Where to begin when choosing a flowers for your wedding

We often have brides that are not sure of where to start when planning their wedding flowers. We thought that we would put together a series of tips to help brides through this process-making it an easier, less stressful part … Continue reading

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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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.

 

 

Pretty Pastel Inspired Wedding

I stumbled across this stunning wedding on one of my favorite wedding blogs – Style me pretty.  I fell in love with the use of pastel colours and the beautiful simplicity of the décor.  This was a New York rooftop wedding of the now, Mr and Mrs Chow.  The gorgeous photographs were captured by Mademoiselle Fiona. The beautiful florals were done by SPINA. I absolutely love stocks, and the pastel colours of these tie in superbly with the pastel theme of this wedding.  Simple, soft and utterly gorgeous! X

For more images of this lovely wedding, click here.

Blushing Bride Bouquet & boutonnières

I had so much fun putting together these boutonnières and the bouquet.  Blushing Bride is a beautiful, delicate, pale pink flower. Its proper name is Serruria Florida and it is part of the Protea family.  It is commonly known as Blushing Bride, as it is a popular flower used in wedding bouquets in South Africa.  This pretty flower makes for a beautiful alternative to roses.  Remember that local can be lovely and saves on costs too!

A Little Touch of Flower

I love making things look beautiful.  Flowers do just this – they make me smile and remind me that we live in a truly magical world.  There is so much you can do with them to create unique and stunning settings.  I had some girlfriends around for tea on the weekend, which for me, is the perfect opportunity to make things look a little prettier.  I put together a very small, but soft and vintage arrangement in a pretty blue milk jug for our girlie tea party.  Using something smaller as a vase requires less flowers but still can create a very visually appealing piece!  Also remember that you must never underestimate the importance of greenery – different shades and textures create body as well as depth in a beautiful arrangement. x

Tin Tin Inspiration

Image credits: Brown tin with pale pink flowers: Wedding Chicks.   Baby’s breath and ranunculus in peach tin: Lovely Little Details.

One way of creating a vintage look is by using old tins as vases.  This looks absolutely stunning.   Try to find beautiful and interesting tins as this creates something other than the flowers to look at.  Be careful about your flower colour selection.  If your tins have colour on them you do not want to use flowers that are not complimentary to the tin.   These tin can flower arrangements can create bright and uniquely vintage centre pieces for a wedding reception, or look beautiful on a windowsill in your home with some flowers from your garden.  If you have some old tin cans in the back of your pantry, put them to good use!

Image credits: Pink poppies in rusty Japanese tin: Wedding Chicks.   Lisianthus in orange tin:  Intimate Weddings.

Image Credits:  Pink tea tin: Wedding Chicks.  Blue oyster tin with bright flowers: Once Wed.

Invite Inspiration

Wedding stationery appears to be getting more beautiful and acceptably different.  There are some amazingly talented invitation companies out there and I could sit and look at their blogs and portfolios for hours!  Kraft paper is definitely in at the moment but the rest is totally up to you – anything goes and there is so much inspiration out there!

Seven Swans is a Cape Town based company and their work is truly beautiful.   I can also recommend another Cape Town based invite and stationery company, Moonbeams and Polkadots. Their work and service is fantastic.

Below are some invites that I have spotted and really enjoyed.  I hope you do too!  x

Image Credits:  Bright and colourful on kraft: Seven Swans Wedding Stationery.  Rustic, vintage inspired tree on kraft with a touch of blue: Constellation & Co design by Joshua PowerWoodland and Fabric invitations on Kraft with white ink: Oh So Beautiful Paper designed by Rachael WardBlack and white handkerchief invitation with a letterpress chipboard reception card and vintage rsvp postcard: Oh So Beautiful Paper designed and printed by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence, Calligraphy by Holland Wilson.  Oak tree on Kraft: Style Me Pretty designed by Brown Linen & Co. Photograph by Ozzy Garcia PhotographyBlue floral design: Style Me Pretty designed by Paper MossPhotograph by Three Blondes and a Camera.