November - Wonderful wedding madness!
It's wedding madness at Jamison Flowers with Canberra's peak
wedding season in full swing.
We have a wonderful problem at Jamison Flowers; we are drowning in wedding
flowers. Every week we are literally hemmed in by buckets and buckets of
beautiful roses, peonies, hydrangeas, lisianthus - in fact every possible
gorgeous seasonal flower you could imagine. Canberra is a city engulfed
with love as brides and grooms take advantage of our beautiful long spring
days to say 'I do'. I'm sure you've spotted all the ribboned wedding cars
cruising around the capital every weekend, and if you find yourself walking
around Lake Burley Griffin on a Saturday evening then you'll definitely
spot a wedding party or two!
We are having a frantically busy wedding season, which of course is
fantastic. It's a constant juggling act, dealing with growers and flower
wholesalers to make sure we have the perfect flowers for every wedding and
making sure they're delivered on time. It can be very stressful, waiting to
see if the roses will be exactly the right colour, or whether the
wholesalers will find those perfect pink David Austin's that the bride has
had her heart set on since she was 6 years old……..but that's what we're
here for, finding the most beautiful flowers for Canberra's most beautiful
We have had some great weddings to work on over the last couple of months,
some of them have been huge and colourful, others have been smaller,
classic and understated. One of our largest weddings this year was for
bride and groom Yolanda and Hayden, their theme was bright and bling!
Yolanda and Hayden met online and have been together for 7 years. They
wanted their special day to be elegant and to make a statement with plenty
of 'wow' factor! The most challenging and exciting part of their wedding
flowers were the amazing table centres. We designed huge flower balls which
were filled with purple lisianthus, pink roses, green sim carnations and
pink carnations, and balanced them high above the guests on tall glass
vases, with hanging crystals. Yolanda's bridal bouquet was also bright with
bling, it included purple lisianthus and pink roses with green button
chrysanthemums, ivy berries and beautiful crystals. The bouquet looked
stunning against her gorgeous white wedding dress, a great 'pop' of colour!
People often wonder why wedding bouquets cost more than the flowers we have
on our stand every day. The answer is wiring - bridal bouquets are
extremely labour intensive because all the flowers are individually wired
to ensure they look perfect for the entire wedding day. Flowers are alive,
they are a natural product, and they need water to survive, so if you take
them out of water you need to treat them very carefully to ensure they look
their best for as long as possible. If you took a normal bunch of roses and
carried them around all day, waved them around in photos, passed them from
bridesmaid to bridesmaid to groomsmen during the ceremony, abandoned them
on the floor of a wedding car while you enjoy a celebratory glass of
bubbly, all in the heat of spring or summer - how do you think they're
going to look when it's time for the reception? They will look like a week
old bunch of $5 Aldi roses. By wiring every flower and by packing them in
water we can make sure the bouquets will look stunning when the bride walks
down the aisle, when she arrives at the reception and when she farewells
her family and friends at the end of the night. The bouquets won't fall
apart even during the most adventurous wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Our couples pay for our expertise and we work with all budgets. If your
budget is tight we don't cut corners on quality, we always construct our
bridal bouquets with care and skill.
But it's time to stop talking about work and start doing it! Before we go
we have to congratulate Nancye Anderson our October winner of our 'flowers
for your birthday' competition! Nancye received a bunch of marigolds, the
birth flower for October.
If you've got a wedding to go to in November we hope you catch a Jamison