Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The model and the billionaire

Australian model Kristy Hinze was married to her billionaire boyfriend on Monday. Of course she looked gorgeous in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown which she accessorised with a string of pearls and a long veil.
For her bouquet she held a natural, hand tied bouquet of 'Green Goddess' Arum Lilies. No foliage, just simple flowers put together and held with ribbon. Simple, yet classy and elegant.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Exciting news!

I had some fantastic news this week! My best friend (and bridesmaid) Mira, announced her engagement. Mira and her partner have been together for 8 years so we have been waiting for this for a long time. (Now I know how all of my family and friends felt when I announced my engagement after 8 1/2 years with my partner)! I am soooooooooooooo excited for her and can't wait for them to set a date and tell me all of the details. She is going to make the most beautiful bride. Mira has a very simple and elegant style and I can't wait to hear her ideas.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Another studio update

We have the studio workable! I'm so happy with the way it turned out. Here are some pictures of what it looks like so far: As you enter the door: Looking over towards the work area:And if you are standing over at the windows looking back towards the entry:

Still on the 'to do' list:

* Couch has been ordered and we are waiting for it to arrive

* Order the fridge

* Order the work bench

* Put up the shelves we purchased

* Put up the mirrors we purchased

* Install new light fittings

* Add skirting along the walls

* Decorate with pretty wedding / flower photos

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Getting Hitched Expo

The Kissing Tree will be appearing at it's very first wedding expo! I'm so excited as it gives me a chance to get out there and meet brides, and show off my work. My brain is already swirling with ideas! So here are the details: What: Getting Hitched wedding expo Where: Mingara Recreation Club When: Sunday 21st June Time: 10am - 3pm Come and see me.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Before: The Undercoat:
Finally finished:
Finally the room is painted. Finally! My husband will paint the ceiling on Wednesday and then we can put the paint brushes away. Yes!!!!
I've been on a bit of a shopping spree over the last few days and can't wait to show you my new purchases for the studio. I'll be back soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Leppington Flower Market

A couple of weeks ago and again over the last two days, I have spent some time at Leppington Flower Market. This very successful business is owned by Claudia, a girl I did my floristry course with. Claudia does some really big weddings and I was lucky enough to help out.
Above are some photos of a wedding we did a couple of weeks ago. A bride's teardrop bouquet of white roses, white freesias, dusty miller foliage and camellia leaves. And the four bridesmaid posy bouquets consisted of cream roses, pink roses, white freesias, dusty miller foliage and camellia leaves.
Over the last couple of days we made up another wedding. I was a bit freaked out by the fact that the bridal party consisted of 9 bridesmaids and a flowergirl. I found it hard enough for my own wedding coping with just 2 bridesmaids! On top of that, we had 35 table centrepieces to put together.
It ended up being suprisingly easy. The brides bouquet was a simple hand tied posy of white and cream roses. And the bridesmaids had roses in white, cream and a gorgeous musky tone called Creme de menthe framed with dusty miller foliage. They looked really pretty.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We have a winner!

Today is painting day so we had to pick a colour to paint the studio. It's been doing my head in for weeks. As a florist, I am quite good with colours, and that's why I was so frustrated and surprised at my indecision. We really liked white. It opened the room up and made it look spacious. But white can look a bit harsh/ stark and we really wanted more of a warm colour to invite people in and make them feel comfortable, something that would provide a subtle backdrop. So the final decision........... we went with a latte type colour. You wouldn't believe just how many latte colours there are! And the funny thing is, I bet no one will ever notice or care about the colours of my walls. Oh the things we get hung up on! lol This is it - Tapestry Beige.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Studio: Undercoat

Gone are the ugly bricks in the studio, only to be replaced with the ugly undercoat.
After being knee deep in dust, dirt, gap filler and paint, the undercoat application is finally finished. It took a bit more paint than what the paint man told us we would need and you can see the colour change where we have had to stop and buy a new tin.
Hubby is trying to keep my spirits up because I hate putting in so much effort for something that still looks so bad. I can't wait to see an improvement.
Tomorrow we are going to buy a paint colour and start painting for real. It will take a couple of coats and I think we will have it done by the weekend. How exciting!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Flower Of The Month

This month we bring you a popular wedding flower: Dendrobium Orchid which is also commonly known as the Singapore Orchid. These flowers can be used as a natural stem arm sheaf bouquet, or creating the long lines in a cascading bouquet or the flowers can be individually wired into a posy or teardrop bouquet.
Flower: Singapore Orchid
Botanical Name: Dendrobium Orchid
Origin: South America and South East Asia
Season: All year
Colour/s: white, hot pink, blush, blue and green
Meaning: beauty, love and luxury