be the next big thing in the wedding style file. This leafy, deep emerald green beauty is just the finishing touch your bouquet and centrepieces need – but are just the right amount of showy to stun + amaze on their own. See what we’re talking about here…
24 September 2015
18 September 2015
Fun, funky + cool – snapdragons are the perfect accessory for your wedding day floral arrangements. This gracious flower is aesthetically appealing in every colour - dress up your table setting or wedding bouquet with this versatile blossom!
outdoor wedding aisle decor with snapdragon flower / white snapdragon wedding centrepiece / black themed wedding with white snapdragon flower centrepiece / multi-coloured snapdragon flower wedding bouquet / wedding reception centrepiece with snapdragon in pink hues / all white wedding bouquet with snapdragon florals
15 September 2015
11 September 2015
Paired perfectly with a pretty pastel palette, roses are the picture-perfect wedding flower all year round. Elegant + romantic from petal strewn aisles to floral printed gowns; love is in the air!
4 September 2015
Once we started to swoon over succulents – we couldn’t stop! With palettes ranging from greenish greys to deep purples, offer your florals a modern look or a rustic twist on your table setting; these juicy plants are versatile, vibrant and long lasting. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret, we have you covered..
24 August 2015
21 August 2015
The days where gypsophila (or baby’s breath as we know it) was used as just a filler are no more! The heavenly, cloudlike baby’s breath is as gorgeous as it gets – versatile, long-lasting + budget-friendly, need we say more?! Grouped together in large clusters is the perfect remedy for lack-luster celebrations.
14 August 2015
The soft neutral + blush tones of the lush Peony flower make it the perfect bridal bloom all year around. An incredibly versatile bloom exuding elegance, innocence + romance, it can be fused into your big day in a number of ways. We think they look amazing amongst lush greenery or in a whimsical flower crown. Sometimes, elegance lies in simplicity.
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7 August 2015
Organised chaos of bright, citrusy hues and inspiration drawn from that famous Palm Beach juice stand which has inspired the entire brand. Patterned dresses, summer-filled florals & bright cocktails make for the perfect fresh, feminine, beachy affair!
6 August 2015
Suspended centerpieces are just some of the things we couldn’t possible get enough of in the world of whimsical weddings here at BOA HQ. They are provocatively unique, exciting and save space. So brace yourselves lovers, because we have rounded up 7 of our favourite hanging centerpieces for you to drool over!
5 August 2015
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3 July 2015
If there is one wedding palette that spells style and elegance, it is the contrasting combination of gold and taupe hues. Understated. Tasteful. And yet so visually delicious! The neutral quality lends itself beautifully to an entire range of textures and touches of similar muted tones. See how, with the aid of these inspiring images we have gathered for you to feast your eyes upon.
30 May 2015
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19 May 2015
Add the richness and warmth of hints of a golden colour palette to your special day. Enhance and enlighten your wedding décor with illuminating gold additions, that breathes confidence, passion and affluence.
9 May 2015
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25 April 2015
Paired with a pretty pastel palette, theses cymbidium orchids are the perfect addition to a spring inspired bouquet. Featuring stunning garden rose, lisianthus and sweet pea to create this masterpiece bouquet.
23 April 2015
This whimsical wooden flower vase is a unique and spectacular center piece for your wedding table decor!
21 April 2015
Check out this artistic wedding reception sign! What a great idea to adapt and recreate. Ever thought what you could do with all your beautiful flower bouquets and center pieces after the big day? Why not display and seal them away in a photo frame to keep forever.
16 April 2015
Breathtaking floral crowns and mystical bouquets make this youthful bride our pin of the day, which fits perfectly with the vintage-boho-chic ambiance lingering in the BOA HQ today!
15 April 2015
Dare to be different? From the vibrant array of colourful wildflowers to the vivid cascading bridal bouquet and table décor, this stunning Bohemian garden scene is picturesque to the last gold chiavari chair. Silk lanterns hang at various heights from the trees creating an ambiance of an outdoor room. Simply magical!
13 March 2015
The countless combinations of wedding bouquet options may leave you feeling as though the all white variety is uninventive… But today's stunning showcase clarifies that in this instance, less is more! The white arrangement is classic and subtle, screaming sophistication and elegance. Whether you’re a peony, garden rose, tulip or lily lady bunch together a selection of white wonders and your posy is perfect.
10 March 2015
Rich and red with a ravishing hot pink... We think this beautiful bouquet is the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary/boho with the inclusion of stunning wild flowers.
27 February 2015
The bright yellow, cheerful aura of the beautiful sunflower makes for a quintessential summer floral favourite. Perfectly complimenting a rustic, country inspired celebration, with the skilful pairing can be transformed into a formal flower or a boho beauty. The all-sunflower bouquet is perfect for a formal feature and looks more upscale when simply combined with lush greenery. For a more rustic style, blue flowers look incredible – think lavender, anemone and delphiniums with a touch thistle. Alternative the yellow and white wonder is fresh, modern and is divine with a pure white wedding dress.
24 February 2015
Textured tresses are braided into a bashful bun and paired with a subtle selection of baby's breath creating a beautifully chic and relaxed wedding hairstyle.
20 February 2015
Flower girl goals... This little lass is looking the part in all her petal prettiness.
