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Flower Wisdom

Flowers are one of my absolute favourite parts of a wedding, so I’m always very excited to pick the brains of the talented florists we have working in the wedding industry! Today, Jade McIntosh of Jade McIntosh Flowers fills us in on what it’s like to create wedding florals, where she finds inspiration, what flowers

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Ohhh, can’t you just smell the gorgeous florals in today’s Expert Interview? It’s always a pleasure to chat to and see the incredible work of creative and talented vendors, such as Adrienne Burford-Orr of Gertrude Jekyll Flower Studio. This flower studio prides themselves on providing bridal couples with unique wedding florals. They bring passion and

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Wouldn’t it be the dream to work surrounded by beautiful flowers all day? Victoria Whitelaw of Victoria Whitelaw Beautiful Flowers has been living that dream for over three decades now, and is passionate about creating weddings with style, elegance and individuality. Victoria and her team work to make their clients’ visions a reality and have

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Image by Samuel White Photo, Floral Design by Nunu DesignsWhat is your favourite in season bloom this spring? Nunu Designs: So hard to chose just one! Ranunculus and Sweet pea. And for later in spring Peonies and Dahlias.Basia Puchalski: Ranunculus, Lilac and Blushing bride followed by the Peony which appears only in November.Jade McIntosh Flowers: I love

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Image by Brent LukeyA botanical boutonniere will always add the finishing touches to the groom’s attire, with a well thought out design not only tying together the bridal party but also complementing the overall wedding style.Here are a few things to consider when choosing the blooms for the grooms.1. Creating everlasting memories The scent of

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Image by Floral By Nature The whole concept of a bride carrying flowers is rooted in ancient symbolism and a little bit of practicality. Flowers were used to ward off evil spirits or signify fidelity, fertility and a long happy life. They were also carried to disguise body odour… nice!Traditionally, flowers used in the bouquet consisted of

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Image by Leon SchootsWhilst most people have heard of the likes of the paddock-to-plate ‘slow food’ movement, fair-trade coffee and slow fashion, fewer have stopped to think about where their flowers come from and how they’re grown. Sustainability, provenance and ethics apply to flowers too and in this article you’ll get some tips on how

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Image by All Grown Up Weddings We are naturally drawn to watching the seasons and noticing the changes all around us. Autumn’s signpost can be found all around, in every leaf and flower. From the stunning autumn blaze/burgundy/mustard colours we will see in our trees, consider the other subtler changes… some leaves just show a tiny

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Bouquet designed by Rose and Bud. Image thanks to Kate Drennan PhotographyBridal bouquets to your wedding flowers are like Professor Xavier to the X-men. The leading commander who ties together an impressive troupe of heroes across the Marvel Universe. And for those of you willing to indulge this analogy a while longer, Spiderman is a hanging installation (for

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Bouquet designed by Katie Cooper Floral Design. Photo thanks to Love her Photography.One thing’s for sure, I like my bouquets BIG! So if you like Fox and Rabbit bouquet designs and want to book us for your wedding day, then believe it baby you’re getting something solid. Larger bouquets are really fun to build. They can

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Image via Jemma KeechRiverdale Farm share a behind-the-scenes insight into preparing for autumn florals and designing with the best floral material the season has to offer. Be inspired for your autumn wedding flowers below…Images via Jemma KeechMother and daughter team – Helen and Abbey Leighton of Riverdale Farm in Albany on the south coast of Western Australia

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With our Autumn Issue in full swing, there is so much to love about and endless beauty in using autumn hues and seasonal blooms. Here, our lovely friend Catherine of Gathered Floral showcases, not only her incredible talent and work with flowers, but how to accentuate palette, mood and ultimately create the most charming floral setting

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Image by I Got You Babe WeddingsSo you’re getting married. Congrats! Hands up if you’ve got approximately 5000 screen shots on your phone, dozens of “saved” posts on the gram and a Pinterest board that goes for days? Don’t worry, friends. You’re not alone!But what happens now? Or more importantly, where on earth do you

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Over the past few years in the wedding industry I have seen the popularity of incorporating native flowers rise substantially. As a native flower lover I find this really exciting, and best of all it’s more than just another ‘trend’.The majority of my clients want to incorporate native florals into their wedding because it is

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Image By The White TreeWe all imagine ourselves carrying one down the aisle on the most special day of our lives, but what does it actually take to make a bouquet? How much should you spend? How do you find the florist that’s the peony to your bouquet (i.e your perfect floral match), to help

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