Welcome to On My Hand Props, Styling & Flora

On My Hand is an innovative event styling and floral design company specialising in botanically inspired events.     

Head to our online store, where you can purchase a weekly flower subscription, gift bouquets or book in with one of our workshops. 

– Contact us for your wedding, special occasion or corporate event / hello@onmyhand.co.nz –

ABOUT US

Welcome to On My Hand

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Stemming from an adoration of beautiful botanicals, naturally creative flair and an eye for detail,

On My Hand | Props, Styling & Flora was born. Founder Shaye Woolford has always loved to create an atmosphere; in the past through a medium of food during her time in the hospitality industry, and now,  focusing on all aspects of which creates atmosphere, On My Hand encompasses the polish of florals, the selection of lighting, props and furniture.  This is what guests see on arrival.  Add people, music, food and drink, now you have an event.

At On My Hand we believe in bringing personality to the table.

Since 2011, On My Hand has been involved in universal events both corporate and personal. Whether you need advice from the get go, or someone to simply step in to add those finishing touches to your event, On My Hand can enhance anything from small and intimate occasions to weddings, with floral arrangements, prop hire and completely unique styling.

Our online store offers weekly fresh floral subscriptions, gift flora and for those interested in learning the trade, workshops covering floral design & styling are held in our inner city studio.

With backgrounds spanning the highly demanding hospitality industry and the innovative flair of the arts, organisation, communication and innovation allows the team at On My Hand to stay one step ahead.

On My Hand are passionate about what they do and have the ability to turn the ordinary into exceptional. Each event is styled with sustainability and creativity in mind, to ensure your occasion is truly memorable.

OUR TEAM

A dedicated group of designers
Shaye
Shaye

Owner, Stylist & Floral designer

Shaye Woolford founded On My Hand in 2011 after seeing a gap in the market for alternative event hire. Since launching the prop hire business, the company then evolved to what it is today; with Shaye finding her passion and forming a career in event styling & floral design. With a 10 year background in the hospitality industry, Shaye believes this experience provides a solid foundation for the business today. Shaye thrives in a challenging, fast paced environment – a busy kitchen is not dissimilar to wedding season! Her strong connection to providing memorable experiences for guests ensures the impressive execution of each of her events. Shaye’s strength is to instinctively draw out a client’s personal style, curating the vision to something that is not only innovative but still true to her own brand. Shaye has a strong focus on solid communication with clients, and her commitment to nurturing the relationships with her collection of valued suppliers, growers and venue owners are pivotal to the success of her projects. Living in Tauranga and is married with two beautiful children, she is building her second home with her husband and on her days off loves to lunch with friends, visit the farmers market or go foraging to create arrangements purely for fun.

Lee
Lee

Assistant floral designer

Hey! I'm Lee, and I work with and alongside Shaye as an assistant senior floral stylist. I am excited to have recently joined the On My Hand team having worked in the floristry industry for 20+ years both here in N.Z and abroad. My journey into the world of flowers started from a young age, pressing flowers between books and making daisy chains from my grandmothers garden. Encouraged by my grandmother who saw my creative spark, I followed in her footsteps entering the floristry industry straight from school. I trained under the umbrella of the N.Z Society of Professional Florists and Interflora as well as being apprenticed, learning on the job. Throughout the years I’ve worked in many different floristry roles and seen many floristry trends come and go, however my passion for the industry has never dimmed. I love working with the vast array of flowers and foliage each season brings and get great satisfaction from the joy my creation brings to people! I love large blooms with an abundance of petals, flowers that are fragrant.... I adore working with flowers and foliage which are different and not run-of-the-mill which at OMH I’m spoilt for choice! I love the natural, unconfined, wild and garden inspired floral designs that we do here, and Shaye's vision for our clients. I have a love of nature, particularly the beach, so when I'm not immersed in flower arranging you are most likely to find me at the Mount, enjoying the coastline with my husband and 3 children. I also enjoy hiking and running and in my down time, I’ve recently got into the adult colouring craze ... secret garden of course!

OUR SERVICES

There is magic in what we do

WORKSHOPS


Want to learn how to create beautiful events yourself?

A full range of On My Hand workshops coming soon.

For private lessons, please contact us today.

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Each event or floral design we do is unique and bespoke.  We like to clearly quote based on a thorough understanding of our clients and their style.  Wedding packages are also available to choose from and with each booking you’ll receive a complimentary one hour consult to establish what you’re after, and so we can elaborate on your style to come up with a completely original event.  

  • 145 The Strand, Tauranga / by appointment only
  • +64 (0)21 042 1723
  • hello@onmyhand.co.nz
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    “I sent through a bunch of ideas to Shaye via Pinterest and hoped she would be able to make sense of it all – not only did she take my vision but turned it into a beautiful creation!! She made beautiful yet understated olive leaf flower crowns for the bridesmaids which completely transformed their look. She also made incredible floral chandeliers that hung in the marquee we got married under – it didn’t matter that it was pouring down outside as the marquee looked really magical with the chandeliers. And the bouquets were gorgeous – Shaye managed to source everything that I was looking for that was in season, and was so friendly, helpful and professional. It was a dream to leave my wedding flowers in her hands! Thank you so so much for exceeding all expectations xx” – Angelina Boyd

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    “Hiring Shaye and her team for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. ‘Garden floral’ was the main theme of the wedding and we wanted extensive flower decorations in our marquee and the venue, but given we had very little knowledge of types of flowers and didn’t want to be busy decorating on the day, we wanted someone who we could rely on could style the venue on the day and create bouquets with little guidance from me. Shaye was the perfect fit for this – her style is incredible, she knew the venue and its owners well (Ataahua Garden in Tauranga), knew exactly how everything there worked, managed to distill my vague comments and ideas into a clear theme and created beautiful perfect bouquets that were my exact vision. Shaye also went above and beyond to source peonies in January from a supplier at the other end of the country, which was a really special touch. 

    As it turned out, booking Shaye was a lifesaver as it rained heavily on the day and we had to do some changes to the location for the ceremony / reception drinks on the morning of the wedding.  However, Shaye was an absolute star and was completely unfazed with the short notice and change of plan and styled a new alter and a new reception area (which was not in the original plan) with amazing florals to create a beautiful atmosphere.  This took all the stress away from me as I knew i was in safe hands.

    Arriving at the venue and seeing the beautiful flowers everywhere and how well she had prepared the new venues was one of the highlights of my whole day. Looking back, it was incredibly great value for money for the flowers, Shaye’s time beforehand, and valuable time on the day setting up. She is highly professional and great to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!” – Bridget Bailey

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    “Shaye is a bride’s dream stylist and florist. She is so fun to work with and has incredible style and knowledge. From the planning through to the execution, everything went seamlessly and I enjoyed every minute of it. When the bouquets and flower crowns arrived on the day they literally took my breath away. The venue looked absolutely amazing and we had so many compliments about it. I would highly recommend Shaye for any wedding. She just knows how to create a wedding that really compliments the bride and grooms personality and style.”  – Grace Havill

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