liv and dan

DELIGHTFUL DAHLIA’S

I love any excuse to sneak dahlia’s into bridal bouquets (they are my absolute favourite)…and these delightful ones were particularly delicious and HUGE!…In addition, i managed to tuck in some sweet smelling TUBEROSE!

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chantal and conor

A TOUCH OF MEXICO

Here’s a touch of Mexico in a wedding! It was so nice to be able to use bright strong colours for a change with lots of interesting flowers – especially dahlia’s which are my all time favourite!

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sarah and oli

SPRING JARS

If you love the ‘jar look’ for table centres and fresh spring flowers, then you’ll love this wedding at the stunning Mudbrick Winery (Waiheke)…I’m so in love with the yellow pom pom thingees (Caspedia).

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katie and husband

charmaine and matthias

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clare and nathan

melanie and adam

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eva and cameron

joanna and simon

love me do – photo shoot

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rita and andy

andy and emily

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favorite people

Photography

http://www.danellebohane.com

http://www.jocurry.com 

http://www.williamsphotography.co.nz

http://www.laurenanddelwyn.co.nz/

http://www.thelittledetails.co.nz

 

Wedding Blogs

http://www.lovemedo.co.nz/

http://lovemyway.co.nz/

http://www.oncewed.com/

http://greenweddingshoes.com/

 

Stationery

http://middlenamejane.co.nz/

http://valleyandnorfolk.co.nz/

 

Styling

http://www.materialcreative.co.nz/

 

Websites

http://www.superduper.co.nz

 

price guide

Price Guide

The following is a price guide for your wedding flowers; prices are subject to wedding date, bouquet size, flower variety and availability. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any thoughts or questions regarding your wedding flowers, a consultation and personalised quote are available on request.

Ruth Riding: hello@ruthriding.co.nz


Style

Bouquet Style:
Have a think about what flower style suits you and the theme of your wedding. Flowers can be arranged into a tight, structured and compact bouquet in the shape of the bouquets described below. Alternatively, you may prefer a loose and textured bouquet, a cottage look with a relaxed style. Most flowers remain on their natural stems, though some will be wired to achieve the desired look.

Binding:
Bouquets can either be fully bound in a coordinating ribbon with no flower stems showing or middle bind with the end of the stems exposed. There are a variety of ribbons available including stain, cotton tape or twine. Lace or fabric from your dress can also be used to bind flowers. The binding is a nice way to create continuity between the wedding theme and the flowers.

Images:
Do you have an image of flowers  that you like or bouquet styles that catch your eye. These are helpful to email through or bring with you for your consultation.

Theme:
What is the the theme of your wedding? Any pictures, fabric swatches or discussions about the theme of your wedding are helpful – they give me a clear indication of what you like and what your style is. Any information  is helpful to create flowers that are perfect for your wedding day!


Bridal and Bridesmaids Bouquets

Simple:
A simple hand tied posy, usually one type of flower with light foliage (optional). Prices will vary greatly, depending on flower choice size and style. Approx $60-$120

Posy:
A posy style bouquet created with a variety of seasonal flowers, arranged onto a base of foliage (optional) in a colour theme. Prices will vary greatly, depending on flower choice size and style. Approx: $100-$180

Teardrop:
A teardrop bouquet tapers down at the front to a point (like a teardrop). It is usually compact and has a definite front and back to the bouquet. This is created with one type of flower, or variety seasonal flowers arranged onto a base of foliage (optional) in a colour theme. Approx: $140-$200

Trailing:
A trailing bouquet is created with flowers cascading to the length desired. This is created with one type of flower, or variety seasonal flowers arranged onto a base of foliage (optional) in a colour theme. Approx: $180-$250

Flower Girl Flowers

Posy: A small posy of flowers bound in ribbon. Flowers to coordinate with bride, bridesmaids flowers or theme of them of the wedding. Approx: $25-$50

Ball: A small flower ball with a ribbon to tie around their wrist. Flowers to coordinate with bride, bridesmaids flowers or theme of them of the wedding. Approx: $35-$60

Buttonholes and Corsages

Corsage:
Created with small seasonal flowers and leaf detail. Suitable for for Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, Sisters, Female Celebrants…
Priced from $25.

Wrist corsage:
Created with small seasonal flowers and leaf detail. Suitable for Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, Sisters…
Priced from $30.

Buttonholes:
Created with a single flower and leaf detail. Suitable for Groom, Groomsmen, Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers, Usher, Male Celebrants, Page Boys…
Priced from: $12.

Ceremony Flowers

Pedestal Arrangement:
A large arrangement created with white seasonal flowers (or coordinating  with the wedding theme), arranged onto a base of interesting foliage. Flowers set into a ceramic/glass vase (includes vase hire), suitable to placed onto a pedestal.
Priced from $120.

Signing table Arrangement:
A long and low arrangement created with coordinating seasonal flowers, arranged onto a base of interesting foliage. Aprrox 1 meter long and suitable to be moved to the reception and used for the head table.
Priced from $120.

Pew Detail:
A cluster of coordinating seasonal flowers and leaf detail, suitable to be attached to ribbon (provided on request).
Priced from $8.

Petals:
Rose petals suitable for scattering, mixed colours or single colour.
Priced from $45.

Reception Flowers

Head Table Arrangement:
A long and low arrangement created with coordinating seasonal flowers, arranged onto a base of interesting foliage. Aprrox 1 meter long and suitable to be moved to the reception and used for the head table.
Priced from $120.

Table Centres:
Created with flowers to coordinate with your wedding theme.  The possibilities are endless with various vases available for hire.
Priced from $30.

