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MORE REAL WEDDING INSPIRATION AND HELPFUL INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING

WARM TONES AND TEXTURES AT BEERWAH GOLF CLUB

Danielle loves dried and preserved textures and florals… Danielle loves Josh… put those together and you have a perfect day that we were lucky enough to be a part of. Summer coastal sunset tones of apricot, peach, terracotta, blush, ivory and neutral tones flowed through the florals and styling. Florals included lots of dried and...

ROMANTIC TIPI AT THE ROCKS YANDINA

Jess and Elliot celebrated their love, surrounded by friends, family and florals. Jess’s bouquet was full and blousy blooms of peonies, roses and lisianthus. Romantic arbour florals with our white draping, on the deck at The Rocks, Yandina followed by fun and food under the Tipi Luxe giant tipi and naked tipi, featuring a lush...

ROSES AND ROMANCE AT FLAXTON GARDENS

O’Hara roses were a favourite for Belinda and we thought we weren’t going to be able to get them for her – but then a ‘wedding miracle’ and we secured not only them, but some other but amazing blooms. Belinda and Callum’s day at Flaxton Gardens was so romantic. From the bountiful bouquets to the...

ROMANTIC ELOPEMENT AT HALFMOON HIDEAWAY

With all the goings on at the moment, many couples are sad or upset about the loss of their ‘big day’. We feel you and totally understand; but we have noticed that so many couples have chosen to enjoy an intimate elopement with a small group of loved ones or just each other and we...

RUSTIC BEAUTY AT YANDINA STATION

Maddi and Riley wanted a rustic, simple and intimate wedding, along with so many of our other couples – Covid stepped in a shuffled a few items but that didn’t change the sweetest celebration of love with closest family members. Maddi’s bouquet was full of textural florals and foliages including: ranunculus, stock, Quicksand and O’hara...

FEMININE BOHO AT MAISON LA PLAGE

Elisha had a dream of a wall of flowers tapering to the ground, of modern luxe, classic florals with a hint of feminine boho. I think we achieved this vision with two freestanding ‘walls’ of florals that continued to the ground and were reflected along the aisle with the aisle gardens. The feminine luxe bouquets...

ECO CONSCIOUS CELEBRATIONS IN NOOSA

Donna and Adam – cue the tears… when we saw the photos from Joey and Jase – and the emotions they managed to capture…Perfect. We always love to see not only our florals but how the whole day unfolded for our couples- we feel so close to them and their day. Donna and Adam had...

LOVE AND FUN AT MALENY

Emily and Brad’s loved up day was full of fun and special personal touches. From the small ceremony on One Tree Hill to the barn-style reception (and extra ceremony for those who couldn’t make the One Tree Hill Ceremony) at a private property on the outskirts of Maleny. These guys were a dream to deal...

OUTDOOR FEASTING AT THE ROCKS, YANDINA.

BROOKE AND ADAM We love a dark and moody colour palette with a soft undertone; and Brooke and Adams colours of Burgundy, blush, plum, a hint of mauve, navy and deep greens were a stunning contrast to the greys and timber tones at The Rocks in Yandina. We also used our ‘rose’ toned fabric drape...

WILD AND WINDY AT PIER 33

Danica and James The wind and weather made for some fun for this couples Mooloolaba wedding. Danica and James were the most laid back and easy going couple, who were happy to just go with the flow. Coming all the way from Melbourne for their wedding day on the ‘sunny’ coast. The most important thing...

WET WEATHER AT YANDINA STATION

How to plan for bad weather on your wedding day. Sometimes things do not go to plan- we have all learnt the hard way with 2020, am I right?! When your wedding day does come around, will you be content with a rainy wedding day? Here are some tips to embrace the unexpected on your...

A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AT THE OLD DAIRY MALENY

RENEE AND ADAM When Renee got in contact with us to enquire about her wedding flowers we were so happy to hear about her vision for her wedding day. Soft classic pastel tones reminiscent of a springtime colour palette in Autumn, we used a mix of large-headed imported roses such as Quicksand, O’Hara and Playa Blanca...

BIG AND BOUNTIFUL AT FLAXTON GARDENS

Emma’s Bouquet description on her quote was: “Full and Delicious” in fresh whites and blush….and weren’t they that?! Full and bountiful bouquets of white O’Hara roses, Dusty Pink Quicksand Roses, Trailing andromeda, white sweet peas, tulips and ranunculus, with bleached ruscus and soft flowing jasmine and green ruscus foliages. The arbour was a soft, rambling...

SEASONAL GUIDE

Need a little help working out what flowers and foliages are in season and when? Need some inspiration for your wedding by season? Been googling and pinteresting like crazy and keep finding out things you love aren’t available? This list is written to support our local and Australian growers, there is however access to imports...

