Inspiring Floral Workshop

Francescas Flower Workshop_025_blogWe had the pleasure of attending a floral workshop at hosted by Francesca Petherbridge of Francesca’s Flowers on Saturday. The workshops are a perfect opportunity for a girls get-together and could be the ideal activity for you and your bridesmaids to enjoy. After all there is tea and cake! Depending on the workshop you choose you will learn the basics for displaying your own fresh flowers beautifully.

Francesca has a beautiful boutique in the heart of trendy Paddington, filled with special little finds, along with all the flowers to create amazing floral art.

The workshop are intimate and the perfect activity to help prepare for your wedding. Try out different colour combinations, see everyone’s thought and designs, and gain valuable insight into flowers and how to make your wedding flowers amazing on your big day. You’ll also see how much skill and effort goes into each floral piece. So if you are contemplating doing your own flowers this is the perfect opportunity, under the watchful eye of an expert, to see if it’s possible. Or maybe just have fun, and realise an expert will create your dream flowers, and you can just enjoy every moment with your family and friends.

Vivien from Bundaburg, attended with her daughter from Gladstone, and a friend from Brisbane, “I knew nothing about floral arrangements, but I feel confident to attempting some floral arrangements at home. the workshop was very interesting, and the process was relaxing. I’m definitely glad we came along today.

The course we attended was aimed at novices, but even those those with a little more experience will still get some gems out of Francesca’s workshops. Jo had attended a workshop a year ago. She was attracted by the idea of coffee and flowers together. “I love that you choose you own flowers to make the bouquets. I would highly recommend attending any of Francesca’s workshops.”

Industrial Inspiration at the Wedding Arcade

So what’s with the weather Brisbane? With Autumn throwing some unexpected weather events into the mix, we finally got the chance to attend The Wedding Arcade’s latest event. Held in the industrial setting of the old Peters Ice Cream factory in the heart of eclectic West End. This was the hottest ticket for brides-to-be this weekend, offering in depth planning advice and workshops as well as the opportunity to meet some of Brisbane’s best vendors. The old factory certainly made for a unique backdrop for the event, which was transformed with stylish settings from several event planners and some clever stalls from the suppliers.

When Freddie Met Lilly hosted a session on bridal fashions, with several models looking stunning in the gowns and suits. The grooms weren’t neglected either, with a Grooms Room close to the display of wedding transport that was offering a chill-out zone for the guys with a whiskey bar and comfy sofas if the boys needed a break.

Another innovation was the chefs table, which offered patrons a chance to enjoy a range of delectable dishes from a range of catering suppliers. Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular at Weddings and they were well represented too with a range a unique vehicles offering a selection of cuisine options.

The event was certainly popular, and although the weather didn’t play ball all the time this was a very different type of expo that allowed brides and grooms to dig a little deeper into the planning process and have time to talk to the vendors they wanted without the usual push and shove of some of the larger expos.

Photo Credit: Masterpieces Photography + Video

Trunk Show Excitement

Saturday the 14th arrived as a perfect Autumn day, with the sun shining and it was with a sense of excitement that we headed to the Stone’s Corner showroom of Elizabeth de Varga for their Trunk Show. The day couldn’t have been more perfect, with so many brides experiencing the happiest of moments, finding their dream bridal gown from the wonderful selection of couture and Pret-a-Porter styles available in store. Several wedding suppliers were also on hand to offer advice and discuss upcoming wedding details, including the talented Dave from Masterpieces Photography + Video and Ashlee from Latonas Makeup. The show room of Tammie Nitschke, head designer at Elizabeth de Varga, always looks sublime, but was further enhanced by a spectacular convertible Rolls Royce from Somerton Limousines parked out the front.

Here are some of the images taken by Masterpieces Photography from the day.

Wedding Suppliers who contributed to the day:

Masterpieces Photography + Video
Latonas Professional Makeup Supplies
A Little Cake Place
White Lace and Promises
Archara Flowers
The Little Flower Company