I’m Amy; welcome.
My love for flowers runs deep and true. I grew up ‘helping’ in my mom’s, grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s gardens, learning how to grow flowers, and more importantly, how to pick and arrange them. This is where the name Gather comes from – I’ve always been good at what my family broadly terms “hunting and gathering.” I was the kid who couldn’t ever pull myself out of the blackberry patch where I wanted to pick just one more berry, or away from the beach where I spent hours collecting the tiniest, wave-polished pebbles which I called jewels. On a trip through Europe, I managed to gather upwards of 40 pounds of rocks, each special in my mind, from beaches my husband and I walked. I take the same tireless care in gathering vintage vases for my collection and seeking out the most luscious seasonal blooms for my clients. Gathering also sparked the event design side of Gather, as I love to start with an idea – color, texture, an heirloom treasure – and spin it into an entire experience, gathering context and detail along the way.
I believe in letting flowers shine as they do in nature. I let each stem dance and delight in their own loveliness, highlighted and supported by every other bit of foliage and flowers in an arrangement. My designs are at once unique and timeless, romantic and whimsical, pensive and wild.