20 February 2015
This divine bloom is most commonly known for its rich black centre, contrasting against the white petals. An incredibly diverse bloom, useful in all arrangement styles; the anemone is defined as the “forsaken flower” throughout most flower glossaries! We think they sit amazingly amidst a bright bouquet or as a fresh cake topper on a naked dessert.
Peruse a range of experts here who ensure your anemone dreams come to life!
17 February 2015
This beautiful bridal bouquet is bursting with bright blooms and vibrant variations. Billy buttons and peonies - winning!
16 February 2015
If your wedding style is chic and romantic, why not create a fresh alternative to the standard photo booth and décor element. Using dense roses a stunning and dramatic backdrop is formed for special snaps or a ceremony canvas.
Trending across the fashion world the gorgeous flower wall has been spotted at the Victoria’s Secret Launch, Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner, Chloe Perfume Launch, Christian Dior Haute Couture Fashion Week and of course the infamous Kardashian/West wedding.
For an on-trend wedding element, a dense wall is divine or alternatively suspend simple strings of flowers for a airy and chic style.
14 February 2015
Natural makeup and softly swept hair creates a gorgeous glow on this beautiful beach bride.
13 February 2015
A springtime favourite, freesias are typically found in white or yellow. As many as eight funnel-shaped freesia flowers form a loose cluster at the top of each stalk making them the perfect bloom to fill your bouquet and bulk out flower arrangements or head adornments. The highly fragrant flora is often used in perfume, scented oils and natural therapy making them the perfect bridal bloom – grace the day with a beautiful scented selection.
12 February 2015
The cutest ensemble for your boho beauty! This gorgeous girl is ready to walk down any aisle with her subtle flower crown and vintage inspired dress.
10 February 2015
Crisp and stunning; a simple bouquet of tulips in yellow and white create a fresh floral fave.
6 February 2015
The protea is the perfect blossom with blush-coloured centers and pointed petals in a range of heavenly hues from snowy white and ivory to cream with tinges of pale pink. The delicate bloom is feathery and light offering a ethereal feel to your favourite florals.
2 February 2015
Switch up the traditional veil for a beautiful, summery and boho hair adornment. The white flower crown is a gorgeous accessory of either fresh or faux floristry. There are many-a bright option but today we are doting of the white variety. Fresh, pure and crisp… we love the flower crown to beautify any outfit!
30 January 2015
How is your wedding planning coming along brides-to-be? White roses and new diaries making for a stylish situation.
28 January 2015
Your favourite blooms suspended mid air to create the most stunning centrepiece!
23 January 2015
Fresh from nature, succulents are long-lasting, juicy and tender additions to any part of your wedding. With an assortment of different kinds, textures, and colours this floral trend is sure to stay – and we are in love! Whether you have a green thumb or not, these gorgeous bouquets range from the most feminine pale pinks with lambs ear to the hottest coral pink that pops!
15 January 2015
Fresh peonies paired with flourishing fauna… a crisp bouquet of the most beautiful kind.
6 January 2015
It's a timeless wedding style that exudes a daintiness and elegance, showcasing your affinity for class and romance. Soft, distinguished and dressy attire and décor reveal a beauty that is sophisticated and pretty. A calming palette of soft hues whilst silver and grey can add an edge to this style through a sparkle that highlights charisma.
It's what dreams are made of with one moment after another of pure, unadulterated bliss... From pink to peach and cream and white, it's a collaboration of sweet sublime.
Think classic lines and dainty details. Roses are a perfect bloom for such occasion and this blonde bride is styled to perfection with a textured chignon.
31 December 2014
Remember the rainbow ice cream as a kid? It was basically vanilla with food colouring, but it was the go-to, must-have, ice cream flavour of the season! This soft and romantic pastel wedding palette brings back that memories of standing at the ice cream van with your dad, as he handed you down the creamy goodness. Pinks, blues, yellows and purples subtly sprayed across the day – yum!
28 December 2014
Deliveries to BOA HQ are our favourite... jokes, we wish! But wow, this bunch of roses is out of this world amazing, (wonder what her beau did wrong.)
23 December 2014
A dream bouquet of peonies and pale roses... pastel heaven!
19 December 2014
A sphere shaped, bright yellow head sits atop a long green stem; this is the Billy Button. A unique bloom and a common addition to floral arrangements as it gives a bouquet height and breaks up the larger flower variety. A bouquet solely of Billy Buttons is a fun and alternative idea; a wow factor in itself. The vibrant yellow is unmissable and the perfect inclusion to your summer bouquet.
15 December 2014
The pure romance wedding is at the epitome of femininity and love. It's about soft and flowing texture, plush decor and a romanticised aura. Think pink roses, tulle dresses and fairy lights. The entire event is somewhat of a text book wedding with a "big white wedding" vibe, however injected with plenty of your character and style.
Pale pink, gold and dusty blue compliment each other perfectly in achieving a wedding of pure romance... Keep things simple and sophisticated to the focus is on the clean cut romance.
12 December 2014
The daisy is one of the flowers that just have the ability to make you smile! It’s crisp, clean and a classic bloom. If you want to get all Burkes Backyard on us, it’s technically called the bellis perennis, woundwort or bruisewort… but we prefer daisy. Blooming early to midsummer, with a long flower season the daisy is perfect for your wedding flower. We think the daisy is extremely boho and somewhat vintage, with tonnes of character. Peoples eyes will be drawn to your bouquet as you walk the aisle with daisies, over a bouquet of roses for instance. It’s a wow factor!
