Julie Hockney, Owner
Julie is an accomplished interior designer in the Omaha Area offering her services through her company, julie hockney design, inc. Her love of floral design has grown over the years but her real passion for flowers happened after she planned her own wedding! As time went on, she often found herself offering floral design services to her clients as a finishing touch of a newly designed space, or for their own weddings and special events. She dreamed of starting a floral studio to help her clients celebrate these important moments in their lives. She is excited to announce ‘A Floral Design Studio’ to the Omaha area, as an addition to her interior design company.
Whether it’s someone she’s meeting for the first time or a faithful client, getting to know each person and what they love is the joy of her career. Having the ability to create exquisite design that each client will love is what she strives for on every event. She understands that a successful design is not one that follows rules and mimics her own style. Instead, successful design is one that truly showcases the personality, vision and requests of her clients.
- Favorite Color: Green
- Favorite Flower: Bells of Ireland
- Favorite Pattern: Stripes
Mark Griffith, Designer
Prior to joining the Bouquet design team, Mark had worked as a floral designer for 19 years. He started out in the floral industry as a delivery driver, while he put himself through college. He slowly learned more about floral design, while in the shop and was eventually promoted from driver to part time designer. It didn’t take long to realize how much he loved creating with flowers. So much so that he decided to follow his passion for flowers, instead of working as an engineer after graduating with a Civil Engineering degree!
Most recently, Mark worked with brides as owner of Shamrock and Thistle, a wedding floral studio. He is excited to offer that same level of service and creativity as a part of the Bouquet design team. Mark’s favorite part of floral design is color theory and combining flowers into different patterns of color and texture. He is interested in creating moods, mimicking emotions, and communicating ideas with flowers. Each wedding or event has a unique vibe and Mark loves to help create that vibe with flowers.
- Favorite Color: Chartreuse Greens, especially when paired with Turquoise / Teal
- Favorite Flower: Snapdragons–sentimental reminder of his Grandma Agnes
- Favorite Pattern: Argyle
Lauren Barratt, Designer
Lauren has had a passion for flowers from a young age, when she gathered wildflowers on the prairie. These days her arrangements range from organic, rustic bouquets that appear to be gathered from your garden on a warm summer day to the classic elegance of traditional displays that you might expect at a cathedral or country club, always designed to reflect your personality and the event you are planning. Lauren attended Phil Rulloda School of Floral Design in Anaheim California. Before moving to Omaha, she lived in Houston, where she worked as a freelance floral designer specializing in high-end, lavish weddings and events.
- Favorite Color: Blush
- Favorite Flower: Ranunculus
- Favorite Pattern: Moroccan
Nicole Huber, Client Coordinator
Growing up in the Sandhills of Nebraska, Nicole has always had a love for nature and a great appreciation for the natural beauty found in flowers. She loves being in the floral studio, because it gives her an opportunity to see and learn so much about flowers. Nicole attended UNO, graduating with a BS in Exercise Science and an MS in Entrepreneurial and Economic Development. Now with two small children, she is fortunate to be able to be at home and at the studio part time. As the Client Coordinator, Nicole keeps our wedding and events calendar organized, and manage day-to-day communications with our customers to guarantee that everything runs smoothly during their events. She also performs daily accounting, creates and maintains company policies, and assists with marketing.
- Favorite Color: Fig
- Favorite Flower: Wildflowers
- Favorite Pattern: Herringbone