So I thought it was about time we introduced ourselves properly. Let you know a little bit more about who we are and how Orchid & Vine started.
My name is Caroline and I am the owner of Orchid & Vine, a boutique florist shop located at the Hackett Shops in Australia’s Capital. I have always loved being creative. Whether I was taking photographs, decorating cakes, painting landscapes or drawing, I always new I needed to do something creative, thats where Floristry came in. After working and studying in the floral industry for some time, at the age of 22, with a passion for being creative and a love of fresh local flowers, Orchid & Vine was born.
I started Orchid & Vine because I wanted to bring the best quality blooms with unique and personalised designs to the people of Canberra. The business is run solely by myself and I am lucky to have the support of my loving husband, close family and friends. I love using the freshest local flowers available which is why we try to grow a lot of the flowers and greenery ourselves and bring the freshest local blooms to the store. With the aim to become as self sufficient as possible, when we’re not picking our own flowers we make sure to use the freshest and most beautiful flowers from local farms and local growers.
My vision for the shop was not only to have beautiful flowers, but to include a beautiful selection of plants and handmade giftware as well. We are on the way to achieving this, partnering up with fellow local creatives such as Tangs Design. We now have a range of stunning jewellery, Australian bush scented soaps, Australian designed cards and handmade floral scented candles. We also have a selection of plants, including our terrariums, which we make in store. You can see some of the products here.
It's so much fun doing flowers for any occasion, but weddings and events are my speciality. I love working with brides & grooms to create an image of how their flowers will look on their special day. It’s wonderful to design flowers that express the unique personality and style of each couple. From floral arches to cascading bouquets, it brings me so much joy to work with such gorgeous seasonal flowers and create uniquely beautiful designs.