Meet Ame, owner of Raven & the Rose, an über talented floral and event stylist located in the Macedon Ranges.

What first drew you to floristry?

I’ve always been interested in the more creative Job industry. I was doing visual merchandising before I decided to take a job in a call centre, I lasted a few months before I went out in search of a floristry apprenticeship. I found one super easy and after completing it, I was lucky enough to get a job in one of Melbourne’s top florists. People always tell me I’m so lucky I found my niche, I definitely feel so blessed! I absolutely love what I do!


When did it become flowers & event styling?

Gone are the days when brides just want bridal flowers. We found ourselves offering more and more styling options for weddings and had lots of positive feedback, I think it’s so much easier planning-wise to deal with one company especially when you can trust our taste.

What do you offer?

Raven & the Rose offers a personalised floral styling service for weddings and events. Starting with a chat and coffee we will help transform any idea into a concept and then that concept will become reality on that special day. Anything from bridal bouquets, hanging flower installations, lighting to place settings we can offer as much or as little as required.

How did you decide on the name Raven & the Rose?

Raven is my daughters name and as most good ideas come, I woke up with the ‘and the Rose’ one night and quickly jotted it down. You can’t go wrong with family & fleurs!

Tell us some perils/perks of Floristry and Event Styling?

The only peril in this industry is that everything happens over two seasons, we spend all our weekends out and about, or in the studio, so fitting in social events can be difficult. Having said that, I’ve found that when you enjoy your work you don’t actually mind missing out of social events! It’s just so rewarding and exciting seeing growth and development in your own business, I’d say everything is a perk, especially because there are beautiful flowers involved!

What was your most favourite event to put together?

It’s too hard to pick! Each new event we do becomes a favourite.

Any Styling/Flower tips for our readers?

When it comes to picking flowers for a wedding or event, make sure you do some research on what’s in season at the time of your occasion. That way you won’t be disappointed when you had your heart set on peonies when you’re getting married in July. We recommend to always go with what’s best in season too, not only does it reflect the time of year in photos for years to come, but flowers can be sourced locally – which we prefer.

You can be sure to be seeing lots of bold style vases, coloured glass and metal vessels trending this season, which we absolutely love!

Instagram: @ravenandtherose

About The Author

Creative Director and all-round nice bird. I love 80's soft rock power ballads and consuming grape flavoured treats.

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