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Event Florists - The Complete Guide
by Raashka Mannie | 14 Oct 2020
You say it best when you say it with flowers. From luxurious and sprawling statements to elegant displays dotted across your event, blooms are a stand-out piece of event design and styling. Not only do they bring a sense of romance to functions, but flowers symbolise freshness and growth - and the experts behind event florals know this better than anyone. There is more than just vases filled with roses when it comes to flowers at your event. As time has marched on, newer and more unique trends have sprung forth, including flower walls, hanging installations, archways and more. It’s all about getting creative with flowers and event florists across the nation have mastered the art. Check out our comprehensive guide to event florists in New Zealand, ready to make your function bloom.
The Flower Room
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Simplicity defined, with an edge of sophistication that sets you and your event apart. The Flower Room is a Queenstown-based events florist that exclusively designs flowers and décor for weddings and corporate events. Featuring a dedicated and fun-loving team, The Flower Room is committed to bringing you the very best in floral design, working closely with you to plan and execute a style that will complement your upcoming event. Founder and senior floral creator, Sarah Gutschlag, and the team at The Flower Room have been designing beautiful florals for spectacular events in the Queenstown area for over 22 years. On top of that, they also offer their funky Star Bar Vintage Caravan for hire, a lovingly-restored, NZ-made Starliner Caravan Bar from the 1950s. A perfect addition to events, it adds a glamorous edge to your function along with unmatched character.
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Established by a passionate florist with English heritage and a background overrun with all things earthy, Rose Tinted was established in 2015 in a garden shed. Over the years, it has quickly grown into a thriving event florist in central Ponsonby, now creating bespoke florals for weddings, events, installations and special occasions. They also host floral workshops for hen's parties, events and soirées. Not only does Rose Tinted bring incredible flowers to your event, but they also do so with an eco-friendly edge, having taken it upon themselves to include environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices in their everyday event planning. They also specialise dried flowers and weekly deliveries, having been featured in NZ House & Garden and Wild Hearts 2019 wedding fair and worked with brands such as Bumble, The Warehouse, The Market and more.
Floral Stylist Co.
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Your event is in expert hands with Floral Stylist Co., event florists with bundles of experience and clippings of panache. Featured in publications such as Green Wedding Shoes, Together Journal, Flora Journal, Wedding Chicks, Hello May, Truly and Madly, The Lane, House & Garden, and even more of the nation’s most popular wedding and event media, they have established themselves as one of the best event florists in the country. The owner and creator has over 20 years of experience in the industry - and it shows. When it comes to corporate functions, they help you to bring new energy and style into your space, servicing restaurants, homes, retail spaces, offices and venues of all kind around Auckland. You can create signature installations with them, get regular deliveries, make your function sing with beauty, and even host a team-building floral workshop for everyone to enjoy.
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Auckland-based event florists, Blush offers stylish, on-trend florals for your event. Having designed and styled awards, art installations, roadshows, runways and corporate events of every kind, you can rest assured that this team knows flowers and knows them well. They believe that your venue sets the tone for your event and want to enhance its features while keeping your brand in mind. An innovative team with an unwavering belief in flower power, Blush does it all, from pre-planned to short notice, including centrepieces, installations and delivery, from the final and all-important touches of flowers to thorough styling of your function. When it comes to corporate events, they want to convey your message as clearly and elegantly as possible, with concept meetings, presentations and attention to detail like you’ve never seen before.
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The Botanist loves being a little bit different. After all, there’s no point in humdrum event flowers, is there? With all their unique takes on florals and designing for events also comes their undeniable beauty, having risen to claim the title of award-winning event florists in Auckland. Not sticking to traditional rules of floristry, they deliver premium and high-quality blooms that are sure to make a statement. With a team coming from a range of different backgrounds, they bring a variety of skills and strengths combined with an in-depth knowledge of flowers. When it comes to events, they love giving it their all, planning and executing in flawless fashion. The Botanist’s vast range of clients includes brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Mecca Cosmetica, Westfield, L'Oreal, Coco Republic, Warner Bros, Forever New, Glassons, Karen Walker, and Zoe and Morgan.
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Eden Florist is a Christchurch based event florist with a focus on being as colourful and as daring as possible when it comes to gorgeous blooms. Specialists in weddings and events, they promise to only use the freshest, most beautiful flowers and greens in their work to create stunning designs to blow you away. Eden Florist makes your dream a reality - from first ideas to execution, they aim to make your wedding or event hassle-free and fun. They can cater for the full range of corporate functions, weddings and events, with a passion for those stunning statement pieces. Additionally, to make your event a little easier when it comes to planning, Eden Florist also offers several hire items, including service bars, archways and mesh screens.
Scent Floral Boutique
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Event florists that have done it all, Scent Floral Boutique is here for you. From dinner parties to launch parties, the talented florists at Scent Floral Boutique will work with you to create breathtaking arrangements to make your event extra special. All of their blooms are New Zealand-grown, putting together the best from local sources to make your function stand out. From using traditional vases to tealight holders and other unique decorations, they are dedicated to providing your event with lovely florals. Scent Floral Boutique can create table flowers, large arrangements, stage flowers, floral arches, flower walls and hanging floral installations for your corporate event, as well as provide a weekly delivery service so your working space is always a delight.
