Sunday, February 21, 2016

Vibrant Summery Natives for a Vineyard Wedding

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Summer weddings call for gorgeous outdoor settings, and what could be more gorgeous than a summery vineyard?!  This January wedding was held at Frogmore Creek Winery in the beautiful Coal River Valley near Hobart.  The Coal River Valley is home to many beautiful vineyards and definitely worth a visit if you're in Tasmania.


The bride loved proteas, and the combination of red, orange and pink with green.  Colour!  What fun to play with these vibrant warm colours that sing "summer"!

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It was a joy to use the fresh, seasonal blooms in her chosen colours to create the bouquet.  I used a small red King Protea for the focal flower and surrounded it with different varieties of orange and red pincushions.   I also used some banksias, the intense orange Ericifolia and the rich wine coloured Praemorsa.  

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Pink was added using Kangaroo Paw called Bush Pearl.  Some rich burgundy Leucadendron Safari Sunsets provided contrast.  For the green,  I used some gorgeous spent Hebe flowers - the texture and colour was fresh and lively.  I also used my favourite glossy green Tasmanian Myrtle Beech.  You can also see fresh poppy pods in matte blue-green.


For the groom, a poppy pod, some myrtle and some Hebe flowers in white, and to add colour, more Bush Pearl K.Paw and some stunning rich red flowering gum - Corymbia Ficifolia.  The darker binding really set off the colours.


The bride wanted a floral crown to match the colourful theme of the wedding so more green with the Myrtle and Hebe, and a sprinkling of wax flower.  Gum blossom just bursting with colour, and more Kangaroo Paw provided the rich colour accents.  


It was a wild, fresh, summery crown.

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And thanks to the amazing photography of Looks Like This I got to see it in action.  

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Beautiful!
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A great photo of the couple enjoying their day - it's such a treat to see photos of the flowers in action.   
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There were 3 wedding cake toppers, a great idea using a collection of cakes, rather than tiered.
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For the venue decoration the bride used some wooden hexagonal display shelves for which I provided some wholesale flowers.  
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I love the rich colour teamed with the dark stained wood in the rustic style venue.  It really works.
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Large arrangements in ceramic pots sat on wine barrels to decorate the focal point of the ceremony.  


Smaller versions of the same pots bursting with an explosion of colour were used to decorate the reception tables.


I love creating these little pots of colour!


Two different varieties of pincushions teamed with pink Kangaroo Paw, Poppy Pods, Flowering Gum buds, Myrtle, Agonis Flexuosa in flower, Hebe, and Safari Sunset Leucadendron.  


Summery colour and texture.

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I think the photos speak for themselves!  A beautiful day.
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