Best Oaxaca Wedding Florist: Bu-ke Floral & Event Design

Nestled in the heart of Mexico, Oaxaca is a land of enchantment, where the vibrant tapestry of its culture and the warmth of its people create an atmosphere unlike any other. With a rich tapestry of indigenous traditions, an array of colorful celebrations, and a landscape showcasing nature’s wonders, Oaxaca stands as a captivating canvas for those seeking to exchange vows amidst beauty and tradition. There’s no better place to experience the magic that a Oaxacan wedding brings.

But what is a celebration of love without the adornment of exquisite blooms and the artistry of a talented florist? In this blog, I introduce you to the best wedding florist in Oaxaca. Let’s embark on a journey through the world of weddings in Oaxaca, with a particular focus on the essential role played by one of the region’s most esteemed floral artists, Alejandra Zárate, the creative force behind Bu-ke Floral & Event Design. With my expertise as a Oaxaca wedding photographer, I aim to be your trusted guide in crafting a wedding as unique and vibrant as the state itself.

Let’s dive into the kaleidoscope of Oaxacan weddings and discover how Alejandra Zárate’s expertise and Bu-ke Floral & Event Design can make your special day unforgettable.

Celebrating Love with Top Florist Bu-ke Floral & Event Design: Crafting Your Dream Wedding in Oaxaca

Picture this: You stand amidst the vibrant colors and traditions of Oaxaca, ready to embark on a journey of love and commitment. The air is filled with excitement, and the ambiance is a testament to the rich culture surrounding this enchanting Mexican state. With its lively traditions and cheerful people, Oaxaca is a place where love truly comes alive.

Setting the Scene with a Florist: The Heart of Your Event

Your wedding florist and event designer are pivotal in bringing your wedding vision to life. They are the artists who take your dreams and, with their expertise, turn them into breathtaking reality. Choosing a florist who understands your desires and has the experience and connections to source the finest materials is critical to ensuring your wedding reception leaves you and your guests utterly speechless.

Meet Alejandra Zárate: The Creative Force Behind Bu-ke Floral & Event Design

Alejandra Zárate, the visionary talent behind Bu-ke Floral & Event Design, has a decade of floral design experience. Her journey led her to The New York School of Flower Design in Chelsea, nestled in the heart of the New York Flower Market, where she honed her craft. With an unparalleled ability to design and create dramatic, elevated floral décor sets Alejandra apart. Her sharp eye for detail and boundless creativity and passion infuse every floral arrangement she crafts with a touch of magic. Alejandra’s designs effortlessly blend modern aesthetics with a traditional Mexican flare, creating a timeless fusion.

Bu-ke’s Style and Services: Modern Elegance with a Mexican Twist

Bu-ke Floral & Event Design specializes in modern aesthetics infused with a traditional Mexican twist. Alejandra offers various luxury services, including wedding florals and wedding event design, executed with meticulous attention to detail. What truly sets Bu-ke apart is their knack for elevating Oaxacan weddings with timeless arrangements sourced locally and from native artisans.

Capturing Oaxaca’s Essence: Artistry in Local Details

Alejandra captures the very essence of Oaxaca by incorporating local pottery, indigenous handcrafts, and native flowers into her designs. These organic elements, unique to Oaxaca, infuse your wedding with an authenticity that can only be found in this vibrant state. With Alejandra, your wedding décor becomes a living testament to Oaxaca’s rich heritage.

A Collaborative Spirit: A Photographer’s Perspective

As a Oaxacan bride and wedding photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Alejandra Zárate. She is not only open to but thrives on collaboration, whether it’s for bridal sessions, engagements, or proposals. Alejandra’s stunning décor translates seamlessly into authentic Oaxacan photographs that capture the spirit of the region. She truly is the best Oaxaca wedding florist.

A Visual Feast: Showcasing Alejandra’s Work

Raving Reviews: Words from Bu-ke’s Satisfied Clients

Frances Maya: “Working with Bu-ke was a beautiful, collaborative experience. She brought our wedding vision to life and added her amazing artistry to help us create such a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests!”

Megan Hallan: “It was a pleasure to work with Ale and Bu-ke when planning our wedding in Oaxaca. Ale was professional, helpful, responsive, kind, and of course, creative.”

Roxana Zarate: “Widely recommended for their professionalism, impeccable and fine taste, and commitment, the flowers were spectacular, they made my event unforgettable.”

Budgeting for Floral Elegance: Tips for Brides

Planning your wedding budget can be daunting, but allocating 8%-15% of your budget for flowers is a general guideline to consider. For example, for an average wedding with 100-150 guests, plan a flower budget of $2,400-$4,650. Discuss your budget with your floral designer in the initial consultation. Then, prioritize and achieve your desired aesthetic within your budget.

Sustainability & Sourcing: Bu-ke’s Ethical Approach

Alejandra’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond industry standards. She diligently sources locally and ethically, collaborating with local artisans and ensuring fair compensation across her supply chain and team. Her approach to sourcing and sustainability in one of the many reasons she is regarded as the premiere wedding florist in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Connect with Alejandra Zárate: Making Dreams Come True

You can contact Alejandra Zárate through her website: . Email at: Alejandra is a fantastic floral artist and one of the warmest individuals you’ll meet. Don’t hesitate to mention that I (Diana) sent you; she’ll welcome you with open arms.

A Floral Visionary: Alejandra Zárate

Alejandra Zárate of Bu-ke Floral & Event Design is the premier florist and event designer in Oaxaca. And arguably, all of Mexico. Her remarkable talent has been recognized nationally and internationally, with features in publications like Vogue and Frida Enamorada. Don’t simply take my word for it; reach out and discover the magic she can weave into your wedding. Your dream wedding awaits, and Alejandra will ensure it’s a cherished memory for generations to come.

Planning Your Oaxacan Wedding? Let’s Connect!

Hello! I’m Diana. A documentary wedding photographer with deep Oaxacan roots. Based in the USA, I travel frequently to spend time with my extended family in Oaxaca City and Ayoquezco. When in OAX, you will find me enjoying some homemade mezcal and quality time with my grandmother under our mango trees.

All travel fees waived to destination events in Oaxaca City and the surrounding central valley.

Have questions about planning your destination wedding in Oaxaca? Let me help! I’ve done it and would love to connect you to the very best in the Oaxaca wedding industry.  


Joy and Light Photography is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Servicing the local area of Fayetteville and the surrounding NWA areas. Often provides services for weddings across the U.S. and Oaxaca, Mexico. Specializes in candid, documentary style wedding portraits that are real, emotional, and natural.  Northwest Arkansas is home but available for travel worldwide.