Some people plan their weddings months, even years in advance. This autumn I did some flowers for a wedding planned in only a few weeks. It was a small flower order with just a bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom, but it an experience I thoroughly enjoyed.
My inspiration came from seasonal colours. I love the pink of the peppercorns in autumn. They are like little pink pearls and I love the way they fall softly. The leaves are lovely too.
The Sugarbush or Protea Repens, being autumn flowering plants, were just beginning to really pop and their pink blush matched perfectly with the peppercorns. The Leucadendrons you can see with a purplish pink blush are a Leucadendron Discolour called Lemon Spice.
I love the orange Banksia Ericifolia too, so they blended in well with the pinks and soft greens and yellows of the leucadendron varieties. You can also see Protea Pink Ice. Risdon Peppermint foliage covered in tiny buds, added a highlight of silvery blue-green. Colour, structure, texture - the peppermint is a great foliage for weddings.
The boutonniere used peppercorns too, and a silvery grey gum nut, a mature seed pod from Corymbia Ficifolia, the spectacular flowering gum. Foliage includes Leucadendron Pisa, Leucadendron Salignum, Risdon Peppermint and some early buds of Thryptomene.
Congratulations Karina and Corey from Red Brick Road Cider House in Launceston. It was a pleasure to be a small part of your big day!