Flowers with Friends

After attending a gathering for friends in 2018 around flowers and fun drinks, Meg asked if I would host a private class in her home the next time I had a chance to visit Colorado. Earlier this month I made a trip down with my kiddos to visit family and see a favorite band play. I had a free morning and scheduled a class around mimosas and flowers with Meg and some of her girlfriends.

I choose a base of salal, boronia and forsythia and used a few roses and the season’s best ranunculus for focal flowers. We made arrangements, enjoyed some tasty snacks and talked all things flowers. Thank you for having me and capturing the fun! Ps - Meg is a pretty phenomenal photographer too!

Look like fun? Let’s plan a party! I love bringing people together around flowers. Classes for 4 - 12 people available - I bring the flowers and tools, you bring the friends and laughter.

Flowers for a florist

When I met my husband he lived in Wyoming and I lived in Massachusetts. It was 6 weeks before Valentine’s day. Weeks went by, hours were logged on the phone and as things progressed I told him he wasn’t allowed under any circumstances to send me flowers. You see, I was going to be buried in gorgeous blooms ordered by some discerning men for their lady loves in Boston and I knew anything he might be able order online would’t make my heart flutter. He’s a smart guy and sent me a box of the most incredible hand crafted chocolates from the very best little sweet shop in Sheridan, WY - The Chocolate Tree.

But sometimes a girl just needs flowers for her own table that aren’t leftovers or the stems that didn’t make the cut for a wedding. There are days I want to try a new product, or visit with an old favorite. A few times a year I add a bunch or two of beauties to an order to enjoy - just for me.

Poppies are a family favorite and we’ve got a big wild patch of deep orange oriental poppies in our front yard. For two glorious weeks they are a riot of color and people stop while driving/walking by to admire.

I don’t often use them in design work but sometimes they are irresistible.


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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