Blooms by Bethan


Alice & Raymond

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Graphic designer and newlywed Alice and I used to work together and if there was one thing I learned about her in that time, it was that she loves pink! So, of course, when her big day dawned it was bound to be blooming with this feminine shade. Alice wed her longtime sweetheart Raymond yesterday at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with glittering views of Sydney Harbour. The couple put their creative skills to good use to add personal touches to their venue. Raymond created rustic wooden table numbers and a large wooden signpost pointing in the directions from which all the guests had traveled, and Alice handmade 100 pink and grey paper pompoms to place around the reception room, set up expertly by Jess from Oscar & Ruby.
It was an honour to arrange Alice’s bouquets and buttonholes. I was so glad she loved them and that I was able to interpret her wishes into pretty bunches of flowers – there was to be no roses, lilies or red in sight! Instead, she wanted something unique, yet soft and pretty, featuring pinks and whites. She carried a informal, hand-tied bunch of blushing bride, flannel flowers, paper daisies, succulents, celosia and parrot tulips down the aisle. Her bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet, featuring brighter shades of pink. The girls all looked lovely, but Alice stole the show in her elegant lacy gown with a soft pink sash.

Bridal bouquet of succulents, tulips and natives

Bridesmaid’s posy of paper daisies
Alice and Raymond exchange vows

Pink pompom centrepiece

Taronga Zoo Function Centre

Parrot tulip hand-tied corsage

So in love…

Succulent buttonholes

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