A wedding florist in Sydney

Hand crafted wedding flower arrangements that make dreams come true

Ivy Floral and Co is a wedding florist in Sydney that loves the whimsy of nature. We welcome you to an enchanting world of floral design fantasies. 

Our passion? Weaving sensuous stories through the artistry of fresh flower arrangements. Wedding flowers that captivate, creating a new chapter in your love story. 

We are an event florist that services Sydney, Southern Highlands, Hunter Valley and beyond with natural, fresh, wedding flowers to decorate a room, function venue or home. 

Floral designer in Sydney modern, colourful floral arrangement on a bridal table at Athol Hall
Wedding ceremony floral arrangement at stunning Centennial Vineyards
Wedding flowers at Bendooley Stable in Sydney with ceremory arch floral, autumn colour

Wedding flowers in Sydney

Choose any flower or colour palette to create beautiful wedding flower arrangements.

Let us transform your wedding into an unforgettable symphony using fresh flowers, where every bloom tells a story of love, romance, and individuality.

Ivy Floral and Co is a trusted independent wedding florist in Sydney, dedicated to handcrafting fresh, stunning arrangements that leave you and your guests breathless. 

With us by your side, your wedding day is destined to be a floral masterpiece, no matter the size or season. Fresh flowers arrangements for weddings are the ideal choice.


Wedding flowers for your ceremony or reception

At Ivy Floral and Co, we're not just flower enthusiasts; we're floral aficionados.

Our secret ingredient?

An intoxicating blend of flower varieties that sets the stage for your unforgettable wedding.

From the sultry embrace of deep red roses to the flirtatious charm of delicate peonies, we curate a symphony of blooms that exudes your unique style and taste.


Wedding flowers for unique theme ideas

Colour speaks the language of desire, and we're fluent in the art of seduction through shades.

Whether you crave the fiery passion of crimson, the sweet surrender of blush, or the enigmatic allure of midnight hues, we're here to paint your wedding with the colours of your dreams.


Table centrepieces for any venue

Our centrepieces aren't just table decorations; they're conversation starters.

Picture your guests lost in the charm of lush, wildflower-filled jars or the romantic glow of candlelight arrangements.

Our designs ensure that every glance, every touch, is an invitation to explore the world of romance.


Fresh wedding flowers for any month in any colour

Just as love evolves through seasons, so do our floral creations.

Picture a springtime affair adorned with pastel hydrangeas and cherry blossoms, a summery soiree brought to life with sunflowers and dahlias, a cozy autumnal celebration kissed by rich, earthy hues, or a winter wonderland illuminated by frosted eucalyptus and amaryllis.

Our designs are inspired by the ever-changing beauty of Sydney's seasons.


Bouquets, table arrangements or ceiling features

Our bouquets are like love letters, whispered between petals.

From classic cascading bouquets that exude timeless elegance to whimsical hand-tied posies that radiate bohemian allure, we craft them all.

Each bouquet, a piece of artistry that becomes an extension of your personality


Every detail
customised
for you

Your wedding day is as unique as your love story, and we're here to ensure it's one-of-a-kind.

At Ivy Floral and Co, we work closely with you to capture your vision, infusing it with our artistic flair to create a floral symphony that leaves you and your guests enchanted.

Wedding flowers for any theme or style

We hand craft wedding flower arrangements with any flower you like and in any style.

As your dedicated creative team, Ivy Floral and Co will meticulously curate your preferred style and aesthetic, bringing to fruition the vision you hold for your distinguished occasion. 

We have an enviable reputation as a wedding florist in Sydney that is anchored in our ability as floral designers that craft sublime wedding flower arrangements ranging from elegant bridal bouquets, groom’s buttonholes, and delicate corsages to the adornment of churches, ceremony venues, and reception tables with floral centrepieces. 

Whether it be for a magnificently grand event or a more subtly refined gathering, our designs encompass all the exquisite floral details you can imagine.

