Calling all gardeners

Years ago I discovered a flower farmer and fellow designer from the Pacific Northwest. Located on a small farm (just two acres!) she and her family created some serious flower magic. Since then, her little flower haven has grown into a small empire and an inspiration to the floral design world. 

Erin and Chris of Floret

Erin and Chris of Floret

Erin from Floret Flowers has trained a new generation of flower farmers across the country and helped inspire the local and sustainable flower movement. Watching her chase dreams, share a passion  and heart for unbelievable flowers and accomplish incredible things in the last 6 years has encouraged me to do the same. 

In my dreams I would have an acre or two of my own to grow flowers for use in events in and around Sheridan, WY. Until then - I'm looking to build a community of people with a small patch of ground who love to have their hands in the dirt and like to share. 

I've found the gardening community here in Sheridan, WY to be vibrant and full of generous individuals. From offering advice, sharing plants and generously offering the bounty of their gardens they have blown me away. I've also noticed some spectacular gardens and beautiful flowers here in my wandering around town. 

I'm looking for a handful of individuals who want to try something new with me. Who are interested in building community, growing some gorgeous flowers and sharing them with our community. I don't have all the details figured out yet but I want to talk with you about it! 

If you're an avid gardener, are willing to share some ground and want to try something new, let's talk.  I can't wait to hear from you. 


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Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment - providing spectacular bouquets, lush ceremony back drops, centerpieces and unique personal flowers. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

Valentine's Day 2018!

Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

I'll admit - I've been dreaming about Valentine's Day flowers since LAST January. At the time, I wasn't sure what Whirly Girl Flowers could look like here in Sheridan, WY. After an incredible year meeting you all, sharing gorgeous flowers at classes and pop-ups, creating one of kind bouquets for some wonderful and trusting brides - I think we're ready to tackle this flower filled holiday together. 

While  I have a very soft spot in my heart for roses, I won't be offering a dozen red roses this year. I will be offering something romantic and fun, full of my favorite spring colors and high-end flowers. I'm asking you to trust me and your feelings and create something just for your love.  Need me to remind someone special not to forget? Drop me their email or phone number and I'll happily provide a reminder.

Offering pickup in Sheridan starting at 5pm on Tuesday, February 13 or Wednesday, February 14th. Details on pickup location to follow with order. Deadline to order is midnight on Wednesday, February 7th. Complete the form below to get started - I can't wait. 

Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment - providing spectacular bouquets, lush ceremony back drops, centerpieces and unique personal flowers. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

Winter & Spring Class Schedule

All of the gatherings I hosted around flowers in 2017 filled my heart to overflowing. Today I'm launching a few new classes for 2018. I'll bring the best flowers of the season from anemones to tulips, all the tools you'll need and a little inspiration for our time together. Bring an open heart, willing hands and a friend to laugh and create with and everyone goes home with a smile and flowers to enjoy for the week. Check out the classes page to see availability and sign up!

Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to each class. If you are interested in hosting a private class for a special occasion like a birthday, bridal or baby shower, graduation or other celebration - please let me know! I'd love to plan something just for you and the people you love. 

 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment - providing spectacular bouquets, lush ceremony back drops, centerpieces and unique personal flowers. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

 

A Christmas Class

Today I was joined by a lively group of women  - we ate scones, filled the room with laughter and made some beautiful centerpieces. Each unique and reflecting the maker.  We used camellia foliage (with buds!) juniper and mint for our greenery, gorgeous heart roses, red spray roses, white ranunculus and a sweeping spray of James Storie Orchids. These arrangements turned out lush and so fragrant.  

Last night I finished all my prep for the class and took a few little bits to make a fun and festive wreath/crown - perhaps my favorite one ever!

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I'm so looking forward to a 2018 and a new round of classes - who's in?? Here are a few pictures from our morning over scones and coffee at The Union at the Montgomery. 

The women I've met through flowers this year are a treasure and I am so thankful for each one. Their enthusiasm and joy in flowers is so good for my heart and I can't wait to meet more of you in 2018. Love flowers? Want more in your life? Let's connect

 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

2017 - A thank you

Three years ago this December I made the best decision ever - to move to Wyoming and marry a handsome man I met on an airplane. At the time I wasn't sure what would happen to my flower dream and Whirly Girl Flowers but I was willing to risk it all for love.

