Epic rainforest install

After 15 years in the Byron wedding industry, this was actually our biggest production yet! The team effort was amazing, all the botanical styling including constructing the 70 sq m of dense hanging rainforest took all week, from product arrival to final effect. We had 14 florists on the hanging gardens for two days solid! There were masses of large philodendron leaves, rainforest vines, anthurium leaves, bush moss, bromeliads, camellia, tiki fern, leather fern, cordyline tops, succulents of all shapes and sizes.. No flowers at all! It was an all green affair apart from the incredible tropical burgundy heart leaves, yet so much form, shape and texture, so many shades of green and contrasting exotic botany. I'm so lucky to be married to Dan from North Coast Events, it was a super rewarding and spectacular collab for us. Sean from NCE designed the entire framework so it had the structural integrity it required, which held the rainforest in place within the Samikata Tipis. NCE then threaded over 100 bulbs and cage lights through the suspended botanical creation. Because the client was a Snr Events Coordinator for a big company in London, everything about this job had to be high end professional and seamless. Pleased to say we had zero hiccups and so much fun! This all foliage rainforest & succulent themed wedding was a delight to design and install! The Grove is such a beautiful venue, and right around the corner from our studio in stunning Byron Hinterland. Thanks Byron Bay Weddings also for fantastic coordinating and styling. Photography by John Benavente. Amy wears Berta Bridal.

We were excited to discover that Amy's bouquet made it into the best 15 wedding bouquets for 2015 on Nouba Blog!



Mother's Day @ the flower cart

To be a mother is a beautiful experience. It involves giving so much, and feeling more joy than you could've ever imagined. Sunday it's time celebrate this and to say thank you! Sooooo many beautiful flowers arriving for the flower cart this weekend! 

Is your mother in Byron shire? Send a pamper pack hamper, with all natural body products, fruit and optional flowers on the side. Or our specialty- stunning big hessian wrapped bouquets, tied off with thick striped ribbon and a card message attached. 

Valentine's Day 2015

We have some beautiful options to choose from this Valentine’s Day! Select from our floral menu or have a romantic bouquet or hamper made especially for you loved one. Either phone us for orders before the day, or organise everything in advance via our deliveries page. We are open at the flower cart at Harvest til 5pm, and we will sell out so placing an order early is recommended.

Valentine’s Day 2015 – Floral Menu

 Simple gesture- one long stemmed Colombian rose beautifully presented in a simple natural style rose box tied off with ribbon. 

Heart shaped glass vase- filled with rose petals for your beloved. 

Lush arrangement- 10 x gorgeous medium roses arranged in a small wooden box with bush moss and foliage.

Delicious rose bouquetcarefully arranged bouquet of a dozen long stemmed roses stunningly wrapped with foliage, white paper and natural hessian. 

Full pamper packMass of exquisite flowers opulent style, a $200 bouquet sent with our unique botanical soap, bath salts and optional champagne.

Soaps- all natural handmade botanical. or bath salts add to any order

Bouquets- beautiful romantic designs by us start from $60

Delivery- to surrounding areas from $20. All flowers sent with a heartfelt card message.

The Vista in Byron Bay - styled shoot

This will definitely remain one of my favorite photo shoots of all time! Such romantic rich colours, this to me is the place where we fantasise about going when life all gets too much.. The Vista created the perfect place to dream, a world of wanderlust. Loving our flowers in this world! Photography Sybil Steele // Styling Marisa Sidoti // Decor Dos Ombre // Beauty Alexouston Beauty // Yurt from Yurt Creations // Film Nathan Oldfield more online at  www.followthevista.com #wanderlust 