 

Bendooly Stable wedding flower ceiling arrangement

Ceiling flower
arrangements for a wedding venue

From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, our versatile floral designs set the stage for love in all its forms. 

Whether you’re dreaming of a small, romantic elopement or a lavish soirée, we specialise in creating wedding flower arrangements that are as unique as your love story. 

Our expertise spans a vast range of wedding sizes, from small and intimate ceremonies to medium-sized gatherings and grand affairs.

Colourful guest table floral arrangement at Athol Hall

Colourful flower
table centrepieces

Our hands are your creative canvas, and we breathe life into your vision using an array of exquisite flowers. 

From the timeless allure of roses to the fragrant charm of peonies, the whimsy of wildflowers, or the exotic elegance of orchids, we work with a kaleidoscope of botanical wonders.

Wedding ceremony flower arrangement outdoor arch

Wedding arch made
out of fresh flowers

Sydney’s climate offers an ever-changing backdrop, and we know how to capture each season’s beauty in our floral designs from arches for your ceremony to the arrangements on your tables. 

Be it the vibrant blooms of spring, the sun-kissed colours of summer, the warm earthy tones of autumn, or the cool elegance of winter, we create floral arrangements that harmonise with any season of the year and your chosen venue.

See some of our love letters

"Had my florals done by Ivy for my wedding in Sydney, and she was the perfect florist and the wedding planner I needed!

The options that she gave, and the guidance she gave was such a variety and support.

Would highly highly recommend for not just wedding but other events floristry as well"
Ivy Floral is amazing! The planning and the wedding was super smooth and very creative flower arrangements.

Exactly what we were hoping for. She makes dreams come true. 100% recommend.

You won’t regret. Above and beyond our expectations. Ivy makes it happen!
Ivy, we can’t thank you again for the breathtaking floral arrangements you created for our Wedding day.

Your talent and creativity truly exceeded our expectations, and we are still in awe of the magical atmosphere you helped us create.

Every bloom, every arrangement, and every detail reflected the passion and dedication you put into your work.

Do you need a wedding florist or a floral designer?

A wedding floral designer is like an artist in the world of flowers. They don’t just arrange flowers; they use their deep understanding of design, colour, and the emotional impact of flowers to create unique, often breathtaking compositions. Imagine them as designers who specialise in using flowers as their medium, often for special events or specific themes. 

This is different from your everyday florist, who might focus more on standard arrangements for general purposes like bouquets for birthdays or anniversaries. 

While florists provide a wonderful service with a wide range of beautiful flowers, a floral designer offers a more customised, creative approach, tailoring their designs to fit the specific aesthetic or emotional tone of an event like a wedding or an individual request.

Fresh flowers for weddings in Sydney - large or small.

Step into our world of floral enchantment, where every bloom tells a story of passion and love. Ivy Floral and Co isn’t just a wedding florist in Sydney; it’s the setting where your wedding dreams become an irresistible tale of romance. 

Join us in weaving a floral story that reads like the most captivating and seductive novel you’ve ever known whether that is an intimate micro wedding or a huge event with more than two hundred guests. We can scale and customise your wedding flower arrangement package to suit your theme, wedding size and location.

We can create arrangements that can be used in a home, a church, outdoors or for an event reception venue so that each location tells a story & has a flower theme that suits your wedding.

Types of flower arrangements we can design for a wedding in Sydney.

When planning a wedding, there are several types of flower arrangements to consider organising to create a cohesive and beautiful floral theme for your big day. Below are a list of the most popular flower arrangements that people choose. We can create any of these with your choice of colour, style and scale of these arrangements dependant on your budget, wedding theme, and personal preferences.

Bridal

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Bridesmaids Bouquet
  • Boutonnieres
  • Hair floral accessories
  • Corsages
  • Flower girls flower

 

Ceremony

  • Ceremony – Arch, arbour, altar, church flowers
  • Aisle flower
  • Pew ends
  • Welcome sign flower
  • Singing table flower
  • Wishing Well flower

 

Reception

  • Bridal table flower
  • Bridal table backdrop flower
  • Guest table flower
  • Entrance flower
  • Ceiling installation
  • Bar decor, Lounge flower
  • Cake flower

What is the process to buy wedding flowers in Sydney?

