Saturday, 9 April 2011

We're going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo......

How about you, you, you?
You can come too, too, too.....

Or maybe you can just look at these pictures from a gorgeous wedding we did this summer at the Auckland Zoo...

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Our bride Terri wanted a crisp white and green look to compliment the beautiful lush surrounds at the Auckland Zoo. She loved the green button chrysanthemums and the textural details of berries and buds.

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These exquisite photos were taken by Michele Austen Photography


The reception was held in a a huge white marquee next to the central band rotunda, the place was adorned with fairy lights, chandeliers and candle sticks a plenty. I can only imagine it looked incredible as night fell.

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On the long Banquet tables we followed through the crisp white and green look with clusters of white hydrangeas in white ceramic cube vases, with berry and leaf detailing. The look is minimalist but still natural and inviting. There is nothing like flowers en masse to create a wow factor.




The cube vases were grouped symmetrically around these gorgeous silver candle sticks.



I just loved the dessert table with the gorgeous cake stands. A beautiful play on modern and vintage.

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It was a pleasure to create this gorgeous stylish wedding that was a fitting tribute to the tasteful personal style of the Bride and Groom. Congrats guys!

~Emily @ Blossom

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Roses and Pearls in the Summertime

Alas, the end of summer is upon us and the end of this hugely busy wedding season is around the corner.
Today I have a little respite in between the stack of emails I have just attended to and the prep for this weekends weddings Ive managed to steal a little time to go through some of the photos we shot from our summer weddings and get a few up here to show y'all.

This one was a beauty, Emma and Charles were planning their wedding from Australia, so in the months leading up to the big day we had a truck load of emails back and forth discussing ideas and concepts till we settled on the final look.... soft, pretty, muted pinks, apricots, creams, and pale greens.


The bridal bouquet was all open soft apricot/cream vendela roses, bound in ivory satin and pinned with pearls.


The bridesmaid's bouquets were open vendela roses and soft pink sweet avalanche roses, threaded through green hydrangea and bound in ivory satin.


The buttonholes and corsages were mixtures of the cream and pink roses with touches of foliage.



Here they are all boxed up for delivery...



Emma and Charles married at the historic Beaufords in Totara Park. On the tables we placed these torpedo vases with strings of pearls hanging through the centre and adorned with balls of green hydrangea, and cream, pink and soft apricot roses.






She was a beaut alright!