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Elena Borg

  • Tepee Sauvage
  • Flower designer
  • Hossegor, France
  • Master Artisan
Elena Borg Flower designer
French, English, Italian
By appointment only
+33 665784805
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Walking on the wild side

  • • Elena belongs to a new generation of flower designers
  • • She launched her studio after living in Australia for one year
  • • In her arrangements, she mixes modern and wild elements

There is a turning point in everyone’s life. For Elena Borg, it was the year she spent in Australia after studying communication, press and graphic design in France. Living abroad gave her the opportunity to discover herself. When she went back home, she still didn’t know that she would become a flower designer, but she soon realized that she would rather work by herself with nature and creativity than in an office. One year later, her atelier Tepee Sauvage was born. Elena took a course to learn the basis of floristry, then she attended many workshops both in person and online, learning from French and American floral designers. Today, Elena specialises in weddings and events, both in the Landes region where she lives, and the surrounding regions.

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Modern love arch

A modern arch built on a column and used for a photoshoot. It’s made of a mix of fresh and dried flowers: anthurium and roses, achillea and palms, some ruscus and orchids. Natural light and white linen bring out the flowers’s colours and shapes.

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Modern love arch /2

The second and smaller piece of the Modern love arch arrangement. This one has amaranth added to anthurium, roses, achillea, ruscus and orchids.

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Dried flower bouquet

A dried flower bouquet of banksias, pampas, amaranths and bougainvillea in neutral tones, elegantly arranged in a vintage ceramic vase.

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Wedding Asymetric arch

A modern wild arch for an indoor, late-summer wedding ceremony in the south west of France. It’s made of a mix of fresh and dried flowers arranged on a metal support, in neutral tones with a bit of greens, and peachy colours like orange and lilac.

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Florals in the studio

A bohemian composition of dried flowers and fresh carnations, arranged in a very peculiar vase and photographed indoor, at Elena Borg’s studio, with a green back and artificial light.

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