Monday, 1 August 2011

where has the last month gone!!?

Time has absolutely flown over the last few weeks...
We've had sooooo much going on!
Magazine shoots, jobs with stylists, weddings, and parties. Its enough to make my head spin...
There has also been lots of comings and goings with our "Outdoor" shop as the weather has cleared in the last week. All this gorgeous sunshine is inspiring everyone to look at their gardens with fresh eyes.
Bring on SPRING!!!

Monday, 4 July 2011

wedding planning fever

I have been doing lots of wedding consultations in the last week...
One of the main trends developing for the approaching spring is the use of an all white pallet.
Just like this beautiful wedding we created last year.
It remains one of my favourites of all time.
We used glass cube vases filled with bouvadia and hyacinth, and lots of tealights.
The fragrance on a warm spring evening was absolutely beautiful.
Pure romance!

Christian Dior domes

These beautiful domes gardens were done for client Christian Dior.
The flowers and foliages in the domes (a series of three), were representative of their newly released skincare range.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

orchids at the AGNSW

I was showing a client today some pics as we decided on some flower and foliage combinations for an event we're planning together.
These beautiful orchids were done for a function we did at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Such a vibrant mixture!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Our collaboration with Woollahra Council

We are very proud and excited to announce our involvement in the Woollahra Council annual Garden Week, in September.
I am honoured to have been asked to do a presentation.

I have had to write a bio for inclusion in the advertising material...
This is what i came up with...

Lisa mattock is the co-owner and creative director of the award winning florist and homewares store Dragonfly Floral Design, and the recently opened Dragonfly Outdoor, which specialises in garden accoutrements.

She has been a florist for 7 years, avid collector and admirer of homewares, stationary and "found" goodies since she was a little girl.
She has many fond memories of being in the garden mashing petals together to make "perfume", with a pocket full of interesting pebbles and feathers.
Or was often to be found organising her crayola collection to coordinate with her mum's jars full of saved buttons, beads and sequins.

Now I am working on the content for the presentation.
I'm thinking of doing some techniques and ideas that will mean the participants get a chance to do some hands on floristry. Hints and tips that they can take away and use at home.

Other presenters for the weeks festivities include chef Matt Moran, gardening author Colleen Morris and landscape designer Steve Batley.

It promises to be a week of good fun!!
Stay tuned for details on booking tickets...

bridal bouquet trends

I've been busy with consultations and quotations in the last few weeks for the spring wedding season.

I LOVE an organised bride! Someone who plans ahead and is really particular about the vision they have.
As with all fashion, weddings flowers see different trends.
One particular trend that is at the fore at the moment is the "small bouquet". Often made with just type of flower, they are very elegant and stylish.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Charlie's table...

We are the exclusive stockist for these beautiful, bespoke tables made by celebrity landscape designer, Charlie Albone.
Charlie is best known for his work on the Lifestyle channels, Selling Houses Australia.
These tables are made to measure from river pebbles, recycled rail sleepers and a sandstone slab.
He built us one out in our courtyard area of the shop, lucky us!
Come on in and drool!