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Whether you’re a lover of rich jewel tones or exotic bohemian beauty, this bouquet is sure to inspire! Crafted by Terrianne Foale of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast-located Mondo Floral Design, this garden rose, delphinium and jasmine-filled beauty from this past May’s Colorful Bohemian Wedding at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland is one to remember, and we got the full scoop from Terrianne below!
- Free Spirit Roses
- Areeba Roses
- Grand Jubilee Roses
- Plum Frilled Tulips
- Fucshia Lace Roses
- Rosalind David Austin Roses
- Juliette David Austin Roses
- Adrenaline Roses
- Coxcomb Celosia Tails
- Hot Pink Freesias
- Pale Blue Delphinium
- Saigon Tulips
- Peruvian Lillies
- Pepper Corn Berries
- Jasmine Foliage
- Asparagus Fern Foliage
- Olive Branch Foliage
- Privet Berries
From Terrianne Foale… We take the opportunity to meet with our brides to gather all of the styling information that proves to be integral when designing a bespoke wedding bouquet. We love hearing their stories, the most divine part of my job is that every bride has a different vision and a unique focus in regards to their floral designs. In terms of creating a wedding bouquet for our clients we always take into consideration many aspects of the day, gowns, location, venue and concept however the colour palette featured in various areas of the wedding, whether it may be a pair of shoes, a savvy pop of colour on the lips or the cushions that are featured amongst lounge furniture, are also elements that present opportunities for colours to be accented with flowers.
Of course not every bride wants colour or vivid vibrancy, but I was ecstatic when I met with the gorgeous Marie, she had a love for colour and requested specific rich tones to be translated through her florals.
We decided to summarize Marie’s floral concept as ‘gardenesque boho’ and the vivid rich and luxurious florals accented a jewel inspired colour palette that showcased, crimson, plum, ruby, topaz, magenta, sapphire, coral and raspberry tones. I created Marie’s bouquet with a variety of beautiful blooms, and the design featured an eclectic selection of varying textural foliage’s and cascading greenery.
This is what happens when a group of ultra-talented vendors come together for a day of non-stop beauty and inspiration at Spicers Clovelly Estate: a rich, autumn-inspired color palette, exquisite styling and details from Lovebird Weddings and crazy abundant blooms crafted brilliantly by Mondo Floral Designs. It’s Sleeping Beauty meets Swan Lake, all wrapped up in stunning images from Studio Impression Photography. Get lost in the pretty here, then stay tuned for a lovely film from Lester and May.
From Studio Impressions… A base palette of delicate whites, soft dusty pinks and hint of creamy peach, to which we have added rose, blush, boysenberries, cherry and maroon… complimented by pops of mauve, plum and deep bold purples! Elegantly teamed with sage and lime foliage, dark oak browns, bronze and tarnished rich golds.
Our styled shoot begins at Spicers Clovelly Estate, the ultimate in relaxed luxury accommodation, and also one of the Sunshine Coast’s most prestigious wedding venues.
The shoot was conceived by Lovebird Weddings who created the colour palette and design, and engaged all the suppliers. Lovebird Weddings is a wedding planning and styling agency.
Mondo Floral Designs created the incredible floral designs, cascading staircase design, piano design, bouquets and the florals used throughout the table scape.
From Terrianne At Mondo Floral Designs… The inspiration for our floral concept focussed on luxurious blooms with decadent textures, rich colours and a concept of perfumed florals opulent in design. We created two bouquets, both whimsical and dreamy in design style featuring a colour palette of ruby red, raspberry, lavender, pink, peach, butter and plum. Our selected blooms included David Austin roses, Columbian roses, tulips, lisianthus, hydrangea, cluster roses, stock, berries, and whimsical foliage’s. The cascading ribbons featured on each of the bouquets were chosen to accentuate the flow and fall of the movement for the shoot, enhancing the ballerina’s story, and trailing gracefully to the ground.
The reception featured a decadent and extravagant display of blooms, and our collection of antique brass and crystal vases were the perfect choice to fill with beautiful florals and feature foliage’s. The piano lingered gracefully in the background and featured plentiful petals as we massed beautiful blooms over the keyboards embracing the romance of the story. The ceremony featured a simple greenery garland on the ethereal backdrop cascading from the canopy, and garden-esque greenery aisle chair posies were attached to each Bentwood chair.
From Lovebird Weddings… We hired an ex Queensland Ballet dancer to further enrich our Sleeping Beauty inspired design.
We began with a boudoir shoot which included lingerie by Calvin Klein and layers of tulle skirting by Erin Clare Couture.
The dinner party design was shot in the Spicers Clovelly Library where we converted the library shelves into a decadent Brandy & Sweet bar, with sweets supplied by Cake Designs to include copper iced macaroons, chocolate brownies, mini lemon meringues and raspberry fruit baskets.
The table scape featured a number of unique pieces, including telegrams found at an antique store from a wedding in the same area some 80 years ago. Old oil burners and decanters sat in between the floral designs and berry taper candles. Lovebird Weddings created the table runner from vintage books which were edge-pressed to create a unique border, a process that took many hours to complete, but, yes, it is these little handmade details that really make such a difference. The simple table settings included Lovebird Weddings vintage silver cutlery tied with deep burgundy velvet ribbon.
The bouquets were oversized and decadent, with flowing ribbons to imitate the ribbons from ballet shoes.
The ceremony altar design included a burgundy backdrop, hand-painted by Lovebird Weddings in gold with a favourite quote from Sleeping Beauty “I know you, I walked with you, Once upon a Dream”. The autumn leaves provided rich tones of red and orange which created a magic carpet of colour though the ceremony design, allowing simple French wooden bistro chairs to line the aisle.
A French styled lounge area bathed in the dappled sunlight, while opposite, a deep pink velvet chesterfield provided a place to rest under the hanging seating plan design.
Towards dusk, pretty lace curtains provided the backdrop for leaps and bounds, boldly captured on camera and film…
“Let’s be Dreamers Together…”
Photography: Studio Impressions Photography | Cinematography: Lester & May | Floral Design: Mondo Floral Designs | Makeup: Pru Edwards | Hair: Hair By Nicola | Venue: Spicers Clovelly Estate | Accessories: Amahle Bridal | Event Planning & Styling: Lovebird Weddings | Gowns: Erin Clare Couture | Sweets: Cake Designs Wedding Cakes