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Photos by Sophie Epton Photography

Our Austin wedding florist spotlight series featuring the artists behind Austin’s finest floral designs continues with Kelli Rogers of Sweetwater Stems! Captured by wedding photographer Sophie Epton at Peached Social House, her arrangement is simply stunning. Read more about Sweetwater Stems and Kelli’s passion for floral design below, and stay tuned to the blog as we continue to spotlight more amazing Austin wedding florists.

About The Artist
“Being a floral designer has been a lifelong dream! I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a minor in business. While attending, I was fortunate to be able to learn from one of the best professors around, James Johnson, also known as “Mr. J.” I was very involved in the Student American Institute of Floral Design (SAIFD) chapter and traveled with a select few individuals from our team to national design competitions hosted by the American Institute of Floral Designers. I even placed in the Top 10 Bouquet Designs out of hundreds of students from all over the country! Being a part of that community really ignited my passion for floral design and gave me the tools I needed to start my own studio.

While the design planning process is fun, I would have to say that what I enjoy the most is seeing the joy on our clients’ faces! There’s nothing better than handing a bride her bouquet on the wedding day and seeing her eyes fill with tears of happiness because of something we created for her. It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to add a special touch to our sweet couples’ wedding days.”

About The Design
“I wanted to create a design that truly showcased our style! I chose a birch bark planter as a base and added blooms with a fresh and juicy citrus color palette. I incorporated blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus, protea, scabiosa and peonies. Using a variety of textures and bold colors really made this design pop!”

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