Ashley & Marcus at Vaucluse Amateur 12ft Sailing Club

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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.

 

Emma & Chris at the Sydney Dance Lounge, Walsh Bay

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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.!

 

Lauren & Sam at Dunbar House, Watson’s Bay

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Well, this bride was just the sweetest lady I have ever met – a total dream to work with, she made my job a breeze!

Lauren married Sam on Easter Saturday in Watson’s Bay. Her bouquet was made of cream and coffee coloured roses, beautifully perfumed tuberose and magnolia foliage.

The table arrangements were actually inspired by Alison and Nik’s flowers – Lauren had seen them online and wanted to use the same colours. Being an autumn wedding rather than a spring one, we had to mix up the flower choice a little – we used David Austins (goes without saying), dahlias, lisianthis, hydrangea, senecio, traditional roses and burgundy carnations.*

It looked like such a fun, love-filled day, with a touch of silliness (the masks!) and was captured beautifully by Sarah Braden Photography. Sarah is one talented chickadee – she shoots everything from weddings to food to properties. Check out her website and see for yourself.

*I am loving carnations at the moment, especially the burgundy ones and the nudey coloured ones. They’re making a comeback. For serious. Embrace it.

 

Hannah & Sam at Rustica, Newcastle

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I’m just going to put it out there… Hannah and Sam are one of the best looking couples I’ve ever encountered.

And as the olde saying goes, “a hot couple requires hot flowers”*, so when Hannah entrusted me with the florally stuff for their wedding in March, the pressure was on.

And strike-me-down-with-a-feather, I think I did it. I think the dahlia, David Austin, coral rose, pittosporum berry, passionvine, sexy-nudie-kinda-coloured carnation and nerine bouquets suited Hannah and her gorge maid Tessa to a tee. And the big, wild urn arrangements just had party-fun-times written all over them.

The moments you see here were captured by Gui Jorge – you can see more of his work here. His photos are seriously amazeballs. You really should have a look.

My talented little monkey of a sister was also there to take photos on the day. We’ll have a Hannah & Sam gallery up tonight, so check back later if you want to have a perv at more of this gorgeous, rainy, love-filled day.

* Ok I just made that up.