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Hi!  I'm Melissa, the owner and designer at Wild Arbor Flowers. I fell in love with flowers early on and although life has taken me across this country and back, I've found a way to work with flowers whenever I could. I feel lucky to have worked with studio florists and in flower shops on both coasts and in the middle!

Before starting my own business, I received professional training through the Michigan Floral Association and attended master’s workshops with the Little Flower School of Brooklyn and Francoise Weeks. I’ve enjoyed studio intensive trainings with Bloom Floral Design and Passionflower Events and am always looking for opportunities to collaborate with other designers. 

I love making and keeping connections with the floral community here in Ann Arbor, and I'm amazed by the camaraderie and kindness I've found among local florists. I'm proud to be a Chapel Designer under the guidance of Holly Heider Chapple.  I'm also excited to be sourcing flowers locally whenever possible through the Michigan Flower Growers' Coop.

When I’m not flowering an event, I can be found chasing my four amazing wonders who are growing up faster than I ever thought possible. 

Let's get together soon! Can't wait to get to know you so we can design something amazing for your special day!

 Photographer: Nicole Clarey
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Floral Photos: Nicole Clarey
Headshot photo: Amanda Dumouchelle