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It’s always a treat to get a batch of images from Alicia at Form Over Function. I am a big advocate of using lots of colour (especially in your crockery) at your wedding and when Alicia gets to showcase the Form Over Function styling services she blows them away with what she comes up with!

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Isn’t this aqua and red brooch bouquet funky?! I’ve loved the idea of beautiful brooch bouquets as an alternative to flowers. Especially when using brooches special to your heart! Isabella Armstrong of Design Me Vintage is now making them in Australia! Check out  Isabella’s site for more. Photo by Design Me Vintage

With the rain that has come down this week and the sun that has struggled to peek through, I thought we needed a little piece of summer to get us through until Spring! Yellow is such a beautiful colour in a wedding bouquet. There’s calla lilies, daffodils, daisies, roses, frangipanis, orchids, sunflowers, marigolds, snapdragons, freesias,

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Autumn bouquet by Palais Floral I’m a sucker for flowers. I love their scent, I love their colour, I love the amazing, natural works of art they are. I asked some of my favourite florists last week what their take was on Autumn bouquets (which can easily to translate to winter with their rich hues)

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I adore winter I love rugging up, I love wearing my beautiful coats and boots and snuggling up with a great big mug of hot chocolate (or wine!) in front of a cosy fire. But the grey days and lack of sunshine can drive me a little nutty, Daffodils are such a beautiful flower- they

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This spectacular plant is a shrub or a small tree. In Spring its true flowers appear – these are a creamy white and fairly small. As the flowers are pollinated, the pinky red bracts emerge holding a seed. The combination of the pinky red bracts and creamy flowers in profusion amongst dull green leaves is

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These flowers are indigenous to Western Australia and are its floral emblem, but cultivars are now in gardens all over Australia. The flowers are long lasting when cut and grow on long stems. They come in sage greens, dull yellows, green and red. The buds are long and curved, often opening to reveal an entirely

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These evergreen grassy plants grow where there is sandy soil and moisture, often along coastal regions. (Have you ever seen them growing wild on the coastal plain near Lake Cathie, NSW?) The bells nod their heads on long stems and are quite thick in texture. They form from red and green buds and the hanging

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For a bit of Christmas cheer this week, we have a few short & sweet entries on the red & green Australian Natives lined up. First up- it’s the waratah! A member of the Proteaceae family, this is a large sculptural flower, whose name means, in Aboriginal, ‘seen from afar’. And that it is –

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I am so fascinated by Australian native wedding bouquets, so when Rita of Blooming Brides sent over some her latest Australian native flower creations, I wanted to share them with you! Australian natives are a beautiful choice for wedding flowers- there are so many rich, earthy colours and unusual textures. King Protea with David Austin

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Endemic to Australia these gorgeous creamy white flowers are a stunning addition to a wedding bouquet. Tara and Andrew (Photo by Jennifer Stocks Photography) They have a daisy like form and a raised textured centre of sage green to creamy yellow green. Each petal feels soft to the touch like flannel and are tipped in

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Pansies have an old fashioned feel about them, but who can resist their dear little faces peeking up at you with their vibrant colours and markings. Victorian greeting cards often featured pansies, which meant ’thinking of you’. Pansies from Brides In shades of purples, violets, maroons, oranges and yellows, they often have veining on the

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‘ Succulent bouquet photo by NK Photography With the dry weather, succulents are ‘today’s’ plant. Their fleshy leaves and lovely varied colours will enhance any table setting. Photo by One Love Photo The rosettes of Aeoniums are coloured a deep purple. Echeverias are small rosettes of grey ‘leaves’ sometimes with a dusty pink tinge in

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A pretty way to add decoration to a door, wall, chair or even fireplace at your wedding venue is to use a wreath. There are so many beautiful and different wreaths that can reflect the personality of your wedding. Wreath from Martha Stewart Weddings, Wreath from Brides Symbolising hope and a never ending future, the

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I always love checking out what’s new on Paloma’s Nest on Etsy. The creative crafter Caroline has just returned from a break with the sweetest bouquet charms Stamped with a sweet church, I Do and your wedding year, the charm would make such a nice addition to your wedding bouquet. With the blue twine it

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