Posts tagged wedding flowers
I love flowers. Nothing makes me smile like a bunch of fresh flowers on my table, by my bed, or delivered to my door (hint hint). When we planted some gardens recently I wanted plants with flowers. I don’t care if the magnolias attract bees or that I have to scoop frangipanis out of my pool every morning. They smell great and when they are floating on the water I pretend I’m in Bali or Thailand on holidays. If I could get away with it, I would wear fresh flowers in my hair everyday. A flower is a pleasure to the senses. It is beautiful to look at, soft and delicate to hold and the smell will always evoke a memory. Last Friday Marcus arrived home with a bunch of lisianthus. Just because. (OK I hear you groaning & yes it is really really true). At the time our three boys were screaming at each other in a fight, the phone kept ringing, dinner was turning disastrous as I was trying to calm them cook something, fob off ’market researchers’ & send emails all at once. Those flowers came at the perfect time. They made me stop and through all the noise and mess around me, take stock of just how lucky I am. You see, they were purple, my favourite colour. And they were the same flowers that formed part of my bridal bouquet lovingly designed and handmade for me by my sister and two favourite aunts. Marcus had, of course, forgotten all of that. But I hadn’t. In an instant I remembered why family matters and why I married this man all those years ago. The chaos around me suddenly seemed wonderful.
Here are some of the flowers that our brides chose this last year. Perhaps the flowers in these bouquets had meaning for them when they chose them. They will forever have meaning for them now.
I wish I could give you the details of which florists were responsible for these beautiful bouquets, but sadly we don’t have all that info, so if you recognise your fabulous work here, please let us know. If you are looking for a great florist, some of the fantastic ”floral artists” we have worked with over the years include:
When Stephanie married Julian, the weather was against them. It had been raining for awhile and was pouring on the morning of their big day. They had a spectacular wedding planned in Noosa, with a beach location shoot, pre-dinner drinks on the lawn and reception at Sails Restaurant overlooking the beach. That morning, I looked to the skies and started preparing my Plan B. An outdoor location shoot was not looking likely.
Sometimes I think Mother Nature has a soft spot for some people. Just before Stephanie & Julian’s wedding was to begin, at St Andrews Church, the rain stopped. The skies cleared and everything was really beautiful. It was like Mother Nature said,”these two deserve all they wish for“. If you met Stephanie & Julian, you would think so too.
There was so much colour at this wedding, how could it be dappened with rain? Stephanie was glowing in her Phillipa Lepley dress, and the colourful theme flowed right through to the Christina Kim bridesmaid’s dresses. Stephanie & Julian had the biggest wedding so far held at Sails. The room was seriously filled with flowers, flowers and more flowers courtesy of the wonderful Julie Vine Flowers. Sails looked something special. The food was amazing & the cake by Cakes by Judy C, fantastic. It was one of the best wedding receptions I had been to in a long time. You could not help but feel happy. The guests obviously enjoyed it all too, filling the dance floor to some great music. Stephanie & Julian don’t live locally, so to pull it all off so effortlessly they enlisted the help of Leah from Rush Entertainment & Events. Leah did a fantastic job of organising everything from guest activities the day before to the styling of the event and the entertainment that all just fit these two so well. Hastings Street was rockin’ that night.
Turns out I never needed a Plan B. Stephanie & Julian are proof that sometimes, when you are willing to let a little colour into your life, the rain just goes away.
The Sofitel has always been known for its elegance, which made it the perfect setting for Natalie and Todd’s very elegant wedding.
Some of the best wedding suppliers in Brisbane came together to help create a beautiful event. Every element complimented the other perfectly – just like Natalie and Todd.
The ceremony was at St Stephen’s Cathedral. Natalie’s dress was by DARB Bridal Couture. Bouquets and table arrangements by Always Fabulous Flowers. Greg from Sweetums created just the right cake to suit the event. Styled Events did the theming and styling creating the air of elegance.
I loved the picture frames Natalie & Todd used to tie all the elements of the reception together. In a nodd to their heritage, each table was named after an Italian city. Table seating arrangements were framed and hung on the wall so each guest could find their seat. Then little frames were used as placecards on the table.
Wedding guests are welcome to view a slideshow of images. Please contact Natalie & Todd for access.