The Mad Hatter Tea Party

Recently our in-house events team had the fabulous task of styling a Mad Hatter tea party for a bride-to-be, the lovely Josephine.

Held at the Bel Parco Room at Waterview, in Sydney’s Bicentennial Park, with Josephine dressed in an Alice in Wonderland inspired number, our team transformed the space into a magical floral Mad Hatter party themed vision.

mad hatter tea party theme

Artificial turf covered chairs and table runners, vintage books and clocks, tea pots and cups, plastic pink flamingos, strands of colourful paper lanterns, and a giant rabbit were the order of the day.

Alice in Wonderland theme

Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland

Kitchen Tea Party

Our florists had the creative licence to really go to town with these gorgeous flower filled vintage tea cups and tea pots adorning the table centres.

flower filled vintage tea cups

The food stations weren’t forgotten either, with rustic wine barrels and timber display stands to not only display the delicious finger food, but perfect little blooms as well.

Alice in Wonderland theme

Alice in Wonderland theme

Tea Party

And the cake! Hello…what is a Mad Hatter tea party theme without an Alice in Wonderland themed cake?

Mad Hatter cake

Thank you Josephine for allowing our events team to style your special kitchen tea party and take your guests ‘down the rabbit hole’ into a flower filled fantasy world!

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1920’s Style Wedding Flowers

‘Everything old is new again’ is still one of the hottest wedding trends around. Nostalgia over beautiful black and white photos of our grandparent’s (or great grandparent’s) wedding day only adds to the inspiration for wedding flowers and theming.

If you are a fan of the fabulous roaring 20’s era and considering incorporating 1920’s style wedding flowers, take a look at some of these beautiful wedding bouquets, old and new, below for inspiration.

Something Old, Something New

Roses are a clear trend for 1920’s style wedding flowers, as are Asiatic lilies and calla lilies. A large number of wedding bouquets are ‘super sized’ and ‘grand’, taking centre stage. Fine, voluminous strands of foliage such as fern and ivy, flow to the ground, as do multitudes of cascading ribbon strands with dainty flowers tied onto them. And the shape – wide, oblong bouquets dripping long tendrils of foliage from each end, rather than from the centre, that is typical of contemporary wedding bouquets. Alternatively, flat-backed sheafs (particularly the art deco favourite, lilies) show prominence, resting on the crook of a bride’s arm.

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Contemporary, 1920’s inspired wedding bouquets are so hot right now. They may not all display the grandiose size of the original styles, and the trailing ribbons with flowers tied in them hasn’t really been taken up, but the wide, oblong shape and loose, wild, foliage filled bouquets are super popular. Wedding bouquets with splash of drama and a touch of the avant-garde express a glorious and stunning modern-day take on a classic era.

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1920's inspired wedding bouquets
1920’s inspired wedding bouquets

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View our complete inspiration mood board for 1920’s style wedding flowers on our Pinterest page.

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Photo Sources: https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/wedding-bouquet-styles-of-the-roaring-20s/

Style your Big Day with our Beach Wedding Flower Ideas

Planning a beach wedding theme? Check out some of these fabulous beach wedding flower ideas below!

1. Pina Colada!

What a fabulously fun idea for a summer beach wedding table centrepiece, love! I Pina colada cocktails would have to be the perfect drink to serve with these floral arrangements in your wedding theme 🙂

beach wedding flower ideas

2. Hermit Rose

Sorry little crabs, as cute as you are, this rose peeping out of you old home looks awfully sweet. The soft mauve colour works really well against the tones of the shell too. A simple yet different table arrangement to add to your list of beach wedding flower ideas!

beach wedding flower ideas

3. Hello Sailor!

If a nautical look is what you are after, this cylindrical vase with a submerged white cymbidium orchid and thick white rope coiled around its base could do the trick, don’t you think?

beach wedding flower ideas

4. Wild Heart

How divine is this wild and natural heart-shaped wreath to style up your beach wedding? A beautiful backdrop or photo prop for your special day.

beach wedding flower ideas

5. California Style

This Southern Californian wedding canopy hits the mark with its two tone fabric draping in a sandy peach and mossy green. A gorgeous contrast to the white bridal flower arrangements and a little different to the white fabric ‘norm’ used in most weddings. A natural look for a natural beach wedding.

beach wedding flower ideas

Like what you see? Check out our divine inspirational board on Pinterest with all our top pics for beach wedding flower ideas!

