As florists we are regularly asked by brides what flowers will be available during different months of the year. For brides with their hearts set on a particular flower in their wedding bouquet, it may be the deciding factor on exactly when the wedding will be held. To help guide you along the floral path for your upcoming nuptials, keep an eye out for our new bridal features showcasing past Flowers for Everyone and BridesinBloom clients on their big day. We hope their experiences and seasonal floral design choices provide inspiration, assistance with planning, and a few ticked boxes on the ‘to do’ list.
Introducing Mr & Mrs Piers and Angela Cracknell
Wedding Date- 4 October 2013 Wedding Venue – Sergeants Mess, Mosman, Sydney Wedding Dress Designer – Louise Alvarez Bridesmaid Dresses – Bridesmaids Only Men’s Suits – Peppers Wedding Cake – Sweet Art Honeymoon – Lux Resorts, Maldives Wedding Photographer – iNLiGHTEN Wedding Colour Palette – Classic white with neutral tones
We love the story of how Piers and Angela first got together. A perfect example of ‘he’s just really into you’!
Go the ‘Singles Nights’ and go Piers!
‘Piers and I met at a house warming party in Manly a few days before Valentine’s Day 2011. He somehow found out where I would be on the evening of 14th Feb (which embarrassingly enough was a singles night at the local 4 Pines Brewery in Manly). He waited there with a friend until I arrived and then approached me at the bar. We spent the rest of the evening chatting – at the end of the night he asked for my number – the rest is history’.
The Well Planned Engagement…and the Unplanned Wind
‘Piers asked me to leave work early on Dec 28 2012 and meet him at Catalina’s. He had arranged a sea plane to fly us to Palm Beach to meet some friends at Jonah’s (Whale Beach). The weather was terrible and the plane could not take off so we had to get there in a taxi! Once we got there, our friends were nowhere in sight. Piers then proposed out on the balcony – while we were blown about by the crazy winds!’
Floral Elegance: October Wedding Flowers in Australia
For Angela’s bridal flowers we created a medium teardrop bouquet with Phalaenopsis orchids and large Ivory David Austin roses, very similar to the bouquet her mother carried when she was married. Hours of delicate handling and intricate wiring was involved in the making of the bouquet, as the petals of these exquisite butterfly-shaped blooms are extremely delicate.
The bridesmaids carried small loosely arranged posies of Phalaenopsis blooms, latte Julia roses, pale antique roses, ivory David Austin roses and silver foliage.
The groom and groomsmen opted for simple ivory roses with a touch of silver dust foliage and greenery to tie in with the bouquets.
My advice for the lead up to a wedding is to get all the BIG things organised and booked in within the first few months of getting engaged. The little things can wait – however not too long.
Use your networks, friends and bridesmaids in particular and delegate the tasks that you have to do, that don’t absolutely need your personal touch.
Staying calm and organised in the lead up to a wedding makes all the difference on your sanity, and if you are looking to spend more time on your weight and fitness, your health!
For the wedding itself – remember to have a moment with just you and the groom, even if its just for a minute, as the night/afternoon will fly by. Also, we hand picked all of the songs we wanted our DJ to play. However this was a very long list and I don’t think he would have even played half of them as our speeches ran over by 40 mins. In these cases I would have prioritised 40 songs to play, and the rest could be played at random, that way you don’t miss out on your favourites being played.