Hand held posy design of hydrangea, disbuds, roses and Billy Buttons.
Unstructured eclectic posy design featuring poppies, anenomes, ranunculas, deep purple roses, David Austin roses, tulips, Billy Buttons, geranium foliage.
With over 20 years of experience, director of Mondo Floral Designs Terrianne Burns, knows a thing or two about creating beautiful floral concepts for your wedding day. The Mondo Floral Designs design team are wedding specialists; yes wedding flowers are all they do. So whether it is an indulgent extravaganza for 200 or an intimate romantic dinner for 30, the team at Mondo Floral Designs boasts experience, professionalism and most importantly style. The Mondo Floral designs wedding studio is located in Maleny and they service weddings all over the Sunshine Coast.
Owner of Ginger Lily and Rose, Julia Hails, has over 8 years experience in wedding and event floral design. Julia loves to bring fresh, innovative and organic design to any project she undertakes, and loves creating wedding floral designs Ginger Lily and Rose is located in Caloundra and services weddings all over the Sunshine Coast.
Blooms of Noosa is located at Noosa Marina in Tewantin, and has been established 2000, catering for weddings of all occasions, Blooms of Noosa love the opportunity to listen and talk with our wedding couples about their dreams and aspirations for their wedding flowers. Keeping up to date with today’s trends and styles Rebecca Gabbey owner of Blooms of Noosa is an experienced floral designer with a passion for wedding flowers.
Pink and blue hyacinth, Shangri-la roses, Emmanuelle roses, blush phalaenopsis orchids, Dusty miller foliage. Ivory French taffeta and vintage lace handle.
Vintage elegance featuring peonies, Sahara roses, David Austin roses, stephanotis and dusty miller.
As with bridal gowns and and the various other styling choices associated with saying “I-Do”, wedding floral designs also follow trends. Over the years we have seen floral designs that have created memorable moments and bouquets that have accessorised some very high profile weddings. Some may remember the large cascading, trailing bouquet that Princess Diana carried for her wedding day over 30 years ago, and many will recall the beautiful trailing design that Katherine Middleton carried in 2011 during her wedding to Prince William. Both designs made a statement and generated world trends in floral designs.
And just recently supermodel Kate Moss’ wedding bouquet created enormous hype around the world. In particular the eclectic floral designs that featured at that wedding have been replicated and focused on intensely, and brides-to-be have been attracted to the very softly structured bouquet that Kate held so beautifully.
Like many fashion trends, there is also a large overseas influence reflected in the imagery and inspiration that Australian brides- to- be tend to collect when considering their wedding flowers. Much of this influence is directly associated with work from leading American floral designers such as Californian floral designer, Karen Trang and New York based designer and stylist, Preston Bailey. Both have extensive portfolios and are highly regarded as celebrity floral designers in the United States.
If wedding flowers were currently experiencing a fad, it would be the trend toward very relaxed and unstructured floral designs. A softly structured “just picked from the garden” design seems to be the bouquet of choice at the moment. Designs that feature multiple varieties of blooms, eclectic placement, soft structure, and exposed stems that are partly wrapped in a natural hessian or twine are also incredibly popular.
Various floral elements such as herbs, interesting foliage, berries and small succulents are popular choices for rustic styled wedding flowers. While vintage blooms such as stephanotis, gardenia blooms and lily of the valley still influence delicately styled designs, and feature heavily in classical wedding bouquets.
Like all wedding styling decisions though, your gown and the colour palette of the bridesmaids’ dresses play a big part in your wedding floral decisions. Whether you choose floral designs that are bursting with colour or a more subtle colour palette to feature in your flower choices, all flower selections are often based on seasonality and availability. It’s a good idea to research what choices you have and what is seasonally available before you get your heart set on your bloom of choice.
Holding a wedding in November has recently become very popular, with many brides-to-be choosing this month for their special day. Many florists in the wedding industry associate this directly with the beautiful Peony rose that flowers in Australia for only five weeks of the year and is generally guaranteed in November.
Summer weddings have always been popular right around the world and considering this season offers many sought after wedding blooms such as hydrangea, David Austin roses and peonies, a beautiful summer wedding on the Sunshine Coast could prove to be the perfect choice. The milder months of autumn and winter, however, are also a great time to hold your wedding – particularly on the Sunshine Coast and this time of year also offers some delectable bloom choices. Selections such as cymbidium orchids, tulips, hyacinth and blushing brides are sought after flowers for designs in autumn/winter, and for that perfect spring wedding, why not consider the beautiful ranunculas, which have soared in popularity as a flower choice for many brides-to-be who want a full petal and soft round form. Together with sweet pea and anemones, these flowers offer a beautiful selection of blooms for any bride.
But no matter what time of the year you are considering tying the knot, you will be sure to have many flowers to choose from when dealing with a specialised floral designer. Choosing your wedding flowers is an integral part of the planning process and many brides-to-be can’t wait to start talking wedding bouquets and floral designs. Flowers can certainly impact your wedding on a large scale and their impression is a timeless memory in your wedding photography, so make sure you consider all options when making your decisions. Before you get too excited engage the services of a professional floral designer to take charge of your wedding flowers. An expert in their field will be able to assist you with availability, design options and individual wedding concepts that can enhance your whole wedding!
Some tips to consider when contemplating your wedding flowers
- Make sure you have decided on your gown and colours before making an appointment to see your floral designer – this will help immensely with their advice and guidance when choosing your designs.
- Start collecting ideas and pictures of inspirational wedding flower designs and begin a floral styling board showing your favourite blooms.
- Research what you can about wedding flowers; though be cautious with overseas websites as they can be unrealistic with reference to blooms available here in Australia.
- Consider your budget and what areas you would like to focus your dollars on, like all wedding decisions, consider what options suit your allocated finances.
- Take the advice of a professional and when considering quotes that may present large variations in cost, remember the old saying “you get what you pay for.”
Some tips to consider when choosing your wedding bouquet
- If you have a heavily embellished gown that features jewel detail or extensive lace overlays consider a simple hand held bouquet that features one or two varieties of blooms.
- If your gown is quite simple and has an elegant yet modest appearance consider a wedding bouquet that has texture and variance that can then be showcased against your gown.
- If you would like to introduce colour into your wedding bouquet take inspiration from the bridesmaids’ colours and consider a design based on a varying colour palette of that featured colour tone.
- For impact with photography, designs showcasing whites, ivories and deep creams are a good choice for a white gown, allowing a defining yet subtle level of colour variance.
- If you have any design elements in your wedding gown that feature another subtle colour such as silver, taupe, or subtle pinks, consider introducing these tones into your wedding bouquet with soft accents from berries, foliage or petite style blooms.
Bouquet styles to consider that will best suit your wedding gown
- Short hemlines – petite rounded bouquets that feature small eclectic style blooms.
- Full skirts – full round hand held posy designs that are oval in shape and feature blooms with soft textures.
- Bodyline designs – natural longer stem designs featuring longer stem flowers that accentuate the slim line of the gown.
- A-Line gowns – smaller style trailing designs that incorporate blooms in a formal yet softly structured design.
- Vintage gowns – shorter style hand held posies featuring classic blooms in a delicately structured design style.
Summer loving fun!
An unstructured design featuring calla lilies, peonies, Singapore orchids, gloriosa lilies, Bells of Ireland, green tricks and hypericum berry.
Flowers soft and sensual, sophisticated and stylish. Petals pretty and perfumed. Blossoms of love, posies of passion. Hand tied creations delicately designed, so gorgeous, and so divine.