“ With imported roses becoming extremely expensive , it is fantastic to see an increase in the use of other flower types , particularly locally grown ,” says wedding planner and stylist Marisha from Magnolia Studios . Look to Australian natives , eucalyptus , in-season rose varieties , and hardy orchids to take a starring role . Local blooms won ’ t just look fresher , they ’ ll last the day much better too .
6 Coming up roses
Can ’ t resist roses ? Reflex roses reign supreme when it comes to table décor and venue styling while simple bunches of perfect , long-stem roses are coming through in a single-hue such as toffee . For classic luxe , look to a rounded bouquet of blooms in pearl-white or cream .
The white touch
Even in a sea of colour , the clean , timeless appeal of white and cream blooms is still holding strong . Look out for Phalaenopsis orchids , used on their own as a single stem or spilling from mixed-bloom bouquets , and cream roses mixed with daisies and greenery for a pretty , just-picked vibe . Mix white with green for a crisp , timeless look or pair with gold for an opulent feel . And of course , nothing beats airy baby ’ s breath for delicate yet high-impact designs . “ The use of baby ’ s breath en masse is another fun trend I see staying around for a little while longer ,” says Marisha .
Photos from top : Karla & Seana at The Warehouse , photo Aisling Bourke . Ellicia ’ s entrance , photo Mezic Studio . Molly & Raiden , photo The Lane Creators ; Maddison & Ben , styling First Class Functions , Alan Hughes Photography