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Ten Flower Crown Workshops For Your Hens Party

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I have a soft spot for a beautiful flower crown and as the time comes to plan pre-wedding parties, I love the idea of gathering together with your favourite people, a glass of champagne to craft up the most beautiful of floral wreaths. Today I’ve found my favourites and a top list for you of ten flower crown workshops for your hens party!

Green and Bloom, Brisbane

Brisbane flower crown workshop

We know Green and Bloom, are the crème of the crop when it comes to beautiful wedding floral, so the chance to play with flowers under her guidance? That’s my idea of a good time! Roberta travels all over Brisbane with her blooms, wire, tape, scissors and ribbon ready to help you craft up the most beautiful of flower crowns for your favourite ladies.

Jane & Jones Floral Co, Sydney

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Jane & Jones Flower Co create all kinds fo floral workshops for private parties. From creating bouquets and arrangements to our favourite- flower crowns! With their talent in tow, Jane & Jones Flower Co come to you with supplies, flowers and plenty of tips and tricks for an afternoon of fun.

Under the Ivy, Melbourne

Melbourne floral crown workshops

Melbourne floral talents Under the Ivy will whip up a floral frenzy with you and their floral crown workshop offerings. The team come to you with flowers and tools and work with you to create beautiful flower crowns featuring seasonal blooms. They even have special flower crown kits you can buy!

The Gathering Florist, Melbourne

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The Gathering Florist is all about teaching you to create something beautiful. Floral designer Victoria leads groups of whatever size you please through the art of creating a beautiful floral crown. Beautiful with bold colours or subtle and chic- this is an event to have fun with!

Down The Garden Path, Sydney

Floral crown workshop

Designed for an afternoon of girly fun, Down The Garden Path, will arrive at your venue with buckets of blooms, beautiful vintage ribbons, and plenty of greenery, While you pop the champagne, the team will work with you create the most beautiful flower crowns for your party.

Healthy Luxe Hens – Sydney

The Well Nest Flower Crown Workshop

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With a theme of creating healthy and luxurious hens days, it’s no wonder that flower crown workshops  is one the services offered list of Healthy Luxe Hens. The Sydney business serves up fresh juices as they help you create your own flower crowns and even offer a photographer to capture the moments!

Oh Flora, Sydney

Sydney flower crown workshops

The team at Oh Flora, are old hands at workshops (they teach everything from creating beautiful Autumn centrepieces to Spring bouquets) but of course, their floral crown workshop is what we’re here for! Floral designer Tanya supplies flowers and all the tools you’ll need – including beautiful ribbon. All you need is your favourite people and of course, a dash of champagne!

Bella in Bloom, Adelaide

Adelaide flower corwn workshops

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South Australians rejoice for Bella in Bloom  will come to you anywhere in Adelaide for an hour of floral crown creating! The team will supply plenty of foliage and blooms, all you need is the space to create!

Primula Floral Styling, Brisbane

Brisbane flower crown workshops

From Brisbane to Byron Bay, Primula Floral Styling is just the ticket for a girl’s weekend, complete with flowers! The team will organise everything from the flowers to the catering (they mention cheese and bubbles of course!) making the experience truly stress free!

Eden The Flower Shop. Gold Coast

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Located on the Gold Coast, Eden The Flower Shop, the Eden girls will come to you with fresh flowers, tools materials and of course beautiful ribbon! All you need is the bubbles and friends to turn your day into a mass of brightly coloued beautiful floral adornments.

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Jess & Matt’s Decadent Country Wedding

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Jess & Matt

There are not many couples who can say that the DIY for their wedding involved having an incredibly hands on role in restoring their entire wedding venue, but for Jess and Matt, who held their decadent country wedding at Tanglewood Estate which is owned by the groom’s parents, the gorgeous property tied in perfectly with their theme of a modern, rustic wedding. Jeremy Blincoe (business partner of Emma McEvoy) captured their day on this amazing country estate.

