A few words about Flowers by Liz
In 1989 I left the flower shop where I was lead designer to start my own business. I wanted to be able to work from home and also always be there for my two daughters. It was a busy time with some long days but it gave me the flexibility to make my own hours. I'm proud to say I never missed a field day or special school event. Now they're all grown up...and Sarah helps me organize and deliver the larger weddings.
My family has roots in the floral industry for generations on both my Mom and Dad's sides. There were tulip growers in Holland in the 1800's, florists in Stockholm and the USA, landscape designers and cut flower growers here on Long Island. Most recently a wholesaler in Aalsmeer Holland and a floral grower, designer/book author in England. So you could say the floral industry is in the genes. No wonder I grew up to love flowers!
I attend various courses and high level design classes here and abroad to keep up with the latest trends and styles and to continue improving my ability to do the best job for my clients. I have taught floral design in New York City and plan to start teaching soon right here in my Sayville studio.
My passion is making things beautiful and making a bride's vision of her wedding day flowers come to life in a way that not only meets her expectations...but exceeds them. I personally oversee every detail from start to finish to make sure you are more than happy.
At our consultation I will sit with you and help you choose flowers that reflect your unique personal style, even if you're not sure what that style is ! My goal is to use the freshest flowers possible and so use locally sourced whenever I can. I will help you choose the perfect flowers to suit your budget with honest, helpful advice and years of experience and knowledge...without being pushy!!
My own cutting gardens provide you with a unique and abundant selection of seasonal flowers and foliages that include peonies, dahlias, garden roses, hydrangeas and much more in colors and shades not always commercially available. It's very important to me to be ‘green’ and so I grow them using organic methods. My flower coolers are powered with solar energy and my beehives help with pollinating the flowers. I am a member of ASCFG (Association of specialty cut flower growers) and proud supporter of the ‘slow flower’ movement which supports locally grown flowers.
Being a freelance florist specializing in weddings and events means I do not have the day to day constraints of running a shop and so can give your event the full attention it deserves.
I look forward to meeting you!