Normally this time of year in the season of fall, I am embracing all of the leafy fall scents. With this year being drastically different than any other, one that’s affected the entire world, it’s been a year out of anyone’s control and I felt inspired to share a special moment and how different November felt in New Zealand. It didn’t quite work out the way I had originally hoped on our wedding day a year ago and it was completely in the hands of mother nature. (Discover and read about the story of our New Zealand Terrain fragrance here!)
While traveling along the scenic routes and terrain of New Zealand in the spring months, especially its South Island, you can be sure to spot the prettiest purple hues of lupin flowers. These are such a pretty sight to see amongst the endless breathtaking views. It worked out with our wedding date to see these blooms in the later weeks of November. It was so tempting to stop along the side of the road while driving each time we spotted a beautiful field of lupins. It was quite distracting to drive and take in such vast natural beauty, every direction you turned was the perfect backdrop.
Our time spent here was especially memorable since we celebrated our wedding. New Zealand is such an interesting place where it feels so alive in the sense that the earth here is constantly changing and in control of its drastic course throughout the day. Although, I never got the wedding dress photo surrounded by lupins, or a photo I imagined to have with our wedding cake, and unfortunately we both suffered with food poisoning the night before our wedding…(That’s enough!) it all was simply meant to be. We shared so many special moments on our adventurous road trip together! We found a beautiful lupin field and ate our wedding cake all throughout our trip while surrounded by the most surreal nature! I mean it was a once in a lifetime experience to be driven into a river in my wedding dress and stuck in the car while it started flooding with water! I’m sure our photographer, Frederick will never forget us and that unfortunate moment he totaled his car!
We all can relate to setting expectations for big moments that we look forward to. I know how most brides and grooms must sadly feel, forced to postpone their special day due to these unprecedented times. Reminiscing to that moment a year ago completely out of our control, I wanted to create this special new addition to our collection, Lupin Fields and capture the essence of my white floral bouquet and the unforgettable fields of lupins.
When you’re in a field surrounded by lupins it smells so fresh and sweetly florid. It’s been a dream of mine to feel lost in a field of wild flowers. When it came to my bouquet details, I wanted a classic and meaningful arrangement capturing the white spring floral scent in New Zealand.
My bouquet comprised of scented sweet peas, astilbe, white tweedia, and fresh freesia flowers.
My mother would often call me as a young girl, sweet pea and I adore the scent of this fresh floral. Astilbe reminded me of my veil and was thoughtfully included since it symbolizes patience which totally reflects my husband. White tweedia are petite and have unique star shaped petals which share my love for stargazing. Freesia flowers symbolize trust and were sentimental to include on such a special day.
When I think back to my bouquet of these white spring florals and the endless blooming lupin fields, it takes me back to the moment as the bride tosses her bouquet in the air for a lucky gal to catch which traditionally means the one to catch is about to embark on their own love story. I hope this fragrance can allow it to tell its own story to you.