Heritage roses for heritage restrooms. Thank you so much to all the brilliant rose growers who supplied the goods for last weekend's wedding. Around 3600 roses in the end. We planned the brief around the post-Valentines' flush... and it worked. All perfect! Thank you to @bloominkoomen @sohorosefarm @magicgardenroses and the Goodwood Family. Omg and @theroadstall I forgot 😂
If coffee was metal
And the love continues to the end of the bump out. Was a joy to work with an entire family not only dedicated to extraordinary craftsmanship, but also very conscious about indulgence not becoming waste. Thanks to the generosity of our bride and groom, we were able to use lots of beautiful quality seasonal fruit with the intention that it would be donated. Just delivered to @sacredheartmission in St Kilda to support their exceptional kitchen. Thanks to those folk who are making Grey St the place to be for many people this Sunday morning ❤❤❤
Best wedding ever. Can't share photos. But all I can say is that working with the best type of folk, with the most extraordinary combination of skills, making the most attractive flowers ever, is about as good as it gets 😘
Three weeks prep for one wedding... watch out Melbourne Town Hall 🌹
Wedding prep Step One: find a field of roses...
That's @clarejamesartist in spring. Clare is a highly regarded artist, teacher and nature lover... and a superb florist. She is sorting me out by structuring a series of classes for us to do together, from beginners through to working florists. Dates coming soon.
These tiny little lilies are the best thing in ages
March: a bit summer, not properly autumn. Dahlia, daisies, bella donna, nerines and dusty greens. Back in thyme to @stonesoftheyarravalley
Arbour from chapel to the Barn entrance @stonesoftheyarravalley . Photo @lostinlove_photography thank you! #nofloralfoam
Last week the media came calling as the issue of floral foam made it to the headlines. They were looking for comments from me because I run my business foam-free. Expert scientists were quoted as saying that the plastic product should never be discarded into the water system as it will end up in the marine environment. This is in addition to issues with non-biodegradable landfill. There is a page @nofloralfoam dedicated to raising awareness of the issue and sharing ideas for florists. I am following and will be sharing some ideas with this group, but will probably hold some workshops too with the workshop queen @clarejamesartist. Florists please PM your interest and what you would like to learn and will sort out some dates soon.
Our brilliant bookkeeper Janette made these cake toppers for her daughter's wedding OUT OF ICING!
Love a rosehippy
All this hydrangea now burnt. C'mon rain!
Yes we did like making this @stonesoftheyarravalley . Eating home grown tomatoes and talking about what genius things our pets did this week with @clarejamesartist Rambling Arch Partner in Crime #nofloralfoam #floralarch
From last weekend's wedding @yeringstation. Will be sharing how to do this with the good folk at @nofloralfoam today #nofloralfoam
The law has changed and so have we. Blooming Brides has been retired. Same flowers though 💚
3 local friends. .. hydrangea, amylou and maple.
Back to work!
Amylou by @bloominkoomen in the back of the van today. Superb. Hope everyone is getting behind their local growers this St Vals. They work so hard to get it right 👊
sunflowers grown by @tntflowers #nofloralfoam
There was no fear of foliage here @stonesoftheyarravalley
Saturday night honesty box score on the drive home ☇
September not January. Muuuuch cooler.
@blumenthalphotography making everything sparkle for Bronte and James in December
Pole decorations from cooler days
I'm guessing we're around the 600 wedding mark in this little much-loved chapel of love. Thanks to all our clients and @stonesoftheyarravalley for hosting such a special place.
Pouring outside, sparkling on the inside @stonesoftheyarravalley with the lighting champs from @prolightandsound #nofloralfoam
Wishing everyone a very happy new year. May your 2018 relationships be filled with as much love and trust and smooching as our little rescue pony has shown us this year. We are taking a six week break from weddings but will resume meetings towards the end of January ❤
So good to see local scabiosa and lupins back in. Thanks @tesselaarflowersmonbulk ... what a score!!
Production line 🌸
Summer tables @stonesoftheyarravalley
🌳🌳@stonesoftheyarravalley 📷 by Mr Moment @warrenphotographyx
We tackled the high seas of @zonzoestate today for a very special couple
One of twins
In the olden days, not very long ago, cecile brunner were the only mini roses available. The smell is delicate, summery and classically rose. As kids there was nothing more exciting than going to the market at 4am and receiving a special bunch wrapped in wet newspaper from David Healy, to be placed in a glass next to bed.
Just realised this business just passed the 11th birthday mark. 11! So many weddings. So many snowballs.