Marie Grace started (un-officially) in the spring of 2002. My brother needed a last minute flower arrangement for his prom date. And so I went foraging in our dad's garden, snipping and pruning each stem of antique garden roses, wild flowers and foliage to create a romantic and textural bouquet. It was unexpected. It was new. It was wrapped in brown paper and tied with bits of leftover ribbon. It was everything I would want in a bouquet. It was nothing like what I had seen before AND, it was a picture of what was to come.
Shortly thereafter, I started a retail career at Nordstrom that would take me from salesperson to management in a very short time. I enjoyed working in a variety of leadership roles as well as the creativity I found in merchandising but something was missing.
One afternoon, in 2013 while visiting my parents home during a much needed vacation, my mom showed me an article from a recent Martha Stewart magazine on the Little Flower School in Brooklyn, New York. I loved the garden inspired look and naturalness of the designs. At the time I was soul searching and knew I wanted to use my skills and creativity in a different field. It was my mom who gave me a knowing look that said, you can do that too!
Five years and 25 weddings later, here I am! Marie Grace started officially in 2017 and is named after my middle name, Marie and my daughter's middle name, Grace (also my grandmother's first name).
It is now 2019 and Marie Grace is set to begin a new chapter. One filled with sun, sand and flowers. As our studio moves to a new state, city and home, we are bursting with new offerings bound to help you discover your love of flowers and plants! In the fall of 2019 I will start to offer weekly flower deliveries and a new A la Carte floral design in addition to our full-service weddings!
I am so excited for this new adventure! One of my most favorite things in the world is going to the flower market to hand select flowers knowing they will delight you and bring a touch of nature to your home, party or wedding! Each time I place a bouquet into your hands, it brings immense happiness to me and to you!
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Hi! My name is Carmen and here is our story!
IT ALL STARTED WITH PROM... let me tell you about it!