by Jeannie Sheppard from Two Little Rows
- Event Planner, Stylist, and Owner of Two Little Rows
- Finalist – 2014 Tesselaar Flowers: ‘TOP GUN' AUSTRALIAN FLORIST
- Finalist – 2011 Tesselaar Flowers: ‘TOP GUN' AUSTRALIAN FLORIST
- Winner – 2009 Redlands on Moreton Bay: BEST NEW TOURISM DEVELOPMENT – ELOPEMENTS
What is the Latest Wedding Flower Trend?
A quick browse of wedding bouquets on a platform like Pinterest and you'll soon see where bridal bouquets are heading.. wild, oversized and totally romantic! It's a revival of the big and beautiful bouquets that brides carried in the 1920's and 30's. Gone are the days of just a few years ago when brides carried tightly packed, round, formal posies of roses and buds with just an accent of foliage.... Read More »
Can You Provide Me With a Picture or Sketch of Roughly What My Flowers Will Look Like?
Yes, a good florist will be able to supply you with a rough sketch of your bouquet, but do keep in mind that there are many variables in floristry that may affect the ultimate look of your bouquet. Blossom availability is dependent on factors over which florists have little or no control (think extremes of weather, transport strikes, etc), so I always remind my clients that they need to be... Read More »
I’ve Heard That Wedding Planners Can Make Any Wedding Budget Work. Is That True?
The answer to this question is 'yes and no'. A clever wedding planner will find ways to cut the budget while not impacting the style and quality of the event but there is a limit to what they can do. A budget must cover the basics and all of your suppliers deserve a decent renumeration for the work they do. This is why I always ask about the budget before... Read More »
If a Bride Wants an Outdoor Wedding, What Advice Would You Give Her About Location?
Outdoor weddings demand special and considered planning and are never for the feint of heart or brides or grooms who likes total control. Any number of elements are coming together to create a wedding out of doors and this means that flexibility is key to a happy day. Following are my top five considerations when I make recommendations to my clients on an outdoor wedding location; 1. Consider what type... Read More »
How to Decorate a Beach Wedding?
If you're dreaming of a wedding with the sand between your toes, it won't be long before the question of just how to style your beach wedding arises. Above all, the factor that should remain foremost in your mind is your own personal style. Just like choosing a dress, suit, makeup or hairstyle, your wedding day is not the time to try on a foreign style or be something you're... Read More »
Is There Anything I Need to Know About Having a Wedding Ceremony on the Beach?
The first thing I can tell you about beach weddings is that there is a lot to know! I've been planning, styling and coordinating weddings on the beaches of Stradbroke Island and beyond for fifteen years and have seen and experienced it all, but if I had to tell brides and grooms just one vital thing about a beach wedding, it would be to have a Plan B. Working without... Read More »
How Much Ribbon Is Needed If I Want to Wrap My Bouquet?
The ribbon you need to wrap a bouquet will depend on the size of your bouquet, the width of your ribbon and how long you want to wrapping to be. If you were to buy one metre of ribbon at least 2cm wide per bouquet, you will have more than enough. I like to use ribbon that is around 2.5 cm wide, but you can also use wider ribbon if... Read More »
How to Preserve Fresh Flowers in Summer?
Here in Australia, we can experience burning temperatures throughout summer. This heat as a two-fold effect on flowers; First, the hottest months make it difficult for growers to maintain supply and wholesalers to keep flowers alive and fresh for sale, so choices are drastically reduced in months like January and February. Second, once you're bouquet is created and delivered, heat can rapidly affect your flowers, so you need to take... Read More »
Any Advice on Planning a Tented Wedding?
The first thing you need to know when planning a tented or marquee wedding is that you are building your own venue. This means that you will be hiring every single piece of equipment, from the tent to the cork screws and the furniture to the light bulbs, onto the site. You will also be hiring the labour to deliver it, install and dismantle it all before and after the... Read More »
How to Choose a Bridesmaid Bouquet?
Choosing a bouquet style for your maids will involve a number of factors. First in most bride's mind is the budget. Flowers can form a large part of the wedding budget due to high material and labour costs, so it's important to consider everything before you begin to choose your wedding flowers.. How much do you want to spend? How important are flowers to you? How many bridesmaids will you... Read More »
What Flowers Do You Believe, Are the Secret to Every Blushing Bride?
Personally, I believe that there is only one secret to every blushing bride and that is love. The flowers that she then chooses to express that love are a matter of personal taste and preference. I've created thousands of bouquets for my clients, from a single blossom to elaborate and cascading arrangements and as diverse as each of them has been, they have one thing in common; Each one was... Read More »
What is the Correct Way of Holding a Wedding Bouquet?
This is a great question and one that brides often forget to ask their florist or wedding coordinator. As a bride, you will no doubt be nervous and very excited as you are about to take that walk down the aisle and your first instinct, as you hold your bouquet, will be to clutch it to your chest. Try to resist this urge. Your bouquet should be held in both... Read More »