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Flower Wisdom

We love beautiful flowers and foliage, and at this time of the year with the vibrant autumn colours and the crisp air, we rejoice in the changes the season brings to the parks and gardens in our neighbourhood. So going to the flower markets and seeing what the change of seasons brings – from the

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 Flowers are a love of mine – the smells, the colour, the shapes – and being able to create ‘art’ by fashioning them into beautiful loose arrangements is a pleasure. So to see Jennie of Merci Bouquet surrounded by blooms with a flower crown in her hair makes me smile. Her natural affinity with nature

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Modest Miniature Roses, Freesias and Baby’s Breath. Photography by Anitra Keogh Let’s face it when it comes to weddings you want to have your dream day… but it all comes at a price. Here’s some of our advice on what to think about when choosing flowers and how to make your budget for flowers go

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Wedding Flowers are a very important part of the wedding day. They bring the whole picture together with colour and style as well as providing sweet scents to whisk through the air on your day.I am currently in the process of choosing my bouquet for my up coming wedding and thought I would share some

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 We welcome Jane from Floreat Floral Design today. Surrounding yourself with the colours and scents of blooms everyday would surely be one of life’s great pleasures wouldn’t it? There is an uncomplicated and unstructured quality to Jane’s floral pieces that is so appealing and stylish for today’s bride. Let’s see what makes Jane tick…..I would

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PEACH was definitely the colour of 2012! This was the most requested colour by all my brides. And it is looking like its success could carry on to 2013. Peach is a nice alternative to pastel pinks and mauves and is a great 70’s revival.Image by Photography By NadeanImage by Daniel Griffiths PhotographyImages by Justine

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Have you followed us on Instagram yet (username polkadotbride) ? Instagram is one of my favourite places to hang out on weekends during Spring & summer because my gosh, do I see some beautiful work from wedding vendors! I particularly love following Fox & Rabbit who creates the most beautiful floral arrangements! Based out of

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The gorgeous Sydney florist Justine Rose has always amazed me with her big, wonderful and wild floral designs. She has so much fun and creates such fun bouquets, floral arrangements and styling elements for weddings that I am just delighted to welcome her to Polka Dot Wisdom today as our flower expert!Please introduce yourself to

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All things vintage the quintessential Flos Florum Bridal bouquetBy the time summer is on our doorstep traditional field grown Garden Roses enjoying the late spring sunshine and tease of summer warmth make a welcome appearance for the full, flouncy and perfectly pretty November brides. And as December creeps closer to the start of the New Year

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Having blue flowers as part of your ceremony is a totally cute way of incorporating the ‘something blue’ into your wedding. As a lover of all things Mother Nature created, I would advise steering clear of any un-naturally blue coloured flowers They may have the colour, but there is just something off about them! You

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Eclectic mix of succulents, sedum, hydrangea, roses and bouvaridaIn those years when we are graced with an “Indian summer,” early Autumn brides will still have the pick of those gorgeous summer blooms with varieties such as Dahlias and Garden roses enjoying the last rays of sunshine and warm evenings. Fun lemons and yellow Garden Roses

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If there’s one aspect of weddings we love here at Polka Dot Bride, it’s flowers. There’s something about the gorgeous colours and shapes and then there’s the perfume – such beauty in one little bundle. Lucky Sydney-siders have this creative florist right on their doorstep!  So without further ado, we are thrilled to introduce you

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A bright white bouquet can be almost as fresh and stunning as the bride holding it. White florals throughout the reception give that undoubtedly ‘Big Day’ feel and never go out of style! Here’s a collection of my favourite arrangements in white!Images by SugarLove Weddings Photography Ms Gingham says: Classic, fresh and so romantic! Love this

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We all know how popular the use of mason jars as flower vases is at the moment. They give that rustic feel and can be used to display not just flowers but candles, lollies and anything else that takes your fancy! Collecting an assortment of mason jars is as simple as keeping the jam jar

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Delicate winter blooms of Baby’s Breath, miniature Roses and Freesias / Photography by Anitra KeoghThe cold weather shouldn’t put brides off winter weddings. Rich colours and texture delight cool winter days and warm up winter evenings. Like these Tulips. Roses and Sweet Peas in warm winter reds. Another Flos favourite are Cymbidium Orchids, wonderful throughout

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