Thursday, January 29, 2009

Glamourous Glamelia Bouquets...

Popular in the 1940's, Glamelia bouquets are a glamourous option for brides looking for a vintage style bouquet. Handmade from individual petals (gladiola, rose, lilies etc) and wired to create a gorgeous single bloom they resemble a camellia - hence the name! I have also heard them referred to as carmen roses/lilies, malmaison roses, rose duchesse, composite flowers or fantasy flowers.

Two examples using gladiola. Gladdies create beautiful soft, feathery bouquets.

A pink rose version, set in a dodder vine frame, with ivy foliage, succulents and berries to create a unusual bridal bouquet.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Soft, summery posy

Hydrangea, dahlias and 'Charles de Gaulle' lilac garden roses...yum!

more 'Goat' flowers...

At the Mountain Goat Brewery in Richmond...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jess & Darren's Wedding, 10 January 2009

My beautiful girlfriend's wedding on Kangaroo Island, S.A. We found most of the flowers in her two grandmothers' gardens. Agapanthus, garden roses, crab apple branches...just lovely!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Christmas Table with roses, hydrangea, veronica with blackberries and hellebore foliage...

with delicious Christmas Pudding from our local - Cafe Flaunt