Julio moved to Billings, MT from Belo Horizonte, Brazil in the summer of 2006 to start classes at Rocky Mountain College. After completing his degree in Business Management, Julio spent several years working in the hospitality industry and moving his way up the chain of management. Although he enjoyed his work there, he found himself yearning to explore a more creative side of himself. After some soul searching, in 2011 he started his career in floral design doing weekly floral arrangements for Harper and Madison, in Billings, MT. He was greatly inspired by the works of Daniel Ost, Jeff Leatham, Jane Packer and many other European floral designers.
While the arrangements at Harper and Madison allowed him to spread his creative wings, he eventually realized he wanted to continue to expand his floral designs and he dove head-first into the world of wedding and event floral. It wasn't long before word of his passion for flowers spread, and soon he transitioned to floral design full-time. Although his business has evolved over the years under several names, The Flower Hat is his most genuine and inspired labor of love. Most recently, Julio has found his newest passion in flower farming and has grown and harvested hundreds of blooms from his small farm in Bozeman, MT.
No matter your vision for your wedding or event, Julio's selfless attitude and passion for beauty will provide you with the highest quality floral arrangements possible. From a casual wildflower look to a more structured, contemporary style, Julio can do it all. He works his magic to create different and unique floral arrangements for you, so your wedding can be "Pinterest" inspiration for other brides! Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Centerpieces, Arches, Aisles can all be done according to your color scheme, theme, budget and the flowers you have been dreaming of. When you hire The Flower Hat for your floral designs, you get impeccable customer service, complete conception and design from a passionate, friendly and knowledgeable source. Julio's dedication, passion and joyful approach to life are impossible to ignore and his love for flowers is evident in every arrangement he creates.
When he's not in the studio adding beauty to the world, Julio enjoys farming, cooking, a good glass of wine and exploring all that Montana has to offer, with his partner, Shane.
Julio and his staff would love to hear from you!