Petal’s Edge Floral Design, LLP specializes in custom floral design for weddings and special events. Using the best and freshest flowers available, Petal’s Edge excels in the planning and creativity necessary to bring style and panache to your event – no matter how big or how small. Founded in 2004, the women-owned and -operated company supports environmental practices through composting and recycling of renewable materials and supports marriage equality. Petal’s Edge has been featured in The Knot, Brides Washington, Brides Maryland, I Do for Brides, Soiree and Engaged! magazines. Speaking engagements have included annual demonstrations of floral design techniques for the Smithsonian Institution’s Garden Fest program, a Fox 5 News feature on weddings, instructional videos on hiring a florist and floral design for Monkey See, and a discussion on emerging trends in floral design at George Mason University. The company was voted one of the area’s best florists by Washingtonian magazine (2006-2017), was named “2007 Best of Weddings Pick” by The Knot magazine, and has been featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style‘s Platinum List, 2007-2009, 2012-13. Petal’s Edge loves the challenge of creativity on a budget, and was part of a team that won Montgomery County Parks’ Not So Big Wedding Challenge.
Gerry Rogers, founder and partner, brings a diverse array of influences to her work in floral design. The daughter of a diplomat and hobby horticulturist, plants have been a constant presence in her life. More than ten years experience in the arts – including work with the National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Des Moines Art Center – has schooled her well in the important elements and principles of design. Inspired by such renowned floral designers as Christian Tortu and Paula Pryke, Gerry has studied modern European and minimalist Asian styles of floral design. She has undergraduate degrees from Duke University in art history and women’s studies, and received a graduate degree in education and completed coursework toward a doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of Virginia.