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Flower Wisdom

The power of flowers lies in their ability to bring joy, take our breath away with their beauty, and in the moments of silence as we take in the perfection of a single bloom, smell their perfume or admire a lush arrangement created with an artist’s eye for beauty. Catherine of Gathered Floral has a

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We love nothing more than acknowledging the seasons around the offices of Polka Dot Bride, and this beautiful Autumn shoot from this team brought to life beautiful Autumnal beauty in the most flower-filled ways! Catherine of Gathered Floral is going to talk us through!The shoot took place on a warm Autumn day at The Secret Garden, Southern

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Can you catch the vibe? Enthusiastic, innovative and always willing to go the extra mile – that’s Gillian Pollard. Knee deep in flowers and creating beautiful things, Gillian and her team find the joy in adding a bit of this and a bit of that for wild arrangements that are just as Nature would have

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Flowers have the power to surprise and delight and there are very few brides who don’t exclaim in awe over the flowers their florist presents them with on their wedding day. Alexandra of FIR Floral Design is a person who understands the power of flowers, leaves, seeds and pods put together in unexpected combinations, that quite

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Image supplied by Melissa DebruyneMelissa Debruyne from Flowers with Elegance sits down to talk with us about how flowers endlessly inspire her and how no two flower arrangements are the same, and why that’s a beautiful thing!Image by Lawrence James PhotographyHow do you express your creative style in your work? I have always loved playing

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Beautiful design whether it’s in furniture or in flowers always catches your eye and Cat of Woods & Bloom is all about the beauty of the design of your wedding botanicals. Whether it’s adding an extra twig, or subtracting that flower stem, Cat uses her well trained eye to create stunning works of art through

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Image by Sabine Legrand PhotographyYour wedding venue and the time of year of your wedding greatly influence the decor and style of the event – from your choice of dress right through to your flower bouquet. Today, the lovely Victoria Cleary, Head Flower Queen, at The Gathering Florist is inspiring us with five beautiful bouquets

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While we absolutely love a beautiful winter wedding here at Polka Dot Bride, we are ready for some sun and all of the colour it brings to our worlds. Just in time for peak wedding season Down Under, we asked the lovely ladies at Gillian Pollard to let us know what their favourite styling trends

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Image by Jane and Jones Flower Co This week on Behind the Door I’m visiting two ladies who love everything growing and green; Claire and Sammy from Jane and Jones Flower Co. Claire and Sammy are two best friends with a passion for the joy flowers can bring to both the everyday and special events

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Chic Rustique is a wedding planning, styling, florist and hire service all rolled into one business. You would think that would be rather a challenge for one person, but Miriam thrives on creating stunning events – whether they be a wedding or other celebration. Each bridal couple has their own story and Miriam is able

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If you’ve been a long time reader of Polka Dot Bride, you’ll know that we just love our flowers around here. Basia of Basia Puchalski Floral Design designs everything from bouquets to garlands and flower crowns for your wedding using market fresh blooms and foliage. One of the nicest things about your wedding day is

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The exciting thing about creative people is that there is no limit to their imagination. You just have to plant the seed of an idea and they are able to build on it and present to you something that is beyond your wildest dreams. Good Grace & Humour is the brain child of Meghan, a

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Penny of Down The Garden Path Botanical Studio loves to create ‘wild and whimsical design’ letting nature do the talking. And talk it does – with blooms at the point of perfection, greenery spilling in seeming disarray from the arrangement, and colours and shapes in harmony. A lot of us see a bunch of flowers

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In the Polka Dot offices we just adore flowers and anything botanical so when we interviewed Grace of Floretta recently we delighted in the images she provided of her gorgeous arrangements. When someone just ‘sees’ in their mind’s eye all the possibilities that await – never torturing the blooms into position, letting the botanicals cascade

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Winter is a magical time of year for a wedding. The theme  “just picked from the garden” style has been popular with brides throughout 2016, and this gorgeous trend doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere for the next year or so!Wintertime calls for foliage and branches. Some of our favourites include curly willow, ivy berry,

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