November in Melbourne is the official start of the (all too short) peony season and so it was only fitting that 1st of November Bride Audrey, should carry glorious white peonies in her bouquet. With white sweet peas, Queen Anne’s lace, nigela and the first of the season’s David Austin roses it was a soft, sweet smelling delight.
For the bridesmaids we added dusty pink garden roses, rice flower and hypericum berries for a sweetly Spring feel.
This is the reason that so many brides plan their weddings for this time of the year.
November Bride Julie didn’t want herself and her bridesmaids to look like cookie cutter versions of each other and so each bouquet was made with its own unique colour theme…….Sacha created an abundant bouquet of white and pink David Austin roses and peonies with green hydrangea , freesias and white sweet peas for Julie…..
Coral peonies, peach David Austin roses and cream sweet peas for one bridesmaid.
Buckeye belle peonies, pink sweet peas and Mr lincoln roses for another.
When you add in the spectacular weather on the day it seems like the best of Spring in one joyous event.
Bride to be Phoebe loves spring flowers but all of the images she showed us were of peonies so it was quite vexing that the peony season was so late in starting this year…….
Luckily there was an 11th hour arrival of coral gem peonies, just enough to save the day and for Phoebe to carry her dream flower.
Wrist corsages have regained such popularity in the last decade that it is simply de rigueur to sport one at one’s school formal events.
This corsage of hyacinth florets, freesia, andromeda and silver suede is attached to a black satin ribbon to complement the wearer’s elegant black dress.
This gorgeous flower crown was designed and created by Sacha as a surprise head piece for a lucky bride-to-be on her Hens night. Her thoughtful friends worked with Sacha to create a stunning and unique garland that included daffodils, andromeda , freesias, delphinium and jasmine.
We wanted to share this beautiful photo of November bride Clare wearing the David Austin rose flower crown we made for her wedding day. This stunning photo was taken by Photographer Harvard Wang. You can see more photos from Clare’s wedding at Polka Dot Bride.
We received a frantic call at 3pm from a desperate client who had forgotten to order 10 table settings for 6pm…..Not sure how that slipped her mind, but pas de problème, our talented team swung into action.
It helped that there are loads of gorgeous spring flowers available ,water lilies, peonies at the perfect stage of opening, kalmia, hydrangea and roses all in the softest shades of pink and white.
Within 30 minutes we had 10 perfect posies……….
And by 4 pm they were delivered and set up ready to be admired by an unsuspecting public.
Another beautiful Tribal Rose solution to a frantic floral dilemma .
This lovely wedding set up was at Abbotsford Convent at the weekend…..
A pretty mix of seasonal flowers in a collection of different sized jars.
Peonies, garden roses, canterbury bells, rice flower and hydrangea in soft gelato colours.
If you were getting married in November of course you would choose peonies, hydrangeas and David Austin roses……….
Some brides plan to have their wedding in November for the peonies alone!
How could you resist that pure white with the faintest raspberry blush……..I can’t. And the fragrance of the white David Austin rose is surely one of life’s great pleasures. Everyone who walked into the shop in Fitzroy today commented on the incredible sweet aroma.