Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Colourful Native Wedding at the Palais Theatre, Franklin

For a February wedding, the brief was "colourful" and "native" with the bride's dress in a dark bottle green.  What fun!  

A beautiful White King Protea formed the centrepiece of the bride's bouquet, making sure there was a real contrast with the dark green of the dress.  The King Protea was surrounded by lots of colour and fabulous foliage.  

Long arching branches of wattle and some native Billy Buttons provided some yellow.  A Scarlet Ribbons pincushion and some stunning rich red flowering gum added red.  

Just look at that dazzling colour!  Corymbia Ficifolia is a summer gem.

There was a yellow and red Mardi Gras Ribbons Pincushion too.  

Blue was added with sea holly and globe thistles.  For foliage, there was some lush Risdon Peppermint with lovely arching branches, and some native Coral Fern.  

For the floral crown I used more Risdon Peppermint, wattle, and some flowering gum buds.  

The grooms boutonniere carried on with the primary colours of red flowering gum, blue sea holly and yellow billy balls, with the addition of Ridson Peppermint foliage and some Corymbia Ficifolia leaves.  

The reception was held at the Palais Theatre, Franklin which is a gorgeous old art deco stlye theatre.  The bride and groom were decorating the venue themselves and wanted to spread some rich colour around.  They had hired a collection of gorgeous vintage amber glass bottles and jars from Style-My-Day and I filled them with lot of colour and texture.  

For some larger vases, there were more pincushions, masses of flowering gum, wattle, Billy Balls and some more of that gorgeous Risdon Peppermint foliage. 

I really enjoyed playing with these amazing rich colours.  

It really was a pleasure to be involved in this unique celebration.  I wish the bride and groom as colourful and beautiful life together as their wedding day was!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Summer Wedding at Stewarts Bay Lodge

Photography by Katinka Smith
Summer!  This summer wedding was held at Stewarts Bay Lodge in Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula.  Rose gold and blush colours were teamed with reds and whites to create the bouquets and florals.  

For the bouquets, there were Pincushions in red tones - Scarlet Ribbons and a darker pinky red version of Fountain.  

The pincushions were teamed with Pink Ice protea, and white hyrdrangea.  There were deep burgundy Safari Sunset Leucos,  and the cherry red cones of Jubilee Crown Leucadendron.  Fragrant blush-coloured Clethra, Echinacea and blush Hypericum Berries were added too. 

Photography by Katinka Smith
Brunia Albirflora added some texture.  For foliage, there was anksia foliage in a warm green, and lots of cool blue Risdon Peppermint.  

For the groomsmen, there were boutonnieres with rich red Leucos, Jubilee Crown, banksia and peppermint foliage and blush Hypericum berries.  

There was also a boutonniere for the Father of the Bride ... 

and one for her mum too.  

The ceremony took place on the grass, overlooking Stewarts Bay.

The floral arch decorations carried on the theme of the bouquets with Pincusions, Protea, Hydrangea, Brunia, Leucadenron and lots of lush foliage.  

For the reception, there were colourful table decorations.

Pincushion Scarlet ribbons and Fountain, with Pink Ice Protea, white Hydrangea were the main flowers.  There were low lights of burgundy Safari Sunset leucos,  blush coloured Hypericums, Clethra and lots of foliage.  

The table numbers were laser cut and looked fabulous sitting up above the flowers.  Twisted willow added some height with its wayward branches creating lovely lines in the space.  

The table decorations were created in wooden boxes, lime-washed to suit the blush theme.  

Photography by Katinka Smith

Stewarts Bay Lodge is a wonderful light-filled space.  

Photography by Katinka Smith

The beautiful photos by Katinka Smith really capture the light beautifully.  

I really enjoyed decorating the cake for this summer wedding. The flowers cascaded down the side from the top to the second tier.  The cake was made by Annettes Cakes, a local Tasman Peninsula cake maker.  We used flowers in keeping with the theme to create this gorgeous summery look.

Photography by Katinka Smith

It was, as always, a pleasure to provide flowers for this summery wedding.  I wish the lovely bride and groom all the very best for their future together.