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Meet our Team || Anna

Bloom enthusiast. Travel junkie.  Fanatic gardener. Animal devotee.

A Barossa local, Anna’s destiny appeared to be career in the wine industry after growing up at a working winery.

Following graduating High School in 2010 and pursuing University study on two separate occasions Anna decided that she needed to be in a creative industry working with her hands.

In 2014 she dove headfirst into a practical Floristry course at TAFE and successfully earnt a position at Viva later that year. Look out for her in store attending to our plants, making gorgeous flower posies and taking inspirational snaps to grace our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Anna has a passion for flowers and plants and loves the way that they can entirely change the feel and appearance of any given space. 

Poppy Power

Baby, it’s cold outside!

The Winter months can be long and tedious; shorter days, darker nights and cold drizzly weather can bring on the Winter blues. Thank goodness for all the stunning (and often overlooked) flowers that bloom during this otherwise relatively drab time of year.

A perfect way to bring some sunshine inside is with a bright bunch of one of our top winter favourites; the Poppy!

image || Viva Flowers

The absolute joy and delight of the Poppy comes from watching the tight, furry buds ‘pop’ open revealing delicate, paper-thin petals which quickly unfurl. They are mesmerising to watch; whether they’re sitting pretty in a vase on the dining room table or blowing in the breeze scattered amongst the garden, the spectacular shades of pinks, apricots, yellows and whites are simply heavenly.

image || www.floretflowers.com

Meet our Team || Karina

 

Plant enthusiast. Crafts maker. Sports watcher. Travel lover.
Flower freak.

Having completed school and moving to Adelaide from the Flinders to pursue university study in the creative arts, Karina soon found her way into a part-time job with one of Adelaide's leading florists.

After graduating from university she dove head first into a full time position which saw her learn all facets of the industry; and although Floristry wasn’t originally on her career radar she quickly became addicted to the fast paced creative environment.

A dedication to quality and design lead to Karina's work being featured at numerous weddings and functions, and servicing corporate cliental from small scale to large including sporting events, conferences and several galleries.

With over ten years industry experience Karina joined the Viva team in July 2015 and retains a passion for flowers, event planning and design.

Mother & Daughter Flower Workshop

On Sunday 4th June Viva held a flower workshop for Mums & Daughters.

Bethany & Karina were joined in-store by 8 lovely ladies to sip bubbles and chat all things florals. The group were introduced to the basics of hand-tied flower arranging with a demonstration of bouquet construction and some insight into how a Florist might go about selecting the best blooms. 

With some guidance from the lovely Viva team, all participants were then invited to get their hands dirty and 'create-their-own' arrangement to take home. 

What a fun and inspiring way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Bethany's Hen's Day

White and green are one of Bethany’s favourite aesthetic combinations. The exquisite mixture highlights the organic beauty of flowers and the pure joy of our natural world. 

It was truly fitting that her Hen’s Day boasted gorgeous women cloaked in white, atop a sea of rolling green hills and vines. 

Lining the long lunch table were huge clear vases filled with remarkable cactus leaves and radiant white orchids.

Customised cookies, plates of fresh oysters and gin and blueberry cocktails were happy at home amongst lustrous floral settings of cacti and ferns. 

Guests dined, laughed, danced and enjoyed a glass or two of champagne (O.K maybe 3 or more!) amongst the dream-like setting that is the Barossa Valley.

Sweetest baby girl names, INSPIRED by FLOWERS

Choosing baby names is HARD. We know a few babies but we know lots of flowers! Girls are awesome and their names should be too! Drawing inspiration from our natural world, we’ve put together nine beautiful and unique baby girl names that are inspired by flowers and foliages.

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