From elegant and simple weddings through to the truly extravagant, Susan Avery Flowers and Events’ work is truly amazing and catches the eye of many brides to be.
As a leading wedding supplier in Sydney for many years, Susan and her expert team are true professionals and a pleasure to work with, making our job as wedding photographers all the more easy, with striking styling and florals that are a dream to photograph.
Chatting to Susan recently we asked her what her thoughts were for weddings she has been planning recently, to see what has been trending this year. Susan offers some great tips for the upcoming bride.
One of the biggest trends for 2015 we have seen is different floral arrangements such as walls of flowers and layering techniques. Susan tells us the most popular colours have been whites with silvers. Another popular colour combination is rich berry colours including cherry and raspberry.
There are many considerations when planning your floral theme. When it comes to styling a reception venue, the biggest consideration for Susan is the look and feel of the venue. For example there are vintage, corporate or modern venues and they each require different planning and style.
Susan then looks at what the couple are wanting to achieve i.e. romantic, whimsical, architectural, vintage, rustic or elegant and then also takes into consideration the budget the couple have set, so that she can best accommodate their needs and wishes.
When choosing flowers to go with the brides gown, Susan says “There are lots of details we take into account. These include our bride’s height and complexion, the shape of the dress and is it a full skirt or fitted and the materials used in the gown, For example if the lace is textured we will look at textured flowers to compliment, where as modern gowns suit more architectural bouquets.”
Susan also suggests keeping in mind what flowers photograph the best. If you want a dramatic effect go for bold coloured flowers.
When asked what her favourite wedding venue is to style, Susan answers by saying “I simply have too many favourites to mention.”
If you are planning your wedding you may want some help for your styling inspiration. Susan would steer you towards Pinterest – “It is fabulous for finding inspiration. There a millions of photos available and you can create a secret wedding board of your favourites.”
Start collating your inspiration board as Susan says that her clients often have their favourite photos on an iPad or phone at their meeting. “We use these as a starting point and then we pull all the other details together to create a unique look that reflects their personalities and dreams.
Susan and her team are masters at turning any venue into a visual feast. If you are looking for floral inspiration for your wedding day, head over to www.susanavery.com.au and check out some of the recent real weddings below