I’m Kristine, founder and owner of Flowers by Kristine. The start of my floral journey began when I walked into a local flower shop to order a boutonniere for my date to a high school dance. I remember thinking to myself, this is what I want to walk into every day when I go work. A place just like this, filled with nature’s beauty and the incredible smell of fresh flowers.
Flowers by Kristine is based out of Champaign, IL and services all of central Illinois. I earned my degree in Horticulture from the University of Illinois, apprenticing at a couple different flower shops while I was in school, and I fell a little bit in love with Champaign in those four years. I feel at home here and I put roots down when I started my business in 2012.
Design is my passion. I feel so fortunate that I am able to be creative with a product that is already so beautiful. I design in a wide range of styles based on what resonates for each bride individually. I love hearing about each bride’s vision and seeing it come together on her wedding day. I love that each week is different because no two weddings are the same. And when I hand each bride her bouquet and see her huge smile and her eyes well up with tears of joy, I couldn’t possibly be happier than I am in that moment.