We have a really simple five step process that makes buying and booking wedding flowers in Sydney a really quick and easy process.
 
  1. Fill out enquiry form on our website
  2. Confirm our quotation and secure your wedding date with a 10% non-refundable booking deposit
  3. You can make minor changes up to 4 weeks before the wedding, however no more than 10% of the floral total
  4. Your final payment is due 4 weeks prior to the wedding date.
  5. Your big day! Sit down and relax. Ivy floral & Co, will make your dream wedding a reality from early in the morning until the pack down for the night.

What is the cost of getting wedding flowers in Sydney?

Our wedding flower packages start from $5,000 but the actual cost to get wedding flowers in Sydney will vary greatly depending on the types of flowers chosen, the volume or quantity of arrangements being created, the type of installations needed and seasonality. 

Generally speaking you need to set a budget of between 15% and 20% of the total budget for your wedding to be allocated to flowers. This is the average % allocated which works out to be between $5,000 and $7,000 for each wedding in Sydney on average. To get a quotation from a florist to get wedding flowers in Sydney you have to consider these items;

 

  1. Types of Flowers: The choice of flowers significantly affects the cost. Some flowers are more expensive due to their rarity or seasonality, while others are more budget-friendly. If you opt for exotic or out-of-season blooms, expect to pay more.

  2. Seasonality: Seasonal flowers are often more affordable and readily available. If you select flowers that are in-season in Sydney at the time of your wedding, you may save on costs.

  3. Floral Quantity: The number of floral arrangements needed for your ceremony and reception spaces will impact the cost. Consider where you want flowers, such as bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, altar decor, and reception center pieces.

  4. Additional Decor Elements: If you want to include additional decor elements like candles, vases, or decorative elements within the floral arrangements, these can add to the overall cost.

  5. Geographic Location: Wedding costs can vary within different parts of Sydney, so where your wedding takes place may also influence the overall cost.

To get an accurate estimate for your specific wedding, it’s essential to consult with a florists in Sydney to share your vision, preferences, and budget with them during consultations, and they can provide you with a more precise quote based on your unique requirements. Be sure to ask about any potential additional costs, such as taxes, delivery fees, and setup charges, to avoid any surprises in your floral budget.

Frequently asked questions about buying wedding flowers in Sydney

We offer customised services optimised for each individual at each wedding

The typical amount or percentage that a bride in Sydney will spend on wedding flowers varies, with different experts suggesting slightly different estimates:

  • A common guideline is to allocate about 10-15% of the overall wedding budget to flowers. This percentage can depend on various factors, such as the size of the bridal party and the number of guests, as a larger celebration often requires more arrangements​​​​.
  • You will read other suggestions that it can be 20-25% of your budget or 5-7%. At the end of the day there is no fixed amount or rule – you can plan your wedding any way you like and spend what you want.
  • The single biggest factor is the scale of the wedding and the couple’s preferences which is why where is no definitive ‘correct amount’ to spend on flowers for a wedding.
  • If you want to use bunches of flowers from Woolworths to save money then you might spend less than $500 on flowers.
  • Most brides want a floral designer to create flower arrangements that are exclusive to them to match their theme, style and scale of wedding. This is the most common way and typically it will cost $3,000 or more for flowers to cater for a wedding with 30 guests as an example.

The way we handle unexpected changes in flower availability is very simple;

  • Step 1 – we don’t panic.
  • Step 2 – we work out if something similar is available that can suit the colour, texture and style of the theme.
  • Step 3 – we will redesign the arrangements using suitable alternative flowers because they are very sensitive to changes in the seasonal periods or even supply or demand.

We can provide a range of rental options for things such as decorative flower vases, vases, containers, frames and other items to suit the theme and colour concept of your wedding or event. The cost will vary depending on how many items are needed, their scale and what type of set up is required at the locations being used.

