Rachel Trimarco was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn. She graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Economics & Management and a minor in Communications. Prior to founding Bride & Blossom in 2008, Rachel wore various hats in financial sales, public relations and television news production.
It was after planning and meticulously executing her own wedding in 2008 that Rachel was inspired her to pursue floral design professionally. Uninspired by local florists, she went ahead and assembled a team and worked directly with distributors to bring her floral décor vision to life. When she got back from my honeymoon, her venue coordinator called saying several brides were interested in using “her florist”!
With her combined business acumen, production experience, and flair for design, Rachel saw the perfect opportunity to start her own business, and Bride & Blossom was born.
Rachel resides in NYC with her husband, Michael, and two little girls, Gabriella & Gianna.VIEW POSTS
Elianna Phelps was born in New York City, where her love of design and the arts blossomed. She graduated from SUNY Purchase College with an MFA in Visual Arts, and prior to that studied at Maine College of Art to receive her BFA in painting with a minor in drawing. Phelps has an eclectic work background, having worked in numerous creative and art related fields ranging from teaching drawing at a college level to traveling the globe as an executive assistant for a 17th-18th century European porcelain dealer. With a background in fine arts, and an understanding of color theory, balance, form, design, and dynamic compositions, event and floral design have become second nature to her. Phelps first fell in love with wedding planning and floral design when planning her own wedding, and is pleased to be a part of the Bride & Blossom team.
Elianna lives in Long Island City, just blocks from our design studio.VIEW POSTS
An East Texas native, Brooke fell into floral design in San Antonio, shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University in 2006. Working her way through various companies, Brooke took a hands-on approach to design and management, and discovered she was a natural talent at floral décor. She spent several years gaining extensive experience in the industry before opening her own wedding and events floral company in 2009. Four years later, she decided it was time to move to NYC to continue her hands-on education with the cream of the crop. After polishing her design skills at Belle Fleur and Ovando, Brooke found the perfect niche at Bride & Blossom. Over her years in the industry, Brooke’s love of weddings has never faded, and seeing the happiness on each bride’s face after all the planning and hard work comes to fruition endlessly motivates her drive for extraordinary design.VIEW POSTS
Brooke is a true New Yorker at heart, growing up in Long Island, NY while later attending New York City’s Pace University. Graduating in 2013 with a BA in Communications and Marketing, Brooke was drawn to the Events and Hospitality world. Having worked in many different industries and an extensive background including Corporate, Entertainment and Non Profit events, Brooke has found that her role at Madison Square Garden, specifically while working with the Garden of Dreams Foundation has helped her to see her love for Special Events and Event Design. Her love for art, travel and experiencing new cultures is where her creativity and inspiration stems and she is excited to be part the Bride and Blossom team and grow in the world of floras and design.
Brooke’s aspiration is to offer a one of a kind experience, fulfilling the vision of every Bride and Groom. It is her privilege to bring their beautiful day to life.VIEW POSTS