11 December 2014
Rose gold and rose… maybe they were meant to be together – Romeo and Juliet style. A palette certainly not for the feint hearted… it contains oomph and character. It’s sweet and pink and all things pretty. Rose gold is so on trend and so will be your wedding! A very glamorous scheme, the rosie roses wedding is breathtaking and gorgeous.
2 December 2014
Olive and mauve compliment each other in this palette, lending itself to a rustic affair. Feminine and vintage at the same time, this scheme looks best with fauna and organic textures. Homemade jars of pitted olives and beautiful mauve, blackberry infused macaroons for wedding favours... A white canvas offers a clean base for olive and mauve to play off each other, resembling a weekend away in a cottage with your beau; it's romantic, and homely, like mums best apple pie.
This palette is one for ages... mauve and olive - a timeless and stylish combination. We adore the romanticism and effortlessly chic nature of this colour pairing.
28 November 2014
The Camellia is one of the most pristine of all blooms. Its symmetry and immaculate detail screams wedding flower. The detailed flower looks best on its own or amidst an arrangement of the same variety. Camellia is like the popular girl in school, she's wants all the attention and she knows how to get it. Generally flawless, she's hard to contend with and overpowers most other blooms. Predominantly available in pinks, the Camellia is perfect for your summer wedding.
27 November 2014
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue... Sharing is caring and today we focus on borrowing that special something for you wedding. The diy safety pin holding a few of your small choices, is a traditional choice. These elements, however, do not have to be physically worn on your wedding day.
We think these ideas are a beautiful way to get creative, while still playing on old traditions for your big day. Traditional but sweet, fix your parents and grandparents wedding rings onto your bridal bouquet.
Perhaps you are lucky enough to actually have a wedding or engagement ring which is a family heirloom? In which case you have got this tradition down-pat!
Borrow a fashion piece from your mother or grandmother... We think this broach, as a statement jewel, is a gorgeous way to have something borrowed close to you. Alternatively, wear a piece of jewellery in which you have borrowed from something who is special to you.
A really sentimental choice is to invorporate some flowers from your grandmothers, or mum garden into your bridal bouquet. Can you image how flattered they would be!
What about using your parents wedding song as your own? This is bound to get some eyes tearing... we think this is such a beautiful idea and old school songs are some of the best and most romantic.
11 November 2014
Inject flora and fauna into your wedding day through chair decoration. Such a stylish alternative to traditional chair dressings like sashes and tulle.
Hang floristy in jars or entwine through chair backings. Use flowers similar to that of those in your bouquet and other decor for a uniform effect. Decorate end chairs during the ceremony to frame the aisle or dress bridal party chairs for the reception. Alternatively you can adorn all chairs with a simple floral arrangement, to avoid an overwhelming affect.
Fauna and flowers are a common element in both the classic and modern wedding. Instead of floral arrangements for centerpieces, chair decor is a fantastic alternative. This leaves opportunity for fun and creative tablescape and centerpieces.
7 November 2014
The tulip – pretty as a petal. These flowers blossom in spring time and come on an array of colours from the most vibrant yellow and pink to pale blues and corals. One of the most elegant flowers, it stands singularly, tall, full of self worth and sophistication. In a bouquet the tulip is uniform and synchronised creating a really polished and flawless arrangement.
6 November 2014
A petal strewn aisle; a romantic and elegant touch to any wedding day… A petal for each moment you’ve longed for your man? A petal for everyday you will continue to be in love? Or perhaps you just love roses? However you approach it, we’re in love.
Opt for either silk petals or the real deal, in a colour to match your palette or white for a classy affair. We love these different arrangements. For those with patience the swirl effect is gorg, tastefully line the edge of your aisle or scatter completely over your pathway for a fairytale look. What’s your style?
5 November 2014
This green and blue pinstriped wedding is refined, classy and inventive. Project a little nautical influence upon your wedding guests with this beautiful palette. Two cool tones; these colours are nature induced, calming and peaceful. Stripes of both the horizontal and vertical kind are a fun gesture; we love the ribbon detail on cakes and bonbonnieres… Foliage and floristry will effortlessly inject a vibrant green into your wedding while blueberries and deep blue décor will introduce navy. Treat your guests to a day bursting with character, good spirit and unforgettable moments.
navy pinstriped wedding reception table / green and navy nautical invites / green floral arrangement wedding decor / wedding reception black and white pinstriped table runner / blue and white lollypops / green and navy table number display / green and blue pinstriped wedding cake / green and navy wedding party / sage and navy pinstriped ribbon menu / navy blue bridesmaid dress / beverage wedding favour / wedding floral arrangement in vase
24 October 2014
When bridal styling so right, on so many levels. The dress design is stunning and we are just adoring un-conventional and simple bouquets at the minute...
23 October 2014
Get your inner Goddess out for your wedding day with a Grecian themed wedding.
It's all about the foliage, whites, golds, drapery, bronzed skin and flowing dresses Embrace the natural, breezy nature of the Grecian wedding theme. It's tasteful and majestic.
The perfect theme for your summer, outdoor wedding. Take your 'garden' wedding from typical to Grecian with off-whites, gold details and plenty of draping decor.
