Last week I did flowers for a wedding in Berry (awesome) and then went on a little camping trip. I'm going to Tasmania for a month in May for an elopement/mega camping trip so this was a practice, testing out the rooftop tent, figuring out what we were missing (olive oil) or didn't really need in the car (three different types of cups), fitting flowers and camping gear in the car (doesn't work).
One of the highlights was my temporary flower studio in the mountains of Berry, creating bouquets outdoors with cows and kangaroos watching me has to be the best way to flower, right?
After the wedding, we explored the South Coast, Kangaroo Valley, the Southern Highlands and popped up into the blue mountains, discovering Megalong Valley for the first time! I love all the changing vegetation, wildflowers and banksias in the scrub changing into rainforest ferns then stunning white sand beaches to farmland and rivers with massive gum trees and lichen everywhere
Another thing I love is seeing the flowers/greenery that you buy from the Flower Markets growing in the wild, it gives you a better understanding of how the plants works and of course, I am a believer in using a flower in the most natural way, so to see it out of the bunches in buckets, wrapped in cardboard or placed in a bouquet is an eye-opener.
After an adventurous (scary) 4x4 drive through the foggy mountains we had a quick stop in at the Blue Mountains Botanical gardens. I didn't get to see the whole place but I will be back to finish that one! Here is some flower porn:
This week is back in Newcastle with some exciting styled shoots coming up! Keep an eye out for more adventures soon!