Welcome. I'm Gretchen, owner and head designer of Sunkissed Blooms. Those who know me say I am easily characterized by my sunshine spirit, caring heart, and loud laughter. By day, I am a therapist. By weekend, I design, plan, and coordinate weddings and events. Apart from my professional pursuits as a therapist and business owner, I enjoy playing with my dogs Ollie and Brady, traveling, exploring new places for Sunday brunch, and cheering on my UK Wildcats. My favorite authors include Brene Brown, Jeff Brown, and Glennon Doyle. Let’s grab coffee and chat if you want to know more about me personally!
An arts and humanities general education course requirement began my history with floral art. I received collegiate floral design courses in Floral Design and Advanced Floral Design from the Plant Life Science Department at the University of Kentucky. Additionally, I took a course in Hospitality and Event Management at the University of Kentucky. Throughout my 6 year undergraduate and graduate career, I designed and coordinated many University of Kentucky events.
After graduation, I launched Sunkissed Blooms. Once, a small floral boutique, has now become a full wedding design business, servicing hundreds of weddings over the past 3 (almost 4) years. Although I may be determined, there is only one of me. Thus, it is important to note that I wouldn't be able to make my clients' dreams come true without my incredible team. Sunkissed Blooms maintains a quality team of design associates and planning associates that represent various collegiate backgrounds including business, communications and design. Every service provided guarantees the presence of a head designer and 2 or more associates to ensure seamless execution. It has been such a joy to provide wedding planning, creative management, and floral design for events of all scales. I look forward to all that's ahead, including the opportunity to work with you.
Gretchen and her team were absolutely amazing! I was satisfied with everything throughout the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone in a heart beat! -Nikki S.
I was lucky enough to have Gretchen as my florist. She is so detailed and cares deeply about her work. She puts flowers together like art work! I would highly recommend her to everyone I know. -Elyse B.