Don't be shy when using foliage and greenery! We think this table looks spectacular with live centerpieces.
21 October 2014
For a fresh colour scheme perfect for either a spring or autumn wedding, which will forever be admired as well-styled and beautiful, opt for a palette of sage and white with a hint of soft lavender on your wedding day.
20 October 2014
Romance, chivalry and the price of sweets - something that Grandma says will never be the same as "in her day." There is something adoringly romantic about earlier eras and we think a vintage-chic wedding theme is the perfect way to embrace this and bring an air of romance to your day. Vintage is back, and it's here to stay...
Put a relaxed swing on the day with tweed, checkered shirts and eclectic decor or opt for a 'vintage fairytale' vibe, taking inspiration from the Victorian era.
And don't forget the power of lace- it screams femininity, vintage and romance.
16 October 2014
They say black is the most flattering of shades... We think this applies to weddings as well as our wardrobe. The dark shade has the ability to make any colour pop and sparkle; not that coral really needs any help with that. This pair just scream class...
14 October 2014
Peonies have been popping up everywhere in recent times and we can definitely see why. The perfect petals, the stunning array of colours... Who would've thought, just like platform heels and winged eyeliner - even the fashion of flowers is on rewind. We think we may have found our favourite bloom of the moment... actually, lets me honest, we will never be able to narrow it down to just one.
Whether in full bloom or barely buds, peonies will suit colour schemes from radiant brights to pretty pastels; peonies are for everyone.
14 October 2014
Cherries, raspberry, blackberries and strawberries... all things sweet and ripe.
Make your wedding day delicious with very berry accents. We love this palette and thing it injects a bunch of class into your day.
14 October 2014
If your the kind of bride who wears braids, bat-wings, henna, flowers in her hair, bare feet or just love a relaxed vibe, then a bohemian wedding might be your style. Like the "just woke up, bed-hair-bun" that every girl has spent hours in front of the mirror trying to achieve, the effortless look sometimes takes a little more work than one would image so take some inspiration from these gorgeous weddings and get your boho on...
We think these beautiful chalkboard invites are so alternative and fun. The flowers against the washed out black is so boho!
The most important rule to bohemian success is there are no rules. Try to not put too much thought into the details... perhaps chose a neutral or broad colour scheme and select decor and attire that isn't symmetrical or perfectly polished. We think these bridesmaids look amazing in non-matching dresses, carrying random bouquets that aren't identical.
10 October 2014
It's a balmy evening, Sauv Blanc in hand and acoustic tunes fill the air, shoes are kicked off and soft grass is at your toes; this could be your wedding reception. Garden weddings are unique and special; not to mention how fabulous your photos will be.
Have fun decorating with bright colours focusing on tones found in the garden; pinks, yellows, blues and greens are ideal.
Play on the garden theme and be creative with decor like this wheelbarrow with seeds for guests to take or an area for the ladies to kick off their heels and have a dance.
Try to remember to constantly refer back to your wedding theme or colour palette during the planning process. This will make for a polished event that flows, from invite, to cake and the final send off.
Create a whimsical event for guests... lanterns, fairy lights and tulle are perfect for this.
9 October 2014
Inject some seductiveness into your wedding with a chocolate truffle and champagne colour scheme... one of the most delicious colour palettes.
Personalise your colour scheme and decorate accordingly. Chocolate and champagne can be ultra modern or really rustic and vintage. It all depends on how you use it... have some fun with putting a personal spin on it.
8 October 2014
Remember, as a little girl, going along to a carnival with your family; over sized lollypops, fried food, music, rides and face painting - perhaps some of the best days of your life. Why not bring these memories back for your guests on your wedding day!
Have some fun with bright vibrant colours or use pastel tones for a more elegant affair.
Be adventurous; remember to mix and match colours and patterns. We think these varying bridesmaid dresses with colourful bouquets completely embrace a 'spring carnival' vibe.
7 October 2014
There is no denying that rose gold is the colour of the moment. With Marc Jacobs "watch of the season"- his rose gold, boyfriend-style number that is seen on every female socialite's wrist. Copper is featured on every interior design blog and rosie gold tones are taking the cosmetic world by storm. Splash some rose gold at your wedding day and it could very well be, "The most fashionable event of the season." Take a look at these snaps and prepare to fall in love...
Incorporate as much or as little of your chosen colour as you desire.
Throughout your planning process refer back to your colour pallet when making any decisions. Ask yourself, how can you incorporate your colour scheme in any way?
Subtle touches, like in your makeup, can make for a classy and polished day.
3 October 2014
We seriously can't get enough of these beautiful terrariums, and we think we just found our favourite; when glamour meets garden. Just one more, we promise... well maybe.
3 October 2014
Gold and coral- such a dreamy combination; think peaches and cream, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big and champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries.
The elegance of the gold compliments the vibrancy of the coral making for a splash of stunning. Take a look for yourselves...
2 October 2014
Foliage and floristry is your gift from Mother Nature; she’s saying congrats on your big day! Flowers and greenery elude life, growth, nourishment and health and we want to encourage and inspire you to use them abundantly on your #wedding day. Here are some creative and gorgeous ideas to inject foliage into your bouquet, cake, fashion and reception...
