shannon & joel

Updated: Jan 17, 2019

We all have to start somewhere right? Perennials first wedding looked a little something like this...

The day I first met Shannon, after we talked of her vision for her wedding day - I knew exactly what her bouquet was going to look like.

I knew that it would be asymmetrical, to fit her quirky personality.

I knew that it would have beautiful roses and ranunculus to show the romance of her love with Joel.

And I knew that it was going to be all kinds of deep and sultry tones of maroon, blush, and pink.

We got to about 3 months out from the wedding day, I started having dreams.

Dreams that it would all go perfectly and everything was exactly how we had planned.

And maybe one or two that ended with Shannon having no flowers and her carrying my dog down the aisle instead...

I know that the dreams were happening for Shannon too, something like forgetting to book me and her sisters picking grass and branches on the day for her bouquet.

Little did we both know that everything would be perfect, and maybe even better than we expected.

It certainly takes a village, these are just a few people behind the scenes whose expertise in their own areas made up for such a beautiful day.

Everlong Events by Bonnie, were the creative brains behind all of the styling. The incredible arbour that we sprinkled our florals over, and the most perfect ceremony and reception set up on Murrays Beach.

The arbour, under which the vows were exchanged was without doubt one of the features of the wedding, cascading florals with a goats skull in the middle was the perfect juxtaposition of eccentric and romance.

Good Fella Films, and Andy from AMCK Photo & Film captured the wedding in all its glory.

My right hand woman, Maggie. Who simultaneously is my biggest cheerleader and works so hard with me behind the scenes. She rationalises me when I have too many flowers in my trolley at the markets and reminds me when I am being too hard on myself.

I seriously underestimated how much work goes into being a wedding florist, and have gained so much respect for people who do this multiple times a week. Though hopefully sometime soon that busy wedding florist who is up to her eyeballs in flowers is me!

Shannons wedding was such a success because I have cheerleaders like Maggie that are backing 100% me on my little floral journey.

Here's to Shannon and Joel,

what a privilege it was to be a part of this day with you.

And to all of Perennials future lovers,

I cannot wait to show you what I can do.

Lauren ✨

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