 Notes

After planning our own wedding recently, I am more aware of the cost involved in a wedding – all the little bits here and there really do add up. If you have a set budget that you need to keep to, I understand completely. Let me know and I will do my best to work with the budget that you have, giving you realistic options to ensure that you still have beautiful flowers for your wedding day!

 



Do you have an image of something you love?…Email it to me!
Do you have a grand floral idea? Contact me and lets get creative!
Are you stuck? Overwhelmed with choices?…Let me help!

 

wedding dresses

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hillary and bill

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  • Do not underestimate the simplicity of cream and white. These wedding flowers combine cream roses, white freesias (which smell delicious) and white runuculus (my absolute favourite winter flowers!). The table settings combine these flowers onto a base of interesting foliage, i love creating big arrangements with lots of texture and greenery.

priscilla and geoff

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  • Autumn wedding season begins with these delicious tones appropriate to the season. Warm reds, oranges and yellows with lots of texture and berries…these are my favourite types of bouquets and they are such a joy to create! My bias towards these particular flowers probably stems from the fact that there are so many ranunculus in these bouquets, they certainly have to be one of my top five flowers! It’s such a delicious time of time year to get married and definitely under-rated!

qi and husband

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  • If you are a lover of roses, then you’ll love these bouquets – packed full of roses. Don’t disregard the commonness of the rose, growers have got creative with their colour pallets, providing an array of colours, shapes and sizes (green roses anyone?)….These bouquets are romantic and tone in perfectly with the dusky pink bridesmaids dresses and the little spray roses are perfect to create corsages for mothers to pin onto their outfit. I love this time of year when viburnum is in season (the burgundy berry), it’s a perfect filler and tone in nicely with the dusky pink roses (which are called ‘something special’). Enjoy!

    Ps. The little clusters tied to the jars are pew detail for the ceremony. This is a simple way to tie in the bridal party with the venue.

helen and josh

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  • If you like the ‘picked from the garden’ look, then you’ll love these wedding flowers. Buying garden style flowers from the markets are always a challenge as they don’t have a long vase life (which is obviously an issue for shops). So, you may have seen me snipping flowers during the night from peoples gardens, or scavenging along the motorway to get those bits needed to make these bouquets look garden picked. These bouquets have lot of texture with not much structure, which is a nice change to arrange. These style flowers worked perfectly in the reception venue which was a cute local hall in west Auckland.

     

jody and husband

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  • Oh so romantic. Large open avalanche (cream) and talea (pink) roses, they are so delicate. Lisianthius flowers are some of my favourite flowers and each year the range of colours grow, each bunch has a range of different sized flowers including little green buds. They work perfectly with an romantic antique theme – especially in these pastel tones.

josie and paul

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  • This was one of the most delightful and creative weddings of the season (including the bride walking down the forest aisle on a horse). Each of the bouquets were quite unique – especially the ‘man of honour’ who carried an assembly of sticks, acorns, pine cones and figs. i love creating mono-chromatic bouquets, espcially when they are green. It’s an opportunity to mix unlikely textures like lotus pods and hanging amaranthus. Dark maroon and mustard were carried throughout the wedding including in the brides bouquet – cute little mustard flowers to match her shoes. It’s quite exciting to see lots of creativity been displayed in weddings this season.

andrea and marshall

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  • These wedding flowers combined romantic antique tones with a pacific tones.  A slightly unexpected mix, though worked perfectly (just like Andrea and Marshall). I have recently discovered a delicious rose called “miss piggy” which tone in perfectly with coral which appears to be a popular colour in weddings this season. Singapore orchids are a perfectly delicate way to incorporate a pacifica theme into a wedding.

chris and rachel

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  • Oh deliciousness. I love this wedding, all the coordinating details in white, cream and green. I got to use some of the last white hydrangea’s of the season – they are so romantic! One of my favourite things to create is the long and low arrangements for the alter and head table. Each of the bridesmaid’s carried light and fluffy bunches of gypsophila which was dotted throughout the wedding.

leah and marcellus

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  • If you like gerbera’s then you’ll love these flowers. They’re always bright and cheerful – and when orange is the theme colour, these mini gerbera’s work perfectly. They are defiantly a statement.   Every detail in this wedding coordinated including orange coloured fortune cookies.

sarah and bevan

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  • Here’s some flowers that will brighten your day. These cheerful beauties worked perfectly for their garden wedding on a sunny day. It was so much fun to be able to mix up lots of different flowers, berries and foliage to create thess mixed up bunches. Cutting up an old sack made of burlap was a really nice rustic touch for binding the bouquets and worked perfectly with the wedding theme.

lauren and kain

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  • These wedding flowers where such a joy and delight to create. I loved using lots of texture, delicious sherbet colours and of course one of my favourite flowers – the dahlia. These flowers smelt extra fresh because of the eucalyptus foliage – it’s definitely the time of year to use silver foliage.

     

     

     

     

    Photography by Jo Currie www.jocurrie.com 

linda and paul

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  • This is what happens when i’m given a bit of free reign and a pallet of green and white. The beauty of a marquee is that you have a blank canvas to create in – and well, this very themed wedding using maps worked perfectly! I love working with greens and whites – the flowers always end up with lots of texture using interesting bits and pieces. One of my favourites in here is the green hanging amaranthus…

katrina and warren

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emma and david

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  • Oh PEONIES, you are so delicious… Unfortunately these beauties are only available from late October till mid December. If you are getting married during this time – these are an absolute essential!!!!….They are light and fluffy and so romantic. They also come in coral pink, light candy pink and a dark red.

anna

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reception flowers

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hannah and steve

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emma and steve

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kristy and joe

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alana and johan

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naomi

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erin and aiden

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natz

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rebecca

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georgia

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