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FLORAL DESIGN

Floral Design

Inspired, Sustainable, Local, and Energy-focused with a touch of wild & whimsy!

As a sustainably-focused Floral Designer, my florals are created with the Earth, local environment + economy, and seasons in mind. I proudly source 90-100% of the flowers and foliage that I use from local growers + some foraging, with the balance sourced domestically (<1% of what I use is imported.)

I prioritize sourcing vintage, salvaged, thrifted & locally-made vessels, hardgoods, and decorative elements, and am a "foam-free" designer, using biodegradable, compostable, + recyclable alternatives.

"Leftovers" are dried, composted, or if the couple wishes, can be gifted to their guests or donated to local hospitals, senior care facilities, addiction treatment centers, or domestic-abuse sanctuaries, sharing the beauty of their flowers beyond their celebration!

As with all of my offerings, love is at the forefront of my creations. My work is for every couple –

no matter your race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, & beyond.

a bright colored floral arrangement
close-up of a poppy in a floral arrangement

My Floral Design experience is as versatile as my designs! I casually dappled in Floral Design academically through a couple of classes at the University of Rhode Island and Floral Art School in Los Angeles. Things really got serious between me and flowers, however, in 2019 when I began using florals and plants almost daily in my work as a Photo Stylist + Set Designer in Los Angeles. Upon my return to New England in 2021, I serendipitously connected with Weatherlow Florals where I became Assistant Floral Design Manager and was given the gift of being mentored by local flower-legend Phoebe Poole. Since then, I have flowered over 40 weddings and events from backyard soirees to Newport Mansions and have grown my skill-set, flower knowledge, and repertoire in ways I'd never imagined! In addition to flowering for the folks who book me, I also continue to freelance with other talented designers from all-over the country, as I believe deeply and whole-heartedly that we are forever students and gain so much when we connect in our craft and learn from eachother. Designing with florals has grown to be one of my favorite artistic practices and making expressive, beautiful, & whimsical things with them is a meditation in creativity for me!

Nicole, owner of Halcyon Heroine and a Floral Designer works on a floral installation on-site at a wedding.

PHOTO: JACLYN ALTIERI

Here's what clients have to say:

"I’ve been trying the find the words to thank you and I don’t think there are enough in this world!! My whole body & soul feels so full. Seeing you that morning made my heart soar, your presence made everything feel perfect. We are so thankful to have met you and for everything you did to make our wedding a dream! Everyone kept telling us how beautiful the flowers and drift wood arrangements were!! You have a talent & heart that radiates. You made us all feel so beautiful. Thank you thank you"

- Devon & Oliver

"We had an amazing team and your work was an amazingly beautiful part of our day. We loved the personal touch that you put into the work, and we could feel your well wishes. Thank you so so much for all you did and who you are. We will forever remember and appreciate this day and are so grateful for the part you played in that." - Kaitlyn & Jonathan

"Thank you again for making our wedding so incredible. The flowers were ABSOLUTELY stunning - completely surpassed my expectations. I got endless compliments on them." - Bre & Dylon

"I just wanted to THANK YOU for the absolutely stunning flowers on our wedding day. You completely captured what I was looking for and went beyond my wildest dreams! The bouquet, table and Sofreh flowers looked like works of art thanks to your arrangements. Countless guests said they were the most beautiful wedding flowers they had ever seen, and I agree! I wish I could freeze my bouquet and keep it forever. Thank you again for being so receptive, patient and creative with our vision and feedback. We will not hesitate to recommend your work to friends and family in the future." - Brittany & Cyrus

"You made my vision not only come to life but so much more!!! You are a gift to work with - thank you!"

- Julie & Andrew

"We wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for the incredible job you did with the flowers. The color combo was so spot on and the look was exactly as I imagined it. I received so many compliments on the floral arrangements. Everyone thought it was different and fun/whimsical in a way they had not seen before, while also being so classy and fitting for the setting. Lots of specific comments on the Chuppah as well!! I could continue to rave about the flowers but it's also worth noting how great it was working with you. From the moment we met, you were the consummate professional and I was able to really trust you. Given all the different vendors you end up working with on your wedding day, having someone I trusted and felt like they understood my vision was such a pleasure." - Danielle & Michael

"You absolutely KILLED IT!!! I mean speechless. The flowers and decor… STUNNING. Abby and I are so appreciative of your efforts. You really made the wedding beautiful. Thank you, thank you!"

