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Naomi and Andrew’s Wedding - Old Canberra House

Just after I launched Peking Spring online, Naomi got in touch with me (after some initial enquiries from Andrew) to create a fun, colourful set of arrangements for her wedding, inspired by the ‘Country Fair’ theme evoked by her vintage wedding dress; a beautiful piece that was embroidered with delicate flowers of blue, peach, pink, green and yellow.

Naomi’s five bridesmaids wore an eclectic mix of patterned summer frocks in these five colours. We decided to pair each bridesmaid with a vintage inspired flower to match. This included green Hydrangea, blue Delphinium, yellow Golden Rod, pink Daisies and peach Alstroemeria. Andrew and his groomsmen wore dapper bow ties and pocket squares and we paired these handsome young men with buttonholes to match their bright tartan ties.  

Naomi requested a mix of country style and vintage appeal for her bouquet, with full bodied garden roses and babys breath. To match her bridesmaids, we included a little of all their flowers to give her a beautiful mixed posy straight from the meadows. We finished it off with a floral crown, which was a delicate collection of blossoms.

The bridal party included a collection of flower children who wore buttonholes and carried a basket of flower heads. For the reception settings, we placed different groupings of the flowers used into a selection of jam jars to provide a wonderful accompaniment to the games placed at the guests tables.

The photos below have been taken by either Jon Harris Photography or from Naomi’s personal collection:

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Sonia and Mick’s Wedding - Australian National Botanic Gardens

Sonia and I met when I had my son Ismail and joined the same mothers group as her. We got along really well and as it turned out, all of us had individual skills that would prove to be useful for each other at one point in time - including putting together a bouquet and a selection of table arrangements for this wedding!

Sonia and Mick had been together a long time before they got married so they chose to have simple and elegant ceremony. Sonia chose to theme her flowers around the beautiful surroundings of the Australian National Botanic Gardens. Her gorgeous heir loom dress was required flowers just as elegant in it’s natural form. The colour theme was moss green, black and white and for this we matched flannel flower, gum leafs, Tetragona nuts and green Kangaroo Paw.

Photos below were taken by one of our friends from the mothers group, Karli World:

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Joey and Rainer’s Wedding - Australian National Botanic Gardens

Joey got in touch with me through a friend - her now husband Rainer is the older brother of a musician my husband used to play with a few years back.

She communicated with me via email and told me she wanted to have a beautiful 1920’s themed wedding set in their location of choice - the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We put together a bold combination of ‘Fire Engine’ red and clean whites matched perfectly with their fun, bold personalities.

The bouquets of red and white Gerberas, burgandy Leucadendrons and burgandy Kangaroo Paw tied simply in a natural stem posy.

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Brooke and Tim’s Wedding - Crisp Galleries

Back in October 2010, good friends of ours Brooke and Tim had their wedding in the beautiful gardens out at The Crisp Galleries, which is around an hours drive out of Canberra.

Brooke had come to me to work on the floral arrangements for their wedding, for which I was very excited to do. Firstly, I needed to create a bridal bouquet, which would be complimented by two bridesmaids bouquets and a flower girl posy. For this, I decided to use crisp white Ranunculus and yellow David Austin Roses.

To continue the fresh spring theme for the wedding, I decided to emphasize white Daisies and Pom Poms, yellow Snapdragons and tall twisted Willow for the six feature vases placed around the dining hall and the bridal table arrangement.

Below are a few photos from the day, taken by Leonie Keogh at Snowgum Studio:

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Teebs - Trinity Bar

I was asked by local promoter blahnket to create a floral installation that would be on display during the upcoming gig by well known beatsmith Teebs, who some of you may know as apart of the Brainfeeder crew out of LA.

The man behind blahnket, Patrick Morgan, and I had a couple of phone calls to discuss what he had in mind and together, we came up with something that would work as a glamorous frame to the live paintings that would be created while DJs did their thing on the night.

Patrick was keen on using flowers that were light in colour so with this relaxed brief for the arranging process, I decided to try and recreate a garden party vibe that wove its way around the DJ booth. Below are some photos from the night, taken by the in-house photographer over at Trinity Bar.

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A New Beginning

Welcome to the Peking Spring website - thanks for popping round!

It’s been a few months since I started thinking about where this little idea could take me and all the possibilities it could lead to so keen to get started on a new project soon!

Don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or give me a call (all contact details can be found at the Quotes + Questions page) if you have an event that is of a floral makeover!

So here we are: day one of a new beginning - all the while, little Ismail is still running around, trying to get into everything :)

I am looking forward to what the future hold for Peking Spring.