Experience & Style

The Ladies of Stylish Stems Are True Professionals in Creating Floral and Design Décor for Every Special Occasion.

Each Member of Our Team Is Passionate About Creating Beautiful Atmospheres and Providing First-Class Experiences For Our Clients.

 Jacki  Fortunato

TEAM LEADER / LEAD DESIGNER

Jacki’s love for flowers began over twenty years ago, picking flowers from her grandmother’s garden and arranging them in small, antique vases around the house. Today she has designed floral and décor for over 600 weddings and events, designing at Atlanta’s most premier venues. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Modern Luxury, The Knot, BRIDES, and other top-tier national magazines, as well as many online blogs.  She is well versed in a wide range of styles from lush modern designs, to textured garden bouquets, utilizing the latest techniques and trends to create a truly unique and unforgettable event.      

 Mallory

 Woodward

LEAD DESIGNER

Mallory's career as a designer began in 2014 when she joined the Stylish Stems team. After graduating from Kennesaw State University with a degree in communications, she was eager to utilize her creative talents and dive head-first into the wedding industry. Mallory brings just the right amount of order and creativity to the table when designing for her clients to ensure their wedding day will be both beautifully designed and flawlessly executed.

Since 2014, Mallory has designed over 250 weddings and events and keeps in touch with many of her couples! Designing the bridal bouquet brings her the most joy as she knows the bride will carry it with her on her most special day.

 

Mallory is most proud of being wife to Alex, Mommy to Preston, and dog-mom to Hank.

 Gloria

 Fratalle

LEAD DESIGNER

Gloria came from a family where design and creativity were used daily.  She began planning parties for her family, and that love of planning and design grew into a career as an interior designer.  She joined the Stylish Stems team over 8 years ago and quickly became one of their top designers.

 

Her work has been featured in Occasions Magazine, BRIDES, TheKnot.com and other popular bridal magazines and online blogs.  Gloria specializes in floral arches, ceremony decor, and large centerpieces.  With a perfectionist’s eye for detail and a focus on customer service, Gloria is truly an asset to any bride on her wedding day!

 Ari
 Wood

LEAD DESIGNER

Ari has always had a connection with flowers. One of her fondest memories as a child was making flower crowns out of wildflowers with her sisters.

 

Ari began designing for weddings in 2017 and immediately fell in love with flowers, weddings, and the entire art of floral design. She has designed for over 100 weddings, at many of Atlanta's most premier venues. She works with a wide range of styles and especially enjoys designing organically styled bouquets and large beautiful installations.

 

When she is not working on weddings, you will probably find her studying astrology, going on hikes with her dog, or watching videos of cute otters. 

 Marcy

 Bope

LEAD DESIGNER / EVENT LEAD

"My love for wedding flowers began in my twenties, when I attended the Career Floral Design Institute, in Bellevue, Washington.  I was young and my friends were in the process of getting married. I got my business license and enjoyed designing for them.

 

I have worked in many floral shops in Washington, Alaska, and Georgia, but weddings “take the cake.”  Bouquets are my favorite, as well as arches and hanging installations.  There’s nothing like transforming a space into the bride’s dream.  It’s so sweet when she slips into the room in between hair and makeup because she just can’t wait to see what we created.  I love designing and leading weddings with the uber-talented team at Stylish Stems.

 

Outside of work, I can’t seem to get enough time with my family. My husband and I have two teenage boys and we love to ride bikes, hike, cook, play games and listen to music together."

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Kim Russo

LEAD DESIGNER/ EVENT LEAD 

"I have been fortunate to have been involved in the wedding, planning and hospitality industry for over 20 years. I have a passion for creativity, design, new adventures, and thinking outside of the box.  After owning my own boutique wedding catering company for over 10 years, I felt the desire to reinvent myself and take on a new adventure in the wedding industry.  

Seeking a new adventure, I made a career switch into floral design with Stylish Stems and I haven’t looked back.  Floral design is something that I feel has been deep inside of me for years.  Creating of piece of art with beautiful flowers is so exhilarating.  There is no greater feeling than when your bride smiles at her bouquet and gives you a hug, saying-Thank You!

Every day, I have the joy of working with amazing clients helping them bring their wedding day vision to life.  I love the thrill of a well-organized plan coming to life, the creation of a beautiful space transformed from a blank canvas.  I am always thinking outside of the box on areas that make sense, both for my clients and my team.

Planning a wedding can be stressful.  I want my brides to know that when we are discussing and planning their floral design they have my undivided attention.   When I am not in studio with the gals, or performing a wedding, I am most likely with my family or friends enjoying a great meal with lots of laughter!"
 

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Monique Gonzalez

LEAD DESIGNER/ EVENT LEAD 

"With an ever growing passion for the creative arts and my fathers entrepreneurial spirit, I’ve found myself the perfect home in the floral and event design industry! I’m always grateful to get the unique opportunity to play a role in a couples' special day.

 

As an artist I love working with a breadth of colors + design aesthetics and get especially excited when a client sends me colorful inspiration pictures. I also love designing large and unique installations—and even create big and bold balloon installs!

 

Outside of my job as a lead sales designer with Stylish Stems, you’ll find me cooking new recipes with my husband Luis and working towards my ultimate dream of building and designing my own venue.”

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Kate Sacca

DESIGNER/EVENT LEAD/OPERATIONS

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Megan Manigbas

DESIGNER/ EVENT LEAD/SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

Floral design is something that Megan never imagined herself doing, but glad she fell into. Studying Film through Georgia State University and Georgia Film Academy, Megan had intentions of breaking into the world of movie-making. Interested in bringing stories to life through building sets, she had her eyes on the Production Design side of film. Following the completion of her Undergrad, she interned at Cinema Greens, where she was first exposed to event and floral design. After being assigned to create a 12-foot wisteria arch, she immediately fell in love with working with florals and soon after began to lead projects involving the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Tyler Perry Studios. Switching gears from film to floral, Megan found herself a home with Stylish Stems. 

In addition to having a hand in executing a couple's special day aesthetically, Megan's favorite part about her job is making BTS/Wedding Feature reels that document our set-ups--as she likes to say: "Vids or it didn't happen."

Outside of event work, Megan spends her time seeking out the latest melodramatic film, indulging in live music, and day-dreaming about bagels. 

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Tina Barker

DESIGNER

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Melinda Gwinn

OPERATIONS

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Stylish Stems Offers Event Design, Floral Design, Consultations, Samples, Venue Visits, Delivery, Setup and Cleanup Service. 

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