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Meet the Free State Flora Team!

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Come meet our team! Along with the CEO and Founder, Emily Forsberg, you will find our Wedding Manager, Arianna Jackson, and Digital Marketing Manager, Paige Van Metre, not far behind. While we all have our individual titles, we come together each week to make sure any weddings or events come out spectacular.

Each week the team is briefed on any events for the week and a game plan is created. While Free State Flora is closed to the public on Tuesdays, this is when the magic begins. Tuesday is when the shop receives the bulk of its flowers for the week. The day is then spent prepping all florals and separating them by wedding or for the shop. This is the team's time to make sure that when you walk in you are greeted with fresh smells and a gorgeous atmosphere! After all the flower prep is complete, the team splits off to start on their own individual duties.

Emily Forsberg - CEO

Our CEO Emily has created her own slice of paradise at Free State Flora! She is always there to lead her team to success. Emily spends her days creating beautiful floral art pieces. She guides her team in executing her vision for each event while still creating a space for personal creativity. Emily communicates with clients and easily brings them peace of mind about their vision. Emily uses her time bringing dreams to life with flowers. Free State Flora is an embodiment of Emily's heart and soul. Her love for her craft is poured into all she does and without her the team would be lost!

Arianna Jackson - Wedding Manager

Arianna, as our weddings manager, is who corresponds with potential brides, as well as current clients. Ari organizes consultations for our brides and tailors each meeting individually by receiving information through a questionnaire and any inspiration boards the client may already have. She then takes care to add all information and pictures to our software to begin creating a proposal that includes pricing and recommended florals to effectively create each vision! Ari is our go to girl to make sure we know what flowers and how many of each we need for your event. She has always been able to take any clients vision and make it a breathtaking reality.

Paige Van Metre - Digital Marketing Manager

For Paige, a typical day includes website updates, blog planning, and social media brain storming. Paige is working on her third month with the Free State team after graduating from Wichita State University in May and is ready to get to work! There are a few things on Paige's plate right now. She has just set a blog schedule for the shop, created a social media planning list, and takes care to keep the shop's website updated. Paige also assists the team in wedding and event prep each week. Overall we think Paige is a great part of our team, and we are excited to watch her grow!

We are pretty proud of our little team and all they have accomplished. Free State Flora works hard every week to ensure our clients are happy with any flowers they receive and creating a space that feels whimsical and beautiful. It always puts a smile on our faces to see you come in the shop to see us. So will we see you this week? We hope so!

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