Our blog showing the flowers from our weddings, functions, and workshops.
Hands down the most fun wedding to work on to date! This gorgeous couple have been together for 17 years and have two amazing daughters (Sam 20yrs and Kyra 14yrs). They have a huge amount of love for each other, their daughters, family and friends from far and wide. The people in their lives are hugely important to them so bringing them together for their wedding day was something that they wanted to do in their own unique way.
They planned an adventure for all guests and had three days camping at Phoenix Valley. All guests came expecting a 40th birthday party for Summer. Friends and family travelled across the globe. Upon arrival guests were ushered over for the beautiful surprise ceremony, and then they partied for three days. Sommer and Kane let me have loads of free rein with their wedding flowers, the brief was “give me loads of texture”!!! And proteas to represent Sommer’s grandmother. With proteas being out of season I couldn’t guarantee them. Thankfully the week of the wedding a handful popped up and I was able to incorporate them into Sommer’s bridal bouquet and into their stunning two piece ceremony display along with stunning wedding flowers such as antique hydrangeas, large headed roses, a few varieties of amaranth toi toi and so many more bits and pieces to make everything pop.
Hayley was an absolute breeze as a bride to work with. As it happened, I probably had more communication with her sister Lisa, who did an outstanding job of conveying Hayley’s vision to me. Hayley and Cameron started their day at Pukehina Beach and when I arrived with the bouquets and buttonholes, I was welcomed with open arms.
Everyone was over the moon with the flowers. For me personally this wedding was an extra special joy because Hayley and Cameron were about to get married at the same venue, I got married in a few years earlier. As it had for me, Old Forest School delivered on everything it stands for and the happy couple had a magical day. They said it couldn’t have been any more perfect. I love hearing this from all my couples as, in my eyes, that is how every wedding day should go. Hayley’s gown was stunning and came from Katie Yeung at Daisy Brides. Hair by Juanita and Make up by NKD. Images by the super-talented Krystle at Bespoke Photography.