Unique Wedding Reception Venues | Frankies Pizza Joint

I’d like to share a few more images from this week’s featured wedding, our first at Frankies Pizza Joint. We get a lot of requests for simple designs and these centrepieces were about as simple as they come, glass bubble vases topped with tiny monstera deliciosa and turtle leaves. In this case, less really did mean more (not only more space for pizza on the table) but more budget for a fabulous green wall to screen off the outdoor terrace from the city bustle.

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We suspended trailing vines, ferns and tropical leaves, right around the perimeter of the terrace. The late afternoon light coming through the leaves was just magical as the sun went down over the city skyline and the fairy lights began to shine through.

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See more from this wedding at Frankies Pizza and the stunning bouquets and ceremony here.

We hope we’ll be invited back to decorate more weddings at Frankies Pizza Joint. Next month I’ll be sharing pictures from another interesting wedding reception venue, you might not have thought of.

Our 2020 wedding bookings are now open, you can reach us here, with any wedding related questions.

photos: Territory Weddings

Meet The Team | Bonnie

Bonnie is head florist at Beija Flor. You'll find her at the studio creating gorgeous bridal flowers or out and about setting up beautiful weddings. Bonnie is also our flower buyer, she puts together the colour palettes for our weekly flower selection and sources our seasonal flowers.

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Bonnie is mumma to fluff ball Bailey and kick ass at roller derby. We asked Bonnie a few questions to get to know her better.

Q1. Favourite flower for our tropical climate?
I always have a vase of monstera leaves in my house. Not technically a flower, but they bring a fresh pop of green to any room and can last for months!

Q2. Favourite task at Beija Flor?
I'm in the flow when creating detailed gents boutonnieres for the Groom and his groomsmen, I love designing intricate little floral pieces.

Q3. Customers always ask me 'What's your favourite flower?'
It's nearly impossible to pick just one! We get to play with so many stunning varieties, but a top contender has to be the delicate sweet pea. Although fleeting they have the most beautiful fragrance, I wish I could smell them all day!

Q4. Favourite Darwin cafe / restaurant / retailer ?
It has to be Trampoline Gelato on the waterfront, it’s the absolute best place in Darwin to get ice-cream. They introduced me to my new all time favourite flavour, caramel pear sorbet (you MUST try it!)

Q5. Beija Flor is inspired by travel, where is your favourite travel location or where would you like to go next?How can I pick only one location to travel to next? The cherry blossoms in Japan, the lakes of Canada or patisseries in Paris to name a few!

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There are plenty of gorgeous beach or garden wedding locations in and around Darwin, but Olivia and Rhys choose an altogether more urban setting for their ceremony.

Copy of smoke glass vase filled with orchids and roses at Darwins, Cullen Bay Marina

This was our first wedding ceremony at Larrakeyahs, Kahlin Beach, set on the inside of Cullen Bay marina, with views out over the gleaming yachts and luxury apartment buildings.

Copy of wedding ceremony overlooking Cullen Bay marina

Olivia chose a clean and modern floral style with crisp white phalenopsis orchids teamed with masses of quicksand roses. The white gloss pillars and smoke glass vases sitting perfectly with the clean lines of the yachts out in the marina.

Copy of floral decor at Cullen Bay wedding

Simple whitewash bench seating and candlelight from AAPH, complete this stylish urban wedding.

More from this gorgeous wedding including some dreaming sunset shots of this stunning couple, and of course the bridal flowers, here.

Copy of phalenopsis orchids with quicksand roses

Mothers Day in Darwin

Mothers Day is on Sunday 12 May.

This mothers day we've chosen a floral colour palette inspired by our stunning Darwin sunsets, with lots of fresh floral varieties in apricots, mauves, oranges, dusty pinks and cerise shades.

Australian grown mojo roses, available this Mothers Day from Beija Flor in Darwin

Our Mothers Day selection includes Australian grown garden roses, one of our favourite varieties is 'mojo' with hot pink outer petals, opening with an apricot centre. For longer lasting blooms choose from cerise sweet williams, magenta oriental lilies or spectacular cymbidium orchids.

The studio will be open on Sunday 12 May from 8am until sold out, so pick up a bunch early or place your order for delivery on Saturday or Sunday. Our fresh flower selection is also available at Parap Fine Foods, ideal for shopping at Parap Village Markets on a Saturday morning.

Fresh flower gift wrap with apricot roses and gladioli, available this Mothers Day from Beija Flor in Darwin.

We'll also have a selection of petite gifts for the kids to give mum, flower filled jars from $35 and orchid bunches from $25 as well as single stem roses.

Mindel Beach markets is probably the most popular spot to catch the sunset, we also love the Nightcliff foreshore and Fannie Bay from East Point or the Darwin Sailing Club. My personal favourite is taking in a sunset on Darwin Harbour with a sailing cruise with Sail Darwin from Stokes Hill Wharf.

Wheres your favourite spot to watch the sunset?