Hunting for a Melbourne wedding florist? There are so many incredible florists in our home state, but these maestros really stand out from the crowd. It can be difficult, and sometimes stressful, finding someone that speaks your language when it comes to your wedding decor.
So I thought I’d compile a list of 10 of the most unique florists in Melbourne: scientists, wizards, aliens of the floral game, making things you’d never expect to see at weddings.
Get around these floral masterminds, whether you’re planning a Melbourne City Elopement during Covid 19 or something bigger down the line.
10 Brilliantly unique wedding florists in Melbourne & Victoria
- Flos Botanical
- Babiana Botanic
- Raven and the Rose
- Good Grace and Humour
- Katie Marx Flowers
- The Flower District
- Bloom Boy
- Sassafras Flower design
- Georgie Boy
- North St Botanical
Flowers are such a big part of the style and feel of a wedding and in how they shape a space. The bouquets complete the outfits. The table settings set the tone. The incredible photo and ceremony backdrops will be the talk of the town for years to come. If you’re going to spend cash you need to spend it with the right people. The florist you want on your team isn’t just one who can take and enhance your ideas, but throw their own in the ring. With a wealth of experience under their belt, they’ve seen everything under the sun, and if you can lean into fully trusting who you hire, you’ll be left with the brilliance that can only come from a professional taking a little insight into your venue and who you are as a couple, and then running with it.
Melbourne wedding florists: not just for you
For me as a photographer, it’s bloody great when you get a top-notch florist. It can make the photos really come alive and gives me something to play around with. A stunning venue all dressed up with flowers creates such a vibe. The bridal party’s pinholes and the bride’s bouquet transform photos. Adding that floral dash of coordinating colour helps tie it all together, creating that one shot that you can’t stop looking at after the big day.
Where to find a florist in Victoria
I want to let you into Victoria’s exceptionally exciting floristry scene. We seriously have some of the world’s best floral designers right on our doorstep. These scallywags are the most forward thinking and talented group of florists I’ve found. This lot are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with flowers, mostly using locally sourced and native species, and operating on the edge of the movement towards maximum sustainability..
Here’s a rundown. Make sure you take a look at each and every one, especially the last guy, I’ve never seen anything quite like him.
Melbourne wedding florist: Flōs Botanical
Vivien and her team are just the most amazing, colourful, bombastic geniuses. They are always looking for ways to be more eco friendly and work sustainably. Each of them brings something unique to the table. Their relationship with their flowers is built on fun and creativity. I’ve always been really inspired by them. Her gallery is full of life and colour. I can just see the smiles they bring to people from the pictures. If you are dreaming of fun, stylish and vibrant creations give Viviene a call.
Working out of their studio in Melbourne with her husband running around doing deliveries, Viviene runs a truly personal experience.
Flos Botanical website: https://flosbotanical.studio/
Melbourne wedding florist: Babiana Botanic
See also: my interview with Babiana Botanic.
I haven’t included this just because the name is fun to say. Anna is a fantastic new kid on the block and one of Melbournes most incredibly unique wedding florists.
You can tell from her incredible pieces that she has a fine art background. Each meticulously designed arrangement is its own piece of art. You and your guests are going to be ogling at them and talking about them way after the party is over.
Anna likes working with colour and really pushing the boundaries of what the flowers can actually do. She has purple palm fans, yellow flower garlands and lush green ferns in her armoury ready to wow anyone that lays eyes on them.
Babiana Botanic website: https://www.babianabotanic.com/
Macedon Ranges florist: Raven and the Rose
I first worked with Amy and her Raven and the Rose team at Castle Montsalvat, and she blew me away (or at least into the next stone-walled room).
She creates these beautiful, majestic dark moody pieces of art that are on trend, on season and eco friendly. If dark and moody isn’t your thing, she will create your perfect scene out of seasonal flowers whatever the colour scheme.
She loves catching up with her clients over a cuppa to get a feel for the day and the person, rather than just giving a generic quote.
Raven and the Rose website: https://www.ravenandtherose.com.au/
Melbourne wedding florist: Good Grace and Humour
Meg and her team are pushing the boundaries of floral artistry. There’s no ‘floral fluff’ to be seen here, just free flowing, seemingly impossible, pure natural yet futuristic creations. And every single petal is sourced locally from Melbourne flower market.
I personally think she is the Elon Musk of floristry (minus offering flamethrowers for sale on the side… yet). She gets to know you, your themes and colour ideas and she’s curious about every detail, and how that might then fit into some impossibly devised creation.
Good Grace and Humour are located in a warehouse in the inner west of the city (sharing space with the inimitable Good Day Club) but they go out foraging for their special twists on the genre all the time. There’s always a little accent you wouldn’t have thought of that just lifts the whole visual dynamic and transcends everything you thought you knew about floral design.
Good Grace and Humour website: https://www.goodgraceandhumour.com/
Castlemaine Florist: Katie Marx Flowers
Based well north of Melbourne in Newsteead, Katie Marx has her floristry studio and runs ‘Butterland’ venue with her husband Greg.
The venue runs floristry workshops and hosts gorgeous events. She is the queen of foraging and keen to teach you all her tricks. She has an enormously earthy and natural feel to her displays. Katie focuses on native species using interesting pieces her friends at the flower market secretly save for her.
Katie’s passion for au naturale drives her unique designs. If you’re after a homegrown Australian dream wedding, then take a look at Katie Marx’s work.
Katie Marx Flowers Website: https://www.instagram.com/katiemarxflowers
Melbourne wedding florist: The Flower District
A mother and daughter team working hard to stay sustainable and have minimal waste. They love beautiful things and “extra AF” parties! They are incomprehensibly talented, whilst remaining flexible. They use flowers to set the mood. If you want romance, you can have the whole room oozing with love. If you want colour, Caroline will make the room explode with excitement. Taking her creative flare from her mother, the two make the perfect team. She has been known to slip a tiny pineapple or disco ball into a bouquet, so watch out!
The Flower District Website: https://www.theflowerdistrict.com.au/contact
Footscray florist: Bloom Boy
Previously working in fashion in London, Ross is now a Melbourne-based flower god, and he creates flower arrangements that don’t even look like floristry. He’s got chains, ribbons, spray paint, disco balls and naked men covered in flowers all over the shop. It’s intergalactic. His team are putting flowers where I didn’t know flowers needed to be or could even go! If you want something with a bit of spice and flare he’s your man. If you had a ‘silly’ idea of hanging flowers across the ceiling, Ross will create the craziest, lushest, most fashion conscious installation you could have dreamed of and that ‘silly’ idea might just be the best one you had.
Bloom Boy website: http://bloomboy.com.au/
Yarra Valley Wedding Florist: Sassafrass Flower Design
Sassafras Flower Design website: https://www.sassafraswedding.com.au/
Melbourne Florist: Georgie boy
Georgie Boy website: https://georgieboy.co/
Melbourne Florist: North St Botanical
North St Botanical website: https://northst.com.au/
Final tips for picking your Melbourne wedding florist
Like all the pieces of the wedding and events puzzle, it’s a dance between executing your vision, and letting experienced professionals do their thing. Reach out to the florists up there with your ideas, and be sure to take a look at these brilliant alternative Melbourne wedding celebrants, as well as the most unique wedding venues in Melbourne.