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We’d like to formally apologize for the hail storm that occurred the afternoon of Stacey and Simon’s wedding. You see – when we made Stacey’s flowers from rainbows and sunshine – we had no idea of the consequences.

Sorry Perth. May these pretty pictures from Still Love make it up to you. They sure did for us!

 

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CREDITS: Photos Still Love // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Makeup Emma for Milla Makeup  // Bridal Gown and Golden Belt On a Whim // Bride’s shoes Funkis // Bridesmaids dresses Fabled and True  // Guys suits Roger David  // Bow ties Gentleman and Scholar // Ceremony Location Cockman House // Reception Location Urban Coe-Op  // Lighting Mictrick Events // Furniture and Props Something Old and Something Older.

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Spring Bride feat. Bed of Flowers!

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Our day-to-day life goes a little like this:

1. Put on cute sun dress
2. Run though feild of flowers
3. Scoop up armfulls of perfect blooms
4. Smile, laugh and sip tea
5. Make friends with baby animals
6. Sleep in a bed of flowers

Ok, ok… The reality is ‘slightly’ less glamourous. (Truth is I don’t even drink tea, I was just trying to impress you…)

However we DID recently get to create a bed of flowers for a gorgeous pre-wedding / boudoir style shoot with creative mastermind and fabulous photographer Angela Higgins.

It all started with one thought. To create a dream fantasy of a spring bride who is the very picture of femininity. Like a flower blossoming in the morning sun, we follow our bride Isabel as she stretches and wakes slowly from a dream of sleeping on a bed of spring flowers.

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CREDITS: Photos Angela Higgins // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Makeup Connor for Milla Makeup  // Lace Robes Girl With A Serious Dream // Lingerie Target // Wedding Gowns Samantha Wynne // Jewellery Rohan Jewellery  // Stationery Akimbo // Model Brittany // Provincial Chair The Corner Store.

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Peek into our Studio!

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Fox and Rabbit has called many places home. First it was my parents laundry (naturally the best water point of the home), where the adventure of Fox and Rabbit began. I spent days on end in my pj’s snipping bundles of blooms nestled between baskets of school uniforms and smelly socks. As business grew I was ‘upgraded’ to a lounge room at the front of the home. This lounge room saw far more wedding all-nighters than I can even remember. Some of the best and worst business decisions I have ever made happened in that room. And lets not forget to mention the irreparable damage to a certain blush carpet (yeah… sorry mum!).

Today I am SO excited to share with you a peek into our wonderful Oxford Street space that we share with my husband’s letterpress business Type Hype. We’ve just hit the 1 year mark here, and thought it was about time we gave you a peek behind the door. My wonderful friend (and killer photographer) Angela Higgins was kind enough to give up a sacred Saturday morning to take some gorgeous photos of Dan and I in the studio. Thank you so much Angela – we are more than grateful.

I hope you enjoy the below as much as we do.

I’ve bled, cried and cursed more than I’d like to admit within these walls. But more than that – I’ve dreamt up my very best business ideas, created my finest weddings, worked with the most outstanding team, and gained mountains of inspired from working side by side with Dan who is beyond talented, creative and passionate about his craft. (And he’s just a little bit handsome too.)

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CREDITS: Photos Angela Higgins // Custom Furniture Dunk n Wagnell.

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Style Sesh comes to Perth!

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This month, we teamed up with Hooray Magazine’s brilliant workshop series StyleSesh for an afternoon of fun and florals. StyleSesh tours all around Australia to bring the best creative workshops to party lovers like you. From Piñata making, to Photography skills, and gorgeous florals of course!

There really is a lot to learn and love over on the StyleSesh website.

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Our workshop was all about the art of creating a ‘Garden Styled’ bouquet. We covered a range of info from how to shop, cut and care for blooms, to the hands-on bouquet construction.

Making something ‘effortlessly unstructured’ is far harder than it sounds, but (as you’ll no double agree) all the students did such an amazing job of interpreting a Handpicked, Garden Style bouquet. I couldn’t be more impressed!

Browse the stunning images below by CJ Williams to see for yourself.

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CREDITS: Photos CJ Williams // Flowers and Workshop Host Fox & Rabbit // Furniture Hire Her Handpicked Harvest // Goodie Bag Gifts Type HypeButcher, Baker, Stylist + CreatorCoco Daydream, and Koch + Co // Catering Katrina Sykes Catering // Videographer Kairos Films // Venue Perth City Farm.

