Our moving date has arrived!!

To our lovely customers and friends, 

We are excited to announce that we are moving to our home studio at the end of August 2017. We will be continuing to do Weddings and special events but no longer operate as a full retail florist.

It was not an easy decision to make, but the good news is that I will have more time to dedicate to all the Brides and Grooms whose wedding flowers we are doing in 2017 - 2018 and beyond, as well as allowing me to be a mum to my gorgeous little girl.

Our old shop front will be under new management as of September 2017 and the new owners Rachel & Gabe are very excited to open their store Saint Valentine and they will continue to look after our customers with the same passion as us. 

We are very excited for this new chapter for Orchid & Vine and we want to take this opportunity to say a HUGE THANK YOU, to each and every one who has supported us over the past 2 years, (and especially to all the people who came in during our transition and were so understanding with why we made this decision).

We will miss you Hackett!!

xx Caroline

Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes

It’s not often the I end up featured in a photo, I usually like to be the one behind the camera. This behind the scenes photo captures so much. For me creating is like an extension of myself and everything I make has a little piece of me in it, I spend hours designing and creating to make it perfect. 

When you finally show someone what you’ve made, it’s like opening yourself up and showing off all your deepest darkest secrets. This photo captures such a raw moment, it’s the moment when I finally get to share what I’ve created for my client and see that they love it as much as I loved making it.

A snap shot of me working away on one of the many 6 meter long garlands I did up for this wedding a little while back.

What kind of bride are you?

Take the quiz and find out...

1.  How long have you been thinking about your wedding?

a.  Since I was five
b.  For a few years, since I met my partner
c.  Since we got engaged
d.  I was never even sure I’d have one!

 

2.  The day after you got engaged you;

a.  Tried on gowns
b.  Started on a healthy eating plan
c.  Same as usual, just your regular routine
d.  Had a day in (feeling a little overwhelmed)

 

3.  What is your dream venue?

a.  Ornate ballroom
b.  Your family Church
c.  Friends backyard
d.  Refurbished barn

 

4.  How many bridal magazines do you have right now?

a.  10 or more
b.  4 - 9
c.  1 - 3
d.  0

 

5.  What would be the perfect date night?

a.  Romantic dinner at your favourite restaurant
b.  Gallery opening followed by martinis at a rooftop bar
c.  Acoustic night at the neighbourhood cafe
d.  Picnic under the stars

 

6.  What is your favourite romantic movie?

a.  The Notebook
b.  Titanic
c.  50 First Dates
d.  Dirty Dancing

 

7.  What’s your favourite flower?

a.  Rose
b.  Peony
c.  Natives
d.  Hydrangea

 

8.  What does your dream wedding dress look like?

a.  White ballgown dress with a train
b.  Fitted satin dress with a veil
c.  No white. I want to wear something colourful and fun
d.  Something soft and flowing, maybe a little lace

 

9.  What tradition are you ditching?

a.  Nothing!
b.  Garter removal
c.  Bridal Party
d.  Seating Arrangement

 

10.  What is your dream honeymoon location?

a.  Caribbean Island Resort
b.  European Tour
c.  A trip across Australia
d.  Trekking through Southeast Asia 
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Mostly A’s - You’re a Romantic Bride

You’ve been waiting for this day your whole life. You love a good love story, and your wedding day is turning out to be a true fairy tale! - Beautiful

Your dream bouquet: Beautiful teardrop bouquet with a touch of bling

 

 

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Mostly B’s - You’re a Classic Bride

You love a timeless look, and your wedding will still look picturesque in years to come. You love the idea of a traditional ceremony - stunning!

Your timeless bouquet: lush, all-white bouquet hand-tied with satin ribbon

 

 

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Mostly C’s - You’re a Modern Bride

You’re edgy and fun and you naturally gravitate towards colour. Your ceremony is super quick and the reception will be super fun, because all the people you love are in one place having a great time. Your wedding is colourful and unforgettable. - Rockin' it!

Your fun florals - funky and free with an unexpected palette

 

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Mostly D’s - You’re a Boho Bride

Your down to earth and love the great outdoors. With flowers in your hair there will be vintage and handmade details throughout your reception. Shoe’s are completely optional. - Gorgeous

Your natural bouquet - very textural, a beautiful mix of seasonal flowers

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING!

It’s with mixed emotions we announce the next phase for Orchid & Vine Florist!

We are moving!! 

Don’t worry we aren’t leaving just yet! 

I have decided to put the shop up for lease, and we will continue to trade from our shop front in Hackett until someone takes over the lease.

