Posies by Pippa

this is an online floral design portfolio of my wedding work. Visit www.blackbriar.co.nz for my full website.

retro posy December 8, 2011

Classic posy of cream roses and white orchids created for a 50s themed wedding.


Feathery posy August 17, 2011

Bride’s posy of “Vendella” roses with  rose pink feathers and pearl detail. Matching maids’ bouquets made with “Something Special” roses and magnolia foliage.

photos courtesy of kerri vernon



Tropical Wedding Bouquet

Bride’s posy of anthuriums, tulips, roses, celosias, calla lilies and mini gerberas.


Blush rose posy

Brides posy of “Old Dutch”, “Something Special”, “Vendella”, and “Cool Water” roses with “Starlight” Spray roses. Finished with pearl and twig detail.

photo credit: kerri vernon                        www.kerrivernon.co.nz 


lilac wedding bouquet March 9, 2011

Bride’s posy of ‘Old Dutch’ and ‘Ocean Song’ roses, Brunia berries, lisianthus, sweetpeas and stephanotis blooms.

photo credit: Brett @ Unique Visions Photography


Silver and Lilac bridesmaid’s posy February 19, 2011

Bridesmaid’s posy maid with “Avalanche” roses, lilac sweetpeas, purple lisianthus, white hydrangeas and silver brunia berries. Pearl detail throughout.


Autumn wedding bouquet February 3, 2011

 Bride’s posy made from ‘Grand prix’, ‘Vendella’ and ‘Cherry Brady’ roses with red leucodendrons, red hypericum berries and white singapore orchids.


Pink and black posies January 9, 2011

Bridesmaid’s posies of ‘Cobra’ lilies, ‘Rosita Vendella’ and ‘Jacaranda’ roses and lilac hydrangea with crystal sprays and feathers.


Summer succulents January 8, 2011




























Bride and maids’ posies of assorted succulents, Brunia berries, bunny tails and Spanish Moss. Stems bound with ribbon and seagrass.

Boys’ buttonholes made from succulents and brunia.


jewel tones March 7, 2010

Bride’s posy of ‘Schwarzwalder calla lilies, ‘Black Magic’, ‘Vendella’ and ‘Cool Water’ roses with beargrass, skelton leaves and ruscus. Diamante detailing on flowers and stem wrap.


red peony and feather bouquet February 22, 2010

Bride’s bouquet of ‘red charm’ peonies, ‘bonjour’, ‘queen of colour’ and ‘grand prix’ roses and brain celosia with black feathers. 


Red rose malmaison February 11, 2010

Bride’s malmaison made from about fifteen “Black Magic” roses.


pale pink and pearly January 31, 2010


Bride’s posy of ‘Sweet Avalanche’ and ‘White Weekend’ roses, with white singapore orchids and pale pink pearl detail.


white roses and lily bouquet October 10, 2009


Bride’s bouquet of white asiatic lillies, white roses, and white lisianthus blooms with feathers, seaweed pearls and crystal detailing. The maids’ bouquets are white asiatic lilies with crystals.


Tania’s Wedding March 10, 2009

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Guest table arrangement of roses, hydrangea, orchids and amaranthus with willow._MG_1055

















































the lamp makes a comeback!


 From a recent wedding – a white version of the tiffany lamp bouquet looking like a big, gorgeous vanilla icecream with pearl and crystal trim.


Pale Pink Roses and Cream Peonies December 18, 2008

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I really, really, really love peonies! These are

 “Duchesse de Nemours” with “Something Special”

 roses for the bridesmaids, and “Duchesse de Nemours”

 and “Bowl of Cream” with “Vendella roses for the

bride. Vintage deco brooches adorn the stem wraps.


frightfully bright December 7, 2008

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feather posies

Another truly fantastic bride with a streak of fun a mile wide. These were her bridesmaid’s bouquets – orange calla lilies, orange miniature gerberas and orange (what else?!) asiatic lilies surrounded by bright blue ostrich feathers. Copper speargrass over the top with blue diamantes. Some would consider this too much for a wedding but I loved making it and the photos were fabulous.


The Bride’s bouquet had pink and white roses, silver leucadendron, stephanotis and of course, white ostrich feathers.


sweet and petite… December 6, 2008

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dainty posies 

Posies of white roses, white mini callas, hellebores, pieris (andromeda) and spray roses with pearl detail.


hydrangea teardrop

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blue hydrangea teardrop 

Teardrop bouquet of blue hydrangea and roses with pieris (andromeda) sprays.


shocking pink

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I think these just may be the coolest bridesmaid’s dresses I have ever seen! The colour is not for everyone but it was perfect for mid-summer and I loved them. I used shocking pink and scented  ‘Jacaranda’ roses and cerise singapore orchids with lime green cordyline leaves. The stems were finished in hot pink organza and green crystal fringing.