Known by many as ‘The Flower Girl,’ one of my greatest passions in life is simply, flowers! Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, I was fortunate to live in an environment that allowed me to spend time outdoors taking in the natural beauty that surrounds the region. Adding to this love for the outdoors, were the many days spent in the fields of a family owned wildflower nursery. Spending time with the native flowers of North Carolina allowed me the luxury of learning the fundamentals of horticulture and instill a love for all things natural at a very early age.
Fast forward a few years... following a two year apprenticeship under Peggy, the very talented floral designer for the Eseeola Lodge in Linville, North Carolina; I was offered the position following her retirement. Accepting the role as Floral Designer for the resort has opened many doors and presented many wonderful opportunities to meet an array of artists. Spending time with these talented individuals has helped develop and hone my unique style. Also this position has given the good fortune of continuing my education among travels to many wonderful locations including, Belgium and the Netherlands. I owe a great deal to the designers who opened their hearts and studios along the way. Many of the techniques which they shared are present in each of my arrangements to this day.
I personally want to thank you for considering Callista Designs for your next wedding or event. I look forward to working with each client to not only create a beautiful and memorable event but also build a friendship. The world of flowers is a friendly community surrounding one common interest, "Beauty." My team and I look forward to creating beauty with you!