the owner & designer, coral

Hello, I am Coral, the owner of the business and also the lead floral designer.

  • I am a deeply personable soul, and commit passionately & personally to you when I take on your brief
  • I love designing flowers & decor to transform spaces for weddings and other beautiful events, if money were no object, this is still what I would do with my time
  • I dream about creating beautiful vistas with & for you and spend hours looking at inspirational images to keep my creative thoughts fresh to create unforgettable experiences
  • I believe in relationships to bring out the best in all of us, so that each individual does the best they can do for you, resulting in a quality result and everlasting memories
  • I believe in integrity and won’t promise what I can’t deliver as well as treating my staff, industry peers and suppliers fairly and with dignity
  • I believe in being professional and in doing so, aim to influence the industry as a whole
  • I believe in ongoing learning by continuously seeking out floral teachers, both locally and overseas or learning online to continuously bring you the best there is in floristry & o continually expand my ‘toolbox’ of mechanics and techniques and knowledge in design
  • I believe in beauty and that everyone deserves it for their special occasions, whatever those may be

Experience counts & you can expect attention to detail, excellent service, innovative design and integrity/honesty from this studio. I have designed & delivered over 300 weddings and other events over the past 13 years and thus have a fair amount of experience in the flower industry. 

I also freelance for other Cape Town designers and I teach floral design and flower business workshops.

When I have some downtime (not often) I can be found with my precious family or reading about and tending to the unusual plants and flowers in my garden.

My greatest reward, is to exceed your expectations so that you tell your friends and family and this may bring new opportunities to do more beautiful work.

Sustainability

We have spent time finding the balance between delivering the product our clients want and responsible stewardship of our natural resources. We have incorporated sustainability into our business by:

  • Sourcing flowers and foliage from local farms
  • Growing of our own interesting flowers and foliage, which we water from our borehole
  • Composting cutoffs and greens
  • Recycling and reusing plastics and packaging
  • Recycling used candles & wax into new candles
  • Not using classified invasive species in our work
  • Spreading the knowledge about classified invasive species
  • Reducing our use of floral foam and increasing reusable mechanics

 

You can join our sustainability initiative by allowing us to deliver any flowers, not taken home from your wedding, to local hospitals and old age homes and spread the joy for a little longer.

And by understanding when we won’t use classified invasive species in our designs, so as to honour nature from where our bounty comes.

features and publications

I am delighted and  honoured to be asked to contribute to publications & see this as an opportunity to showcase new & distinctive ideas for you.

Recent press features:

WildFlower Media: Floral Couture Flowers to Wear Book, published 2020

Bridal Musings – How to romantically light your winter wedding

Florist Review Magazine: 2019, floral wearables

Hochzeitswahn – Tuscany meets Stellenbosch Wedding Editorial

Wedding Album magazine – www.wedding-album.co.za

  • 2018 edition – Feather and rose bouquet

Florist Review magazine – www.floristsreview.com

Pink book weddings – pink-book.co.za

The pretty blog – www.theprettyblog.com (sadly this blog is no more and so the features are no longer available to view, but they will be visible on our own blog shortly)

  • These colours will make your day
  • Cherry Blossom Wedding Inspiration

Southbound Bride – www.southboundbride.com

Botanical Brouhaha – http://botanicalbrouhaha.com/

Past press features (jointly with Chantell as Green Goddess flower studio) include:

  • 2016 Fair Lady Bride
  • 2015 Fair Lady Bride
  • 2016 Sarie Bruid

The Pretty Blog www.theprettyblog.com (sadly this blog is no more and so the features are no longer available to view, but they will be visible on our own blog shortly)

  • Modern african wedding inspiration
  • Joan of Arc wedding inspiration
  • Contemporary tribal wedding inspiration
  • Romantic blush wedding inspiration

Ruffled Blog www.ruffledblog.com

Green Wedding Shoes www.greenweddingshoes.com

Southbound Bride www.southboundbride.com

White Magazine