Archive for the 'Flowers' Category
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Apart from the hibiscus, there’s perhaps no other flower that says beach wedding than gorgeous fragrant frangipanis. Frangipanis or plumeria as they are also known are blooming everywhere along our beaches at the moment. One of our iconic beach flowers, they make the perfect beach wedding decoration or flower motif for Australian weddings.
Image credits: Frangipani [...]
Thursday, June 10th, 2010
Ostrich feathers are one of my favourite wedding decorations. They look so glamorous and they work beautifully in wedding aisles, table centrepieces, in bridal bouquets and so much more. They scream glamour and style and they really are very easy to work with.
If you’re wanting to create a glamorous table centrepiece using ostrich feather drabs, [...]
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
A wedding held in the heat of the Australian summer demands vibrant colours, wild decorations and marquees filled with breezy cloth, and the perfect wedding theme for the mid-Summer heat is An Indian Summer.
Indian styled weddings use an exuberant display of colour, finery and kitsch – think rich fabrics, shamiana (tents) with wild colours, saris used [...]
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
Classic garden parties are such a wonderful way to celebrate in the Australian climate, just about any time of year. Right now is no exception as the air becomes slightly cooler and the breeze a little bit crisper – no biting sunshine to turn us into lobsters!
Two beautiful ways to style a garden party, whether [...]
Friday, March 20th, 2009
I am asked every day by brides what my recommendations are for buying decorations in Australia. I thought it was time to put together a list of wonderful Australian websites selling decorations that are perfect for weddings and just about every other fantastic event you are hosting. Here is my ultimate guide to buying wedding [...]
Monday, January 19th, 2009
Pink is my favourite colour and a favourite for so many girls around the world. It reminds us of fairy floss, our mother’s lipstick, perfect sunsets, and marshmallows. It is a happy colour: full of fun, frivolity and whimsy. And for entertaining, one of the easiest and most beautiful themes for any party is the favourite [...]
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Australia Day is only a week away. Celebrating our national day is always a treat and usually involves a barbecue, sausages, plenty of cold beer and zinc cream, which is fun but not necessarily the prettiest of parties! So, my mission for today was to create an Australia Day celebration in a contemporary and fabulous way. [...]
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Frangipanis or Plumeria as they are sometimes known, are blooming everywhere around the coast of Australia right now. The intoxicating perfume reminds me of my home near Byron Bay and summer holidays spent at the coast. Casual, beachy and beautiful in every shade, frangipanis are the perfect coastal-theme wedding flower. No need to be concerned [...]
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
I just found the most wonderful website filled with stunning table linens and table settings to inspire you to design a fantasy wedding reception. Much more realistic than Preston Bailey’s fantastical creations, the table decorations and floral centrepieces from Wildflower Linen are perfectly “do-able” for the average bride. Just a little imagination, plenty of inspiration [...]
Sunday, August 17th, 2008
Fresh flowers really do make an event special. From a single orchid on a place setting to a swathe of rose petals down a wedding aisle, flowers signify celebration, decadence and beauty.
We recently made a hanging carpet of fresh roses which we used as the backdrop to a wedding ceremony. This beautiful carpet [...]