Glitz and Glam Oriental Wedding Bouquets

Finally sharing some more recent bridal flowers, like these chic bouquets we made for a wedding at Tetsuyas. This bride sent us a photo of an elegant, deep maroon bouquet with a really feminine feel and we used it as inspiration for her wedding flowers. 

We knew that each table at the wedding reception would feature a single red vanda orchid in a small vase so decided to make vanda orchids a part of the bouquets too. For some lightness we mixed in the cymbidium orchids, and just a few cream hypericum berries. Siam tulips, carnations and alstromeria form the body of the bouquet, each with their own textures and glamour. I love how the deep red and black satin ribbon adds drama and elegance.

We're always happy to take Wedding flower bookings, and happy to chat if you're just starting to gather ideas for your own wedding, or definitely know what you want. Just give us a call on (02) 9745 1668 anytime or send a quick email and we will be in touch.

Late Spring Floral Designs at Urban Flower

We've been leaning into really romantic tones and bouquets this month. Frilly roses, divine smelling David Austins, and popcorn hydrangea have made their debut again too.
We bought armfuls of Phalaenopsis stems for race day fascinators and to add a little luxe to our bouquets. Everyone has been asking for corsages (like every second phone call!) and we're going a little corsage crazy!

We're about to launch a new hamper range so we're gathering pretty pieces to fill them. Like Bramble and Hedge nougat which we have become very enamored with. I hope to show off the new hamper range very soon.

Carli x 

Five Favourite Ways to Give Roses on Valentine's Day

What is it about red roses? 
Celebrate love with a fifty-stemmed bouquet... 

A delicate glass bowl of curated red blooms...

Showcase each premium bloom with a spectacular rose pot...

A simple gesture of love with a bouquet

Or a front-facing vase for that dynamic first impression...

For red roses, shop our romance range or talk to one of our friendly florists today, call us on (02) 9745 1668.

Today's Perfect Posies

Thirty-five perfect white posies.
For Portobello PR in Paddington, something petite and pretty to accompany press-kits for Sebamed Australia

Three Beautiful Funeral Wreaths

Funeral wreaths (also called Sympathy Wreaths) are floral tributes most often sent to the funeral service to express sorrow, sentiment and love. Symbolically, funeral wreaths have been made as a remembrance of the enduring, circular nature of life. Aesthetically they are a beautiful reminder of life and it's beauty, and also can be a quite personal link the the loved one who has passed away. We make a range of sizes, colours and styles of funeral wreaths at Urban Flower. I've chosen these three to show the variation, from vibrant reds to elegant, delicate floral whites. 

To find out more about the range of Sympathy and Funeral Flowers we offer, you can find other blog posts here and our view our range in our online store here.

Cranberry and Dusty Pink Wedding Flowers

Today I wanted to share these gorgeous wedding flowers Jules conjured up some time ago now. There's no shying away from the pink wedding trend here. I just adore these colour combinations so much - bespoke greens and blush pink, deep maroon, hints of white and woodland elements too. 

It takes a courageous bride to play with deeper colours like cranberry, but when they come together this well, the result is simply stunning - a rich warmth, sensual tones and dramatic hues add real beauty to the day. 

Here are a few bridal party photos from Marlene and Travis' special day (loving that whole tribe of bridesmaids!) taken in Lisgar Gardens, Hornsby.

King Protea Wedding Bouquet in Macquarie Park

This has to hands-down be one of my favourite weddings that we have done - I love that Jess wanted to make a white King Protea the champion of her clutch of flowers. The green bush foliage and paper daisies work seamlessly to beautify Jess and Daniel's wedding day, their botanical Eden Gardens setting, and reflect their relaxed style.

All photography courtesy of Bless Photography
Ceremony and reception held at Eden Gardens in Macquarie Park
Jess wears a Maggie Sottero wedding gown.
Wildflowers sourced from East Coast Wildflowers

Choosing Sympathy Flowers

It may come as a surprise, but the majority of flowers we prepare for delivery are Sympathy flowers. Many customers seem a little unsure when it comes to sending bereavement flowers Death often comes by surprise and leaves us wondering how to let the bereaved families know we care. We've put together some of our popular choices on the Urban Flower website to make the task a little easier. 

When choosing Sympathy Flowers, we suggest you:

Choose something easy-to-care for. Arrangements are less hassle than bouquets, all they require is to be watered once a day. Similarly, already-vased bouquets don't require the recipients to go searching the house for a vase of their own. 
- Choose something long-lasting. Native flowers are a popular choice for this reason. Orchids in all their varieties are also long-lasting.
- Consider pastels tones, white and more subdued classic colours. But, if you know the recipient well and you know they would appreciate bright, happy colours then that is perfectly fine too.
- Consider a leafy indoor plant or succulent bowl. With just a water every now and then, plants can live forever, be replanted in gardens and provide a special gift which can be appreciated long-term.

Fishbowl arrangements are a very thoughtful sympathy gift. Pure Delight showcases oriental lilies displayed with fine foliage, smooth river pebbles, and spear grass.  I have delivered these as a Sympathy gift on countless occasions and each time, they are received with awe and appreciation.

Broome is elegant and long-lasting. The orchids and native flowers are beautifully arranged in a ceramic trough.

White roses are often chosen as a bereavement gift. Our Pure Love arrangement with white roses and lush green foliage can be made in a few different sizes and price points.

We hope that these ideas have helped you. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to call us on (02) 97451668.

You may also be wondering where to have these Sympathy Flowers sent to and what to write on your card message. Perhaps you've been given the responsibility to choose funeral flowers for a loved one and need some direction. We answer those questions in the following posts:

Four Romantic Bouquets

Four romantic bouquets featuring romantic hues and softer textures.
Call us if you would like us to create one for you - (02) 9745 1668.

Breathtaking Flower Arrangements

Just wanted to share some of our florist Shannyn's beautiful work, you can follow her floral adventures on Instagram too @shannynflowers