We believe in challenging social norms around
work-life balance, motherhood, and small business community.
Sweet Root Village began over a glass of wine and dreams of a creative and wonderful future doing what we love most: floral design and building community. Our studio space in Alexandria, VA is where all the magic happens. We have an amazing team that shares our passion for life and for people, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the bonds we’ve formed and friendships made over the years! Est. 2010
We prioritize intentional relationships focused on mutual passions.
We strive to adapt by being driven, resourceful, sustainable, and detail-oriented, to be better today than yesterday.
We are passionate about finding joy and incorporating gratitude in the everyday.
We believe in encouragement that empowers an entrepreneurial spirit.
We unapologetically intertwine our families with our business.
Investing in our company also means supporting our priorities for our team –– We are always straining to provide a better and well maintained work life balance for our team members, we offer health care and 401k options, unlimited sick days, fully paid family leave time for birth and adoption, we invest in varied avenues towards our team's continued education, and giving back to our community and the things important to our team members. Creating a safe and joy filled space is a challenge we are consistently tackling and we are grateful for the incredible clients we get to create for and vendor partners we work alongside as they are all playing an active role in helping us meet and maintain this vision for our flower family.
Lauren loves olives, vintage glassware, and math. You will find her knee deep in spreadsheets and finances to unwind from a stressful day. She is the ultimate problem solver and can always seem to make a near impossible situation not quite so impossible. She has a knack for plants, can efficiently pack a car like none other, and does not sleep enough. Her favorite flower is a daffodil, she scores the most amazing vintage pieces when thrifting, and she loves pouring milk over her ice cream.
Her real life consists of DC living with her husband, Kirk, their two boys, Walter and Nelson, and their goldendoodle, Tina. (photographed by Kir2ben)
Rachel loves reading, organizing, and charcuterie boards. You will find her eating frozen grapes or sunflower seeds while watching Netflix or reading a good book to unwind from a stressful day. She tends to obsess over the smaller details and thrives in the presence of other people. She blogs all the things, wishes she had an endless budget for endless gatherings all the time, and does not sleep enough. Her favorite flower is usually a ranunculus but also maybe an iris or a novelty tulip, she ends too many email sentences in exclamation points, and she loves vanilla chip ice cream doused in chocolate almond milk.
Her real life consists of Virginia suburb living with her husband, Thomas, and their little ones, Amelia and Jude. No pets. Just a life-sized Yoda? (photographed by Kir2ben)
Hannah loves pour over coffee, anything plaid, and hiking with friends. She is a huge science nerd and has a degree in biology and came to us from a stint with a public health fellowship with the CDC. She officially joined Sweet Root early 2019 after completing the Sweet Root Internship program in 2018! She is organized as all get out, picked up floral design so naturally, and keeps things moving smoothly in many areas of the business. Her favorite flower is a sweet pea, she is really good at sudoku puzzles, she is a good listener, and she prefers coffee ice cream with rainbow sprinkles in a waffle cone.
Her real life consists of Virginia suburbs living with a crew of roommates, visiting family in Pennsylvania, and hopping to the beach down south whenever time allows. (photographed by Kir2ben)
Joe loves all things coffee, eating food (but vegetarian), and the color blue. He is loyal to a fault, knows the lyrics to every song on the top 40 list, and is known to be a "neat freak". He joined Sweet Root the very beginning of 2020 after about two years of working as a breakdown manager on events! He now manages all inventory and warehouse activities. He is organized, driven, and super detail orientated. His favorite flower is dahlias, he always looks for ways to bless his family, nothing will stop him from "busting a move" whenever there is music playing, and he prefers vanilla soft serve in a cup with cookie dough and marshmallow toppings.
His real life consists of condo living in Virginia with his husband, Osmin, and their two French Bulldog pups Xander and Peanut. (photographed by Kir2ben)
Amy loves running and traveling. Having previously worked as a licensed speech pathologist, specifically for children with special needs, she then joined the Sweet Root team towards the end of 2021 after an internship to design and lead event teams! She is a joyful spirit, always excited to learn and pays close attention to all the little details. She grew up in Texas before relocated to the DC area, her favorite flower is a tulip in all its varied colors and shapes, and she prefers seasonally classic ice cream flavors in a waffle cone.
Her real life consists of DC Metro area living with roommates exploring the city and spending time with friends. (photographed by Kir2ben)
Amelia loves dessert, cats, and every color of the rainbow. She has a passion for formula based creativity which has shown up in multiple areas of the events industry (previously in wedding planning) and she joined the Sweet Root team towards the beginning of 2022. She enjoys bingeing True Crime and baking in her free time and her biggest super power is making something out of nothing. Her favorite flower is an Icelandic poppy and she prefers amaretto cherry chocolate chip ice cream.
Her real life consists of settling in as a new DC resident adventuring with her husband, Andrew, and her son, Cohen. Followed around by a dog and a cat.
Hope loves spicy margaritas, a good deep clean, and farmer's markets. Having previously worked as a pediatric nurse, she joined the Sweet Root team towards the middle of 2022 after a Spring internship to design and lead event teams –– as well bringing a healthy dose of humor and sarcasm to the team! She spends lots of her time baking and listening to podcasts. Her love language definitely centers around clever greeting cards and fancy stationary. She grew up in Pennsylvania before relocated to the DC area, her favorite flower is dahlias, and she prefers vanilla soft serve ice cream with hot fudge in a cup.
Her real life consists of Virginia suburbs living with her husband, Bryon, and dog, Maya.
No such thing as a bad idea if it leads to new and exciting challenges.
Spending every meaningful moment with your people.
Bring on the floral cape. All the better to fight crime with.
I mean, really. Who doesn’t want to be encircled by flowers?
Give us any ceiling and we’ll figure out a way to get flowers up there.
Fantastic conversation, intimate candlelight, and endless design options.
We have a sweet production warehouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
It constantly fluctuates between tidy and disastrously messy depending on what
sort of projects and weddings we are working on. We love hosting gatherings and
shoots here and love having a bunch of other small business owners in the building
to share our days with. Daily life usually consists of family style lunches, babies,
stacks of coffee mugs, dogs, and the like. Shoot us an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org and come grab some coffee with us.