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This little beauty is a humble edition to any arrangement. It never tries to steal the spotlight but in my opinion does so much to enhance the look.

Scabiosa lends itself well to natural themes and being in season during spring and summer it pairs as beautifully with pastelly coloured fluffy flowers as it does natural tones and a more rustic or whimsical look.

Flores Del Sol & JL Designs

The bouquet features echeveria succulents, Champagne and Metallina roses, scabiosa pods, smoke bush, unripe blackberries, and peach hypericum made by housemartin,  and the gorgeous hairpiece seen on Brooklyn Bride

This bouquet freshens things up using peach calla lilies, pink roses, fiddlehead ferns, scabiosa pods and more, by Branch Out Floral and Event Design in San Francisco.

image found via brushfire photography

by finch and thistle

this happy wedding  and its bouquet I found at Calie Rose

bouquet bouquet

these couple of images below from designs by audrey are just beautiful!!

and some more cute boutenneires…

The above image includes white and yellow ranunculus, beige scabiosa pods, white lisianthus, yellow billy balls and gray dusty miller I found on bouquet bridal

This one below from sweet pea floral is so colourful and stunning…I had to give it two images!!! I love that thank’s to a brides relaxed vision, the designer was free to collect the most charismatic flowers from the market.  Orange dahlia, coral zinnia, fuchsia anemone, purple sweet pea, red cockscomb, red and green ranunculus, scabiosa pods, english lavender, and veronica. LOVE IT!!!

simple classic combination of dusty miller, ivory roses and scabiosa pods. found here

found at love & lavender

found here

unruly things

Scabiosa is not the star of the show…but sure is one hell of  support act with so many different styles!!!

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I would imagine that a huge fields of sunflowers is one of the most beautiful things to see, but as a wedding flower it needs careful styling.

I love the yellow, I love its bold appearance and for its size the sunflower is inexpensive thats for sure. However, in the flower shop I work at, there is general dislike for this flower. I personally want to find some extra inspiration to show me how this flower has been incorporated into wedding in a fun,classy and modern way. Overall, I see it working in a rustic fun wedding theme.

It is adds a nice fall/autumn or summer look to a wedding and when using it the colour scheme should stay warm and sunny. Varying shades of yellow look good with sunflowers, as do browns and greens and greys… and as always there are no hard and fast rules, the contrast of the coral and teal colours in the wedding below suit the sunflower (and couple) perfectly!!   in the now

In my searching I have realised I prefer the flower on its own, it makes such a statement solo it doesn’t need the fussyness of too many other flowers. It also keeps the look fun,  with a touch of rustic home spun feel. (without the tacky ‘country bumpkin’ look) The images below I found at country living and they walk the country line beautifully and manage to stay rustic but still modern and fresh.

Cute mix of blue and yellow and the lemons! I just WISH they had taken the time to stick in cute name labels rather than write on the lemon in black marker?!!!

(On a side note I am on the hunt for these bamboo disposable plates and cutlery…awesome classy idea for an laid back event!)

As a tall centrepiece, you could also put them in a tall glass vase with the long sturdy stems visible. This has been done time and time again (especially in my home town of Perth) Don’t love, but I think it could be updated with a bundle of twine around it to give it a ‘finished’ and considered look (It IS a wedding!)

Talking of twine, I think twine and sunflowers could be best friends…just look at the inspiration from this wedding from amanada pair  (Cuuuute couple….and do love that the look is kept simple at the ceremony with greenery so the focus is in the bouquets)

Just a few sunflowers together also make a very simple bouquet. Wedding at The dior

And if you have a bit more money to burn, this Manzanita branch with bundles of sunflowers and candle votives takes you from day to night, and is sure to make the guests talk! (by Valley Forge Flowers–meaning to go back to this website and check out their gorgeous flower gallery!)

Oh, and finally some really cute pew markers…found here

I feel so happy after this post…sunflowers do work……

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floral art

I felt like painting last night and whipped up this little canvas until my guy arrived home from work.

It brightens up the empty corner in my sitting room now!

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We had a crazy bride at the shop today…without going into details, she was seeing a sample centre piece and was driving us crazy. Her look was very romantic and country garden but there was one flower she could not get her head around. Celosia.

Now I do love this flower, for its vibrancy (you cant beat its range of jewel tones!), its uniqueness and longevity. But, it is VERY different and some people just dont get it. So I thought I would throw out some fun bouquets and arrangements using this particular flower and you can make your own mind up!

First up is this wedding stunner I found on  blog called french bouquet. This wedding is rustic, vintage and has so many elements I totally want in my wedding as well. But I am staying focused!!! So celosia ….here are a few select images of this flower at this stunning event…

the sign is heaven….and check out the pew markers…sigh…

I think the colours of this event would translate so well to an Australian wedding too!

Anyway, next is an image of a vibrant bridal bouquet incorporating lime green celosia…found at bumble bee landing

I found this delightful image here. I think these could make cute bridesmaid bouquets for a quirky wedding, although i would probably let the roses blow open a little more…I am not a fan of bullet roses!!

I am also not a fan of yellow and red flowers together…but…somehow this one below by lisa foster works!

This fun mini bouquet is by sweetwater…

And for you girlie/country wedding folk, this bouquet  (source) and bout. fit the bill

And I know you were all thinking it…this flower looks like coral! well, this floral designer takes this thought literally for an interesting take on table arrangements.I wouldn’t personally make these, but I like the idea of perhaps using this concept on mass in a much larger vase for a suitable corporate or themed event….I think that would look stunning

Now I just have to share this one too…CHECK OUT THIS CAKE!!!! wow wow wow is all I can say about those beautiful flowers (source)

Similarly, a tight group like this one below, would make a sweet cake topper

So if you are smitten with this flower here is a bit more info…. Its vase life is nice and long, anywhere between 5 to 14 days and can be dried. It has no fragrance and is thought to symbol humor, warmth and silliness.

This flower has appeared in our store already, so i would put its availability anywhere between late June to mid October in Canada. Back home in Australia, all my sources show it is available year round (mainly grown in Victoria, NSW and QLD)…I might have to look into that one!

Well, publicly the jury is out on this flower, but hopefully this post has shown you that it is beautiful and despite the angry bride that hated it today…i think it has its rightful place in a wedding too!

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