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I am so rapt to be able to show you the photos from a wedding we did in December for our wonderful clients Jane and Luke.

When Jane contacted me to initially inquire into the possibility of Bells of Ireland posies for her bridesmaids I knew exactly what her vision was. Turns out we had both been eying up the very same wedding photos where they had used this concept exquisitely. I love it when this happens. We were on the exact same page regarding the ideal combination of glamour, prettiness and sophistication to be incorporated into Jane and Luke’s wedding flowers.

Without further ado I present to you Jane and Luke’s Wedding….

Isn’t this shot just spectacular. The lighting is breathtaking and Jane is such a beautiful bride. This along with all the wonderful photos of Jane and Luke’s special day were captured by Brett Lee from Unique Visions

For Jane we created this beautiful baby’s breath posy. It is absolutely perfect with her gown which is modern with a play on vintage.

In this photo you can see the vintage brooch we attached to the handle of Jane’s bouquet.

Here are the bridesmaids with their clusters of green bells of Ireland, bound in black satin.

Jane and Luke married as Cassels in the Waitakere ranges. This venue is gorgeous with a subtle Mediterranean feel throughout the decor.

These shots are so lovely. Jane and Luke look so happy and beautifully coordinated with their attire and with the baby’s breath bouquet and buttonhole.

The cake was dressed with a cluster of the Bells of Ireland florets atop. It is so stylish with the diamante brooch detail.

These shots of Jane and Luke with the west coast backdrop are so magic. Absolutely beautiful work from their photographer Brett Lee.

A HUGE Thank you to Jane and Luke for sharing their beautiful wedding with us and for being such a pleasure to work with during the planning process for their big day.

Congratulations to you both!

~Emily from Blossom

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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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I am so excited and honored to be able to show you the beautiful photos from my lovely client’s Amber and Hamish’s wedding last month.

Amber was such a beautiful bride and how stunning is her gown with the delicate lace detailing. The bridesmaid’s dresses are very chic too and all the little elements from the dresses, to the shoes, to the flowers, to the venue were the perfect collaboration of vintage and chic.

I adore the pallette of white, black and grey/silver, this looks magic together and has been captured so exquisitely by their talented photographer Carolyn Haslett.

They were such a lovely couple to work with, I am so pleased for them that they now have these beautiful photos of their happy day to treasure.

When Amber and Hamish came for their first consultation and we discussed the shabby chic cut crystal vase idea I showed them a picture I had just been eying up in the latest wedding Magazine and was pleased to find that Amber had been eying up the same one! So we knew straight away we were on the same page with the look of everything.

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us Amber and Hamish. Congratulations to you both and may you have long and happy lives together!

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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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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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