Rebel Petal

Designing and creating amazing pieces doesn’t happen by accident. Learn about this week’s florist who does that on a regular basis.


Name: Michelle VandenBosch

Company: Rebel Petal


Sum up what you do in 5 words: Designer of Gorgeous Flowers

The one thing you couldn’t live without on event day: Water for our flowers and to drink

One piece of advice for your clients: When ordering flowers, always ask a florist what they would send. We can not help but gravitate to the most beautiful thing.

Favorite trend: Avoiding Trends. I want our brides to look at their bouquets 25 years from now and love the timeless, classic look of their flowers. Beautiful flowers will always be beautiful flowers.

Favorite event moment (big or small): I once designed a flower arrangement for Nelson Mandela with lots of proteas from South Africa. It was placed in a reception room at a private hanger at the airport.

I was told that when he walked in, he broke out into a big smile and commented on how he loved it.

Hiding out in the Panarama Room at the NAC after setting up for a Gala and watching Princess Diana walk in was pretty cool to.

Interesting little known fact about yourself: I was once chased by Belinda Stronack because we played Nicky Nicky Nine door on her house….



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