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Business & Floral Coaching

in 2024 we are so excited to launch our Business & Floral Coaching program – allowing you one on one assistance specific to your business or floral journey this program allows us to provide the relevant training and information to best assist your growth path. Floralise Learn with our Creative Director Mandi &/or Senior florist Kenya on the areas of ordering to a budget, floral selection, prepping and storing flowers, making seasonal bouquets, centrepieces, arbour, installs or whatever your floral skill area of growth may be These sessions are 4 hours and based on our Gold Coast flower studio – […]

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Ivy & Bleu does Tasmania 2022

Last month we did it… we finally did it!  We left our home state and finally jumped on a plane. I don’t think anyone really knew when the day would finally come, but by the skin of our teeth, restrictions were eased, and everything fell into place perfectly! Cue: Dance Party! I think at this point we would have gone anywhere but we choose Tasmania and oh my god it was worth the wait!  If you have come to our retreat style training programs before (and we have a few fans who have come once, twice, even three times) you […]

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Covid is the new Rain …

Let’s open by saying that COVID can go jump off a cliff.  It’s no secret that this pandemic has been bad for the events industry. Our beautiful weddings require careful planning and are absolutely time critical. Flower prep, co-ordinating vendors, sorting and loading hire items, venue bump in…  And it’s not only the wedding lead-up, there’s the planning that takes place months in advance. So when lockdowns can take effect days before your ceremony is due to start? Yup, it’s not great news. We as an industry have been challenged hugely to find ways of operating in such uncertainty, and under […]

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Behind the Scenes: All things Florals – Costs, Time & Preparation

It’s love… pure and oh so sweet! Our love for flowers is real and yours is too… but are you wondering why Wedding Flowers cost so much?  We understand budgeting for a wedding can be tricky and flowers are either a high priority for you or something that is the least of your concerns and either way that is totally a ok! Everyone’s priorities vary and your day should be your way!   If you follow Ivy & Bleu you would already know that most of the team are florists too! Flowers and floristry is something not only close to […]

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Let’s Chat all things Bouquet’s

Bouquet Styles One of our favourite things at Ivy & Bleu is floralising weddings. From hanging installations to arbour features, we do it all, and our girls spend many days elbow-deep in buckets of Columbian roses, mountains of foliage and heavenly blooms. But the hero floral element of your wedding day is of course the bridal bouquet. Our overall style is soft and romantic with a hint of the contemporary, but we also love experimenting with different styles and colour palettes to suit any bride. Your bouquet is the standout piece amidst the styling of your wedding, will feature in […]

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Ivy & Bleu Academy Retreat

20th January – 24th January 2025 We are so excited to release our 2025 Ivy & Bleu Academy Learning Retreat. This year we are changing things up – offering a rotation of subjects & courses throughout our 5 day program allowing those with differing levels of experience or interests to tailor build the course around not only what they are wanting to learn but also their existing skill set. Choose between custom built courses in florals, watch hands on floral demonstrations, learn about styling layers & textures, sit in on real life consultations or continue your business growth journey with […]

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Ivy & Bleu does 2020

Well… we are coming to the end of a very wild 2020 to say the very least. So what better way to wrap up the year than with a run down on what the team at Ivy & Bleu got up to. Some would think that we couldn’t achieve much….I mean with the uncertainty and ups and downs of Covid-19 the events industry certainly came to a very sudden and shocking halt. We had social distancing, rescheduling, cancelling, no standing at bars and worst of all definitely no dancing allowed! So many rules! While we are happy and thankful that […]

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“The Academy” Real Life Wedding 2020

So there is no doubt that the year 2020 completely took all of us by surprise. Many of us, including Ivy and Bleu had big plans for a massive year! We had booked in and scheduled our second “Ivy and Bleu does Bali” Academy Retreat, we had our biggest weddings yet and we were confident that this year of all years was not only going to be our busiest and most exciting but also our most fulfilling.  Well…. weren’t we wrong! With the outbreak of a freak worldwide pandemic we were whisked into a world of unknown. Suddenly we were […]

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Part 3 – The Guest List

In our previous Blog Posts Part 1 we ran through not sweating the small stuff from general decision making & working with your partner to ascertain what you both want from the day & in Part 2 we chatted about all things budgets, money & prioritising your wedding needs. Today in Part 3 we are tackling the all import Guest List. Something you will have on your to do list from the beginning of your wedding planning journey will be ‘The Guest List’. It’ll be fun at first, and maybe the first thing you start on, but don’t expect to […]

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