My path to Poppy actually started at The White House. I had a great job but was longing for more creativity in my life. I started volunteering in The White House Flower Shop, learning floral design from Chief Floral Designer, Laura Dowling.
Not long after I went all in. I left my job to join a major floral startup, and spent the next four years helping them scale to become one of the largest e-commerce floral gifting companies.
During this time, I got engaged. As I dove head first into designing and planning the florals for my own wedding, I was taken aback by how outdated the supply chain around wedding flowers was. Getting wedding flowers was so much more expensive and so much more frustrating than it should be. Ordering was hard, information about what to expect was limited, minimums were high and everything was really expensive. I wanted to change that, so Poppy Flowers was born.
As we grow, we hope you’ll join us in reaching toward the sun.