Dahlia's for Weddings
Dahlia's can look absolutely amazing for boquets and wedding displays
Dahlias as cut flowers..... with some creativity the floral arrangements can be quite unique.
A bridal bouquet at Karin & Terry's big day January 2013
Dahlia's for Special Events
More Dahlia Events
Owner Franca Logan entered a display of dahlias at the Christchurch "Ellerslie" flower show, receiving a silver merit award for her winter creation. Some dahlias were obtained locally and others were taken on the plane.
Outside the Takapuna shop her delivery
bike has a display of Annabella's Haven in the basket.
A traditional white wedding by
Franca of Florienne
using dahlias from Dahlia Haven
Website for Franca see www.florienne.co.nz
FLORIENNE's FLORIST of Takapuna.
Kingsland/Jago wedding 2012
... used dahlias to compliment the bridal party. Ordered from Australia, for their NZ wedding the dahlias had to be purple tones, and the bride was absolutely delighted
Katie and Glenn's Wedding 1st April 2013
Its true......married on April 1st!
With some imaginative arranging, and the artistic use of a mirrored reflection, these exclusive shots of a boquet prepared for a Kumeu function were taken using dahlias and the odd rose from Van Leir Nurseries of Riverhead
Karin & Terry's big day January 2013
Photo's supplied and used with permission
Meghann Humphries of Auckland
with a few arrangements for a recent wedding.
Janine & Andrew's wedding January 2013
Dahlias were used to dress up the refreshments table and sills of the stained glass window
took these shots of some table arrangements for a "Ladies high tea luncheon"
at the Orewa Baptist Church 2013.
Arrangements were made by
The menfolk probably stayed at home and had dry bread.....
Arrangement used on the set for a 2013 "Go Girls" NZ TV series.
The Tui girls met their match
with this group of Florienne staff that enjoyed an evening with us at Dahlia Haven Feb 2013. We couldn't stop our staff "Sam the Man" from coming......I wonder why?
Judith from Whangaparaoa's Judith's Floral design www.judiths.co.nz
was helped by Linda on their Easter weekend to prepare the bouquets and buttonholes for this wedding.....
Jensens Hydrangeas (Ardmore)
North South Flowers (Carnations)
supplied the extra's to complement the beautiful dahlias still flowering.......
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The groom was all smiles, and so he should have beeen with a gorgeous new wife. What was amazing though was that the dahlia variety "Glenn Haven" named after him back in the 90's was absent from the big day......
Formerly from North West Auckland the couple are now hibernating in Christchurch....
The TVNZ "Breakfast Show" featured dahlias from Dahlia Haven several times during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. These shots "clipped" from the live telecasts, shows the dynamic colour and form dahlias added to the set without distracting from the hosts.
Antics and special events during the season 2018
Masterton Dec 2013
This lady (Aunty) Kathy was awarded a bouquet of dahlias (with a few peonies)
for services to the wider family. Half a century of dedicated work, (their 50th wedding anniversary) keeping her husband under control. Feeding and watering him three times a day, washing and ironing, vacuuming, dusting....
You're a lucky man (Uncle) Dave XXXX Congratulations!
NI National 2017 at Hamilton, and this exhibitor from Hawkes Bay was getting her blooms ready for the show. Its a long drive to get to the show and by the vague look she was at the time a little bit like a deer caught in the headlights at night... however she was still sharp enough to get a number of premiere awards on the top table
Debbie and Pip at BLOOMBROKERS (Mt Wellington based wholesalers) have kindly sent us these photos of blooms they supplied for a wedding 2015. One photo appears to be taken by Eryn Victoria Photography
Waihi show 2017, one of the bigger upper North Island shows was well patronised once again. The new competitior to the left (new as he has been showing for less than 50 years) is studying some of the standout varieties on display
Russell & Sams wedding April 2018
Linda and Judith again arranged flowers for this young couple married at Puhoi. The rain pelted down all day and only stopped briefly when outside pictures were taken. Dahlias were used as part of the bouquets and in the archway at the back. The ballerina on the left just kept appearing in all the photo's. Not sure if she was a part of the bridal party or just liked dressing up like her uncle.
Not sure why this picture under the archway was taken, of the newly married couples cuzzies. Perhaps it was an inducement to try and get the youngest in the family married off.... (far right)
The girls were very pretty....
Michael learnt a lot with us this season. He learnt about working in the rain, working in stifling heat, working from 6.00am, learnt how to split wood (on a quiet picking day), and learnt if he didnt get a decent education he may be doing this sort of work for the rest of his life....... He always had an earpiece in his ear, he said it was music but we reckon it was a voice constantly saying, "You can do it Michael, only 1 month till the end of the season. You can do it......"
Easter week saw one of the bigger picks as the final season flush for blooms peaked. The flowers looked fantastic albeit on the smaller size being late in the season. Presenting at the market is quite important with placement of blooms on the auction trolleys playing a big part in showing off the colour/form range available in dahlias
Waihi dahlia show and challenging weather saw an Intermediate grade exhibitor take out the top prize this year. Anne won the competition with Elma Elisabeth (large single) and Ruskin Diane varieties. They were beauties!
Our long suffering picker, Angela came back for the season. We think she comes back each year so she doesnt have to paint the house, mow the lawn, take the dog swimming, or get the boys out of bed for work. I suppose if she ever gets a contractor to paint the house, turns the lawn into a garden, sends the boys to live in town and gets a swimming pool for the dog, she will only come here to enjoy our charming company.