HAPPY NEW YEAR! How did you celebrate? I watched a movie at home and was in bed by 10.30, pretty much my perfect evening. That’s right, I live life on the edge.

Anyhoo, I have some catching up to do here on the blog. Here are a couple of snaps of a little Christmas order I did back in December. Dahlias, Christmas bush and mini nectarines on the branch. It was cute. It was fun.

Come back soon. I’ll be updating this space over the next couple of weeks with some wedding work from the end of last year, including an exciting shoot I worked on to launch a brand new couture bridal gown label. Stay tuned. Srsly.


Instie, lately






I’ve got plenty of flower photos from my trip to America but the thought of culling them and editing them makes my brain hurt. And I’m waiting on the profesh photos from my last few weddings (can’t wait to see them), so these are going to have to do, for now.

I love Instie. It’s so easy, which just makes everything else seem so hard. That’s how they get ya!

If you want to see more regular photos (including some of my kiddo… sorrrryyyy) follow me: @petalandsprout_sydney .

P.S. ROSES ARE BACK. Yes. Life can resume as normal.


Ashley & Marcus at Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Club


Image by Tais Froggatt


Image by Tais Froggatt


Image by Tais Froggatt


Images by Tais Froggatt


Image by Tais Froggatt


Image by Tais Froggatt


Images by Tais Froggatt

Oh. my. gosh.

These guys. I don’t even know where to start. This wedding was incredible.

First of all : THE VENUE. This place is one of Sydney’s hidden jewels, nestled at the bottom of a steep little street in Vaucluse, it’s basically a very cool looking timber boatshed perched on the water. It has 2 big decks. It has the most ridiculous view of Sydney harbour. It has genuine, lovely, warm character. It is just what it is. You should get married there.

Second : the styling! Ashley runs an amazing furniture and prop hire company, A Little Character, which caters for weddings, events, property styling and all that type of stuff. Her beautifully curated collection of rustic, pre-loved bits and pieces is out of this world. She has pews, sofas, side tables, folding chairs, suitcases, gramophones, Persian rugs, chalkboards and so much more – including that arbour wooooowwww. And it is all absolutely perfect. Plus Ashley is totally lovely. Do yourself a favour and have a look at the website.

Third : The weather. Perfection.

Fourth : Ashley’s dress. Floor length Rachel Gilbert. Gold sequins. Bronze sequins. Forest green sequins. Understated? No. Pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-floor-stunning? Yes. Yes yes yes. She looked like a magnificent, sparkly, happy, glamorous mermaid lady.

Fifth: The flowergirls. Just too cute for words in their tutus and baby’s breath halos.

And last but not least…. THE FLOWERS! Ash carried a bouquet of mostly magnolia and petite camellia foliage with a couple of perfect white roses and a stem or two of tuberose. I was not even going to try and compete with The Dress. The bridesmaids carried big bouquets of baby’s breath and matched the little girls delicate halos. The gorgeous arbour had a big spray of baby’s breath across the top, and urns with lovely little camellias at the front. Then there were just about 1000 of Ashley’s beautiful jars, bottles and vases scattered around with a bunch of white flowers in them – roses, strawberry bush, lisianthus, hyacinth, tulips and I don’t even remember what else.
Oh yes – and there was a chandelier draped with ivy and dotted with lisianthus. And hanging roses and candles on the deck.
And tealights. So. Many. Tealights.

I wasn’t there for the party, but it was catered by Salt Meats Cheese. We were there setting up at the same time and just…. yum.

I am so super happy Ashley and Marcus chose me to flowerise their wedding.


The Glow Seeker


Wintery delights

There’s a good chance you are here because Kamina’s blog sent you.

If that’s not the case, however, head over to the glow seeker and check out my interview with her. I feel a little bit shy about it.

Even if you have zero interest in the bit about me, have a look anyway. the glow seeker is an awesome blog and Kam is such a clever lady. I’m so proud of her!


Emma & Chris at the Sydney Dance Lounge, Walsh Bay


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography


Image by At Dusk Photography

Another lovely couple. Seriously, where are all the bridezillas?

Emma and Chris said their “I do’s” at the Tarpeian Lawns at the Royal Botanic Gardens, then moseyed down to the Sydney Dance Lounge to continue the celebrations.

The bride carried a simple, full posy of white David Austin roses and snowberry. Her three maids looked lovely in blue and had the same white DAs and snowberry, with some pale pink DAs and white tea roses thrown in the mix.

The Sydney Dance lounge is a pretty awesome venue. It sits on one of the piers down at Walsh Bay and is all heavy timber and copper light fittings and harbour views. Very cool. We kept the reception flowers pretty simple, sticking to white roses and bouvardia, green hydrangea and lovely magnolia foliage. The brown, suede-y undersides of the leaves set off all the timber beautifully.

Emma and Chris enlisted (another) Chris from At Dusk Photography to capture their wedding day in pictures. Didn’t he do an amazing job? You can see more of his beautiful work here.

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.!


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