2 October 2014
Pink and red - some call it a fashion crime, like denim on denim! But we guarantee these shots will have you falling in love with the charming duo like raspberries and rubies. The sweetest and romantic of all the colours paired can only make for true love…
30 September 2014
Summertime beach weddings; breathtaking. Imagine walking down a white, sandy isle in this beautiful gown!
19 September 2014
Protea Red Pin Cushion is an unusual yet stunning flower that will add a touch of the exotic to your celebration. Getting its name after the bloom because it looks like a pincushion stuck full of pins, perched atop a tall, leafy stem. Ranging in colors from red to orange and yellow, stems of this unique flower is perfect for a bridal shower or chic wedding and we say yes please!..
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12 September 2014
Our friends at Illume Flowers + Events are known for creating displays that light up a room! A flair for design combined with a passion for brides and gorgeous blooms creates some pretty amazing wedding flowers! Florist Celeste has had over seven years experience working her wedding flower magic! Her motto? ‘Flowers are a huge part of your wedding day so they need to be perfect and we don’t settle for anything less!”…as the pictures show, she’s not wrong! Contact Illume Flowers + Events for yourself here…
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8 September 2014
Mirror vases are a fabulous way to instantly add glamour to your wedding centrepieces - they especially look amazing paired with fresh white blooms! x
5 September 2014
When it comes to old favourites, the Calla Lily will always top the bunch. This elegant, refined bloom is so versatile, looking as magnificent on it's own as it does tucked into a bouquet of varied blooms. A variety of shades ensure there's a lily to suit every style and the waxy petals add a dramatic sense of sophistication to your bridal fashion. Be inspired by these Calla Lily bouquets, all different, yet all stunning.... xx
2 September 2014
We are so enamoured of this magical astilbe bridal bouquet! x
27 August 2014
Sweet mint and delicate blush, THE freshest wedding combo for spring. It's easy to see why...xx
26 August 2014
A stunning bouquet to complement a gorgeous dress...spring is only days away ladies xx
22 August 2014
It's the end of the working week and you may be feeling low on energy. Never fear! We've got a gorgeous dose of colour and design prowess to recharge your mood! These visual displays were created by Adelaide's Lotus Flowers; one of our favourite supremely talented wedding florists! There's no doubt that these guys can create the wedding flowers of your dreams - simply consult with them and they'll do the rest! Enjoy some of their incredible designs... xx
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20 August 2014
Hearts are beating extra fast this afternoon for this display of floral prettiness. Soft pastel pinks and purples are combined with delicate white blooms to create the ultimate feminine and beautiful bouquet... xx
19 August 2014
When it comes to creating decor for your outdoor wedding, think outside the box - and perhaps think inside a drawer instead! Pre-loved furniture chests or bedside tables are a fabulous way to display fresh blooms - ideal for a dessert table or simply as a way to brighten your location. We love! xx
17 August 2014
This VIBRANT bouquet of wedding flowers has us absolutely swooning. What a way to brighten up our Sunday! xxx
15 August 2014
Pretty echinops, commonly known as globe thistles, are a unique and interesting way to add a touch of texture and structured shape to your bridal bouquet. The woolly foliage range from a steely blue to a bright blue, providing a pop of colour and some definite eye-candy to your wedding flowers!
14 August 2014
Can you believe spring is only weeks away? We love the cosiness that comes with winter, but we'll admit we're so ready for the sunshine and some warmer days! Spring is a super popular time of year for weddings - and it's no wonder! Not only is the season symbolic of new beginnings, but the grass is lush, the skies blue and flowers blooming. Be inspired by a few pics that will kick-start you into spring-mode asap... xx
When we think of spring the first thing that comes to mind are the fresh pastel hues - and this was the basis for our spring inspiration. Invitations in pops of apricot, mint and strawberry hint to guests of the colour and fun vibes to come. A fab way to continue the colour theme and ensure consistency is by including these colours throughout your bouquets and centrepieces - a splash of pink peonies, green foliage and yellow daisies are sure to please.
Keep spring in mind with wedding favours such as these practical little gems. Seeds have a cute spring sentiment, 'let love grow' and are a wonderful way to keep guests smiling long after your special day as fresh flowers, herbs and veggies appear in their gardens. xx
5 August 2014
We LOVE the way this ahmaaazing bridesmaid bouquet complements and highlights the bridesmaid dress simultaneously. The soft pink peonies add a bridal edge, while the coral blooms bring out the gorgeous hue of the dress xx
1 August 2014
Fragrant gardenias; elegant, beautiful and a fabulous choice for weddings. These delightful beauties are perfectly versatile, creating enviable bouquets simply on their own or together as a complementing flower for a bouquet overflowing with stunning varieties. The beautiful shape of the gardenia flower is sophisticated, yet provides a charming touch of difference to the classic roses so often seen throughout weddings. Not only are they heart-meltingly beautiful, but their delicious fragrance is known to enchant... xx
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30 May 2014
Pop! Pow! A gorgeous way to add a splash of colour to your wedding is through the bridesmaid dresses or flowers. Sometimes, it can be tricky to match vibrant hues together - especially if you reaaaally want colourful flowers AND bridesmaid dresses (we don't blame you, we're suckers for anything eye-catching!). In order to match colourful bouquets to bright bridesmaid dresses, just follow these simple steps:
Choose a block colour as your bridesmaid dress, or else the entire combo may become a little busy!
