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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 BridesIn shades of purples, violets, maroons, oranges and yellows, they often have veining on the petals that

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

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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 BridesSymbolising hope and a never ending future, the circle

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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 charmsStamped 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 also

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White berries are a delicate addition to a bridal bouquet. Peeping out from amongst white or creamy roses, grey or green succulents, fern fronds, they lend a touch of the unusual.Try using the white variety of Snowberry a native of North America, which produces a perfect round white berry on bare stems. Australian Natives such

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Photo by NK PhotographyMagnolias are such a stunning flower, with their big blooms and vividly coloured leaves.These very hardy plants produce a delicate looking and fragrant flower that is a delight to the senses when it blooms in the spring.  Encased in furry buds that open to a loose looking flower, the magnolia  bloom is

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I’ve featured some really gorgeous bouquets containing Australian natives recently and I’ve also spotted some beautiful ones around the web. So for all the Australian native flower lovers out there, here’s a special roundup post of beautiful Australian native flower wedding bouquets.Beautiful Australian Natives (Photo by Scott Carle Photography)Al & Donna (Photo by Melissa Jill

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Fern fronds are often not the first thing that springs to mind when you are considering the flowers for your wedding day.But ferns with their sculptural qualities can add a different touch to your floral arrangements and even your cake. On the tables consider a found item of a fallen branch with moss or lichen

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Rachel and Mike’s WeddingHydrangeas are old fashioned flowers often found in our grandmother’s gardens during our childhoods, but becoming more popular today because of their gorgeous colours. In hues of blue, mauve, pink and white with many smaller flowers forming a much larger round ‘mop-head’ they lend themselves to a variety of uses for a

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White flowers – the picture of purity, softness and simplicity. White daisies in dainty posies or by the armful – what could be fresher? Huge bouquets of white roses in voluptuous arrangements around the reception venue in glass containers. Jasmine in trailing strands in a bouquet will add perfume, and white violets in tiny vases

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I’m always on the lookout for beautiful Australian native bouquets so when I stumbled across the wedding of Hans and Anke on photographer Scott Carle’s blog I was thrilled!Not only was the wedding beautiful (the couple wed at sunrise and came all the way from Germany for an Aussie wedding) but I just love the

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In the language of flowers, carnations mean “divine love” and the carnation is truly a flower I’ve come to love. The old fashion fluffiness, the sweet, soft look to them makes them them an unexpected but brilliant choice for your wedding day.My tip? Stick to one shade and pack them tightly!L-R Real Simple, Pronovias via

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Photo by pipwildheadHow beautiful it would be to include fresh orange blossoms in your bridal bouquet or bridesmaid’s bouquets! These waxy white flowers which grow in small groups amongst the glossy green leaves of the orange tree have a citrus-y fresh scent which is sure to trail after the bride as she walks down the

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I love these fresh floral designs from Melbourne based florist Prickly Pear There is something cosy and warm about their arrangements. Their use of hatboxes, cupcakes and gorgeous ribbon makes an ordinary bunch of flowers into something really special.

Peonies are a beautiful flower, one of my favourites!- their fluffiness and limited season makes them a popular choice for many brides and rightfully so. November in Australia brings peony season! (May to June for those in the USA!)Photo from Kate Hill FlowersThe peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius who was the

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