Monday, 15 October 2012

mandalay flowers and louise

the shop: mandalay flowers

location: 6 cross st double bay
contact: 02 9362 5000
signature style: lavish and lovely

the florist: louise

number of years in floristry: 30

best thing about being a florist: the constantly changing pantheon of flowers.

favourite flower combination: just can not drill down to one. favourite at the moment is stripy red and green hippeastrums with green roses.

most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: a wedding- we decorated a ferry with life size bride and groom dolls at the front. lined the venue(fort denison) with 1.5m tall gardenias. we dropped $5000 worth of rose petals from a helicopter while guests sipped champagne. sprayed a wall of water against the setting sun to create a rainbow and had an old fashioned biplane fly through. then there were fireworks for the cake cutting. marque was absolutely packed with flowers. lots of fun!

you are inspired by: art. fashion. things japanese. sculpture and shapes.

you are passionate about: colour.

a sumptuous welcome

pops of colour

elegance in a vase

a rich colour palette

lavish and lovely

fairy tales are made of these

phaleonopsis heaven

ruffled pretties

all time classics

captivating forms

no ordinary bloom


a decadent bunch

shades of autumn

layers of gold

pinky abundance

wondrous wall

wonders from nature

florist's hands- 30 years in the making


  1. I stumbled across your blog while reading Inside Out and I'm soooo happy! Its a beautiful blog and very inspiring....just lovely. Thankyou for giving me an insight into what seems to be a wonderful career of these very talented people.

    1. thank you so much for the kind words. i'm so lucky to be capturing such talented people at their best, surrounded by the most beautiful things! it inspires me and brings me a huge amount of joy. i'm really happy that i am able to convey that through the blog and people like you feel the same :)

  2. Wow your blog it's incredible, I love it so much!! Very inspiring project..Thank you for sharing the love and passion that you put inside it !!!

    1. i'm so glad that the love and passion i have for this blog comes across and is acknowledged by people like you. thank you for the feedback!

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  4. Hi John, trying to contact you regarding purchasing some images for web use. Your pictures are beautiful. Look forward to hearing back John, kind regards, Jessica.

    1. hi jessica, thanks for your kind words. you can email me on