It’s getting to that reflective time of year, so we thought we’d share some of our highlights of 2018. It’s been a big year for On My Hand, with lots of opportunities to push ourselves, grow and create lots of beautiful work at the same time.

We started the year with some incredible weddings, one of which was Abbey and Ash’s wedding, at Abbey’s parents house in Bay of Plenty. It was a foliage-lover’s dream and we are so proud of what we created for this lovely couple. We flowered a gorgeous outdoor ceremony space, as well as a clear marquee for the reception, which included building a huge green roof – it was 15m long and 5m wide and required six men to put it in place! Click here to read more and see all the gorgeous photos.

One of our most photographed pieces of work this year was the dried floral mirror wreath we created for our friends at Eddie’s cafe in Mount Maunganui. It’s a great example of how we can create a long-lasting installation for your business (or home) that is guaranteed to get people talking, and ‘Gramming it, for months on end! 

Over winter we also ran a series of sell-out floral workshops, where we taught locals a range of skills, from bouquets and silk-dying, to floral vase arrangements to cake-decorating. We had incredible feedback on these workshops and thoroughly enjoyed running them, so keep an eye out for more of them in the new year.

Click here to read more about our past workshops. 

And finally, in October we were absolutely honoured to style a lunch for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Rotorua.  We partnered with Karena and Kasey Bird (whose work we’ve loved for the longest time!) to create a truly unique, New Zealand experience for the royal couple at Te Papaiouru Marae, with loads of native foliage and flowers. It was such an incredible experience, which we will remember for many years to come. 

It has been such a delight working with you all and sharing our journey with you this year. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings.

Photography credits for Abbey and Ashs’ wedding – Rambo Estrada