Brooke ♥ Tom

The wedding season started early in 2015 with Zing Flowers first wedding held 9 days into the New Year at the Merewether Surfhouse.  Ceiling to floor windows lined two walls of the Surfhouse and the view of the beach was ama{zing}.  It would be the envy of many a bride in Sydney searching for her perfect venue!

Brooke and Tom are a chilled couple and wanted a wedding that was informal with a rustic-vintage theme.  Brooke is a fan of baby’s breath and wanted a few arrangements just using baby’s breath with the remainder a mix of seasonal flowers. Jars, candles, lace doilies and rose petals were the order of the day with a pink, cream and white colour palate.

The arrangements were unstructured using different combinations of hydrangea, dahlia, garden roses, lisianthus, hypericum berries, cosmos, baby’s breath, cineraria and carnations, and the end result was gorgeous.  I’m still dreaming about the fabulous spotted hydrangea that we used!

Photo ♥ My Mum and YCM Photography


tome and brooke # 3


Queen of the Night

Sitting in a friend’s backyard on the second last evening of 2014, I was fortunate to witness the Queen of the Night bloom. The Queen of the Night is a cactus originating from the southern states of North America and some northern countries in Central America. They bloom once a year at nightfall and live a short but sweet 12 hours.

Over the course of a couple of hours, I watched in amazement as over 30 flowers bloomed before my eyes. As they opened their incredible perfume started to waft through the backyard. The smell is almost impossible to describe, however it did remind me of the combined scent of the thousands of flowers at the Sydney Flower Markets – not bad for 30 flowers!

Nothing can capture the experience of watching the Queen of the Night open nor the smell that filled the backyard (and house) however I did take a few photos at various stages. I am already looking forward to next year!