… 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 …
You ladies were absolutely amazing to work with! Highly recommend working with you to all future brides!
—Jessica Kemp | Bride
A joy working with you two!
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
Above and beyond!
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
Better than what I ever expected!
You guys did amazing! 1000x better than what I ever expected! Thank you so much!
—Mallory Corbett | Bride
So creative and so well done!
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
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