Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Lacy Lisianthus

Yay!! Lisianthus is back in season, how I've missed it. Its such a pretty alternative to a rose and a nice substitute for Peonies for the 9 months of the year that they aren't around.

They come in beautiful shades, whites, creams, greens, lilacs, purples, and pinks and they last beautifully.

The first cream/white ones of the season found their way into these lovely arrangements for one of our December Brides. The bouquets feature lisianthus buds and blooms, with soft dusky pink "something special" roses, and cream "vendela" roses, bound in ivory satin.





The buttonhole's feature soft dusky pink "something special" roses, with lisianthus buds and ruscus foliage, bound in ivory satin.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Here is one of my colour combo favourites from this season....

Michele and Jason got married at the Wharf, the beautiful venue on Auckland harbourside this month. We created these arrangements of pink and red peonies, roses and calla lilies to compliment the beautiful cherry red dresses worn by the bridesmaids. I cant wait to see the shots of the girls with the flowers!

Here is Michele's bouquet, in which we used a several different tones from very pale pinks, to brighter pinks, to deep reds.







For the bridesmaids we subtracted the paler pink shade and went with the rich tones of mid pinks and deep reds, bound in a cherry red to match their dresses.




The ladies wore corsages of all the mixed shades and the gents wore deep red roses.




The Wharf is such a cool venue. It is very chic with its attention to detail from the ginormous chandelier on the ceiling to the layout of tables around the cylinder shaped room.

The views are what its all about though as the full glass walls give you a stunning outlook over Auckland City from the North Shore side, including the Harbour and the bridge.


The floating rose bowls worked beautifully to encapsulate the meeting of the natural landscape of water and bush and the modern city views.


Congratulations Michele and Jason!

Thursday, 9 December 2010

When Kelly first contacted me and I asked her about her wedding style and themes this is what she said:
"Our colour scheme is green and gold, I do really like baby's breathe so I thought maybe some small white flowers with a bit of green and gold somehow... I don't want extravagantly modern bouquets, but I am willing to think outside the square"
And this is what we came up with:
Posies of white freesia, lilacs, sweet pea, baby's breath, spray roses, lambs ear, and geranium. Bound in antique gold satin and pinned with pearls.
Are they not the sweetest!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Coffee and Cream

I've been looking forward to creating the flowers for Theresa and Sam's beautiful wedding for months. Theresa brought me a beautiful palette and collection of lovely details so it was a pleasure to create something to compliment their beautiful aesthetic.

Peonies were the obvious choice for Theresa, these stunning cream ones look like lace with their ruffly petals.





The bridesmaids were wearing a gorgeous pale coffee shade so we used the exquisite rose varieties 'metalina' and 'something special' to accentuate the colour



Sam wore a cream rose to match Theresa's bouquet and the Groomsmen wore coffee roses to match the bridesmaid's flowers.

The Mothers and fathers wore simple and elegant cream roses.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Amber and Hamish's Vintage Chic Wedding

I am so excited and honored to be able to show you the beautiful photos from my lovely client's Amber and Hamish's wedding last month.

Amber was such a beautiful bride and how stunning is her gown with the delicate lace detailing. The bridesmaid's dresses are very chic too and all the little elements from the dresses, to the shoes, to the flowers, to the venue were the perfect collaboration of vintage and chic.

I adore the pallette of white, black and grey/silver, this looks magic together and has been captured so exquisitely by their talented photographer Carolyn Haslett.

They were such a lovely couple to work with, I am so pleased for them that they now have these beautiful photos of their happy day to treasure.







When Amber and Hamish came for their first consultation and we discussed the shabby chic cut crystal vase idea I showed them a picture I had just been eying up in the latest wedding Magazine and was pleased to find that Amber had been eying up the same one! So we knew straight away we were on the same page with the look of everything.









Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us Amber and Hamish. Congratulations to you both and may you have long and happy lives together!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Oh Pink Peonies....

...how I adore thee!

Yes I am extremely happy that Peony season is back again. They make such classically beautiful bouquets and arrangements and fit with both modern and vintage looks.

These precious baby pink bunches were for our bride Natalie last weekend who had her heart set on baby pink peonies and we managed to get her the first ones of the season, hooray!





Here are the buttonholes, corsages and flower girl petal basket:

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Pffft, Who needs to go to the gym...

...When you have 34 table centerpieces to set up for a wedding!

This is what Averil and I decided mid way through the set up of this lovely wedding reception at Alexandra Park last weekend.

Also, the perilous nature of guiding a heavy, half-filled glass fish bowl vase gently in the center of a very large round reception table, through the wall of delicate wine glasses and neatly onto a thin glass mirror tile is quite exhilarating!

The effect was worth the effort however, very classy indeed! And Congratulations to the lovely couple Fili and Vincent, we trust they had an amazing day with such a big celebration.