ETHEREAL. ROMANTIC. NATURE INSPIRED.
About River and Eve flora
River & Eve flora is a Sutherland Shire based, boutique floral design studio run by Kathleen Steele. Flowering all over Sydney as well as in the Southern Highlands, South Coast and Blue Mountains. River & Eve specializes in intentional, romantic florals for weddings, events and editorial shoots.
The essence of River & Eve flora comes from the love of natural, seasonal beauty. Kathleen wholeheartedly believes in the extraordinary, ancient power that plants and flowers have to make people feel happy and connect them with nature. Florals are essential markers of emotions and play a role in key events and milestones.
Kathleen works with local growers, and grows in her own micro flower farm to design with unique and beautiful ingredients.
When it comes to weddings, River & Eve flora welcomes couples from all backgrounds and celebrates love in all its forms. As plants and their flowers are an expression in form of that which is formless; love.
Kathleen was an absolute dream to work with from the start and I’m sad the wedding is over as I really enjoyed our catch up ha ! From the start she totally got my vision and bought it to life to perfection on our big day. I feel so lucky to have met Kathleen and her be apart of our day. Totally professional, creative and a down to earth cool chick. We couldn’t recommend more!
Sophie & Aden
Could not recommend Kat highly enough!
She is such a warm and lovely person to work with. Kat styled our wedding and created the most incredible flower arrangements. She listened to us describe our personalities and values, tastes and what style our wedding would be and from that created a colour palette and arrangements that fit perfectly. We also loved her attention to sustainability and seeing how she brings this into her work.
Amy & Adam
We got married in December this year and were recommended River & Eve flora (Kat) by our venue. We were on a relatively tight budget, and Kat knew exactly what to do to make the flowers at our wedding SO magnificent (!!) with limited spend. Kat is so kind and thoughtful, and genuinely cares about her clients. She makes the whole process SO easy, and learns quickly what you do like and don't like (even if you don't know it yourself!). My mum has always grown foxgloves, and wasn't able to make the wedding due to border closures, so Kat made sure they were in my bouquet. It was breathtaking. Not only is Kat so skilled at her craft, she is also the coolest, nicest, loveliest person to have around - which helps when you're feeling a bit jittery on the day. I couldn't recommend Kat from River & Eve flora more highly or wholeheartedly. Thank you thank you thank you Kat!
Sophie & Fergus
Kathleen is one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met. The morning came & Kathleen arrived early & brought the most STUNNING bouquet, it was everything I imagined. I especially loved it because each flower had a little story behind how/where it was grown or preserved.
Thank you Kathleen for everything! I highly recommend River & Eve Flora for any florals you may need. Kathleen’s work is inspiring and unique and filled with love.
Mel & Simon
Kat's designs are incredible, rustic and ooze effortlessness whilst still being sophisticated and classy. Its so hard to find that sort of style - everything is so "done" rather than accepting of natural beauty. Kat is so passionate about what she does even growing her own flowers - i think that is proof in the pudding!
Kate & Wes
Totally blown away by the florals Kathleen created for my wedding. I gave her a very specific brief and she exceeded all of my expectations with the most whimsical, ethereal blooms I could have ever imagined. Aside from her obvious talent, Kat was such a lovely person to work with and a beautiful addition to my wedding day.
Courtney & Nathan
Kat was a pleasure to work with for our wedding- she is not only a lovely person but super easy, chilled and fun to work with- not to mention amazing at what she does. She nailed our vision for the flowers for our wedding and her effort was beyond our expectations. Highly recommended Kat! xxxx
Pippa & Jake
We couldn't have asked for more!
Even with a very vague brief, Kat knew what I wanted before I did & created the bouquet of my dreams that I will treasure forever.
Thu & Aaron
Kathleen is INCREDIBLY lovely, and her floral creations are nothing short of breathtaking! It was such a joy to be able to have her do our florals for our wedding, and to actually see them on the day with our eyes. From my first email correspondence, to meeting her for the first time when she delivered our flowers to our door - Kathleen has been always so thoughtful, accommodating, genuine, kind and so helpful. Having a wedding is often so expensive, but my husband and I especially appreciated Kathleen's thoughtfulness about our budget, and her suggestions to make the most out of it. Her final arrangements were a magical autumnal dream!!!
Kathleen, we hope that you keep bringing more people joy with your kindness and flowers as much as you have done for us.
Sylbi & Chris
River & Eve flora exceeded our expectations. Kathleen created incredibly beautiful flowers arrangements that had everyone talking. Her knowledge and skills of floral design created a romantic and earthy atmosphere we wanted. She understood our theme and colours. Kathleen is an artist and is so passionate about her work. We would recommend R+E to everyone and we're so thankful we found her!
Your talent and eye for detail is incredible!! The most magical blooms and arrangement we've ever seen. Thank you Kathleen!!
Tali & Hannah
Now taking 2022/2023 bookings
To see some real River & Eve flora weddings, visit our portfolio here
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