Sunday, July 26, 2015

April Wedding
In April 2015 I had the privilege of providing flowers for a beautiful wedding held here on the Tasman Peninsula.  I had such a great time doing these flowers and have been lucky enough to receive some professional photographs to share.  

In my flower shed, the colours came together, using fresh native foliage and silvery greens, with shades of pink.

There were three bridesmaids and a bride's bouquet to do and I was excited to be able to use the first ever picking of my red mini-king proteas in the bouquets.
You can see Brunia Albiflora starting to actually flower.  Pink Ice Protea were accompanied by the red King Protea, and some rich pink Kangaroo Paw called Bush Pearl.  I also used a Silver Tree Cone in each bouquet.  Their velvety silver look was complimented by silvery silken foliage from Leucadenron Pisa.
This close up shows the colours and textures so well!
The wedding was held at a local venue called Stuarts Bay Lodge which has cabins dotted throughout a beautiful bayside bush setting.  The bridal party stayed there over the weekend, and the ceremony was held on the lawn overlooking the bay.
Such beautiful details!  

I made quite a few corsages for this wedding and had a lot of fun with them.  

The Kangaroo Paw teamed with Pisa foliage and Risdon Peppermint was softened with Wax Flower.

There were quite a few boutonnieres and corsages to be done!
With so many boutonnieres and corsages, they need to be labelled.  I like this professional photographer's shot of the grooms boutonniere.
The grooms boutonniere used the silky Leucadenron Pisa foliage, teamed with Risdon Peppermint foliage covered in tiny buds.  

A gum nut from the spectacular flowering gum called Corymbia Ficifolia was the centrepiece of each boutonniere.
Such a beautiful wedding!

This box of goodies was packed up ready for decorating the wedding reception tables.  I had a friend from interstate visiting that week who came with me for the set-up. We had fun!

The reception was held at Gabrielles Restaurant, on site at Stewarts Bay Lodge.  Each table was decorated with a group of bottles and jars sitting on top of a sliced log round.
Little pegs held up cute little table numbers above the flowers.
In keeping with the theme, there were masses of bud-covered peppermint foliage, proteas and silver tree cones, and to add a sculptural element, some twisted willow branches.  It such a beautiful venue for a wedding!
I was so happy to be able to provide flowers for this gorgeous wedding.  Thanks to the bride for being so great to work with.  It's such a treat to be able to share some of the professional photos.

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