Vendor Spotlight – Embedded Blooms

Embedded Blooms is an innovative custom resin casting business, which preserves flower arrangements from life’s most meaningful moments, to last a lifetime.
Founded by wedding florists Sarah Cleaton and Katarina Rosa, Embedded Blooms turns wedding bouquets, funeral memorials and other meaningful flower arrangements into custom pieces of resin art, serving customers across Australia.
Based in Camden, NSW, Embedded Blooms uses a ‘fresh box’ postage system to ensure brides and families from around Australia can create a special piece to be treasured for generations to come.
It’s a modern take on an age-old tradition of preserving mementos from life’s special moments.
Thank you for joining us here at Just as Planned. Please introduce yourself to our readers. They love to know about you, your passion, and how you came to find and follow your passion for weddings.

Sarah and I are both ex-wedding and event florists and stylists. Sarah’s journey started as a side business planning high teas and private events and Kat’s journey started cutting bolts of fabric on her mum’s kitchen floor. Both businesses grew organically and turned into stand alone businesses, respected and successful in their own rights. Sarah’s focus was intimate weddings in her local area, showcasing historical venues with romantic blooms and vintage styling whereas Kat’s business was owned by her mum, run by her and her sister, and focused on large-scale but detailed weddings in the greater Sydney area. Many many years were spent by both perfecting their craft, honing in on their ideal clients, and creating their best work.

What’s one art of the wedding I can skip—and never miss?

Skip bonbonnieres, wedding favours, thankyou’s.

Your guests are there because they want to be, you don’t need to thank them with a dust collector that will likely be forgotten at the venue.

Never miss a great celebrant and MC, this person is going to set the tone for the entire wedding day and give guidance to the chaos!

What are some tips as an industry expert you can share about wedding planning?

Don’t be tricked into getting wrapped up into all the things you “need”.

In reality, the only things you need are a spouse, a celebrant and some witnesses.

Everything else is just for fun so try to keep that in mind.

Don’t take yourself too seriously, it’s supposed to be a celebration not a stiff procession of formalities.

Enjoy it, have fun with it, keep the end goal in mind always, marrying your spouse surrounded by people who love you both.

How do couples make sure their wedding feels true to who they are?

As above – stay true to yourself every step of the way.

Each decision you make, take a second to reflect, is this what I really want? if the answer is no, then let it go and keep moving. I love to say “if in doubt, go without” which sounds crazy from the sales perspective of an ex wedding stylist but it’s true to who I am, even in a professional sense.

There are a lot of over-the-top details in magazines—do brides to be need those in their wedding?

I like to explain it this way to brides – you never notice the details of a fine painting until you’re looking up close, so if you’re having a wedding of 200 guests with a lot of dancing, mingling and partying, skip the details because only a small portion of time will be spent sitting at the table (in the near dark) admiring the effort you went to. However, if you’re having an intimate dinner with your nearest and dearest with a more laid back vibe, go ahead and lean into the juicy details. These people will notice and appreciate (and have the time to really soak up!) all of it.

Any ideas for what to do the day after the wedding?

Culturally, Croatians always host a post wedding day lunch hosted by the Bride’s family, so round up all the left over bottles of bubbly and break out the BBQ for a simple lunch to reminisce on all the fun times!


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