established in 2012

It all started with a girl obsessed with sewing and designing her own clothes at the age of 14. Her love of pattern, texture, and intricate details fed her creative spirit. Only to find that years later this passion set her up on a course to design not clothes but intentional wedding and events across the country. Crystal began Southern Posies out of her living room floor with flowers backed in every nook and cranny. With flowers filling bathtubs they knew it was time to set up shop in a studio. Southern Posies officially opened its door in October 2012 with a handful of flea market vases and props. Fast forward to today and over 350 weddings later plus an incredible team, Southern Posies services the southeast and beyond.

our mission

Helping brides tell their story through meaningful designs, purposeful details and whimsical blooms—so they can have peace-of-mind that every detail is handled with care and intention and focus on building a marriage more beautiful than their wedding.

meet our team

Crystal Strickland

OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Hey there! I’m Crystal, and I’ll be the one handing you your first glass of champagne as a Mrs. (and making sure every detail is handled with intention and care along the way). As a boutique event and floral designer, my passion lies in telling Southern wedding stories infused with romantic details and charm.

My go-to word recipe for cultivating a memorable wedding is passionate, purposeful, and meaningful as your wedding is a sacred moment filled with the people you cherish most and a vow of love and commitment before God, family, and friends. That’s alot to take in and exactly where I can come alongside and help ensure our focus stays true on the things that matter most to you.

Coming from a family of creative entrepreneurs and a grandfather who was an award winning rose-gardener: it’s safe to say that with years in the events industry, I found my sweet spot (and now I believe in highschool sweethearts, lazy lake days, football tailgates, archways full of beautiful blooms, and family: don’t be surprised if you see handy husband (yup, high school sweetheart!) helping lay out details on your big day — and yes, he is pretty darn good at flowers.

Grateful you stopped by and wishing you an armful of blooms, friend!

Trip Strickland

EVENT TEAM

Hey there, my name is Trip.  You will find me wearing a variety of hats around Southern Posies events. From building archways to constructing custom pieces like guestbook benches and hanging flower platforms-my passion for woodworking comes in pretty handy.

I work full time as a Credit Analyst for Alabama Ag Credit and like to think I have the best of both in my job:  banking plus agriculture.  I enjoy the outdoors along with hunting, fishing, hiking and trips to our family farm.

A few facts about me:  In high school I interned in the prop shop at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where I had my hand in building a few sets for plays.  One of my favorite memories is taking a road trip across the country to California with a buddy of mine and fly-fishing the entire way.  The Snake River is a personal favorite if needing a good recommendation.

Allie Little

EVENT MANAGER

Hey y’all! I’m Allie. I have had a huge passion for weddings since day one. I have been to more weddings than I can count – always begging my mom to be her “plus one” to every single wedding she was invited to. I pored over glossy bridal magazines for much longer than I ever did my college textbooks. Speaking of books, I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. During my last semester at Auburn, I had the pleasure of interning at Southern Bride magazine where I was fully immersed in the wonderful world of weddings day after day and grew a widespread knowledge of the industry. I joined Southern Posies in January of 2017 as the Event Manager and now you will find me scooting around our Mulberry Street studio space masterminding everything from event logistics and our bride’s vision boards to assembling the cutest boutonnieres you’ll ever see!

ALLISON HAY
ALLISON HAY

ANNA ALLEN
ANNA ALLEN

DEBBIE RACKLIFFE
DEBBIE RACKLIFFE

DERRICK MCCORKLE
DERRICK MCCORKLE

GRACE STEARNS
GRACE STEARNS

JOSH HUGGINS
JOSH HUGGINS

KALEIGH MCMATH
KALEIGH MCMATH

LAINEY CLOWDUS
LAINEY CLOWDUS

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