Kate Hill, from Melbourne’s Kate Hill Flowers, has been a florist for 16 years – so it’s safe to say that when it comes to weddings, she’s a bit of a pro.
She recently spoke to The Motherish about bridal trends, extravagant ceremonies and the most unusual request she’s ever received.
And she had some excellent advice for brides-to-be.
“I would say try to plan for seasonal flowers that are reflective of the season you are getting married in. I get approached by brides who are getting married in the middle of summer asking for peony roses…and I can’t pull them out of the air. I encourage brides to plan for seasonal and locally-grown flowers, so start planning in advance,” she said.
Mrs Hill said she still gets emotionally invested in her clients’ weddings. She clearly remembers one wedding in particular where she worked with the bride for over a year to create a perfect, unique bouquet.
“On the day I personally delivered the flowers and I had an overwhelming emotional reaction, I was shaking and teary, and as soon I saw her we started crying and laughing,” she said.
“A few years ago I also did a big wedding that had 18 flower girls. It was a beautiful wedding with over 400 guests and the little flower girls were running around just looking like little ballerinas fluttering around. That was probably the most extravagant bridal party," she continued.