The roses i picked up ranged from $3.50 to $8 a bunch. The big pink ones on the right of this picture were the $8 ones & were stunning!
My other absolute favorites were the big fluffy pale yellow roses on the right below, can you believe these were only $3.50 a bunch! Crazy.
The $3.50 yellow roses - l.o.v.e
This was 3 bunches of Kale for the grand total of $21 all up! And we picked up the white tin bucket from one of the suppies stalls - only $9! Think ill be getting a few more of these to use at the wedding somehow! We had this bucket at the front door with big vanilla scented candles coming down the front stairs (& managed to not get a single photo of all of this set up!!! ggrrr)
After about an hour of arranging........
I think these mixes were my fav - pale yellow, pink & ivory roses!
We then spread them out all over the house! And the day after mum & nanna both took a vase home & i took one to work! They lasted about 4-5 days before stating to look a bit shabby, but i think if i was a bit more diligent about changing the water & cutting the stems they might have lasted longer!
My Tips for the flower markets...
They are open monday/wednesday/friday & saturday.
Parking is $8 & free on saturday.
This is the same market florists buy from so get there early! The website sys its open till 9am but by 7am alot of stalls are a;ready packed up - I usually get there about 6-6:15am, but they are already well underway by then (prepare for a bit of a crowd!)
Dont be scared to talk to the stall holders as most are really friendly & happy to give you suggestions!
Take cash - this makes it a lot easier!
Do a bit of a walk around to get an idea of whats in season, what looks good on the day & prices, then go crazy ;)
oh & also if you feel like a great coffee or spot of breaky after your shopping there is an awesome italian place a few warehouses down...cant remember what its called but ask someone to point you in the right direction!