I’m Irene, owner and floral designer of Pretty Wild Flowers. I was born in Indonesia, grew up and lived in Singapore for 15 years before moving to Melbourne in 2019. I enjoy spicy food and my favourite drink keeps changing but at the moment it is green tea. When I'm not flowering, you will find me catching up with friends or doing mom jobs to my 2 children.
I never thought I would be a florist. I left my job in the architecture industry after feeling burnt out. When I made the switch, I wanted a job that serves others in a better way. I thought, what could be more joyful than helping them on the best day of their lives? So I began to apply to all the wedding planners in Singapore and ended up working under one of the top wedding planners as a designer.
During this period, I gained a lot of experience doing local and destination weddings in Bali, Seychelles and India. It was also during this time that my love with flowers began.
After I got married and settled in Indonesia, I opened my own business called Pepper Suite Events (2015), which is an event design and decoration company. As I could not find a local florist who shared the same aesthetics and vision, I started taking workshops and learning all about flowers. To date, we have been serving brides and clients through our designs, creating floral & installations, transforming empty spaces into a lasting impression. Our works have been featured in notable wedding blogs such as The Wedding Scoop, and The Wedding Notebook.
Life as we know it, often takes us on a journey. In January 2019, we sold everything and moved to Melbourne, making it our permanent home. I’m feeling spoiled with the variety of flowers here and I cannot wait to help you in your next celebration. If you have any questions or feel like we could be a good fit, please click here to get in touch with us.