When it came to choosing a florist for our wedding, I basically went for the florist that was closest to my house, Flowers by Tribal Rose. Their quote for a bouquet and table arrangements was mid-range with other florists in the area, they were conveniently located and I’d always admired their window displays so I trusted that they would do a good job.

I met with Camilla, the wedding florist specialist, twice – once to discuss my thoughts on the kind of flowers and colour scheme that I’d like, and the second time for her to show me some of the blooms in season in March. I’m not sure whether it’s usual but I didn’t actually get to see the bouquet or table arrangements until the wedding day – but I felt entirely confident in their expertise.

The brief was a mixture of orchids and Australian natives (reflecting RM and my respective ethnic backgrounds), with red as the dominant colour, the use of bamboo to anchor the table settings given the wooden tables and almost tropical feel of our reception venue, Longrain, and shapes that were modern and striking. I am not a round pink-posy kind of person, and I didn’t think my wedding flowers should be like that either.

I hope you’ll agree with me that Flowers by Tribal Rose did a great job! I high recommend their service and design eye and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for any sort of large-scale event again.