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 […]
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).
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 […]
Heidi & RyanIt was all about family when Heidi and Ryan tied the knot in a colourful country farm wedding. The pair chose to wed in the very same place as the bride’s parents, by the very same priest that married the groom’s parents. They celebrated, in a marquee, on the farm where the bride grew […]
We adore beautiful blooms at Polka Dot Bride and when a team of talented creatives join forces to create something special together, we’re always smitten. Today’s vintage flower-filled wedding inspiration takes three completely different looks – from gorgeous sweet pastels to chic greenery and tailors them to a beautiful style of days gone by.With Strawberry Fields […]