Jess and Matt met early on in high school, on the Mornington Peninsula, and have been together ever since. Jess gushes, “I am so thankful I met him at school all those years ago!”

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Of her gown, Jess tells, “I don’t wear dresses very often, and for my wedding dress I didn’t want anything too over the top. I had always liked lace, and I found the perfect simple dress that I loved. I believe it was the second shop I tried a dress on in, and I instantly knew it was the one.” The bride’s stunning wedding dress was Luci Di Bella.

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“Matt wanted something a little different to the standard black or grey suit. He was hooked on the colour blue, and as soon as he saw the suits at Mickey Blue, it was as simple as that for him and his groomsmen. Blue also seemed to work really well with the navy blue bridesmaid dresses from Zimmerman.


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The couple remember a fun detail about their day. “We had the groomsmen drive to the ceremony around the dam in an old Ford F100 ute, which they sat in the back of. The ute was then driven over to the reception and was filled with ice and refreshments!” 
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The ceremony and reception were both held at Tanglewood Estate. “We had the ceremony on the grounds overlooking the dam with the bay in the background,” tells Jess. “We were super lucky to be the first wedding to be held there since they’ve taken it over. Something very special indeed. It is definitely one of the most beautiful, diverse venues on The Mornington Peninsula. To be surrounded by bushland, and to also have gorgeous views of Port Philip Bay is truly something spectacular!”
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The ceremony was held in front of the dam which overlooks the bay by a huge gumtree, which was covered in amazing floral arrangements by Poppy Culture. “Our amazing floral tree was a stunning detail we absolutely adored. It added something truly unique and beautiful to our ceremony,” tells the bride.

“We had beautiful timber church pews for our guests to sit on, and I chose to walk down the aisle to “For You” by Angus and Julia Stone. It always sends shivers down our spines. We wanted the ceremony to feel very relaxed and casual, so being out in nature was the best way to achieve that atmosphere, and it was perfect.”

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Of their photographer, Jess explains, “Our photographer, Jeremy Blincoe, is the business partner of my sister-in-law. She couldn’t shoot our wedding, because she was in our bridal party but Jeremy was amazing. He really is a genius in what he does. He knew all the right angles and the best locations for each photo. We really don’t enjoy having our photo taken, but he made us feel very relaxed and comfortable!”

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Jess remembers, “We took some photographs in a gorgeous vintage paddle boat on the dam. It all went well until we started paddling back to land and realised it had started leaking!! I have never gotten off a boat faster in my life!” The amazing floral decor on the boat, and the opulent bouquets were also created by Poppy Culture.

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Emma McEvoy

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Their reception was held inside The Winery, which the bride said was just beautiful – the perfect mix of rustic and contemporary. “We had been helping out a lot with the whole renovation of the estate  to get it ready in time for our wedding, so we kind of feel like the whole thing has been very DIY, which is extra special. That was something Matt’s father said in his speech actually, that not many couples could say that they were actually involved in helping to build their own wedding venue!”

Tanglewood Estate Reception Venue

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The incredible cake was made for the couple by Miss Ladybird Cakes, and the favours were delicious doughnuts by Doughboys Melbourne.

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“We chose Lana del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” for our first dance together as husband and wife. We really should have practiced our first dance, as we had no idea what we were doing, but it was so much fun and so typical of us!”

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The fabulous Rachael Mary Films captured the beautiful wedding film for the couple.

Congratulations Jess and Matt! We just adore your wedding, and thank you for sharing it with us. Also thank you to Jeremy Blincoe and Emma McEvoy for sharing Jess and Matt’s day with us.

