Four years ago, Kate Kuepers went back to school to get a master’s in education. To make a little extra money in her free time, Kate Kuepers opened up a wedding floral business out of her home.
Why flowers? Kuepers worked in a floral shop in high school and college. She got the idea to start her business after handling the flowers for her sister’s wedding, and flowers are just something she’s always felt passionate about.
Fast forward to 2015, and Kuepers got her Master’s… but she didn’t exactly go into education. She now works full-time running Bloom Designs from her home in Brainerd Lakes, Minn.
With flowers from a warehouse in Minneapolis that features both Minnesota growers as well as exotic blooms from locations such as Holland and South America, Kuepers’ arrangements, bouquets and details are heavily infused with artisan flowers, romance and style. Besides offering a wide array of fresh flowers, Bloom Designs also offers full service event design, decor rental and planning packages.
Kuepers also wants to plans to expand by hiring other employees, as she is currently Bloom Designs’ sole permanent employee. Most of her help is seasonal, college students on summer break. She also plans to branch out into wedding styling.