photo by Melanie Renee Photography
Hi! I’m Amanda and the handsome guy beside me is my hubby Matthew (he’s the one who brings all my grand ideas to life). When I’m not arranging flowers you’ll find me in my garden, reading a book, watching TV (most often ‘New Girl’ or ‘Schitt’s Creek’) or on a hike with our dog Winston (yes, he’s named after the ‘New Girl’ character).
I’ve loved flowers for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite memories as a kid revolve around them. From racing through the woods to find the first May flower with my mom and sister to plucking off snapdragon blooms from my grandma’s garden and using them as little puppets – flowers have always held a special place in my life. As an adult, this love of flowers has only grown. Birthdays, holidays, family celebrations – you can be sure I’ll be there with flowers in hand.
In 2009 I decided to take that source of joy and add some formal training. I earned a certificate in floral design and in early 2010 I opened Alluring Blooms. Since then I’ve traveled the world taking design classes to refine my design style and flowered hundreds of events both big and small.