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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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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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Christine and Andy tied the knot at the beautiful Kumeu Valley Estate last weekend and I was so rapt to be able to create something a bit special for them, beautiful fresh spring posies in that just-plucked-from-the-garden vintage style that I adore.

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.

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Here are our studio pictures of Lili and Cero’s wedding blooms.

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.

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