Katie and I have been kindred spirits and floral friends ever since we worked together at a charming little flower shop in Mill Valley. Our conversations were easy and I really admired her wild unexpected style. She is a self taught floral designer and has a style like no other I’ve ever worked with. I learned a lot watching Katie and when I began working with my own clients I hired her as my lead designer. I will never forget the time she asked me “What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t working on events every day of the week?” I just giggled and replied that I would probably be tucked into a warm almond latte pouring over a book on floral design.
Or better yet, I wanted to actually attend one of those fabulous flower workshops I see floating around my instagram feed. The idea of just playing with flowers inspires me and reminds me that I love, love, love what I do and I need to make time to create for no other reason but to play.
Whenever a juicy workshop pops up… I immediately check my calendar and nope! I’m booked. So when I discovered the Studio Mondine ladies were hosting a small workshop at their studio in San Francisco (and I had a little down time) I quickly reserved a spot on their list. I’m so glad I did, it was such a wonderful experience! They were meticulously organized and the flower selection was pristine. I loved their creative process and design ideology and I honestly learned a lot during the workshop.
Connecting with other creatives and flower enthusiasts was such a joy and I loved their curiosity about working in the industry. But most of all I loved being a wallflower quietly observing them carefully working through their new techniques immersed in the playful flowering world of Studio Mondine.
"More people gave compliments about the floral pieces than any other aspect of the wedding event. They were simply perfect."
"they were simply perfect."
Not only did I absolutely love her work, I also appreciated her energy, honesty, and professionalism.
"Honesty + professionalism"
"Her artistic sense is flawless and the way she paired different colors brought what we dreamt of into life."
"...Artistic sense is flawless"