Styled shoot at Stackwood

In November I had the pleasure of working on a styled wedding shoot at Stackwood. It is such a beautiful venue for a wedding and it was made even more special by the work of the talented vendors who all contributed to making it all happen: 

Photography: Shoshana Kruger Photography
Concept & Styling: Lyndley Mill
Venue: Stackwood
Florals: The Wild Stem
Hair & Makeup: The Pretty Parlour
Furniture: Heart Strings Hire + Style
Stationery: Chi Borrello
Dinnerware; Winterwares
Glassware; Euphoric Events Perth
Cake: Cheat Day
Lighting: Festoon Lighting Perth
Models; Madeline & Jarrah

We offer complimentary set up of florals for couples who book us for their wedding at Stackwood (because our studio is already at the wedding venue!) Get in touch with us to enquire. 

Wreath workshops

On the weekend I had a lovely group of ladies come into the studio and create some beautiful Christmas wreaths! We worked with some beautiful native flowers and foliages to create rustic Australiana inspired wreaths. Enjoy a couple of photos below... 

We have concluded our workshops in the studio for 2017 - thanks for such a great start! We are excited to build on our workshop program in 2018. Stay tuned, or subscribe to our mailing list, as we announce upcoming classes. 

PS - we now have gift vouchers for our workshops available in the shop! Perfect for your flower loving friend!

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Studio open this weekend: Made Local market

I thought I'd pop in and let you know that our studio will be trading ALL weekend as part of Stackwood's famous Made Local market! There will be over 30+ stalls, food trucks, drinks and live music all with a focus on local and handmade. 

We will have not only a plentiful array of flowers but also our collection of paper goods and gifts perfect for Christmas. I've been designing some new products including our awesome new 100% organic cotton tote bags, Christmas gift tags, card packs and my range of framed art and prints. 

Come and have a chat with me on Friday & Sunday, or my beautiful Mum on Saturday (who will be holding the fort whilst I flower up and attend my best friends wedding) If you've been thinking about booking into our Australiana Christmas Wreath workshop, come and have a chat and book in with me. 

OPENING HOURS
FRIDAY 3PM - 9PM
SAT & SUN 9AM - 3PM

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Our Spring Natives workshop is this Sunday!

Spring is the best time for native flowers. There is so much gorgeous variety, colours, shapes and textures. We're heading into November now so we only have a few weeks left to relish in the joy of such beauty! 

This Sunday I'm hosting our workshop Arranging with Spring Natives.  This is the first of our "Seasonal Series" where we examine the best native flowers of the season. From our studio at Stackwood, I'll be guide you through the basics of constructing a vase arrangement, offering insight into seasonality and Australian natives, tips on flower preparation and flower care and how to continue your flower journey at home. 

We only have a couple of spots left so if you think that spending a Sunday morning getting creative, learning and being surrounded by beautiful flowers is your thing, it is absolutely the time to book in! 

Here are some photos I've taken in the past couple of weeks in the studio and give a taster of what we'll be working with. This week I've seen some exciting banksia varieties, lush waxflower, bottlebrush and regelia. We'll also be working with Protea varieties (grown down south) as well, that complement Australian natives so beautifully. I can't wait! 

Find out more & book here

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See you in the studio! Ashleigh xx 

Final three photos by Kirsty Russell

Welcome to our new studio

It has been a while between posts! I have so much happening and so much to share and so it is certainly time for me to get back to writing. First things first, I'd like to introduce you to our brand new studio space. 

About a month ago I joined the amazing family at Stackwood in Fremantle. Stackwood houses creative studios, a concept store, cafe and event space. When the perfect studio became available I really couldn't imagine The Wild Stem living anywhere else. 

Taking this step has been exciting and scary at the same time... do I wait to outgrow or do I prepare to grow into? It is a tricky balance. However, with an upcoming wedding season that my little home studio wouldn't cope with, and constantly returning to my vision of what I want The Wild Stem to be, I knew that this studio would offer me the space I need to grow and expand. 

So there are lots of good things coming up! Workshops, daily flowers, more products and paper goods... and I'm returning to this blog where I'll be sharing the journey with you. 

Here are some photos that my talented friend Kirsty Russell took of our studio launch a couple of weeks ago. 

Ashleigh x

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