Monday, January 1, 2018

February Wedding at Saffire Freycinet

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Last February, I was privileged to provide flowers for a special wedding at Saffire Freycinet.  Saffire is an amazing luxury resort on the Freycinet Peninsula on the East Coast of Tasmania. 

Saffire Freycinet
With spectacular views and amazing architecture, Saffire is an a very special place.  

Saffire Freycinet
My lovely bride and groom had planned their day to a tee, and it really was a treat to be involved.   


The ceremony took place on the private beach at Saffire, looking across the water at the Hazards mountains.  Such a special spot!  



Setting up was a challenge due to the tides, but with everyone on deck to help, we made it in time.


Decorations for the ceremony included chair decorations, and flowers to decorate the arch.


I loved the chair decorations, using Brunia, Silver Tree, Banksias, and lots of foliage, with navy ribbon to match the bridesmaids dresses.




The boardwalk heading down to the beach was dotted with little signs, with floral decorations.


I loved the details for the ceremony.  



There were flowers for the drinks table at the ceremony.


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The stunning photographs by Milton Gan show how everything looked, all set up.  So beautiful!

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All the details!

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And beautiful signage by Ashdown + Bee


For the bouquets, the colours were kept low key.  There were lots of silvery greens, with Silver Tree foliage, Risdon Peppermint foliage, Irish Juniper, and Banksia foliage. Each bouquet also had some Lambs Ears - such beautiful soft foliage which seemed to contrast so well with the spiky zig-zag Banksia leaves. 


The bride's bouquet featured Banksia Baxterii at the front (Birdsnest Banksia), Banksia Speciosa to the left of it,  a shimmering Silver Tree cone next to it, and Brunia Albiflora at the top of the picture.  A creamy white Protea Repens was also used.  


The bridesmaids bouquets were similar, but without the Banksia Speciosa and Protea Repens.  Leucadendron Pisa, a green leuco with silvery white cones was used throughout the arrangements for the wedding.  There were also touches of blue with Sea Holly.  Special creamy white Hydrangea Paniculata were used in each of the bouquets too.  And you can see other details like Nigella pods, white Hypericum berries, and poppy pods.  Lots of wonderful textures!


Simple boutonnieres for the men using the zig-zag Banksia leaves, Lambs Ears, Sea Holly and Hypericum.

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What a dress!

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So elegant!

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There were boutonnieres for the dads too. 

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I really loved these bouquets.
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The reception was held inside the amazing central building at Saffire.  The view across the landscape is amazing.  


Table decorations for the centre of each table carried on the limited colour palette.  Brunia, Banksia, Leucadendrons, native foliage and Peppermint gum, with little splashes of blue from the Sea Holly.


Each centrepiece had lichen covered twigs to bring the landscape inside.



For the bridal table, a runner with more of the same ingredients. 


It looks a bit different in the flower shed, the day before!  


And then when it's in its place - ah!

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Each place setting had a navy napkin.



And on each plate, the name of the guest with a little floral flourish!  




A Pisa Leucadendron with its silver cone, and a zig zag Banksia leaf - they really do grow like that.  We didn't sit and cut them all out!

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Glimpses of the landsacpe through the glass as the sun began to set - so beautiful!

And finally the cake - a beautiful simple semi-naked cake by Cake Chaos with just a few floral touches.


It really was a treat to be involved in this beautiful wedding.  I enjoyed every minute of it!

Make sure you have a look at the amazing video by Light Noise Films, which shows more of the Tasmanian landscape and this special day.  Thanks to the lovely couple for choosing me to be involved. 

JK + Rachel // Saffire Freycinet Wedding // Tasmania from Light Noise Films on Vimeo.

2 comments:

  1. All pictures are amazing & seriously looking beautiful. Lovely clicks.

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  2. I was recently here and this is an amazing place for a wedding. I got a little carried away with the open bar. An open bar allows you to like any sort of music, even the most awful. Anyway, for those of you thinking to marry, these NYC wedding venues are the perfect spot.

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