When deciding on the perfect florists for your special day, look no further than the floral talent right here in the Bay of Plenty!

The Bay of Plenty’s incredible range of coastlines, idyllic beaches and lush green landscapes has something unique to offer for any bride’s perfect wedding vision. For destination weddings or if you’re getting married in the area, here are some of my top recommendations of wedding florists in the Bay of Plenty that will bring your floral dreams to life! Whether you prefer a traditional style or something more modern and contemporary, these experienced professionals deliver high-quality work that will make your day truly unforgettable 😍

Let’s get stuck in!

Don’t forget to check out the bottom of this blog for some florists FAQ. You’re sure to find some answers to any questions you may have about starting your wedding floral journey. With so much helpful information, there’s no better time than now to get all your flower-related questions answered! Woohoo!

Sweet Stems, Emma – Whakatane

When it comes to wedding florists in the Bay of Plenty, Emma from Sweet Stems in Whakatane is a damn gem and knows exactly how to bring your floral dreams to life. With a wealth of experience and local knowledge, Emma can help create the perfect floral arrangements for your special day. Hiring a local florist ensures that you have access to the best selection of flowers, as well as the ability to customise your floral arrangements to suit your specific needs!

Emma is your professional florist that has the experience and expertise to ensure that your arrangements are well-crafted and perfectly suited for your wedding venue. From delicate bouquets and boutonnieres to gorgeous centrepieces, Emma from Sweet Stems will ensure that your wedding flowers are a beautiful reflection of you and your partner’s unique style! With the help of Emma as your wedding florist, you can be sure that your celebration will be truly made special with her beautiful talent 🥰

“Emma here, I’m a wedding florist, dried flower lover and grower of a small flower farm in Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty.

Flowers are 100% my WHY! The arts, flowers and gardening has always visually appealed to me. I admire the happiness that flowers bring, and love how floral design can emphasise feelings, and transform a space like no other.

My designs are influenced by your wedding season and are inspired by your vision. I consider the shapes, textures and colour palette, whether it be summer, autumn, winter or spring. Aren’t we so lucky that every season has something different to offer?

I provide a professional, yet relaxed service where I work alongside you, piecing together all the finer details of your day. When working with Sweet Stems I encourage you to be true to yourselves. Your wedding is celebrating YOU, and it will be nothing short of the vision you have dreamed of.


– Emma

Feedback from one of Emma’s brides:

“Emma did our wedding flowers and absolutely nailed it! She listened to what we wanted and we honestly couldn’t have asked for better! They were perfect! She did our bouquets, arch and boutonnières…She was so easy to work with and her communication was top notch. Would 10/10 recommend Emma and Sweet Stems BOP!”


Botanic By Meadow Hill, Casey, Rachel and Elise – Whakatane

Botanic By Meadow Hill, Whakatane is a perfect choice for all your wedding florist needs! Founded by Casey, this iconic team of florists are passionate about creating stunning floral displays that will make your wedding day unforgettable! With well over twenty years of combined experience, they have the expertise to create beautiful arrangements that capture the essence of your special day in the Bay of Plenty and beyond.

Whether you are looking for a classic bouquet or a unique and custom design, The Botanic has all of your wedding floral needs expertly taken care of. Trust Casey and her team to make your special day even more beautiful! With their commitment to quality and attention to detail, you can rest assured that your special day will be filled with beautiful flowers and memories that will last a lifetime 😍

Botanic by Meadow Hill is a collective of creative florists based in the heart of Whakatāne.
Established at the end of last year this trio has over 25 years’ experience in the floral
industry. Case, Rach and Elise have all had their own successful businesses here in the
Eastern Bay of Plenty.
After working as free-lance florists with each other for nearly a decade they have combined
forces to create a space where the community can get beautiful bespoke blooms 6 days a
week – not just on the weekends for those epic weddings you will have seen and love!
For the team at Botanic, nothings beats working with florals. Flowers are just magic, pair that
with their passion for creating swoon worthy weddings, you know that whatever the brief,
they will nail it!
Working with an abundance of colour, texture, lush foliage and taking inspiration from their
surrounds is their jam. From the concept design stage, mood-boards, to finding specific
blooms, through choosing the right floral vessel or ribbon to tie your bouquet these talented
wāhine can guide you through the process.
To ensure absolute perfection when it comes to the design and aesthetic of your wedding,
they have at their fingertips – Meadow Hill, the perfect little flower farm, growing specific
blooms for weddings. Over 700 roses and 1200+ dahlias cover the hillock field. And the
addition of cut flower beds filled with cottage garden and rustic flowers enables them to
create that stunning bespoke style with ease.
If they don’t have it or can’t get it, they’ll try and grow it! Every year they plant and grow most
of their own blooms for their clients, that way ensuring only the best fresh product, and hard
to source florals which can’t always be supplied at floral markets.
From bridal bouquets to huge, suspended installations, intimate table settings for small
weddings to statement ceremony blooms for that added wow factor. They even have the
largest range of vases, floral vessels, and archways in the Eastern Bay available for their
clients to use for their special day. This carefully curated collection of styling props
complements their floral work and can remove that added stress for their customers.”

