Lili Schaap is the owner and head designer at Floral Design by Lili, an Abbotsford based wedding & event floral design studio, also serving the greater Vancouver region.
Since childhood, Lili had always enjoyed working with her hands in creative endeavours, whether in painting, drawing, or crafting. An appreciation for flowers and plants and a love of gardening developed over the years into a desire to work with flowers daily.
Lili's career as a floral designer and stylist began in 2009 with the gift of Paula Pryke’s Flower School: Mastering the Art of Floral Design book from her daughter, Sarah. Seeing how gifted a gardener her mother was and appreciating her unique flower arrangements and groupings, Sarah gently encouraged her mother to take her talents to the next level.
With time, Lili honed her skill set into arrangements that are elegant, distinctive and rooted in the natural beauty of organic forms.
Her unique wedding flower arrangements draw inspiration from her background in art and design considering colour, texture and balance. Lili works with each client to combine their personal interests and style with her skills and vision, resulting in a beautiful setting for each wedding day. It is a personal goal for Lili to make a clients wedding dreams come true.
In her own words;
" Floral arranging is more than a job, it’s deeply personal, a daily concentration. Flowers are naturally beautiful, the movement of a vine or the raw beauty of a bloom, whether found in a greenhouse or growing wild in nature, motivates me to create designs, which inspire and excite my clients, and reflects my client’s personalities."
Lili is grateful to her beautiful daughter for helping her embark on this amazing career.