You are distinctive, adventurous, romantic...
You are incomparable, fun-loving, stylish...
You appreciate the little things in life...
You understand details & good design...
You understand sunsets and rainstorms...
You want to stand out from the crowd...
Coral Shortt is the owner of the business and also the lead floral designer. She heads up a small and dedicated design team.
Having delivered over 250 weddings and other events, I have over 10 years experience in the flower industry & have previously owned/managed and designed for Green Goddess flower studio in Cape Town, and Blooms on the Boulevard in Johannesburg.
When not out styling your gorgeous event, I can be found at the studio in Kenilworth, bringing beautiful designs to life or gathering unusual materials & flowers from my well-established garden.
Experience counts & you can expect each event or wedding to be exquisitely curated, with an emphasis on trendsetting design, intriguing materials & quality flowers.
I am involved in every step of the process and I never outsource your flowers to someone else. I or a senior staff member will always be on-site for your special day or event.
My backgrounds in information technology/project management, has a positive influence on my process and management of your event from start to finish.
My greatest reward, is a job well done, that fulfilled your vision, exceeded your expectations and that may result in the opportunity to do more beautiful work.
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 some of our own materials: interesting flowers and foliage, which we water from our borehole
- Composting cutoffs and greens
- Recycling and reusing plastics and packaging
- Training staff to make candles from recycled wax
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.
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:
The pretty blog - www.theprettyblog.com
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
- 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
- Real wedding - Daniella and Dieter, 12 Apostles hotel
- Floral couture & living jewellery inspiration shoot
- Real wedding - Nikki and Roberto, Kleinevalleij
- Real wedding - Tina and Kevin - Roodezand, Tulbagh
- James Bond wedding inspiration shoot
- Morrocan inspired wedding shoot
- Ballet inspired wedding shoot
My fiancée, Chris, and I were thrilled to work with Coral for our wedding. They are so incredibly talented and we simply cannot speak highly enough of their great work. From our first meeting, I knew that Coral was not just your average florist. She took the time to get to know us and to understand the look and feel that we were going for (which at that point was a handful of random style ideas and a color palette). When my fiancée and I arrived at the mock up, we were floored by how beautifully and creatively she interpreted and executed our vision. We thought she couldn’t possibly out do the mock-up, then the day of the wedding arrived and, WOW she really, REALLY exceeded our expectations. The flowers were exquisite. All of the décor was stunning, creative and unique, with no small detail overlooked. A month on, we are still receiving compliments
The most caring florist you will ever meet. Coral is fantastic and takes the time to understand her clients in order to bring their ideas to life. I was completely blown away when I got to my wedding and saw what magic they had created. It was clear to see the love that went into every detail. It looked like a fairy tale. Thank you so so much!!!