A simplistic dress design will allow you to be more creative with your flowers - anything too detailed might take the attention away from your amaaaazing bouquets.
You have two options: choose flowers that complement the colours in your bridesmaid dresses, for example, a gradient of purple hue OR choose the opposite of the colour wheel. This means that if your main girls are wearing a purple dress, incorporate yellow into the bouquet, or if they are wearing turquoise, create orange arrangements for them to carry. This will ensure the colours really POP!
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23 May 2014
Classic roses, they embody purity and sophisticated elegance and will always be a favourite amongst brides. What's not to adore about the perfectly formed petals, velvety and soft! Rose bouquets are a sweet-smelling indulgence, saved exclusively for the most special of occasions. Personally, we love roses! These simple, yet simultaneously extravagant bouquets are perfect for both traditional and modern weddings! Take a glance at our favourite rose bridal bouquets and check out our online Wedding Directory for SA's best wedding florists here...
22 May 2014
Do these gorgeous blue and white hydrangea wedding centrepieces appear as though they're suspend in mid air? Look again! The tall clear cylinders create a dramatic effect at this wedding reception and we adore it! xx
15 May 2014
Flower power! If you're feeling the bohemian, carefree vibe for your big day, it's a fun idea to adorn your bridesmaids in floral crowns! These creations are super popular right now and are the prettiest way to blend style with nature at your wedding. Consider working with your florist to create fresh flower hair accessories that match your bouquets, or use faux flower headbands that you can keep long after the wedding! xx
coral bridesmaid dresses with flower crowns / smiling bridesmaid with flower crown / bohemian neutral bridesmaid with baby's breath flower crowns / neutral bridesmaids with white + purple flower crowns / colourful bridesmaid dresses with pink flower crowns / lilac bridesmaid dress / gold + white bridesmaid dresses with colourful flower crowns / pink bridesmaid dresses / magenta bridesmaid dresses with oversized floral crowns / maroon + aqua bridesmaids with holly flower crowns
29 April 2014
Think outside the box (and inside of a heart perhaps) for our wedding flowers! This couple have created a stuu-uu-nning floral love-heart wreath! Oh you lovebirds!
25 April 2014
It's ANZAC Day, a day of remembrance and tribute to generations passed. Do you want to carry the memory of loved ones close to your heart throughout your wedding day? We love the way these brides have attached little keepsakes to their flowers! Attach little photos, or if you have service medals, those would also be special...xx
25 April 2014
ANZAC Day Poppies - a symbol of remembrance and a wonderful flower to include in weddings. With red becoming an extremely popular wedding hue, poppies are, well, popping up everywhere! From bouquets to hair accessories, invitations to wedding cakes, there's plenty of ways to pop a poppy in your wedding decor...
10 April 2014
WOW! We have never seen a wedding centrepiece quite like this magnificent creation before! Shade of pink are scattered down the table in the form of confetti, giving an almost ombre feel, finished with the most stunning floral display. LOVE love love! xx
4 April 2014
Today we're sticking to the program and bringing you a lovely dose of florals - or are we!? While flowers are stunning and an all-time fave of ours, today we're looking at the understated beauty of foliage bouquets. The lush greenery is the choice for the modern bride + looks fantastic against a white dress. Soft prongs, such as Lamb's Ear and Dusty Miller are ideal for the winter months, or embrace more tropical varieties such as ferns for a vibrant hit! Enjoy... xx
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28 March 2014
The winter months are coming! A beautiful time of year for weddings, those who celebrate their nuptials in the cooler months experience a charming cosiness and fresh appeal. Foliage is a fabulous option for bridal bouquets during these months, when you're searching for a little more substance and depth to floral arrangements. Our choice is silvery-grey Dusty Miller, a plush foliage that resembles snowy trees. The best thing about Dusty Miller? The light hue complements most shades beautifully, from soft pastels to classic black and white. A stunning choice sure to make your heart va-voom! xx
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21 February 2014
Today we're seeing red - in a good way! This year will see red appearing in weddings just as much as the traditional softer palette, with brides discovering a contemporary way to incorporate the fiery hue into their wedding palette. While red roses are still a classic favourite, brides are throwing stunning dahlias, poppies and berries into the mix with an infusion of pink. Which red bouquet is your fave? xx
31 January 2014
Picture perfect tulips represent consuming love - what a fitting theme for your big romantic day! These flowers are simple, unique and a gorgeous choice for an understated wedding bouquet blooming with classic elegance. Tulips are wonderful because of their diversity; they present themselves in a myriad of different hues and can be styled for many types of weddings. Wrap the base in hessian for a natural rustic style, carry a perfect bunch of white and pale pink tulips for incredible simplicity or embrace all things whimsical with a long-stemmed tulip bouquet.
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30 January 2014
Whimsical and oh-so-pretty floral crowns are a trend for carefree brides that is here to stay. Feminine, soft and relaxed, floral crowns bring a sense of magical whimsy to a wedding day. The best part is there's SO many gorgeous ways you can incorporate flowers into your hair! Whether you want a dramatic crowns or a few blooms here and there, there's something to suit every flora loving bride! It's a beautiful idea to use fresh blooms that match the varieties in your bouquet to create consistency throughout the styling. Peruse our top ten floral crown picks...(it was hard to narrow them down!)...
