Blooms and Memories: Conversation with Stonekelly Events, Top Designers and Florists in New York City

  • Publication date: 12/17/2023
  • Updated: 12/18/2023

When you delve into the world of the most famous floral designers in New York, Stonekelly Events stands out like a fragrant rose in full bloom. We recently had the delightful opportunity to interview Jen Stone, the visionary behind this floral phenomenon. What began as a modest venture quickly transitioned with Jen recalling, "In a couple of years [I] bought out my original partner forming a new partnership with my Brother in Law, Marco Olmi." Today, Stonekelly isn't just a business; it's a heartfelt family affair. With three booming locations, it seems the sky's the limit!

Crafting Memories with Every Petal

The world of wedding floristry isn't just about arranging flowers; it's about crafting moments. Jen vividly described one of the most exhilarating parts of her job, saying, "Seeing the clients view the room or Tent for the first time is truly a high." Beyond the beauty of the bouquets and centerpieces lies the genuine connections formed. "The most memorable moments are when I speak with the mom of a bride a few weeks later... we know we will miss our phone calls and connection that we have formed over the 'birth' of such an event," Jen shared with a hint of nostalgia.

Personalized Designs for Every Event

But what truly sets Stonekelly Events apart? Creativity without bounds. When asked about her most unique arrangements, Jen enthusiastically shared, "I love when fruits and vegetables play a part, as well as unique antiques such as brass instruments or mini boxes that belong to the couple." As we step into 2023, personal touches, from one-of-a-kind vessels to thoughtful notes for each guest, are the in-trend. Jen advised couples to "Just keep looking at photos- but even of weddings- of travel, restaurants and their design, movies and their sets." A wedding design, after all, should echo the couple's shared experiences and dreams.

The Stonekelly Philosophy

In the bustling world of floral design, Jen’s philosophy remains grounded in simplicity and authenticity. Her passion is palpable when she says, "Seasonal anything." However, what really resonates is her approach to clients. She believes, "listening, really seeing what makes a client smile, is the key to making the decor that they love."

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