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Flower Wisdom

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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Image by Marlin MunozWe thought we would introduce some sometimes overlooked florals to you, which are perfect for including in bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements. Often these smaller, delicate florals suit eclectic, relaxed, whimsical and slightly vintage style wedding floral designs. These florals add a gorgeous texture to bouquets and also create a relaxed, cascading

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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, RosesAdding some winter spice, a gorgeous mix of cinnamon and apricot hues with winter’s favourite native, the aptly named Blushing Bride, a

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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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