Independent Florists in Northwest Arkansas
By NWA Daily | Published August 21
Stems by Em is an independent floral studio that has been serving NWA for 7 years. Emma Ripplemeyer enjoys working within the Northwest Arkansas community. “I love the ability to create something fresh and infused with personality with a client”. She comments on the talent in this “little corner of Arkansas”, saying, “There is a true sense of community over competition, and it's so refreshing!” Emma also donates flowers and services to Canopy, the local refugee resettlement nonprofit, and decorates for their yearly fundraisers. From throwing a casual dinner party to upscale weddings, Stems by Em focuses on the individual client to create the perfect floral design for any occasion.
Cindy Stevenson has dreamed of becoming a florist since her earliest memories. She owned Zuzu’s Petals and Gifts for years and served the Northwest Arkansas area with daily arrangements, weddings, events, and design studio classes. She has recently made the shift from shop owner to independent, focusing on gardening, flower growing, and more. Cindy is a cultivator of floral design, saying, “I dreadfully miss the team and family we have always created in the shop. I love teamwork and individual creativity and loved watching students blossom and take liberty in the art”. Check out her Instagram to see advice on growing, dinner party and personal floral design, and more.
Jess Matlock with Darling Blooms has a passion for creating floral designs for others to enjoy. Darling Blooms uses their personal garden and works with local flower growers to create “elegance and playfulness on your wedding day, your home, or your workspace”. They use “garden-style floral arrangements with a touch of whimsy flair” in their designs, focusing on the personal style of their clients.
Fleurish, by Hannah Taylor, is an independent floral design studio based in Fayetteville. Starting as a flower farm in 2017 that transformed into a floral design company that specializes in weddings with a little bit of a “Secret Garden” touch. Hannah is entirely self-taught with a flair for unexpected, bold, and unique designs. From traditional weddings, micro-weddings, adventure weddings, elopements, and more, Fleurish is ready to “tell your love story in flowers”.
Looking for fresh picks? Check out these local growers!
- Mount Olive Farms
- Sol Flower
- Natural State Flower Farm
- Gardenia Flower Farm
- Maypop Flower Farm
- Windmill Garden
- Janet Bachman at Riverbed Gardens
Explore other flower options in our guide: 5 Unique Flower Shops in Northwest Arkansas
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