Sustainability is important to us, that's why we choose eco-friendly products for our business and recycle whenever we can. All of the stems and leaves we don't use in our designs get composted weekly and we add that compost back on to the flower beds we use to grow our flowers.
We love our local growers and producers. Whenever possible, we source local flowers and materials from Illinois flower farmers and use jams and jellies from local orchards to flavor our icings. Grow or make a local product? Get in touch! We'd love to work together!
Growing Our Own
Growing is in our blood. Candice comes from a family of farmers and has a Horticulture degree, so any opportunity to grow something on our own is taken! Our yard is full of flower beds ready to be harvested for our next event. Want something a little different for your bouquet? Let us know and we can order it or grow it special for you!
We believe in giving back to our community and to the environment whenever possible. We frequently donate to local charity auctions and donate products to our local food pantry. Don't know what to do with your flowers after your event? Let us take care of redesigning them and donating to a local nursing home.
WHo we are
Hey there. I'm Candice. Most days you can find me either in my garden or enjoying an episode of Fixer Upper on the couch with my cat Reese sleeping nearby. I am recently married to my wonderful husband Stephen (meet him below) and we just made the move back to Central Illinois and are setting up base in Bloomington, IL.
I am a creator of textural, garden inspired floral designs and decadent desserts that evoke emotion and bring back memories. I serve people who are lovers of celebrations. Years from now, I want you think back to your event and be able to still appreciate how beautiful your bouquet was, or remember the wonderful fragrance of your fresh flowers, or taste how delicious the cake was that your groom smashed in your face. The memories from those celebrations are the ones worth remembering.
As a designer, I've been fortunate to have earned the designation of Certified Floral Designer (CFD) and Illinois Certified Professional Florist (ICPF). I've been featured on several wedding blogs and have had the privilege of winning several design awards through my state professional associations. An active member of the Illinois State Florists' Association and the Illinois Cake Exploration Society, education is absolutely my passion. On most Thursday and Friday nights you'll find me in the kitchen baking for my weekend events, while listening to some online webinar that is supposed to help me better my business.
Still here? Let's connect! Please fill out our contact form, because I would SO love to learn more about you and your event!
This is Stephen, my other half. On most days, you'll find Stephen either working on his latest hobby (currently paintball) or playing Call of Duty. The other lady in his life is our gorgeous Malamute/Husky dog, Ruby. Some days it's a toss up who the #1 girl in his life really is!
Stephen's official title is Delivery and Setup Master. He's the big guns to help load in large arrangements and the strategic driver to avoid a cake disaster on the way to an event.
As you can see, Stephen's a pretty goofy guy which is why I love him. I have a tendency to get a little overly excited during the lead up to an event, and during event set up. Stephen is always there to crack a joke and make it all a little easier.
Our business is absolutely a family business and we'd love to get to know your family and help you celebrate those special moments worth celebrating! Get in touch.