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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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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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Here are some beautiful shots Averil took of the roses from Claire and Stuart’s Wedding. The roses are called ‘something special’ (the mocha-pink one) and metalina (the coffee one).

Also some shots of me hard at work fussing over petal placement and even colour distribution…. only the best for my brides.

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I see a lot of wedding photos and some far out shine others. There is something magical about the use of lighting and shadow, angles, silhouettes, blurring, and close ups that makes certain wedding photos take your breath away.

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

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