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Behind the Scenes: Wedding Day with Florist Willow Bud

23rd April 2015

Sandi Shankster, owner Willow Bud, has her own little secret garden, and runs a well-oiled machine with her wedding floristry business. Business is blooming, you might say… boom tish. We followed Sandi around like an annoying little sister and hounded her with questions on a busy wedding day morning to find out just what it’s like to work behind-the-scenes providing all the pretty. Photos by Simon J Coulson.  Sandi, what does a busy wedding day morning look like in the Willow Bud studio? On this particular day we had four weddings on, three of the four weddings had ceremony and reception…

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Pin Board: Floral Lovin’

11th February 2015

  Who’s in the mood for some floral lovin’? Meeeeee!  Today I have a very delicious little treat for you – a whole pin board full of Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio creations. I just love each and every little bloomin’ morsel, don’t you? Well, you will once you’ve clicked the link to check them out, trust me. 

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Styled Shoot: Forest Wedding Inspiration

8th September 2014

Get ready, get set for some insanely pretty bridal inspiration. This styled shoot is the result of the creative genius of a bunch of some of our fave Sunshine Coast wedding professionals, who never cease to amaze us with their talents. The location was The Sanctuary at Forest Glen, which offers a plethora of pretty spots, perfect for bridal photographic loveliness. Such as these here photos by Tara Lee Photography.  A loose braid laced with wildflowers for a sweet woodland bridal vibe An unstructured bridal bouquet in pinks and reds has a whimsical charm. Love this prettiness by Willow Bud A groom…

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Some Beautiful Blooms

24th April 2013

Beautiful fresh flowers intricately sculpted to perfection is something you will hopefully experience on your wedding day. A bridal bouquet is an accessory you will have but once, and it will be your constant companion on your special day. It can be a reflection of your personal style, the theme of your wedding, the surroundings or location, or the season.  On her travels, Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, Andrea Sproxton, happens upons some of the most gorgeous blooms in the biz. Here she shares some of her most recentlhy photographed florals from the talents of the best Sunshine Coast florists.  Left…

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Best of the Best Bouquet Inspiration

21st February 2013

It will be your constant companion on your wedding day, so your wedding bouquet should be something you adore almost as much as your bridal gown, at least as much as you love your shoes, perhaps even cradled and adored like you would your first born child. Too far? Yeah, I always do that… I go too far…  I’m sorry, I just really love beautiful flowers! And these amazing bouquets I am sharing with you today are so super beautiful, they all feature in Volume 4 of The Bride’s Tree free online bridal magazine. Throughout the three real Sunshine Coast…

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Fashion and Flowers

27th November 2012

When we get together a team to work on our photo shoots for Volume 3 of The Bride's Tree free online bridal magazine, we make sure we're only working with the best of the best Sunshine Coast wedding professionals. Our couture fashion shoot at Twin Waters Golf Club was no exception.  Take a peek at the incredible designs by Judy Copley Bridal, each created as one-off pieces and part of Judy's collection of some of the most amazing dresses we have ever laid eyes on.  Of course no bride is complete without a beautiful bouquet. When it comes to photo shoots,…

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Just in case you missed it…

10th November 2012

It has been yet another beautiful week on the Sunshine Coast, which is without a doubt living up to its name. It is no wonder this is the most popular time of year to be married here. The sun has been shining, our beaches are sparkling with white sand and blue waters, air is so clear, the view from the hinterland is endless.  We have also had a wonderful week at The Bride's Tree HQ, as we have found ourselves terribly inspired by all of the amazing Sunshine Coast wedding professionals once again.  Monday we kicked off with one of…

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Bouquet Inspiration

6th November 2012

There's nothing like a bit of floral pretty on a splendid Wednesday. For your viewing pleasure, here is some bouquet inspiration from one of the best Sunshine Coast florists. How do we know how brilliant Blooms of Noosa is? Well, because we have worked with the terribly talented Rebecca and Lucinda a couple of times now, and she never ceases to amaze us with her creative flair and eye for perfection.  Our latest shoot with gahmayzing florals from Blooms of Noosa can be seen upon the pretty, pretty pages of the latest The Bride's Tree free online bridal magazine. Rebecca…

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Divine Florals

28th October 2012

Ever spend a brief Saturday moment around 3:00pm in wonder as to what kind of pretty the brides of the Sunshine Coast are having? Not just me, surely? Well, here is a bit of forementioned pretty one lucky Sunshine Coast bride was delivered on her wedding day morning. Gorgeous flowers by the amazing Julia from Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Design.  Aren't these roses just to die for! We happen to know that Miss Julia scours the flower markets (often in the early hours!) with her discerning eye for extreme perfection and nothing less. She then spends hours meticulously constructing…

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