Story

My story replacemant

Hi, thanks for stopping by. My name is Toni and I’m based in the beautiful Hawkes Bay of New Zealand.

I’m a self-confessed perfectionist, keen DIY-er, wedding addict and most importantly a trained florist. Magdalen Hill is a result of my insatiable desire to create, make things look beautiful, my travels and very own love story. Let me explain…..

Growing up in a creative family I was encouraged to explore the treasures in the world around me, an inspiration that still flows freely into my work to this day. After studying floristry I quickly became a wedding florist then headed to London. There I continued to work as a florist. The jobs were amazing and often for the rich and famous; it was all very rock ’n roll. On a trip home I fell in love with Mr Hill, a wonderful man who does all he can to make my dreams come true. Very quickly my wandering feet were firmly settled and Napier was home again. Our wee man Cooper soon followed and more recently little Parker.

Becoming a mum, my desire to create was still ever present, so adding to my already crazy life Magdalen Hill was born. These days you will often find me out foraging, collecting bits and pieces for my latest creation with my boys in tow. Sharing my love of nature and its beauty with them is something I treasure.

Working with a select number of couples each season allows me the time to dedicate to creating the bespoke florals and beautifully designed spaces that Magdalen Hill is known for. I get stupidly excited by all the little details; have high expectations which I apply to all I do and my enthusiasm for your vision will be infectious. All of this adds up to me being able to capture the essence of you and your story in what I do.

So while I am one of the lucky ones living the dream I also look forward to creating yours.

Toni x