What is your style?
Petal & Fern's style is beautiful, personal and a bit playful. Our approach is all about abundance. We're heavily inspired by art and design so we love to use a wide variety of plants to combine interesting textures and create sophisticated colour schemes, and when making arrangements for a wedding we love to use as many blooms as possible... and then add a few more for good measure!
We love creating beautiful arrangements with an element of the unexpected: think traditional garden bouquets with hints of native flowers, or arrangements with touches of the unusual like thistles or dried flowers – trust us, this can look amazing! Basically our philosophy is about creating arrangements that are as memorable as they are beautiful.
How do you choose the flowers?
The process of selecting flowers for a wedding usually starts with your colour scheme or perhaps a favourite flower. From there, we will recommend in-season flowers that suit your wedding theme and the style of arrangements you've chosen. Based on your feedback, we create a shortlist of flowers for you wedding – these are the flowers that we will order from the growers for the big day.
Nature is unpredictable and frost, searing temperatures or torrential rain sometimes mean that it isn't possible to source all of the flowers on our shortlist. When this happens, we will work with our amazing flower growers to find alternative blooms to suit your wedding theme. When we substitute flowers we choose blooms that have a similar colour, size, shape and texture so that your arrangements have the same look and feel. If there are any flower types that you don't love, just let us know and we'll avoid them!
Do you do deliver & set up the arrangements?
Yes! For private events and corporates we drop off and pick up at one venue. For weddings we deliver to up to four locations: 2 x Bridal Party drop offs, ceremony and reception.
Do you do same-sex weddings?
Absolutely! We LOVE love.
Do you do destination weddings?
We love a destination wedding! Our studio is based in Potts Point, Sydney but our delivery radius takes in the Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, South Coast and Southern Highlands. On occasion we do deliver outside this zone so shoot us a note if you're getting married a bit further afield!
How far in advance should I book?
We recommend getting in touch once you've locked in your venue and date of the eve. Most of our clients place their booking around 9-12 months before the even t, although Spring and Autumn are particularly popular for weddings and dates during these seasons fill up quickly. On some occasions we are able to take bookings for multiple events on the same day, but this depends on the size and location of the other events, so it's best to get in touch as soon as you can!
Is there a minimum spend?
There is no minimum spend! Sometimes it is the more intimate weddings that can offer the biggest opportunities for creativity, and we love that! We work on weddings of all sizes: from elopements requiring flowers for two, all the way up to large celebrations with several hundred guests.
We know that budgets can be a bit of a pain but we're big on creative strategies to help keep your spreadsheet happy. If you have a particular budget to work to, just let us know when you enquire and we'll recommend arrangements and flower types to suit your needs.
Arrangement sizes and flower types will influence the cost of the arrangements, but for a general price guide for a wedding, a wedding with 100 guests and 6 bridal party members will typically be in the vicinity of $2,000-$3,000 for bridal party flowers, vase arrangements for guest tables, delivery, set up and pack down.
Arrangements for wedding ceremonies (such as arbour flowers/altar flowers, and signing table flowers and aisle posies) will typically be an additional $600-$1,500, while our clients usually spend between $1,500-$4,000 on hanging installations. For more information about pricing, contact us for a copy of our wedding info kit.
I'm interested in booking you for my event.
What is the process?
We love brainstorming with you almost as much as we love arranging flowers. The planning process kicks off with a chat in our studio about your vision for the day, and the types of flowers and colours you like. If you've already got a rockin' Pinterest board we'll work with you to turn all of those ideas into a stunning flower palette. Or if flower talk makes you feel a bit lost, we have plenty of ideas and resources to help inspire you.
From there, we create a custom proposal for your special event and if you're happy with how everything is shaping up there's a deposit to book the date. When the final list of arrangements is confirmed (this happens six weeks out from the event), we work closely with our lovely suppliers to find the perfect flowers, vases and other decorations to make the day unforgettable.
To get the ball rolling, complete and submit the form on the contact page and we'll be in touch, typically within two working days.