Sarah & Elliot at Freshwater

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These two got married on a sparkly day back in February. It has taken me ages to get this post up – this year is flying!

I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Elliot, but Sarah was just the sweetest lady. I have said it once and I’ll say it again – I have the best brides!

I made bouquets for Sarah and her bridesmaids, and some simple cake and hair flowers.

Sarah wanted to keep it simple with green and white and lots of texture, so we used dahlias, David Austins, bourvarida, tuberose, eucalyptus foliage and some other bits and pieces.

These photos were captured by the insanely talented Tim Coulson, without a doubt one of the best photographers in the biz. I feel so lucky to have photos of my work by this guy.

This beautiful wedding was also featured on Nouba a while back – you can see the full post and more pics here. It’s worth it just to see more of Tim’s images.

Thanks so much to Sarah and Elliot for including me in your day xxx

 

Clair & Willis at the Gunners Barracks, Mosman

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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

 

Instie, lately

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*LAZY POST ALERT*

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

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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.

 

Christmas pickings

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We spent Christmas morning with family in Berry. Lynda, my step-mum (kind of… it’s complicated…) has the most outrageous garden, with an amazing veggie patch and gardenias, hydrangea, roses, waterlilies, clematis, callas, etc. etc. coming out her ears. Berry’s fertile soil and wet climate is apparently heaven-on-stick when it comes to growing things.

On Chrissy morning, Lynda handed me her seceteurs and sent me into the garden to cut flowers for the table. Well. I darn near lost my mind.

It was, undoubtedly, the best Christmas morning I’ve ever had.

 

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