We’ve narrowed down Byron Bay’s most incredible florists and big leaf enthusiasts to give you a choice of 8 talented suppliers to take your wedding to the next level. Learn what makes them ‘spring’ out of bed each morning, become inspired and most importantly discover who resonates with you most. Read on!
How would you describe your floral style?
Victoria Fitzgibbon: Sculptural, wild and full of texture….
Alstonville Florist: The team at Alstonville Florist Weddings have experience working in a range of styles, all of which we love in their own right, but one of our current favourites would have to be working in a loose, unstructured, natural style. Using a range of local and seasonal botanical material and allowing each bloom within a design a chance to shine.
The French Petal: A loose, more natural arrangement.
Big Leaf Boutique: Our style is quite unique, not so much floral as botanical. Given the produce we have we can create very individual displays which have more of a tropical feel. Generally on a grand scale!
Beautiflora: We are constantly moved by the magnificence of nature and it’s harmony, beauty and ‘dance’. We try to capture this flow in our work.
Bramblehaus: Boldly simple, creative and thoughtful.
Wilderness Flowers: Romantic and abundant, punctuated by bold colours and textural elements.
Bower Botanicals: A highly textural, organic form and contemporary – always drawing inspiration from the natural environment.
What flowers do you love working with?
Victoria Fitzgibbon: I love all flowers but particularly natives juxtaposed with large romantic blooms. Anything unusual and textured….I love branches, moss and lichen too!
Alstonville Florist: It’s hard to pick a favourite flower, there are beautiful local Dahlias and Garden Roses we source directly from our grower, and stunning King Proteas we are lucky enough to have delivered to us from just down the road, but besides this, what we do love is working with flowers that are IN SEASON. There is something very special about working with blooms that can only (or should only) be sourced at that specific time of the year. Peonies, Tulips, some of our Australian Natives like Geraldton wax, Lily of the valley, Blushing Brides, Cymbidium orchids, Hydrangea, Scabiosa and their pods and Nerines to name a few.
The French Petal: ALL! Season and nature are a constant inspiration.
Big Leaf Boutique: We tend not to use flowers as such, but more tropical leaves which we grow on our own farm. We prefer to use giant leaves for their textural quality and sheer scale. They give such a dramatic feel as they are not commonly seen in more typical floral displays. When we do want to add some stronger colour variations or highlights we would use tropical flowers, again grown on our farm that compliment the large scale leaves.
Beautiflora: We couldn’t possibly pick one as our love for flowers rolls with the seasons. We do however hold a special place in our hearts for native flora and it’s character, uniqueness and texture.
Bramblehaus: We work with Slow Flowers which means flowers that are grown in Australia by Australian farmers, not imported blooms from overseas. This means we get to work with the seasons so there’s aways a new favourite. At the moment we are obsessed with peony tulips and curly nerines.
Wilderness Flowers: I love peonies, orchids and anthuriums.
Bower Botanicals: Large-scale foliage (dried and fresh) for the texture and sheer size, orchids an anthuriums due to their sculptural beauty, rose varieties for diversity in shape, tones and form (plus fragrance!) and Aussie native blooms and foliage for the unique form and robust nature. We also love working with preserved and dried florals, observing the transformation and creating with flora at various stages from fresh to dried.
What’s your wedding signature piece that you love to create?
Victoria Fitzgibbon: I actually love all aspects of creating a wedding but if left to my own devices and the bride and groom have trust I like to create some pretty cool tablescapes… The bride’s bouquet and arbour are also crucial to amazing photos that last a lifetime, something they can show their kids etc.. and reminisce.
Alstonville Florist: Ooh thats a tough question. We love bringing the whole wedding together with flowers. From the bridal party, through the ceremony and onto the reception with its floral styling. A brides bouquet is always a very important piece for us. We aim to create something unique that truly reflects the bride; her personality, her wedding dress and her vision for her big day. This vision is continued through the larger pieces like the arbour design or ceremony arrangements to the small post ceremony cocktail area flowers to the table settings and suspended florals that bring a reception space to life and create the perfect atmosphere for the newlyweds and their guests. It all works together, to create an overall feel for that specific wedding.
The French Petal: A little love affair with hanging installations. I love the challenge to try and encapsulate the taste and style of my brides. You can let your creativity run wild with a hanging installation… it’s such a big part to create a unique atmosphere in your
Big Leaf Boutique: Creating ‘over scale’ lush tropical installations and backdrops that fill spaces but still complement the overall look and feel of the wedding is where we are in our element! Highlighting the magnificence of the leaves which truly are a thing of natural beauty in themselves, some of which can grow up to 5 metres in height. In a few weeks time we are creating a huge installation where the wedding couple will actually be sitting within the installation – this one will be challenging from a structural point of view – but will certainly achieve a dramatic effect! It’s one installation we are really looking forward to.
Beautiflora: Beautiflora loves to create distinguished and bespoke floral sceneries. We love everything about the designing process to the finer details and touches that goes into forming these remarkable arbours and installations. Wedding days are such a significant day in people’s lives and we love adding to these beautiful moments with florals that perfectly represent each of our couples.
Bramblehaus: Bouquets are our favourite because we get sentimental about making something you’ll really love – that suits your personality, your dress shape and includes all the little personal details we’ve picked up from you through the process. It’s something you’ll hold close to you all day and is the pinnacle of wedding flowers – we really enjoy this intimacy.
Wilderness Flowers: Romantic cascading wedding bouquets, I love the drama of roses and phalinopsis orchids.
Bower Botanicals: Large-scale, custom installations or floral displays for both ceremony design and reception. We love to work with a couple to create something really individual & special to represent them on their day of celebration. We also feel the bridal bouquet to be a very important floral element. We like to know as much about the bride as possible (her likes and dislikes, her wedding