Moira Hughes shoot


Images by Mint Photography


Image by Mint Photography


Images by Mint Photography


Image by Mint Photography


Late last year I was lucky enough to be asked to provide some flowers for a gorgeous shoot at The Argyle and Sake in the rocks.

The shoot was organised to showcase some new bridal collection from the very clever and talented Moira Hughes – the girl is going to be huge, I can feel it!

The lovely Ashley from A Little Character was responsible for providing all the lovely vintage furniture and props, as well as styling the shoot. She’s awesome.

Photos were taken by Sarah and Stevie at Mint Photography. If you’re after a couple of lovely, down-to-Earth photographers for your wedding, call these guys. And their photos are be-yoooou-tiful!

Liv Lundelis did an amazing job on the girls’ (and boy’s!) makeup. This girl is everywhere at the moment, and with good reason!

Hair was done by Annie Johnson – again, a lovely lady and a real talent.

The stunners rocking the gowns are Jordan Murr and Renata Zareba, and the dashing fellow is Mike Neckoski.

Such a fun morning.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of Moira!


Just popp(y)ing in


Image by Claire Grocott


Image by Claire Grocott

to say hi.

Look at these guys. I had a long list of chores to tick off last night, but instead spent ages fussing over these pretties. Despite their sunny colours, there’s something melancholy about poppies, don’t you think?

I have a few more weddings I’m so excited to share with you, just waiting on photos. Check back soon. xx


Love you miss you


It has been a month without flowers, and geez, I miss them. I really, physically, miss them. I want to take a big ol’ bundle of roses and gardenias and sweet peas and anemones and all the beauties in my arms and give them a big cuddle and bury my face in them and inhale their heady perfumes.

I miss them so much.


Busy busy


The last couple of months have been total madness. At times it’s felt as though my head is about to explode and splat a mixture of petals, rose thorns, emails and brains all over the walls. In a good way.

After two weddings this Saturday I’m lucky to have a little pause between weddings, and a chance to reflect on this busy past season and start planning for Spring.

And, as the photos from these last weddings trickle in, I’m excited to share more of the work I’ve been doing on the blog.

I sneakily took the photo above over someone’s fence during my trip to Hobart earlier this month. The roses there are off-the-frickin-chain, so naturally I spent quite some time wandering the streets like a total creep, snapping photos of strangers’ gardens.

The things we do for the love of flowers.

P.S. You could always follow me on instagram, if you’d like to stay in the loop: @petalandsprout_sydney.


V Day approacheth

babys breath roses2
It’s one week til Valentine’s Day, in case you didn’t know. Being a florist I don’t know if it’s even legal for me to say this – but I’ve never been a big fan of this particular Hallmark holiday.

The pressure it puts on men to buy fancy things, the awkwardness it engenders in every blossoming relationship (It’s been two weeks…do I get her something? Will she freak out if I do? Will she freak out if I don’t? etc.), the cheesy sentiments, the cellophane, the cellophane, the cellophane.

It’s lucky that I feel this way as, every 14th of Feb, my husband gets me exactly nothing. The dog, however, is showered with treats and gifts. In our house it is Valendog’s Day. Or Dogentine’s Day.

Anyway, lately I have started to come around to the idea of a day dedicated to love <3, but only when the gestures are thoughtful and personal rather than show-offy and expensive. Here are some tips for punters who would perhaps like to shun the traditional red-roses-and-baby's-breath approach to Valentine's Day this year. 1. Bake her (or him) something. Cookies. Caramel slice. A packet cake. It really doesn't matter if it sucks. your time is worth so much more than cash money, trust me. 2. Remember what her (or his ) favourite flower is, dammit! And give her (/ him) a bunch of that. Hopefully it's in season. 3. A pretty little pot plant Would also go down nicely. 4. Spread the love V-Day needn't just apply to lovebirds. Give each of your best ladyfriends a pretty cupcake. Cut some daisies from your garden and give em to your mum. Make your kids something heart shaped for breakfast. You know? 5.Have fun, people! It's love, for goodness sake.


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