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Flower Wisdom

Classic and elegant, white peonies with miniature rosesWhen thinking about your wedding flowers it’s often suggested that you look to what’s in season as this not only provides you with the best quality and reliabiltiy for your special day but can work out better on the purse strings too. Here at Flos Florum, we simply love

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Winter Ferns, Kale, Garrea, Hypericum, Succulents, Magnolia For the alternate bride, Kale flower, Magnolia blooms and lush Ferns are perfect for a winter foliage bouquet. Sugar and Spice – Cymbidiums, Blushing Bride, Disbuds, Roses Adding some winter spice, a gorgeous mix of cinnamon and apricot hues with winter’s favourite native, the aptly named Blushing Bride,

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Follow Your Heart ~ Brooch by Mrs Peterson PotteryWOW! I feel like the luckiest florist in Sydney! When an unbelievable opportunity comes your way you make heaven and earth move to make it happen. Like many professionals I got a bit lost in my work, trying to please everyone and after a very stressful personal

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Table setting with orange and pink florals- Flowers & styled by Chanele Rose flowers- image by One love photography

Image by One Love Photography Right now I am mad about Tangerine Orange! It’s so bright and happy and just looking at anything in this gorgeous hue I can’t help but smile!Image by One Love PhotographyIt was predicted that this colour would be the hottest colour of the year and they were so right. We

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The classic and much loved tulip has a very interesting history. Most of us think of Tulips as originating from the Netherlands however, it has been discovered that the first bulbs were likely to have been from countries across a narrow band from Northern China down to Southern Europe. Stephanie OsmondTurkey has a long history of

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Image by Elizabeth Messina via Love Wed Bliss Possibly one of the most popular florals in Australia and the world at the moment has to be peony roses. Peony roses are available generally at the end of October through to the start of December. During late April through to June they are more readily available

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I’ve often said I love floristry- I love the art of combining blooms, something Mother Nature produces naturally into something incredible and such a beautiful part of a wedding day. Today I’m excited to welcome Sydney florist Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms to our expert interview series on Polka Dot Wisdom!Would you please tell me

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I am always inspired by incredible designers from around the world and today’s expert, Sandra De Ovando of Ovando Floral Design and Event Production does the most breathtaking work. So it’s a pleasure to have Sandra join us today to share her wisdom!Please tell us a little about your background and what inspired you about

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We have a special guest all the way Miami today on Polka Dot Bride. Barton G Weiss owns an event company based out of Florida that creates spectacular occasions for all kinds of clients. From fashion shows, to weddings and everything in between! Today Barton joins us to share just some of his insights into

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Colour, fragrance, form… and texture. Every species shines in different ways and capturing the features of each is what fun floristry is about. I loved doing this green and brown succulent and foliage wedding back in September. The bouquet took me over two hours to wire, but it was worth it.Photography by Blooming BridesMs Gingham

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Perhaps the most exciting thing in flowers in recent times is the trend towards letting flowers just do their thing: “like they were just picked out of a garden”. I hear it from so many clients – and I feel so relieved as I am reluctant to torture flowers into heavily manipulated designs. We are

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I love having an opportunity to do weddings in native blooms. ‘Native’ doesn’t always mean endemic to Australia. Many of the varieties we think of as “Australian natives”, for instance proteas, actually originated in South Africa and South America, but their distant relatives could be traced back to the original supercontinent Gondwana that joined with

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Anna’s altar decoration included white flowering dogwood and white tulipsThe best way to have the best flowers is to use what is best in season! Every week something comes along that is at its very peak and is just meant to be there. With importing now, some varieties such as peonies can be obtained for

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Image courtesy of Jessica RuisanFor me creating a beautiful bridal bouquet is not so much about the one flower but more so the floral combination – the texture, the rhythm and harmony of the bouquet. I like to consider all the principles and elements of design to create the perfect bridal bouquet. There is, actually, a

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I must say I feel very fortunate to have this job. Having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of flowers, in some really creative applications, is a treat. But as much as I may be responsible for getting the flowers there on the day, I must give my clients a lot of

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