From Cara Fitch of Trille Floral… When I found out my workshop student, Belinda, was traveling from Outback Queensland to Sydney to attend a 1:1 workshop with me, I knew immediately what palette I wanted us to work with. While my experience with the outback is limited, I did spend a few days walking in absolute wonder around Ayers Rock last year, and I can’t help but think back to the rust toned dirt and terra cotta sunsets that feel so quintessentially Australian. I wanted to focus the palette on warm rusts, terra cottas, peaches, and pinks so that Belinda’s portfolio images would reflect the landscape of where she will be designing most of her events. Spring was the right season so play with this palette as there are some tones only certain flowers can achieve. Luckily we were in peak ranunculus season. They come in the most beautiful shades ranging from muted pinks to bright coral pinks. We were also lucky enough to have a few stems of peach foxglove, another spring favorite, grown by Elizabeth Back of Wild Aesthetic Flowers.
For the bouquets and arrangements, we used lush garden roses, pink ranunculus, brown bearded iris, peach foxgloves, nude carnations, and plum scabiosa. We mixed in some foliage clipped from my backyard as well as some trailing jasmine to give the arrangements an overgrown, natural shape. For the arrangements, our focal flower was the bearded iris. They tend to need a constant water source, and their delicate shape can easily get damaged in a hand held bouquet. For the bouquets, our focal flower was the peach foxglove grown by Sydney based flower farmer, Elizabeth Back. We used the plum scabiosa to float above all the other flowers to give our arrangements and bouquets a light and airy feel.
Styling & Floral Designs: Trille Floral | Makeup & Hair: Makeup by Jaimee May | Student Florist: Flinders & Mitchell | Model: Jaimee Crofts | Location: Le Petit Studio Blanc | Styling Boards: Sandra Chau Designs | Ribbons: Songbird Silk | Foxgloves: Wild Aesthetic Flowers