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Julia and Sam's Sydney wedding was always going to hold a special place in our hearts. Not just because they got married at one of our favourite places, the State Library of New South Wales, or because their arrangements used so many of our top winter flower choices (and so much texture!). Their celebration was also Petal & Fern's 100th wedding, and we couldn't think of a better couple to reach the milestone with. 

For their ceremony, Julia and Sam opted for a statement arrangement to decorate their bay window backdrop. This wild arrangement was brimming with native and dried plants like banksias, Billy buttons, phyllica, thryptomene, blushing bride proteas, eucalyptus, teasel, spear palms, statice, cotton, Italian ruskus and adorable bunnytail grasses.

With vows and rings exchanged, the newlyweds made their way to the Terrace on the Domain to celebrate their reception. The Terrace had just completed its renovations so Julia, Sam and their guests were the first to enjoy the beautiful new space. To suit the venue, we took an understated approach to decorating the tables, using clusters of flower-filled bottles for a clean, simple look that highlighted the beauty of each individual stem. The ceremony flowers also made a reappearance: the installation was split into sections and used to decorate several areas around the reception venue. 

But our absolute favourite part has to be the bride's bouquet. Teeming with gorgeous textures and interesting plants, this beauty couldn't be enjoyed for just one day. After the wedding, the bride's mum lovingly dried out the bouquet and buttonhole and the flowers are enjoying their second life as an everlasting Christmas wreath that Julia and Sam will be able to enjoy every year.

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