Hello and welcome! We are Kelly Shore of Petals By The Shore and Mary Kate Kinnane of The Local Bouquet, business owners and wedding event floral designers like you. In 2015 we met at a floral conference and instantly bonded over our love for locally grown flowers. Our relationship has blossomed over the years and amazing opportunities have come into our lives. From being the co-leaders for the annual First Lady’s Luncheon sponsored by Certified American Grown Flowers, to being co-presenters at the 2018 Slow Flowers Summit, we have been able to share our love and commitment for the “Field to Vase” movement with our peers.
Over the last four years, our own businesses have grown as well as our commitment to sourcing American grown flowers and foliages. In the early years of our companies, we both looked to our local growers and wholesalers but quickly realized that our client’s vision wasn’t always in-line with seasonality & the limited options. This left both of us feeling overwhelmed and frustrated and prompted us to investigate and explore other growers who could supply us with beautiful blooms and foliages 365 days, 12 months a year. What we found was breathtaking and empowering!
By adding these new contacts and connections to our weekly sourcing repertoire, we are now better able to serve our clients, no matter the season. We are both committed to sourcing from our local growers as well as from flower farms across the country, allowing us to diversify our work and our brands.
We are passionate about sharing what we have learned along the way and building a richer floral community in which each person feels welcomed, nurtured, and encouraged to grow their business confidently.