… specializing in Weddings and Events in Dubuque, Iowa, and surrounding cities in the Tri-State Area
Why choose HandPickd?
We’re a design team creating outside-the-box fresh designs for all types of special events. Our goal? To create stunning designs that will never be forgotten! We’re fun, enthusiastic, and devoted to making sure your vision comes to life in our floral artistry. We take tremendous pride in what we do: You’ll be 100% taken care of from the moment we meet until the day of your event and you’ll find that time spent with us is fun and fresh! We look forward to working with you and designing for your special event.
Meet the Designers| Dubuque Florist
With more than a decade of floral design experience, an eye for detail, and a passion for bringing unique ideas to life, Mari's mission for her clients is this:
"At the end of the day, I want them to have an unforgettable experience! And truly, I get as excited as they are to see their Big Day become absolutely magical."
With a work ethic that could politely be described as "tireless," Mari Sterr works endless hours to assure that her contribution to every event is perfection. One meeting with her and you'll understand that what she does is more than a job ... it truly is her love.
Hillary's artistic inspiration comes from her love of life. With her whimsical personality, her drive for creating is the fuel behind her unique designs … striving for that “wow” factor in every design! Hillary’s expectations of her work:
"My goal, from the moment we meet a client, is to get them excited about their flowers as much as we are. Watching their excitement and joy grow as we discuss and plan their event is infectious. The happiness on our clients’ faces when we deliver their perfect bouquets and designs for their event is so unbelievably rewarding! Designing is my passion and joy!"
Hillary Koetz loves what she does! She incorporates that enthusiasm and knowledge of the trade in every creation she designs for her clients. She holds a B.A. from Clarke University and has more than a decade of floral design experience.
What our clients are saying …
Hillary and Mari were able to make magic out of a budget and a vision. We were beyond happy with our wedding flowers. My bouquet was exactly what I dreamed of … and they were just a joy to work with!
—Melissa Michaelis Mattingly | Bride
Mari and Hillary were so great to work with! They created a Pinterest board for us to share ideas back and forth and they were always very responsive. All of the bouquets, boutonnières, and centerpiece arrangements turned out absolutely gorgeous and were exactly what we had imagined! We received so many compliments on how beautiful all of the flowers were. We would HIGHLY recommend Hand Pick’d to anyone!
—Sarah Parr | Bride
Hillary and Mari did a beautiful job on my wedding flowers! The centerpieces, garland, bouquets, boutonnières and ceremony flowers came out perfect. Working with Hillary was so fun and easy … they really made my vision come to life. Can’t thank you guys enough!
—Katie Marie | Bride
I can’t begin to describe how beautiful my flowers were for my wedding. I knew from the moment I found them on Facebook that it was meant to be. They brought my ideas to life, were incredible to work with and were very fairly priced. I would recommend them over and over again to anyone looking for a florist! Thank you so much for making my day everything I hoped it would be!
—Kelsey Miroux | Bride
Mari and Hillary made my wedding floral dreams come true! Our bouquets and boutonnières were more perfect than I could have ever imagined. They really went above and beyond! Peonies, roses, ranunculus…what more could you ask for?! When I first met with Mari to discuss the vision of our wedding, she promised that she would give me something soft, fluffy, and romantic, and they did that and more! I received so many compliments from our wedding guests about our flowers being the most beautiful they had ever seen. Thank you so much for the beautiful flower arrangements and helping to make our wedding day the best day ever!
—Carissa Gilligan | Bride
You ladies were absolutely amazing to work with! Highly recommend working with you to all future brides!
—Jessica Kemp | Bride
Thank you for all your excellent work ladies! It was a joy working with you two and we couldn’t have done it without you! Your work was absolutely beautiful!
—Megan DeNure | Bride
You were both above and beyond what I could have expected! My jaw dropped the moment I saw my/the girls bouquets and when I saw the reception space! My dreams came to life! Thank you X 100,000!
—Lauren Ruggio | Bride
Absolutely loved all of the bouquets for our big day! You guys did such an amazing job! Thanks so much!
—Ashley Jones | Bride
You guys did amazing! 1000x better than what I ever expected! Thank you so much!
—Mallory Corbett | Bride
Hillary and Mari, thank you both for making Mal’s floral ideas a reality. Your design work was so creative and well done!
—Julie Heller Vogt | Mother of the Groom
I just wanted you guys to see the fabulous work you did for our wedding.
The two of you are so amazing and talented and I would recommend you to anyone!
—Jessica Bandy | Bride
I want to say THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU a million times over again for my absolutely beautiful flowers! The flowers for my wedding were everything I hoped for … and so much more. You do amazing work and are so talented, and I’ve enjoyed working with you both from the very beginning.
Thank you for helping make our day so special! I will never be able to thank you enough!
—Amanda Ambrosia (Lange) | Bride