At Willow Bud we create beauty with care, we cherish our brides  and we design our flowers to be as individual as you are.
Our brides are our inspiration and flowers our passion. We create incomparable, stunning one-off pieces that are timeless, full of living grace and ethereal beauty.
Ours is an ever evolving style that breathes new life into the classics, that builds on the contemporary through the understanding of the traditional and delivers only the perfect on your Sunshine Coast wedding day.

Willow Bud proudly services the entire Sunshine Coast region. From our magical Hinterland to the stunning beaches of Noosa, Mooloolaba and Caloundra.


We are a small team of dedicated florists with a wealth of experience, each bringing a thought, an idea, an inspiration to life for you to hold, breath in and delight in on your day.


Sandi Shankster

Owner | Lead Florist

Sandi's passion for flowers began at an early age when growing up on Phillip Island, playing florist as a young girl. The splashes of colour and fragrant blooms inspired Sandi throughout her career as a fashion and bridal designer in Sydney. Following her passion for creating in the wedding industry, Sandi left patterns and threads for stems and blooms. After completing her qualifications, Sandi began Willow Bud as a hobby from her home. Willow Bud has since been fortunate enough to grow from strength to strength and is now among the top-rated florists on the Sunshine Coast.

Courtney Browne


Courtney has a long-held fascination with flowers and her passion has recently  inspired her to change her career path. A Sunshine Coast local, Courtney embraces her time here at Willow Bud and has excelled as a florist. We're thrilled to have her join our ranks - she's a star! Courtney enjoys working with new flower varieties and being able to play with quality produce every day. The highlight for Courtney is working in a challenging and creative environment that lets her create something beautiful for our brides each day. A fully qualified masseuse, Courtney is always popular during wedding season as we start to stress over our creations. Courtney's also helps the team with administration duties, blogging and social media

Susa Wright

Senior florist

Susa is a passionate and creative professional florist with over 22 years experience in floristry. Her resume features some impressive work including working for; the largest flower wholesale company in Australia, 5-star island resorts and working overseas in London, France and Africa. Susa has created some amazing floral works of art for celebrities in the UK and Australia. And has owned and operated her own successful floral studio in Noosa for 10 years. Willow Bud is really blessed to have Susa as part of the team, we love her soulful kind natured spirit and the warmth and calm she brings to the team.