STARTED WITH A FLOWER CROWN NOW WE'RE HERE

The tale of Ness + her business Nesst tells of an organic unfolding filled with serendipitous events, natural creative flair, a love for nature and an abundance of prettiness.

Ness lives on the beautiful Gold Coast with her husband Luke and dog Jetson. Together they are a coastal loving tribe – enjoying and planning for East and West Coast road trips wherever possible. They are happiest immersed in nature and thrive on the simple life.  

The beautiful, effervescent Ness walks a path of kindness in this world – wide eyed and smiling bright – she is aware of opportunities that have appeared and is grateful for every experience that has led her to now.  

Starting out as a professional make-up artist, she rocked this industry with grace and style for 6 years. In this time, through her love of pretty things and creativity, she began to make flower crowns as a hobby. In 2011 Dissh Boutiques noticed Ness’s creations, utilised them in a photoshoot and then placed an order for both online and shop stock. Around the same time, while working in the wedding industry as a make-up artist, brides began requesting fresh flower crowns from Ness. From these two opportunities her hobby began to blossom (pardon the pun!) into a business. And, the next step was study. In late 2013 Ness embarked on a college course that taught her the foundations of floristry, the rest is a glorious journey of self-teaching and creative expression. Her first wedding bouquet was created and adored in 2015, since then Ness has been involved in so many special days she has literally lost count!  

These days Ness’s feet are firmly planted in her floristry business – Nesst – and she evidently loves it.  This passion and enthusiasm extends to her bouquets, which exude her love and embody a timeless, authentic and elegant aesthetic. Her love and respect of nature is apparent and she strives to source seasonal flowers and foliage wherever possible. This care is reflected in her work and the end result is breathtaking, with all her creations emanating natural beauty and pure magic.

Nesst specialises in weddings, engagements, hen’s parties, private events and occasions, corporate events, baby showers, sympathy and workshops on the beautiful Gold Coast. For weddings and events Nesst’s services are also requested both north and south, covering Brisbane to Byron upon request.  Other services available are bespoke artificial and fresh flower crowns (popular for festivals, race days, family portraits and hens parties) and fresh floral displays for Gold Coast businesses.  

Here on the Gold Coast her creative genius was witnessed at Bam Bam Bakehouse, in Mermaid Beach, where Nesst provided stunning floral displays for over a year.  

Nesst is constantly flourishing and Ness is excited to announce a new offering to the Gold Coast community – Flower Deliveries! This is the next step in the ever-evolving journey of Nesst and the Gold Coast will most certainly benefit from this service.

Nesst’s portfolio is extensive and impressive with a long list of editorial features in magazines such as White Magazine and Hello May. Write ups in the Gold Coast Bulletin and mentions in Daily Mail and The Lane.

In addition to these, Ness has also been involved in many photo shoots featuring Nesst’s custom flower crowns and leis with creative labels and businesses such as: Rhythm, Dissh, Nine Lives Bazaar, Annake Swimwear, Valley Eyewear, The Freedom State and White Magazine, plus some rewarding charity work with AWL.

Ness’s vision is to continue to make the world a better place one flower at a time, holding gratitude in her heart for all that has come to fruition and enthusiasm for all that is yet to be born.  Watch this space as Ness and Nesst continue to reach new heights.  

Words by Carley McGee - @carleymcgee_creative