Captured by Aye Ribordy Photography

Captured by Aye Ribordy Photography

Last December, after a few big life changes (moving from Boston, getting married, buying a house, having a baby) I decided it was time to take the leap and introduce my love of flowers to Sheridan, WY and see what was possible. 2017 has blown me away and exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. It wouldn't have been possible without you!

I started with a series of Pop-up shops at Twisted Hearts on Main St. These monthly events gave me the opportunity to share my favorite flowers (hello roses and ranunculus!) while meeting lots of new flower friends. Pam has been an incredible encouragement this year and gave me a beautiful space to meet all of you! She's always willing to listen to my ideas and cheer me along as I reach for my dreams. She gave the best introduction I could have asked for in Sheridan, WY.  Did you stop by, say hello and pickup flowers? I am so thankful you did!

To my 2017 brides - you trusted me with a little piece of your wedding day and I'm so grateful for you. I loved meeting you, listening to your plans and creating something to accompany you on your big day. The best part of my job is handing a bride her bouquet and watching  her face light up with joy. The very first bride to book Whirly Girl this year is getting married in just a few weeks and I can't wait!  

Images provided by: BHK Imaging, Lexie McCrae, Alissa Ferullo Photography, and Virginia Ruth Photography

In a year of meeting new people and trying new things I launched a series of classes this November. Without a public space of my own I'm thankful for the partnerships I've built with local business and the opportunity to use great spaces at The Union at the Montgomery and Luminous Brew House for causal gatherings with friends and loads of flowers while we create arrangements.  Interested in hosting a flower party? I'd love to plan one with you. 

I'm looking forward to 2018 with big dreams; plans to learn more, create more beauty and build a community in Sheridan around flowers. If you're planning a wedding or a party or simply want to learn more about flowers- I can't wait to meet you. 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

 

Thanksgiving - a recap & Christmas class!

In November I hosted the first ever Whirly Girl Centerpiece class at The Union at the Montgomery here in Sheridan, WY. An incredible group of women came for the evening, shared lots of laughs, a glass of wine and created lovely arrangements to take home. While they all started with the same base ingredients, each one was completely unique and beautiful. 

Thinking back on my journey into flowers and this life full of beautiful blooms - I realized that the sharing and giving of flowers is a large part of why I'm here. The joy on someone's face when you hand them something beautiful or unexpected brings a spark to life. Whether it's a single perfect stem or a grand bouquet packed with flowers - there's a little bit of flower magic there and I want more of it in my life. 

I'll be hosting a special Christmas centerpiece  class over brunch on Saturday, December 23rd and I hope you'll join me. We'll make a festive arrangement and enjoy some of my famous scones while we work. Bring a friend or family member. Maybe you'll buy the class as an early gift for someone who prefers an experience and loves flowers. Sign up here. Class size is limited and registration closes on December 15th. I hope to see you there!

Interested in a private class with friends or co-workers? I'd love to chat with you. Use the connect page to start a conversation. 

Images provided by, Whirly Girl Flowers,  The Union at the Montgomery and Betsy P. 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

A Sheridan Wedding in Burgundy and Navy

These two lovebirds had the sweetest wedding with their friends and family here in Sheridan, WY,  with an outdoor ceremony at Cornerstone Church, pictures at Kendrick Mansion and dinner downtown. They incorporated hand-tied fly-fishing ties for boutonnieres and some of the brides favorite flowers. I helped plan and provided them with bunches of fresh blooms for their DIY centerpieces which their friends helped assemble into arrangements ahead of the wedding. The best of everything!

Incredible images captured by Virginia Ruth Photography

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

Thanksgiving Flower Class!

2017 has been the year of trying new things here at Whirly Girl flowers. As the year winds down we're launching one more new thing. 

Flower classes!

We're kicking off with a long and low arrangement for your Thanksgiving table. Come and enjoy  an evening with me - I'll have refreshments, flowers and all the supplies you'll need to create your very own masterpiece. 

Captured by Alissa Ferullo

Captured by Alissa Ferullo

This first class will be hosted at The Union at the Montgomery here in Sheridan, WY on Tuesday, November 21st. As a special gift, participants will receive an additional 15% off items purchased on the day of our class. You can find all the class details and register here

Stay tuned for future class announcements and send your class suggestions or requests my way. Interested in a private flower arranging party in your home? I'm your girl. 

All images by the talented Alissa Ferullo. 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

A Bighorn Mountain Wedding

When I heard about the party Sean and Anastasia planned in the Bighorn Mountains, I was excited to be a part of it. A weekend of fun with their friends and family, a ceremony near the river followed by dinner and dancing under the trees. 

