I've always had an eye for design -- stemming from 4-H projects designing dresses with my mom at a young age. And, I actually originally majored in fashion design! But, I began missing the relationship I had with plants (growing up a farm kid in South Dakota & being VERY active in the FFA Floriculture program) I changed my major to horticulture & earned my BS from the University of Nebraska. GO BIG RED!
While in college, among other things, I studied floral design. Although I do enjoy breaking out scientific Latin plant names from time to time, I *try* to not nerd out too much about plants!
Prior to starting Platinum Petals, I managed greenhouses in the botanic garden world for over a decade & even won a national award being named the Young Grower of the Year - so, you can say that my thumbs are VERY green!
I love meeting new clients, learning about their story (and the DRESS), and brainstorming creative ways to bring their day to life. You'll know I'm especially excited about a particular idea when I start talking fast!
The best part about my job is the relationships that are formed and the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. Customer service is a #1 priority & I am dedicated to serving you in the best way possible. I never take the moments you've invited me into for granted.
A little about 'non-flower' me:
I've been married to my hubs, Brett, since 2012. We live in East Dallas.
I'm a big fan of college basketball, specifically the UNC Tarheels & you can find me yelling at the games each winter.
I LOVE live music. It gives me chills. I've lost track of the number of concerts I've been to, and only have a few bands left on my 'bucket list'. I secretly aspire to be the lead singer of a rock band. Best concert: 30 Seconds to Mars for the whole experience, Muse for the set design, and Foo Fighters for the music.
My fav color is purple. Like the super vibrant shade. But, I find myself buying lots of navy clothes.
One of my favorite things to eat is fancy salads (mostly when other people make them), but I HATE when my foods touch on a plate. And yes, that makes no sense.
I was super shy as a kid (and still an introvert now), but my mom made me participate in speaking events & acting, and I was actually pretty good. VERY thankful for that!
Now that you've learned a bit about me -- can't wait to learn about you!
Owner and Designer
BY THE NUMBERS
The year we had our first wedding
The number of times we've won The Knot Best of Weddings!
the number of weddings we've been a part of.
The most bridesmaids we've had in 1 wedding.
The number of boutonnieres we made for 1 single wedding!