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all in the details

Fearrington offers more than beautiful gardens and reception venues, we also have dedicated teams that are exclusively available to Fearrington weddings and events. Mary Stevens and the team of Fearrington floral designers are solely dedicated to one thing – bringing each events personality and style to fruition. They bring an intimate knowledge of every Fearrington venue and in-depth understanding of what each season brings.

Whether your idea of the perfect day includes casual gardeny arrangements or formal flower walls, we’re happy to work together with couples and families to strike just the right balance!

Fearrington’s principal floral designer Mary Stevens is proud to be included among the ever-talented pool of Chapel Designers. Over the years she has cultivated many friendships and working relationships within the industry… not only with local growers and vendors, but reaching coast-to-coast, as well as Holland. Our team’s depth of experience and knowledge, our true enjoyment of the process, and our love of flowers will ensure your wedding flowers fit your vision.

“Mary, it is hard to find the words to properly thank you for the incredible work you did for our wedding. I am in awe at how you were able to take my vision and create an absolute dream space – everywhere I looked was another amazing detail! You were an absolute delight to work with, I had so much fun planning with you and I’m sad it’s over! Thank you for the careful attention you put into everything, and for your bright, happy, and loving energy. It was felt in your work and so appreciated to have around.” – Fearrington Bride, May 2017

If you’d like to see more floral design from Fearrington, follow Mary on Instagram and check out our Pinterest boards!

Meet Our Floral Designer

Mary Stevens, Principal Floral Designer

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Mary grew up in a large family with eight siblings. Mary recalls picking violets and buttercups from her grandmother’s garden at a young age and making arrangements in tiny vases. Mary’s early years in a vocational school led to working in flower shops and garden centers. After an unfulfilling interlude into the corporate world, she came running back to her true love – flowers! She has been a part of Fearrington’s floral team since 2001.

Kind Words

Mary, thank you so much for creating the most stunning flower arrangements for [our] wedding day. You took all of our thoughts and ideas and brought them to life in a way that totally exceeded expectations. The bouquets and boutonnieres were beautiful and I was blown away when I saw the arrangements at the luncheon, ceremony and reception - not to mention the thoughtful flowers you left in my suite. You are simply amazing and so fun to work with. We can't thank you enough.

Mary, you are simply lovely. Thank you for putting all the beautiful touches on our wedding. What's crazy is that I really had very little idea of what I wanted. I just knew I liked green and white. Yet somehow, you reached into my brain and interpreted my blurry dream into decor of a fairytale. Truly, Mary, your vision is uncanny. Thank you for your kindness and artistry.

Mary, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the gorgeous flowers for our wedding. I gave you so little information, I was amazed that you were able to arrange the flowers exactly as I had envisioned. The color and texture were perfect! It even had thistle, which was on the invitation my mom designed for us (she used the flowers from the countries of our ancestors - Honduras, Ireland, Scotland, Puerto Rico and Cuba).   We were able to take some of the flowers to my parent's house on Sunday, which my mom loved, and we even ran into the woman who came to reclaim the flowers. It was great to hear a little more about what they do. We had the most amazing day, and I cannot tell you how many compliments we got on every aspect of Fearrington. Jorge and I can't wait to come back and we plan on spending many anniversaries there.

Gilda and Mary, thank you both, and all of the staff at Fearrington, for helping make [the newlyweds'] wedding day beautiful. The coordination from the wedding, to the reception, to their exit was perfect. Everyone enjoyed the 5k run and brunch - it was a great way for people to meet before the wedding. The flowers were gorgeous - I only wish we had enough room in the car to take them all home with us. The food was delicious as was the cake. Finally, the patio with the market lights for dancing and the fire in the fireplace made the night perfect. Thank you for all for you hard work to make their day beautiful.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything you did to make Megan's wedding day so special. You and your team were amazing!! The flowers, bouquets, arch-everything was perfect!! I hope you were happy with the arch-we were thrilled it turned out so beautifully. Exactly what Megan wanted!   God really blessed us with a perfect day. I am so happy that we chose the Fearrington for Megan's wedding. We all have great memories and some beautiful pictures. So thank YOU again for all your hard work.

Thank you so very much for your guidance and support and encouragement during the planning of [our] reception. You have given me the greatest gifts --my own confidence that everything will be comfortable and beautiful for our guests and my parents!! We can't wait to get there tonight!

Gilda, I just want to thank you for everything. The attention to detail was amazing. Please thank Mary for me, she does know her flowers. They were beautiful! The food was also amazing and everyone commented on how great it was! So all in all, it was the best party ever!

"Gilda, Mary and Katelin, I wish to extend my sincerest thanks to each of you for making our daughter's wedding such a beautiful and memorable day. Each of you worked so hard to exceed our expectations and to capture her vision for her wedding day. Every detail was so well planned out which allowed the day to go so smoothly. Our guests have raved to use about the venue, flowers, food and outstanding service! I know this is a busy time of year for you by not once did we feel you were too busy for us. You clearly love what you do and are good at it! We would not hesitate to recommend Fearrington to anyone considering a wedding there! Thank you for all that you did to make our weekend truly amazing!

Mary, we enjoyed such a delightful Thursday afternoon with you in your flower shop!  You were so kind to give us so much of your time and share your expertise ~ all of which put us totally at ease. Thank you so much! It will be breathtaking to see those magnolia boughs and gorgeous flowers everywhere and I am thrilled to dream about it on our daughter's wedding day.  We are so grateful to you for everything.

Mary, the flowers and decor were amazing! I knew the decor would be pretty but I didn't know it would be that gorgeous - you had me and all of the guests stunned. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort. I'm so grateful that such a talented florist designed my wedding! I am drying my bouquet and keeping it forever!!

Mary, thank you for helping to create such a beautiful and exquisite wedding reception for us at Fearrington! We absolutely loved working with you. The flowers were gorgeous, and we took some home to relive the experience a little longer! Thank you especially for the surprise flowers and spread awaiting us in our room at The Inn! It truly made this feel like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you for answering all of our questions and for your amazing work.