It was a warm day in August when I entered the world. My father has been heard to say that every life decision I have made is not one that he would have predicted . . . well, that’s me! All my life I have enjoyed flowers, nature, and people. My design style incorporates a lot of natural elements along with higher end garden flowers.
I have over 20 years of experience in planning all levels of events. As a former Army officer, the details involved in event planning aren’t overwhelming, but anticipated. I have owned the flower shop Every Bloomin’ Thing in Iowa City since March of 2019. Before owning the business, I was a part-time floral designer. I have a public relations degree from the State University of New York at Oswego and am a graduate of the Floral Careers program at Kirkwood Community College.
Although not a native to Iowa, I have grown to love this tight-knit community where my family is growing and putting down roots. Our business is family owned and operated and has been for 50 years here in Iowa City. Let us put all our experience and creativity to work for your special event.
I love the challenge of bringing other people’s visions to life. As a lifelong crafter I have always been drawn to creative solutions and activities. Becoming a designer was an easy, natural fit. I attended Kirkwood’s Floral careers program where I received formal training in both event planning and floral design. Both of my parents own their own businesses so I grew up learning the importance of individualized customer service and attention to detail. I love living out in the country and caring for all my plant babies when I’m not making wedding dreams come true!
What I love most about event planning is being able to see an event from meeting with clients to hear about their vision to the creation stage and seeing it all the way through to the end. You can’t help but form friendships with your clients as you meet, plan, and then enjoy the event together. With experience of planning over 30 local events I look forward to planning yours!