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
Kate Murphy grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Her interest in art began as a child when her parents would take her to museums in New York City during family trips. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received a BA and MA in the History of Art and Architecture. Since moving to New York City in 2006, Kate has had some amazing professional experiences: Assistant Director at a Chelsea art gallery, Art Director for a fashion accessory brand, researcher, Project Director for a boutique advisory firm, art and culture blogger, and museum tour guide at The Brooklyn Museum and MoMA PS1.
Kate joined Bride & Blossom as Social Media & Blog Editor in February of 2017. She loves being part of a creative team so committed to making a couple’s wedding day beautiful, personal, and filled with special memories. When she’s not writing about Bride & Blossom weddings or on the hunt for new inspiration related to wedding floral décor, fashion, catering, etc., Kate spends her time drawing, painting (flowers are one of her favorite subjects), and making jewelry.VIEW POSTS
I’ve been an event designer and planner for close to 15 years and have had the privilege of working alongside some of New York’s most talented in the industry. Over the years, I’ve executed hundreds of events, of all shapes and sizes, from large galas for Fortune 500 companies to intimate dinners for ten.
I studied art and interior design, which combined with my love of nature, initially lead me towards floral design. Flowers are an amazing form of expression, combining organic beauty with structured elegance. From there, my detail-oriented approach and keen focus, drew me to event planning and design.
Creating a beautiful moment, environment and experience for a client is incredibly rewarding and energizing. While I lend my stylistic eye, I believe an event should truly reflect on the host, which is why I make the point to get to know all of my clients and understand what inspires them. It’s the personal touches that truly make an event memorable.
I’m constantly inspired by travel, fashion, art and interior design and would say I have a timeless aesthetic with an edge. If I could describe the perfect event in a few words, I would say thoughtful, relaxed elegance, layered with a pop of whimsy and surprise elements.VIEW POSTS
Carla Hunt was born and raised in New York City. She began a career in the fashion and beauty industry. Her professional experiences included managing beauty and fragrance accounts for leading luxury brands such as Calvin Klein, Lancôme, and Estée Lauder. After ten years, she made the switch to corporate America where her work focused on mergers & acquisitions.
Carla attended St. John’s University where she majored in business management. However, from as early as she can remember, Carla has had a passion for event planning. Friends and family always look to her for organizing birthdays, anniversaries, and parties. While taking a professional break to raise her three children, Carla jumped at the opportunity to coordinate their school dances and fundraisers. She learned how attention to detail, styling, and aesthetic elements like flowers bring beauty and life to any occasion.
Carla joined Bride & Blossom as Director of Events in November of 2018. She loves that her job marries her background in business management and interest in design and fashion. Understanding that each wedding is different from the next, she believes that getting to really know the couple – their style, personality, and what excites them – is key to creating a magical day filled with memories that will last a lifetime.
Carla finds constant inspiration in the sights and energy of her native city. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, going to the beach, and designing spaces.VIEW POSTS
Tea was born in former Yugoslavia/Bosnia and raised in Eastern Ontario, Canada before finally making her way to the United States and settling down in New York. Her passion for floral design began at a young age when she would take it upon herself to plan and decorate for special occasions for family and friends. It wasn’t until Tea began planning her own wedding that she realized that her love and passion for floral design could be parlayed into a successful career. Working hand in hand with one of Toronto’s premier florists, Tea oversaw every detail of her wedding, even taking responsibility for designing a number of the arrangements herself. It was this experience that acted as a transition from flowers being simply a hobby to being at the center of her career.
After initially moving to New York, Tea took a position at a prestigious Long Island florist where she was able to fill many roles, and gain valuable knowledge and experience about the luxury floral industry. Tea’s keen eye for floral design eventually caught the attention of the florist’s owner and she was put in charge of designing her own projects within the events department, which included floral décor for over 120 events each year, ranging from weddings, showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, and sweet sixteen’s, all the way to corporate events and charitable functions.
Yearning to take her skillset to the next level and to be more intimately involved in the wedding planning process, Tea joined Bride & Blossom in 2017. Her work philosophy focuses on creating conceptual designs and proposals that tailor to the client’s personality, style, and budget. Bringing her sense of visual balance and passion for color and textures to every project, Tea is skilled in dressing up any space and motivated to make an event truly extraordinary. A culmination of her natural creative strengths coupled with her unique background in both Europe and North America, Tea’s portfolio is a reflection of her love for flowers and distinctively unique designs. A wedding is a time when couples strive to make their dreams a reality and Tea is both honored and thrilled to be a part of the magical process where love and artistry cross paths.
When she has a day off, Tea looks forward to spending time in her garden and exploring her new Long Island home with her husband and two children.VIEW POSTS