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Kate and Damien married earlier this month with a very stylish black and white theme throughout the wedding.

I love that Kate wanted something a bit different and I think her bouquet was a totally avant-garde and stunning.

We created it with with all white standard carnations, and bound the bouquet in black satin with the satin ruffle detailing fastened to the front of the bouquet.

Its very runway don’t you think!?

 

The bridesmaids wore wrist corsages instead of carrying bouquets. We carried through the black and white with white orchids with black grass loops on black satin wrist bands. The Mothers had pin on corsages with clusters of white orchids and grass loops.

 

The guys had white calla lilies bound in black satin and the Groom and Groomsman’s were detailed with black grass loops to make theirs more special.

 

This wedding works so with all the different varieties because the palette was respected. We were true to the black and white theme throughout and it all looks so good together!

I am looking forward to seeing their professional shots to see how it all looked together on the day…. (Kate *hint hint hint*)

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Happy new year everyone! I trust you all had excellent holiday breaks and are now feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

We had a much needed break and are now full swing into the 2011 wedding season with 8 weddings in 2 weeks! It is so fantastically hectic and we have had some stunners (photos to come!).

For now I have the pleasure of bringing to you some stunning photos from our bride Miriam’s December wedding. I was so thrilled to get these photos along with a lovely email from Miriam saying how happy she was with the flowers (it completely made my day!). Miriam was such a lovely client to deal with, she had beautiful taste and was open to ideas about how to give her the most beautiful arrangements for her special day. Funnily enough and what so often happens, she came to the consult with one concept in mind and then left having fallen in love with a completely different one… the perfect one!

Here they are, arent they beautiful!…

This amazing work is by Helen Robertson Photography http://www.helenrobertson.co.nz

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When Kelly first comtacted 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!

These were the buttonholes, white freesia, with lilac florets and fern detail. Bound in antique gold satin.

These were the corsages, white freesia, sweet pea, with touches of fern.

Congratulations Kelly and Aaron!

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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!

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…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:

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Sometimes when I’m putting together the bouquets for a wedding there is this moment of magic when I just know that everything is working perfectly… the colours, the shades, the textures, the shapes, the style… everything. It is such a great feeling because I know that I’m helping to make my brides day very special.

Putting together Louise and Clint’s florals was just like that. The roses pre-bouquet were beautiful in themselves, but once I started placing them in their cozy spots within the arrangements I got gradually more and more excited and in love with the synergy of all the elements working together, the shades of soft lavender, cream, pale and dusky pink in the roses, together with the soft silver green lambs ear foliage were just exquisite as a combo.

The roses are:

cream – vendella

lavender – ocean song

pale pink – sweet avalanche

dusky pink – old dutch

Here are the bridesmaids bouquets, they were wearing a shade very similar to the lavender rose.

Here are the flower girls posies:

Here are the ladies corsages and gents buttonholes:

And here were all the bouquets all snuggly packaged up in tissue and ready to go… I didn’t want to say goodbye… sigh

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I am a strong believer that there are no ugly flowers, that every flower is beautiful if it is styled in the right way.

I feel I have demonstrated this with the Baby’s Breath Bouquets (see Amber and Hamish’s Wedding below) which are so glorious in all their dainty beauty.

My next project had to be the carnation which has gone under-appreciated for a long time due to its unflattering use in tacky bouquet combination’s.

Carnations are actually really beautiful when you take time to appreciate them, so ruffly and lacy looking (honest!). I think they could be the winter alternative to the Peony if people started treating them with some much needed respect.

Determined as I am to bring the carnation back into fashion I created some designs using delicate baby pink carnations.

I explained to AverilĀ  that I had done this, and she was understandably underwhelmed and doubtful, having also seen the worst of carnations in her career with flowers, as we all have. BUT then I showed her the pictures I snapped of these beauties and I think I gained my first convert as she exclaimed “Wow really, are those carnations?”

So you heard it here folks, carnations are chic!

To prove my point I present to you Exhibit A: Cluster of Baby Pink Carnations, bound in ivory Satin and detailed with vintage crystal brooch.

What do you think? Are you a carnation convert too?

These are the buttonholes detailed with swarovski crystals, I think they are so amazingly beautiful with all their soft ruffly petals, like tissue paper flowers when you snip the edges jaggedly and get the beautiful lacy effect.

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