Allow me to introduce myself! I'm Amy, the owner of Flora Design Co. here in Kansas City. Flora specializes in serving Kansas City and the surrounding areas with beautiful, fresh floral design for weddings and special events. I've been working in the wedding industry as a florist for years and it is one of my great passions to bring modern and romantic floral designs to Kansas City, specifically! I love this city! I believe in it and I'm so happy to be planted here.
I'm not originally from the midwest, although I did live in Ft. Riley, Kansas back in the early 90's when my dad was still an officer in the Army. Even then I remember the giant sunflowers stretching high to the sky on the side of our house.
My family is from Virginia and I spent spurts of my childhood and all of my teenage and college years in the Old Dominion. I have a great love for the Shenandoah Valley and the Potomac River, as I spent many of my formative years peering out over that landscape. My Uncle's dairy farm nestled below the Blue Ridge Mountains and countless crew practices rowing on the rivers of Virginia have fused themselves into my DNA. If only I could move Kansas City closer to my family and the fresh sea-food my world would basically be perfect. But alas, the few times a years I can visit home will have to do. Otherwise, I'm more than content with the wide-open skies and constant gentle breeze Kansas City has to offer. Not to mention, it's where my little branch of the family has it's roots firmly planted.
My husband and I met in a van...as touring musicians (you thought I was gonna say "down by the river"). It was an almost instant connection that blossomed into a sweet friendship. Seven years later, we find ourselves married, still best friends and accompanied by the sweetest, little 2 year old you ever laid eyes on. The love, forgiveness, redemption and safety I've found in my relationships completely drives my view of the world and by extension, my vision for Flora Design Co. Apart from my respect and love for God, people are what matters most in this world, which is why when I meet with my clients, I don't want to only see a bunch of inspiration photos, I want to hear about their hearts and their stories. For most people, our loved-ones are the great treasures of our lives. And design can (and should) represent those deep values.
Design is in my blood, starting with two very posh grandmas, one an interior designer. Some of my warmest memories are from picking out wallpaper and fabric with my mom and aunts giggling and gabbing through the entire process. I love it all from fashion, to interiors, to flowers to architecture. To me, design is an external way of articulating an internal feeling. Design tells a story. Even as a Musical Theater Major, all my favorite classes ended up being my design classes. Learning about costumes, lighting and set-design was exciting and somewhere I thrived. I loved starting first with nothing more than a story and then seeing the process through to something you can stand on and wear. Believe it or not, designing for theater is not that much of a leap from designing for weddings and events. They both start with a story.
But if you really want to know the true Amy Loux, you will have to know that I have a deep and abiding love for pizza. If I could eat it every single day without weighing 10,000 lbs, I promise you, I would. I'm a firm believer that pizza works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can include all the food groups. It's portable. Thin crust. Thick crust. Frozen. Delivery. I do not discriminate.