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 custom floral design studio that specializes in weddings and other celebrations. It brings me endless joy to create designs for each of my couples that play a part in the start of their lives together.
I put a sharp emphasis on collaborative work. I work 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 of my designs is uniquely inspired by seasonality, intricacies in color, and the movements of a landscape.
I am based in Denver, Colorado and will also be available for work in the New England area starting in 2019. I am available for travel to other international destination locations.
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 been unfailingly 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 through my work.
I am always excited about planning my next adventure. Travel is a way for me to recoup after a busy season but also fuels my inspiration. 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.