You can incorporate your wedding theme into the floral design by sharing all the inspiration you desire for your wedding day in terms of colours, textures, styles and ‘looks’. Leave the rest of the creative floral design decisions to us as we can then use the right flowers to compliment your wedding theme very easily.

Yes we are experienced working with Sydney’s most popular wedding venues for set up indoors or outdoors including venues that are outside of Sydney as well.

We can design flower installations, such as flower walls, arches and hanging arrangements to create huge ‘wow’ impact. Our huge arches, backdrops, and ceiling floral installations have been used hundreds of times to create incredible wedding ceremony and reception locations, it is one of Ivy Floral & Co’s most enjoyable and expert areas of floral design.

Since each unique wedding depends on its guest size, design & concept, it is suggested that 15-20% of the total wedding budget should be set up as a flower budget when budgeting. Our wedding flower packages start from $5,000 inc gst and will include a combination of bridal bouquet, ceremony flowers, table centrepieces and other options.

The popularity of wedding flowers can vary based on trends, seasons, and personal preferences. However, there are several flowers that have consistently remained popular choices for wedding arrangements in Sydney:

  • Roses: Roses are a timeless favorite for weddings due to their romantic symbolism and the wide range of colors available. Classic and elegant, they can be used in bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements.
 
  • Peonies: Peonies are beloved for their lush, soft petals and fragrant aroma. They are often chosen for bridal bouquets and add a touch of elegance to wedding florals.
 
  • Lilies: Oriental and Asiatic lilies are popular for weddings, known for their bold and exotic appearance. They come in various colors and can be used in a variety of arrangements.
 
  • Tulips: Available in a multitude of colors, tulips are versatile flowers that can suit both classic and modern wedding themes. They are especially popular in the spring.
 
  • Hydrangeas: Hydrangeas are favored for their full, voluminous blooms. They work well in creating lush and romantic arrangements.
 
  • Calla Lilies: Calla lilies have a sleek and sophisticated shape, making them a popular choice for bridal bouquets and boutonnieres.
 
  • Orchids: Orchids, with their exotic and graceful appearance, are often used to add a touch of luxury to wedding floral designs.
 
  • Dahlias: With their vibrant colors and intricate petal patterns, dahlias are chosen for a pop of boldness and texture in arrangements.
 
  • Gerbera Daisies: These cheerful flowers come in various bright hues and can add a playful element to wedding florals.
 
  • Garden Roses: Garden roses are prized for their exquisite scent and vintage charm, making them an ideal choice for romantic weddings.
 
  • Australian Natives: Many couples in Sydney opt for native Australian flowers such as Banksias, Waratahs, and Eucalyptus to add a local and natural touch to their wedding arrangements.
 
  • Freesias: Freesias are fragrant, funnel-shaped blooms that are commonly used in boutonnieres and corsages.
 
  • Carnations: Often underrated, carnations come in numerous colors and are budget-friendly options for various wedding arrangements.
 
  • Chrysanthemums: Mums are versatile and come in various shapes and colours, making them suitable for a range of wedding styles.
 
  • Baby’s Breath: Baby’s breath is often used as filler in bouquets and arrangements, adding a delicate and airy touch.

 

These flowers, along with others, can be combined to create beautiful and personalised wedding floral arrangements that align with your wedding theme, colour palette, and season. Consulting with a skilled florist can help you choose the perfect flowers for your Sydney wedding.

While there are no specific flowers that are inherently tied to Sydney weddings, couples in Sydney often choose flowers that hold special meaning or significance for them. Here are a few ways in which flowers can have meaning in the context of Sydney weddings:

  • Native Australian Flowers: Many couples in Sydney opt for native Australian flowers in their wedding arrangements to celebrate the country’s unique flora and fauna. Popular choices include Banksias, Waratahs, Kangaroo Paws, and Eucalyptus branches.
 
  • Symbolic Colours: Couples may choose flowers based on the symbolism of colours. For example, blue hydrangeas can symbolise loyalty and patience, while red roses represent love and passion.
 
