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Real Weddings 2016

Rachel and Adam

19 September

Credits Flowers – Bella In Bloom Photographer – Mike Hemus Ceremony and Reception – Murray Street Vineyard

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Photoshoots

A Tale of Two Grooms

17 January

These boys are seriously the custest! I was going to write a paragraph about it, but the photos say it all!     Credits Photography – Wilson and Lewis Photography Florals and Styling – Bella in Bloom and Blooming Bridal Signage – Love and Lace Studio Cake – Sugar and Spice Cakes Furniture – Sash Events […]

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Photoshoots

Etheral Romance

24 November

I love working with vibrant colours! This time we went dark and moody at Inglewood Inn with our new 4 post arbour and dried petal bar. The models were amazing and totally rocked it.     Credits Photos – Boutique Blinks Flowers & Styling – ME 🙂 Flower Petals – Just Throw Me Styling – […]

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Allana and Alex

7 November

I’ve known this chick since she was 16, and she always did things her way no matter what other people were doing. Her wedding was nothing different! Allana wore black and her bridesmaids wore white and she pulled it off beautifully! She let me do my thing with the flowers. I asked her a few […]

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Workshops

Jar Posy Workshop with Hannah

8 October

Hannah wasn’t into crowns but wanted to do something fun with flowers for her hens day so we did a jar posy workshop instead. It was in the restaurant Parisis in the back room which is dark and intimate and smelt amazing. I had my lovely friends Tereza and Tony from Wilson and Lewis Photography […]

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Fairy Gardens at Wandana Preschool

21 August

Today I spend the morning with a bunch of 4 and 5 years olds! It was a little crazy but awesome fun. We made fairy gardens, with lush green succulents and some cute accessories. Thanks for having me Wandana Preschool!

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Tradition

Throw the Bouquet

1 August

I was looking through my images and got the giggles all over again seeing these! Taken by James Field at the wedding of Daniella and Ashley back in 2016 🙂 STILL the best bouquet action shoot series Ive seen HAHAHAHAHA!  

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Photoshoots

Floral Girls

18 July

For businesses who do a lot of weddings, the winter periods can be a bit quiet. This means catching up on bookwork, sleep, somewhat healthy eating and fitting in the yearly cold (or is that just me?).   Along with my friend Christine from Blooming Bridal we decided to use up the leftover blooms and […]

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Carly and Stefan

5 June

I really loved working on this wedding, I was given so much free reign to just do what I love best and was so excited to see Carly on the morning so chilled and happy! Due to some interesting logistics I was doing some last minute setting up in the reception while guests were getting […]

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Workshops

Hens Days

31 May

There has been so many fun hens days this last year! I thought it would be nice to share some of the many photos we collect along the way! [pp_gallery id=”6898″ style-id=”692448da-00fe-40a7-9109-7fbd78598300″] 

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Kim and Dennis

5 May

A late booking but oh so much fun! We started with a few ideas and ended up somewhere else! We were using tumblers for the flowers. Inglewood has really skinny tables and there really isn’t a lot of room for complex designs. But a change from tumblers to science flasks and beakers made this setup […]

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Angeline and Matthew

23 April

This was an all day setup down at West Lakes Resort. We had a ceremony to setup then a room changeover to the reception. I’ve never seen a team change a room so fast before! I was hiding in the side room eating sushi and listening to the ceremony, it make me tear up to […]

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Erin and Dayle

1 April

I love big bridal parties because it so many flowers! I loved the textures and colours in this one and it was a beautiful view at paxtons. [pp_gallery id=”7100″ style-id=”0d191da3-bbad-4c4b-8e53-b1adf87183ac”]  Credits Flowers – Bella In Bloom Photographer – Lylee and Lyne Photography Ceremony and Reception – Paxton Winery

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Workshops

2016 Christmas Workshops

23 December

My first series of workshops at the new studio! It was so much fun sharing my love of Christmas with you all, and it was amazing to see how different everyone’s work was. From traditional to contemporary you can make christmas decorations to suit. [pp_gallery id=”6917″ style-id=”692448da-00fe-40a7-9109-7fbd78598300″]

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Ramblings

Warehouse warming

28 November

Still very much a work in progress, the warehouse studio opened up its doors for friends and family last night for some yum food and good company. A huge thanks to some amazing people who helped bring it all together! Bluebelle Studio for my awesome invites. Fiona Thurlings Photography for the amazing photos. The Sweet […]

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Daniella and Ashley

23 November

    Credits Flowers – Bella In Bloom Photography – James Field Photography Venue – Adelaide Wine Centre

