Flora Fashion Editorial. Photography – Garth Badger | Location – Thievery Studio | Stylist Ashlee Blackwell | Hair – Danny Pato D&M | Makeup – Kiekie for M.A.C | Flowers – Lu Diamond | Models – Danika and Jess for Red Eleven, Bernie for Unique Model Management | Editorial from Issue Two – available from our web-shop
We first met briefly in high school at a friend’s Sweet 16 party. During our college years we reconnected at a mutual friend’s house party. Our first exchange of conversation was during a silly card game when I caught Chris’s attention by naming a category ‘Lunch Meats’.
Our wedding day really was a dream come true. The venue was a completely DIY location – a large undertaking when planning from another state. All the organising and crafting that went into the day made it that much more magical when it all came together.
This bouquet was seriously heavy, once it was bound and tied with the elegant silk and willow ribbon
I panicked for 5 minutes “essshhhh it’s too big” then I remembered that generally all my brides request a massive explosion of flowers, which is what always wants aim to create.
Tell us about your design background and how you came to launch a bridal boutique/dressmaking business?
I was always interested in fashion and from a young age I was making my own clothes and drawing up designs. Once I finished school I studied fashion at University and found that all I really wanted to design was beautiful dresses. I then got married myself after I had finished my study and made my own wedding dress. I started getting asked by friends and friends of friends to make their dresses. I really loved the process of working with a bride to create their dream dress, so decided that this is what I wanted to do with my life. I then designed my own range and it went from there.
“Seasonal flowers are at the heart of all of my designs. Being a flower grower I always want to reflect what is happening in the field.
Autumn has to be one of my favourite seasons, the last hurrah before the bite of winter sets in. The garden puts on its final display, with cooler days and mornings giving a warm richness to the field.