April 11, 2012

When nature is enough.  Roses from the garden, as is, just for me.

April 9, 2012

Autumn Inspiration

These bouquets were inspired by the colours of Autumn (see pic of our farm below).  Not the rich reds and corals of European trees, but more the seasonal colours of the landscape around here at this time of year: white and grey skies, muted greens, and the rich golden highlights of late afternoon light.  That amazing apricot David Austin rose is the exact colour of the sun setting through the trees.

Autumn at our farm, Shepherd’s Rest.

April 2, 2012

A Wedding in the Park

These bouquets were a delight to make. The bride wanted bouquets that provided a sensual experience: texture, colour and scent.  Delicate rose petals with soft lamb’s ears foliage and seasonal seedheads, all in shades of pink and beige-plum.  Elegant, romantic and understated for a wedding in the park.  Autumn hydrangeas from the Adelaide hills provided the perfect colour-link to the mushroom plum of the bridesmaid’s dress. Hyacinths mingled throughout the bouquets so that their soft scent carried on the breeze in the afternoon sunshine; I hope that every time the bride smells hyacinths she will be carried back to her wedding day. Romantic bliss.