Tara Dixon

Artistic Florist

This is My Story

 

For me, arranging flowers to inspire and spark joy isn’t just a talent—it’s a passion. As a professional florist for over a decade, I have gained extensive experience with a variety of flowers. From creating simple bouquets to lavish displays—and everything in between—floral artistry truly is my calling.

When people ask me what my favorite flower is, I tell them I don’t have one. I prefer to look at the design, consider the event or occasion, and then determine my favorite flower for that unique arrangement. An arrangement isn’t just individual flowers thrown together. It’s a complete concept that must work harmoniously to inspire and captivate.

My favorite thing about being a professional florist is the opportunity to challenge myself and continuously learn about floral artistry. Whether I’m working with exotic tropical flowers or arranging a classic rose bouquet, my goal is to transform something that is already beautiful—the flowers—into enchanting arrangements. I regularly attend floral artistry classes to stay up to date on new techniques and trends.

I attribute my artistry and passion for creating beauty to my mother. She was an amazing artist and I honor her memory with each and every arrangement.

In addition to being a master florist, I am the mother to Logan, Terren, and Emma, who inspire me every day. My husband (and high school sweetheart), James, is also a constant support and encouragement to me. I’m also mom to Mr. Mac, the family dog!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far in advance should I book with you?

A: Three months in advance is a good time or longer.  Also, I can do short notice weddings for example within two weeks or so, however, the more time a client gives the better. Flowers are perishable and sometimes in limited supplies due to weather, shipping etc. If the client wants a specific flower in a certain color it can be harder to get due to mother nature. More time they give me, I can prepare to serve them better. 

 Q: How do I book you has my florist?

A: The first step is to fill out the form on my contact page. I will contact you by phone to schedule an in-person consultation.  At our meeting, we will discuss any themes, colors, favorite flowers and or idea you have for the event. You should come with pictures or images (on your phone or that you have printed) that convey the style or design approach you like. Pictures can speak a thousand words.  

 Q: What happens after I book your services? 

A: Unless it is short notice, all flowers and arrangements need to be finalized one month before the event.  I will then within a month of the event, (or more) especially if the clients have unique flowers. Most clients are not like this but if I need 200 white orchids, I need give my wholesaler time to organized that large order.

Q: Wil you travel for an on-site consultation?

A: Yes, I will travel for an on-site consultation, however, there might be an additional fee due to the distance to the venue.  Please contact me for more information. 

Q: Are local/seasonal flowers available? 

A: I strive to support our local flower farms when weather and season permits.  Nowadays all flowers are available. When a flower is out of season, I make every attempt to get what my clients want, price permitted. Sometimes, a substitute will give the look and feel of the flower they originally wanted.

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It’s important that you work with vendors that make you feel comfortable and that suit both your style and budget.  I don’t believe you should be left wondering what the final bill will be or if your florist “gets you”. Planning the flowers should be one of the fun parts of the wedding process and it’s my pleasure to assist you along the way.

If you have a question I didn’t answer, please shoot me an e-mail at hello@specialityfloraldesign.com and I will get back to you with an answer asap!