Flowers have always played an important role in my life. When visiting my grandpa for the summer he’d always have a fresh vase of lilacs in my room waiting for me. That intoxicating smell will always take me back there. He taught me all about holding buttercups under your chin and would always ask me to go shake the columbine stems to spread the seeds. Those flowers didn’t need me to spread their seeds but I felt so special when he gave that partnership to me. And then his son, my father, would have me pick our pansies each day and display them in little vases around our house because they were beautiful and because that was his job as a kid. It had made an impression on him and he wanted to share that. Flower jobs are in our blood, I guess. They got me down at dirt level, close enough to understand and really experience them, teaching me to commune with nature and I love them for it.
Later, in college I would go on to study art and horticulture and work in a greenhouse so basically when I wasn’t studying flowers, I was planting them. Covered in dirt and memorizing Latin names, a dream! They will forever connect me to the experiences and people I love and as a florist I try to share that love, respect and awe with you. Creating work that feels natural, fun and full of life.
My goal with Thorne Floral is to make your floral experience a happy and memorable one, to be attentive to your wants and needs and able to successfully convey the feeling you want for your wedding or event, those days that you’ll never forget.