The passionflower plant has fascinated me since the first time I saw it growing on a stone wall in Matera, Italy years ago. With it's wild tendrils and exquisite star shaped blooms, it has an other-worldly quality unlike any other flower I'd seen.
It inspires me because it's as beautiful as it is unusual, inviting you to take a closer look. The uncommon quality of the passionflower speaks to the design aesthetic that I love: textural, luxurious, and a bit untamed- incorporating unexpected garden plants, herbs, and blooms, arranged with a modern sensibility.
My arrangements are made to complement a gown, a ceremony locale, a reception hall, but are also made to be individual works of art...to delight the senses and infuse the tranquility of nature into a event.
I am continually amazed and inspired by the ephemeral beauty of flowers, and see each event as a chance to inspire others.
Susan Mcleary is the owner and lead designer of Passionflower in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a certified through the American Institute of Floral Design, as well as the Michigan Floral Association and is pleased to be a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book member. As a member of the Chapel Designers event florist group, she gets the opportunity to study with the most talented, esteemed florists around. Susan is also pleased to be a co-founding member of
The Bloom Florist Collective
in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bloom offers monthly floral design classes teaching current, intriguing design using exquisite designer quality flowers and foliages.
Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and blogs including: Hour Detroit, Flora, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The Knot Michigan, Metro Detroit Bride, Essence online, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, The Bride's Cafe, Somewhere Splendid, and Wedding Channel online.
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