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Well hello, Sunshine!

I’m Leslie, owner and lead designer here at Southern Stems. Welcome to my little place in the world! I believe in the power of flowers (I’m definitely a hippie at heart). They have the power to make people happy. To transform a space. To share love.


I’ve been flowering professionally for 13 years & have created blooms for over 500 weddings and events.

I’ve always had a love of flowers and have fond memories of making flower crowns in my grandmother’s field when I was a little girl (way before they were cool).


I started my adventure into the sweet-smelling flower world by designing the flowers for my own wedding. After that, I guess you could say I was hooked!

Most days you can find me trying to fit in a quick yoga session, rocking out to some kinds of tunes, snuggling my cat Frankie (she has thumbs!), joking around with my kids or making my husband stop to smell the roses (literally).


I love peonies and tulips, impromptu dance parties in the kitchen, hiking nearby trails, exploring new vacation spots, cooking and coffee!