A Journey of Passion and Excellence:
I am filled with immense excitement and a heart full of gratitude as I share the next phase of my journey with you. I founded For the Love of Weddings in 2012 as an Event Styling + On-the-Day Wedding Coordination business. Through the years, fueled by an unwavering dedication to excellence, I sought to transform dreams into reality. With every wedding, my goal has been to curate beautiful celebrations where every detail is flawlessly executed.
A Path Fueled by Passion:
In 2015, driven by a relentless pursuit of perfection, I embarked on a journey to deepen my knowledge and expand my horizons. It was then that I obtained a diploma in Wedding + Event Planning with the Wedding Academy Global. This additional expertise not only broadened my understanding but also enabled me to take on larger weddings and events, showcasing my skill for transforming visions into tangible experiences.
Here's a brief recap of some of those unforgettable days:
Recognition of Success:
My dedication and passion for my work did not go unnoticed. In 2019, I achieved a significant milestone in my career by winning the prestigious National Wedding Planner of the Year award. This incredible recognition was both incredibly humbling and inspiring, and I feel highlighted my commitment to delivering unforgettable wedding experiences.
It's Always Been The Flowers:
Throughout my journey, I have always harboured a deep passion for seasonal blooms and floral design, often referring to my service as 'Floral-led Wedding Planning'. Furthermore, over the years I have had the incredible opportunity to attend floral workshops run by my incredibly talented friend, India of Vervain. India's Summer Vase and Hand-tied Bouquet workshops enriched my skills and expanded my creativity, not to mention hours spent whiling away on her flower farm, allowing me to explore the world of floral artistry in greater depth.
In addition, I have been beyond fortunate to collaborate with some of the UK's best floral designers on exquisite weddings, styled shoots and editorials. Working closely with inspiring artists like my darling friend Donna of Pheasant Botanica, Lucy The Flower Hunter, Emma of Emma Soulsby Flowers, Hannah from Bride + Bloom, and Christiane of the Honeysuckle Flower Co., I have gained invaluable insights and learned from their expertise. These collaborations have been transformative, shaping my own floral aesthetic and elevating my ability to create stunning floral designs.
Here's a little snippet of our collaborations:
Bringing English Whimsy to Sydney, Australia:
Wind forward to January 2020; my husband Dan, our two young daughters Winnie and Betsy, and I, made a bold decision to embark on a new chapter in Sydney, Australia. Little did we know that the world was about to face the unprecedented challenges of the Covid pandemic, which would greatly impact my work and force me to reassess my path. Amidst the uncertainty, I found myself at a crossroads. It was during this time of reflection that I recognised an opportunity for reinvention. With a desire to bring my distinctive aesthetics to a new audience, I wholeheartedly embraced the realm of Floral Design. It was a decision fueled by passion and a longing to explore a creative avenue that had always captivated me.
I seized the moment and committed myself to retraining as a floral designer. Enrolling in Pearson's School of Floristry, I embarked on a journey of growth and transformation. With determination and resilience, I immersed myself in learning and honing my skills, eager to develop my own unique style that beautifully blends the whimsy of English florals with a contemporary elegance.
Artistry: With Florals as my medium
The challenges of the past few years have been profound, but they have also been a catalyst for personal and artistic growth. Through the ups and downs, I have remained steadfast in my commitment to deliver exceptional experiences. My journey as a floral designer has been enriched by the support and encouragement of my family, friends, and the incredible floral community that surrounds me.
Introducing Krysta Smith: Floral Artistry + Event Design:
The birth of Krysta Smith: Floral Artistry + Event Design marks a pivotal moment in my career. This new brand encapsulates who I am today, reflecting a more refined style, my passion for floral artistry, and the extraordinary couples I get to collaborate with.
I am humbled by the trust and support of my clients, who have played a pivotal role in shaping my career and inspiring me to constantly push boundaries. It is their shared passion for statement florals and their unwavering commitment to investing in their wedding experiences that propels me to continuously strive for excellence.
Alongside creating awe-inspiring weddings and events here in Sydney, I will be venturing interstate to Melbourne and even crossing international borders to the United States. This incredible opportunity allows me to immerse myself in planning, designing, and bringing to life breathtaking events around the globe.
Work with us!
If you are a stylish couple seeking to invest in statement florals that will leave a lasting impression on your wedding day, Krysta Smith: Floral Artistry + Event Design is your gateway to an unforgettable experience.
Join us in celebrating this exciting new chapter for Krysta Smith: Floral Artistry + Event Design. Together, we'll create extraordinary memories that will last a lifetime.