Wednesday, December 15, 2010

featured wedding

OOh, dusty miller, purple singapore orchids, lavender, sweet pea, lisianthus, red roses, LA lily, gymea leave...I Love you! (Especially in the sub-tropics!)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

featured wedding

Alicia's bouquet was all plums and crimsons, ranuncula, ivy berry, tulips and hyacinth. we decorated the cake with singapore orchids and the cupcakes were each individually topped with a flower.Tthe reception tables arrangements were in tall vases, grouped, crimson and gorgeous. AND a big congratulations to the bride and groom as they are now expecting a baby!

featured wedding

I flew to Sydney to do this wedding for the lovely alicia and haydn. The ceremony was on the beach south of Sydney near Wollongong with spectacular views of the the coastline on one side and the grand escarpment that is Stanwell Tops on the other.
The reception was held at their 5 acre home in Kentlyn, Sydney's best kept secret. During the set up, the resident koala made itself known and spent the evening festivities in a nearby tree munching on eucalyptus leaves.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

group exhibition in fitzroy

So a few talented designers and artists got together and had an exhibition at SJS Gallery in Fitzroy. Together we themed the event around reycling materials and protecting our beaches and seas.
I spent a few weeks collecting some washed up materials around Melbournes shoreline, collected some grasses from industrial areas and selected some blooming beauties from the flower wholesaler. I then spent a day in the gallery constructing an installation at the entrance of the space. excellent fun.

group exhibition in fitzroy

Gorgeous Allum, grouped lace cap vibernum and vases of ming fern added some green vegetation and a hint of colour.
And my favourite for seasonal flower of the day had to be the magnificent white flowering rhododenron with a dark purple center. spectacular

group exhibition in fitzroy

I used dotter vine and drift wood, moss, dried lotus pods and lotus leaves to try and receate the aridness and brittleness of dehydrated vegetation that is a coastline. I worked in long strips of bark and palm seeds.
Using fishing line and old rope, I tied and knotted clumps of driftwood and various things together. I gave the grasses a windswept effect by smoothing them all in the same direction.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Melbourne Wedding

What a beautiful time of year to get married, peony seaon! Although Maz and Dave opted for an ultra modern melbourne wedding, the timeless peony was not out of place in soft pinks and whites. The bridesmaids all wore white peony wrist corsages and Maz had a combination of soft pink and white peonies in a full round posy with only the lush peony foliage to frame the bouquet.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

oh the things we rig up

Us florists can build just about anything! Some of these images are of weddings done in Byron Bay and in Melbourne. You dream it up, we make it possible. And beautiful.