What a wonderful time to plan your wedding!
Stems is an “Award Winning”, professional florist that takes great pride in original, fresh, unique designs, using outstanding flowers from growers all over the world. We pride ourselves on amazing customer service! You will meet with our design director, Jenny Thomasson, AIFD PFCI EMC CFD, at your Wedding Design Consultation to discuss your wedding plans and your overall concepts for “YOUR” unique wedding. From amazing bouquets to stunning centerpieces to fabulous ceremony flowers and exquisite linens – Stems can coordinate everything for your special day!
Since 2004, The Wedding Design Team at Stems has guided thousands of brides and grooms through the wonderful world of flowers and color blending to interpret all of their wedding design visions. They are very comfortable discussing what flowers are seasonally available to address budget concerns and help to develop a floral plan to achieve an elegant, breathtaking, memorable wedding day that is Uniquely Yours!
Jenny Thomasson AIFD PFCI EMC CFD, Design Director and Principal, is an award winning wedding florist and has been in the floral industry for 20 years. She has studied with some of the most trend setting floral designers in the industry today, studied & designed all over the world and loves to get new ideas, new techniques, new products and create floral arrangements and floral art that stand above and beyond the norm. “I really like to work with people that enjoy the process of planning a wedding, if you do and you want someone that enjoys it too, it’s me. As I say to all of my girls, and my husband Joe, WE ROCK!”. She has been the driving force of Stems since the first day of business and the point of communication for all of Stems’ brides and grooms, designing well over 2000 weddings over the past 16 years. In 2011, Jenny was inducted into a very prestigious group of international floral designers, AIFD, and she is a member of the Society of America Florists, Past President of the Lewis & Clark division of Teleflora, a member of Society of American Florist, a teaching professional and a certified floral judge. Her interests include fashion, spinning and the gym, fine art, photography and being a mom.
Joe Thomasson, Shop Manager, AKA Manager Dude, has spent much of his career in retail and retail management. Joe is an outstanding florist, project and logistic manager and is responsible for all of Stems operations. His interest include spinning & the gym, anything book related (you should see the library!), outdoor activities and being a Dad.
Kim Brannan, Marketing Director & Principal, retired from commercial interior design after over 29 years and has worked on the development of Stems with Jenny & Joe for the past 15 years. Her interests include anything wedding… she is a little obsessed, anything crafty, marketing, gardening, and of course, her grandchildren.
We are dedicated to delivering the very best in wedding floral design and all the wedding day details. Stems’ customer care and wedding day service has been recognized by the readers of The Knot magazine and theknot.com as one of “The Best of Weddings.” In 2007, Stems received the only 100% rating of all the florists in the St. Louis area and was recognized as one of the top 5 wedding florists in the Midwest. We were honored to receive the “bride-voted” award “Best Of” by The Knot for 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Stems has also been awarded “Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame” by TheKnot. This exclusive award is given to outstanding wedding professionals who have won four or more “Best Of” awards. This honorable list of more than 330 inductees includes less than 1 percent of wedding professionals. We are very proud and humbled by these awards as they are given by the brides & grooms themselves.
Stems Florist has been chosen to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and the Couple’s Choice Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism. The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means Stems’ clients actually selected Stems to receive this honor.
In addition to all our wedding work, Kim and Jenny were also part of decorating the White House for Christmas… what a thrill of a lifetime! Jenny has also been honored to been a featured contributor and had cover shots of multiple issues of Teleflora’s Flowers& Magazine. Jenny, Joe and Kim have also designed at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Stems has also been recognized in many issues of The Knot national magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, many issues of St. Louis Best Bridal Magazine, multiple issues of St. Louis Bride and Groom Magazine, St. Louis Bride magazine, Alive magazine and Jenny has been featured on many segments of Fox2 News and the Morning Show.