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9 Ideas for Children at Weddings

How do you make your special celebration fun and entertaining for little people? The key is some careful planning, genuine involvement and lots of fun. Nine great ideas for having happy and well behaved children at weddings include:READ MORE

Come & see us at the Bridal & Honeymoon Showcase 2017

We invite you to join us at the Bridal & Honeymoon Showcase on the 26th and 27th of August 2017 at the Darling Harbour International Convention Centre Sydney. Flowers By Helen Brown will be at Stand 72. Each day we will be having a draw to win a gorgeous bespoke bouquet for your wedding day. Visit us to win your dream bouquet.

See the bridal industry come to life like never before! See the most spectacular bridal gowns, the hottest honeymoon destinations and everything in between at the show you don’t want to miss!

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Get The Look: Pippa Middleton

An English country wedding to inspire and swoon about. Pippa and James’ wedding ceremony was adorned with blooms in soft pinks, whites and greenery. Peony, Sweet Pea, Astilbe, Freesia, Waxflower, Greenbell and Alchemilla Mollis featured in Pippa’s bouquet. Alongside those flowers, we see large soft pink English Roses in the lavish floral arrangements that garnished the church’s entry.

It’s a timeless and elegant look, here’s our tips for achieving this style for your own wedding day:READ MORE

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Picking your perfect wedding bouquet

Picking the perfect bouquet can feel quite overwhelming; there are many flowers, shapes, colours and sizes to choose from. While choosing colours and flowers is a whole different process, sizing and style usually stems from what you and your bridal party will be wearing on the day. Here’s what we’ve learnt over the years:READ MORE

We’ll be at Novotel Parramatta’s Wedding Open Day

Flowers By Helen Brown will be exhibiting at Novotel Parramatta’s Wedding Open Day on May 30th 2015. We invite you to come along, say hello, see our display and talk about all things Wedding Flowers. There will also be other beautiful vendors at the event and we simply can’t wait!READ MORE

Wedding Flower Terminology

Planning a wedding is stressful enough without having to figure out the difference between a boutonnière and a buttonhole (hint: there is none), or a trailing and a teardrop bouquet. To simplify things, we’ve created a glossary with all the terms you might hear or read in your research and wedding flower planning.

Our guide is rather extensive, there is no need to remember everything on the list. Often more than not your florist will understand what you mean from a general description. And of course, if you’ve come across a term that’s not on the list please leave a comment and we will define it for you and add it to the list.READ MORE

Helen’s Note 2015

It has been an amazing start to the year, we decorated the Starship on Sydney’s iconic harbour, it was a red rose Haven.

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12 Days of Wedding Flowers (Christmas Giveaway)

We’ve been talking (and singing) with Santa Claus recently and have a special announcement! On the 12 Days of Christmas (Thursday December 25th 2014 to Monday January 5th 2015) we are giving away Wedding Flowers.

Each day we will be announcing the item(s) we’re giving away. To enter you’ll have to visit our blog submit your entry via our form. The winner is drawn the following morning and announced on Facebook and our blog! We will also be posting instructions on how to receive bonus entries into the giveaway on Facebook and Instagram about what the prizes for each day are.READ MORE

Peony Bouquet

Pretty Peony & Peony Substitutes

Stunning on their own, grouped together or among other flowers, there is nothing quite like a Peony. Cultivated for over 2,000 years and prized by flower lovers, Peonies are timeless. They we’re voted by Sydney for Aleena’s bouquet when we did the Morning Show Luxury Wedding. We can’t get enough of them, it’s no wonder that Peony’s are our brides most desired wedding flower.

There are many different varieties of Peonies, the more popular varieties are the double forms. Peonies come in either a single form with 5 or more petals and a fluffy yellow centre or in a double form with ruffled petals.
Colours include white, pink (most fragrant blooms), peach, scarlet red and dark maroons, as well as a rare yellow.READ MORE

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for an experienced mid-level to senior florist (~2 years experience) to join our team. Casual hours are available Thursday to Saturday.