Photo sources and credits: https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/beach-wedding-floral-theme/

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Stunning Wedding Bouquets with Tulips

When it comes to designing stunning wedding bouquets with tulips, we florists are spoilt for choice. Crinkly, curly petals, frilly edged petals, stripy petals, double-headed tulips, tulips with deep black centres, dainty pastel colours, bold and vivid hues… the options are endless. And then there is the question of whether to use tulips on their own or combined with other flowers and foliage. That comes down to your overall wedding theme.

So to provide ideas and inspiration for excited brides-to-be, we’ve trawled the internet for our favourite wedding bouquets with tulips. Below are twelve of our top-pick tulip bouquets, enjoy!

CLASSIC WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A beautiful combination of fragrant white gardenias and tulips…

tulip wedding bouquet

A timeless design of clustered white or soft, soft pink tulips without greenery or any other flower detracting from their streamlined beauty.

wedding bouquets with tulips

An ivory and soft, pale pink round wedding posy featuring perfumed David Austin roses, lisianthus and double tulips. Divine!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Crisp white and green parrot tulips, dainty sprigs of lily of the valley, roses, hypericum berries, mini calla lilies and ranunculus in a sweet rounded wedding posy.

wedding bouquets with tulips

PASTEL WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

The prettiest mix of hyacinth, roses, tulips and silvery dusty miller foliage…

wedding bouquets with tulips

A large rounded wedding posy featuring a tight cluster of parrot tulips, poppies, ranunculus and succulents. Very spring!

wedding bouquets with tulips

A ‘vintage-country style’ dainty posy of pale lemon tulips, succulents and daisies…

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Downton Abby-inspired trailing wedding bouquet with tulips and green hanging amaranth cascading from a cluster of peachy old fashioned roses.

wedding bouquets with tulips

WILD & CAREFREE WEDDING BOUQUETS WITH TULIPS

A loose style wedding bouquet featuring a glorious peachy pink combination of tulips, hellebores, frilly bearded iris and ranunculus. Love!

wedding bouquets with tulips

Vivid fat pink peonies combined with frilly coral tulips and silvery eucalyptus foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A splash of colour and country-style theming… A wedding bouquet with peachy parrot tulips, yellow double headed daffodils and perfumed jonquils.

wedding bouquets with tulips

A loose ‘woodsy’ wedding bouquet in soft apricot and silver featuring tulips, heirloom roses, scented tuberoses, peach yarrow and silverberry foliage.

wedding bouquets with tulips

What’s your favourite? So hard to choose… A good wedding florist will be able to guide you as to what is available at the time of your wedding. Your choice of wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, plus ceremony venue should all be factored into your overall choice of style.

Photo Source

Click here to view our entire Pinterest board featuring ideas for wedding bouquets with tulips.

 

 

New! All your Wedding Flowers in Fixed Price Packages

Flowers for Everyone’s exclusive wedding department, Brides in Bloom, now offer a variety of packages that cover all your wedding flowers from the ceremony to reception.

All packages are fully customisable, so you can still select your favourite flowers in season and colours to match your wedding theme too!

For busy brides, this is a fabulous option to both set a clear budget for your wedding flowers and save time. With just a click of a button, you can select which package of wedding flowers online best suits your needs and budget, and voila, your flowers are paid for and booked in.

HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WEDDING FLOWERS TO CHOOSE?

Well we’ve thought of that too. Not every bride knows their David Austins from their Saharas or their Phalaenopsis from their Cymbidiums. Or if they are even in season on their wedding day. Brides in Bloom have a range of popular wedding flowers online in set designs and colours, along with a description of seasonal availability. If you decide to order one of our all-inclusive wedding flower packages, you can always use these set designs as a resource or inspiration when confirming with our florists what your flower and colour preferences are. Take a look at our range of wedding flower designs online here.

STANDARD WEDDING PACKAGE – $399

Our standard wedding flower package includes all your basic ceremony requirements based on a wedding party that has two bridesmaids and two groomsmen. For $399 you will receive a beautiful bridal bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 3 x men’s buttonholes, 1 x throwaway bouquet and local delivery in Sydney metro. Customise your flowers and colour scheme – once you place your order, our florists will get in touch directly to confirm the finer details. View package online.

STANDARD PLUS WEDDING PACKAGE – $799

Our standard ‘plus’ wedding flower package takes our basic inclusions above one step further, factoring in buttonholes and corsages for the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom, and table centrepieces for your reception based on approximately 50-60 guests. For $799 you will receive a beautiful customised wedding bouquet, 2 x bridesmaid bouquets, 5 x men’s buttonholes, 2 x ladies corsages (dress or wrist), 6 x table centrepieces for your wedding reception, 1 x small throwaway bouquet, and local delivery in the Sydney metro.  View package online.

