Who we work with

Stem and Thistle is privileged to work with high-end vendors in the DC area who are passionate about their work, value collaboration, and are devoted to creating unforgettable celebrations. 

We source our flowers from local, sustainable flower farms during their growing season, and from our region’s flower wholesalers. We also grow flowers in our studio garden for specific designs and color palettes. We love supporting small businesses around the world with our purchases of silk ribbon, branding stationery, ceramics, aprons, seeds for our garden, floral supplies, and installation structures.


Brooke Gagnier is the founder, owner and lead creative of Stem and Thistle. She is a self-taught floral artist with a passion for design, art, gardens, and nature. Brooke’s affection for unique seasonal elements and her love of the natural world inspire her work. She loves to be outside in her garden with her dogs, exploring and experimenting with the experience of growing flowers. She is fueled by dark chocolate; hot, strong coffee; books of nonfiction; long runs; and quiet nights outside with her husband by the fire. Brooke lives in Arlington, VA with her husband, three kids and two dogs.

I love including freshly-cut flowers from the studio garden into Stem and Thistle designs. It's my way of adding a personal touch and sharing my love and appreciation for the beauty and joy of flowers. 

Our Team

Our team consists of people who wish to be part of something exciting and special. They are flower connoisseurs, freelance floral designers, military veterans, and family members. We all hustle, have resolve, value hard work, and are obsessed with details.

Stem & Thistle clients

Our clients love a classic and sophisticated style with a modern flair. They cherish intimate gatherings with their closest friends and family, and appreciate a beautifully curated table showcasing wild and natural floral designs with thoughtful and personal touches.


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