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Fabulous Flower Girls

 

I think most young ladies go through a stage where they are absolutely obsessed with weddings and romance and getting married - imagining the big white dress, prince charming and all the flowers. But before we pictured ourselves living happily ever after, and when the thought of boys was still ‘yucky’, a dream to be a flower girl kept many little girls’ hearts fluttering. 

When it comes to planning your own big day, there are a number or wonderful and thoughtful ways to include the littlest members of the family; from attending preparation days such as mani/pedi appointments to formally inviting them to participate in the ceremony as ‘flower girls’.

As florists, some of our favourite wedding florals to make are those designated to the junior attendants - little boutonnieres for the boys are especially cute, and beautifully delicate flower crowns and tiny posies for the girls.

See below a collection of images that are sure to make you smile: some of our most loved pictures of gorgeous flower girls whom we were lucky enough to supply flowers for. Enjoy!

Meet our Team || Rosie



Aspiring Florist. Dance addict. Inspired traveller. Italian Greyhound lover.

Recent school graduate Rosie has been with Viva ever since she completed her work experience at the shop in 2014.
Looking to cement her knowledge, Rosie will work with the team whilst completing her Floristry traineeship over the next few years. She will then kick-start her passion in psychology at the University of Adelaide whilst continuing her love of flowers.
A superstar assistant Florist, you will most regularly see Rosie floating around the back of the shop, preparing bunches and vases for sale and assisting with on-site installations and in store customers.
Rosie is expanding her skills and knowledge of flowers and plants, and will soon grow into and become a qualified Florist.

Our Winter Favourites

Winter florals present us with a range of fresh, perfumed blooms and an abundance of colourful gems that are not to be missed during the colder months. Bright and fragrant flowers are perfect to lift those gloomy winter moods in the frosty weather.  Many of our selected winter picks have been exhibited within our store, included for functions and in a splash of winter/spring weddings. As the cold winter months come to a close, the Viva team want to share a few of many of their favourites this winter.

Daphne Spurge Laurels

A girl’s name, but also a collection of small white/ pink flowers that cluster together on a thick branch. Accompanied by the brightest green leaves, this favourite smells like the candy cereal, all kids love; fruitloops! It is native to Asia, Europe and North Africa, where it is known for its enchanting fragrance and poisonous berries.

Vase life – 3 to 5 days

Hellebore Helleborus

This dainty feminine flower lives up to its informal name of the ‘Winter Rose’, seen in their beauty and delicate open blooms. Unknown to many, the Hellebore are available in store as both a potted plant and cut flower. Viva features our favourites of the dusty pink, dark green and of course white. All beautiful and fragrance free, making for an easy gift for any who nurse an interest in the slightly more exotic. The potted Hellebore is must have, ‘pick-me-up’ for the duration of winter.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

Earlicheer Erlicheer

Known as the double jonquil, this intoxicating bloom is certainly one we cheer for due to its ability to grow easy during those cold winter months. The Earlicheer flower is small, however joined by its friends, this favourite lifts any room with its pleasantly invigorating and garden-like perfume. Earlicheer is seen in our posies in store and dashed through the copious functions we perform during Winter. A perfect addition to any arrangement to give that special someone a smell to remember.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

Peach Frill Tulip Tulipa

These funky tulips receive their name from the distinctive frilled edge that lines their petals. This type of tulip come in colours of blue, green, orange, red and white, however Viva’s favourite and most common is the pink, peach tinged bloom. The Peach Frill Tulip exhibits a white frill that is unusual to any eye. It is elegant and soft, yet its delicate frills give it a kick of fun. These blooms are gorgeous and a stand out in any arrangement, but nevertheless are mesmerising en masse. Continue to see these happy tulips until the cold weather ceases.

Vase life – 5 to 10 days

Sweet Pea Lathyrus Odoratus

A favourite by all. The Sweet Pea is the daintiest of all flowers. It features delicate blooms that arrange themselves in a bell-like way on a tiniest of green stems. In store, Sweet Pea is available in an array of the softest pinks, whites, creams, and the most vibrant reds and purples. This perfumed favourite adds a feminine touch to any arrangement. Also seen in pots, this quaint plant is a climber that adores full sun and their own garden, where they can prosper and flourish into their name, a sweet pea.

Vase life – 4 to 7 days

Hyacinths Hyacinthus

Chunky yet delicate, these bulb flowers also offer a distinctive perfume that is both sweet and fresh. The Hyacinth’s star-like flowers bloom in clusters of pastels tones; white, pink, peach, ashy blue and mauve. These elusive flowers are native to the Eastern shorelines of the Mediterranean, however are commercially grown and mainly cultivated in the Netherlands. The tiny delicate flowers cling to a thick, fragile stem that is easily crushed in arrangements, and is therefore most commonly used in vessels alone or en masse.

Vase life – 5 to 7 days

Meet our Team || Anna

Bloom enthusiast. Travel junkie.  Fanatic gardener. Animal devotee.

A Barossa local, Anna’s destiny appeared to be career in the wine industry after growing up at a working winery.

Following graduating High School in 2010 and pursuing University study on two separate occasions Anna decided that she needed to be in a creative industry working with her hands.

In 2014 she dove headfirst into a practical Floristry course at TAFE and successfully earnt a position at Viva later that year. Look out for her in store attending to our plants, making gorgeous flower posies and taking inspirational snaps to grace our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Anna has a passion for flowers and plants and loves the way that they can entirely change the feel and appearance of any given space. 

Poppy Power

Baby, it’s cold outside!

The Winter months can be long and tedious; shorter days, darker nights and cold drizzly weather can bring on the Winter blues. Thank goodness for all the stunning (and often overlooked) flowers that bloom during this otherwise relatively drab time of year.

A perfect way to bring some sunshine inside is with a bright bunch of one of our top winter favourites; the Poppy!

image || Viva Flowers

The absolute joy and delight of the Poppy comes from watching the tight, furry buds ‘pop’ open revealing delicate, paper-thin petals which quickly unfurl. They are mesmerising to watch; whether they’re sitting pretty in a vase on the dining room table or blowing in the breeze scattered amongst the garden, the spectacular shades of pinks, apricots, yellows and whites are simply heavenly.

image || www.floretflowers.com

Meet our Team || Karina

 

Plant enthusiast. Crafts maker. Sports watcher. Travel lover.
Flower freak.

Having completed school and moving to Adelaide from the Flinders to pursue university study in the creative arts, Karina soon found her way into a part-time job with one of Adelaide's leading florists.

After graduating from university she dove head first into a full time position which saw her learn all facets of the industry; and although Floristry wasn’t originally on her career radar she quickly became addicted to the fast paced creative environment.

A dedication to quality and design lead to Karina's work being featured at numerous weddings and functions, and servicing corporate cliental from small scale to large including sporting events, conferences and several galleries.

With over ten years industry experience Karina joined the Viva team in July 2015 and retains a passion for flowers, event planning and design.

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