Head stylist and design consultant Karen Gray has been involved in the design industry for over 20 years. As The Wilde Florist she has styled and created florals for weddings, fashion and magazine editorials.
Q&A WITH KAREN
What is your favourite bloom?
I adore roses of every shape and colour but my all time favourite is Early Grey, such a wonderful tone.
What's one thing you'd want every bride to know?
To use locally grown and in season flowers because they are abundant and really fresh!
What do you like to do in your down time?
I enjoy styling and decorating when I have a project to get stuck into. Also Travelling! love the process of getting to the destination and discovering new places.
What is your favourite floral moment?
When we created the runway arrangement for Wild Hearts at Mahana, I could see it unfold before me. It was a magical day!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you. You created the most beautiful flowers for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. They were exactly what we imagined and they really pulled everything together. The floral garland on the head table was so so beautiful. Thanks again for everything - you were amazing to work with!
Annabelle & Bryce
Thank you again for your amazing work you did for our wedding flowers! They were all perfect! I dont have my photos back as yet, but when I do, I will send these onto you! It was the happiest day of our lives - we both had so much fun! Again thanks.
Erin + Scott
Just a big thank you again for your wonderful flowers at our wedding in December at Woollaston Estate. They were beautiful.
Bex + Nick
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for providing such beautiful flowers for our wedding this weekend. I was pretty confident that you'd pull something special together but they completely surpassed my expectations. The bouquet was just beautiful and the Boathouse looked absolutely amazing when we walked in. It was all exactly what I'd hoped for and more, so thank you so much for everything you did.
Anna + Richard
Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort. Everything about yesterday was absolutely perfect, and your touches added so much to the overall feeling and charm. We have plenty of pictures coming your way in a couple of months when the photographer is through editing. Everything was so beautiful. We loved it all so much. Thank you again!
Lindsay + Payson
Karen we can't thank you enough for the wonderful bouquet and pinhole you created for our photo shoot we had today up at the Boulder lake and Mt Olympus, what an amazing day we had. You go the extra mile every time to add the personal touch. Thank you so much for the purple roses they went perfectly with Conors shirt and my dress. What a lovely surprise.
Conor + Louise
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did before and on our wedding day. You were truly amazing and went above and beyond the call of duty. The day was fantastic and everybody commented on how beautiful the flowers were, so thank you so much.
Tanya + Kevin