Ashley Nykole, owner and lead designer of Gathered Stems Floral Couture, brings a love of flowers and attention to detail unsurpassed in a region burgeoning with trendsetters. Ashley discovered her love for flowers in the early 90's with her first job in a flower shop and ever since she has been captivated with the sensuality and beauty in each flower and delighted by the pleasure that flowers bring to others. Over the years Ashley has been consistently working as a floral designer and design manager creating works of art inspired by the regions beautiful landscape and historical architecture and has had the pleasure of working alongside many of the high end designers in the Metropolitan DC area. She has covered most aspects of the floral industry from traditional boutique floral shops as well as large wedding and event firms.
Completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication she is able to emphasize creative thinking and translate that through a communicative process to the client in order to execute the exact and unique gift that is craved.
Through experience and education, Ashley has discovered her own unique sensibilities to highlight the sensual nature of flowers and textures that enhance the senses. She approaches each creation with imagination, innovation and a critical eye resulting in a work of art reflective of the regions regal elegance and her own personal style. Her favorite projects are the occasions in which she can design unique floral arrangements inspired by the personality of the client, highlight the natural beauty of the flower and add unique and unexpected touches that delight. Ashley's wedding bouquet designs have also been repeatedly published in Engaged Magazine; a bridal magazine serving the entire DC metropolitan area.