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Floral Design
As floral designers our watchwords are versatility, personalized attention and flexibility.

"I'd like to compliment the handpicked vase for the marvelous job they did in creating floral centerpieces and decorations for the 2014 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night dinner and opening. The arrangements were creative, appropriate and very beautiful. The dinner centerpieces in particular garnered many compliments. The company was great to work with—responsive, organized and efficient. I would highly recommend them."

Diane B., Decorations Chair, 2014 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night
We have enjoyed designing arrangements for weddings and bridal showers, corporate luncheons and private dinners as well as major D.C. events like the 2014 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night.

What distinguishes us? We offer for rent floral vases, props, and accessories

"I was so thrilled to meet Shelley and Nancy personally and professionally! Without them I could not have held one of our first large floral design workshops; it was a huge success. And they did a great job assisting with floral design and installation for Urban Petals events including The Kennedy Center Honors President's Luncheon, the Mark Twain Prize dinner at the Kennedy Center and the Honor Award at the National Building Museum. You'll be in great hands with them!"

Sarah von Pollaro
Owner, Urban Petals
compatible with traditional, transitional and contemporary designs. We will meet you at any point along the spectrum of floral services. If you want to rent our vases and do the flowers yourself but are unsure of what to do, we can teach you how to arrange them. Would you like to give a party where everyone goes home with self-made arrangements? We can lead a workshop. Of course, we can design arrangements and install them at your event or in your lobby, retail store, or restaurant.

"Working with Shelley and Nancy was a dream. Not only were the flowers perfect, they made the whole experience so fun and easy. They knew exactly what I wanted after only a few conversations and pictures. They designed the centerpieces, buffet arrangements and bouquet for my wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in D.C. My friends and family still talk about how beautiful my bouquet was months after the wedding. Big thanks to Nancy and Shelley for making my wedding so beautiful!"

Alexis L.
What turns us on? Shelley gets excited by the huge variety of floral colors and textures that can be combined in unlimited ways to create different moods and styles. Nancy is passionate about the originality of each arrangement created with basic design principles. She loves when our compositions produce smiles and fresh visions of nature's beauty.

In essence, the handpicked vase offers options about how you want it involved. Nancy and Shelley will help you make your event special and distinctive, cost-effectively and with ease.
Please enjoy the samples of our floral design work on the short slide show below and in the banner above, as well as on other banners on this website.
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