Spring has sprung Adelaide and with the change in season comes the Spring Racing Carnival. While most ladies will accessorise their outfit with a simple hat or headpiece, we’ve got a way for you stand out from the crowd this year. We were chatting to the guys at Little Love Co. about how you can ditch the fake flowers and have a unique flower piece created just for you. And your options are surprisingly endless.
You should definitely coordinate the flowers with your outfit, whether it’s the go-to simple wired hair piece, headband or crown. If you’re looking for a more subtle piece with the same amount of wow-factor, you could to do floral jewellery. A knock-out necklace or elegant ring bloom is sure grab everyone’s attention.
The team at Little Love Co. can create anything you dream up. They’ll just need a minimum of 3 days notice for specific requirements. Worse comes to worse though, and you’ve left getting fascinator til the last minute (i.e. on the race day), they’ll be able to whip up something for you in around an hour. Prices start from $20 for a single bloom ring up to $140 for a full exploding flower crown but they can also make something to a fit a specific budget. The flowers will last the day anywhere up to 2 days maximum for freshness as they don’t have access to water. It’s recommended you pick them up on the morning of for maximum freshness.
The design elements are infinite, which means it can sometimes be confusing where to start. That’s why the talented florists at Little Love Co are on hand to help guide you in creating that magical piece you’re after.
Flowers that in-season right now:
With some statement flowers that are in season and perfect for the occasion, try hellebores, roses, daisies, succulents, sea holly, billy button, orchids, and ranunculus.
Did you know that most race days have their own official flower of the day? We didn’t, that’s for sure! Why not try the following to show you know your horses.
Here’s the lowdown on what flowers you should ‘technically’ be wearing when:
The White Freesia is perfect for the Melbourne Cup Carnival
The Cornflower is the official flower for AAMI (Victoria) Derby Day
The Emirates Melbourne Cup Day flower is the Yellow Rose
The Pink Rose is the dedicated flower for Crown Oaks Day
The Red Rose is traditionally worn on Emirates Stakes Day
Also don’t forget the man who will adorn your arm and choose a perfect single bloom for his lapel. Simple but effective.