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Hardcore Florist

Hardcore Florist is a unique unicorn of a business that strives to take a different approach to floristry. I am a one woman show and here is my manifesto: I believe in the reduce, reuse, recycle principle. I reject traditional flower shop nonsense such as using toxic chemicals to make things look pretty. I don’t soak stems in a nasty stem preservative nor use flower foam; the latter contains carcinogens such as formaldehyde, carbon black and non biodegradable plastics. I buy as locally as I can. I use my brain to think of new and exciting ideas instead of relying on the tired boring trends that the industry pushes out. Lastly, I believe in kicking ass and doing what I love.

I always feel honored and privileged to create arrangements for one of the best days of a couple’s lives. To be a part of a love story that is unstoppable and impalpable is magical. It puts a lump in my throat and punches me in the feels, every damn time. I heart it all so much.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Hardcore Florist was born because the traditional multi-bajillion dollar wedding industry bores me to tears with it’s white-bread-cookie-cutter blah-ness. They cram lackluster trends down your throat until you explode with homogeneity. To that I say: nah, be your damn selves. Incorporate what makes you warm and cozy, and screw the trends. I’m here to help you visualize your wildest floral dreams. I dork out over textures and colors and thrive on being challenged with out of the box requests.

My clients are some of the most wildly intelligent, hilarious and lovely bunch of people that I have ever met. They have a strong sense of self and don’t give a single poop what people think of them. Most importantly, I'm in love all types of love and believe that your celebration should be as unique as you are. Let’s dork out, together.

"Our priorities for floral arrangements were sustainable, local, and artistry and Kimberlee did not disappoint. The bridal bouquet was a breathtaking melange of succulents and the bouquets for the bridesmaids were simple sunflower arrangements.

Kimberlee is a consummate professional with good humor and exceptional talent. She is a delight to work with and her dedication to her craft is undeniable. She has my highest commendation and we're absolutely thrilled with her arrangements!" – Joy L.

Examples of my work

One of my rad offbeat brides was featured on the Offbeat Bride blog here. I created the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, and table centerpieces for this amazing vegan fiesta. If you look closely you can see me bent over a box of vases in one of the photos. The bride was a delight to work with.

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