So Look Who’s Talking Floral Design…

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Petals & Leaves Florist- that’s who!

 

Petals & Leaves Florist is excited to join the blogging community! There is so much going on around our two Columbus, Ohio shop locations, and we are just tickled to share a real-life look into the day to day at P+L, and connect with our readers and customers on a new level! The Floral Design and Wedding Industries are constantly changing, and we believe that a strong focus on knowledge, skills, creativity, and good design are what sets us apart as professionals and as a small business. At P+L we strive to promote a thriving “creative culture” where brainstorming and inspiring each other in the design process are just the way we do things. As we take our first baby steps into the wide wild world of blogging, we felt that the best way to give you, our Cherished Reader, a peak inside our world would be to introduce you to the lovely ladies of Petals & Leaves.  We hope that as our blog grows, you will enjoy keeping up with us in all our adventures in floral design and wedding style in Columbus, Ohio!



owner designer

Dee Conrad owner designer

“Hi I’m Dee Conrad!”

“I am the owner, manager, designer, delivery person, and heck, head bucket washer just depending on the day! And I love every minute of it! I started this business in 1997 with a passion for good design and out of the box creativity, and have worked hard to see it succeed. I am a wife and mother of six wonderful children, so craziness is pretty much just another day in the life for me! As I see how our business has grown into two locations,  in Grandview and Powell, as well as new additions to our design team, I am constantly inspired by what is actually possible, and that’s pretty much anything!”

Dee Conrad 101:

Accomplishments:
Ohio Floral Association, Designer of the Year 2012, 2015, National Association of Floral Design, Designer of the Year 2015

Expertise:
Floral, Interior and Fashion Design, Event Planning, Painting, and Business

Family:
1 husband, 6 children, 1 (large)dog, 1 cat

The Conrad Crew

Favorite Flower:

Viburnum, Lisianthus, Garden Rose
Lisianthus-Minilisi-White-Double-3grose
viburnum

Favorite Colors:
Teal and Fuschia

Favorite Tv Show:
Psych or Walking Dead

“I’ve heard it Both Ways” – Shawn Spencer

Favorite Movie:

Braveheart or Overboard

Favorite Music:
Anyting 80’s

Favorite Food:

Anything Asian; Japanese, Chinese, whatever.

Alter Ego:
Celebrity Agent – I think I would be awesome at this

Dream Retirement:
When I retire I want to travel around the country eating at all the restaurants
you see on the food network.

Favorite Quote:

 “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it…” Henry Ford



Meghan Events Manager

Meghan Greek
Events Manager

Hi I’m Meghan Greek!”

“As the Weddings and Events Manager at P+L I absolutely love seeing a vision come to life! My days at the shop are FULL of conceptualizing and quoting events, meeting with couples and planners, and hand-crafting beautiful bouquets. Creating a one-of-a-kind event experience is all about the details, and I’m kind of a goddess at those! Using my skills, organizational awesomeness, and a lot of resourceful creativity to orchestrate the perfect day for a bride will never get old to me; so I will be sharing lots of fun wedding inspiration features, how to’s and tips, as well as trend forecasts and interesting ideas that inspire me and I know will inspire you!

Meghan Greek 101: 

Accomplishments: 

I have placed in various bridal bouquet design competitions 2012-2015

Expertise: 

Floral design – Bouquet design, Event Design, Wedding Consulting & Planning, Floral Management & Business,  Knowledge, Floral Coloring Artist

Family: 

I have been married for three years, to the love of my life and I am pregnant with our first child, Walker, due in June.  We have 2 dogs and 2 cats.

"Creating a one-of-a-kind event experience is all in the details" -Meghan Greek

Favorite Flower: 

peonies

Alaska Grown Peonies are our Favorite

Peonies, Lilacs, and Gardenias

Favorite Colors: 

Blush and Sparkly Gold

A blush and gold summer wedding at The Westin Columbus

A blush and gold summer wedding at The Westin Columbus

A Favorite TV Show:

The Office

Favorite Movie: 

Labyrinth with David Bowie, RIP

Favorite Music:  

Geezer rock like Journey, Bowie, Queen

Favorite Food:

Any kind of Seafood

Meg's wedding crasher in Cocoa Beach

Meg’s wedding crasher in Cocoa Beach

Favorite Place:

Either Cocoa Beach (Where I got Married!!!) or Captiva Island, FLA

Dream Retirement:

When I retire I want to open an oyster shack on a beach in Florida.

Favorite Quote: “I’m kind of a big deal” – Ron Burgundy



Sarah Floral Artist

Sarah Shaffer
Floral Artist

“Hi I’m Sarah Shaffer”

“I am a Floral Artist and Social Media Manager at Petals & Leaves, so I really get to experience a little bit of every aspect of the day-to- day activities at P+L. I can be found doing any number of things from designing daily delivery arrangements,, to working with interior designers for permanent botanicals to taking photos for the “gram”. I get to do a little of it all and I could not be more thrilled. The thriving “atmosphere of creativity” at P+L is something amazing, and I absolutely cannot wait to share it with you! I want to provide a window into our shop & industry with posts about trends in floral and interior design, tutorials and how-to’s for plants and flowers, horticultural facts and grower features. There is also a soft spot in my heart for “designing like you give a damn” so you will see lots of ways that designers are using their craft to make our world a better place!”

Sarah Shaffer 101:

Accomplishments:

CMA Art In Bloom 2016

CMA Art In Bloom 2016

Placed at Ohio Floral Association 2015, Columbus Museum of Art, Art in Bloom Participant 2014,2016

Expertise:

Floral Design, Interior & Graphic Design, Concept Sketching and Rendering, Silk and Permanent Botanical Design

Family:

Married one and a half years to my soulmate

Shaffer Wedding Hocking Hills 2014

Shaffer Wedding
Hocking Hills 2014

Favorite Flower:

Green Trick Dianthus

Favorite Colors:

Green, Olive Green, Cucumber Green, Spring Green…you get the picture

Favorite TV Show:

Game of Thrones (can’t wait)

Favorite Movie:

The Sandlot or Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Music:

Classic Rock or House Music

Favorite Food:

breakfast food is the bestest food!

breakfast food is the bestest food!

Breakfast Foods, basically anything with bacon and I’m in!

Favorite Place:

Bar Harbor, ME, or anywhere in Arizona

Dream Retirement:

To own and sail a charter yacht in the Carribean

with my husband, like a couple of kind of hotel proprietors/congenial pirates

Favorite Quote:

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without” -Cecil B DeMille