Gretchen is our Founder & Creative Director. Petals, ink. has allowed her to build a business and lifestyle from what she loves– flowers and plants, design, photography, and writing. She got her official start in flowers on a small farm in the mountains of Vermont in 2002. It was there that she first experienced the candy-scent of sweet peas and the delightful faces of salpiglossis.
Emily is our Studio Manager. With a background in non-profit work, a love of flowers and organization, Emily joined Petals, ink. in the fall of 2016 and has been running the show at the studio. She has her hands in all aspects of making an event happen from sourcing supplies, to making gorgeous boutonnières and arrangements, to setting up the event.
Lennie is our Office Manager. Having owned a cupcake bakery in Atlanta and managed a local bakery here in Austin, she knows how important your big day is. She takes care of all the little details so you can sit back and relax on your wedding day! She keeps all of us at the studio organized, manages special projects and is the master of all the back-end parts of running a small business.
Lyda is our Farm Manager. With a background in landscape design, and a vast knowledge of native plants, as well as the ability to throw a fifty pound bag of compost over her shoulder like a pillow, Lyda tackles day to day harvesting, planting, greenhouse management and flower farm marketing.