On The Inside With Candy | Prairie Basket Floral Design

On The Inside With Candy | Prairie Basket Floral Design

I would like to introduce Candy, the owner of Prairie Basket Floral Design in Barrington, IL.


I had the pleasure of meeting Candy over a year ago when we started working together on a backyard wedding for Samantha and Max.  This was a very low key wedding and so Candy said to me, “with such a limited budget for flowers I was surprised they hired a coordinator.”  I LOVED this question as it gave me the chance to explain how important it is to have at least a “stage manager” for the day so the couple and family wont have to orchestrate anything, no matter what their wedding budget is.

We are currently working on Downtown Chicago wedding that will have over 25 corsages and boutonnieres.  My hands already hurt for her.

It was wonderful chatting with Candy over some coffee as I learned that she started her home based business over 25 years ago with the same thing in mind as myself.  She wanted to be home with her children and be apart of their childhood events growing up.  She never took on too much as her family always came first, but once her 3 children were able to tackle the driving world she put them to work handling the deliveries.

She truly enjoys taking the flowers and matching them up with each bride uniquely.  She also carries this into her arrangements.  She does not try to transform a room with overly grand centerpieces.  Instead, she likes to bring detailed designs into smaller arrangements that can be viewed by the guests with the same dramatic effect.

What was your favorite wedding?

A Bride chose to have no personal flowers.  She wanted everything to be simple, allowing more possibilities for the decor and centerpieces.  (I really like this idea, it also can save you a ton of money) 

What is a fun request you have had?

To incorporate deer antlers in the centerpieces

A penny for your thoughts?

Baby’s Breath is not cheaper.  You will need several more stems to fill in the space.

Follow Candy on her Facebook Page HERE and see what she is up to.