Finch & The Sprout is a full service floral design studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 2022 with one goal in mind: make people happy through the magic of flowers. Specializing in the use of luxury blooms, our design aesthetic is thoughtful and romantic with a touch of whimsy.
Your floral arrangements should give you goosebumps & make happy tears well up in your eyes, so let's make sure that they do.
I've always been connected to the arts and to Mother Nature. Maybe it's the Pisces in me. There's something about the sense of calm I feel when I see a beautiful river flowing in the Summer, the motivation I gain when I smell new blossoms on a tree in the Spring, or the coziness that falls upon us when you hear the sound of the leaves rustling in the Fall. Even watching the earth sleep through the Winter, inspires me to be still and to reflect. Appreciating Earth's beauty that surrounds us inspires me and my work. Her work is perfect by design, my arrangements are created to highlight just that.
Who's behind the bouquet?
I'm your florist, floral fairy godmother, & personal hype woman.
I graduated from Michigan State University with degrees in fine art & art education. I live and breathe form composition, color theory and the art of creating visual interest. After graduating, I made a hard pivot in my career and become a manager for a major fashion retail company.
After having my son, I realized I needed to make a change. Burnt out and uninspired, we packed up our lives and moved to Pittsburgh to start fresh and be near our relatives. I had spent my maternity leave focusing on what I loved and decided to risk it all for my family. And finally do something for me.
I BEGGED FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. JULIE GAVE ME A SHOT.
After moving to Pittsburgh, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.... work with Julie James Design. Julie had designed my wedding and literally moved me to Kim K ugly tears over how stunning it was. My wedding vendors were incredible. I wanted to be able to work along side people, who knew how to deliver not just an amazing design, but incredible customer service. So I went for it.
I officially submitted all my paperwork for, Finch And The Sprout, in February of 2022. After what seemed like 100 years, everything came back and we were the real deal. I remember wanting to jump up and down with excitement, but was also truly terrified of what was next. I knew I had a lot to prove, but I was more than ready to show the wedding world what I had to offer.
MY CUP WAS, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, FILLED.
Looking back at the crazy past few years and realizing how tired I had become from well... life. I've realized that sitting here today I have excitement in my bones, the energy to grow and drive my passion, and the confidence to finally be ME. Who knows where would have ended up if I didn't take that chance and risk it all to be forever surrounded by beautiful flowers.
Dawn Derbyshire, Araka Walker, Ian Santiago, Loren Demarco, Maria Palermo, Margaret James Photography, Kristi Telnov, Megan noll, Jess Vogelsang, Bridge Perspective, Caitlyn Neapolitan, Sky's The Limit, Liza Kirk, Ryan Zarichnak