Thursday, 28 October 2010
Christine wanted to stay away from the manicured rose look that is so traditionally bridal. She was drawn to the idea of garden daisies and having a theme colour of sage green we decided on these exquisite mixtures of freesia, daisy chrysanthemums, sweet peas, Lilly of the valley, spray roses, green viburnum snowballs, and lambs ear.
I love how this bouquet looked different depending on which way you viewed it. One side choc full of daises, another full of foliage and snowballs, and another again with beautiful spray roses and sweet pea.
I always encourage my brides to incorporate something personal into their bouquet bindings, Christine chose her Grandmother's beautiful antique lace handkerchief, which we fastened with pearls. I thought this worked so perfectly with the whole look.
The Bridesmaid's and flower girls posies were smaller versions of the bridal bouquet and bound in ivory satin.
The ladies corsages were clusters of freesia and spray roses and the gent's buttonholes were simple freesia florets.
I adore these close ups of the little details, the curly sprigs of the sweet pea, and the dainty bells of the lily of the valley. The scent of of these bouquets, as you can imagine, was phenomenal, between the sweet pea, freesia, and lily of the valley it was sensational.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Also some shots of me hard at work fussing over petal placement and even colour distribution.... only the best for my brides.
With a beautiful mix of traditional and modern throughout the attire, venues and smaller details the long stemmed classic ivory rose bouquet was the perfect choice for Claire. This longer stemmed look is so elegant, and the more open roses lean towards a vintage look rather than if we had used tighter blooms.
The bridesmaid's were wearing very stylish champagne and black pencil line dresses, so to accentuate Claire's look and to tie in with the dress colouring we created small versions of Claire's bouquet in ivories, champagnes, mocha, and coffees.
Then of course Stuart wore an ivory rose with pale silver-green lambs ear leaf while the grooms men wore the champagne rose with lambs ear leaf. The ladies corsages had a mixture of the ivory, and soft mocha-pink roses with touches of lambs ear.
The ceremony was held at St Mathews in the City, a beautiful historic Church in the heart of Auckland CBD. We adorned the beautiful dark wooden pews with satin bows and champagne roses.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
I loved the look of the soft ruffly green geranium foliage cuff on Lili's Bouquet. The pink roses, called sweet akito were so perfectly shaped. The whole bouquet smelt amazing between the sweet citrusy geranium foliage and the roses. Yummy!
The bridesmaid's bouquets included more roses, geranium and also freesia - only adding to the amazing scent. They were a pleasure to create!
Corsages to compliment the bouquets with all the above blooms plus grass loop detail.
The Flower girl Kissing Ball, with pink and white spray roses, with a pink satin handle. The little girl looked so adorable carrying this in her little white and pink dress and shiny shoes! Too cute!
The whole wedding was pink, pink and more pink! From the dresses to the flowers to all the little details. Lili was a very girly girl and so lovely consult with. She looked gorgeous on the day as you can see in the below photos from Shine Studio.
Friday, 22 October 2010
The 1920's look is particularly beautiful, seen in bouquets that look freshly plucked from the garden, dresses with less poof and more drape, and some of the most stunning hair accessories for brides and maids, that nod to the flapper headbands of the roaring 20's.
These are some of my favourites that have me drooling...
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Lo Boheme are the cremede la creme when it comes to hair accessories, their amazing catalogue is viewable at www.loboheme.com
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These designs by Twig and Honey are dreamy, so romantic and feminine.
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Jennifer Behr fabulous designs are worn by all the celebs and only start from a cool 200usd. She even creates custom designs for a minimum spend of 1000 usd. You can see more of these luxurious items here www.jenniferbehr.com.
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These gorgeous designs are by ban.do of www.shopbando.com
I love their about us section on the website!:
"jen and jamie, two stylists from los angeles. jen thinks she is funnier than jamie, but jamie disagrees. they both love to be the center of attention are inspired by color and enjoy laughing until soda comes out of their noses"
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
These photos of our recent wedding for Lili and Cero in Cornwall Park, Auckland are the perfect example. Shot by award winning Blair Quax of Shine Studios, these photos are dreamy.
The shots among the blossoms and the beautiful sepia tones are stunning.
I'm so pleased for Lili and Cero, they were SUCH a nice couple and deserved to have these amazing memories of their special day.
You can see more of Shine's work on their website www.shinestudios.co.nz and you can friend them on face book HERE
Thursday, 7 October 2010
The first ever blog for Blossom Wedding Flowers, BUT not specifically Blossom Wedding Flowers. Upon these here blog pages shall appear all things wedding, style, floral, art and fashion related to name a few areas of interest.
I hope this blog will be a source of inspiration and a way to communicate with both my clients and all those hoping to catch a peek at something beautiful for a little while.
To kick things off we have some pics from a wedding we did earlier this month for the lovely Amber and Hamish. They were a pleasure to work with as I always appreciate clients with a great sense of style and a willingness to step outside the box for their wedding day.
We created full posies of Gypsophilla (Baby's Breath), a bloom that is tragically desecrated every Mothers and Valentines day in tacky bouquets of roses and carnations but has been revamped in these simple and stylish wedding florals that are perfect for chic vintage weddings.
I can't wait to see the pro shots as they are always a million times better than my own but here are the ones taken at our studio before the wedding and at the venue set up.