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Useful Information

Colour meanings

17 July

Colour plays an important part in any wedding. Some people choose their favourite shade, or the colour of their birthstone. Sometimes it’s based around their favourite flowers or even that awesome bridesmaid dress that comes in only one colour. Whatever the meaning for you, it’s important that you like the colour because you’re going to […]

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Bree and Breeza

16 June

Girls are pretty. Wearing beautiful dresses and holding amazing flowers. So two girls is just double pretty! Bree and Breeza wanted different bouquets that still matched. Close up you can tell the difference but there were still common flowers that brought them together.   Flowers Bree’s Bouquet –  David Austin roses, stephanosis, thyrptomene and Stocks with […]

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Photoshoots

Pink and Whimsy

16 June

A mix of pink and texture came together to make something really pretty and whimsy. This shoot wasn’t planned. It was one of my “Hey Rene, I’ve got awesome flowers here, lets do a photoshoot” ideas. Luckily we have some awesome mates in the industry that can help pull together something amazing with very little notice. […]

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Bouquet Styles

5 May

Perfect Posy A round tightly tied collection of blooms with minimal visible foliage, or foliage which is kept in line with the flowers. These bouquets are normally more expensive because of the large number of blooms required. And all rose bouquet would fall into this category, as well as mixed blooms tied in a dome […]

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Real Weddings 2015

Emma and Ben

5 February

Every now and then you get a bride who lets you do your thing, Emma was that bride! She gave me some colours and some ideas but then left it up to me to go crazy and creative. I loved her flowers, so much texture and weird stuff that I don’t get to use much. […]

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Carol and Nathan

24 January

The beautiful Carol and her hubby Nathan married in Serefinos during a lovely October weekend. I wasn’t at the wedding but my sister in law was the photographer so I got to hear about Carol walking down the aisle bawling her eyes out which is just so adorable! Flowers Bride – A mix of peach and […]

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Photoshoots

Whimsical Woodland

15 January

Something a little different! We took inspiration from fairy tales to make something whimsical and magical. A family owned propery with an old run down chapel made the perfect backdrop for this loved up couple. Bouquet – A cascade bouquet with Daisies, Roses, Tulips, Snaps, Carnations, Babies Breath, Thryptomene, Geraldton Wax, Eriosteum, and Peppercorn foliage. […]

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Workshops

2015 Christmas Workshops

20 December

I had such a lovely time sharing my love for Christmas and flowers with lots of lovely ladies! I will be running another set of Christmas Classes next year, details will be released around October 2016 🙂 A very big thankyou to the lovely Rene from The Vintage Bride for lending me the shop for the […]

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Photoshoots

A Garden Romance

12 December

I love doing photoshoots! Especially when using such awesome colours and such awesome vendors. Deep pinks, peach, burgendy and a little bit of white with peppercorn foliage and long hanging ribbons on the bouquet. A bit bigger then a normal bride size but not heaps over powering so that the dress got lots of attention. […]

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Mariel and Adam

15 November

There’s something so fresh and crisp about whites and greens mixed together. Mariel was a last minute bride, only booking me a month before her big day. But she was also a no fuss bride and knew exactly what she wanted so it was super easy and pleasurable! Flowers Bride – A tlight posy of Carnations, […]

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Bridal Fairs

One Fine Day 2015

24 October

I had an amazing time during the One Fine Day bridal fair at Adelaide Town Hall. Lots of interested brides and also lots of great vendors. My pallet backdrop was from Plan Style Party and the lovely Rhiannon even helped me out on my stall for a few hours on the Sunday while I ran off […]

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Hannah and Joe

24 October

I love making mixed rose posies, much more natural with all the different shapes and sizes. Hannah and her girls carried the same flowers, just a size difference, which blended nicely with the lilac dresses. Flowers Bride and Bridesmaids – Mix of different Roses including clustars, sprays, David Austins, and standards in pinks, lilacs, cream […]

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Ramblings

Photographers as friends and family

12 October

I get so many compliments on my website. I do it all myself, using the WordPress script. I could code it myself from scratch, I have the skills, but I’m way too lazy and WordPress is so easy! But my website would be pretty boring just on its own without all the pretty photos of my […]

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Workshops

Silk Crown Workshop

24 September

My very first silk crown workshop day was held at the Pooraka Community House with 2 groups of amazing ladies. They all did such an amazing job!       Special thanks to…. Blush and Mint Photography for taking these amazing snaps and The Sweet Tooth Factory for making my yummy cupcakes 🙂

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Photoshoots

Blush and Mint and Eco Brides

19 September

This photoshoot was not planned! I was in a mood and wanted to make something different so I sent a message to my flower wholesaler asking for 5 random pretty or weird things. I’ve got a really good relationship with my wholesaler, she knows what I like and what I havnt used much before. I got […]

