Fun with Flowers | March 24, 2010

Hi All! I've been wanting to apologise profusely for the lack of updates in the last month or so. I've missed quite a few days here and there and I've also been particularly bad with answering emails... BIG apologies! Some recurring health issues have left me scrambling at the last minute to get the details finished for my upcoming Engagement Party. And, yes, I'm big on the details! There are quite a few DIY elements involved so, needless to say, I've been flat out. The party is this sunday and my fiance and I are incredibly excited!!

My lovely mother and I recently spent an afternoon playing around with table floral arrangement ideas in preparation for sunday. We picked up some vibrant, summery colours- red, orange and pink gerberas, yellow billy buttons and strawberry fields. We're also hoping to add some other flowers of similar colours to the mix on the day. I'm in love with big, bright sunflowers at the moment and would like to see them incorporated in some way. As you can see, we're going with very simple arrangements in a collection of assorted jars. These were just a practice run with some work-in-progress ideas. Stay tuned for pics of the event to see the final result!

posted under: Do It Yourself, Engagement Party, Parties, storytelling


  1. How exciting! my engagement party is this funny!
    what a beautiful idea with the flowers! love the colours.

    Have fun at your party!
  2. Ahhh, gerberas are my daughters favorite flowers. Love the colors and the simplicity of the arrangements. Can't wait to see the finished products. Good Luck.
  3. These flowers are georgous - I love the bright colors and simplicity.

    You do such a beautiful job of weaving your real life into your inspiring posts.

    Thank you - I very much enjoy visiting your blog.
  4. The flowers are perfect -- and they all work so well together (I like it when table pieces match in color but are not all precisely the same). Hope all goes well at your engagement party and please do share more photos with us!
  5. the floral arrangements are looking fabulous! Can't wait to see more of your engagement party photos and ideas! do share!
  6. how sweet that your mom helped you with those! i wish my mom had been nearby to help me with wedding details as well! you are blessed :]
  7. Gerbera Daisies make me smile! I used bright shades of pinks in my wedding centerpieces-- great choice! Enjoy your party!
  8. How sweet of your Mum to help you. Mum's are great aren't they!

    Lovely bright colourful flowers. Such a simple, easy and effective idea putting them in different sized glass vases. Look forward to seeing your pictures of the party :-)
  9. Alex | Mar 30, 2010
    Amy - I'd recommend ordering your Gerbera's from a reputable Melbourne Florist and ensure they're wired internally (a good Florist should do this for you - if not, ask for gerbera guage or .18 guage wire and do it yourself) ...

    Sunflowers are amazing flowers however they can be messy in smaller vessels (you can chance thin-stemmed varieties but not always available) ...

    Otherwise a fun use of colour and flowers - (As a florist myself most of the time I believe it's context and vase choice that makes the floral arrangement)
  10. Going to do the same with my ma for Easter fun, these look lovely!
  11. i cannot wait to see the details of your engagement party! i hope you are feeling better :)
  12. Ronald | Apr 10, 2010
    Hi Amy

    Mum does look busy and enjoying herself making the flowers. Congrats on your engagement..
  13. cannot wait to see more!!!

    posting is amazing as always!

  14. Sunflowers are particularly arduous to pull off so make sure you got the right florist to help you with picking the right noes. Great post, by the way. And oh, apologies accepted.
  15. Your mama looks happy and lovely :) Love the colors.
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