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Bride To Be - Flowers & Wedding Styling

Bride To Be - Flowers & Wedding Styling


Bride To Be Flowers and Wedding Styling magazine is full of theming and decorating ideas for your wedding. Whether you’ve hired a professional stylist, or you’re more of a hands-on bride who is set on wrapping each and every bomboniere yourself, then you’re sure to find some great tips in its pages.

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In this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

In my dreams (the ones where I enjoy waking up very early) I like to imagine life as a florist. The buzz of pre-dawn trips to the market, the creativity and satisfaction of putting together a perfect arrangement, and the romance of spending my days in a fragrant studio... In reality, florists work tirelessly to realise a couple’s wedding dreams, and though we all enjoy the spoils of their beautiful work, their hard graft behind the scenes is certainly more than I could handle. The cover of this issue is about as close as I’ll come to my floral fantasy, as I had the pleasure of styling the table setting with talented Sydney florist Myra Perez (myviolet.com.au), who created the incredible centrepiece. After spending one day on my feet in…

1 min.
trends what’s hot...

BLOSSOM MAGIC Rainy Sunday flower frames, $54, rainysunday.com.au WE LOVE FLOWER DRAWERS! PRE-LOVED CHESTS ARE A FABULOUS WAY TO DISPLAY FRESH BLOOMS – IDEAL FOR A DESSERT TABLE, AND A CHARMING WAY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR RECEPTION SPACE. BLOOMIN’ PRETTY Annie Sloan ‘Chalk Paint’, $59.95, anniesloan.com TAKE THE PLATE Villeroy & Boch ‘Anmut Flowers’ plate, $39.95, villeroy-boch.com.au TO A TEA Victoria & Albert teapot from Creative Tops, $53.17, creative-tops.com LOVE NOTES The Print Fairy ‘Botanical’ invitation, from $4 each, theprintfairy.com DRINK UP Down That Little Lane cup, $10.95, downthatlittlelane.com.au HANGING OUT Little Flamingo floral banner, $45, littleflamingo.com.au FLORAL DELIGHT Zanui ‘Gratitude’ cake stand, $139.95, zanui.com.au…

8 min.
in full bloom

BUDGET TIPS ? Use ceremony flowers as decoration at the reception. ? Marry in a lush garden to avoid buying decorative blooms for the ceremony. ? Choose flowers that are in season – they’ll be cheaper, brighter and fresher than those from a hothouse. ? If you’re tying the knot in a church, find out if another couple is marrying on the same day and would like to share the cost of flowers. ? Bulk out your flowers with extra greenery as it’s an inexpensive way to increase the visual impact of your blooms. ? If your florist is setting up your decorations, make sure this cost is included in your quote. Whether you’re the type of person who can pick a hydrangea at one hundred paces, or think David Austin was the six-million dollar man (he wasn’t),…

1 min.
the little things

My Violet anemone and rose leaf, $20, myviolet.com.au Rococo Flowers Vanda orchid and magnolia leaf, $20, rococoflowers.com.au Maria Lush paper daisy and tea tree, $15, marialush.com Rococo Flowers Vanda orchid and magnolia leaf, $20, rococoflowers.com.au Maria Lush Phalaenopsis orchid, 40, marialush.com My Violet ranunculus and rose leaf, $20, myviolet.com.au Maria Lush blushing bride and gum nuts, $20, marialush.com Maria Lush paper daisy, double tulip and buddleia, $20, marialush.com Maria Lush orchid and hyacinth, $20, marialush.com Carla Florist tulip and trix, $25, carlaflorist.com.au My Violet David Austin rose, $20, myviolet.com.au…

8 min.
bloom season guide

SUMMER DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY Summer is the season of endless flower choices, but roses are undeniably the hero of warmer weddings. Remember the heat will take its toll on your fresh blooms, so choose varieties that don’t only look amazing, but will also go the distance. Then treat them with love on the day! CATTLEYA ORCHIDS are known as the ‘queen of the orchids’ and measure between 5-12cm across. They are available in pink, purple, mauve, white and yellow. SPIDER ORCHIDS are another long-lasting bloom and are available in spotted red and orange-bronze tones. ORIENTAL LILIES bloom in white or shades of pink, with or without a distinctive spotted throat. DENDROBIUM or SINGAPORE ORCHIDS come in white, green, lilac, pale pink and purple, with or without a different coloured throat. ONCIDIUM or DANCING LADY ORCHIDS are available…

3 min.

THE PLANNER: JACIN FITZGERALD ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST CELEBRATED EVENT PLANNERS, FITZGERALD’S ORGANIC APPROACH SETS THE TONE FOR AN EXQUISITE, ETHEREAL WEDDING ‘Go with your gut when choosing your planner – this is someone you need to get along with, and really trust. How many weddings have they done, how long have they been in business, what’s their style like on the actual day? This is a saturated industry and there’s no barrier to entry so you want to make sure the investment you’re making in someone is going to pay off for whatever your goals are. More to the point, is this someone you feel sure can help in a crisis? I’ve planned weddings that have been struck by hurricanes and earthquakes – as a planner, you have to be calm…