HEY THERE! Thanks so much for your interest in working with me for your wedding or event florals!! I'm Jamie Taylor, or as my mama calls me - J Starr, and I'm the owner/designer/boss lady of J Starr's Flower Barn! It is a custom full-service wedding & event floral design business located on Maryland's Eastern Shore and servicing from the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area to the Maryland & Delaware beaches.
2017 was my first year in business for myself. Having spent many years working in the floral industry before finally starting my own wedding & event floral design business, I have always had a passion for the art of flower arranging and design. When i was 12 years old, I fell in love with sunflowers ... i had clothes with sunflower print, a sunflower boarder in my bedroom, and constantly doodled sunflower drawings. I ended up getting my Bachelor's Degree in Plant Science, then spending a few years trying to decide what i wanted to be when i grew up. Through it all, i worked in the floral industry, part-time and freelance for local florists, gaining valuable knowledge and experience. J Starr's Flower Barn is my faith-filled leap into officially turning my passion into a true business. Thanks so much to Kenny & Emma Jean Morgan and Rick & WenFei Uva for your selfless support...I would never have been able to take this leap if it weren't for your years of experience ahead of me!!!
J Starr's Flower Barn was born when my husband and I purchased a farm with a big red barn on it that needed put to good use...and my husband, Matt was pretty much over me designing wedding flowers in our house! So it all worked out perfectly! Matt is my biggest cheerleader and has never doubted my ability to have a successful floral business. My daughters are the heart of my business - they are my Reason. I love that i can have them with me in my shop, teaching them the importance of hard work, entrepreneurship, patience...and they are only toddlers, so i'm sure there will be many more lessons as they grow up! Their favorite thing to do in the shop is scrub buckets...ok, so it's more like...playing in soapy water...
i love using Locally Grown Flowers from nearby farms or growing on our own farm, where our family also has 6 roadside produce stands, 3 chicken houses, and hundreds of acres of grain and produce fields. If I can work Seasonal Local Blooms into your design, I will! Garden style Bouquets are my FAV, with lush greenery, mixed fillers, and many varieties of blooms - and if they are in Bright & Bold Colors, it's an added bonus! Small Touches make the Biggest Impact! I love adding something unusual, unexpected, and special to a design in order to make each design Unique and Interesting!
I believe that, because your wedding is the most intimate and important day of your life, your wedding florals and décor should be a reflection you and your fiancé's personalities, interests, and desires. When guests look at your wedding, I want them to be able say, "That is so YOU!" Adding signature and special touches will make your wedding floral designs stand apart and help make your day even more memorable. For this reason, I consult one-on-one with every bride to create a customized plan for your wedding florals, tailored to your wedding theme, colors, style, and needs. I also love to offer creative ideas to elevate your wedding décor to the next level. It is my goal to not only create stylish, gorgeous floral designs for my brides, but to also give every bride an enjoyable wedding planning experience.
I want to get to know my brides - their likes, dislikes, personalities, interests, their Love Story! My ultimate goal is for your wedding day to feel as intimate and personal as possible, through something as simple and beautiful as a few blooms. Having an in-person Consultation to discuss the details, brainstorm ideas, and just getting to know you and your love is the best way to get the design process started!
Hope to Hear from you Soon and get to Work on your Dream Wedding Floral Designs!!