Well the summer wedding season has well and truly arrived again and I barely have time to sit and write this post but it was imperative I tell you about the new David Austen roses that are hitting the NZ flower market next week!
I was thrilled to be invited to the launch party last week for these amazing new roses that are being exclusively grown by Auckland's top rose grower Van Lier Nurseries. The party itself was spectacular, set on a private estate on the cliff top above Kohimarama beach in East Auckland. The venue, including the gardens, were adorned with roses of all colours and included the prized David Austen varieties which are like nothing else!!
Check out some of these pics from the party...
The above Variety is called 'Dolcetto' and is a huge dusky mauve/lavender variety with a million petals, that are characteristic of the David Austens.
These deep pink varieties were amazing, such striking shades!
Look at this stunning rose curtain constructed from ribbons and rose heads in water vials.... great idea for a wedding backdrop I think!
The piece de resistance was most definitely this amazing arrangement of roses and other wild flowers. I adore these colours, the blush pinks, creams and apricots looked divine together. The smell was also heavenly!!
The first few David Austen varieties; Juliet (apricot), Kiera (blush pink) and Patience (cream) are out next week and the other gorgeous shades will soon follow in 2013. While they are so new they will be pricey at over 3 times the cost of a standard rose, so these roses for the time being will be for true flower lovers.
I will post more on the varieties that are available soon but for now I am too excited to start working with these new babies and I know my brides are going to be as crazy about them as I am.
Huge thanks to Van Lier Nurseries for putting on this amazing event and for bringing these fab roses to NZ we can't wait to create beautiful arrangements with them!
~ Emily @ Blossom Wedding Flowers