Milk cans filled with proteas grown on a local farm, rusty tins with succulent flowers plucked from the stone walls of Old Kilgobbin, pansies in terracotta pots from Dargle valley pottery, hydrangeas from Maritzdaal farm or roses sourced from South Africa's finest growers. Enamel billy cans, old bottles dug from the earth when we made a new soak pit and hit a hundred year old rubbish hole, an antique casserole dish disguised as a vase, a pale pink teacup giving sustenance to a dahlia while its partner sits on the tea table awaiting Earl Grey tea. Tall glass vases filled with pebbles and white repens proteas grown on the Birnam Wood hillside, delicate but hardy Geraldton wax bunches from Jenny down the road and grey penny gum picked next to the dam where the duiker loves to graze. And with every wedding, we discover new combinations of containers and colours. You can choose your own florist, or use our inhouse team to source and create the floral ideas you have decided on, or we can refer you to our preferred florists that have worked at the Cairn in the past few years.