A pop of bright colour, a bringing together of two nationalities and a sprinkling of Australian native blossoms. Sally Thompson of Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson gives us the background to this design:

“Amanda is Australian and John a proud Scotsman and they had previously tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Scotland. They then came to Australia to ‘do it all again’ with Amanda’s family and friends. So when Amanda requested a bouquet of us that would compliment a brightly coloured kilt, her stunning champagne gown and pay homage to both her and John’s nationalities we had to put our thinking caps on. Oh and did I mention that Amanda is a florist herself? Pressure much 🙂

The end result was this rich, vibrant bouquet. Deep in tones and varied in textures its sophisticated, unusual and makes a fabulous statement using a tone-on-tone palate. The gum nuts and eucalyptus folliage are wired into a contemporary trail and woven through the design heralding Amanda’s Australian roots.

The stunning bouquet comprised carnations, celosia, roses, gum blossom, leucadendrons, berzillia berry and echinacea (in lieu of a Scottish thistle).

And yes, Amanda loved it. It’s a modern, contemporary take on not only “red” which has been a bit out of vogue for the last twelve months but it’s a beautiful take on Aussie natives and the joining of two different cultures.”

Flowers by Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson

Images by Seed Photography