– The Botanic Team

“If you can dream it, we will create it. We will make it happen and execute it to the highest of
standards. We love our mahi, creating beautiful individual events that will leave guests in
awe. We take great pride in our work there is nothing better than designing weddings, events
and special celebrations which represent our client’s brief. . . . . every wedding we are a part
of is an honour and a privilege.”

Feedback from one of Botanics brides:

“Casey is the absolute best in the business when it comes to florals for any event or for that special someone! She did my wedding flowers and I loved them soooo much all of my guests also commented how amazing they were. She nailed the vision I had in my head for my florals and they were epic. Every time I get a bouquet of flowers from Botanic by Meadow Hill they are beautiful and always well presented. Highly recommend!!”

Botanic • 36 Boon St Whakatāne • (@botanicbymeadowhill) • Instagram photos and videos

Our Flowers, Brigette – Tauranga

A talent you cannot look past is Brigette of Our Flowers in Tauranga for your Bay of Plenty wedding florist. With her eye for detail and artistic flair, Brigette is sure to create arrangements that will bring joy and beauty to your special day. With over 20 years of experience in the floral industry, Brigette is an ideal choice to help make your special day even more beautiful (her surname being ‘Gardner’, it’s fair to say that this profession was custom-made for her 😉).

When it comes to designing your wedding, Brigette aims to bring out the unique qualities that make you who you are as a dynamic duo. She prides herself in wanting to understand you both on a deeper level to truly accentuate your story and create a timeless moment for you to remember forever. Brigette likes to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, as well as traditional styles, so she can help you pull together the perfect day of your dreams. You won’t be disappointed!

“I am Brigette, flower, nature, art obsessed lover.

I consider myself extremely lucky to be a wedding florist as not only is floral design my passion but I

also get to be surrounded by so much love within my work and not to mention so many ridiculously

good-looking people!

I have been a florist since I was a teenager and I have worked all over the world doing events for

some of the most highly regarded florists which has given me invaluable experience and I feel very

proud to have been part of some very beautiful celebrations.

Being creative is everything to me, flowers being my top priority but I also love to design gardens

and create beautiful interior spaces. I love colour, small details, volume, anything weird and

wonderful gives me joy to the belly.

When I design for you, I like you to be true to your amazing unique self so do not be shy in getting to

know me a little so I can really create your vibe, you will be surprised at how well I can express your

personality and relationship through your flowers, it is a talent I am proud of!

I love a wedding that is loud and fun, full of joy, love, and laughter but there is also something to be

said for small, intimate gatherings too which are equally incredibly special. I pinch myself daily that

couples choose me to create for one of the most magical moments of their lives and I truly humbled

that I am part of each one.

– Brigette x”

Feedback from one of Brigette’s couples:

“I was absolutely blown away by the flowers Brigette created for our wedding, they were perfect

and more than I ever imagined. Her attention to detail was nothing short of amazing and she nailed

each part of the brief we created together. Brigette was so easy to deal with, her relaxed approach

made each step such a breeze and I felt so confident in her from the start of our correspondence. I

could not recommend Our Flowers enough for wedding florals.”


Sweetpea and Jasmine, Shontelle – Tauranga

Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, Sweetpea and Jasmine is an amazing member of the wedding industry. Florist, Shontelle, locally grows the flowers customised for your special day from her very own flower farm at home. Nestled inside her studio, she also hosts floral workshops, sharing her knowledge on crafting mesmerising centrepieces and breathtaking bouquets that you then take home 😍

“At Sweetpea & Jasmine I just absolutely LOVE weddings and being able to design your florals to suit your style for your most memorable wedding day.

