I chose the word "Helios" for many reasons. I feel that what sets me apart from most of my floral peers is my scientific background. "Helio" means sun, which has always been a driving force in my life as well as all life, in particular the plants that I work with on a day to basis. When I say the word "Helios" it feels light, airy, and bright, but also is rooted with an amount of technicality that makes it simply me.
WHAT I DO
Helios Floral is a wedding and event floral design studio that strives to create eye catching, unexpected designs while utilizing high quality blooms from thoughtfully selected sources.
With an emphasis on collaborative work, Keelia works with couples, wedding and event coordinators, and other creatives from the beginning of their planning process to curate a fresh style and atmosphere for their event. Each design is thoughtfully created with emphasis on inspiration from seasonal botanicals as well as each clients unique vision.
Helios Floral is based in Denver, Colorado and available for travel to special events and destination weddings.
My journey down this path to floral design started long before I realized! As a child I always enjoyed gardening days with family. I've always been fascinated by how intricately organized yet unruly plants can be and that is something that I try to consistently express in my design aesthetic. My educational background is in Biology, which will always propel me towards understanding plants and their processes at a level deeper than what we see with the naked eye. I hope to give my clients a peek into my experiences and the details that I see in the natural world.
I am always excited about planning my next adventure. Travel is a way for me to recoup after a busy season but is also one of the most sure-fire ways to pick up inspirational fuel. My hope is to be able to take Helios with me wherever I decide to go, and hopefully in return it will take me places as well. The next destinations on my wishlist are Morocco, Spain, and Mexico City.
On days that I'm not in the studio you can find me elbow deep in my garden or sifting through racks at the local thrift stores for treasure.