Our Favourite Florists in Sydney (and beyond)

We've done the leg work for you when it comes it picking blooms for your Big Day. Here is a definitive list of our favourite florists in Sydney, and beyond.

There is no shortage of talented florists these days - Which can make your decision even tougher. You'll notice that each florist has their own style. Keep this in mind when making your decision. For example, if you're after simple blooms for a minimalistic wedding, don't book a florist who is known for their bright bold arrangements, and vice versa. 

1. Kinded Floral, Paddington Sydney  

Based in the affluent east, Kindred champions the unconstructed, whimsical arrangement. Owner Jess was previously an accessories designer in the fashion industry, so you can rest assured knowing that your bouquet and your dress will be perfectly paired. 

 @kindredfloral 

@kindredfloral 

2. Floral and Mineral, Byron Bay QLD

Floral and Mineral are a collection of (very talented) self taught florists. "A little foraged, a little wild, a little romantic" is their motto and it really is the best description of their work. The use of raw trimmings, natural textures and imperfect finishes is prefect for the stylish, relaxed bride. 

 @floralandmineral

@floralandmineral

3. Hermetica Flowers, Darlinghurst, Sydney 

Floral chameleons, Hermetic create arrangements from white and whimsical to bold and structured. Well versed in extra-large scale floral installations, if you are looking for more than your traditional bouquets, pins and table scapes, Hermetica could be the florist for you.

 @hermeticaflowers

@hermeticaflowers

4. My Violet, Redfern Sydney 

Stylish, seasonal and undeniably on trend, its no surprise My Violet was the florist picked by fashion blogger Nicole Warne (@garypeppergirl) for her recent nuptials. 

 @mivioleta

@mivioleta

5. Signature Floral Design, Perth WA 

Many of Signature Florals Designs look as if they've been picked straight from the garden - in the best way. These arrangements are fun, unique and beautifully effortless. Founder Annaliese has over 20 years experience in the floristry and works with each bride to create an entirely bespoke arrangement.

 @signaturefloraldesign

@signaturefloraldesign

Are you a local florist or wedding vendor we should know about? Let us know here! 

All The Trends a Modern Bride Needs to Take Away From The Royal Wedding

Achieving modern-day Royal Wedding vibes isn't as hard as you think. 

1. Messy Hair, Minimal Make up

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It was initially rumoured that Markle would do her own wedding make up Kate Middleton style, but her now iconic Bridal look was created by Celebrity Make Up artist and friend Daniel Martin.

Meghan allowed her natural beauty to shine through with minimal coverage. The star of the look was her eyes that were finished with a subtle smokey eye.  For modern brides hoping to achieve this effortless look for their big day, we asked Celebrity and Bridal Make-up artist Sonia Allen to weigh in.

"Meghan's look was timeless and can be achieved by using lightweight textures.  Good skincare and skin prep is paramount for a look this light and to produce the "glow from within" that Meghan exuded on the day. Her foundation was sheer and low coverage allowing her freckles to come through.  Good options include MAC Face and Body, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser or Marc Jacobs Shameless foundation. Bronze, taupe and chocolate shades were used on the eyes which were also rimmed and lined with kohl. The blush looked like her cheeks were naturally flushed with colour and cream textures like the Stila Convertible Colours are the best for achieving this finish." 

- Sonia Allen (@sonia.allen.makeup.bridal)

 

2. Small Bouquet 

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Although small, Meghan's bouquet had huge sentimental significance in honouring Princess Diana. The bouquet was filled with the late Princess's favourite flower the forget-me-not, which were hand picked by Prince Harry himself. 

For the modern bride, the styling of a smaller bouquet can not only be more cost effective, but exudes understated chic, and Wedding-inspo giant Pinterest confirms it. In their 2018 wedding report Pinterest stated that searches for 'small arrangements' had spiked by +118%. Pinterest and Royal approved? We think this trend is a winner.  

3. Walking Yourself Down the Aisle 

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This trend won't be for everyone, but its one we personally love. There are many reasons you might be  thinking of walking the aisle solo. Maybe its to honour the loved one you always thought would be there to give you away, perhaps its to symbolise your strength and independence, or maybe you just want to give your photographer the chance to capture your walk. We think 2018 is the year to embrace giving yourself away. 

 

4. More than one Perfect Dress 

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Now this is a trend we can get on board with! Meghan looked a vision in both her ceremony dress (Givenchy by Claire Waight Keller) and reception gown (Stella McCartney). While no one can deny both Meghans choices were grandeur and elegant the absence of accessories and embellishment was certainly noticed. From what we have seen, when a modern bride opts for two gowns on her big day, usually they will both showcase a different style. Something more traditional for the ceremony, and a bit of fun - or even a shorter party dress for the reception.

This trend is a pricey one, but can certainly be worth the investment. However, we won't encourage a second dress just for the sake of it, the most important aspect of the two-dress trend, is to find two gowns you love equally.

 

5. The Getaway Car 

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This trend is something your new Hubby will certainly be on board with. Traditionally, prestige wedding vehicles are used to showcase the arrival or the bride and groom. But, in one of the many modern twists of their wedding, the new Duke and Duchess chose to do things a little differently. Usually, when the bride arrives the wedding guests will have already taken their seats, meaning many miss out on the delight of the wedding car! In the age of photo sharing and social media, being able to share this special wedding treat with your guests, as well as adding a luxury element to your wedding pics will certainly a trend worth considering. 

The New Era: Moira Hughes Capsule Collection

Introducing the newest gowns from Moira Hughes, this capsule collection showcases unforgettable sleek lines that speak of new age Art Deco. Unveiling a modern twist on vintage inspiration, this collection is perfect for the confident, sophisticated bride who wants an edge on the timeless gown.

The Capsule Collection brings together five new gowns to the Moira Hughes family. Summer, Darcy, Blake, Taylor and Mila. 

Take a look at the full Capsule Collection below!

 The Summer wedding gown

The Summer wedding gown

Created in the highest level of Parisienne silk, The Summer is as soft on the inside as it is outside. A touch of gold ensures this minimalist design looks incredible from every angle.

 The Darcy wedding gown

The Darcy wedding gown

Plunging backs and sculpting skirts allure while the feminine front frames the neckline perfectly. Darcy allows the modern bride every opportunity to ensure her personality is part of the design. Pair with delicate jewellery or a bold belt to take you from day to night. 

 The Blake wedding gown

The Blake wedding gown

Blake is created in feather-light silk meaning the skirt will flow and move like liquid on the body. Walking down the aisle will reveal a hint of the silhouette beneath, while standing will allow the chiffon to billow out and flow in the wind. 

 The Taylor wedding gown

The Taylor wedding gown

Hidden corseting sculpts and supports from within, while the sparkling Parisienne lace glimmers from above. The Taylor has all the elements of a wedding dress, but the silk, lace and silhouette offer that unique edge. 

 The Mila wedding gown

The Mila wedding gown

Pearlescent silk is crafted to sculpt a woman's body while giving her room to dance the night away. A dramatic neckline and a low V back lead into our signature derriere lifting lines. A strong, contemporary take on an old age classic.

Photographer: @melcartmerphotographer

Hair & Make Up @Sonia.allen.makeup.bridal

Ring: @grewandco

Jewellery: @samanthawillsbridal

Shoes: @thewhitecollection

Gowns: @moirahughescouture