  • Personal Significance: Flowers with personal significance, such as the flower the couple first exchanged or the flower associated with a special memory, can be chosen for added sentimental value.
 
  • Seasonal Blooms: Sydney’s climate allows for a wide variety of seasonal blooms throughout the year. Couples often select flowers that are in season during their wedding month, as these blooms are readily available and more affordable.
 
  • Cultural or Religious Significance: Some couples choose flowers that have cultural or religious significance to them or their families. These choices can reflect heritage and tradition.
 
  • Environmental Considerations: Eco-conscious couples may select flowers that are locally grown and have a lower environmental impact. Using locally sourced flowers can also support the regional economy.

Ultimately, the meaning of the flowers you choose for your Sydney wedding can be deeply personal and symbolic. Your florist can help you select flowers that resonate with your unique love story and the significance you want to convey on your special day.

The ideal time to book a wedding florist in Sydney, like in many other places, depends on several factors, including your wedding date, the availability of your preferred florist, and your specific floral needs. However, a general guideline for booking a wedding florist is to start the process at least 6 to 12 months before your wedding date. 

  • Wedding Date: Popular wedding dates, such as those in the spring and summer months, tend to fill up quickly. If you have a specific date in mind, especially during peak wedding season (September to March in Sydney), it’s a good idea to secure your florist well in advance, possibly even more than a year ahead.
 
  • Venue and Theme: The choice of your wedding venue and the overall theme of your wedding can greatly influence your floral arrangements. If you have a specific vision for your floral decor and need particular blooms, you may want to book your florist earlier to ensure they can accommodate your preferences.
 
  • Availability of Your Preferred Florist: If you have a specific florist in mind, it’s essential to check their availability as soon as possible. Highly sought-after florists may book up quickly, so reaching out to them early is advisable.
 
  • Budget and Consultation: Meeting with potential florists for consultations is a crucial step in the process. This allows you to discuss your ideas, get quotes, and make sure you’re on the same page. Schedule these consultations well in advance to ensure you have enough time to make informed decisions.
 
  • Seasonal Considerations: Keep in mind that certain flowers are seasonal, and their availability can vary throughout the year. Booking your florist in advance allows you to plan your floral arrangements based on what’s in season and within your budget.
 
  • Other Services: If your florist provides additional services, such as floral installations or styling, booking early is essential to secure their services and ensure they have ample time to plan and prepare.
 

Ultimately, it’s best to start looking for a wedding florist as soon as you have a date and venue secured. This will give you a better chance of securing your preferred florist and working with them to create the beautiful floral arrangements you envision for your special day.

Choosing wedding flowers for a ceremony in Sydney, or any location, involves several important factors that can help create a beautiful and cohesive floral design. For some months of the year certain colours or types of flowers may not be in season and available for use, but here are some of the considerations to keep in mind;

  • Seasonality: Consider the time of year when your wedding is taking place. Sydney experiences distinct seasons, and the availability of certain flowers can vary accordingly. Opting for seasonal blooms can often be more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable.
 
  • Color Palette: Think about your wedding’s colour scheme and how you want the flowers to complement it. Flowers can add vibrant pops of colour or blend in with a more muted palette, depending on your preference.
 
  • Theme and Style: Consider the overall theme and style of your wedding. Are you planning a traditional, rustic, modern, bohemian, or beach-themed wedding? Your floral choices should align with the chosen theme to create a harmonious atmosphere.
 
  • Budget: Determine your floral budget early in the planning process. Be transparent with your florist about your budget so they can provide options that align with your financial constraints. They can suggest alternatives or work within your budget to create stunning arrangements.
 
  • Venue: The wedding venue plays a significant role in your floral choices. Consider the size and layout of the ceremony space, as well as any existing decor or architectural features. Your florals should enhance the venue’s natural beauty and ambiance.
 
  • Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Think about the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, and boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. These personal florals should coordinate with the overall design and colour scheme while reflecting the personalities and style of the wedding party.
 