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Workshops

Hens Crown Party – Topiary Cafe

19 September

One of my first few flower crown workshops with a lovely group of hens! There was still a bit of trial and error with the methods and flowers being used but these girls did such an awesome job! We used a mixture of blooms such as babies breath, spray carnations, spray roses, daisies, misty, lisianthis and […]

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Hayley and Cal

24 August

  A bit of a rainy day didn’t stop these two from having a beautiful wedding. Hayley was such a chilled out, down to earth bride and she made my job super easy. Flowers Bride – A colourful mix of Roses, Carantions, Lisianthis, Hydrangea and babies Breath in pink, purple, yellow and green to match the […]

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Ashleigh and Andrew

15 August

Peacock feathers were the theme for this wedding. The flowers brought out all the colours of the bridesmaids dresses. I love it when bold bright colours are used, its so gutsy! Flowers Bride – Mixed posy incorporating green carnations, purple and blue hyacinths, blue delphiniums, purple chrysanthemums and peacock feathers. Bridesmaids – Mixed posy with purple and blue […]

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Photoshoots

Tutus and Teepees

15 July

What do a wedding florist and photographer do during quiet season? They make something pretty! As a kid I loved Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, still to this day when I want the gumnuts for a wedding I order “Cuddlepie” gumnuts and my wholesaler just knows that I mean. When I saw the live show was going […]

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Bridal Fairs

Love Cherish Adore Barossa 2015

19 June

  Love Cherish Adore was in Barossa for the first time, at the Angaston Town Hall. It was a lovely bright and airy venue and a lovely day. I had Lucinda May Photography on one side of me (who also took most of these great photos!) and Fingerprint Guestbooks by Alexis Atkins on the other. […]

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Photoshoots

Rustic Winter with Lucinda May Photography

5 June

I love doing styled shoots and luckily so does my sister in law, Lucinda May Photography. Our inspirations for this shoot was the forest, a rustic setting and bright blooms on a cold winter day. I used a mix of funky blooms such as kale, peonies, hydrangea, carnations, erica, stocks, roses, sweet peas, asters and a mix […]

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Jessica and Samuel

20 May

I loved these flowers! They drove me nuts but I loved them!   Jessica wanted beautiful messy flowers. And I’m a perfectionist. I had to pull it apart 5 times because it was too perfect. I took photos and sent them to my  florist friend who said “it’s a bit uneven” and I said perfect and […]

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Vintage Styling

19 May

I love vintage weddings, lace, pearls and all things old. Often confused with Rustic, vintage is more about old-time classic. Think crystal vases, lace and doilies, strings of pearls, old bird cages, large brooches, soft pastel colours and hues of cream, pink and brown. Read below for some ideas on adding a bit more vintage […]

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Real Weddings 2014

Samara and Hamish

15 April

Samara found me via Facebook. She knew what she wanted and after a few tweaks we were all set. Her Groom, Hamish, made an arbour very close to the wedding day and we added some lovely blooms to it. Such an easy bride and groom to work with. I think I’ve heard from her just […]

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Ramblings

ME!

30 March

I’ve been involved in many photoshoots. As a florist! But this one was a little different. Organised through the amazing Mary at Amuse Creative, this was a day to network, learn a bit about our business footprint and have some photos of ourselves to use for business ventures.   Wanting something neat and professional, I […]

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Real Weddings 2015

Bianca and Peter

23 March

Valentine’s Day was a very, very hot day this year. But Bianca and Peter rocked it! I had a lot of fun with their flowers. Bianca decorated lots of jars with hessian, paper doilies, twine and paper flowers, ready for me to fill with beautiful blooms and candles. I loved the arial shot by Lucinda may Photography […]

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Belinda and Daniel

23 March

A late addition to the my calendar was the lovely Belinda and Daniel who gave me a few ideas and then let me do my thing! Belinda was in love with pink and peach tones in big blooms. I got to use some of my favs including Dahlias and David Austins. The reception was at the lovely Glen Ewin […]

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Tamara and Matt

20 January

I loved making Tamara’s flowers! Whites with a touch of blush pink peach. So elegant and pretty. And Tamara was such a great bride to work with, she was so sure of what she wanted and just needed a few ideas to complete the look. Flowers Bride and Bridesmaids – Roses, David Austin Roses, Lisianthis, […]

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Ramblings

A sea of support

18 December

When I see the photos of all the flowers it makes me tear up. Only 2 lives lost, tiny compared to what other countries have lost due to this stuff (for want of a better word, terrorists? Extremists? War? All of them) And all of those flowers, the majority of them from strangers. And the […]

