Friday, January 29, 2010

Before: Rebecca's wedding

I met the sweetest couple Rebecca and Kristian just before Christmas. They live in Sydney and are planning a wedding in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

I was slightly nervous when meeting this couple as they had made a special detour to the Central Coast just to see me! Rebecca had made an appointment to talk to a Hunter florist, but then she came across my website and loved my work so much that she cancelled the meeting and had to come and visit me instead. I was really hoping that I would live up to their expectations, and when they booked me on the spot - I was thrilled.

I just adore the flowers that Rebecca and Kristian have chosen:
From left to right: white david austin roses, white dahlias and white hydrangea

The wedding is on Monday... (yes you read that right - a Monday) so I won't be able to show you any 'after' photos until next week. Hope you can handle the wait ;-)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gosford Golf Club Bridal Fair

This Sunday I will be exhibiting at the Gosford Golf Club Bridal fair. There will be plenty of exhibitors to visit, so feel free to pop in and meet us. Here are the details:

What: Gosford Golf Club Bridal Fair
Where: Gosford Golf and Function Centre, Racecourse Rd, Gosford
When: Sunday 31st January 2010
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Price: free

There is plenty of parking on site too! See you there!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

After: Amanda's wedding

When I was planning for my wedding there was one thing that everyone kept telling me - 'you can't control the weather'. And that was surely the case for Amanda's wedding this weekend.

She had an outdoor ceremony and reception planned at a beautiful property in Mirrabooka (up in Lake Macquarie). It started as a boiling hot, sticky and uncomfortable 40 degree + day, and ended in a crazy windy, rainy day. I hope everything managed to go well even if the plans had to be changed around at the last minute!

Here are the flowers..........

Bride bouquet: a heart shaped posy of white artificial calla lilies

and a side view: Amanda bought some diamante letters for me to attach to each of the bouquets and some of the corsages (so she had an 'A' for Amanda on her bouquet). They looked great!

Bridesmaid bouquet: a posy of white artificial calla lilies

Groom and Groomsmen buttonholes: white artificial calla lilies (the groom one is slightly different with an extra touch of leaves)

Then we had some VIP buttonholes: white roses

The Mother of the Groom got her own artificial calla liliy corsage, whilst the Mother of the Bride (and some other VIP's) had a corsage of white spray roses:

Amanda - it was such a pleasure to meet you and I hope you had an amzing wedding day! xxx

Friday, January 22, 2010

Before: Amanda's wedding

It is our first wedding of 2010!

Amanda is getting married this weekend and we have been planning her wedding flowers for quite a while. She always knew she wanted to have calla lilies and she had a particular image in her mind that her bouquet would be in the shape of a heart. Here is a picture of the type of thing she had in mind:

Amanda really wanted to be able to keep her bouquet after her wedding day so there was a little bit of a debate about whether to use fresh calla lilies and have them preserved, or if we would try to use the artificial type. Once I sent Amanda a sample of an artificial calla lily to look at, she was happy to go with them. And can I say that with the heat that is expected over the weekend, I am soooooo happy that she decided on the artificials.

Here is what we are using this week:

These are the artificial calla lilies - some still in their wrapping. We are using these for the bridal party bouquet and buttonholes.

And these are fresh roses, and spray roses for some other buttonholes, corsages and bracelets. And some rose petals to be used for the aisle and petal cones.

I'll be back on Monday to show you the results. Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's been a while!

So we are a couple of weeks into the New Year, and I'm only just getting around to my first post of the year. You must think that I have been having an extra long and relaxing Christmas break! I wish!!! I have been absolutely flat out since Christmas with many consultations. It's been fun meeting so many new brides and hearing all about their plans.

Next week we get back to normal with our first wedding of 2010. And just for something a bit different, it is mostly artificial flowers being used! I'll be back through the week to show you more details.

Other than that, we have just joined the world of twitter. If you have a twitter account, there is a link to the right of your page >>>> (you may have to go down the page a little bit) that you can click to follow us or follow this link here

We have also been planning for the Gosford Golf Club Bridal Fair coming up in a couple of weeks, as well as some more weddings. Phew... there is alot happening at the moment.

Catch you all around soon.