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Flower Wisdom

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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If you have a love for flowers then you should experience a visit to the flower market at least once in your life. What a way to kick start your day! As principal florist at Blond Flores my morning starts with a 2:30am wake-up call followed by driving through the dead of night to the

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Inspired by the fresh and romantic colour of these gorgeous blush roses, these sweet wedding creations were styled for a recent Petal & Pod photo shoot.Teamed with mini daisies, bouvadia jasmine, wax flower buds and dusty miller foliage, the combination is fresh, romantic and feminine and achieves that “just put together” whimsical look. A handtied

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We are so in love with these gorgeous new “lunar buds” which look like sweet little white pom poms! A member of the disbud chrysanthemum family, lunar buds are such a beautiful, unique and really fun floral to consider for your wedding florals.These pom pom florals make really gorgeous and unique bouquet florals, for winter

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Our story starts with Mel. In September she and her boyfriend, Matt bought their first house. In November, they started knocking down the walls and announced their engagement. In December, she was offered her dream job, which would relocate her and husband-to-be to a remote village in the Philippines. In January they almost finished renovations.

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I thought I would share with you some beautiful examples of the way some of my brides have personalised their bouquet. Most often, the brooches or lockets I see, belong to someone that was close to the bride and has passed.  This is a beautiful way of having the memory of that person with you

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A pop of bright colour, a bringing together of two nationalities and a sprinkling of Australian native blossoms. Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson gives us the background to this design:“Amanda is Australian and John a proud Scotsman and they had previously tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Scotland.

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