They wanted florals to match the mountains in June - lots of texture, bursting with green and just a hint of color. After describing their vision, they gave me free reign to make something perfect for them. 

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Photography by BHP Imaging

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

A Story Book Wedding

These two lovebirds met in High School and were married on a warm September evening near Story, Wy. They wanted something wild and beautiful. Classy and fun. Dinner and dancing under the twinkle lights followed a ceremony in the meadow. Enjoy!

There are so many incredible pictures captured by the talented Rebekah Viola, I'm not going to apologize for posting so many. 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today. 

Making of: Whirly Girl's Wedding

Confession: I spent more on my wedding flowers than my entire wedding wardrobe. I had a broad idea of what I wanted my bouquet(s) to look like before the wedding. I think one word can appropriately define the flowers I arranged for our day - Wild. 

I picked the things that were peak for the end of June and trusted my new shipping wholesaler to send the best product available. Peonies, roses, dark scabiosa and eucalyptus. I cut twisty and long branches from the tree in my front yard and foraged a little rose for Nathan's boutonnière - . shhhh, don't tell the neighbors. 

Our photographer came over the day before our wedding to visit and hang out while I played with flowers and my sisters baked pies for our wedding lunch. I made two bouquets - one for our hiking and wood tromping and a more delicate one full of peonies for our ceremony. A collection of smaller arrangements lined our table at lunch. 

A Wedding in a Cloud

The day started early, a Thursday like most others. I woke up and got ready while the rest of the house slept in the early morning darkness. Nathan and our photographer - Christian Gideon - met me at the house at 6AM and we loaded clothes and flowers and snacks for the day into the rental car. After coffee and breakfast at our favorite cafe here in Sheridan (Red Velvet) we headed off to the mountain. 

We listened to music and talked about favorite artists and told stories on our way up the mountain while I finished my makeup in the car. My two giant bouquets overflowing into our laps in the back seat while the boutonnieres rode safely in the cup holders up front. Unconventional - yes. Perfectly us!

It was a little chilly when we stopped along the side of Hwy 14. Nathan grabbed his shirt and new jeans and trucked off into the woods to change while Christian and his cameras waited across the road and I slipped into my wedding dress in the shelter of the car. We didn't prepare for the swarms of mosquitos and before I even had my dress zipped I promptly smashed one on the front of my dress. Thankfully - it wasn't full of a recent victim and we got through the rest of the day relatively unscathed. 

Christian had picked a spot in the forest for our first look. While flying by on Hwy 14 it might not look like much but the tall pines, filtered sunshine and green carpet were lovely.  

The previous weekend we'd discovered a wild meadow full of flowers. On our way there a young moose came out of the river bed and startled us all. There was a moment of silence as we watched him nervously trot across the road and disappear again. 

We then headed back to our ceremony spot. Our families would be meeting us there in a few hours but we had some more adventuring to do. After putting on some lipstick and strapping on our hiking boots we set off on our wedding day hike. 

Yes, it is steep. Yes, I did it in my wedding dress. 

Yes, it is steep. Yes, I did it in my wedding dress. 

After reaching the summit, the clouds quickly rolled up the mountain side and surrounded it. Perhaps one of the more magical moments in our lives. 

We returned to the foggy parking lot in time to meet our families and say our vows in a meadow. Rather than the stunning views into the valley below we were surrounded by the fog. Like a blanket wrapped around us. 

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Photography: Christian Gideon Photography
Ring: Erin Jane Designs
Earring: Blue Hour Designs
Dress: BHLD
Flowers: Whirly Girl Flowers
Location: Big Horn Mountains, WY

Are you looking for a Wyoming mountain wedding? Happy to consult and plan your perfect day. 

 

 

A Fairytale Wedding

Shawn had big dreams for her wedding - a grand entrance, sparkles and plenty of pink. We met through our church and after years of admiring my work - Whirly Girl was one of her first calls when her dashing tugboat captain popped the question. She trusted me with her vision and with some collaboration, incredible local flowers and a little bit of bling, we made those big dreams come true. 

Turns out when I decided to follow my heart and move to Wyoming, Shawn took my position at Highrock Church. We had the fun of working together in those last few weeks which  gave me a chance to know her better and craft the perfect wedding florals for their big day. 

Our sweet and very talented friend,  Joanne Shih designed a perfect paper/digital suite to compliment the day. Dahlias for the reception were grown locally by the exceptional Five Fork Farms. 

Captured by: Lens CAP Productions

 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today.