On My Hand
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It’s all about creativity with On My Hand, an events company specialising in floral design, planning, styling and coordination. Based in Tauranga, these event florists have been around for nearly a decade, known for their outside of the box thinking, meticulous attention to detail and connection with their clients. To properly convey your brand’s meaning and event’s goal, they believe that getting to know you and your style is a huge factor in executing wonderful events. Their floral team designs for events and one-off projects, sourcing the freshest flowers from local growers around New Zealand as well as from their in-house dried floral collection. To On My Hand, events and flowers go hand in hand, able to change atmospheres with their diverse palette and range of scents.
Petal & Leaf
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Where there’s one, there’s the other with Petal & Leaf - much the same with event florists and making spaces utterly fabulous. With these event florists, they invite you to bring a touch of something a little wilder with their unique and unusual florals. With humble beginnings as a creative outlet, this venture has quickly blossomed into more and now specialises in rustic, organic flowers for events and more. Their wild and bohemian flowers are ideal for weddings and corporate events with style. Petal & Leaf will bring the magic and whimsy through their carefully-selected floral arrangements. They boast custom catering for small to large events, making certain that everyone takes with them a memory of that untamed and extraordinary charm that they specialise in.
Wildly Madly Deeply
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Because that’s what flowers are all about, right? Wildly Madly Deeply are event florists that also double as event stylists - yes, they do it all. With a team full of passionate florists with a knack for bringing out the beauty in every space, it’s no wonder they roll with event styling, too. They invite you to express the personality behind your brand with them at your side, helping you to plan, design and execute a flawless function. Wildly Madly Deeply features an enormous catalogue of event resources and preferred suppliers, built up after years of experience in the industry. Sophisticated elegance, rustic organics, timeless simplicity - their team of professionally-trained florists will pair the perfect combinations to enhance your event space and align with your brand identity.
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Waiheke dwellers and event enthusiasts, rejoice! Wildflower Waiheke is here to bring you event florals, styling and design like none other as the longest-running floral design business on Waiheke Island. With an experienced and refreshing team on hand, they specialise in weddings and events of all kinds. They endeavour to locally source beautiful blooms and lush foliage to create bridal bouquets, floral crowns, buttonholes and corsages, as well as provide floral installations and botanical styling for any and all wedding venues and event locations on Waiheke Island. Most famous for their carefree, undone style, these event florists explore the spectrum of style, from romantic and modern to moody and tropical, continually inventing and reinventing iconic looks that will make your brand all the more luxe.
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An Auckland floral design studio and workspace specialising in unique dried and fresh florals, Wild Blooms are a different sort of event florist. They offer customised and personal floral styling for weddings, installations and events, featuring wild, modern, organic, and romantic fresh and dried bespoke designs. They often combine both fresh and dried flowers to create something unique in both texture and appearance, blending style with the extraordinary and giving your event flowers an edge like none other. When it comes to Auckland events, they love to put together unique installations and arrangements that fit your brand, weaving together blooms and looks that brighten up your venue and stand out from the crowd. Having done a number of styled shoots and been featured in Together Journal, you can rest assured that your function is in safe hands.
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They take event florals seriously at Flowers Manuela, drawing you into the mysticism and beauty that is floral event styling and design. Locally sourced is their forte and breathtaking blooms are their foundation. Celebrating flowers for all they are, from texture to scent, these event florists create organic, natural designs showcasing the floral produce grown in New Zealand. Embracing individuality through artistic expression, they encourage all their clients to share any ideas, design styles or other pointers they may have to create bespoke, beautiful arrangements that cater to each unique recipient or event. Flowers Manuela works with many brands, including Logan Brown, Sofitel, Sputnik, Park Hotel, Bicycle Junction, La Cloche and more, and have collaborated with Studio Pacific Architecture, Wellington Westpac Stadium and NZ Festival of the Arts to name a few.
Melissa Jane Flower Studio
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Located in Wellington, Melissa Jane Flower Studio is an events florist for every occasion - and they mean every. Outgoing, helpful and absolutely in love with flowers, the team at Melissa Jane Flower Studio wants to help you plan the blooms for your upcoming event. They deliver beautiful flower arrangements all over the Wellington region, including same-day delivery, and specialise in gorgeous wedding and event flowers, personalised funeral flowers and creative floral designs for your home and workspace. Their corporate floral service includes delivery of your customised arrangements weekly or on request. This service also ensures a member of our team removes the previous week's arrangement. Melissa Jane Flower Studio is here to ensure that your flowers are as fresh as they are exquisite.
Stylish Weddings & Events
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It’s all in the name: Stylish Weddings & Events, bringing you memorable events and fun-filled experiences in Auckland. On top of being event florists, they also offer event styling, bringing you personalised service and catering to your event’s individual needs. At Stylish Weddings & Events, they believe that each function is special and do their utmost to reflect that in their work. They feature weekly flowers, including delivery, supply of flowers, vases, and accessories within a given financial plan, and corporate gift flowers as a beautiful and thoughtful addition to your company’s congratulations. When it comes to corporate events, Stylish Weddings & Events does everything from product launches to cocktail parties, putting together arrangements that enhance your venue and add blooms of style.