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    Hello, my name is Sally Thompson - welcome to the Blushing Blooms blog.

    I am an Australian florist working from a boutique studio in Glenhaven, Sydney. My team and I are passionate about floristry - we love to celebrate colour, form and seasonality.

    This blog is where I will share with you my current wedding, corporate and event work as well as local and international trends, what's happening in my shop and anything and everything related to floral design.

    If you would like to contact me to discuss your wedding or any other floral requirements please email me or use the Contact form on this page. Please also visit our website to view our beautiful portfolio of work, you will also find information there on placing orders, store hours, location and more.

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    Sally & the Team at Blushing Blooms

Its hump day today and what better way for a little inspiration and pick me up by sharing with you Erin and Daki’s truly romantic wedding at Taronga Zoo earlier in January. We love this venue and have worked on weddings here numerous times, the view is breathtaking!

Our seriously stunning bride, Erin and her lovely bridesmaids all carried a handpicked bouquet of garden roses, david austin roses, hypericum berry, queen annes lace, freesias, lisianthus and wheat all finished off with a plaited twine binding. Shades of peaches, apricots and whites went superbly against the rich navy dresses.

The handsome groom Daki wore an ivory garden rose with green hypercium and camellia finished with twine for his buttonhole. The groomsmen a little simpler with an ivory garden rose and camellia finished with twine.

Black Birdcages sitting on top of mirrored tiles and tealight candles scattered were atop each guest table. A floral garden was the brief from our Bride! Dodder vin and old mans beard was woven and draped inside the cages to give this effect. Flowers used to keep with the peach/apricot theme were roses, hypericum berry, lisianthus, lotus pods and succulents! A perfect and quirky arrangement to finish off this amazing venue at Taronga Zoo.

The elegant cake was finished off with fresh florals and keeping with the theme. Dodder vine and old Mans Beard was draped down the two tiered cake and finished with roses and hypericum.

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A very special thankyou to the talented DpArt Photography for sharing their gorgeous work! We love working with you on weddings and hope to work with you again in the future!

Congratulations to Erin and Daki on your magical day and thankyou for choosing Blushing Blooms to be your wedding florist designer– we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.

If you are a Bride looking to style your wedding like Erin and Daki’s, please email using the Contact Form. We not only provide the florals but hire out vases, mirrors, tealight candle holders, maison jars and much more…

  • Julia - June 14, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    Loving the great choice of flowers to compliment the bridesmaids.
    Just LOVELY……….
    The cake looks great with the flowers draped down the side.

    Well doneReplyCancel

  • kathryn - June 16, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    I thought the above wedding was gorgeous but this is equally beautiful. the flowers are just wonderful and the detail OF THE BINDING of the bouquets and the binding on the buttonholes terrific. that’s why they keep on coming Sally the finishing off is excellent.ReplyCancel


Weddings are a very special time in any couple’s life. They are the ultimate public declaration of wanting to “Do Life” together.

So when we do little things like organise our flowers and ensure that our dreamboat of a man and his wingmen are wearing complimentary flowers on their lapel that is us saying “This is my man and we are in this together!”

Let us focus on this thought for a minute. Our boys have very little say in the big day (albeit most of the time this is by choice) but it is important to make sure they know that great and equal amounts of thought have gone into their outfits and the finer details of them. “What finer details do you say?” Not the shoes and socks or the aftershave (although these are very important as well) I am talking about the Buttonhole. Today I am going to give you some advice on how to make this magic happen and to cement that already overwhelming feeling of “I care” for your main man.

Previously the trend has always been a beautiful big rose backed with a camellia leaf in a colour complimenting either the brides eyes or the bridesmaids dresses. Then for a little while they went out of fashion entirely, probably because people weren’t sure how to change the look or what to do instead and it all seemed a bit dated and fit perfectly into the too hard basket.

Today the fabulous Florists & Stylists around the world have used their expertise and come up with smaller, detailed, rustic, manly signatures of the Groom’s personality to wear on their big day and breathed life back into the “Buttonhole”.

The use of natural coloured twine, wire, ribbons, berries and wheat are very on trend. A focal flower is still very current which more often than not ties in with the Bride’s style. The other smaller details will compliment this and take into account the location, style of the Groom and above all else look damn fine.

Below are some of the different ideas our Grooms have gone for over the past year!


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If you have an amazing idea for a buttonhole, have no clue or just need to bounce some ideas off us, please call or email and organise an obligation free chat with Sally our Head Florist & Stylist and we will ensure that no matter what on your big day you have the most amazing floral arrangements that scream you and your man are in this for life!

