Sarah & Elliot at Freshwater

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Images by Tim Coulson

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Image by Tim Coulson

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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

 

2014

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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.

 

Wowzers

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Being a lady who is quite obsessed with flowers – in general and specifically with putting them together in pretty ways – I have been following (stalking?) Brooklyn florists Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua and Nicolette Camille for quite some time now. They are artists. They are the best of the best. They are a large part of why I chucked it all in to make flowers. I am a shameless fangirl.

So these two run the Little Flower School in the US, and I have always dreamed of taking one of their classes. Like, popping over to NY for a flower class. Not so practical, especially seeing as when I’m not floralling I moonlight as the mother of a small child. So I added it to my long list of pipedreams.

BUT, you guys, a couple of weeks ago they came to Australia to run classes. And I got one of the 12 spots in their two-day-long wedding extravaganza.

Oh boy, it was everything I had imagined and so much more. Soaking up the girls’ wisdom was just amazing, and the 11 other lucky ladies who I shared the experience with were just as into it as I. To connect with these girls who are just as batty about flowers as me was an inspiring and enriching experience.

Above are some instagram pics I took over the weekend. I did have my big fancy camera with me, but I felt to dorky to take it out, so insty ones will have to suffice.

 

Alexandra & Chris at Dunes, Palm Beach

Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

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Image by Elize Strydom

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Image by Elize Strydom

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Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

Image by Elize Strydom

Alex and Chris wed on a perfect December day and celebrated at Dunes Restaurant and Kiosk, a beautiful seaside venue on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Alex and her bridesmaids carried posies of peonies, David Austin roses and bouvardia, and the tables were adorned with clusters of jars and bottles containing all kinds of seasonal beauties – magenta roses, white gardenia, bouvardia, David Austins and dahlias, green mulberries, Queen Anne’s lace and that glorious mauve-y hydrangea. Gaaaaaah.

And it has to be said – that dress. Simple, lace perfection.