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Meet Melissa

Hey there! I'm Melissa, the founder and lead designer (aka: the heart and soul) of Passiflora Farm + Floral Design . My love affair with farming and flowers started with the stories my father shared with me about my Grandpa Vinny. He was the son of German immigrants and an American farmer. He had an excellent green thumb and he loved growing huge Dinnerplate Dahlias that were quite the talk of his small town. Although we lost him when I was a young girl, his love of farming the land and growing flowers runs in my veins and now I am following in his footsteps.

A passionate gardener and lover of natural beauty, I completed my education with a BS in Plant and Soil Science and an MS in Agriculture and Natural Resources. I was fortunate to study small- scale, intensive cut- flower production and floral design under Erin Benzakein, the owner and visionary of Floret, the nations leading farmer/florist in 2016 and 2018.

I absolutely love taking a brides vision for her wedding day flowers and exceeding her expectations ! Showcasing each bride’s personality and style is what makes my design service unique and so special.

Some fun facts: I am a nature nut! Autumn is my favorite season. Give me a fire and a blanket under the stars and I am good as golden. I love crisp autumn mornings, secluded walks, and cozy flannel shirts. Given the choice I would take tea over coffee! Crazy I know!!



 Nestled in the foothills of Cody, Wyoming, we are the only small family farm in the area that cultivates, harvests, arranges, and delivers fresh specialty cut flowers with a knowledge and passion for sustainable growing methods.

Our fields offer a seasonal abundance of many different varieties that are both unique and distinctive. Ever changing as the seasons, you would see fragrant sweet peas in the early summer and petal laden dahlias in a rainbow of colors in the fall, along with everything in between.

Our breathtaking flowers serve as the medium for our lush, fresh from the garden, and natural designed bouquets and arrangements. We specialize in creative designs for wedding flowers, event flowers, and special occasion flowers, that have a more organic and loose style unlike what you would find from a traditional florist. We let our flowers speak for themselves and guide the design instead of forcing them to work in a way that goes against their natural qualities.

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