Each event is customized to fit your aesthetic. Mary gets know each client and their needs to create a truly unique event design. The studio takes a select number events to be able to devote the utmost care to each client. 

For the client looking to make their floral designs especially meaningful, Persephone offers floral symbolism. Mary has crafted personalized bouquets for brides and is happy to consult clients on the meaning of the flowers in their arrangements.



Persephone is committed to sourcing flowers from local farmers. Mary also looks to the landscape around her, foraging from her own small garden and waysides. In the months outside our local growing season, the studio relies on a local wholesale business. When sourcing flowers from the wholesaler, our buyer always ask for American grown flowers first.

The same is true when working at a destination. It takes special skill to source local flowers when you’re not a local, but Mary has a growing network of farmers around the country and world.

Photo credit: Allie Appel Photography

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When you book Persephone for your wedding, you get more than flowers or styling, you get an unforgettable experience. At Persephone we go beyond simply decorating a room, we create an intimate environment for you and your guests to create happy memories.

From unexpected floral archways to to lush table top arrangements, each Persephone design is created with care to insure the highest quality. 


Meet Mary Simmons:

Mary strives to make each floral design a work of art. Influenced by her background in oil painting, she painstakingly composes arrangements that balance texture, color, line, and shape, while reflecting nature’s wild, untamed asymmetry. Her aesthetic seeks to accentuate the beauty of raw nature, while having just the right amount of human intention.

Since working on her first wedding in 2014, Mary has created floral designs for weddings and events around the country. Just after establishing Persephone Floral Atelier in 2016, she traveled to Yorkshire, UK to learn from Britain’s leading floral designer, Fiona Pickles of Firenza Floral Design. Her travels to the British countryside have had a profound influence on her designs.

photo credit: Laetitia Photographie