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When we met with gorgeous Hannah, we instantly fell in love. Because she is beautiful and sweet? Yes! But mostly because of one question she sheepishly asked:

“Would it be wrong of me to want to wear two flower crowns at my wedding? One at the ceremony and another at the reception?” 

I think Rebecca’s jaw physically dropped. Dream client status achieved!

Thanks Hannah and Myles for allowing us to share in your double crown day.
May your marriage be doubly awesome!

Amazing images below by our pals at Still Love.
And a super rad film right at the bottom to finish it off nicely, thanks to Kairos Films.

 

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CREDITS: Photos Still Love // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Videographer Kairos Films // Bridal Gown Elvi Design // Ceremony Dreambuilders Church // Reception Venue Private Residence.

 

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A Flower Potluck! Getting your hands dirty in all the right ways.

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Our fluffy, fluffy kitty-cat is out of the metaphorical bag of cats! (Just go with me here…)

I’m thrilled to announce our latest venture with Stacey Clark Stylist – the Flower Potluck!
We even have an amazing logo from The Articulate:

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What is a Flower Potluck anyway?

No doubt we’ve all experienced the delicious delights of a potluck dinner. The concept of everyone bringing a plate of food to share among friends is nothing new. So – what is a Flower Potluck?

Much like a potluck dinner, a Flower Potluck borrows the concept of bringing something along. Although instead of mums famous roast beef (with all the trimmings) guests bring their own bunch of blooms. Flowers are mixed-and-matched and shared among guests, over a lesson in bouquet making by our very own creative director – Rebecca Const.

The class includes foraging for foliages around an amazing garden in Glen Forrest, arrangement construction and care, morning tea, and all the little flower tips and tricks shared straight from the horses mouth. Cap all of this off with a delicious luncheon thanks to Kent Street Deli and we really have a party on our hands!

If you’re thinking that it’s time to get your hands dirty in all the right ways. If you want to meet new friends and hone new skills – Join us for a mix-and-match, pick-and-create, laugh-and-lunch kind of day in Glen Forrest, Western Australia.

Basic Info

Date: Saturday 6th September 2014
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: 19 Shepherd St, Glen Forrest – an easy 40 minute drive from the Perth CBD
Tickets available here

What do I bring?

1. 10 stems of your favourite fragrant / perfectly blush / big and bold or wispy and whimsey bloom
2. Appropriate shoes for foraging
3. Your favourite vase with an opening diameter no wider than 13cms
4. A heart for adventure!

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We love running our floral workshops with Studio Bomba as much as we love eating ‘fat free’ frozen yoghurt in the winter time. Trust me… it’s a lot!

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We’ve been luck enough to have a few photographers attend some of our workshops recently. One of which is the lovely Chris Kennedy. Chris attended a Terrarium workshop we ran at MANY 6160 in Fremantle. Little did he know – if you bring your camera along to a class you WILL be asked to take photos. Thanks Chris for being such a champion.

Check out all the action below. Our next Terrarium class is set for Saturday 13th August. Book your place here.

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Hanny + Michael

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Some people just want a darn good party.

These are the kind of people who host their wedding in their own front yard. The kind of people who opt for bold blooms and bulb lighting. People who ride into their reception on a mope-head and surprise guests with late a night Gelato truck. And the kind of people who dance their faces off, throwing their heads back and laughing at the clouds in the midst of a rainy downpour.

Hanny and Michael are these exact people.

It was a pleasure to work alongside some of my industry faves – Kristy, Fiona and Elvi Design – to make Hanny and Michaels darn-good-party-dream-wedding come true.

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Amazing lace detail on this spectacular cake by Red Bird Cake Company!

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CREDITS: Photos Fiona Vail Photography // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Stylist Flights of Fancy by Kristy // Prop Hire Pretty Willow // Bridal Gown Elvi Design // Bridesmaid Dresses Zimmerman // Ceremony St Mary’s Star of the Sea // Cake Red Bird Cake Company // Lighting Micktrics // Coffee and Gelato Truck Miss Tartufo // Reception Venue Private Residence

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Kinfolk Dinner: L’Esprit De La Mer

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Stacey Clark Stylist, Perth host for Kinfolk Magazine, invited us back to floral up another Kinfolk dinner this May. As always were we more than excited to jump aboard! The event, titled L’Esprit De La Mer (the spirit of the sea), was a celebration of all the wonders the ocean has to offer.

