Emma and Tom wanted bright beautiful spring contrasting colours for their wedding floral design. As they had chosen Bendooley Estate for their venue with its expansive surrounding green spaces it was such a delight to play with these bright colours and take on the challenge of making all the bold floral statements. Emma, like me-LOVES her flowers, so although we wanted to use a little foliage to help nest in some of the design and connect it to the lush green lawns and rolling hills, the focus was to be on All the blooms.....lots and lots of blooms.
This floral arbour was a real challenge, getting the contrasting colours to work over such a large space took a whole lot of discussion with my team on how to best execute the design. We were thrilled with the outcome and the huge pop of colour amongst the expansive lawn and trees, it really stood strong and was a beautiful feature. It was one of the few ceremonies where I have hidden in the garden just to catch a glimpse of these two lovebirds saying their I Do's under the colour canopy.
The reception floral continued the colour bomb design and I got to road test my beautiful handmade black ceramic footed bowls for the first time.These beautiful footed bowls made by Paul at Berrima Village Pottery are so lovely and create just enough space on the table for share platters to slide under and around on the table. They also give an old world 'still life' base for the flowers allowing them to drip and flow over the sides in a natural and romantic line. We made several different combinations on all the tables, the underlying bright colour and shape brought them all together in one cohesive aesthetic.
Last but not least was the large hanging floral install over the Bridal couple in the Book Barn at Bendooley. The Book Barn is an impressive space with high ceilings and lots of wood.......and books....shelves and shelves of beautiful books. What is always wonderful about dressing the reception venue at Bendooley is bringing in lots of green and using colour, as the large wooden structure of the building can swallow design up a little. This ceiling install was really just an oversized floating version of what was on the tables. Life and play was brought into the ceiling and balanced the colour in the room making a really amazing statement.
Such a lot of different creatives go into working on an event like this-to deliver a truly magical moment, these are the credits you have seen in this post.........
Floral by Emma Blake Floral
Photography by Hilary Cam Photography
Venue Bendooley Estate
Dress by HopeXpage
Suit by MJ Beals
Make up & Hair by Liv Lundelius
Rings by Tiffany & Co/Grew & Co