With having a large flower farm I am able to grow any flowers that would suit my weddings and that allows my couples to have the freshest flowers picked just days before the wedding day.

From small intimate to large scale weddings it’s a pleasure to create and install all the flowers on the day.

Feel free to contact me regarding your wedding florals 😊

– Shontelle

Feedback from one of Shontelle’s brides:

“Shontelle did an amazing job with our flowers for our wedding day! The colours were amazing and we received so many compliments about our bouquets and installations. Highly recommend, they were so beautiful”


Honeysuckle Rose, Jess – Tauranga

Jess is the owner and creative force behind Honeysuckle Rose, a wedding floral business located in Tauranga. With a love for all things wild and romantic, Jess brings an eye for beauty, texture and movement to her work. Her creations feature lush garden roses, bold dahlias and trailing vines that create an ethereal atmosphere. Each arrangement is unique and crafted to be as beautiful as the couple’s special day 🥹

“A romantic at heart I have always dreamed in flowers….

They are my lifelong passion and inspiration. I focus purely on designing wedding flowers and am in love with creating florals that are personal, unique and individually tailored for each couple.

After 20 years experience working and teaching with flowers at home and in London I started Honeysuckle Rose to share that love and passion. Over the years I have developed my natural personal style – romantic, relaxed and full of gardeny goodness.

I love using trailing, wild ingredients, just picked goodness from the garden and lovingly grown local blooms.”

– Jess

Feedback from one of Jess’ brides:

“I honestly don’t have enough words to describe how incredible Jess is. She’s the most talented florist I’ve ever seen whilst also being the most kind and warm hearted person you’ll meet.
I had a lot of stress with wedding planning as I so desperately wanted all my guests to have the best time. Every meeting I had with Jess just brought back all the excitement weddings should be about. I was able to see how my day was coming together and just knew that I was in the best of hands.

Her work on the day was second to none. I was literally speechless when I saw my bouquet and then again when I saw the rest of her work. I had so many compliments and am honestly just so grateful. Thank you so much Jess. You should be booked out 150% of the time, I don’t know why anyone would go anywhere else xx “


In conclusion, there are an awesome variety of wedding florists in the Bay of Plenty that can help you create the perfect floral arrangements for your special day. When choosing your wedding florist, consider the benefits of hiring a local florist, and one that meets your needs. Botanic By Meadow Hill, Our Flowers, Sweet Stems, Sweetpea and Jasmine and Honeysuckle Rose are all amazing options that offer quality services and beautiful floral arrangements for your special day. With the right florist, you can create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day so make sure you take the time to find the right florist for you 🤗

Let’s make this memorable day one that you and your guests will forever chat about!

Wedding Floral/Florist FAQ

Q1. What should you look for when choosing a wedding florist in the Bay of Plenty?

When choosing a wedding florist in the Bay of Plenty, it is important to consider the experience they offer, portfolio, and reputation. Look for florists with an awesome track record, and ask for references from past clients! Additionally, make sure to ask to see examples of their work so you can get a better idea of their style and creativity.

Q2. What are the benefits of hiring a local wedding florist?

Hiring a local wedding florist has a number of benefits! Firstly, they will be familiar with the local climate and the availability of flowers, meaning they can create arrangements that are tailored to the area. Secondly, they will be able to provide on-site consultations and create custom designs that are tailored to your wedding. Finally, they will be able to provide helpful advice on the best flower arrangements for weddings in the Bay of Plenty!

Q3. What are the best flower arrangements for weddings in the Bay of Plenty?

The best flower arrangements for weddings in the Bay of Plenty will depend on the season and the type of wedding you are having. In summer, bright and colourful arrangements and native flora are definitely popular, while in winter, muted tones are stunning (think white tulips or hydrangeas 😍). Additionally, for garden weddings, classic arrangements will always be a timeless option!

Q4. What are some creative ideas for wedding floral displays?

There are many creative ideas for wedding floral displays, including hanging floral arrangements, floral walls, and archways. You can also create unique centrepieces by using unique vessels, such as vintage teacups or old bottles. Op shops are amazing for this idea because you’re sure to find one-of-a-kind pieces at your local secondhand store!


June 19, 2023

Wedding bouquet of brides floral arrangement at her Wedding in Whakatane by Sweet Stems. Captured by Eilish Burt Photography

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