Meet the Designers | Dubuque Florist
We’re a Dubuque florist … a design team creating beautiful floral designs for Dubuque weddings and events … in our city as well as the surrounding Tri-State Area.
Every year we look forward to wedding season for two reasons, the brides and the blooms!
We do not settle for anything less than perfection. Our designs are cutting edge and we desire to exceed expectations and wow clients with lasting impressions. Our artistry will make sure that the bride’s vision comes to life.
These very creative Dubuque florists look forward to working with you on your special event.
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 nature. Add her own whimsical nature and what you get are totally unique creations ... like the final placement of a bloom in a design that gives it that Wow Factor. Hillary explains her approach:
"My goal, from our very first client meeting, is to see a client's smile of appreciation or — even — tears of joy after seeing the designs I've created just for them. Creating breathtaking bouquets for the special moments in our clients' lives is what it's all about!"
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 …
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
Perfect and beautiful!
There is nowhere else to go for flowers for your daughter’s wedding! HandPickd could not have done a more perfect and beautiful job. We just loved-loved-loved all the flowers … especially the candelabras after the candles had burned down a little bit … the room was just beautiful.
The girls are also so fun to work with!
-Lisa Wetzell Schlachter | Mother of the Bride (Jamie Schlachter)
Passion and love!
Mari and Hillary, are you ever able to pick a favorite bouquet? I’m sure you can’t!
Your passion and love can be seen in every single flower and arrangement. Keep the pictures coming … they are wonderful in every way! Stress flies away when looking at them!
-Kathy Rupp | Mother of the Bride (Erin Rupp)
You guys did such an amazing job with our wedding flowers. Thank you very much! Hillary and Mari, you two are flower masters!
- Neil (and Sarah) Potter