Creator, Yuki Pogoni grew up in Leigh, attending Mahurangi College, before gaining a Degree in Fashion from Massey University. She has spent the last five years fine tuning her design skills creating wedding dresses but longed to use her creativity in other ways. “A dried palm wall piece was installed in the workroom and that was my inspiration!”
She began to dry flowers at home and steadily it became a full time occupation - becoming ‘Wandering Willow’. “My shed has been converted into a floral wonderland, packed with drying flowers and palms hanging from the ceiling, vases covering one wall, and completed bouquets and arrangements ready to send throughout New Zealand.”
“I would say my design aesthetic is leaning towards Bohemian - I just love the colours and textures associated with it.”
Every arrangement is thought out for each individual customer and what they’re wanting to achieve. Wandering Willow produces everything from wreaths, to bouquets, vase arrangements to retail spaces and so much more. Pieces can be customised - perfect for weddings, and events. “We work closely with the brides or grooms to bring their vision to life,” she says.
“Flowers have always been associated with happiness and bringing joy to people which is what I am hoping to achieve with my designs.