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23 January 2014
Statement centrepieces are where IT'S at for 2014 - the bigger the better! Botanical masterpieces, feathers or branches are all taking centre stage amongst your wedding decorations and are all key-elements to creating memorable centrepieces with maximum wow-factor. If blooms are your weakness, an extravagant floral display may be all you need to create your eye-catching creation.
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17 January 2014
It's no surprise that orchid bridal bouquets are THE biggest trend this year - after all, Pantone did name Radiant Orchid as the hue for 2014. Orchids are delicate and beautiful blooms, both exotic in appearance and desirable. A particularly long-lasting and elegant flower, they are the perfect choice for weddings, complementing any style with grace and refinement. In Victorian England orchids adopted the mantle of luxury, and this label has deservedly adorned the orchid until this day...
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6 December 2013
It's that time of the year again - Pantone have announced the official colour of the year for 2014. Drum roll please...move over emerald, 'radiant orchid' is the new in hue! In the company's annual announcement, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" that "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health." We are sooo excited that Pantone have chosen this gorgeous colour; it's so perfect for exquisite and vibrant weddings! We're huge fans of purple and 'radiant orchid' puts a real modern kick into your typical mauve and lilac wedding tones. Check out our radiant orchid inspired wedding style...
Radiant orchid is a stunning mix of pink and purples, which is fabulous as it means you can complement the hue with pink and purple accents. Make orchid your base colour and then play around with addition colours within the same palette to create wedding style with flair and depth. Gold and silver tones will infuse the decor with a touch of glamour, or you could decorate with a mixture of white orchids for a relaxed beachy vibe...
Coloured lighting is a gorgeous way to incorporate radiant orchid tones into your wedding, without being too literal and covering your room with actual orchids. A purple glow will warm the room and create a romantic ambiance that will look extra special with chandeliers and flickering candles...
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20 November 2013
Simple bridal elegance...the soft and feminine neckline gives the dress a little something extra, and the houndstooth ribbon on the bouquet adds interest. Everything works beautifully...
11 November 2013
Add a dash of fresh colour to your ceremony and line your aisle with mason jars of fresh flowers. Make the most of the spring months and the glorious flowers on offer - nothing beats exquisite blooms! These jars of flowers are so pretty and the best part is they can be re-used to decorate later at the reception, or to give away to guests as charming thankyous xx
7 November 2013
We adore the way this couple has made their own ceremony backdrop by tying rope to flowers and hanging them upside down. It looks so romantic and whimsy - a great idea for outdoor weddings beneath large tree branches! xx
30 October 2013
They don't appear often, but when they do we sure love a glamelia bridal bouquet (otherwise known as a composite bouquet). A glamelia bouquet is essentially a big rose bouquet made from individual rose petals - the final result is just stunning and one of our bridal favs! If you've had a glamelia bouquet we would love for you to share it with us!
25 October 2013
This is a super cute idea for wedding flower decorations - the floating blooms look like they're from a fairy-tale! Very pretty! Place a single flower into a test tube with a lid and simply hand with fishing wire - simple, but beautifully effective.
15 October 2013
Few other decorations are required when you have these breathtaking floral centrepieces! We love that each guest has their own miniature version, very sweet...
10 October 2013
Luuuurve the sweet colours of this incredible bridal bouquet! A gorgeous combination of flowers and hues that it elegant, yet relaxed and refreshing! We would LOVE to know what you have planned for your bridal bouquet! Let us know on Facebook x
10 October 2013
Sometimes, simplicity is key. This elegant centrepiece consists of a dozen perfect roses, placed in a square vase with crystals down the bottom and lit with a romantic glow from tea-light candles. Easy, classic and so effective.
1 October 2013
We are absolutely in love with this sweet-as-sugar pastel lambs ear bouquet! Check out our fav Adelaide wedding florists...
26 September 2013
We LOVE flowers. You would have never of guessed, right? It's a great thing that we get see so many different styles of bouquets each and everyday. Our favourites? It's hard to choose, but peonies are definitely up there. Infallibly beautiful, no matter what the hue or combination. Check out our favourite Adelaide wedding florists...
27 August 2013
We are swept up in the romance of this spectacular first kiss! A true fairy-tale moment amongst masses of blooms and an elegant rose petal aisle...even that incredible gown is making us swoon! Bridal perfection!
6 August 2013
A bouquet of Australia natives such as banksia, nuts, eucalyptus leaves, spear grass, wattle and kangaroo paw, mixed with other natives such as proteas, is a wonderfully unique option for brides wishing to take a step away from the traditional wedding flora. We've often sang that our land abounds in nature's gifts, of beauty rich and rare - your big day is a chance to carry a stunning bouquet that pays homage to the true meaning of these lyrics. Patriotism aside, native flora is simply beautiful.
Natives are beautiful, but are also strong, robust and solid, and Australia boasts the hightest abundance and diversity of native flowers in the world. Banksia, Gerladton waxflower, callistemon, verticordia, acacia, smoke bush and gymea lily are other varities of Australian natives commonly used in floristry. We also love the addition of Protea, a South African native that looks stunning surrounded by our local natives.
26 July 2013
Float away to your most far-away fantasies with this dreamy lavender wedding. Mix plenty of bridal chic with a touch of bohemian and add a hint of indie style. A recipe for a perfectly relaxed and gorgeous lavender wedding day.
