Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Portobello Bride Member Blumin at Flowerwild's Fall Workshop

Today we have a treat for you! Portobello Bride Member Sandy from Blumin is here to share with us about her experience at the renowned Flowerwild Workshop late last year. Here is what Sandy has to say:

Recently featured on Once Wed’s blog was Blumin’s  floral bouquets and arrangements photos of which were taken at Flowerwild Design’s Fall workshop. This fabulous workshop was  held in a tranquil Spanish style retreat in Santa Barbara, California late in 2010.  Kate Holt, Flowerwild’s owner and floral designer, gathered together some of the finest vendors in the wedding industry, including Duet Weddings, to cover current styling trends and Jose Villa and Joel Serrato, to overview how to get the best photos and cinematography for a spectacular visual of the day. 

The experience was unique, creative and liberating and introduced a number of new design techniques and way of thinking which the American brides can’t get enough of and which Australian brides will  love.  Colour is “in” for the popular and evergrowing “Fall (or Autumn for us downunder) Brides”.   Textures and colours are not limited to flowers, with the inclusion of grasses, berries and fragrant foliage.

What was overwhelming was the sentiment, ensuring authenticity for weddings, especially highlighted in the bridal flowers -rich vintage, retro ribbons and old fashioned flowers from our grandparents days embody the spirit of new bridal trends coming through from the USA. With this new found liberation and experiencing  an “aha” moment Blumin continues its quest to inspire and create floral designs which are free flowing, seasonal, natural and simply gorgeous.

There is a new style of bride and a new style of wedding emerging in the States and Portobello Bride is passionate about bringing that style to Australia. Kate Holt and her team are very excited and supportive of what they see Portobello Bride is setting out to achieve. This makes us excited as these are the people "in the know"!

We are so proud that Sandy from Blumin, who has now trained under these wedding visionaries, will be at our Boutique Wedding Market in Melbourne on March 26 and 27! Purchase your tickets now! Portobello Bride is all about bringing cutting edge style and quality to Australian Brides.

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