You will be working with florists with over 10 years of experience designing bouquets and accessories. You will also be required to set up at venues and deliver on the weekends. Own car and license required.READ MORE

Bride Magazine 80th Issue Cover

Featured in Bride Magazine

We’re very excited, some of our beautiful flowers are featured in the 80th issue of Bride Magazine (Spring 2014) in the 40 Spring Styling Tips article. We won’t share the whole article with you just yet–we’re still swooning over some of the other gorgeous ideas and tasty treats from the article. So make sure you grab a copy for some wedding inspiration!READ MORE

Rainy Day Wedding Tips

While some consider rain on your wedding to be lucky, if you let it, rain can really ruin your special day especially when you’ve planned a beautiful outdoor wedding. So, with all the rainy and unpredictable Spring weather we’ve had so far, we wanted to share our rainy-day tips!

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MC Natarsha Belling on stage with our flowers at Business Chicks Lunch with Seth Godin

Business Chicks & Flowers By Helen Brown

Flowers by Helen Brown is proud to be the event florist in Sydney for Business Chicks events.

Business Chicks is a wonderful organisation of women who believe great stuff happens when women come together to uplift and inspire each other. When they stop competing and start lending a hand. When they give to others and share their expertise so that others can benefit from it. READ MORE

Get The Look: Kim & Kanye

We can’t get over the beautiful floral wall that adorned Kim and Kayne’s wedding, and apparently neither can you! 

A few of our brides have been asking about this beautiful wall of flowers for their wedding so we thought we’d write a post on how to get the look. If you don’t have the $100,000+ to copy the look exactly, here are Helen’s tips on how to get the look on a budget: READ MORE

Flowers by Helen Brown in Bride to Be Magazine

The May-July 2011 issue will be featuring wedding flowers by Flowers by Helen Brown, from Chanel Seven’s Morning Show, when the lovely couple Aleena & Sevag married.

Magazine Spread featuring Morning Show Luxury Wedding

Magazine Spread featuring Morning Show Luxury Wedding

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Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards

abia2010Flowers By Helen Brown are proud to announce that they have been voted as a top Finalist in the 2010 Australian Bridal Awards.

Pictured below with Raymond from The Styling Company, Nadia from Events by Nadia and Anthony Del Col from Staging Connections.READ MORE

Helen’s Note 2014

We have had a fabulous 2013! Designing wedding flowers at so many gorgeous venues, one of my favourites being THE QVB Tea Rooms (wow the recent renovations look amazing, so far the most beautiful chandelier I have seen in Sydney). We have also teamed up with Business Chicks and Divine Events designing flowers for their clients which has kept the Team very busy! READ MORE

Helen’s Note 2013

I am very excited going forward in 2013. With a talented team of florists beside me, who will get the job done in sickness and in health. Thank you so much for not letting me down.

I have heard many stories from distressed brides calling me so close to their wedding date, whereas the florist has cancelled their booking and left them without a florist. I am very fortunate to have a team of three talented wedding florists. When booking your florist, do ensure they have a risk plan. If their van breaks down, do they have a back up plan? Should they fall ill, who will design your wedding flowers?READ MORE

Helen’s Note 2012

Wedding season like Spring is just around the corner. I am very excited and cannot wait to start designing with flowers.

I have spoken to many brides in the past weeks with the lead up to their wedding date. I really do feel for them, some are feeling quite anxious and flustered with the amount of organising and finalising that is involved.

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Luxury Wedding As Seen On The Morning Show!

Selecting bouquets for the Luxury Wedding As Seen On The Morning Show!Flowers by Helen Brown will be designing the beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements for the luxury wedding winners, Highschool Sweethearts Aleena & Sevag.

The audience has decided Aleena will carry the beautiful pale pink edged white peonies as her bridal bouquet.READ MORE

Get Fancy For Clancy

fancyThe Clancy Ward, at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead held a charity event to raise much needed funds to support the patients and the dedicated work of the ward.

Flowers By Helen Brown kindly designed the floral arrangements for The Clancy Ward Gala Ball 2010.READ MORE