Hi! I'm Jen Turriff, and I'm the owner of The Local Petaler, a wedding and event floral design company located in Saint Charles, Illinois. The business is just about to turn 3 years old, but it was only until recently that I've made it my full time career. (Stay tuned for a new workshop location in downtown St. Charles!)
When I don't have a wedding of my own booked, you can usually find me freelancing in the city for the "big guns" floral companies. I've had the pleasure of working with Flowers for Dreams, Life in Bloom, and Avant Gardenia, and I'm fortunate to have learned so much from them (and glean all of their insider tips and tricks!)!
Now I can confidently say, from small scale, simple barn weddings in the country, to extravagant ballrooms in the city, The Local Petaler does it all!
I can't wait to meet you and learn all about your wedding and your vision and help that come to life! Let's work together to make the most out of your budget and design the wedding of your dreams!
To get started, send me an email! I can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we connect, I'll send you a breif questionnaire to get to know a little more about you, the wedding, and what you're looking for in terms of floral. Then I can get to designing, pulling reference pictures, checking pricing, etc., and I can put together an official proposal. Sometimes meeting up helps too, so we can go over all of the options and details.
I know wedding planning can be daunting, and it's not like you do this every day! Luckily... I do! I'm happy to guide you through the process, make suggestions and recommendations (I have a ton of favorite vendors that I've worked with and I will happily refer you to any and all!), and work with you and your budget.
If you're interested, get in touch! I look forward to hearing from you!
27 Reviews for The Local Petaler
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lauren Kaminky · Married on 10/24/2020
The Local Petaler was Beyond my Expectations!
My florist bailed less than 2 months before my wedding (LOL 2020) so in a furry I reached out to 10+ florists to see if they were available our date and if they could swing the tight timeline based on what we needed. Some people responded right away with generic proposals, others said they’d get it to me within a few days, but how Jen responded immediately put her above the rest.Sent on 10/28/2020
She took the information, pictures and Pinterest boards I sent everyone else but asked a few more questions to ensure she was understanding my vision which I SO appreciated. It immediately put me at ease. She was able to facetime with my mom and I, talk through our ideas and I had her booked before some others even responded. I immediately knew she was the one, and she was even beyond my expectations. I am OBSESSED with how my flowers looked. She was so creative in finding ways to save us money (like reusing the arch way- which was next level beautiful for centerpiece) and added in pops of texture so even if the color palate was simple, every single floral design was its own masterpiece.
My mom and I said its like it was meant to be for my first florist to fall through so we were able to use the Local Petaler. I feel so incredibly lucky and I couldn’t recommend Jen more!
Kimberly Karnatz · Married on 12/07/2019
Jen, the god send :)
As a woman who never spent any time imagining her wedding, I was absolutely useless in regards to anything involving wedding planning. Thankfully, I found Jen. I told her I liked bright colors and simplicity, and she figured out the rest. She worked well in my budget, was a super sweetheart, and saved the day on my wedding day by making me a lovely hairpiece (as the pin from my grandmother got lost). I've been to other weddings she has done, and while I loved the simple designs that she gave me (as they were right up my alley!), I also adored the more ornate and elaborate designs that she did for other brides, as they were truly artful. Jen is a keeper :)Sent on 01/19/2020
Donna · Married on 10/12/2019
All our dreams came true working with Jen and The Local Pedaler!
As we were looking through the myriad floral vendors, seeing Jen's work stopped me in my tracks. I could tell she had something very special and unique. As I live out of state, I couldn't wait to meet the woman behind the art so I had her secure my daughter's date, cancelling another floral consultation. I also loved the idea that she wasn't a large firm and I could work directly with her.
As I sat with Jen, I appreciated her calm demeanor and listening skills. I had many "inspiration photos" and she had a very can-do attitude, while keeping our budget in mind. I was still uncertain as to what my daughter's wedding style was and was blown away when Jen was the person to nail it.
I appreciated Jen's follow-up and never had to chase her down. She wasn't afraid to use the phone and have a real conversation, however lengthy. Her emails were incredibly detailed, often including photos ideas.
When the bouquets arrived, they were beyond our imagination. Jen had allowed me the joy of collaboration and my daughter and I wanted to incorporate orange ranunculus in an otherwise subdued palette. Jen knew exactly what to do and within budget. She also didn't cringe when just a few weeks before the wedding, we opted to add a very large floral above a boxwood wall (yes, I was the one to go beyond budget!).
Working with Jen was the most FUN I had during the arduous process of wedding planning, inspiring confidence at every turn. She is both a joy and a mega-talent.Sent on 12/10/2019