She's the queen bee and design visionary. She designs like an artist, not a florist. She's always been a maker, a choreographer of color, light, and texture; she has a 6th sense for transforming spaces.
She grew up building forts + secret nooks, and wants to
surround you in flowers, so you can feel their magic.
The braun behind the beauty. He knows the perfect knot to tie in any situation. Handy with all the tools, he is the muscle behind Mary Jo's inventive designs, ensuring that structures are sound and trustworthy and obey the laws of physics. Thanks to him, we show up with everything we need to install the floral magic.
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Lots of designers have a story like Mary Jo's, but none of them have an Andrew.
we all do better when
we all do better
Our mission is beauty, purpose, magic
We pledge Allegiance to flowers, soil, water
we lead with generosity
Isadora comes by her creativity and strong work ethic honestly, as the daughter of Mary Jo + Andrew. Flowers are a natural fit for her deep love of the natural and animal world. She's excited to develop her design skills on our team while concurrently attending college. Abundantly kind and capable, we'd jump to have her even if she wasn't related.
Jaime joined our crew in 2022, bringing with her a wealth of experience in wedding work on the East Coast. She's served couples on both the floral and the photography side; her keen eye and mad photo skills make her a key member of our team. And you'll not find a more capable or collected person on Day Of installations. We're so lucky to have her!
Andrew's eyes light up whenever Mary Jo says "I've got a crazy idea." He's the perfect guy to assess the space and figure out how to make it happen, while also making it look easy. As Mary Jo's partner of 25+ years, he's got a ton of experience helping to translate visionary ideas into being. Can you see why he's our secret weapon?!
Mary Jo got her degree in Fine Art and has been designing in multi-media ever since. Every job she's ever held has groomed her for this - learning color in frame shops, flower processing in floral shops, organization as an office manager, and customer experience + problem solving for a customer-first clothing brand. This is the job of her dreams.
we belive our employees are among our greatest assets.
excellent pay + work environment.
You thrive under pressure, keeping a cool head. Being organized and on time is your jam. You are always looking for ways to improve, even though you're killing it right now. Mindset is a game you like to play and win at. Even though working with flowers is sexy, you know it can be a grind at moments, like anything, and that excites you.
You're down for working weekends. You love rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty. You're kind and a glass half-full sort of person. You love to work quickly, but well. You love weddings. You want work that is purposeful and fulfilling. You like being creative, but happy to not start with a blank canvas. You have a keen eye for style + design.
Dog is our copilot - at home and in the studio. You'll find her casually lounging or riding on our studio carts.
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Before finding flowers, we raised sheep and Mary Jo designed yarn from their wool. See how magic has always been a part of our story! (along with some fantastical, tongue-in-cheek humor)
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