‘Walking on the Wildside’ is industry association Wildflowers Australia‘s annual wildflower farm walk and floristry demonstration. This year’s event on October 24, in Alpine NSW, had a full house of over fifty florists, designers, teachers, and growers in attendance, for a farm walk at Growwild wedding venue, followed by demonstrations by Lynne Dallas and Emelia Bristow from Pearsons Florist.
The duo created floral arrangements for a wedding with a medieval twist; assisted by Mary Fairlie-Cunninghame and Debra van Breda, florists and teachers at Pearsons School of Floristry. Attendees really enjoyed the event, and even the florists who use natives in their everyday work were amazed at the range of Australian flowers and foliages now available to the floral industry.
A wide selection of native flowers from East Coast Wildflowers, traditional flowers from Jonima Flowers, sundries from Apack – and of course our beautiful native foliages supplied by Premium Greens Australia! – inspired the designers to create four bouquets, a floral cake, a floral tree and a green wall. Natives and traditional florist flowers mix very well together.
Rainbow Fern makes a luxurious green frame for a white King protea bouquet – or any kind of bouquet!
If you’re looking for design inspiration for your next wedding take a look at our Design Inpiration – Weddings gallery