Hi, I’m Deborah the owner and creative force behind Botanic Art. What started as a hobby over 20 years ago quickly blossomed into a full time business as the demand for quality wedding flower designs and styling increased.
I work closely with brides and grooms and, often just by email, I aim to provide a unique, personal and professional service for today’s busy bride, especially those that live out of area. The South Coast has become a much sort after destination for weddings
I strive to continually maintain high standards and meet the expectations of all my clients, through regular communication, flexibility and of course hard work. The smile on a client’s face makes it all worthwhile. I know I’ve turned their floral vision into reality and have been a part of their dream day. It’s a real goose bump moment that I love.
Botanic Art has been privileged to design, style and merchandise for many varied clients and locations over the years from private homes, hotels, tourism offices, trade fairs, magazine shoots as well as demonstrations for community groups and hosting floristry students. Client’s weddings have featured in various issues of Bride to Be, Cosmopolitan Bride, South Coast Style, Studio Bride, My Perfect Wedding, The Bride’s Diary, Covers of Shoalhaven Bride & Real Weddings as well as promotional images for event and social media marketing.
Being passionate about flowers and the joy of teaching I’m also a published author having released two instructional books on Floral Design.
As a nominee for Floral Design in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards, a finalist in 2010 and more recently a finalist in the 2015 Tesselaar Wedding Flower’s Top Gun competition with my work appearing in a newly released e – book, Breathtaking Wedding Flowers, you can be confident I will endeavour to create your ideal floral wedding.
Here’s what past Brides have said:
Here’s what past brides have said:
Hi Deb, Thank you so much for being the florist for our wedding. From the minute we exchanged ideas for my wedding flowers, until the delivery of our bouquets you were so lovely and helpful. I absolutely loved our bouquets, so did my bridesmaids. The table centrepeices were beautiful! I had friends take home the table centrepieces to decorate their homes.
Again, thank you so much. Kind regards, Casey
Just wanted to touch base now it is all said and done…..Thanks again for the flowers, they were fantastic. I loved them all. My bridesmaids were amazed by their flowers. The colours were stunning. I wasn’t sure what to imagine but they turned out better than I could ever picture. Great job.
Hi there Deb
I just wanted to write you an email to say THANK YOU so much for all your kind advice and assistance for the floral planing for our wedding. You went out of your way to chat to me over the phone and also send detailed emails of all your fantastic floral ideas.
The end result was absolutely beautiful!
I absolutely loved the bouquets, button holes, church flowers and of course the beautiful floral arrangements at the Winery. The table arrangements were just perfect and the beam arrangements were absolutely amazing and so BEAUTIFUL !! Everything was PERFECT!
You created exactly what I was hoping for and much more! The arrangements were just stunning and I can’t thank you enough!!
We went straight on our honeymoon after the wedding and now we are back in Scotland.
Thank you so much DEB – everything you created was just perfect and so beautiful and I cant have imagined a more beautiful set up for our day.
Thanks again DEB – you are very talented and i really appreciate all your kind advice and help!!
Thank you also for your delivery of flowers the next day – they were perfect for our BBQ brunch on Sunday.
Wishing you all the very best Deb
Naomi Dodds and Tom Ford
Well we’re back from the honeymoon and settling back in to reality! Sigh….
We wanted to take a quick opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your awesome contribution to our wedding day. We absolutely loved our flowers, you really listened to all of our details and requests…and the result was a room that in my opinion was super elegant and stunning! I LOVED my bouquet, you pulled off exactly what I had in my head, just beautiful. The table arrangements were a perfect combination of rustic and white elegance, and were the icing on the cake for our wedding day! Everywhere you looked around the room, there was a perfect finishing touch from you. Thank you for making all the logistics easy and stress free, at no point was I ever concerned about flowers not turning up or to our liking (and as I discovered, there is ALOT going on on the wedding day, so not having to worry about details like flowers is a big plus!)
Once again, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are fantastically talented and truly helped to add that extra bit of magic to our special day.
John and Melinda xx
The kids are on their honeymoon, so no chance to send their thank you’s yet, and they won’t be back for a few weeks, but I just wanted to write to you to say how lovely everything looked in the marquee at Silos on their special wedding day, and the wedding ceremony site in the vineyard was perfect with the arch and rose petals and chair posies. The bridesmaids bouquets were stunning as were the table centrepieces and your efforts were very much appreciated. So thank you again and I look forward to speaking to you again in the future.
I want to say a massive thank you to you for our wedding flowers on 22 August 2015.
All of the flowers look absolutely beautiful and I could not have asked for more beautiful bouquets for us girls.
Thank you for all of the time you spent with Mum and I and the time you spent answering my questions – for a person who doesn’t know much about flowers I always felt that I was in great hands – thank you.
Thank you for adding such a beautiful and pretty touch to our day and our reception.
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you SO much for being an absolute florist extraordinaire for our wedding! I immensely enjoyed working with you and everything was so seamless in the lead up and on the day. You really nailed the brief and i have had so many comments with how good the flowers/roof was!! ( not surprised)
Thank you for keeping me calm on the wedding day as we got the “Melbourne” weather and being there to support 🙂
I will certainly be recommending you to everyone!
In tennis lingo – ” you were a huge hit all round”..!!
Dear Botanic Art,
We have received another Easy Weddings review on your business and we wanted to share it with you.
From: Edwina W.
Comments:”Deb did a wonderful job. Bouquets were exquisite!”
I just wanted to let you know that our wedding has been featured on a blog (almost two years after the day!):http://www.karenwillisholmes.com/au/blog/real-bride/kwh-real-bride-edwina/
It features some beautiful pictures of your amazing floral work and links to your blog.
Hi Deb, We would love to thank you for the amazing work you did for our wedding. We absolutely loved how you put everything together and you really listened to our ideas. Everyone kept saying how beautiful the bouquets and the chuppah was.
My bouquet was just the most beautiful bouquet I’ve ever seen.
So huge, thank you ! All the best Nat and Dave
Sorry it has taken me so long, I’m just getting back into work and every day life again! I just wanted to say a big thank you for my beautiful flowers, I couldn’t have been happier with them. You were always so helpful as well and so quick to respond to my emails.
I just wanted to say thank you for being part of our wedding. From the beginning working with you was such a breeze, we really didn’t know what we wanted and you help build a vision for us. On the day the flowers you delivered were out of this world beautiful. The bouquets were fabulous and the table settings were perfect. Thank you so much for your amazing work and making our wedding so beautiful.
Katie & Nic
To Dear Deb,
Thank you again for your stunning bouquets, table pieces, hanging pieces and the corsage pieces. I adored the gum nuts for the boys button holes. I couldn’t have imagined more beautiful flowers and they really brought so many photos to life.
All the best
Kim & Brendan
Hi Deb, I just wanted to say thank you again for the gorgeous flowers you did for our wedding at Kangaroo Valley last month, they were absolutely stunning! They were absolutely perfect for the setting and we had many lovely comments. Cheers, Michelle
Now that we’re back from our honeymoon I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you so so much for the beautiful job you did with our flowers. From the bouquets to the amazing table flowers everything was EXACTLY what we wanted and could not have been any more perfect. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Thank you times a million!
Lots of love
Bryden & Paul
Hi Deb ,
Oh my god ! It’s done and dusted !! We can’t thank you enough for what you did yesterday , the flowers were SO beautiful and everything I imagined and more !!! Thank you so so much !! We were extremely happy !
We appreciate all your hard work .
Kelly and Joel