Spring is a fabulous time for native flowers, and a fabulous time for weddings. I get to put the two together when I'm doing spring wedding flowers! Early this spring, I did flowers for a lovely Hobart bride who wanted bouquets with highlights and pops of colour.
The bride's bouquet combined the creamy white of Maui Sunset Leucadendrons, a late-winter or early-spring flowering leuco, with one of the first of flowers from a newly planted Protea called White Ice. White highlights were added with Bushman's Bootlace, a local native Pimelea.
Providing pops of colour were early flowering Waratahs in rich deep pinky red, Protea Satin Mink in pink with black fringing, and the startling pink of Boronia which also smells fantastic, which made working with the bouquet all the more enjoyable.
Dryandra Formosa, with its glowing golden flowers and beautiful leaves provides texture, as does the fabulous Berzelia. It's green in early spring and is such a great texture plant right through the season until it bursts into fluffy white flowers just before summer. I also used some native Tasmanian Richea Dracophylla flowers which you can just see poking out on the left at the rear of the bouquet.
The grooms boutonniere combined all the colours and textures of the bouquets in a tiny package. I love the colour combination of the dryandra and boronia. That pink really packs a punch!
Groomsmen's boutonnieres were a simple combination of the golden dryandra, some berzelia and pimelea.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to play with these early spring flowers. I hope the bride and groom had a brilliant day.