12 April 2013
Crisp, white and bright; the radiant, natural hues of poppies against a pure white canvas are the inspiration behind this concept. Displayed in contrasting white jugs of various sizes and interspersed amongst stunning, glass candleholders, the poppies and their glorious red, orange and yellow tones are highlighted through a polka dot table runner and napkin holder and bold orange under-plate.
Bunches of poppies floating from the ceiling add even more inspiring variation to the table and soft candlelight bathes the styling in a romantic glow.
The delicate and delightful hand made poppy handbag is a stunning, individual and bespoke addition to the concept and a wonderfully unique alternative to a bouquet. Layered invitations, place settings and table numbers featuring bright yellow and orange circles on white stay true to the style from conception to completion of the wedding. They too modernise the otherwise retro elements of the style.
Lustrous and unique flower-bead lapel decorations for the groom and groomsmen bring featured colours together with yellow billy-buttons, red poppies and white dahlias.
A contemporary thee-tier rectangular cake complete with fresh poppies and white piping detail adds a touch of modernity to the retro elements of the concept.
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12 March 2013
Lavender is so pretty and feminine with a lovely effortless quality about it, a few stems tied together with ribbon or string amongst very relaxed styling looks so naturally beautiful. The colour is sweet and soft, perfect for a bright and fresh wedding of classic and rustic elements. Reflect the darling simplicity of the flower in other aspects; fresh whites and recycled bits and bobs highlight the purple hue in all its unfussy glory.
Lavender is known not only for being ornamentally beautiful, but also for its soothing effects. A blanket of calming aroma with sweet overtones will relax everyone involved on your wedding day and keep spirits high. Fill empty mason jars with freshly picked bunches of lavender and use mis-matched ribbons to tie a sprinkling of lavender across your white styling.
Lavender toss is an environmentally friendly alternative to confetti and the soft purples have a fairy-tale quality in photographs. Wheat colours and lace work seamlessly with the organic style of the lavender plant and keep the men’s suits light and fresh, finishing with a simple lavender boutonniere.
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21 February 2013
Daisies are pretty and sweet blooms with a wonderfully effortless quality about them. One can’t help but imagine a barefoot bride running carefree through a field, chasing her groom with a chain of daisies delicately weaved in her hair. In terms of wedding décor, daises are bright, happy and one of the most versatile flowers due to their simple nature.
We love daisies combined with rustic elements; placed in jars and teacups and various other mismatched vintage items. The idea of this styling is not to be perfect, but to create a cheerful and homely feel with pre-loved fabrics, heirlooms and a natural colour palette.
11 February 2013
A wedding ceremony nestled in the rolling Adelaide Hills offers stunning scenery as natural backdrop to any wedding celebration. Escape to the hills where you and your guests can relax, breathe in the fresh air and marvel at the undulating hills, beautiful landscaped gardens and vineyards where memories of a lifetime are made. Only 15 minutes from the CBD, the choice of country scenery is limitless. Green is the new black, it’s trendy, there’s no doubt about that - and for the eco fashionista, you can’t go past this stylish look for your wedding nuptials...
A winery is a charming, romantic setting for an elegant country wedding and what better location to host your wedding reception than in the superb surrounds of a South Australian vineyard? The sky is the limit and the options amazing! Celebrate the sweet fruit of the vine with a vineyard themed wedding celebration.
When hosting a wedding at a vineyard, you won’t have to look very far for inspiration for your wedding theme and with industrial decor styling undergoing quite a renaissance, for a twist on your vineyard wedding, decorate your reception in ‘industrial eco chic’ style. Think sleek stainless steel tables and benches on an airy deck dressed with pretty ‘country-styled’ flower arrangements infused with grapes and accented with all the beautiful little things that nature has to offer such as bird’s nests, birds and lush mosses. Private, romantic, perfect...
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6 February 2013
Bohemian weddings encompass a mis-matched array of boho beauty in rich colours and interesting textures. We adore the carefree and laidback style of this vibrant wedding theme and how couples manage to creatively infuse their love into every little aspect of the styling. There are no rules when it comes to a bohemian wedding; pre-loved and new pieces come together to create a homely and natural space.
Earthy colours set the base for boho styling, allowing a natural canvas to build and build upon with a combination of bright colours and patterns. Vintage fabrics are charming and can be used as table runners, place mats, flags or any other kind of unique decoration. Coloured bottles and glass will brighten your table settings and gold goes perfectly with the indian-esque bohemian theme.
The relaxed nature of a bohemian wedding means you can have fun with your bouquet and wedding choices; a variety of colours and types can be mixed together, from bridal poppies to succulents. For creative couples who enjoy the unconventional, the boho wedding is the perfect way to express your eccentricities with family and friends on a day to remember.
5 December 2012
Gypsophila... also known as 'Baby's Breath' has made an almighty comeback - and I have to admit, I am so excited!!! It’s beautiful, it’s girly, flowy and oh-so-pretty. It’s romantic, soft and ethereal and has a sweet innocence that sometimes seems lost in today's modern times. It's perfect for tall standing centerpieces and the key to creating romantic clouds of tiny petals is to make sure they are arranged in a spherical shapes - the overall effect is very subtle, elegant and soooo deliriously dreamy....
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