Since 2011, Sunni and Emily have created unique wedding experiences for couples in Austin and around the world. Gypsy Floral and Events is a moniker that represents both women as they are: passionate, free spirited and artful Gypsies, who love what they do. Their design aesthetic ranges from romantic and etherial to english garden whimsy to straight up Austin funk. They pride themselves on designing memorable events and making the process enjoyable and fun for everyone involved. They are artists at heart and their chosen medium is flowers. The Gypsy Studio is located just off North Lamar at 720 Gaylor Street, Austin, TX 78752. We'd love to meet you, please contact us for a visit!
Sunni Graham is a West Texas girl who always imagined herself in the arts. After moving to Austin in 1997, she discovered a passion for gardening, so she hung up her dance shoes and began to find inspiration in the local flora of central Texas. Before graduating from The University of Texas, she enrolled in a botany class where she fell in love with the victorian botanical texts and illuminated imagery of flowers found in the painting of Dutch masters.
In an effort to combine her love of nature with event planning, Sunni set out to assist her friends in planning their weddings. A steady stream of referrals led her to establish Puerta Bella Events in 2002. She then took on roles as a facility coordinator while continuing to produce weddings as an independent coordinator and florist.
Emily Reid is a native Texan born with a true Gypsy spirit. Her love of music, travel, art, cuisine, language and flowers is nurtured in Austin, Texas, a city with creativity running through its streets. Her nomadic ways have taken her through sunflower fields in northern Spain, lavender farms in France and endless rows of tulips in Holland, ingraining in her a deep appreciation for nature. While pursuing her MA in Art History at Leiden University, Emily developed an affinity for Dutch still life painting which continues to influence her work as a florist. Assisting in weddings around the world including Bordeaux France, Rabat, Morocco, Reykjavik, Iceland and Riga, Latvia, she brings a colorful, storied background to Gypsy Floral, and encourages clients to bring out their culture and passions to make unique events.
Old St. Louis aka King of Christmas.