Van Simone Floral is a bespoke floral design company based on Vancouver Island, serving all of British Columbia, the prairies and beyond. We specialize in creating truly beautiful experiences for a select clientele, focusing on providing meaningful planning, creative design and unforgettable moments. Fine design is the foundation of how we plan and produce our florals, and every level of service we offer is based on that principle. With backgrounds in fine and applied arts - nature, music, textiles, and the timelessness of bygone eras endlessly inspire us. Working across the mediums of photography, film, and fine art, we have built close relationships with creative producers, stylists, artists, photographers and local brands.
By sheer serendipity, not too long ago, Ivanna fell into the world of flowers and discovered a passion for creating custom floral designs. Crafting her skills by working in flower shops over the years, eventually moving to the country to cultivate her own farm-floral operation - to markets and events, Ivanna has grown into a specialty-wedding florist. It's this slow growth and craftsmanship that can be seen in her floral art - inspired by texture, movement in nature, and fine art . Her timeless, feminine approach to floral design, combined with her eye for detail and modern aesthetic, has set Ivanna apart in the local wedding industry on Vancouver Island. From her first humble garden patch, Ivanna was hooked to spreading kindness and joy through authentic and modern florals. Her passion for styling is driven by nostalgic childhood memories, travel, and all things pretty. She finds movement, light, and intimacy of the most essential components of her design process. Ivanna loves collaborating with couples to create florals unique to their event; she takes inspiration from the couples vision, the current season, and minimalist design. Each piece designed by Ivanna is more than a combination of flowers, it is layered with beauty that you can feel and experience, not just see.
A naturalist photographer, graphic designer, Park Ranger, and creative soul - Allan has been capturing imagery and designing media since the age of 12 with his Hi-8 video camera. Nowadays, when he's not in the backcountry capturing and protecting the natural beauty of Canada's lands and wildlife, you can find him building Van Simone materials and sets, shooting clients and products and managing the business. Allan can conceptualize and bring to life just about anything. From your custom wedding to a custom website, or content creation - Allan will plan it, own it, and deliver the best product you can imagine. The Van Simone team welcomes Allan's expertise in photography, marketing, media, financials, and of course, being a straight-shooter awesome kind of guy! His goal is to continue to enrich his life and the lives of others around him by capturing the one-of-a-kind stories of others through imagery, collaborations and cultivating meaningful connections.