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FLORAL DIRECTORS

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DIANE 

MOUTON

FAT CAT FLOWERS

FLORAL DIRECTORS

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DIANE 

MOUTON

FAT CAT FLOWERS

Designer, Teacher and Floral Enthusiast, Diane is the owner and energy behind Fat Cat Flowers in the beautiful city of New Orleans.  In addition to running a successful event floral and design business, Diane is a dynamic part of the floral community fostering fellowship and collaboration through education, events and daily practice. 

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MEREDITH

COOPER

FORAGE FLORAL CO.

Meredith Cooper is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is the owner and founder of Forage Floral. Forage was started in 2018 after years of playing with flowers and using floral design as a creative outlet. As an ICU nurse who remains passionately involved in patient care, she believes that the beauty and joy gained from creating works of flower art are equally experienced in caring for people. Meredith hopes to use flowers as a means to love the community of Baton Rouge, and she specializes in every day celebrations, weddings, and finding beauty in ordinary things hidden in plain sight. 

COMPETITING FLORISTS

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

MICHELLE

PIERCE

The Sentimental Petal is a small floral design studio specializing in whimsical, personal floral designs for weddings and events in the greater Baton Rouge area. Team Leader, Michelle Pierce, is the owner and lead designer at The Sentimental Petal.  While she is a licensed florist, she considers herself to be more of “an artist who sometimes works with flowers” she is a lifelong learner who also enjoys fine art painting, jewelry making, costume and set design.

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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Berry Blossom Flowers

AMY

MARSHALL

Berry Blossom Flowers, located in Madisonville La, is a full service florist with roots that began and grew from a love of both nature and of wedding design.  The doors of Berry Blossom Flowers opened in June of 2015 servicing the Northshore daily and surrounding areas for weddings and events.  Over the years the design team has dedicated themselves to becoming industry leaders in floral design by receiving education from some of the best floral educators in the nation including Francois Weeks, Sarah Campbell- Angers, and Katie Davis.  Berry Blossom’s  work has been published in local wedding  magazines and is sought after for their ability to capture the feel of organic, timeless, whimsical design. 

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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OAK & WILLOW FLORAL DESIGN

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LUTE

Hi, my name is Paige and I am the owner/lead designer of Oak and Willow Floral Design. I'm located in Lafayette,La specializing in wedding and event floral design. I've been in the industry for 5 years now and growing. My favorite part about being a designer is the ability to push my creativity to the next level and to create something absolutely beautiful.

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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ROOT FLORAL DESIGN

MIA

SANDBERG

Root Floral Design was founded in 2012, by owner/designer, Mia Sandberg. Mia has a degree in Interior Design and after living in Dallas for 5 years, working in the design industry, she got the opportunity to move home and begin a new journey in Floral Design. What started off as a small little flower shop in a 250 sq ft building, quickly grew into a full fledged floral design business over the course of the past 9 years. She and her team continues to approach every design with passion and strives to achieve the highest quality product for every client. 

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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KD FLORAL EVENTS

KOURTNEY

LEBLANC

Owner and head designer of KD FLORAL & EVENTS. She began originally as a self taught florist. She loves a challenge involving installations and one of a kind statement floral arrangements. Kourtney prides herself on working one- on- one with each client to create a unique design that completes the brides dream vision. When Kourtney isn’t meeting with brides or arrangement one if a kind arrangements; she is either at work as a Critical Care Nurse or spending time with her husband Josh, and their dog Lena. Kourtney lives by the motto “dream big!”

THE SENTIMENTAL PETAL

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URBAN EARTH

ROLAND MONTEALEGRE

Phil McKinney & Roland Montealegre opened Urban Earth in 1997 as a small retail florist located in the lower Garden District of New Orleans. Our diverse team and range of interests in all forms of the arts, coupled with opportunities built upon our distinct sculptural & architectural approach to floral design, quickly gained attention and gave way to unimaginable opportunities in the events, wedding, & film industries. Now in our 24th year, Urban Earth offers a wide range of design, production & décor services from concept to clean up and everything in between. UE’s reputation for unique style and design is represented in all facets of our projects and we love every creative minute. Following opportunities may not lead you to where you thought you were going – but it sure makes for a fascinating journey – not only feeding mind & body, but also the soul.

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KIM STARR

WISE

KIM WISE FLORAL EVENTS

Born and raised in Upstate New York in an area that annually celebrates lilac trees, Kim Starr Wise developed an appreciation for nature at a young age.  Kim is a third generation floral designer her mother and great aunts, and her father who is a landscape designer; it’s only natural that she follow in their footsteps.

When Kim was 18 years old she moved to New York City to pursue her interest in fashion, floral and event design. For over ten years Kim worked for many of the top floral event companies in Brooklyn and Manhattan, giving her the ability to learn how to design, produce and execute high-end luxury events.

With over two decades of experience, KSW brought her talent to New Orleans and has grown into a multi-event production house but the message has always stayed the same. Whether it is a lavish wedding or a laid-back summer dinner party, the focus is to create memorable and breathtaking environments filled with exceptional beauty and detail.

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BRANDI

CHARLOT

BLUCID FLORAL

Beginning as an event planner was the seed that blossomed Brandi Charlot, internationally certified and licensed floral designer into more than just a “flower lady”. Her stance like a stem, and her hands petal delicate to the touch is what has grown and nurtured her love for textures and floral art. 

“I love to leave those with an experience--a touch, a feel, something they can see. While event planning is where I started, becoming a florist showed me how beautifully flowers can change spaces.” 

She is the owner of Blucid Floral, the first black-owned flower shop and design bar in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, where the local cultural art and vibe welcomes you,  but the smell of the roses make you stay –- and promise to come back. 

“I am an artist and I can tell a story through flowers.” Brandi, an open book in life and in business, is planting faith into her vision, watching it grow and sharing it with others.

A mother of three, a candidate for her Master’s Degree and a blooming business woman, Brandi Is a cascade of vibrancy, dimensions and expression—a true bouquet of her own.

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ERIC

FREDRICKS

Bee’s Wedding And Event Designs

I'm Eric Fredricks owner and lead designer of Bee's Wedding and Event Designs. My wife Carolyn is my behind the scenes partner in crime and CFO. In 1984 my parents and I opened the family business known as Bee's Flower Shop. Up until 2005 we were a full service flower shop. Since 2005 we restructured our business and went to weddings and special events only. We are located in Metairie, Louisiana. My designs have been featured in several local magazines, Martha Stewart Living, In Style Magazine and other magazines that are no longer in publication. I'm as compassionate about what I do today as I was almost 40 years ago when I was just a driver for a local flower shop. I guess you can say I started from the ground up.

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