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Hannah & Nick's Wedding | BramblehausMar 16

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Words by Georgia, from Bramblehaus Florist

Meeting with a potential couple for the first time is a lot like going on a blind date. There’s nerves, excitement and the desire to impress and to be impressed.

“How will we recognise each other? Will we strike a chord?”

All of these thoughts swirl around my mind, as I take a guess at each and every couple walking through the café door.

And upon meeting, it only took about two exchanged sentences between Hannah, Nick and myself before the giggling began and all of the formalities just floated away…

And that easiness, when you’ve met a client who you know you could also be friends with in real life, is such a relief to me as a florist.

Flowers are such a deeply personal part of the wedding tradition, imbued with much symbology and are very often, also of deep personal significance.

Due to this attitude towards flowers, we feel very soulful about the arrangements we create as well as the people we are lucky enough to work with.

So.. when Hannah told me that she wanted Australian natives… I was like, YES! And THEN she tells me that her dress is RED… and I was like, DOUBLE YES! Oh, and they want flowers EVERYWHERE!

These are the ULTIMATE dream requests for a florist who favours the courageous and the colourful!

Hannah and Nick’s wedding was towards the end of September, which is a perfect time for two reasons.

Firstly, it’s still cool enough to be getting the last of the immaculate and varied Australian natives (which are at their best through winter) and secondly, thanks to a warming climate it’s also JUST late enough for RANUNCULUS!

Ranunculus are an ideal bridal flower – they have a romantic, tissue-like texture that compliments a lot of bridal fabrics.

They are also quite hardy in the heat and the wind, look beautiful in all stages of their bloom and come in a vast array of shades ranging from rich burgundy and reds through to the purest whites & pastels.

Once I saw that Hannah’s gown was completely lace, I decided to use the ranunculus throughout her floral styling to soften the natives and bridge the texture between them and her dress.

I also threw in a few poppies and freesias for fragrance, though the native wax flower also added a lot to that!

With Nick’s jacket being blue, we were already two-thirds of the way to primary colours, which I balanced out with varying shades of magenta used in one small section.

The challenge here was to make it colourful, without bordering on ‘rainbow’ and in creating an abundant garden feel without it looking too unruly.

Both Hannah and Nick were wonderful to work for – having an ideal blend of their own visions but giving complete trust the way in which we implemented these through their wedding florals.

It was such a joy to be a part of their special day, to work with so much colour and to celebrate seasonal Australian natives and Australian-grown flowers in such a vivid style.

 

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VENDOR CREDITS:: Flowers Bramblehaus // Ribbons Anne Leon Art // Photography Sophie Baker // Gown PQ Fashions // Location Mount Tamborine, Queensland

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