Photographer: Jeremy Blincoe / Photographer: Emma McEvoy / Videographer: Rachael Mary Films / Bride’s Dress: Luci Di Bella / Bride’s Shoes: Nine West / Bride’s Jewellery: Von Tresko / Groom’s Attire: Mickey Blue / Groomsmen Attire: Mickey Blue / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmerman / Bridesmaid Accessories: Samantha Wills / Hairstylist: Blisque Salon / Makeup Artist: Brooke Sutherland / Flowers: Poppy Culture / Invitations & Stationery: Ink Hearts Paper / Ceremony Venue: Tanglewood Estate / Ceremony Hire Items: Tanglewood Estate / Ceremony Officiant: Matthew Derrick / Reception Venue: Tanglewood Estate / Band: Baker Boys Band / Favors: Doughboys Melbourne / Catering: Moreish Catering / Wedding Cake: Miss Lady Bird Cakes

Deborah & Rob’s Romantic Montsalvat Wedding

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Deborah & Rob

This wedding seems almost as if it was taken from the pages of a whimsical story book. Deborah and Rob wanted their day to have a rustic feel to it, while still having an aspect of elegance, as well quite a large amount of DIY. The result is their romantic Montsalvat wedding, perfectly captured by Love is Sweet Photography.

Deborah and Rob are high school sweethearts, and the bride tells the story of how she and her groom met, “We originally didn’t notice each other in our first year of high school, until a mutual friend introduced us. I would say it began like any other 14 year old relationship. The boy teasing the girl, too afraid to say he liked her, and the girl thinking, “Why doesn’t he leave me alone??”. Rob was pretty persistent, and I’m glad he never gave up, because since then we have been inseparable. We are fortunate to say that we have shared many milestones growing up together, as individuals and as a unit. We are both very lucky to be able to say that we not only fell in love with our best friend, but have our happily ever after.”

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Deborah chose her wedding gown from Raffaele Ciuca, and she remembers her experience finding the perfect dress. “I thought wedding dress shopping was going to be harder than what it actually was. It only took two days, and it was the first shop I went to, and the second dress I tried on. The gown was just stunning, the style was like a Great Gatsby dress with a sheer, high neck line, flowing skirt and sparkles all over when the light hit it. It was perfect for the style I was going for.”
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“All stationery and invitations were collaborated by myself with a friend. I was lucky enough that my friend had a machine that could burn print onto the wood pieces that we sourced for our invitations. I was so in love with our invitations –  they turned out amazingly!! All our family and friends were constantly telling us that they didn’t even want to open them because of how beautifully they were wrapped and presented!”

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Deborah chose to walk down the aisle to the original mix of “Jubel” by Klingande. Deborah remembers, “Our ceremony was everything we could have asked for – very intimate and warm. To have our closest family and friends attending was so special to Rob and I, and for them to witness and share this moment with us was incredible. When we began to plan our ceremony it was very important to me to be able to include my El Salvadorian background, with having traditional nuptial blessings such as the Lasso and Las Arras ceremony.”

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The amazing pastel bouquets and florals were created by Strathmore Flowers.

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The couple chose Montsalvat in Eltham for their wedding ceremony. “When Rob and I went looking for venues we had a set criteria that we were looking for, one for the ceremony and another for the reception. With both it was hard not to fall in love with what each venue offered. For the ceremony, Montsalvat, with its incredible buildings, gardens and peacocks roaming the grounds, it provided the prefect place to have our nuptials ,and backdrop for our wedding photos.”
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The photographer you choose to capture your day is an incredibly important decision, and Deborah gushes about Nada, their photographer. “Choosing a photographer is very important, and we chose Love is Sweet Photography and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Nada is amazing!! She is very calm and very experienced. When I look back at our wedding photos, it views as a story book of images from the day, leaving nothing un-captured.”Roomba's Mt AitkenRomantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1404Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1407 Eiffel Tower CakesRomantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1286

“We chose to DIY a number of items at our weddings. For our wedding favours we made the cement planters and painted them, but also months before the wedding we went around to Rob’s grandparent’s and picked different types of succulents that we could grow to later plant in the planters we made. We also made a few more for our reception decorations. We made our place cards for the tables, and our seating chart.”Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1405Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1406Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1290Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1316Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1292Romantic Montsalvat Wedding20141206_1295

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“Our first dance as husband and wife was definitely something to remember. We chose John Legend’s “All Of Me”. It is just a beautiful song, and speaks volumes to Rob and I about becoming a unit, and of love for one another.”

