Author(s): Saskia Havekes
Flowers provide that special something that can take an event into the realms of the extraordinary, and internationally renowned florist Saskia Havekes has helped create some of our most spectacular celebrations, from weddings, birthdays and Valentine's Day gifts ro fashion shows, gala dinners and the Logie Awards. In Grandiflora Celebrations, you are invited to explore behind the scenes as she prepares arrangements in beautiful private homes and public spaces. Photographer Andrew Lehmann captures the unfolding story of each event. We follow them as they visit growers, prepare the blooms for display and produce installation onsite. There are over sixty arrangements to delight and spark the imagination, from floating wreaths and floral chandeliers to dressing tables and weddings concepts. Visually exciting, rich and evocative, Grandiflora Celebrations is a tribute to flowers and their pivotal role in special occasions. It is also a portrait of an artist at work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into forty events captured over just eighteen months.
Saskia Havekes is one of Australia's most creative florists and owner of the much-loved Grandiflora shop in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Potts Point. Saskia lives in Sydney with her partner, Gary Heery, and their three daughters, Ginger, Sunday and Ruby. The couple have collaborated previously on Grandiflora (Viking), a book featuring stunning shots of extraordinary floral specimens, published in 1999.