VIEW OUR COMPLETE RANGE OF WEDDING FLOWER PACKAGES FOR YOUR CEREMONY AND RECEPTION HERE.

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The Busy Bride’s Guide to Selecting Wedding Bouquets Online

You like the wedding bouquet you saw on page 22 of the latest Bride to Be Magazine. Those frilly little pink flowers that sort of look like roses but aren’t are really pretty. It kind of tapers down, with some trailing green vines that have little white flowers? Questioning whether they will be in flower on the wedding day though. And are we talking hundreds and hundreds for something like this? Damn, no more time to even think about wedding bouquets and flower stuff, you have to get a report finalised and submitted by C.O.B and then pack for that conference over in Perth before flying out in the morning.

Not every bride knows exactly what flower they want their wedding day themed around, or have a scrapbook of wedding bouquets cut out of magazines to bring along to a bridal consultation. Most brides are juggling a busy work schedule with wedding planning slotted in around it, and although the topic of fashion and choosing dresses may be a passion that many women enjoy and are knowledgeable about, when it comes to selecting wedding bouquets and flowers, not everyone knows where to start.

Although the Flowers for Everyone bridal division, Brides in Bloom, conduct regular free consultations with prospective brides and grooms, we understand not everyone has the time (or passion) to invest to much energy into choosing their wedding bouquets.

That is why we offer a variety of popular wedding bouquets online that you can simply view and purchase, all from the comfort of your chair. Each bouquet lists which month it is available too, so no confusion over when you can and can’t have peonies or David Austin roses!

Take a look below at just some of our wedding bouquets available for either inspiration or online purchase. You can select multiples in different sizes to cater for your bridesmaids as well. Our florists simply ensure these are designed in a slight variation to the main bridal bouquet.

What happens once I place my order?

Simple. When your order comes through, our wedding florists will get in touch by phone or email to confirm delivery address and timing, and answer any other questions you may have.

Oh, and we don’t just offer wedding bouquets online! We also have a range of corsages and buttonholes, pew decorations, table centrepieces, and even floral decorated wedding cakes that can be ordered too. If you are planning your wedding from afar our online wedding flowers and cakes are particularly handy!

Can I customise wedding bouquets online?

Sure! If you see something on our website that you like, but want to make some changes, that is fine too! At least you have a starting point to go by. Simply email us at enquiries@bridesinbloom.com.au or fill in this online quote request and we’ll be back to you within 48 hours.

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Winter Flower Corsage Ideas

Seeking beautiful winter wedding corsage ideas? Look no further! We’ve sourced the most divine winter inspired corsages on Pinterest. View our full mood board here.

Berries, Berries, Berries!

Think holly berries, raspberries, native berries, privet berries, rosehip and hipericum. A sprig of berries makes the perfect little addition to a winter corsage or buttonhole.

Succulent Succulents

Silvery green, mushroom pink, chocolate-black. The colour options available in succulents are astounding and beautiful, as are all the interesting shapes available, especially the miniature ‘rose’ shaped variety. Plus they are wonderfully hardy for a wedding corsage or buttonhole. Beautifully offset with foliage or a simple rose, these beauties are perfect for winter corsages.

Thistle and Feather

The humble blue Scottish thistle offers a fabulous touch to a wee winter corsage or buttonhole. As are speckled game bird feathers in neutral tones of brown, cream, grey and black (such as guinea fowl and pheasant feathers). Spotty and stripy, these add wonderful shapes, textures and ‘earthiness’ to the design.

Winter Blooms and Buds

Yes to a creamy rose or a deep velvet red for a classic winter buttonhole. But how about other winter beauties such as anemones with their striking black centres, ranunculus in deep reds and burgundies, and the delightful hellebore?

Fabulous Foliage

Branch away from the usual camellia leaf and dabble in interesting winter leaves including spruce, baby pine cones, rich maroon smoke bush, silvery dusty miller and eucalyptus, rosemary and ivy.

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Winter Weddings Ideas: Floral Magic

Looking for winter wedding ideas? Take a look at some of these gorgeous pins we found on Pinterest that capture the essence of a winter wedding in the form of flowers. Which bouquet is your favourite? 

