5 Talented Local Florists to Follow

Escape the winter blues—or should we say grays—with some very pretty petals.
floral arrangement

A few years ago, a friend invited me to join her for a multi-week course in floral design. We both enjoyed creative hobbies and beautiful things, so I agreed to join her. During my very first class, I somehow managed to snap a twig into my eye, interrupting the entire class by having to flush it out repeatedly at the emergency eye wash station. 

I finished out the course with a newfound appreciation for the art, though I wouldn’t be quitting my day job anytime soon. My friend, however, eventually did just that and is now one of the talented local floral designers featured below. Though each has their own individual style, they all nail the romance and whimsy of garden-inspired looks with their designs.

I encourage you to escape the gray skies of winter (studies show that exposure to flowers boosts positivity and reduces stress!) by scrolling through some examples of their work and considering one of them for your next special occasion or event.  Trust me, it’s best to leave this stuff to the professionals. Your eyes will thank you. 

Isibeal Studio, @isibealstudio

With an education in visual art (she attended the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and graduated from Herron School of Art and Design where she concentrated on painting, printmaking, and art history), Autumn Keller has an incredible talent for somehow taking what is already naturally beautiful—think colorful berries and creeping vines–and translating them into a floral masterpieces.

Knox Floral Designs, @knoxflower

Born and raised in a small Texas town, Keatha Courchaine grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs. Today she continues that tradition as owner of Knox Floral Designs where she focuses on her passion for weddings.

Pomp and Bloom, @pompandbloom

Combining her passion for nature and her education and talents as an artist (she attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City), Gina Martin traded in her paintbrushes for blooms with her business, Pomp and Bloom. Based out of Columbus, Indiana, her work can be seen at events across Indianapolis and southern Indiana.

RK florals, @rkflorals

Feeling burnt out by her job in public relations, RK florals owner Robyn Harder decided to try her hand at floral design, an art she had long had an appreciation for and enjoyed as a hobby. Through self-teaching and training with both well-known local and international designers, she’s quickly become a sought-after local florist for her garden-inspired arrangements.

Woven Blooms, @wovenblooms

In addition to creating beautiful floralscapes, Woven Blooms owner Lauren Brown also uses her work to make the world a better place by donating 10% of profits from each wedding to a local animal charity of the client’s choice and by taking an eco-friendly approach to her work by limiting floral foam and composting waste.

Leslie Bailey is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Indy Maven. Her birthday is two days after Valentine’s Day and she loves fresh flower arrangements. This is a reminder to no one but her husband.