We love to create experiences for our clients – and their guests – that are above and beyond expectations; experiences that our clients engage with and find joy in, and that represent them well as the hosts of an event. Through intentional and thoughtful designs, we hope to inspire with our work.
Pippa | Owner and founder
My name is Pippa and I am the owner and founder of Wildeflower. I live in the scenic city of Cape Town with my husband – the love of my life – while enjoying long, sunny summer days at the beach, exploring rough and majestic mountains, and sipping a good wine (or G&T) in our South African bush! I am obsessed with beautiful buildings, travel, gardens and dreamy novels.
I grew up in the rolling green hills of the Midlands in KwaZulu-Natal, where I was raised with a love for being outdoors and especially my mother’s wonderful garden. I used to pick armfuls of magnolia blossoms and roses and get lost in the shrubbery, dancing between the ferns. After studying a Health Science degree (BSc (Hons) Dietetics), I decided to take a break from the profession and pursue my passion for flowers. I soon became a full-time florist and shortly thereafter, opened my dream business – Wildeflower.
One of my favourite things about Wildeflower is having the opportunity to interact with my clients and work with people. I undertake to make the design process between myself and each client an easy and enjoyable collaboration. I love to use only the most luxurious and beautiful flowers available, while incorporating locally foraged, unusual and sensory plants into each arrangement for a visually breathtaking experience. I believe in taking cues from nature, and therefore try to include some seasonal elements in our designs.
Lené | Head florist
My name is Lené Ehlers and I am the head florist at Wildeflower. I am a passionate individual: passionate about family, friends, art and galleries, French cuisine, a fantastic Bordeaux blend and, of course, all things floral.
My love for flowers began while I was studying my Honours degree in Illustration at Stellenbosch University. One of my modules was Botanical Illustration and I made it my mission to find the most beautiful flowers for our drawing projects. I would get lost in all the details, textures and tones of a single petal. Not long after, I started working for a florist and a whole new world opened up to me.
Floral design is about being surrounded with and experiencing beauty; it is an opportunity to create something truly unique with the colors, shapes and textures that nature gives you. As I have a background in graphic design and illustration, I am inclined to always be on the lookout for interesting ways to combine colours, prints and patterns with flowers.