FLOWER AVAILABILITY – CURRENT ISSUES

FEAT. RHIANNA AND JAMES real wedding. This post is a little wordy but we want you to have all the information we do, so that you can make the best decisions regarding your wedding day. This information is up to date as of 2nd June 2020. If anything changes we will keep you up to...

Relaxed and Fun at Sunshine Beach Surf Club

When the ingredients in your bouquet include roses called pop star and free spirit – you know its going to be a fun one! This lush warm peachy, coral pink toned wedding was such a great way to start off the wedding season – little did we know it was almost the last wedding for...

CHOOSING A COLOUR PALETTE.

FEAT. The real wedding of Steph and Lachlan in Noosa. Choosing a colour palette is what creates the mood or vibe for your wedding day; dreamy and soft tones reflect romance and bright and bold creating a fun feel. So how to you go about choosing one? As florists and lovers of all things floral,...

ROMANCE AT CASAURINA GARDENS – NOOSA

Adriana and Gareth’s Wedding had a soft and romantic, neutral colour palette, and featured a freestanding arbour full of florals in one of the iconic Noosa Groves. We transferred all of the ceremony florals to the Boathouse Restaurant in Noosa. Perfect beach styling by Splash Events and was a wonderful day. “Thanks again so much...

MODERN ROMANTIC AT THE DOONAN GLASSHOUSE

Krystelle and Anthony met us at a wedding open day and knew from that moment that Willow Bud, was the florist they wanted for their wedding day. Venues and dates changed but not Krystelle’s trust and dedication to have us be a part of her day. Thank you so much for choosing us and allowing...

WHAT WE OFFER…

At Willow Bud we offer three different levels of design and styling services. Which are outlined in the WHAT WE DO section of our website. But I thought we might delve a little deeper into this options and show you what you get with these services. What all our couples get regardless of service choice:Our...

FLAXTON GARDENS

A bouquet filled to the brim with lush open cottage garden style blooms and an arbour of her dreams. Tayla was a long time follower of Willow Bud and dreamed of having us create her bridal blooms – we were so happy that she chose us and allowed us to create florals for her day....

DARK AND STORMY AT THE OLD DAIRY

Nicole wanted a dark burgundy, oatmeal and nude/blush colour palette. The weather thought it would add a touch of white and grey to the palette. But that only added to the deep and moody palette. Nicole’s love of deep rich tones and an unstructured style was reflected in her bouquet which featured roses, dahlias, boronia,...

BUDGETING FOR FLORALS

What budget to allocate to your wedding flowers and why they cost what they do. Recently I posted questions on my Instagram stories asking about how you felt when you received your wedding floral quote from your florist and if the total price freaked you out. About 70% of you said yes, and that kind...

SUMMER SHOWCASE AT THE OLD DAIRY MALENY

When we were asked to participate in the Hinterland Summer Showcase – AND get to work with our favourite vendors and suppliers – we said YES, YES, YES! We had such a great time at the Wedding Festival at Maleny that we knew it was going to be a great few days.

WHERE TO PUT FLORALS? WHERE CAN I REUSE MY FLORALS?

One of the questions couples ask us at consultations is – “Where do we put florals and where can we re-purpose our ceremony florals?” At Willow Bud we have done over 900 weddings across the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas. We have been to the most of the wonderful venues from the Hinterland to the...

TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS

First of all planning your dream wedding should be FUN – you should have a comfortable CONNECTION with your florist and all your vendors. If you don’t really ‘click’ with your team, you may struggle to get on the same page or tell them how you really feel. Remember that time you got a haircut...

TIPI AT NOVOTEL, TWIN WATERS

Tennille and Brendan’s wedding was a combination of rustic coastal romance. The florals were abundant and full of textures and native elements such as King Proteas, banksias, proteas, bunny tail grass, phyllica, gum nuts, blushing bride proteas, andromeda, eriostomen and dried grasses and seed pods. We added to softest touch of mini roses in peach...

MOODY AND ROMANTIC – THE ROCKS YANDINA

Cerys and Chris chose our bridal blooms only service. Which is perfect for those who have inclusions with their venue or are just after something elegant and beautiful to add to their day. With this service, we create your florals with as much love as all our weddings – package them up with water and...

FUSCIA LOVE AT SECRETS ON THE LAKE

Secrets on the lake really is a secret! This little gem is hidden not far from Montville down a long narrow road, “Narrows Road” which leads to you a wonderland of wooden treehouses and stunning views over the lake. The perfect spot for an intimate wedding or function. The staff are always amazing and we...

WHITE ON WHITE AT NOOSA WATERFRONT

Izzie and Ben’s wedding in Noosa was soft and romantic as well as modern and fun. Izzie’s bouquet was a delicious mix of whites florals and green foliages. The florals were soft and fluttery roses, ranunculus, anemones, white andromeda and black privet berries to compliment the styling and bridesmaids dresses. We added a soft floral...

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