Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas everyone! :) 
Hope everyone is having a lovely day with family and friends. 

I've got a news for you, Some of you may have already found out if you have visited the webpage.
I'm taking a break from wedding flowers for a while.
For those that have book me for their wedding in 2012 - thank you :) 
I will of course be doing your flowers; and for those who are considering me, please don't hesitate to contact me. It just means that I'm not handing out info to new enquiries. 

This idea came as I became a little more aware of the environmental impact of flower industry. 
I do what I can do to help the environment; 
-Using 100% recycled paper and not printing when I don't need to
-Buying local flowers as much as possible
-Recycling cardboard, paper and plastic as much as possible
-Composting green waste from weddings
-Driving prius (to reduce carbon emission) 

But that's about it I can do - I can't do anything about the environmental impact of growing and transporting of flowers and greenery. 

So I came up with an idea of growing my own flowers and greenery to create a "pick and make your own bouquet/arrangement" destination in Melbourne.
It's going to take a lot of planning/investing/planting and growing, but if this is going to make me more confident and happy in what I do, I'm determined to do this. 

I will keep my email address, blog & the facebook page just to give you some updates in what I'm doing; and I'd definitely let you know through here when I'm ready to open up the "community flower garden"! :) 

In the meanwhile, I'll be one of the organisers of a new NPO in parmaculture and sustainability. 
Also, when my friend opens up a cafe mid 2012 I'll be selling flowers there too - which I will also let you know when it happens. 

Thank you so much for your support in the last 3 years, and hopefully, I'll come back bigger and better in a couple of years! :) 


Friday, December 2, 2011

Professional photography by Studio Aqua Photography

The photos are here! :)

*sigh* Photos are so amazing!
Thanks Keiichi from Studio Aqua Photography!
Please visit  - he's doing amazing wedding photography package at the moment.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blue bouquet

This is another bouquet that I made for the photo shoot today with Studio Aqua Photography. :)
It's a blue bouquet with shades of blue ribbons.

Blue bouquet
Sugar Bee Flowers - servicing all weddings and special events in Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenong ranges and all over VIC

White cream bouquet

Sneak peek of bouquets from a professional photo shoot today!
Keiichi from Studio Aqua Photography did the photos for me, which I'm super excited about.
He was my photographer when I was on the Gold Coast - we both moved to Melbourne since then :)
Keiichi is an excellent photographer and he is doing great deals for wedding photography.
Please check out his webpage!

These are the pictures I took, I'll share with you some professional photos when I receive them. :)

2 types of lace were used for the stem - for the extra elegant touch! 

White and cream bouquet

White and cream bouquet

White and cream bouquet

White and cream bouquet

Sugar Bee Flowers - serving all over Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenong ranges..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Antique pastel bouquet

I can't believe I forgot to share this with you! 
This is a mixed bouquet with roses, carnation, ranunculus and some other garden flowers + ivy. 
The varigated colours in ivy is just spectacular - it almost looks fake.

Actually, I find it interesting that when I have some gorgeous flowers and greenery in my hands, people say 
"Wow, that is so beautiful!! Are they real?" 
...Does that mean they think artificial things are more beautiful??? 

Anyway, enjoy the pictures :) 

roses, carnation, ranunculus and other garden flowers bouquet

Add caption

roes, carnation and rununculus bouquet

Mixed antique pasted bouquet with roses, carnations, ranunculus and other garden flowers

Please don't hesitate to contact me about your Melbourne wedding flowers! 
Youki @ Sugar Bee Flowers

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flower demonstration & small arrangement making class

I went to a lovely group of Japanese cultural & parmaculture group today, where I had the opportunity to do a flower demonstration and a little lesson for making a small floral arrangement into an oasis (flower foam) .

It was very interesting - due to the nature of the gathering, ladies were into organic/biodinamic farming and gardening and many ladies had already experienced flower arrangement/Ikebana before. So there was something to learn for me too.
Eventually, I want to grow the flowers and greenery used in any Sugar Bee Flowers design (weddings, classes, home & corporate flowers..) may become possible with the help of these ladies. :) :) :)

Anyway, here are some photos.
arrangement class

Bouquet I have made for demonstration :) isn't it goegeous

kids flower arrangement

kids flower arrangement

garden rose bouquet

What a fun day :)
Contact me if you want someone to demonstrate & experience flower arrangement at your party in Melbourne.
I take mostly kids parties, but can certainly consider ladies parties.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photos & feedback from the bride :)

I've had some delightful photos in my mailbox today. :) Yipee!

roses for hair 
rose and ranunculus bouquet 
Rose, ranunculus and freesia bouquet in white and antique colours

table flowers
Arn't they gorgeous! :) :) :) Thank you Kaori!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Succulent and billy button wedding

I had an opportunity today to create this very cute & sweet succulents & billy button bouquets.
Perfect for the wedding @ the royal botanic gardens in Melbourne city.
The texture and the mix of colours and the contrast of it was absolutely gorgeous.
Succulent and billy button bouquet

Succulent and billy button bouquet

Succulent and billy button bouquet

Succulent and billy button bouquet

Succulent buttonhole

Succulent and billy button cake top

Just gorgeous! :)

Please don't hesitate to contact me about your wedding flowers. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Soft coloured natives bouquet

I was very lucky to have done this soft coloured natives bouquet for a very sweet couple J&M today. 

Native wedding bouquet

Native wedding bouquet

Native wedding bouquet

Native wedding bouquet

Native buttonhole - blushing bride

Native buttonholes

Leucadendron buttonhole

native buttnhole with flannel flower, blushing bride, gum nuts and leucadendron

Wishing you all the best J&M! x 


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Honeymoon rose wedding

I've had an fantastic opportunity to drive down to the Great Ocean Road for a wedding.
The wedding was for a very lovely couple at Kilolo house, near Lorne.
Kilolo house at Big Hill

Kilolo house balcony

honeymoon rose buttonhole

Honeymoon rose buttonholes

Honeymoon rose and jana spray rose wrist corsages

basket of roses :) rose wrist corsages

honeymoon rose and jana spray roses wrist corsages

rose wrist corsages in basket 

And I was lucky enough to have a look around the beautiful beaches on great ocean road. 

It was so gorgeous - the view was magnificent and it was just a powerful place to refresh and revitalise.  I would like to thank the absolutely sweet and beautiful couple P&T for the fantastic opportunity and wish them the best of luck and lots of happiness in future. :) 


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...