an interview with Yellow Canary

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One of my favorite artists here in Cincinnati is Kristen from Yellow Canary. She is so talented and creative in her designs. This year it has been wonderful to work with her on so many fun projects!

When did you first realize you wanted to be a floral designer?
I worked in a floral shop in college part-time, but wanted to pursue art history as a specialty and teach or work in a museum. I did both for some time and ironically ended up working in the event department at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Being on the planning side of things made me realize how much I wanted to do the creative and visual aspects of events. And I love flowers–so it all came full circle.


What is your design training?
I have an MFA in fine arts (studio and art history) and also have a certification from FDI in Portland, OR for floral design.

What is your favorite part of a wedding?
When I can, I love seeing the bride in her full make-up, hair, and gown—seeing the amazing transformation! It is cool that a special glow can make someone so beautiful!


Where do you go for inspiration?
I get inspiration from so many places–nature, traveling, interiors, gardens, architecture, books, fashion…beautiful things. When something catches my eye I lock it into a corner of my brain.


What are your favorite upcoming trends?
I love the glamorous and classic trends that are emerging with weddings. Rich details and overall elegance.


Anything else you want to share with us? Exciting things are happening at yellow canary—stay tuned!


Kristen Sekowski
Yellow Canary

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