Carrie Slack-AFCD, the founder and creative director for Stem, is known for designing beautiful weddings and editorials that pull elegance and art through every detail.
With over 20 years as a certified floral designer, her initial journey began as a floral clerk while in college, learning the important skills and techniques from the ground up all while getting a solid knowledge of the industry as a whole.
    Combined with a proven track record in business management, marketing and recruiting in corporate retail, it's these tools that's given Carrie the ability to run her business successfully with both passion and drive.
When Carrie's not working on an event, you can always find her outside at home gardening and spending time with her family and 2 standard poodles.

Zara studied fashion at Columbus College of Art and Design and finds the wedding industry to be a perfect match for her creative outlet.   A lover of textiles and photography, you will often find her onsite immersed in floral installations and perfecting all the little details for the photographers including ironing out any folds on silk fabric.  A keen eye for design enables Zara to help maintain Stem's philosophy of designing one of a kind styles to preserve elegance and beauty.
When Zara isn't busy putting all the final touches on weddings, you can find her studying for an exam or spending time on her families farm hiking in the woods or traveling.

Meet Carrie

meet zara

A few of my favorite things...

A cup of coffee before the sun rises
East Coast
Music and Concerts
Mountain hiking
Historical architecture 
A good sense of humor 

"Carrie was wonderful! I highly recommend her, not only was everything beautiful, her service is five stars! Her style is elegant, tasteful, and unique. During covid we had to make several changes only a couple of weeks in advanced, Carrie was so obliging and flexible. She helped make things less stressful during a stressful time. Though our wedding did not appear or go the way it was originally planned, it was perfect! You will not regret it!"

- Zach & Sara

"I cannot rave more about Stem. They truly are a dream team. Carrie is a class act—super professional and responsive. She listened to all of my concerns and came up with beautiful, creative solutions. The florals at my wedding were show stoppers! I cannot begin to express my gratitude to her and her team for going above and beyond florals to make sure everything was perfect. Highly recommend!"

- Talie & Scott

"The vision and design that Carrie came up with was better than I could have dreamed of! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous and tied the whole look together! Can’t recommend Stem Floral Studio enough!"

- Bre & Danielle

"Carrie's attention to style and detail is unbelievable and if I could give her 10 stars I would! I don't even know where to start, first of all Carrie is a true professional not only as a florist but as a businesswoman. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us and making sure everything looked so beautiful. We still have guests talking about how gorgeous the flowers were!"

- Chris & Caroline

"Carrie at Stem Floral was amazing!!! People were STUNNED by the flowers at our wedding. I couldn’t have asked for someone to pay closer attention to detail for our wedding day than she did. She met with me to go over my questions and dream big with me. She helped me work within my budget. She taught me so much about flowers; her passion and expertise in the industry was absolutely incredible. She was so available, trustworthy, and easy to work with. She was ALL IN from the beginning and I can not recommend this company enough."

- Kenzie & Nick

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