Before making an enquiry, please read the information below on costs and meetings.
In operation since 2006, Blooming Brides is weddings-only flower studio located in the heart of Victoria’s flower-growing region.
We aim to celebrate the best of our locally-grown, seasonal blooms with designs that complement the landscape of the local Ranges and Yarra Valley, the chosen venue and our client’s theme.
Combined with our distinctively generous, natural style and the use of hand-picked garden varieties, this approach has made us a recommended supplier for many venues across the Yarra Ranges and Melbourne, in particular Stones of the Yarra Valley in Coldstream and Zonzo in Yarra Glen.
Blooming Brides operates out of a studio located at 333 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald 3782 (the brown brick building opposite the gym).
Consultations are by appointment only. Before meeting, clients are encouraged to collect a few images that demonstrate the look and feel they are after.
During meetings, clients can view an extensive portfolio, range of glassware and styling props.
Following the consultation, clients are provided with an itemised cost breakdown. Consultations are held during the week, evenings and on weekends. However, weekend appointments are limited in the thick of wedding season.
Weddings in the Yarra Valley have a minimum spend of $3000 for events involving venue set-up and pack down. Costs are determined by choice of flower varieties, desired volume and complexity of design.
Straightforward orders that involve the supply or purchase of glassware/vessels and do not require a pack-down are negotiable.
Bridal-flower-only orders are possible, with most bouquets for the bride falling between $200 - $250. Delivery fees are determined by the return distance and driving time from our studio and we can deliver anywhere in Melbourne.
Blooming Brides services weddings in the city and on the Peninsula. However we have a minimum spend of $4000 for venue decoration requiring set-up and pack down.
Our business hours for contact are Tuesday – Saturday, though we do weddings on all days of the week. Between Friday – Sunday we can be extremely busy doing weddings and it might take a few days for a response.
To arrange an appointment, please submit an enquiry through the enquiries page or call Rita on 0417 114444. Unfortunately we cannot provide written quotes without meeting clients. However, we are willing to have a chat with clients and give a cost indication over the phone. On Sunday and Monday the phone is switched off!
Blooming Brides is operated by a second-generation florist who has tried working in an office but can’t. Here is a bit of info on Rita:
Interview with Love Katie and Sarah Photography
Interview in Australian Flower Industry Magazine
click to download (.pdf)
We have the good fortune of repeatedly working with some excellent industry specialists. We have worked with the following suppliers on multiple occasions and have no hesitation in recommending their services.
WEDDING & EVENT STATIONERY
Belinda Smullen Graphic Design: belinda-smullen.squarespace.com
Janet Hussey: janethussey.com.au
Melbourne Marriage Celebrants: melbournemarriagecelebrants.blogspot.com.au
Matt Derrick: mdmarriagecelebrant.com.au
Benny Roff: bennyroff.com/celebrant
Love Katie and Sarah: lovekatieandsarah.com
Jo Koprek: josephkoprek.com.au
I Got You Babe: igotyoubabe.com.au
Kiralee Ashworth: kirraleeblog.com
Warren Photography: warrenphotography.com.au
Lizzy C: lizzyC.com.au