- Keri, Mother-of-the-Bride

I am currently accepting bookings for 2024/2025 Weddings & Celebrations, as well as Editorial Projects, Photo Shoots, and Private Floral Design Workshops in the Northeastern U.S.

(RI, MA, VT, NH, CT, NY, ME)

My floral offerings include bouquets, wearable florals like boutonnières, corsages, combs, crowns + floral pet collars, arrangements big & small, installations of all kinds, and more!

Full-service event florals begin at $4,000 | Pick-up options begin at $500

To inquire about your date and tell me more about your floral needs, please use the form at the bottom of this page!

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Arrangements

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement in a neutral white and green color palette
a centerpiece arrangement on a reception table at a wedding

PHOTO: KEVIN TRIMMER

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement with anemones, lupine, ranunculus, and silene

PHOTO: JACLYN ALTIERI

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement with coral and pink dahlias, celosia, zinnias, and blackberries

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement in a purple and pink palette

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement in a neutral white and green color palette

 MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

an ikebana-style floral arrangement in a pastel color palette
a spring floral arrangement in pinks and purples

PHOTO: MADLY WEDDINGS

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

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PHOTO: CARRIE RODMAN

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

bud vase florals in vintage amber bottles

PHOTO: MADI CHESLOCK

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement with peonies and plenty of sprawling greens

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement on a wooden pedestal at a ceremony altar
bud vases filled with dahlias

PHOTO: WILL & D 

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a high-contrast photo of a foliage-heavy centerpiece floral arrangement

PHOTO:ALIXANN LOOSLE

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement in a white, blue, and green color palette

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

PHOTO: MOLLY LO PHOTOGRAPHY

bud vase floral arrangements on a teal runner

PHOTO: MOLLY BURNS

a wild and whimsical Fall floral arrangement in rich corals, oranges, and burgundy reds

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement of spring flowers
a colorful fall centerpiece floral arrangement

PHOTO: MEG HERIOT

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a simple fall floral arrangement with a rusty rudbeckia in a silver chalice
a wild and whimsical floral centerpiece arrangement in purples and pinks

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a wild and whimsical floral arrangement filled with colorful lade summer flowers like dahlias and lisianthus
a wild and whimsical floral arrangement of greens, plums, and whites, surrounded by, vintage amber bottles

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a mix of smaller colorful fall centerpiece arrangements paired with potted herbs

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

Personals & Wearables

a newlywed couple (woman and man) - the bride is holding a colorful bouquet and the groom is wearing a boutonniere

PHOTO: JEN BACCHIOCCHI

a newlywed couple (woman and man) with their dog (black lab) - the bride is holding a colorful bouquet, the groom is wearing a boutonniere, and the dog is wearing a floral dog collar

PHOTO: MOLLY BURNS

a newlywed couple (woman and man) - the bride is holding a colorful pastel bouquet and the groom is wearing a boutonniere

PHOTO: ALLISON BARRETT

a newlywed couple (woman and man) - the bride is holding a neutral bouquet and they are standing in front of a vintage red car

PHOTO: CREATED COASTAL

a bridal party of 5 bridesmaids wearing various shades of blue holding colorful bouquets with the bride in the center, + one bridesman with a boutonniere

PHOTO: MOLLY BURNS

a flat lay of 6 boutonnieres

PHOTO: MADI CHESLOCK

a pastel bouquet of pinks, peaches, yellows, and whites
a brown dog is wearing a floral dog collar made with bright pink peonies and strawberries
a bridal part of 4 women in mixed floral print dresses with a bride in the center, all holding floral bouquets

PHOTO: KEVIN TRIMMER

a bridal party of 4 women with the bride in the center, all holding floral bouquets

