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.




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.




Schuyler (Sky-ler) was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised between Mount Vernon, NY and Miami, FL. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in American History and Literature.

Prior to working at Bride & Blossom, Schuyler worked in both fashion merchandising at a luxury retailer and advertising sales as a director’s rep. Schuyler’s love for event design flourished in her first job at an invitation boutique in Miami and continued to grow through college. The first became interested in floral design while planning a family member’s 60th diamond wedding anniversary dinner. A creative at heart, Schuyler is also an avid photographer and founded Polk Paper, a luxury handmade stationery company in 2017.

Schuyler was a Bride & Blossom intern for a year, which solidified her love for weddings, dahlias, and Excel spreadsheets. She is ecstatic to join the Bride & Blossom team full-time in a marketing function.