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The Highland Gardener epitomizes organic floral design and specializes in niche and boutique weddings, events and corporate/commercial accounts. Our work focuses on progressive trends without forgetting to give a nod to tradition.

Catherine Shock is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has been designing since she was fifteen along her mother’s side, Faye Mueller.  Faye began her business, Flowers by Faye, and has been designing for over 30 years focusing solely on weddings along with corporate accounts.  While working with her mother, Catherine assisted with the design and servicing of up to 80 weddings per year and assisted with bids and designs for accounts such as Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Company, The Doubletree Hotel by Hilton and The Lowlands Group.

Catherine attended Florida State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business. She moved to Chicago and pursued her initial aspirations of a career in finance.  When her passion ensued and her creative ambitions took the reins, Catherine made a full commitment to follow her craving for design and attended Waukesha County Technical College (a technical college near Milwaukee) to receive her Certificate in Floral Design.

Catherine launched her own floral design business in Milwaukee after approaching the Director of an already successful restaurant group.  Catherine has since worked for a high-end floral design studio in St. Petersburg, Florida and continues to grow her business specializing in weddings, events and corporate accounts.

Her portfolio in Tallahassee includes the Northwood Centre (40th Anniversary Event), Florida State University (e.g. Office of the President, College of Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni Event, including other departments), Tallahassee Nurseries (floral design classes, designer and “talks” on floral design), Lapham Patterson House (Christmas tablescape display) and floral designer for weekly lobby flowers at Hotel Duval.  During the holidays, Catherine’s portfolio also includes arrangements and elaborate tree and interior Christmas designs.  Her wedding work ranges from intimate and boutique-like to large-scale and “over-the-top” not only including the surrounding Tallahassee area but also Thomasville, Georgia and Destin, Florida.

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