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It likely comes as no surprise - wedding flowers can be expensive! What many couples may not realize though, is in addition to the upcharge for retail blooms - per stem, a Designer fee (usually an additional 30%), and any delivery or setup charges, you’re also paying for the cost of each centerpiece vase or vessel.
Consider being economical while also adding a personalized touch to your wedding florals. We love the idea of upcycling and repurposing bottles from local breweries, wineries or distilleries! Bottles can be found in a wide range of tinted glasses to compliment your primary wedding colors and also offer you the opportunity to be cheeky; ah the clever beverage names and branding. If you are not hiring a Day of Coordinator, we highly recommend you do, using repurposed materials also eliminates the hassle and stress (broken glass everywhere!), of returning rented vases. Put your money into what matters most and explore the option of going green with your floral centerpieces.
My fiancé Tori and I got engaged recently in December. We’ve been together for two years. We both proposed to each other in two completely different and what we believe to be really special ways in two amazing locations that have a lot of sentimental meaning. I would describe us both as very colourful, creative and genuinely happy humans. I am a social worker and Tori is a nurse so we are both people persons. We love going on adventures together. I have lots of big ideas, and Tori is always up for a great time so it works perfectly.
I would describe our relationship as ever-growing, we learn from each other on a daily basis. We have been living with each other for five months now, we have a puppy and just have huge plans for our future together.
In regards to proposing, it was kind of stressful trying to make it all work together. I surprised Tori and whisked her away for a weekend in the Hunter Valley (which holds a big place in both our hearts as we’ve made many happy memories there). I just wanted it all to be perfect and for Tori and I to have the chillest and most magical weekend ever. I wanted to give Tori the best and most spectacular proposal and to show her how special she is to me. On the day, we were kind of late to everything (as always), we were getting pampered, getting our makeup and nails done then we met with the owners of Cedars and they took us to the Orchard on their property where Chris, from Photography On Hermitage, was waiting for us and you wouldn’t believe it!? Chris had to actually stop taking photos because he couldn’t even see what was on his screen due to the rain! We were then taken back up to our accommodation and the cottage was all set up exactly how I imagined and requested - fairy lights, candles and flowers everywhere and and a huge ‘will you marry me?’ to boot. She said ‘yes’ of course.
When it came to planning a magical proposal for Ange, I wanted to show her firstly how much the many memories we had made up until that point, meant to me and remind her of the happy times we had had falling in love with each other. I knew from a long time ago that I wanted to ask Ange to marry me in one of our most favorite places in the world - Queens Beach, in Vaucluse. It was one of the first places Ange ever took me and the place we shared our first kiss. Being located in Sydney and having a great plan to propose to Ange before the new year, I chose to ask her on the day of the new moon, thinking its the beginning of a new chapter.
Ironically, we got two weather extremes for both our proposals- heavy rain and sunshine, the two ingredients required to create rainbows (we tell ourselves).
The day started off with checking-in to our favorite accommodation, the QT in Sydney, we then went and got a makeup pampering by MAC and then were picked up by a fancy black car and I took Ange to the place it all began. I had our friends set up a beautiful little teepee, complete with a picnic lunch to be enjoyed by the two of us. Despite the heat, Ange managed to get a couple of laughs after reading the little love story I had prepared and created for her in her very own novel and said "YES" when I popped the question.
I had Same Love photographer, Frank capture the moment and we headed to Aria (to cool down) for a celebratory dinner afterwards. I am the luckiest human in the world to be marrying this woman.