Beautiflora botanica - at Harvest

This is the flower cart behind Harvest Deli, photographed recently, and also just days before we opened in August. It's been a very exciting and busy time and we are delighted to say we are now open on Saturday and Sunday mornings selling beautiful fresh flowers! We also have a range of our very own organic floral waters facial mists, pressed flower jewellery, hand cut upcycled bottle glassware, gorgeous vases, botanical bath milk and scrubs, flowering pot plants and terrariums. We are doing floral deliveries in the Byron Bay and surrounding area for birthdays, special occasions or even private house flowers. We are so blessed to be a part of the Harvest Cafe magic, it's just a wonderful world in Newrybar, and thankfully the beautiflora studio is just a minute away! It's amazing how much work it has taken to open this little flower cart, it was a dream that suddenly became a reality days before our family trip to California earlier this year. It has been a living breathing passion and come to fruition so beautifully. Come and see us at the flower cart. We have perfect gifts and unique blooms. After 18 years of floristry, we are the longest standing florist in the Byron Bay area. Our flowers are the highest quality and carefully selected, so we only have the best! More photos of the flower cart in full bloom to come soon!

beautiflora botanica - flower cart in Harvest Cafe gardens

beautiflora botanica - flower cart in Harvest Cafe gardens



Coopers Shoot - styled shoot

What a beautiful day it was for this styled shoot at a new wedding venue in the Byron Bay hinterland! I just love Coopers Shoot, Piccadilly Hill, Bangalow and of course Newrybar - where our little flower studio is based. The landscape is full with colour, heavenly fruit trees, free range chickens, sweeping ocean views, macadamia farms, coffee plantations and sweet little honesty stalls  over-flowing with local produce. This new venue at Coopers Shoot is just divine. It is yet to be officially named, and it is definitely one of the area's most rustic and romantic places to be married. This shoot was styled by the gorgeous Ange Cleary. Flowers by us, beauty by Georga from Avia Beauty, photography by Lee Thomas. Just another stunning winter day in the Bay! We are SO lucky to be working and playing as botanical stylists in this slice of paradise we call home! Oh- and... beautiflora is having a birthday - our team have been making amazing floral creations for weddings in this area for 15 years now, and are proud to say we are Byron's longest standing florist!

We're really looking forward to working with Ange again - she has a great eye as you can see from the photos. Loved the flowers for this styled shoot, always so much fun having the time to really play, we are always so busy on the wedding days, and photographs are sometimes missed. Enjoy!



Hanging Grapevine Gardens with North Coast Events

The very creative guys we work with at North Coast Events have been doing some beautiful work! Dreaming up lighting designs that are original designs, never seen before. A new unique design installation piece including upcycled wine bottles was featured in this recent styled shoot, at a venue in Byron Bay called 'The Secret Garden". It's exciting to see our team flourishing and bursting out with new fabulous creations, for us especially the hanging garden style installations that florists are able to decorate! This installation called the 'Provinical Feast' Chandelier comes in 2.5m lengths, and we have enough to do 10 metres. It looks so gorgeous over a table as a feature piece! It comes dressed in grape vines and can be adorned with lush bunches of foliage, herbs, food and flowers. We have posted photos here, but you can check out the link to the blog post for more. Twine Blog - Secret Garden party

"The shoot came about as the venue is new to the industry and used to belong to quite a well known Australian artist, David Bromley.  The house is very Byron Bay and the vibe of the space is so unique, relaxed and inviting that we wanted to create something that suited the space and showed people what was possible.  So the idea was to create a relaxed bohemian/byron bay type shoot with bright florals but lots of soft touches too and very natural.  At the end of the shoot we had 25 people to dinner (including suppliers) so that we could enjoy the space and all our hard work." - Rachael owner of The Events Lounge.

Photos by Figtree Pictures.