  • Ceremony Decor: Decide where you want to incorporate flowers in the ceremony area. Common locations include the altar or arch, aisle markers, pew or chair decorations, and floral arrangements on pedestals. These arrangements should create a focal point and set the tone for the ceremony.
 
  • Reception Decor: If your ceremony and reception are in the same venue, consider how the floral design will transition from one area to another. Reception flowers, including centerpieces and table arrangements, should complement the ceremony decor.
 
  • Fragrance and Allergies: Some flowers are highly fragrant, which can enhance the ambiance, while others may trigger allergies for you or your guests. Discuss any fragrance preferences or concerns with your florist.
 
  • Sustainability: Consider eco-friendly options, such as locally sourced, organic, or seasonal flowers, to minimise the environmental impact of your floral choices.
 
  • Florist Expertise: Choose an experienced wedding florist in Sydney who understands the local climate, flower availability, and trends. They can offer valuable insights and recommendations based on their expertise.
 
  • Personal Preferences: Your personal preferences matter. If you have favourite flowers or meaningful blooms, share them with your florist so they can be incorporated into your arrangements.
 

Choosing wedding flowers for your ceremony in Sydney should be a collaborative process between you and your florist. Communicate your vision, style, and budget clearly, and trust their expertise to bring your floral dreams to life while considering the factors mentioned above.

Yes absolutely we can create flower arrangements for your home, the ceremony and the reception. We can create an arrangement to suit every requirement for your whole day to suit the overall flow and concept of the ceremony and reception that you have in mind. We travel to each location to set up the arrangements and pack down as required.

There are additional fees for delivery outside of Sydney, so a delivery location that is outside a radius of approximately 30 km from Sydney may incur additional charges from the base rate. We can confirm this during our quotation process.

A floral designer is like an artist in the world of flowers. They don’t just arrange flowers; they use their deep understanding of design, colour, and the emotional impact of flowers to create unique, often breathtaking compositions. Imagine them as designers who specialise in using flowers as their medium, often for special events or specific themes. 

This is different from your everyday florist, who might focus more on standard arrangements for general purposes like bouquets for birthdays or anniversaries. 

While florists provide a wonderful service with a wide range of beautiful flowers, a floral designer offers a more customised, creative approach, tailoring their designs to fit the specific aesthetic or emotional tone of an event like a wedding or an individual request.

Frequently asked questions about buying wedding flowers in Sydney

Our wedding flower packages start from $5,000 but the actual cost to get wedding flowers in Sydney will vary greatly depending on the types of flowers chosen, the volume or quantity of arrangements being created, the type of installations needed and seasonality. 

Generally speaking you need to set a budget of between 15% and 20% of the total budget for your wedding to be allocated to flowers. This is the average % allocated which works out to be between $5,000 and $7,000 for each wedding in Sydney on average. To get a quotation from a florist to get wedding flowers in Sydney you have to consider these items;

 

  1. Types of Flowers: The choice of flowers significantly affects the cost. Some flowers are more expensive due to their rarity or seasonality, while others are more budget-friendly. If you opt for exotic or out-of-season blooms, expect to pay more.

  2. Seasonality: Seasonal flowers are often more affordable and readily available. If you select flowers that are in-season in Sydney at the time of your wedding, you may save on costs.

  3. Floral Quantity: The number of floral arrangements needed for your ceremony and reception spaces will impact the cost. Consider where you want flowers, such as bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, altar decor, and reception center pieces.

  4. Additional Decor Elements: If you want to include additional decor elements like candles, vases, or decorative elements within the floral arrangements, these can add to the overall cost.

  5. Geographic Location: Wedding costs can vary within different parts of Sydney, so where your wedding takes place may also influence the overall cost.

To get an accurate estimate for your specific wedding, it’s essential to consult with a florists in Sydney to share your vision, preferences, and budget with them during consultations, and they can provide you with a more precise quote based on your unique requirements. Be sure to ask about any potential additional costs, such as taxes, delivery fees, and setup charges, to avoid any surprises in your floral budget.