Jade’s Blue and White Wedding

We’re delighted to share with you some photos of the flowers from Jade’s wedding, which we did last weekend. Jade was very easy going, but had one thing she felt very strongly about – No roses! We loved this, as it allowed us to get creative and use lots of the gorgeous seasonal flowers available in South Africa at the moment.

Botanica Flowers Blue and White wedding

Originally, Jade wanted all white for the cute chapel she was getting married in, then a few weeks before the wedding we shared a picture that had a touch of blue in it and she loved it, and said ‘I want that!’.

Botanica Flowers Blue and White Church wedding arrangement

For the church flowers we used snaps, alstromeria (Jade’s favourite!) lace flower, phlox, wax flower, silver brunia, white delphiniums, and for a touch of blue, pale and dark blue delphiniums.

Botanica Flowers Blue and white arrangement in white rose bowl

Jade and Jon wanted buttonholes with a ‘wild flower’ feel and a blue ribbon. The groomsmen and Dads had lavender, wax and a dark blue delphinium flower, whilst the Groom’s buttonhole was all-white.

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For her bouquet, Jade wanted lots of small colourful flowers, like the

West Coast in Spring, and with no roses or lisianthus! She was after a round-shaped bouquet with a soft look, and asked for alstromeria and delphiniums to be included. We also added phlox, tiny, pale yellow narcissus, lavender, limonium and wax flower.

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We hear it was a wonderful day, and wish Jade and Jon a very happy future together!

 

Botanica Flowers white and blue wildflower buttonholes

Kerry and Adam – a taste of what is to come!

This is just a little taste of a wedding I did recently.  It was for a friend and was such a special wedding – one of those when the whole family is involved and everyone works together happily, to create a very memorable day.  I can’t wait to see and share the professional photographs with you all and show you more of this beautiful garden wedding!Garden wedding bouquet

 

 

Wild at heart!

This was a very special Hens party lunch!  I so enjoyed doing it, as it was rather different.  There were no floral arrangements, as it was an outside picnic on a wine farm and the scenery was pretty enough.  The theme was an Africa/Wild Animal theme, as the bride-to-be is a Conservation Scientist and loves a bit of the wild.  Each guest received a goodie bag, that teamed with the theme of the Hens party.  We  added some zebra print picnic blankets and a couple of quirky signs.  The overall theme was really cute and fitted well with the location.

Everyone had to wear a touch of their “inner-animal” (And some friends clearly took this very seriously!)  A lovely picnic lunch was enjoyed.  Cape Point Vineyards is an amazing wine farm and they were so accommodating of us.

A lovely day was had.  Good friends, delicious food, great wine and many a laugh = HAPPINESS!

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Succulent buttonholes

I just loved doing these buttonholes!  They were for a very special wedding. Succulents/cactus roses/echeverias, they go by many names, are just beautiful and very different.  They are very popular with weddings at the moment and I have used them in table arrangements, bouquets, hair wreaths and buttonholes.  I can’t wait to share these other photos with you!

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A French Affair – Classy Hens Do

A special friend asked for some inspiration and help for a hen’s party she was organizing.  I obviously was delighted and dived in head first!  Think Cannes or Nice, champagne, petit cupcakes, red, blue and white and obviously flowers!  The bride-to-be looked gorgeous in her outfit and her bridesmaids did a super job.  All the best for many happy years of marriage Kate!

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It has been a while!

It has been ages since my last post!  It has been a whirlwind past 6 weeks – lots of flowers and parties!  Hen’s parties, kitchen teas, year-end functions, farewells and the most special wedding.  I look forward to sharing some of these memorable occasions with you over the next few weeks!  I also have some exciting news, I am a full time florist from January 2013!  Lots of hard work and adventure ahead…watch this space!

More like this to come!

Romantic Spring Wedding Bouquet

I loved making this bouquet!  The colours, the flowers and the overall look are soft, feminine, textured and beautiful.  I am particularly in love with the viburnum snowballs!

Enjoy the weekend everyone, I hope it is sunny and filled with fun! x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Corsages for Moms and Grannies

A corsage is a small bouquet of pretty flowers usually worn on a ladies dress or around her wrist.  It’s traditional for moms and grannies of the bride and groom to wear a corsage at the wedding.  This doesn’t mean you have to have your moms and grannies wearing corsages at your wedding but it definitely does make them feel special and apart of the bridal party.  These can be made very beautifully and you can always add a more modern or vintage feel to your corsages by including ribbon, feathers, twine, pods, buttons – anything that is interesting to look at, and goes with your wedding theme.

This is a corsage that I made – consisting of roses, geraldton wax, slagbos, and silver leaf (witteboom), which I also used to bind the corsage and added some pink twine.

 

 

Wedding Hair Flowers

It has been a really busy week, so I apologise for being rather quiet.  I have however, being doing lovely, pretty things!  My little sister is getting married in December.  My excitement levels are sky high!  She has such amazing taste and unique ideas, that I know her special day is going to be absolutely beautiful!  Obviously, I have gotten myself involved (shame, she had no choice!) So I have been working on some things for her… I thought it was about time that I practiced some wiring because the floral wreath I am doing for her needs to be absolutely prefect!  I had such fun doing this and I think that flowers in brides’ hair are really underrated!  They make for a lovely alternative to a veil and I so regret not doing this for my own wedding day!  x