Wednesday, October 6, 2010



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

wondering where i have been?

Thank you Greek Island Paros. Well after two weeks on a yoga and meditation workshop on the beautiful island paradise of Paros I am very well rested, very bendy and my have figured out the meaning of life.........well I'm working on it!
It really was the perfect holiday....sun beach yoga pool yoga meditation yoga beach sun pool ice cream pool yoga beach meditation yoga sun get the idea. I'm ready to face the huge and busy rest of the year!! Business is booming and I'm very excited
Photos very soon of dawn in Paros and gardens Greek style..thought you didn't have enough space or time to have an amazing lush piece of potted paradise? take some tips for the Greeks!
Homeward bound, just a quick stop in London for some vintage shopping.....

Sunday, August 22, 2010



This is the magnolia in my front yard. Brunswick and Melbourne i love you for your many Magnolia trees.
The wedding we had on this weekend was at Lindenderry in Red Hill. Tall vases of magnolia and little vases of winter wonders below. violets, hyacinth, sweet peas, hellebore, anemones, freesias and daphne.....My van smelt so good i got a head ache on the drive down. After very swift 6hour set up It looked so magical that the bride didn't want to leave at the end of the night....she stayed and kept us company while we packed up.
After jamming as much magnolia as we could fit in the back of the wee van we were back at out little cottage i rented and in bed watching Breaking Bad by 2.30am.....whew after getting up to go to market at 430am (even if i did cat nap between 7pm and 10pm) it was mammoth day!
Thank you to the best team ever....Caitlin and Jac you were amazing. J the best possible floral assistant/driver/sweeper/clearerupera and all round moral support for me. He's one in a million.
Red Hill put on a perfect Sunday for us too,sun shine and 16 degrees... markets, beach and the one and only Peninsula Hot Springs...oh yes, pretty much the only thing which will make you feel better after a 21 hour day and 5 hours sleep. Soak away your aches and pains.
The magnolia we cleared after the wedding is sitting proud as punch in the the front window of Jac's shop Jaclyn Roma in Eaglemont

Sunday, July 25, 2010

country wedding

When this wonderful family said that they would provide all of the garden roses for me to use on the tables for this beautiful county wedding, I was a little worried that i would turn up and I'd have a few sad blooms to work with....When I arrived from Melbourne with a van full of peonies and other bits and pieces that I had got to go with the garden roses, I set myself up in a neighbour's shed.... i was amazed and thrilled and SO happy to find buckets of the most incredible garden roses i have ever smelt or seen. It was one of the most magical days I've had...every single rose was a complete pleasure and the fragrance was indescribable ...under a hot tin roof on a 30something degree day i toiled until i had everything arranged and packed away in the fridge ( the neighbours used to grow wild flowers until the drought, and the old cool room was still there and turned on for me!)
I could barely sleep i was so excited about setting it all up in the marquee. I got up extra early and went to another neighbouring property to pick eucalyptus foliage to make giant wreaths for the church...i was up a tree for the sun rise. ( really, does it get much better?)
photos by sarah wood, wedding by georgeous weddings

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

white food

Am i a weirdo to keep craving white food? All i can think about it potatoes, cauliflower, fennel, cannellini beans and pasta. Maybe it's because it's the middle of winter or maybe I'm deficient?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

tree wedding

We made this tree in the middle of a restaurant for a wedding earlier this year. It looked amazing as it got dark and the candles really had to be there.
photos by mia mcdonald and wedding by georgeous weddings

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

we will dazzle them all

i love driving around in my beat up van delivering flowers and listening to this track....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Such a lovely Autumn day to be at the Arboretum in the Dandenongs. We love it here, so many different trees it's just amazing. We were hoping to see the Liquid Amber in it's full Autumn glory but it was still green! Still, pretty happy with our cheese picnic and these Silver Birches.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Antique rose brides posy

Last wedding of the season! Looking forward to sleeping and cooking
more and just being human again and doing my tax ( not looking forward
to it but looking forward to not worrying about it!)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ode to Georgie Kay

Georgie Kay is the creative director of Simply Georgeous Occasions ( in small business terms this means she does EVERYTHING)
Immpecable taste, an incredible eye for detail and insurmountable industry know how makes Georgeous ....and put it this way Georgie is in her element setting tables in a marquee in a field by a lake in the county side. Not a crease in the linen, every setting in EXACTLY the right spot and salt and pepper perfectly placed.
Without Georgie, cecilia fox would still be wandering around Melbourne laneways picking flowers, with a million ideas and knowhere for them to go.
Do take a look at Georgie's web site and see some of the other beautiful work we have been doing.!/GeorgeousOccasions?ref=ts

Monday, April 19, 2010

A taster from Jindi Cheese lunch

yes, i'm hooked on my Hipstamatic's just sooooo fun.

Twiggy sculptures were perfect!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wow, what a gorgeous day it was for an Engagement party and an even better day for a surprise Wedding! Amy Moss sure knows how to please a crowd and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Do take a look at one of my favorite blogs, where Amy describes the day so perfectly.
Beautiful photographs by Jonathon Ong

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brides posy from this week, amazing paper flowers by SKAPA BILDA

Whew! Well it's been another very big week for Cecilia Fox so thanks
to everyone that made it happen.. You know who you are. Look out for
photos of this wedding which I'll post as soon as I get the good ones. The
tree we created in the centre of the room was really spectacular.
Magic far away tree eat your heart out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

500 tissue paper flowers

all the girls fluffing the paper pom poms.

Sneek peek

Tara and Jac working hard to create whimsical delights for the wedding
I did with Georgie from Simply Georgous Occasions on Thursday. It
looked amazing! Can't wait to get the photographers photos up. It
really was magical.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

cecilia fox wins gold! wow weeee

It really gave me a little fright! I was really happy with what i had done for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show but i didn't think that anyone else would get it! My jumble of old cardboard boxes and whimsical floral wonder. It was a lovely surprise this morning.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration galore

I've been wanting to get the Bloom book for about 7 years now and J got it for me as a late Christmas present. Seems a little 90's now but i still love it. Li Edelkoort is one of the worlds foremost trend forecaster, and she is one inspirational woman. Bloom the magazine ( a horti-cultural view) takes the your average ideas about flowers plants and nature and turns it on it's head. Save up for one of her magazines, they cost a pretty penny but totally worth it.