PHOTO: MADLY WEDDINGS

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

4 bridesmaids wearing chili red dresses holding colorful fall bouquets

PHOTO: NICOLE MARCELLE

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a colorful bridal bouquet with pinks, purples, and blue

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a close-up of a boutonniere with a purple pansy at center

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a bride is holding a beautiful bouquet and wearing a floral crown in a white lace dress in front of lush landscape

PHOTO: WOJ PHOTOGRAPHY

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a fall bridal bouquet of creams, burgundy reds, rust, and green

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a bride with 3 flower girls - the bride holds a red and green bouquet while the flower girls are wearing floral crowns

PHOTO: JULIA MONACO

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a bride and her maid of honor holding their fall bouquets

PHOTO: VICTORIA COSTELLO

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a fall bridal bouquet of creams, yellows, corals, peach and pops of blue

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a fall bridal bouquet

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a flat lay of a pink and red corsage styled around elegant stationary with red velvet ring boxes and gold rings

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a colorful corsage made with strawflower and celosia

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

two women stand smiling - one is wearing a floral wrist corsage

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a close-up of an orange, peach and purple boutonniere

PHOTO: JACLYN ALTIERI

two grooms wearing dahlia-centered boutonnieres

PHOTO: LAUREN HALVORSON

a close-up of a white, blue, and coral boutonniere

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

close-up of a neutral boutonniere on a navy lapel

PHOTO: LEXY PIERCE

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a close-up of an orange dahlia-focused boutonniere on a charcoal suit

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

four white and green boutonnieres

PHOTO: MARIA BURTON

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a bride getting ready in a mirror with her floral hair comb as the focus of the image

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a fall floral hair comb with burgundy, pink, and rust

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a pastel floral dog collar worn by a grey and white australian shepard dog

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a colorful flower crown worn by a young girl

PHOTO: GREGORY WIKSTROM

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a close-up of a bridal floral crown as a bride and groom kiss

PHOTO: WOJ PHOTOGRAPHY

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

Installations & Accents

two grooms kissing at an altar ceremony in front of a deconstructed floral arch

PHOTO: MADI CHESLOCK

a close-up of a floral arbor installation

PHOTO: JEN BACCHIOCCHI

a floral installation of ikebana pops with moss, stones, and candles styled on a sweetheart table

MADE FOR AFTERALL FLORALS

a floral ground installation of wild greenery with some pops of orange and white

PHOTO: MOLLY BURNS

a large floating floral cloud made with greenery, hydrangea, amaranth, and various wildflowers

MADE FOR AFTERALL FLORALS

a fireplace mantle decorated in greenery and candlelight

PHOTO: MARIA BURTON

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a sweetheart table embellished with jeweltone florals and candles

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a garland-like installation of greenery with some floral pops runs down the center of a long table

PHOTO: NICOLE MARCELLE 

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a botanical place setting marker of hydrangea and sea oats

PHOTO: WILL & D

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a floral installation build on a log in front of a lake
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PHOTO: KJ HELLIS

a garland-like installation of greenery and dried florals runs down a long table

PHOTO: WOJ PHOTOGRAPHY

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a couple (woman and man) kiss under a white wooden chuppah with green and orange florals installed along the top front and at the base

PHOTO: KEVIN TRIMMER

detail shot of green and orange florals

PHOTO: KEVIN TRIMMER

detail shot of florals installed on an arbor

PHOTO: JACLYN ALTIERI

a hexagonal arbor with two asymmetrically installed floral pops
two handmade holiday wreaths on the soft blue doors of a restaurant

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a round, single layer white cake with violas and scented geranium styled on and around it

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

steps adorned with pink and purple florals + vintage-style glass lanterns

PHOTO: MADLY WEDDINGS

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a two tier white wedding cake adorned with burgundy, cream, and plum colored flowers and greenery

PHOTO: JULIA MONACO

MADE FOR WEATHERLOW FLORALS

a three tier peach ombre wedding cake in the hue of a sunset, adorned with pink, coral, and rust colored flowers and greenery

PHOTO: KEVIN TRIMMER

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