French/Vintage Inspired Photo Shoot

Kate recently had the pleasure of working with a number of people to produce this beautiful photo shoot that was photographed by  Anthony Hoang and featured in Hello May. This is just a little glimpse for more flower photos pop over to Kate Dawes or for the magazine feature visit Hello May.

Soft textures and colours in muted shades of peach, pink, Wedgewood blue and mauve set the palette for this vintage/French Inspired wedding

The flowers give a quirky French “look” with a slightly vintage feel. The touches of lavender used among the table flowers through to the creeping vine on the ceremony doors emulate the French element

I used some White porcelain and vintage style glass vases to create the table settings….all available for hire

The Vintage look was created by using David Austin and open garden roses, Queen Anne Lace, Dusty Miller as well as other interesting textures in foliage, flowers and berries





Thanks to all the other contributors for their lovely work.

Taking it back to the 60s and 40s Photos supplied by Debs Ivelja,

As many of you know, Kate participated in A Very Vintage Wedding Fair last weekend, but before she showcased her vintage inspired flower designs, she worked alongside the fairs organisers in a promotional photo shoot that screamed all things 60s and 40s.

60s Kitten


40s Wartime


Pink Pleasures






The relationship between floristry and interiors is becoming more and more popular as we are finding it an exciting feat to be able to decorate our homes according to our own personalities and individual colour palettes. Flowers are not only being used as complementing pieces in our favourite rooms but as centre pieces. We are also experimenting in our wardrobes with women sourcing fashion inspiration from everywhere, whether it be a piece of art work by Yago Hortal or even a wedding bouquet from, of  course, Kate Dawes (naturally). Don’t be afraid to try out something different, you’d be surprised what colour ideas you’ll find in your garden. Go on… Have a look.

Bohemian Mix

For the bride with a carefree and creative flair, these bohemian arrangements will add a unique touch to your special day. Kate found she was able to extend her creativity with this theme, through the sourcing of each flower. These bouquets really place emphasis on the flowers, more so then any other theme. With the help of Brisbane wedding and engagement photographer Ryder Evans, Kate was able to really capture the beauty of a bohemian mix.