Poppies for ANZAC Centenary

This Saturday, April 25 2015, as many brides and grooms celebrate their marital unions; the joining of families and a day all about love, we also celebrate our ANZACs and the sacrifice they made for the freedoms we enjoy today. This year it’s particularly poignant, as it is the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli. 

Sunshine Coast brides will be paying tribute this weekend by incorporating the red poppy flower, the symbol of diggers, into their bridal bouquets, centrepieces and other arrangements. 

Photos by Andrea Sproxton Photography

Even if you have a predominantly white or pastel palette in mind for your bridal bouquet, a nice way to incorporate some honour to our ANZACs is to include white, apricot, yellow or pale pink poppies. Image by Chesterton Smith Photography. Bouquet by Willow Bud


Not to leave out the fellas. A nice way for them to pay tribute to our Diggers is to wear a poppy pin or the medals of a loved one. Images by Matt Rowe Photography.

100 years we Australians have enjoyed our happy-go-lucky lifestyle on our beautiful shores and the gratitude we feel towards our Diggers is unparallelled. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your sacrifice. 

Lest we forget.

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.