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“Our wedding day was really relaxed, really fun and totally unforgettable! Looking back on our day, we wouldn’t have changed anything. It was everything we dreamed of and more. It was amazing to be able to celebrate our relationship with our closest family and friends.”

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Congratulations Deborah and Rob, and thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding with us! Thank you to Love is Sweet Photography for today’s lovely wedding!

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Photographer: Love is Sweet Photography / Bride’s Dress: Raffaele Cuica / Groom’s Attire: Menz Club / Groomsmen Attire: Menz Club / Bridesmaid Dresses: Thurley / Flowers: Strathmore Flowers / Hairstylist: Private Vendor / Makeup Artist: Private Vendor / Ceremony Venue: Montsalvat / Ceremony Officiant: Priest / Reception Venue: Roombas / Wedding Cake: Eiffel Tower / Transport: Night Owl Limos

Sarah & Sean’s Intimate Modern Montville Wedding

by | Australia - Queensland, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Sarah & Sean

I am the first to admit I fell head over heels for Sarah and Sean’s wedding. The rainy waterside ceremony, the bride’s gorgeous black and white look, the sweet restaurant reception, the beautiful blooms. It’s all mixed in with the sweetest of stories and the beautiful photographs captured by Lara and Susie Photography .

Sarah fills us in with the story of how she and Sean came to be. “Sean and I met in the kitchen! I had recently just moved and didn’t know a soul. So to meet some new people I moved into a share house with 3 complete strangers. Sean came over to “have Chinese with a mate” aka suss out the new girl! He was in the kitchen doing the dishes (which he still does nearly every night!) and we spoke for ages… well mainly I spoke because he had a never ending line of questions for me! We got to see each other again only a short while later when he came to a party at the share house.

We were inseparable that night and watched the sun come up in the back yard lying on a deflated alcohol coated jumping castle talking about anything and everything. He asked me on a date the night after the party to which I actually declined! But bless his cotton socks, he didn’t give up!

For the next 12 months, he made sure to stay out of the friend zone and made his intentions clear to me and to anyone else who would listen and some that wouldn’t! 12 months in and I finally realised what an amazing man he was! We started out the relationship with a one-month backpacking trip through Europe and as they say, the rest is history!”

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“To be honest, I was blown away by every vendor we came across and used! From Shirley at Diamonds International Chermside who made it a breeze designing an absolutely stunning engagement ring and wedding band, to my extremely talented makeup artist Sam who listened to us girls and made us all feel beautiful! Not to mention Wendy the florist! The photos speak for themselves as to how absolutely stunning those flowers really were!”

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Sarah chose a skirt and veil by Nancy Khau Boutique  and added a black long sleeve top from Missguided. She explains, “My mum, sisters, cousin, best friend and now Mother in Law went to countless wedding dress stores and tried on so many beautiful gowns and I just never had ‘that moment’. After much deliberation, I finally decided I wanted a two piece, enter Nancy Khau Boutique. She made me a stunning skirt that fit like a glove and during one of the fittings I tried the skirt on with my favourite trusty black t-shirt and there was my moment! I felt so comfortable and so “me”. It actually took me a while to be ok with the idea of wearing something that wasn’t traditional!

For a while, I got caught up in doing what I thought I was expected to do for a wedding. But I just couldn’t stop thinking about the skirt with a black top! I ended up finding the perfect cropped, off the shoulder black top online and then at the last minute Nancy made my exquisite lace trimmed veil. I’m so thankful I wore what I wanted and what I felt comfortable in, and not what I thought I “should” wear.”

