Wednesday, December 30, 2009

After: Nina's wedding (part 2)

It's my final post of 2009!

Let me start by saying that I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! And best wishes for an amazing 2010!

To finish off the year at The Kissing Tree, I am going to post some photos from the last wedding I did. They are photos from Nina's wedding a couple of weeks ago. Nina used the same fantastic photographer that I had for my wedding so I was able to get a few professional photographs from their day.

Here are some flower photos from Nina's wedding. The wedding was held at Leaves and Fishes in the beautiful Hunter Valley and the photos were taken by the talented team at Delisser Photography:

Thank you Julie from Delisser Photography for sending me the images, and special thanks to Nina for letting me post them so that everyone could see how beautiful your wedding was! The colour of the flowers looked so great against the dresses. You chose well!

Thank you to all of my brides in 2009! I have felt so lucky to take part in such a special day of your lives, and have been so impressed with all of the great people that I have met. My brides are honestly the best and most lovely brides I could ever ask for!

Talk to you all next year! Bring on 2010!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Wedding Magazine photoshoot

Every year around easter time the wedding bible comes out. It is the Newcastle Central Coast Wedding magazine and covers everything you will need to plan your wedding anywhere in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, The Hunter Valley or Central Coast.

Last week I needed to make a bouquet to appear in the next edition of the magazine. I decided to keep it simple and use flowers that are available at all times of year. But at the last minute, I was tempted by some gorgeous garden roses that have just come into season. Oops - there goes the 'available all year' theory out the window.

I drove my bouquet up to Redhead where a professional photographer took a photo of my bouquet. You will have to wait to see the great photo he took in next years magazine, but until then you can see the dodgy photo I took instead.

It has cream and champagne roses, cream garden roses, white lisianthus and cream lisianthus.

Monday, December 14, 2009

After: Nina's wedding

Well this is the last wedding of the year! I have a break of about a month so I will start the 'before' and 'after' wedding stories when my weddings commence again next year.

Nina was married on Saturday in the Hunter Valley and it was a perfect day. Here are how her wedding flowers looked.

Bride bouquet: small posy of ivory roses, white freesias and berzellia

Bridesmaids bouquet: small posy of ivory roses, pink roses, pink freesias and berzellia

Here is how the flowers are packed before they are delivered. There is a brides bouquet, 2 bridesmaids bouquets and a small bridal toss bouquet:

The bridal toss bouquet is a mini posy of the bride bouquet. I usually call it a throwaway and include it complimentry in each order. This is what it looked like:

Now for the buttonholes. There are no corsages to show this week as the Mum's didn't want to have one.

Groom buttonhole: an ivory rose, white freesia and berzellia on camellia leaves

Best Man buttonhole: an ivory rose, pink freesia and berzellia on camellia leaves

Dad's Buttonholes: a single ivory rose with berzellia on a camellia leaf

That is all of the flowers for this week. Hope you liked them!

And to Nina - congratulations!!! I hope you had the most perfect wedding and I look forward to hearing all about how special it was.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Before: Nina's wedding

A few months ago I got an enquiry on my email from Nina. The funny thing was that I recognised Nina's name straight away. She was a girl that I went to high school with! She had just filled out a random enquiry for a random florist and had no idea that I was on the other side.
We arranged a consultation and it was so much fun catching up. Nina is hilarious and we spent ages talking before we even got to organising her wedding flowers. She is planning a small casual wedding in the Hunter Valley and it sounds beautiful.

Here are the flowers that Nina will be having:

From the back there are ivory roses, pink roses, berzellia, camellia leaves, and at the front are white freesias and hot pink freesias.

Aren't these gorgeous roses? I love my rose grower.

I'll be back after the weekend to show you Nina's flowers.

Monday, December 7, 2009

After: Natalie's wedding

On Saturday I had the absolute honour of attending Natalie's wedding. She is such a beautiful girl and I knew she would make a stunning bride - but even I was gobsmacked when I saw how gorgeous she looked!

Here are the flowers that I made for Nat.

Bride Bouquet: posy of white peonies, ivory david austin roses, white roses, ivory roses and white lisianthus

Bridesmaids Bouquet: white peonies, ivory david austin roses, white roses, ivory roses, red roses and white lisianthus

I've just realised that I didn't take photos of the bridal party buttonholes or the Mum's corsages. The groom and groomsmen had rose buttonholes, and the Mum's had singapore orchid dress corsages so you have seen both of those before, but it probably still would have been nice if I had taken a photo of them to add here.

I did get a photo of the Dad's buttonhole which included a white rose and white lisianthus flower. And we also had some extra corsages of white spray roses for a couple of extra special guests.

Nat was so excited to see her flowers and her, her maid of honour and her Mum all greeted me at my car when I arrived. I was so happy that Nat loved her flowers. She didn't just love them, she LLLLUUURRVVEEDD them!! And so many people commented on how beautiful they were. It was a very rewarding day.

To my gorgeous Nat - I was always looking forward to your wedding and was completely stoked when I was asked to attend. Thanks for having me, it was a great night with lots of great people. I hope it was everything that you ever dreamed for it to be, and that you and Jeff live happily ever after xxx

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Before: Natalie's wedding

Now this is a wedding that I have been waiting for forever!! Natalie and I first 'met' on a wedding forum over 12 months ago when we were both planning our weddings. Now you may wonder what on earth a wedding forum is about and why anyone would join it. But there was a cool little group of us from the Central Coast on there, and we would all help each other out with advice and recommendations, and discuss our ideas and plans for our days. 

Whilst my wedding has been and gone, now it is Natalie's turn. She was so excited when my wedding came around and I am just as super excited for her. She is such a gorgeous girl (inside and out), and I am looking so forward to being at her wedding ceremony to see the beautiful bride that she will be.

Here are Natalie's flowers (I have included a few extra shots because I know that Natalie's Mum was looking forward to seeing these - hi Denise):

From the back left we have: white spray roses and white singapore orchids for the corsages, in front of those are some ivory David Austin roses, behind those are some white lisianthus, next to those are big fluffy white peonies, and next to those are some normal roses in white, ivory and the red is for the bridesmaids.

I'll be back after the weekend to show you Natalie's flowers all made up!