Wild & Whimsical

A mixture of berry varieties and full blown roses in berry tones and blush pink, with soft trailing foliage. Perfection…

winter wedding flowers

Fairytale Romance

Fit for a princess. A flowing, cascading bridal bouquet in classic white and the palest of pink, with accents of silvery green.

winter wedding flowers

WINTER-ESSENCE POSY

A compact winter bridal posy of rich burgundy red berries, rosemary sprigs, cypress, eucalypt and antique coloured roses. Love the twig ‘nest’ feature and the gold ribbon binding!

winter wedding flowers

FOLIAGE IS THE STAR

A free-flowing winter bridal bouquet of creamy roses and rich red berries is given its ‘wintery’ feel with a beautiful combination of winter foliages in interesting shapes and textures. Perfect for a bush setting or country wedding.

winter wedding flowers

SNOWBERRY QUEEN

Don’t be fooled by the regal simplicity of this all white snowberry posy. Many bunches of snowberries are required to create this massed effect! Aren’t their woody stems gorgeous?

winter wedding flowers

WINTER CORSAGES

Silverdust foliage, pine cones, a touch of eucalypt berry, a teeny succulent. Very winter, very cool. And so is the leather detailing.

winter wedding flowers

OH BABY BABY

Babies Breath – looks like tiny little snowballs and is ideal for the winter bride on a budget. There is a huge trend for these dainty little flowers arranged en-masse in Sydney these days. Love the following pic of the bridesmaids bouquets as well!

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

BOLD, RICH COLOUR PALETTES

These winter wedding bouquets still retain the classic bridal cream, ivory and white, but pop with rich, jewel-like coloured blooms in deep, deep purple, claret and burgundy. The use of unusual foliage combinations add a little avant-garde to the design.

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

winter wedding flowers

We hope these winter wedding ideas for bridal flowers have sparked your imagination and given you some ideas to discuss with your florist. Flowers for Everyone offer a dedicated bridal flower and wedding cake service from their head design studio in Sydney’s Homebush. If you would like to book a consultation, please email megan@Bridesinbloom.com.au or phone 02 8746 0800. http://www.bridesinbloom.com.au/

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Photo Credits: https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/winter-wedding-floral-inspiration/

Wedding Flowers for Dogs

In my mother’s day, bridal floral couture for dogs would have been unheard of. But not so these days!

Wedding Flowers for Dogs

Having a ‘dog of honour’ is a popular trend, after all, they are a highly valued member of your family and your most loyal of friends. But if your doggy is to be part of the bridal party, they need to be dressed for the occasion. Here are some of our favourite floral adornments and wedding flowers for dogs walking down the aisle….

Do you have a picture you can share of pup on your own wedding day? Post to our Facebook wall at www.facebook.com/FFEAU. We’d love to see them!

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Photo credits: see https://www.pinterest.com/ffeaus/bridal-dog-couture/

Amal & George Clooney Wedding Flowers

Hundreds of articles have been published about Amal & George Clooney’s fairytale Venetian wedding; from the exquisite Oscar de la Renta wedding dress and famous guest list, to the menu, speeches and opulent Aman Canal Grande.

Yet there has been inadequate, and at times, inaccurate references made to the Clooney’s choice of wedding flowers. Sacrilegious!

It is guaranteed a significant portion of the wedding budget was not just spent on food and wine, but flowers. So in honour of the sheer artistry, skill (and stress) involved in creating and installing wedding flowers on this scale, we are going to attempt to bring you the floral low down.

By scrutinising the pages of our trusty Woman’s Day magazine and analysing wedding pictures online, we have deduced the Clooney’s chose the following flowers to reflect their style and taste…

Amal Alamuddin’s Wedding Bouquet

Timeless and elegant, Amal’s all-white posy consisted of lisianthus accented with stephanotis. We are also going out on a limb here and suggesting a touch of hydrangea was used.

The Floral Arch

While some articles referred to an ‘archway of imported white roses’, others simply described this floral, Garden of Eden-esque backdrop as ‘an arch of white flowers’. A little bit off the mark really! Peering through our looking glass, we can not only spot a splendid display of roses, but a plethora of lisianthus, hydrangea, hanging green amaranthus, elegant amaryllis lilies, dahlia and stephanotis. The jury is still out on whether there is also a touch of snowberry or flowering hawthorn stems?

Aisle Décor

Big fat blown white roses combined with lisianthus, dahlias, hydrangea and dripping green amaranthus, fitting with the style of venue.

Table Arrangements

Classic, low-set arrangements of amaryllis lilies, roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, dahlias and chincherinchees.

Wall Arrangements

Suspended beneath candelabra wall features were arrangements of Singapore orchids, dahlia (or chrysanthemum), roses, lisianthus, hydrangea, and those mysterious branches of miniature white flowers again (anyone? anyone?).

So there you have it. Amal & George Clooney wedding flowers in detail. But wait! Did we miss out a flower? Can you recognise what the mystery flowers are in the archway and wall arrangements? Help us honour the floral element of this supremely elegant, tasteful wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Share your input in our comments box at the bottom of this page.