Sunday, February 11, 2018

Autumn Elopement at Cradle Mountain

This elopement style wedding in autumn was held at Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat near beautiful Cradle Mountain in Tasmania's world heritage wilderness.  The bride wanted something romantic and woodsy so I found some soft romantic colours to blend together for the bouquets and personal flowers. 

Perfect Pink Ice proteas in their autumn flush were teamed up with White Protea Repens.  Banksia Brownii and soft green Hydraneas were also used.  The wonderful colours in the autumn Leucadendrons was really important to the design - green with bronze tips from Inca Gold, and rich pinky red with a stripe from Jester.   

Foliage from Leucadendron Silver Tree was added to some budded Cootamundra Wattle foliage, and lemonscented Tea Tree.  I also used some Risdon Peppermint foliage.  

I added little blue highlights with Love in a Mist, from the garden.  A few Corymbia gum nuts completed the list of ingredients.  

I love to add twiggy textural elements, and I think it really added to the woodsy, romantic feel of these bouquets.  The flower girl's bouquet was smaller, but with the same ingredients.   

Of course, no romantic woodsy wedding would be complete without a floral crown or two!  There were crowns for both the bride and the flower girl, made with plenty of budded Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia Baileyana) and leucadendron Jester as focal flowers.  

I love the softness that this combination of colours and textures created.  I hope the day was full of happy memories!