Cymbidium orchid. A striking orchid with such variations in size and petal shape, from rounded to the more spiked framing the tongue, speckled with contrasting polka dots. Offering a rainbow of colours from pastel green through to rich chocolate, striped, blushed or a solid colour, the cymbidium offers a romantic choice, and marries well with most flowers.
Tulips. One of the world’s most recognisable flowers, the tulip, with its Dutch heritage, has been a popular choice for brides for over a century. They’re available in any colour you could dream of, with glossy, long petals create perfect cups. French tulips are slightly elongated, parrot tulips have frilled petals, and fringed tulips boast feathered petal edges - there’s a tulip for everyone.
Anemone. Comprising a single row of petals surrounding a black, velvet textured centre on colours ranging from purple, red, cerise, white and the delightful two toned white with paint like brushstrokes in a blush. Beautiful on there own, especially the white with its contrasting black centre, and equally delightful mixed with sweet peas and hyacinths.
Ranunculus. With folds of petals circling a cute button centre, ranunculus is a one of a kind flower. It comes in fresh whites, pinks and apricots as well as rich vermillion, plum and violet. There’s also a two-toned variegated variety in white and pink that looks like it’s been dipped in love itself. A structured bloom that works with both formal and informal gowns.
Violet. Be still my beating heart! The diminutive violet blooms are said to evoke a love that is delicate and pure. Ever so popular in Victorian times, the petite five petaled blooms, with darling heart shaped, deep green leaves come in a rich violet hue or the elusive white violet. A timeless classic for the demure bride.
Wattle Adopted as the floral emblem of Australia after the 1988 Bicentenary, and now forever steeped in Australian history from the national emblem to the favoured inspiration for uniforming our sporting heroes. Consisting of a multitude of fuzzy golden orbs and sweet perfume, Wattle adds a country aesthetic to any special day.
Cattleya The most flamboyant of the orchid family, the Cattleya is characterised by its large wing like petals and frilled tongue. Found in vibrant colors of pinks through to purples, yellow and snow white, and favoured for wrist corsages during the 1950’s. Believed to represent a mature charm and love, a rarer orchid , making it all the more special for bridal blooms.
Sweet William Little pin wheels of a bloom in colours from pink to burgundy, through to a fresh white, Sweet William is a delicate scented flower, and used poetically to represent gallantry in the Language of Flowers. As ode to her bridegroom, Princess Kate incorporated Sweet William into her bridal bouquet fittingly with Lily of Valley, making it a romantic choice steeped in royal history.
Meaning contentment and said to strengthen the bond of affection between husband and wife, Stock is a romantic choice for any bridal bouquet. With popcorn shaped blooms gathered around and down its long stem, a truly spicy, almost cinnamon like scent, Stock offers a range colours from white, cream, yellow, peach, lavender, pink, purple and burgundy. (Pictured, Night scented stock).
More a seed pod rather than a flower per se, Bixia has an interesting texture, with red hair like follicles covering the lighter, optical shaped pod. Ranging from a bright red to an almost rust colour, Bixia creatively compliments native flowers and exotic blooms, making it perfect for a less traditional bouquet.