MEET THE CREW
WHETHER YOU’RE PREPARING FOR YOUR BIG DAY OR BECOMING A FIRST TIME PLANT PARENT - WE’RE HERE TO help MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE MAGICAL.
Matthew Caleb is the owner and design leader for the company. Matthew has now 12 years in the industry. He started running around green houses at a very young age helping where he could a playing amount plants, this sparked a life long interest and rocketed him in a direction of design, beauty, and horticulture. At the age of 15 and a half he got a Job at Petitti’s Garden Center in Tallmadge, Ohio. He was hired as a seasonal help, but was quickly noted for an eye of design and plant knowledge by Mr Angelo Petitti. Angelo then moved him to stores to work under the head designers for the company, Michael Shaffer and Karen Barrows. It was here we he really started to learn installation, design techniques, and of course customers service.
Ethan has been working in the event industry for over a decade. He has over 150 weddings of expense ranging from intimate gatherings to formal military ceremonies. He also has years of experience in other event types including baby showers, first communions private anniversary dinners , lobster boils and girls night out for sororities. He has trained hundreds in the art of white gloved table side service and instructed over 6,000 in fine dinning etiquette. Ethan is now skilled in floral as well and loves helping our clients achieve the theme for any occasion!
Grant is our resident ceramicist as well as one of our floral designers. He has been working with clay for 12 years, studied Industrial Design, and has taught various ceramics classes including wheel throwing and hand building. His work exemplifies a wide variety of techniques and often incorporates elements of his drawings and his fascination with naturally occurring patterns. Grant’s lack of formal floral training coupled with his background in 3d design produce a non traditional floral style that places greens and negative spaces on the same pedestal as flowers
Kelsey is the shop seamstress. She made our lovely aprons which we also sell in store! You can find many of her products scattered throughout the space, and they’re identifiable by her use of vibrant colors and prints. She is passionate about small businesses and loves helping to grow Akron’s art and small business scene. Her 5 years of experience with alterations also gives her a unique perspective on the needs for wedding florals. She learned everything she knows about flowers here at the store and loves creating arrangements that are as unique and beautiful as our clients!