Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A January Wedding

Summer in Tasmania is a popular time for weddings.  The days are long and lazy, with daylight savings and the twilight giving beautiful lingering light until almost 10 pm.  Over summer 2013-14 I did a number of weddings and so I thought I'd share some of the highlights.  

An early January wedding, had an Australian theme with lots of colour.  "Orange, red and yellow" were the colours chosen, so I used the gorgeous range of summery Pincushions.  The varieties were "Scarlet Ribbons" for the red, "Mardis Gras" for the yellow and a Cordifolium hybrid for the orange.  

For the bride's bouquet, I teamed them with gorgeous Risdon Peppermint foliage, Geraldton Wax and the lovely Leucadendron Pisa with its cheery yellow bracts and silvery green cones.  Some Leucadendron Christmas Cones and a few Leucadendron Safari Sunset were added for a bit of red, and for to highlight the Australian theme, gorgeous dried gum nuts.  

The grooms boutonniere carried the Australian theme with a gum nut too.  Colour was more subdued but matched the bride with the use of the yellow Leucadendron Pisa and a red Christmas Cone.  Tasmanian Myrtle foliage and some popular Button Bush or Berzelia completed the arrangement.  I used jute twine to provide the rustic, country style but added a highlight with a ribbon matching the brides dress.

For the bridal table at the reception, a big splash of colour.  The fresh smell of the eucalyptus and the honey of the Geraldton Wax would have added to the atmosphere. 

Each table at the reception also carried the bright summery colours.  White ceramic pots allowed the foliage and colours to make a real statement.  

Summer is a great time to go wild with colour!

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