Speaking of magical events and weddings shot by Vincent Long, Check out the latest wedding captured by him for Flowers Vasette held in the ever so stylish Yering Station http://flowersvasette.com.au/freshly-cut-news/post/julia-and-josh-s-vineyard-wedding/
The brief for Julia and Josh was to have an abundance of floral, mainly for the tables, we used a mass of Dahlias, Hydrangea and roses in soft pastel colours and recommended she use Blake and Adams to design individual oil paper Camellia flowers as place settings to match. http://www.blakeandadams.com/weddingsevents.html
The aisle was designed to give the illusion the flower beds were growing from the ground. The colours kept to green and white to highlight the bridal flowers. The aisle runner was then moved inside to line the pond and fit perfectly..
One favourite part of my job and working for Flowers Vasette is when a bride desperately wants Peonies and it’s not November. Vasette have such amazing buying power ( and Cherrie and Caroline has magic wands!) that they can source Peonies from Israel via Holland then to me in Melbourne. It was nail-biting stuff as the imported Peonies hadn’t arrived by the Tuesday, but just in time beautiful pink ones were given to me and we designed a semi tailing Peony, David Austin rose, jasmine and hydrangea bouquet. The girls held matching David Austin and hydrangea posies.
I love collecting antique and vintage bird cages especially large ones. Phen and Pino came to me loving pastel tones and bird cages, they gave me the inspiration to design trees with suspended cages with candles and floral highlights. The wedding was held at the Persimmon Restaurant at National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne.
David Austin Roses have quickly become the most sort after flower variety used for weddings in the last 5 years. They have beautiful large petally heads, a soft fragrance and are most commonly mistaken for a Peony. Because most varieties are grown in the garden they naturally come with side shoots consisting of small rose buds. These are very green in Sydney and a more reddish pink tone in Melbourne. If a bride is after a “Peony looking” bouquet when Peonies are out of season ( they are only available in November or April if imported from Holland) I advise using a mass of David Austins with out the buds to give that mass of petals effect. The garden grown David Austins are in season from Mid October until Early April. However due to our rose growers being so clever they have now started growing glasshouse varieties all year round so we can design David Austin bouquets for those getting married in Autumn and Winter.