Perched on the edge of the Fremantle foreshore, Kidogo Arthouse was the perfect venue for this seaside soiree. Peeping out the old wooden windows, the cool salty air brushing against our cheeks. A table laden with handmade crockery in delightful tones of the sea was set before us; overflowing with the freshest seafood from oysters, to crab, to octopus and prawns. Almond and Sea Salt chocolate on our lips, and warm ciders in our hands; we capped off the evening nestled on turkish blankets in front of a blazing bonfire on the shore.

 


 

Wide-brimmed hats off to Stacey for creating such a perfect event. It’s a pleasure to work with you.

Special mention to my hunky hubby – Daniel from Type Hype – who letterpressed the menus in a most majestic shade of blue. (Menus handlettered by a clever clever lady over at The Articulate.) They were so special.

And finally to our pals Glenn and Lauren from Still Love – you capture the warmth and heart of each event to perfection. We Still Love* you.

*I’m so sorry!

 

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PARTNERS: Stylist and Host Stacey Clark Stylist // Photos Still Love // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Hand-lettering The Articulate // Letterpressed Menus Type Hype // Cold Drip Coffee Micrology// Entree Poach Pear // Main Course Kent St Deli // Desserts ChiCho Gelato // Breads Bread in Common // Wines and Eagle Bay Brewing // Mulled Cider Custard and Co // Turkish Blankets Mayde // Bath Bombs LUSH // Crockery Eucalypt Homewares // Chocolates Bahen and Co //  Venue Kidogo Arthouse // Styling and Coordination Assistants Laura and Jess // Film Orriss Films.

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Learning How to Juggle

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I’m always amazed at how much Fox and Rabbit brides are juggling on top of the craziness of planning their wedding.

– There’s the cake. Naked? Fondant? Cheese?!?
– Finding THE ONE DRESS TO END ALL DRESSES
– Choosing a photographer and crossing each and every extremity in anticipation of their availability
– Booking the venue. Tasting and refining the menu
– Hiring a stylist to bring all of your dreams to life
– Celebrants
Seating charts
– Bridesmaid dress hunting

And like school children sitting at the back of the bus, full of excitement and adrenaline – merrily singing a round on the way to a sports carnival…

The wedding to-do list goes on and on. Round and a round. Over and over and over again. And then it grows.

 

AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS – You’re building a house.

 

Or moving house. Or selling a house. Or house hunting. Or house decorating. Or pinning pictures of your future house with your future hubby for your future children and your future black Spoodle that comes fully toilet trained and knows how to sit, shake hands, lay down, roll over and give high 10’s.

You’re pregnant. Or planning a baby. Or trying to keeping up with your 3 existing babies.

You’re studying. Or at least you should be studying instead of wallowing in a pot of self-pity because you can’t close down that Hello May tab and finish those darn references. Wallow, wallow, wallow.

And forget about date night! Who has time for that when you still have to pick a dress, study for that exam, read all those baby books, decide on a honeymoon destination and paint that new kitchen door a rich canary yellow!? If you were to take a second to stop and look your handsome groom-to-be in the face for a moment, it would all fall to a catastrophic mess – wouldn’t it?

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Do you know how you learn to juggle? You start small. Practise one ball at a time. Adding in a second and then a third ONLY when you know that you can handle it. Juggling is a process and it’s all about keeping your eye on the prize. In this case your prize is your husband. And your new home together. And your new baby. And your awesome new career.

Plan a bloody good party. Be the talk of the social media scene. Just don’t kill yourself in the process. Don’t lose sight of what’s really important. Keep your eye on the prize and show your prize the love and attention it deserves. Because future you won’t look back and say “I wish I spent less time with my fiancé and more time online collecting two million bonbonniere ideas that I’ll never end up making.”

You shouldn’t expect yourself to know how to juggle like a pro when everything is new. You shouldn’t expect yourself to know what to do all of the time when this is the first wedding you have planned!

And DIY’s shouldn’t get in the way of eating a decent dinner.

Because ending up in the McDonalds drive through at 11pm covered in glue gun fluff only makes you feel sad.

So multitask
Be awesome
Try new stuff
Accept new responsibility
And juggle away

Allow yourself to drop the ball once in a while and have a cry about it. BUT GET BACK UP AND TRY AGAIN. The best part of it all is; you have a good team around you who knows what they are doing.

And honey this ain’t our first juggling lesson.