Lauren is the owner and designer of Flower Mill. She never stops working or dreaming of the next big thing, striving to inspire others through her creativity and ambition. After earning her Interior Design degree, the search continued for a fulfilling career that could challenge her and use design on a daily basis. Using the inspiration from her surroundings in nature and a true passion for art, Lauren found her artistic medium while attending The American School of Flower Design in Milwaukee. With wedding and event design as her main focus, she continues to expand her knowledge and grow the business by attending floral workshops and educational courses around the US.
Lauren got into the wedding industry as an assistant photographer. She loved being involved in the couple’s wedding day and making an impact with her outgoing personality. After 4 years of being an assistant, she was deep embedded into the wedding industry and there was no turning back. She needed more. Lauren has always enjoyed photography but really wanted to do something hands-on where she could create and deliver with her own calling. After intense schooling and an overwhelming passion to succeed, she soon realized the answer to her question all these years, she was meant for this career.
Within just one year of business, Flower Mill went full time as the demand for organic wedding floral has drastically inclined. Lauren learned how weddings work, the timelines they require, and is now able to understand floral design both through the customer’s eyes and the camera lens. She has learned how important it is to create romantic, timeless designs that will remain stunning even when you look back at a photo from years ago. Finding her fit in flowers was the greatest escape from “work” and has become a beautiful lifestyle.
Flower Mill is an environmentally conscious design studio based in Appleton, WI and available for travel world wide. Creatively recycling and re-purposing containers, vases, and vessels, it is our mission to give you a one of a kind floral arrangement. Stems and leaves are composted to help keep the earth beautiful. Flower Mill uses the freshest, quality product available from local farms, foraging materials when seasonal and stunning designer floral from area wholesale companies. Lauren continually experiments with unique textures, tones and types of floral to offer her customers the best service possible.
Lauren truly believes what sets her business apart is that she creates her pieces with love and intention. She takes the time to listen to her customers and their needs. Floral design is a passion and a lifestyle. Customers are not just a number or a dollar sign, they are the heart beat of any business and she strives to create a comfortable relationship with them. Most of our client base has turned into genuine friendships, particularly all of our brides!
All fresh materials are personally selected by our designer to ensure the quality, color and texture, not just delivered to our doorstep. All fresh materials are looked over before purchasing to ensure customers are receiving the most beautiful and fresh product for their wedding or event. All designs are custom, created each and every time based on the customer's personal style, requests, and budget.
Investing in your wedding floral is priceless. Your custom designs will be in every photo from your special day and it is important they are timeless and stunning. Each year, Flower Mill accepts 25 - 30 beautiful weddings that are compatible with Lauren's design and vision. She truly believes in quality over quantity and making an honest connection with her customers. Being a staff of one, and occasionally an assistant on larger set-up days, Flower Mill only takes on one moderate wedding or two intimate weddings per weekend. My studio is closed to the public during wedding and event weekends to ensure our customers are receiving our full attention.