Our Thistles Wedding & Event Design Staff is proud to offer you 50+ years of floral experience to bring your vision and dreams to life and we pride ourselves on the ability to work within ANY budget. Walk through the planning process with our full-time Wedding Coordinator, Maggie, to help you pick the perfect details for your day. Whether your wedding is one for the ages or quaint and cozy, we would love to provide you with beautiful blooms to make your memories a little sweeter.
All photography provided by various photographers - click the link in the box to learn about about each photographer and connect with them today!
A fourth generation gardener, Maggie's passion for flowers is more than just a job. As a child, one of her earliest memories is visiting the local flower shop and taking a seat in the flower cooler smelling all of the wonderful fragrances and enjoying each bloom. Her career in the floral industry didn't start with designing. Like so many florists, her job started by scrubbing buckets and driving the store delivery van. During her first year of college, she took a job as a floral designer in Orange City, Iowa and it was from there that this was her calling.
As of now, Maggie just completed a 3-year term as an Executive Board for the Iowa Florists' Association (the youngest ever elected), is an accredited Iowa Master Florist, is a double major in Business Management and Marketing through online classes, contributes to floral education courses across the state of Iowa, and has consulted on education programs around the world. In 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Maggie was selected to decorate Terrace Hill, the Governor's Mansion, as well as the Governor's and Lt. Governor's offices for the Holiday Season.
"The greatest moments and some of my favorite floral arrangements come from getting to sit down with couples, learn about their story, and work little reflections of them into the flowers we choose. The Brides I work with are one-of-a-kind and they deserve florals that match their individuality! There's nothing like setting up a wedding, dimming the lights, and revealing the results to the Bride - her face and reaction is why I do what I do - for the joy and blessings for all of life's blooms." - Maggie Milby IMF (Iowa Master Florist)