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“It was pretty special to have a ‘first look’ with both Mum and Dad. I had decided to keep the fact that I was wearing a black and white outfit a secret from my mum (which was tough) so it was lovely to finally show her on the day!”

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Sarah and Sean chose Secrets on the Lake for their ceremony. Sarah remarks, “We had our ceremony at Secrets on the Lake Montville and it was absolutely beautiful! They offer a great DIY package for small intimate weddings were you are literally left to do as you please with their helpful staff there if needed. The actual location is STUNNING! Their gardens are impeccably manicured and are right on the banks of the Lake Baroon Pocket Dam. From the moment Sean and I set foot into the gardens, we knew it’s where we were going to get married!”

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Sarah walked down the aisle to “First Day” by Mark Wilkinson.

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Mary Bruce officiated the ceremony. “We wanted our ceremony to be simple and to be relaxed, and Mary made sure of that! Because we had only ten guests in total Mary was able to make our ceremony so personal and intimate where each person was acknowledged for the part they played in our life and our relationship. We laughed, mostly at each other and a few tears were shed, it was honestly amazing! I randomly came across a reading online and Sean and I adored it, it was called “Marriage is not beautiful”. It was very raw and honest.”

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“The most important part of the day to us was the vows and promises that we made to each other. We wrote our own vows and it was a truly special moment to exchange such personal promises to each other in front of our immediate family. I’m still thankful that Sean promised in his vows to kill every spider for me! Another special detail we included with the help of Mary was a ring blessing. Because it was such an intimate ceremony we asked each of our family members to hold our rings and put their positive thoughts, well wishes and love into them.”

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Of their photographer, Sarah gushes, “Lara was sensational and we honestly could not have imagined having anyone but her there on the day! She turned up early, stayed late and joined in on our jokes! We love that she captured some of those epic shoots which show the beautiful scenery but most of all we are so thankful that she captured the real unplanned moments, the ugly tears, the nerves, those looks, the hugs and hand shakes and ALL of those belly full, mouth open, eye squinting, nose crinkling laughs. I know it sounds corny but she really captured everyone the way we know and love them!”

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Guests enjoyed lawn games in the garden before the ceremony, the bride remembering, “We use to play bocce it at Christmas when I was a kid and in our family we have a rule that everyone has to throw the bocce balls the same way as the person who goes first even if that means backwards and through your legs.”

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Guets gathered for dinner at Gypsy’s Table . Sarah remembers,  “I don’t think I can express in words just how amazing this restaurant is. Sean and I dined here two nights in a row the weekend we were engaged and we couldn’t wait to go back! Leesa the chef/owner is an amazing women. She cooks with seasonal, local produce, she personally goes to the farms, picks her own herbs and spices from the dirt, stops and has tea every week with the old mushroom farmer and puts so much care and attention into her meals! We had a feast! There was no better way to celebrate the beginning of our marriage then sharing an amazing meal with our loved ones!”

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“Sean and I decided to keep things as simple, real and casual as possible. This meant that at no time did we ever feel stressed about anything, at all! We kept our ‘planning’ to a complete minimum and it meant we were really able to focus on what was important, each other! ”

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Sarah and Sean, thank you so much for allowing us to share your day! A big thank you also to Lara and Susie Photography for sharing this gorgeous celebration!

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Photographer: Lara and Susie Photography / Bride's Skirt: Nancy Khau Boutique / Bride's Top: Missguided / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Nancy Khau Boutique / Bride’s Veil/Hair Accessories: Crazy Teapot / Bride's Belt: Forever New / Bride’s Shoes: Novo / Groom’s Attire: Tarocash / Hairstylist: Samantha Kate Makeup Artist / Makeup Artist: Samantha Kate Makeup Artist / Floral: Wendy's Flower and Event Hire / Ceremony Venue: Secrets on the Lake / Ceremony Officiant: Mary Bruce / Reception Venue: Gypsy's Table / Wedding Rings: Diamonds International Chermside
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