Kalispell Wedding Florist | Flathead Farmworks




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April with Flathead Farmworks is SO amazing to work with and her flowers are always stunning. Locally grown in her own cute little farm, her bouquets offer something different to the bride who doesn’t want the same old bouquet everyone is seeing on pinterest. Her bouquets are fun, unique, locally sourced, and FULL of Montana love!

We got a chance to sit down with April to chat about her passion, her mad flower skills, and hear more about her. Keep on scrollin’ for ALL the fun info about this flower business and why you should probably hurry up and book her for your wedding already.



Where are you located?

Our micro flower farm is in downtown Kalispell, close to Whitefish, Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. It’s a beautiful place to be.

How did you get into business?

In 2014, the year we got married, my husband and I started a big vegetable garden. We quickly discovered that we were growing more than we could eat, and we started Flathead Farmworks to sell vegetables and herbs to local restaurants. The next spring he suggested that I grow some flowers to sell, and every year after that I added more flowers. Now we are focused entirely on flowers. I worked in a flower shop before college and never expected to be picking up those skills more than a decade later!




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Who is your ideal client?

I work with a lot of couples who have a personal or family connection to Montana, or who simply love the outdoors and want to get married or elope somewhere beautiful. I love working with couples who want local and seasonal flowers and give me some freedom to create a unique look for them. Seasonal flowers help to frame the event in a specific place and time. I like to think that every time they see ranunculus, peonies, lupine, dahlias or lilacs, they will remember their wedding day.

Describe the process of what it looks like to work with you.

First I gather all the day-of details with an online form, including inspiration photos, color palette, style, budget – and the dress. Because I use seasonal and local flowers, I don’t guarantee specific varieties. Instead I work within a palette and style, and I always refer back to the dress as inspiration for the bridal bouquet. My couples are often from out of town, so we may not meet until the wedding weekend. My background in communications and marketing means that I work well via email and can easily keep track of all the details. I want my couples to feel like the flowers are well handled, and something they can look forward to without stress. It’s also fun when clients start following me on social media and spend several months or even a year building excitement for their flowers.




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What’s the biggest trend you are seeing in wedding decor (or wedding flowers)?

I’m excited that many couples are seeking out locally grown flowers along with other local vendors and experiences for their weddings. Wedding flowers are looking a little more natural, wild and colorful, which I love. I also think we’ll see more interest in dried flowers – a great choice for fall or winter weddings, or just something different.


What is your favorite part of your business?

One of my very favorite things is creating a unique, in-the-moment color palette for an event. I love pulling together what’s in bloom to match a palette we discussed months ago, or being inspired by the season if the palette is open to my interpretation. This makes every design unique for each client.


Favorite wedding story.

I have so many! A recent one was a last-minute elopement, a couple who had been wearing rings and committed to each other for years. They were visiting Montana for a conference and decided to get married here. The bride wanted lavender in her bouquet, along with a wildflower look. I built the bouquet around fresh lavender and a peach-colored dahlia named “Yvonne,” the same as the bride’s name.

What makes your services unique?

I use 100 percent locally grown flowers and foliage, so everything is extremely fresh and seasonal. It’s also important to me to be low-waste and sustainable, so I try to compost, recycle and avoid plastics as much as possible. And being a small business means that I am personally growing, tending, harvesting and designing all the flowers. I’m very hands-on every step of the way.




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