Fincher Florian Cassidy

We've done so many beautiful weddings recently, we were part of the Byron Bay Wedding Fair in August 2013, and created the fantastic 'Hanging Garden Chandelier' with North Coast Events. I've been pretty interested in Instagram and have found some of the world's most amazing florists there. But my biggest excuse for not doing a blog entry for so long is Fincher Florian Cassidy, my little Finch. He's one year old now and the most beautiful baby. I feel so blessed to be helping him blossom and grow. He is my little flower. We struck lucky as he has the sweetest, easiest nature one could hope for in a baby. He's calm, careful, friendly and funny, and last but not least, he loves to sleep. He has been most patient with Beautiflora, peering from a distance when we are sifting through mountains of flowers in the studio, and he sometimes comes along for the deliveries of precious blooms. All of us at Beautiflora love him to bits. It has taken alot of attention and focus to carefully grow him from a tiny helpless newborn to the powering one year old he now shines as. My wonderful florists continue to be such a valuable support during his babyhood. I'm so excited about sharing our latest work and publishing some photos soon. Also, I can't wait til later this year when I'll be travelling to Melbourne to do some wedding work with the wonderful Miss Petra Cremming from Pomp and Splendour! Lots to do in the office and studio before the spring weddings kick in! In the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to this lovely little man. He is perfect in every way. He has filled my heart with more joy than I could have ever imagined. And while I thought I'd want more time away from the flowers after having a baby, I don't, I can't help it, I'm a flower addict! I LOVE flowers. And I LOVE Fincher Florian.

Mavises Kitchen - styled shoot

On a beautiful winter day in this divine Byron Shire, I drove our little babies - the blooms, up to the heart of the area, the foot of magical Mt Warning. We were lucky enough to be part of a fantastic team of vendors who put together this stunning styled photo shoot. Mavises Kitchen is a perfect venue for a country wedding! Their food is filled with love and fresh as can be. We enjoyed a very tasty spread while setting up the flowers! I used native flowers to create this rustic winter feel. Beautiful white proteas, pink ice proteas, king proteas, ivy berry, tobacco berry, red luecadendrons, lemon myrtle foliage, grevilleas, thryptomene, pink wax, gum, dusty miller, double jonquils, peach blossom, white garden roses, cream freesias, white chrysanthemums and silver argentum.

I will never forget this special day in the valley, the sun shining, the flowers smiling.. Doing this work makes me feel very lucky to be in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the world, with the things I love best- flowers!!

Flowers, flowers, flowers... plants, foliage and botanical wonder! Nothing makes my heart sing more.. They take so much care and love, require all my attention and energy. As if they were all my babies, I happily care for them, clean after them, feed them and revive them..

This shoot was a labour of love, and also, I was blessed to work with some wonderful women. The photographs capture this moment in time forever, our styled shoot, winter 2012.

Thanks to the very talented- photographer- Kristy from Figtree Pictures (wedding + lifestyle photography), stylist- Judi from Little Gray Station - Vintage Furniture and Props Hire, hair and make-up- Hair by Leah, stationer- Paper Dolls, cakes- Brown Betty's Bakery, venue & food- Mavis's Kitchen Mt Warning, model- Dani Bonnor, and wardrobe-Scarlett's Wardrobe


 






Modern vintage florist aprons

Today we launched our beautiful handmade modern vintage styled florist aprons at "Sew & Tell" Vintage Fair in Bangalow, near Byron Bay. It's such a beautiful sunny day here at Newrybar, divine! We are so lucky and excited that we were invited to showcase the aprons with Francesca Rockette bags and accessories. The fair was a raging success, well done Tori and Gabe for putting it together. Our aprons also come in black for those messy florist days or waitressing. I will be adding them to the site soon, delightful!

Brooklet wedding

This was quite the fairytale wedding if I ever had seen one. All our weddings are so beautiful but this one really stood out to us because it was held on a private macadamia farm in the hinterland as oppose to all the other venues we frequently work at. It was a picture perfect day and every detail was gorgeous.

Byron Beach Cafe wedding

It must be so hard to choose, beach or hinterland? Leah and Dom were blessed with stunning weather for their Clarkes Beach wedding. We went for a soft native style, rustic and simple. Working with the king protea is always fun. The reception was held at the Beach Cafe and we made a super long bush moss foundation with luecadendrons, king proteas, privot berries and closed cream tiger lily buds, running the entire length of the tables. This was definately my favourite event we have done to date at the Beach Cafe!

Raes on Wategos wedding

A gorgeous day in front of Raes, with Zenith Virago as the celebrant. This stunning wedding featured in Cosmopolitan Bride!

Photo by Greg Mace

Photo by Greg Mace