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.

 

A Love Found & Photos! Photos! Photos!

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This pretty lady in this here photo is Alex. Well, on top of being recently married, she is also an Event Planning extraordinaire. She has taken the leap started her very own business doing wedding planning, styling, management and gorgeous invitations and paper goods – it’s called A Love Found. Check out her lovely blog or find A Love Found on Facebook.

And all those photos I promised you (remember? Alison & Nik, Kat & Matt, Alex & Chris?) are over in Galleries. You should go and have a look!

I’m trying to iron out some little technical glitches so I can display photogs names in my galleries… but for now this will have to do…

Alex & Chris – photos by Elize Strydom.

Kat & Matt – photos by my aaaahmazing sister, Ingrid James.

Alison & Nik – photos by Ben Ng.

Bits & Pieces – photos by a hodge podge of people.

 

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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.

 

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