Phone: (02) 8850 7030  or Email:

  • leah - May 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    what a great post; so helpful, thanks SallyReplyCancel

  • Kelly - May 28, 2014 - 11:44 am

    A very helpful post! My husband to be can now see the different ideas that are out there now ! Thankyou!!ReplyCancel

Carrie and Jay’s stunning summer wedding at Belgenny Farm will be surely one to remember! With a rural landscape and historic farm buildings this was definitely the perfect location for Carrie and Jay’s vintage/garden inspired wedding.

The bride and bridesmaids carried a handpicked bouquet of  garden roses, dahlias, tuber roses, freesias, hypericum berry, llisianthus, pieris and snapdragons finished off with a plaited twine binding. Shades of peaches, pinks and white, were just beautiful whilst carried through the romantic garden ceremony.

The groom and his groomsmen were looking very handsome and sported something a little different for their buttonholes – garden roses, dusty miller, hypericum berry and plaited with twine.

Carrie wanted something in florals to be the WOW factor when walking into the room. So sticking with the rustic farm look, a rustic wooden ladder suspended from the wooden beams and a waterfall of fresh flowers and dodder vines cascading! Truly beautiful!

Hessian table runners, small logs and maison jars with seasonal blooms matching the bridal bouquets featured on all the guest tables. Wooden pillars are lined throughout the venue and needed a little dressing up to tie it all together. We used white dahlias, dodder vine and finished with hessian bows!! Maison jars with seasonal blooms and succulents were scattered around the cake table, gift table and wine barrels!

This wedding and venue was flower heaven and we hope you enjoy the stunning images below that captures this magical day.

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A very special thankyou to the very talented Instill Photography for sharing their gorgeous work! We love how you have captured all the smaller details in our work and hope to work with you again in the future!

Congratulations to Carrie and Jay on your special day and thankyou for choosing Blushing Blooms to be your wedding florist designer– we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.

If you are a Bride looking to style your wedding like Carrie and Jay’s, please email using the Contact Form. We not only provide the florals but hire out hessian table runners, logs, mason jars, suspended wooden ladder and much more…

  • kathryn - May 20, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    stunning, floral heaven with perfect back drop. I love the fresh colours of the bouquet with the beautiful natural binding. bride and groom so cute.ReplyCancel

  • janice foster - May 20, 2014 - 12:27 pm

    soft gentle colours make a sweet bouquet for a cool summer weddingReplyCancel

  • Kelly - May 28, 2014 - 11:46 am

    WOW WOW WOW! The flowers are perfect for the backdrop of Belgenny Farm ! Well done!ReplyCancel

Well here’s a sneak peak of what we were up to on one of the most romantic days of the year – Valentines Day ! (Yes we managed to squeeze in this Brides spectacular wedding as well)

You can be sure that we will follow up with the professional images of this wedding in the Hunter Valley – Pepper’s Creek Barrel Room  – in the meantime here’s our happy snaps to give you just a taste of what we’ve been working on….

There’s much, much more to come….

As always, we will share the professional shots as soon as they are available! Watch this space….

  • kathryn - April 15, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    amazing, I bet the bride was beside herself with joy. the detailing of timber rounds, moss, crisp white flowers and soft greens is superbly done. will there be more snaps of the cake, bride and maids? obviously the venue is beautiful but has been turned into a romantic evening with flowers and styling.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - April 15, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Truly breathtaking!! This would be a dream wedding! i love the colour palette, so natural, the small details that have gone into this is gorgeous. i just love the moss table runner. beautiful work blushing blooms!ReplyCancel

You might remember this Wedding a while ago on the blog as a wedding in Progress, I am excited to now show the fabulous work from Nicole at Life Cycle Images.
A big Congratulations to our Vibrant bride Carmen and now husband Trevor. There was no pink, no fluffy blooms and not a pastel to be seen – today’s bride wanted oomph!
Carmen a carried hand tied bouquet rich in texture and colour – vanda orchids, mini gerberas, pom pom chrysanthemums, leaucadendrons finished with latte organza ribbon.
The main attraction at the reception venue was the magnificent Croquenbouche !! The Blushing Blooms team created a large wreath and fresh blooms to finish it off – and isn’t it Spectacular!!

Thankyou Carmen for allowing us to be your wedding floral designer, we wish you so much love and happiness in your married life!
Blushing Blooms – Flowers by Sally Thompson is your Hills District wedding (bridal) flower specialist. Please contact us at any time to book your obligation free consultation to discuss your wedding floral plans. Based in Glenhaven, NSW we deliver to all of Sydney metropolitan for both Saturday and Sunday weddings. We look forward to hearing from you. And, congratulations on your impending wedding from the team at Blushing Blooms.

  • lola - April 15, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Carmen must be a fun loving girl as the colours are so punchy and full of life. great to see some different ideas.ReplyCancel

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