Influencer: Julie Christina

After years as a horticulturist at private estates, this East Bay floral designer is shaping her own path


What is your favorite type of arrangement to design for a wedding?

I love making large statement pieces. From an arbor to a large-scale urn, it is very satisfying to go big and add some serious wow factor! At the same time, the couple is everything and nailing a bouquet or boutonnières is a top priority. You don’t realize how magic and special flowers really are until you feel them – they can literally raise your vibrational frequency and completely transform a space. Not to mention they will enhance those wedding photos that are a big investment.


If someone asked you to design a Rhode Island-themed floral arrangement, what would it include and why?

Something blue to capture the ocean, peachy pinks to highlight golden-hour sunsets, sandy shades capturing coastal vibes, and creamy whites of the historic marble architecture. Throw in a little beach grass for texture and maybe some berries for interest.


What are some of your favorite local businesses around Rhody?

When in Providence I love The Floral Reserve [a wholesale flower market and shop] and Bodhi Spa. Around the East Bay, I love the shops and dining in Warren; Newport Vineyards, Chaves Gardens, and Sweetberry Farm in Middletown; and Peckham’s Greenhouse in Little Compton. In South County, The Farmer’s Daughter in Wakefield.


When you’re not clipping stems and arranging blooms, how do you like to spend your downtime?

With my family; my two boys are my world. You can often find all of us in gardens! Making them, designing them, creating containers, visiting them. Gardens are the backbone of this company.


Learn more at; Instagram: @christinaflowerco


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