TESSA & JAMES
I was introduced to Tess through a great friend of mine, Hannah. She was yearning for some Aussie natives for her wedding at Sunset Ranch on the north Shore of Oahu, but was worried they’d be hard to source out on the island. My response was, “No worries, mate!” Naturally... I sourced a few on the Island, sneaked a few threw customs and come the big day, the entire wedding party was so happy with the flowers, that even the boys wrapped their hands around the brides bouquets!
Tessa and James were such a pleasure to work with. They were so relaxed and left a lot of the creative details to us. Thanks so much for the trust and the opportunity to be a part of your special day. It’s one we’ll never forget. Aloha!
With every destination wedding the goal is to incorporate the flowers that are true to the parties roots while being considerate of the local flora. In this case a mix of the tropics of Hawaii and the robust blooms of Australia’s harsh climate were to play a complementary contrast on one another....It’s true that Hawaii, with it’s rich soil, is incredible for growing just about anything and flowers are no exception. With a white King protea taking center stage in Tessa’s bouquet, a generous amount of blushing bride (Serruria Florida) sprinkled throughout the wedding and the perfect amount of eucalyptus we moved from Aus to the Tropics...
At the local market I found some of the most beautiful leucadendron I’ve ever come across and soon after a cruise commute from the hustle of Honolulu to the casual summer vibes of the north shore I’d seen just enough blooming bromeliads and flourishing monstera to pull off to the side of the road, take a walk through the jungle for a good old forage.
MATT & ROXANNE
I don’t recall exactly how Roxanne and I got connected, however I can tell you that for the first few weeks of planning I was consistently referring to her ‘Sadona’ wedding. I‘m thankful this didn’t raise a red flag for her right off the bat and I’m proud to say I think she feels the same way.
When the highly anticipated day arrived I was on the road early in order to reach the venue in time to make adornments and what a beautiful venue it was a quaint church nestled amongst a little forest willow trees. It wasn’t long before the ceremony commenced and I was luck enough to attend what I quickly realized was a celebration of the love shared by two, absolute legends.
Thanks for allowing me that opportunity to adorn your special day Matt & Roxanne.
Hospitable, humble and considerate on your special day. Congratulations!
As this was a December wedding we decided to keep the florals deep and dark. Magnolia and Eucalyptus acted as a strong bed of greens and with a touch of agonies we had our base...
From there it was about elevating the presence of the arrangements while being true to the sensibility of the celebration...
With the Queen Protea acting as our tonal north star we added touches of red grevilleas and blush roses to lighten the load a little.