Michelle Morgan of Kuhn Flowers shared some vintage floral traditions from her home in England with a few modern-day twists using her signature stylistic edge at Fun with Flowers: A Very Vintage Holiday on December 1.
Her colleague Heather demonstrated a candle centerpiece bursting with seasonal evergreens, pinecones, ribbon, and decorations that attendees then made and took home.
Michelle Morgan’s floral journey began when she was a young girl studying in the United Kingdom. After seven years of hard work, she gained eight different government floral qualifications. Michelle then moved on to achieve two of the highest floristry qualifications in Europe. From there, she started teaching at a local university, training more than 4,000 students at all levels and helping them gain some of the most prestigious floral qualifications in Europe. Michelle has been lucky to work with some of the best floral designers and educators across Europe. She’s even had the privilege of designing florals for the British royal family and more recently the president of the United States.
In 2008, Michelle and her family made the move to the United States. She bought a busy flower store, and Michelle’s love for the industry only grew. Over the next few years, Michelle worked for a major floral wholesaler, overseeing millions of dollars in sales. In 2013, she was inducted into AIFD, making her one of the few people in the world with the most prestigious floristry qualifications from both Europe and the U.S.
In 2016, Michelle and her husband bought Kuhn Flowers—one of the largest flower stores in the United States. Since then, Michelle has opened three more stores and employs more than 65 full-time employees. She credits her success to her passion for teaching and learning and encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and follow their floral dreams.
Fun with Flowers is an educational outreach program that is open to the public. Founded by the Garden Club of Jacksonville more than 30 years ago, Fun With Flowers has served as a model for similar programs offered throughout the United States. Attendees learn the latest professional design techniques, then create breathtaking floral creations during the hands-on portion of the program.