Spring is all about flowers and what better way to celebrate your love of blooms by donning a flower crown on your wedding day?We’ve rounded up plenty of inspiration for you. From flower crowns that are bright and beautiful, the understated and pretty, the crowns that are bold and almost architectural. Needless to say, for […]
Established in 2015, Gathered Floral was born from my love of creating wedding floral arrangements. My design aesthetic is soft, romantic and vintage inspired. I love working with colour and texture and base my work on old garden inspired designs where the elements are effortlessly Gathered together.
My key focus is on seasonality and sustainability, and I am proudly known for my discretion, kindness and warmth, working closely with each of my clients.
I always try to use seasonal flowers and greenery sourced from local growers. When I need to source from larger international growers, I have confidence that the flowers come from fair-trade farms and meet with our own environmental standards. My relationships with my trusted suppliers are long standing.
I avoid using floral foam wherever possible. On the rare occasion that it is used, I use the enhanced biodegradable foam. My green waste is composted and our once loved event flowers if not taken home by guests, are distributed to local nursing homes.
I’m authentic, compassionate, empathetic and focussed. I passionately love creating wedding florals and carefully consider the placement of every bloom. Each colour, hue and tone is purposeful and conveys my heartfelt emotion.
I hold a Certificate III in Floristry and also have undergrad and postgrad degrees in Business. I keep up to date with wedding trends and have completed courses and mentoring with Ponderosa and Thyme (Utah, USA), Trille Floral (Sydney) and Phillipa Craddock (London).
In today’s ode to The Invitation Issue, we’re heading to the beautiful historic venue of The Rift, Bowral, a stunning historic Victorian Italianate mansion that sits in its age-old gardens.One of the most difficult things, to master on your wedding day, is to pay homage to the space you’re in, to allow it to envelop you, to […]
Our love of bouquets is never far from our minds, and what better way to celebrate The Autumn issue than by rounding up amazing autumn inspired wedding bouquets? Autumn is often overlooked when it comes to floral beauties, but while spring and summer have bright colours, and a sense of lightness, autumn brings a depth, […]
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 […]
In our third and final roundup of beautiful bouquets for The Bouquet Issue, we’re talking loose and wild wedding bouquets. These are the beauties that look as if you’ve roamed a field of wildflowers, that you’ve picked your favourites and tied them together with a beautiful bow They’re grand in size, unstructured in nature and […]
If there ever was a month that was downright food for the soul, it’s The Bouquet Issue. The endless blooms pulled together into individual looks never fails to inspire us and today, we’re rounding up romantic pastel wedding bouquets for all the lovers of soft, sorbet colours.No matter what your style, you can make pastel […]
Photo by Sophie BakerIn the spirit of all things engagement, we’re covering the ultimate, subject today – how to plan an engagement party! If you’re anything like (most!) of us, an engagement party will be one of your first forays into planning a big party and we know it’s completely overwhelming!So along with our jam-packed guide, […]
The power of flowers lies in their ability to bring joy, take our breath away with their beauty, and in the moments of silence as we take in the perfection of a single bloom, smell their perfume or admire a lush arrangement created with an artist’s eye for beauty. Catherine of Gathered Floral has a […]
We love nothing more than acknowledging the seasons around the offices of Polka Dot Bride, and this beautiful Autumn shoot from this team brought to life beautiful Autumnal beauty in the most flower-filled ways! Catherine of Gathered Floral is going to talk us through!The shoot took place on a warm Autumn day at The Secret Garden, Southern […]
Winter, hands down is one of my favourite seasons with all the magic it brings; the slowing down, the unexpected beauty, and of course, the wintry flowers and blooms! The team behind today’s editorial certainly knew how to make the most of the magic of the season. At the beautiful The Robertson Hotel, photographer Abbie Melle Photographer teamed […]