As a wedding florist, there are moments when I feel truly blessed to be part of someone's special day. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a couple whose love for florals matched my own passion for creating enchanting wedding experiences. With their trust and creative freedom, I embarked on a floral journey to bring their love story to life at the breathtaking Manly Pavilion. The result? A celebration filled with abundant seasonal blooms and the delicate beauty of lilac waterlilies. Join me as I recount the experience and share the magic that unfolded through these stunning images by @davidcampbellimagery.
Setting the Stage:
From the moment Felicia reached out to me, I knew their wedding was going to be a dream come true for any floral artist. Felicia's knowledge and love for flowers plus their desire to incorporate their love story into every detail of their big day resonated deeply with me. We exchanged stories, inspirational images, look-books that became our design bible, and formed a creative bond that would shape the floral design for their wedding.
Inspired by Seasonal Blooms:
With the couple's love for flowers taking center stage, I knew I had to bring forth the beauty of the season through an abundance of colour. I carefully selected the finest seasonal flowers; from delicate dahlias, fragrant roses, and cascading scabiosa set the stage for an ethereal atmosphere. The vibrant hues of chrysanthemums, tulips and delphinium added pops of colour.
The Enchanting Lilac Waterlilies:
To further elevate the ambiance and evoke a sense of tranquility, I knew I needed a touch of uniqueness. Lilac waterlilies, with their graceful presence and captivating scent, became the perfect addition to the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets.
The Joyful Celebration: As the day of the wedding arrived, the atmosphere at Manly Pavilion was transformed into a haven of love and joy. The reception space was adorned with cascading bud vases and candlelight, casting a warm and magical glow over the celebration. Guests were mesmerised by the abundance of flowers that filled the air with a sweet fragrance, creating an enchanting backdrop for unforgettable memories.
Conclusion: Designing the floral arrangements for this wedding at Manly Pavilion was an experience that will forever hold a special place in my heart. The trust the couple placed in my creative abilities allowed me to weave their love story into every bloom. Through a delicate balance of seasonal blooms and the enchanting presence of lilac waterlilies, we crafted a celebration that not only reflected their love for each other but also their love for the beauty and romance found within florals. It is moments like these that remind me why I fell in love with being a wedding florist.
Krysta went above and beyond for our wedding. We were working with a smaller budget and she really did the best she could to get us the most beautiful florals. We had other suppliers treat us differently when we mentioned our budget! Working with Krysta, she was professional, warm, creative and made the experience fun! She is incredible at what she does and you can tell she genuinely cares so much about making your day perfect. Our flowers were just magical. My bouquet was like nothing I'd ever seen before, they had water lilies! Just so beautiful! If you're looking for a florist, reach out to Krysta. She is also a wedding planner and stylist! Thank you for everything.
Felicia + Joss, May 2023
All images captured by @davidcampbellimagery