Helen and her husband ran a well-known wedding reception centre in Monbulk for 13 years. They sold it in late 2014, and since then Helen has dedicated her time to Darling Buds. Along the way Helen has gained a Certificate III in floristry and is a member of the Australian Association of Floral Designers and the Victorian Floral Art Society.

Helen’s wedding industry experience and artistic passions “marry” (excuse the pun) perfectly with helping brides and grooms choose their flowers and decorations for their wedding. Darling Buds will give you:

  • The benefit of our passion for continually monitoring and up-grading our floristry design skills – locally and internationally.
  • A detailed quotation, lots of photos of previous weddings, wedding planning experience and advice.
  • A personal delivery service to coincide with your timing on the day, ensuring your flowers arrive in pristine condition.
  • Stunning bouquets, table styling and event design.
  • We will work within your budget and provide the best value possible, with complimentary surprises thrown in for good measure.

About Darling Buds

Inspired by her earlier life and training in the UK, France and Belgium, Helen brings her global wealth of knowledge and passion to Darling Buds.



Darling Buds also works in collaboration with corporate clients to bring life and colour to office environments.  Our services include:

  • Floral arrangements, big or small for reception desks, boardrooms, VIP suites.
  • Corporate lunch/dinner table settings.
  • Christmas and special event functions
  • Real Estate – open for inspections and floral in-home styling.

Nice words

"Helen did an amazing job! All of the bouquets were beautiful and the button holes and corsages were fabulous. She also did the flowers for the top of our cake and our reception and it all looked just magical! Helen did a great job and I would recommend her to everyone!"

- Elizabeth C

"Helen arranged the most perfect bridal bouquet for my bridesmaids and I. The corsages and buttonholes were gorgeous. Just let Helen know which flowers you would like and let her work her magic! Thank you Helen!"

- Sylvia and Stuart

"Darling Buds really took the time to discuss exactly what i wanted for the flowers and they came up with some beautiful bouquets that matched perfectly with what I had imagined!"

- Amanda

"We had a rustic floral arrangement and bouquets for our wedding with sunflowers as the main flower. Helen was able to create what we wanted absolutely perfectly. We had so many compliments on the day and they looked stunning in the photos. Highly highly recommended! Thank you Helen and Darling Buds."

- Michelle

"Beautiful work just over the phone and she made them just how i wanted really nice lady highly recommend."

- Elyse

"We used Helen from Darling Buds for all our bouquets and flowers on the day. My bouquet was absolutely beautiful, in fact it was perfect!! The flowers and colours that Helen used were amazing and it turned out even better than what I had pictured in my head."

- Carly and Ben

"Thank you for the awesome flowers for my wedding.  Helen was a pleasure to deal with. I wasn’t fussed on what type of flowers so I gave her my colours and left it up to her.  Very pleased with the result."

- Erin B

"My bouquets and buttonholes were stunning.  Thank you."

- Brittany T

"Helen was an amazing help when organising the flowers for our wedding.  She is very knowledgeable and could answer any questions we threw at her.  She took my ideas and turned them into something even better than I had imagined. "

- Lauren K