It’s not been an easy decision, but I want to do the right thing for my family and be the best Mum I can be. Weddings are my passion and my dedication to my wedding clients is still a huge priority so we have decided to create a home based studio to balance the workload! I look forward to creating beautiful flowers for all our existing brides and for new brides into the future. 

We wanted to say a BIG thank you for your love and support these past 2 years.

Caroline & the team at Orchid & Vine

Bronwyn & Lyle

Bronwyn & Lyle were married in April this year at Mt Stomlo Observatory. This wedding was super fun to create with lots of bright colours to work with.

Bronwyn & Lyle chose a bright, fun colour scheme, which really suited their fun personalities. In the bouquets I used combination of peonies, roses, billy buttons, stock, sweet william and tulips in hot pinks, yellows, oranges and deep purples.

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Venue: Mount Stromlo & QT Canberra | Photography: Kelly McInnes Photography | Flowers: Orchid and Vine Florist | Dress: Luv Bridal | Hair: Wildflower Hair | Makeup: Tara Florence Artistry |  Suits: Ferrari Formalwear

A very special wedding

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We got the opportunity early this week to join an amazing group of wedding suppliers to make Kathie’s dream come true to marry her love Adam with her beautiful daughter Annabelle as flower girl. Many of you may have heard of 3 year old Annabelle Potts who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor late last year. We are grateful to have been a part of such a special day for this lovely family.

Candy Buffet, Styling & Printables By: Platinum Invitations & Candy Buffets | Flowers By: Orchid & Vine | Chalkboard By: Allira's Inklings

Meghann & Dave

Meghann & Dave were married in early autumn this year at Meghann’s parents farm just outside of Canberra. Meghann had been living over in Canada for the past few years with her Canadian Fiancé but chose to come back to Australia to have her wedding. I knew Meghann growing up, we went to the same school a few years apart and her parents live just down the road from the house my partner grew up in. I was excited when I found out she was getting married and thrilled when she asked me to do her flowers.

Meghann and Dave chose a pastel pink and white colour scheme, which looked divine. In the bouquets I used David Austins, Garden Roses and lisianthus in a gorgeous colour palette of soft pinks and ivory with flowing soft grey eucalyptus foliage. Words cannot even begin to describe the sweet fragrance from these bouquets. It was heaven creating them.

As I drove up on the morning of the wedding to deliver the flowers I had to catch my breath, the view was picturesque. The driveway was cobbled with trees lining each side, there was a rosiness to the leaves that hinted to the beginning of autumn in the air. When I arrived her mum greeted me, we chatted for a while and you could tell she was elated that her daughter was here in Australia, getting married in the gorgeous place she grew up. After dropping off the flowers her mum gave me a sneak peek at the location the ceremony would be held and the beautiful rolling hills that would featured in the background of their ceremony.

There are many beautiful places to have your wedding in Canberra but there was something so special about seeing Meghann get married here in her old home.

Tiahn & Andy

Tiahn & Andy were married in early autumn this year. When they first came to me Tiahn & Andy had no idea what they wanted when it came to flowers. So when they came to their consult with me I spent time with them really getting a feel for their style and personalities and understanding what they wanted their big day to be like.

I guided them on choosing flowers in a colour scheme that worked in with their theme and would look lovely against the navy blue dresses picked out for the bridesmaids. In the end we came up with a classic styled bouquet for Tiahn and her bridesmaids with white sim carnations, peach carnations, white snap dragons, white freesias and white lisianthus with ivory satin ribbon and pearl headed pins to finish.

"the bouquets turned out so much better than anything I could find on Pinterest!" - Tiahn

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The funniest part was on the day a very nervous groom put on the lapel corsage meant for his mother and she had his buttonhole! It turned out to be one of the funniest stories of the day. After Tiahn told me this story I now make sure to label all the items, I’m so used to making corsages and buttonholes I forget not everyone has seen one or had a chance to wear one before! 

 

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Photography: Fairweather Photography | Flowers: Orchid and Vine Florist

WORKSHOP UPDATE

We had so much interest in our Workshops last year, and as much as we would love to host our workshops again this year we’ve had to take a break. Unfortunately It isn’t an easy decision, but with our wedding business growing and our baby girl, we have limited free weekends to offer these courses.

We’d like to assure you that all workshop vouchers are still valid, make sure to get in touch with us and we will organise a date for your workshop or if you would prefer the voucher can also be redeemed as store credit.

Thank you for your understanding,

Caroline and the team at Orchid & Vine