Today’s board is a request from a little while ago- a colour palette of chocolate brown, grey, pale blue & cream. I took an urban edge to this board, inspired by the picture of Keira Knightley and then added a feminine touch.
Brisbane brides! We certainly don’t feature enough flowers on the blog but today, Roberta from Green and Bloom has offered up a fantastic prize for our Sunshine State readers!
Green and Bloom is a Brisbane bridal florist dedicated to providing young, innovative and fresh floral arrangements for weddings. Owner Roberta has a background in floristry, design, town planning and art and combines her knowledge to understand a couple’s vision for their wedding day.
The prize includes one hand-tied bridal posy, two bridesmaids posies, and three buttonholes to the value of $450.00. The flowers will be a selection of in-season blooms and textured foliage to suit the brides theme and colours. All bouquets will be bound in satin ribbon and finished with pearlised pins. Green and Bloom will work with you to understand your bridal style and create floral arrangements, which will suit the style of your wedding.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this entry and let us know your wedding date and tell us the most creative touch you are planning for your big day!
Competition closes Tuesday 13th of April at 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Prize must be redeemed between 1st October 2010 – 30th April 2011. Winner must be marrying within the Brisbane city area, Queensland area. Prize does not include delivery. Winner must be aged over 18. The prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. If additional flowers are required for the winners wedding, the winner will be required to pay for each additional items as quoted by Green and Bloom Flowers, and the applicable setup fees for ceremony and reception flowers.
I love, love, love at home weddings. A lot like I love barn weddings or really any wedding where there’s a heartfelt connection to the venue. Luckily for Lucie and Cameron, their venue was completely stunning and such a perfect choice for their garden & butterfly inspired celebration.
Having family around them made Lucie and Cameron really appreciate their day. “The whole week of the wedding was special; we had all our family stay together in my parent’s house and celebrated every moment. There was so much laughter and frivolity I think we all forgot there was a wedding to prepare for!”
Events In Tents provided the marquee and hung paper lanterns for the reception which was held on the back lawn overlooking the dam.
Lucie’s design skills were put to good use during the reception. “I designed and made butterfly name tags for the reception which sat on each person’s wine glass. One of my favourite wedding details was the lolly table in the reception marquee. We filled glass jars with red, white and pink lollies and made paper bags tied with ribbon with a tag which read “please fill me with sweet treats from the lolly table”. The guests loved a bit of a sugar fix while on the dance floor later that night!”
Luci says of her wedding cake, “The cupcakes were one of my favourite wedding details. Being a huge fan of cupcakes, choosing the type of cake was easy. Cake Star made them to reflect the theme with pink and red flowers, butterflies and cherries. They were delivered during the afternoon before the ceremony and I wasn’t allowed to see them whilst getting ready. It almost killed me, I was dying to see the cakes!
The first time I saw them was when I walked into the reception marquee, all I could do was smile…they looked amazing! And they were delicious too, chocolate, lavender and rose flavours…wow! One of my favourite memories is of after the wedding, sitting in the pool with all the family until the early hours of the morning, eating cup cakes and talking about what an amazing night it had been.”
The wedding celebration was full of love and laughter, Lucie says “The attention to detail made the event particularly special and personal. We were keen to have a wedding that reflected our personalities and felt relaxed and intimate. My parent’s garden was the perfect venue, it felt so personal and touching. It was also fantastic to be able to share one of our favourite places with all our favourite people.”
Thank you Lucie and Cameron for sharing the celebration of your marriage with us! Congratulations! Thank you also to Todd Hunter McGaw for sharing the beautiful photos with us today!
I have such a divine wedding for you today full of beautiful, heartfelt details. If you love butterflies, you’re going to love today’s wedding!
Lucie and Cameron met whilst sharing a house in their hometown of Sydney. They chose to marry in Queensland, close to their families.
Lucie says, “The wedding was held in January in the beautiful garden of my parent’s home in Pullenvale, a suburb of Brisbane. Their home is very special to us and we have many happy memories of time spent there. Cameron and I are both very close to our families so it was wonderful to have an intimate wedding at home that reflected that. We are also both very much into nature so a garden wedding seemed appropriate.
The property is called Booroondah and has a lovely old “Queenslander” house set in a beautiful garden. The ceremony was held on the back lawn overlooking the dam. Following the ceremony, the guests celebrated with champagne and canapés before moving to the reception in a clear marquee filled with red and pink lanterns.”
Being an illustrator and designer, Lucie created most of the details herself. “It was important to me to make the wedding as personal as possible by reflecting my creative side. As the wedding was held in a garden I themed everything with butterflies, birds, bees and flowers (anything garden-y). The colour theme was red, pink and purple as I love bright colours and those are such passionate colours.”
Lucie’s dress was made by Bernadette Green Couture and was hand painted with butterflies by Lucie. She carried a bouquet of purple orchids. Lucie says “My wonderful bridesmaids and I arranged all of the flowers ourselves and had the best time in the process. It was really worth going to the trouble to do things like that ourselves as everyone got to share special moments and it felt as though we had all contributed to the making of the wedding.”
Lucie made the groom, best man and both father’s boutonnieres using vintage millinery flowers and hand made insects. Both bridesmaids and both mothers also wore wrist corsages made from feather butterflies, so every important person in the ceremony wore an insect of some kind.
Lucie says of photographer Todd “As we live in Sydney most of the wedding planning was done online. Cameron and I really wanted wedding photos that were interesting, natural and reflected our personalities. As soon as I found Todd’s web site I stopped looking, his style was perfect. The photos are so beautiful and really make you feel as though you were there. We feel so lucky to have had Todd photograph the wedding, what wonderful memories he’s captured.”
Lucie says “I walked down the aisle to a flamenco version of the bridal waltz which was played on a guitar by the very talented Brisbane musician Cameron Ford. It was so relaxed and romantic and suited the garden setting perfectly.” Red and purple lanterns hung from trees overhead and little butterflies decorated the chairs.
Lucie says of the wedding ceremony “The most touching moment for me was when were said our vows, we had written them ourselves and, as a result they meant so much to us. We both choked up with tears in the same section.”
Check back this afternoon for Lucie and Cameron’s gorgeous reception!