Monday, June 13, 2016

Natives for a Beach Wedding in March


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Tasmania's beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.  We are surrounded by sea so our coastline is vast.  There are so many beautiful beaches we are spoilt for choice and when we do visit, we often find that we have the beach to ourselves.  So it's no surprise that beach weddings are popular during the warmer months.

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  March is early autumn here in Tassie, and can be a brilliant time for weddings.


  This March was warmer than usual and there was plenty of variety to play with to create some native bouquets.  

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The lovely bride wanted green, orange and cream with gum nuts.  Her attendant was her mum, wearing a salmon coloured dress.  


For the bride I used a late flowering Pincushion variety called "Fountain",   Protea Pink Ice, and Protea Repens in a rich salmony pink.  


Beautiful Birdsnest Banksia or Banksia Baxterii in creamy yellow, and Brunia Albiflora which had started flowering were the other large flowers used.  You can also see some smaller creamy Banksia Marginata, a locally occurring Banksia.  


Flowering Eucalyptus Cordata, a gorgeous Tasmanian blue leafed gum which is usually used as a foliage plant, was budding and blossoming at just the right time to be used as a detail flower.  You can also see Grevillea foliage, Leucadendron Silver Tree foliage, Inca Gold Leucadendrons at their rich bronzy green stage, sprigs of lemon-scented Leptospermum or Tea Tree, and of course the gum nuts that the bride requested.  They are Corymbia Ficifolia nuts, beautiful urn shaped woody fruits that really make a statement in an Australian Native bouquet.


Mum's bouquet was slightly smaller, leaving out the salmon pink Protea Repens.  

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I love the orange tones against that blue suit!  Great colours for the beach-scape.

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Beautiful!  They look so happy, and thats what it's all about isn't it!  Such a treat to be involved!

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