Botanical design by Ann Elizabeth Mekala
Ann grew up surrounded by flowers in a home beside a lake. She spent her summers in the garden and her winters buried in seed catalogs and old botanical books. For holidays, she would put on her boots, grab her shears and head to the garden or the woods to gather branches, flowers, berries and cattails for the table.
Ann’s work still tells the story of a tryst between garden and wild. Relying on materials that are often local and foraged, her colors, textures, and shapes reflect the beauty of the changing seasons. She has created designs for private dinners, lookbook shoots, restaurants, and weddings.