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Christine and Andy tied the knot at the beautiful Kumeu Valley Estate last weekend and I was so rapt to be able to create something a bit special for them, beautiful fresh spring posies in that just-plucked-from-the-garden vintage style that I adore.

Christine wanted to stay away from the manicured rose look that is so traditionally bridal. She was drawn to the idea of garden daisies and having a theme colour of sage green we decided on these exquisite mixtures of freesia, daisy chrysanthemums, sweet peas, Lilly of the valley, spray roses, green viburnum snowballs, and lambs ear.

 

I love how this bouquet looked different depending on which way you viewed it. One side choc full of daises, another full of foliage and snowballs, and another again with beautiful spray roses and sweet pea.

 

I always encourage my brides to incorporate something personal into their bouquet bindings, Christine chose her Grandmother’s beautiful antique lace handkerchief, which we fastened with pearls. I thought this worked so perfectly with the whole look.

 

The Bridesmaid’s and flower girls posies were smaller versions of the bridal bouquet and bound in ivory satin.

 

The ladies corsages were clusters of freesia and spray roses and the gent’s buttonholes were simple freesia florets.

 

I adore these close ups of the little details, the curly sprigs of the sweet pea, and the dainty bells of the lily of the valley. The scent of of these bouquets, as you can imagine, was phenomenal, between the sweet pea, freesia, and lily of the valley it was sensational.

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I love working with couples with a great sense of style and taste. Claire and Stuart were exactly that. Claire had a great sense of colour and fashion and and right from the first consultation she gave me a beautiful palette to work with of ivories, creams, champagnes, soft mocha and coffees.  Gorgeous!

With a beautiful mix of traditional and modern throughout the attire, venues and smaller details the long stemmed classic ivory rose bouquet was the perfect choice for Claire.  This longer stemmed look is so elegant, and the more open roses lean towards a vintage look rather than if we had used tighter blooms.

The bridesmaid’s were wearing very stylish champagne and black pencil line dresses, so to accentuate Claire’s look and to tie in with the dress colouring we created small versions of Claire’s bouquet in ivories, champagnes, mocha, and coffees.

Then of course Stuart wore an ivory rose with pale silver-green lambs ear leaf while the grooms men wore the champagne rose with lambs ear leaf. The ladies corsages had a mixture of the ivory, and soft mocha-pink roses with touches of lambs ear.

The ceremony was held at St Mathews in the City, a beautiful historic Church in the heart of Auckland CBD. We adorned the beautiful dark wooden pews with satin bows and champagne roses.


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So the vintage wedding trend has been in for a long while and it seems to be getting more and more beautiful I am so enjoying the return to natural feminine details and the break away from really heavily manicured florals.

The 1920’s look is particularly beautiful, seen in bouquets that look freshly plucked from the garden, dresses with less poof and more drape, and some of the most stunning hair accessories for brides and maids, that nod to the flapper headbands of the roaring 20’s.

These are some of my favourites that have me drooling…

Hair Acessories by Lo Boheme - http://www.loboheme.com

Lo Boheme are the cremede la creme when it comes to hair accessories, their amazing catalogue is viewable at http://www.loboheme.com

 

 

Hair acessories by Twigs and Honey - www.twigsandhoney.com

Hair acessories by Twigs and Honey - http://www.twigsandhoney.com

These designs by Twig and Honey are dreamy, so romantic and feminine.

 

 

Hair Acessories by Jennifer Behr - http://www.jenniferbehr.com.

Jennifer Behr fabulous designs are worn by all the celebs and only start from a cool 200usd. She even creates custom designs for a minimum spend of 1000 usd. You can see more of these luxurious items here http://www.jenniferbehr.com.

 

 

Hair acessories by ban.do - http://www.shopbando.com

Hair acessories by ban.do - http://www.shopbando.com

These gorgeous designs are by ban.do of http://www.shopbando.com

I love their about us section on the website!:

“jen and jamie, two stylists from los angeles. jen thinks she is funnier than jamie, but jamie disagrees. they both love to be the center of attention are inspired by color and enjoy laughing until soda comes out of their noses”

 

 

 

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