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

Janaya & Scott

Our first wedding of the year, and what a way to start. The day was absolutely perfect, and the love between Janaya and Scott was palpable!

When I arrived to drop off the flowers, I found Janaya dressed to the nines in her stunning gown with sneakers on! She’d just been out getting pre wedding shots done out in the paddocks at Poacher’s Pantry. The flowers for Janaya's bouquet were a gorgeous mix of roses and dahlias with soft grey dusty miller foliage. For the tables we used Dahlias in Mason Jars to tie in with her bouquet and the rustic theme of the wedding.

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Flowers: Orchid and Vine Florist | Photography: Henry Paul | Venue: Poacher's Pantry | Dress: Affordable Bridal, Gundaroo NSW | Hair: Steven Lloyd | Makeup: Zoe Barton |  Shoes: Shoes of Prey | Suits: Roger Bartholomew | Entertainment: Jake Edgley | Catering: Poacher's Pantry | Celebrant: Amanda Corbett.

Make your own Terrarium in 7 Steps

Terrariums have grown in popularity over the past few years, and it's easy to see why. They are a great way to bring a miniature version of the outdoors inside and they are quite low maintenance. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be styled to your taste. But best of all is they are super fun to make!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  •     a clear glass vessel
  •     perlite
  •     activated charcoal
  •     sphagnum moss
  •     succulent and cactus potting soil
  •     selection of succulents and cacti
  •     a pair of gloves
  •     a spoon
  •     rocks, pebbles or recycled glass chunks

 

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

STEP 1

Begin by filling the bottom of your container with a 1-2cm layer of perlite. The perlite acts as drainage and collects any water that reaches the bottom of your container. It also makes a nice contrast to the other darker layers. 

STEP 2

Pour a thin layer of activated charcoal on top of the perlite. Activated Charcoal helps clean the air of your terrarium and refreshes the soil. Perfect when used for a closed top terrarium.

STEP 3

Add a layer of Sphagnum moss across the charcoal layer. This will act as a filtration system and stop potting mix from falling into the drainage area. 

STEP 4

Add a layer of soil ensuring it is deep enough to cover the roots of each plant.

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STEP 5

Remove your plants from their containers and brush off the loose soil around the roots.

STEP 6

One by one using the end of a spoon make a hole big enough for the roots and place the plant inside. Firmly tamp the soil down to hold each plant in place.

STEP 7 (OPTIONAL)

If you would like you can top of your terrarium with more sphagnum moss, some sand or pebbles or even some small figurines.

 

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR TERRARIUM

  • Lightly water once per week in summer and once per fortnight in winter, watering only the live plants and avoiding mosses. For an open terrarium, the soil should always remain barely moist, never bone dry.
  • Prune back dead foliage or overgrown plants as needed to prevent rotting.
  • Terrariums thrive in natural, indirect light. Avoid placing in direct sunlight or other hot areas as you can actually cook the plants or burn foliage that is touching the edges of the vessel.
  • Mist your terrarium every few days to provide ample humidity.

Nick & Jola

It was an absolute treat to do Jola and Nick's Wedding. I have known Jola since we were 5 years old, we went to school together through Primary School and High School, so it was really special to be able to make the flowers for her big day.

Jola loves yellow (good choice! it's my favourite too) so we made sure her bouquets shone like the sun with a gorgeous selection of roses, sunflowers, and orchids, with lots of lush foliage a few succulents added in for some added texture. Jola had a gorgeous trail to her bouquet which really set her apart from her bridesmaids which held classic posies in matching her theme. All the bouquets were wrapped with Navy ribbon to compliment the girls dresses and the bridal bouquet had trails of ribbon that accented the trail of the flowers.

The ceremony was held at the beautiful Gold Creek Chapel followed by a reception at the Lobby where we used crosscut wood logs with a scattering of yellow flowers in little vases to sit upon each of the tables. 

THE LITTLE DETAILS

Flowers: Orchid and Vine Florist | Photographer: A Shot Above the Rest | Ceremony venue: The Chapel Gold Creek | Reception venue: The Lobby | Reception set-up and styling: Orchid and Vine Florist

Matt & Steph

It was lovely creating the flowers for Matt & Steph's beautiful Spring wedding. Matt and Steph choose the National Gallery of Australia as the venue for their big day and it couldn't have been more perfect. They had a stunning outdoor ceremony out in the Sculpture Gardens surrounding the Gallery followed by an intimate reception at Gandel Hall. The choice of flowers really complimented Steph's beautiful dress and we were able to incorporate the same flowers into the bridal arbour that was featured at their ceremony. 

THE VENDORS

Flowers: Orchid and Vine Florist | Photographer: Keepsakephoto by the Keeffes | Ceremony venue: Sculpture Gardens, National Gallery of Australia | Reception venue: Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia | Celebrant: Gina Callan, Licensed to Wed | Dress: Nouveau Riche | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Zimmermann | Groom and groomsmen’s suits: InStitchU | Bride’s hair: Sapphire Hair and Makeup | Bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Makeup: Sapphire Hair and Makeup | Ceremony set-up and styling: dream.hire.design | Cake: Cheryl’s Signature Cakes | Band: Baker Boys | First dance song: Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk