Clair & Willis at the Gunners Barracks, Mosman


Clair & Willis were married in November at the stunning Gunners’ Barracks in Mosman, and were an absolute dream to work with. Clair sent me a few pics of bouquets that she liked, gave me a loose colour scheme to work within and really just let me do my thing.

So I was like, cool, I’ll just get a stack of coral peonies, billy buttons, stock, rhodo, garden and David Austin roses, hypericum berries and that cute little purple thing (I can’t remember its name… dammit) and jam em all together. And I did and voila! – 5 perfectly-imperfect, super-fun bouquets for wedding good times! I love the bright colours against the bridesmaids’ silver dresses, don’t you?

These photos are by Newcastle-based Something Blue Photography – their work is gorge.

Congratulations Clair & Willis xx


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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.


Lauren & Sam at Dunbar House, Watson’s Bay


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden Photography


Image by Sarah Braden

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

Image by Gui Jorge Photography

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Image by Gui Jorge Photography

Image by Gui Jorge Photography

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Image by Gui Jorge Photography

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Image by Gui Jorge Photography

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.