Modern Vintage and Rustic Floral Styling
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Woombye Photo Shoot with Marion Jonkers photography.
Its been awhile since I’ve written on the blog, a good few months, I hope you can forgive me. To welcome you all back to the site I’d like to share with you a recent photo shoot I did with photographer Marion Jonkers at my homevtown of Woombye.
Modern Vintage and Rustic Floral Styling
What I Do
Willow Bud is about embracing nature within your wedding flowers. It is about mixing flowers, berries, herbs, leaves, fruit, lace and natural fabrics to create your dream bouquet. Willow Bud’s signature is mixing a special bloom out of my garden and placing it in your wedding flowers as something special, that way no one can ever have your bouquet- as it will be a complete one off just for you. Willow bud specializes in rustic, garden picked, natural, and vintage floral design bringing life into stylish table center pieces, ceremony styling and floral accessories.
Willow Bud is a personalized service offering the very highest quality flowers. By only committing to limited weddings this ensures more time goes into the planning of your wedding flowers. The studio is situated in a little village named Woombye, surrounded by lush farmland at the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. This means that floral designer and owner of Willow Bud, Sandi, can visit the flower growers first hand and at some farms hand pick flowers fresh for your wedding. How special is that!
Willow Bud prides itself on looking after clients and exceeding their expectations. With an emphasis on sourcing flowers, wherever possible, from local suppliers or hand picked from the markets we can ensure that only the freshest flowers get used for your wedding.
Props for Hire
Willow Bud also has a number of props to hire to enhance your perfect day. From retro soda bottles and vintage crystal glassware to antique style signing tables collected from all different era’s Willow Bud’s props capture the classic style of yesteryear.
Willow Bud on the Sunshine Coast is all about working alongside brides in order to build the brides ideas and re-create their dream wedding flowers.
Hi, my name is Sandi Shankster and I am the floral designer of Willow Bud. As a child I loved picking flowers in my granny’s garden and watching the trees and plants grow and change during the seasons. I have always had a fascination with nature and now, all grown up I feel so content working with flowers.
My Grandma was a florist and my mum, an avid gardener so it always seemed natural for me to follow a similar path and become a wedding florist. I also have a background in fashion design and love to incorporate natural and unusual textures of lace, silks and cottons with flowers, bark and berries.
I created Willow Bud so I could work closely with brides one on one. My aim is to give brides more time and customer service so that together we can create dream flowers at any budget. Willow Bud is a home studio based service that only focuses on wedding flowers. Situated in Woombye at the foothills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland the studio is at the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Only 15 minutes to Montville, 15 minutes to Mooloolaba, 30 minutes to Noosa and 30 minutes to Caloundra. I only book 2 weddings per weekend so I have more time to focus on what each client requires.
Phone: 0424 542 162
Postal address: 7 Blackall Range Rd Woombye
Consultations by appointment only.
‘Can not express how amazingly talented this young lady is!! My wedding day was made so much more perfect with her vision and creative touch.. Her floral arrangements and one off details are more then breath taking… Thank you Sandy xx’ - Teige Hasted
‘Sandi, I really can’t thank you enough! I wish you and your business every success in the world,Kindest Regards’, Zoe.
‘When we were planning we wanted as much of our own farm produce as possible, when we met with Sandi from Willow Bud she suggested using some blackberry and even apples for our arch, she got us excited about something we didnt know too much about. Willow Bud created such a personalised experience for us and nothing was ever too much, Sandi came and set up all morning (in the rain) she always went the extra mile. Our flowers looked stunning and everyone made wonderful comments on them. Willow Bud was passionate about making our wedding unique and it showed in the flowers. I would definatly recomend Willow Bud to all of my friends, Thanks again Sandi x’ - Matt and Katie Jeffery 11/02/2012
I would just like to thank you for the fabulous flowers you arranged for Vanessa’s wedding at Twin Waters. They were just beautiful and complemented the wedding party. I know that she was originally reluctant to have bouquets and it took a lot of negotiating to get the right mix but in the end she was extremely happy and the wedding turned out perfectly.Thank you so much for the arrangements and the professional way you dealt with the bride’s requests.
Regards, Cheryl (Bride’s Mother).
‘ I was so happy with the bouquet Sandi! I absolutely loved it, you did such a great job. It was exactly what I wanted! I was just so sad when I had to throw it out, I almost cried.’ -Trudy Gill
I only recommend business and industry professionals who I have worked with in the past. and can help create or capture your perfect day. Some of the services that are listed I had for my own wedding.
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