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Bridal Fairs

Love Cherish Adore Bridal Fair Hahndorf 2014

23 September

This was my first time exhibiting at Love Cherish Adore, which was held at Hahndorf. I created three different themes to try and make something that everyone would love. A bright and funky mix of Proteas, Leucadendrons and Roses. A pretty pastel mix of Blushing Bride, Ranunculus and Peonies. And lastly a wicked wild mix of seasonal blooms […]

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Ramblings

Thanks to my 3000 fans 🙂

23 September

To celebrate reaching a Facebook milestone of 3000 likers I’m running a competition to win a brides bouquet and floral crown up to the value of $300! The prize also includes a 10% off voucher that you can use for the rest of your wedding flowers and styling. To be in the running all you […]

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Real Weddings 2014

Sarah and Michael

22 August

Sarah and her maids were a beautiful bunch of girls! She was getting her makeup done when I arrived with flowers so I set them down in the front room and took her bouquet in to see her. But I got all confused as I’m also doing her sister Rachel’s flowers later in the year so […]

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Danica and Chad

12 August

Its very rare that I get photos of my silk work so I was very lucky to know this photographer! Danica was captured beautifully by the amazing Jade Kearns. She choose a mixture of pale pink and cream silk foam roses. These were custom dyed so that I could get some natural colour variance happening. […]

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Photoshoots

Ksenia Creative Shoot

26 July

I love doing photoshoots as it lets me do something that no one asks for. I didn’t order my flowers but instead turned up at my wholesaler and choose from what was available. I loved the pinks, peaches and whites and then decided to add some scarlet red to give it a bit of punch! […]

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Ruth and Brendan

17 July

NATIVES! A personal favourite of mine because of all the textures and shapes. Ruth had a particular request for Pincushions to be included, which were not in season, but a little miracle from my supplier and we had a few to put her in her bouquet. When I delivered Ruth’s flowers I was so nervous […]

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Rachel and Troy

7 July

I do adore a rainbow wedding! Rachel’s bridesmaids wore different coloured dresses and had flowers to match, while rachel had a combination of all of the colours. We couldn’t quite match the blue colour so used a silk Orchids dyed blue instead of using the fresh variety. Photos by PaulMac Photography Flowers Bride – White […]

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Jenny and Stephen

5 July

Jenny came to me wanting something vintage and very pretty. I combined soft neutral colours with greenery and added ivory and latte pearls wired in amongst the blooms. Flowers Bride – White, cream, latte and champagne Roses and Spray Roses with Privet greenery and pearls. Groom & Fathers – Cream Roses on a Camellia leaf […]

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Karolina and Jye

4 July

This was the biggest wedding I had done so far. Lots of big tablecentres and 2 very large ceremony arrangements, we had to hire a van to fit it all it! Karolina choose a beautiful colour palette, in soft and feminine flowers. Flowers Bride – Round posy of Roses, David Austin Roses, Spray Roses, Stocks, […]

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Real Weddings 2013

Christina and Shaun

1 July

I dealt mostly with Christina’s Mother in Law to be during the planning process. She knew exactly what was required and made it such an easy job for me! Meeting Christina to go over finer details was great because we were able to focus on the little bits and pieces to make her wedding amazing 🙂 How amazing do these […]

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Photoshoots

Boho Bridal

28 June

  I loved this shoot! It was so simple, yet so pretty. This is what happens when you let vendors do what they love! Credits Photographer – Lucinda May Photographer Flowers – Bella In Bloom Dress – Malachi Empire Hair – Hair to Envy Makeup – Make Up To Shake Up Models – Mikayla Gradara & […]

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Ramblings

Weekday Weddings

30 April

I’m noticing an increase in weekday weddings and while a lot of it may come down to cost I think there are other influencing factors that are making this happen.   Cost A lot of venues offer great rates during the week. Lovely intimate lunch receptions can be wonderful, especially if you have a smaller […]

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Useful Information

Seasonal Availability

7 August

Due to the great powers of science and greenhouses there are a lot of flowers which can be bought out of their natural seasons. But if you want them to be at their best in beauty and also best in price it is best to stick to those which are blooming in the right season […]

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Useful Information

Flower meanings

13 March

Throughout history, certain flowers have been attached to different meanings and were used to portray certain emotions and affections when given as gifts, especially during the Victorian Era. These days the meanings aren’t as often used but rather chosen for the appearance of the bloom and the colours available. But sometimes it can be fun […]

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Useful Information

Birth Flowers

13 February

If the meaning of the flower or the colour isn’t doing it for you, here’s another way of choosing that special flower, or maybe the colour of the birthstone. Something I’ve never heard of until researching this article, it seems like something fun you could do to incorporate the birth month of you and your […]

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