During the cold winter months, I was lucky enough to learn from the best in the industry at the annual Pomp and Splendour Winter Workshop. Creating a huge, free standing flower wall in their Brunswick East studio.
Firstly, we watched the girls from Pomp and Splendour rig up various sizes of chicken wire from the roof using sturdy ropes. We started creating a base of magnolia grandiflora and gorgeous winter blossoms like japonica and the flower wall began to take shape.
The very talented owner of Pomp and Splendour, Petra had selected a rich colour palette of pink and burgundy seasonal flowers from the wholesale market early that morning. It was now our turn to get creative. Layering flowers like heavenly scented daphne, stock, snapdragon, Japanese lisianthus and roses, we started to see our design come to life.
Next, we added the feature flowers. These are the bold, hero flowers of the piece like stunning cymbidium orchids and metallic spray painted anthuriums. The final flourish on our design was to scatter rose petals at the base, creating an ethereal, romantic feel to the finished flower wall.
Overall, the Winter Workshop was a truly magical experience. I met some amazing ladies and learnt so much. I am so grateful to Petra and her team for sharing their knowledge and talent with me.
These beautiful photos were taken by the talented photographer, Miranda Stokkel. Miranda is a Melbourne based photographer who captures people in a candid and natural style and is an amazing wedding photographer. If you are looking for a photographer just like her, head to www.mirandastokkel.com.
For more information on upcoming workshops at Pomp and Splendour, head to http://www.pompandsplendour.com.au/