Blogger Saasha Burns reveals her love story

Here at Fleur of England, we love wedding season and we can’t resist a good romance story. Australian model, blogger and copywriter Saasha Burns discusses her very own love story with us. Her blog, ‘Straat Stories‘, celebrates her Dutch heritage and Australian lifestyle which has been inspired by the ocean and beautiful chance findings. It includes her travels around the world and all the experiences she has gone through, all with a positive outlook. We were very enthusiastic to have the chance to be able to interview Saasha about her fiancée and inspiration for her wedding.

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Tell us about you and your groom. How did you meet?

My fiancé Sam and I both grew up in Melbourne but by chance we met out one night in Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia. We were both there celebrating with friends after finishing school and found we had so much in common. I instantly felt a strong connection and fell for his charismatic smile and sparking blue eyes. It was love at first sight! We both have the same values, positive outlook on life and sense of adventure. Sam is an incredibly caring, thoughtful and driven person. He’s also such a romantic!

How does it feel being engaged to the man of your dreams?

I’m on cloud nine! I’m so excited to marry Sammy in beautiful Positano this September. After eight years together, he still gives me butterflies and I can’t wait to marry my best friend and soul mate.

Where do you get your inspiration for your wedding?

Positano is such a special place for both of us, it’s where we went on our first Europe adventure together and it’s also where Sammy proposed. We are inspired by the captivating beauty of the Amalfi Coast, and have chosen a black tie wedding with minimalist, all white decorations. Our ceremony is on a cliff overlooking the infinite ocean, and our reception is on a rooftop under the stars. Apart from travel and the location itself, I also find endless inspiration from the beautiful imagery The Lane provides.

You’re used to being in front of the camera. How important is photography at your wedding to capture your big day?

As a model, I’ve worked with so many different photographers over the years. My favourite shoots are when the photographer makes you feel comfortable, confident and lets you work naturally. I’m so excited to have Byron Bay photographer, Amelia Fullarton, capturing our special day. Her photos are effortless, intimate and full of emotion.

Will you blog about your wedding day?

Definitely! I hope to create a blog post detailing my journey in the lead up to the wedding, and also one about all the wedding celebrations in Positano. I think it will be great way to remember all the details of our wedding day, reflect and share some of the unforgettable moments with our family and friends.

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The Fleur Girls x

Chelsea Flower Show Plant Inspiration Competition

It’s almost time for the Chelsea Flower Show, and this year we have a surprise for you! The show is particularly special to us because of how passionate we are about the new plant trend that’s been flourishing this summer. The plant trend has been blossoming for the last few years, with palms and exotic plants taking centre stage. Last year, we were inspired by flowers for our Chelsea Flower Show competition, but this year we are getting plant-spired. It’s bang on trend this year and we cannot wait to celebrate it with the return of the show!

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We’re extremely excited to announce our social media competition for an exclusive chance to win the Ophelia Plunge Bra and Brief! There are only three easy steps to follow to win:

  1. Follow us on Instagram (@fleurofengland) or Twitter (@fleurofengland)
  2. Post a picture of your plant inspiration. It could be plants in your garden, on your shelf, a print on your clothing or anything plant inspired!
  3. Use the hashtag #fleurplantinspo

For inspiration visit our Pinterest competition.

T&C’s: The winner will be announced Tuesday 31st May 2016. Entrants must be following @fleurofengland on relevant social media account. Entrants can enter as many times as they wish!

The Fleur girls x

 

Celebrating Chelsea Flower Show with Plant Inspiration

It’s almost that the time of the year again, for the much awaited Chelsea Flower Show, so get your gardens ready and embrace this floral influence! The renowned event has been held yearly since 1912 by the Royal Horticultural Society but we never get tired of seeing the blossoming and aromatic flowers in the rich green of the gardens. This event comes at the perfect time as we are fast approaching summer, encouraging us all to make our patch of garden a little nicer and allow the bloomings to have their say on our wardrobes. So embrace these extravagant colours and get plant inspiration from Chelsea Flower Show even if you aren’t attending this year.

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As CoCo Chanel says: ‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’

Over the past few years, there’s been an increase in plant and flower trends that blossom especially during spring/summer season. It has become a popular trend to decorate your houses with indoor greenery, adding a few potted plants here or a simple flower arrangement there. An article on Stylist gives a tip to not limit yourself to windowsills or living area when it comes to decorating. Plants are great for improving the air quality in bedrooms, adding a fresh feel to bathrooms, and can even make you more productive when they’re placed in a workplace. Plants and flowers can be seen as very therapeutic, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing.

Lots of inspiration for our collections this season has come from our love for plants and beautiful flower patterns. Fleur was inspired by plants when she designed the new SS16 collections, including Ophelia, Mint, and Allure. The photo shoots for Allure and Ophelia were both shot in gorgeous, flourishing gardens, making the lingerie look even more desirable surrounded by so much greenery. Spring/summer is Fleur’s favourite season to design because of the abundance of inspiration everywhere, from gardens to her weekend trips to the Cotswolds. For this collection, she focused on shades of green, from fresh yet vintage mint to deep strong teal. Inspired by location and setting, the floral aspect to this collection heavily influences the colours and style of lace used throughout.

This trend is apparent throughout our new collection featuring intricate blooms and petals throughout the guipure lace. The Mint collection is also inspired by the green, this easy breezy collection is the perfect combination of luxurious mint with a dash of cucumber and sage. The influence of location on Fleur is apparent throughout the Cotswold stripe silk which has been paired with delicate floral French vintage lace for the ultimate country getaway look. The pastel colours are on trend and exactly what you want for a summery feel of your lingerie wardrobe. The colour of our Allure collection has a significant resemblance to that of the blossom, which resignates throughout the movement of the silk, as the blossom falls from the trees.

The Fleur Girls x