Welcome to

On My Hand

We are a creative event company specialising in floral design and styling.  Contact us for your wedding, elopement, party or corporate gathering.

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About Us

Founded in 2011 by Shaye Woolford, On My Hand has evolved into a creative studio designing small and intimate occasions to larger events and installations.

As a child I grew up surrounded by cultivation, spending a lot of time with my grandmother who was incredibly gifted in the garden.  From simple paddocks and bush, my grandparents created a wide ranging farm of food and flowers….collecting many varieties of camellia, bulbs, roses, peonies, poppies, chrysanthemums and orchids.  With a botanical beginning such as this, it is no surprise that in my work today I gravitate towards natural, gestural designs, while adding a modern aesthetic. 

Leading up to the start of this business, I enjoyed a career in food.  I loved the pace of hospitality, the community and the constant exploration of ingredients.  This background has translated well to the events industry and expressing my creativity with florals today. 

It is important to me to work as sustainably as I can, by minimising my footprint on the environment I take so much inspiration from.  I am always happy to share my plant knowledge, guiding my clients to a seasonal approach and Aotearoa grown flowers.  I grow a small amount of perennials and annuals on our property, and while I have established shrubs and trees, I am always adding to our garden, building up my picking selection.  For our events I source the freshest flowers from local growers around Tauranga and New Zealand as well as curating a collection of dried florals which I use in my custom installations and botanical art. 

My inspiration comes from food, music, art and the ever changing colours and movement of nature. Together with my team, I believe in using florals to convey emotion, and creating an atmosphere to reflect a space, couple, brand or occasion.  

Find our work featured in TOGETHER JOURNAL,  HOMESTYLE MAGAZINE, SPONGEDROP CAKERY, BAYFAIR SHOPPING CENTRE, PAPER PLANE STORE, SUGO RESTAURANT, CASHMORE CLINIC, HELLO MAY, NZ WEDDINGS MAGAZINE, NEW SHOOTS DAYCARE CENTRES, DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX 2018 VISIT TO TE PAPAIOURU MARAE.

Get in touch to see how we can elevate your event.