METAL + MOSS floral design is an exclusive wedding and event floral design studio in Portland OR specializing in weddings, celebrations, workshops and fresh flower deliveries. Each arrangement is unique and made with sustainably grown, seasonal flowers. We use locally grown flowers from small Oregon farms. Our design is based on rich textures, intriguing and uncommon blossoms and a balanced unbalance.
As good stories go, it all started one night out at a bar. Not our love of flowers and great design (that began decades ago) but the wild idea to get together and start our own business. Joining forces and combining the knowledge of two design oriented, creative people we created METAL + MOSS floral design. Britlyn’s experience in the floral industry managing flower shops and freelancing for other top wedding florists and Tanzie’s design experience creating and building window displays and full shop makeovers for some of the most influential fashion brands in Europe and the States. Tanzie keeps things hanging on the wall and floating in the air while telling Britlyn how to practically construct her wild ideas and not fuss over every little petal.
Our design aesthetic is a little bit hard and a little bit soft. We love the Dutch master painters and abandoned buildings. Delicate, soft flowers and old muscle cars. We believe that hard and soft are complimentary and we strive to find a balance between the two. We are METAL + MOSS.
We are lovers of art using flowers as our medium. We are observers of nature speaking in blooms. Like the Dutch maters and their paintings we create works of art that tell a story. Capturing movement and motion, life cycles and time in static pieces, like floral paintings. Our aesthetic is like our philosophy on life. It’s wild, fascinating, textured, intricate, windswept, a naturally balanced unbalance.
Britlyn Simone has been obsessed with all things botanical since she can remember, playing in her childhood gardens, dissecting blossoms and creating bouquets. Her childhood fascination has become a driving force in her life and a passion that can't be tamed. Britlyn began working as a floral designer over a decade ago and has since seen her love of flowers take her around the globe.
Tanzie Hickory has been creating installations and visual displays professionally for the past 13 years. Her work began in Miami, Florida collaborating with local galleries and major fashion companies to produce both on large and small scales. Tanzie's passion and talent has allowed her opportunities to create in major cities from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland.
We have dreams of growing our own specialty flowers on a little patch of land we can call home in the PNW. Planting unique varieties of our favorite blooms (think old world garden roses that actually have fragrance!) and cultivating color palettes for upcoming weddings. In the mean time we work out of our studio in Portland and source flowers from our favorite local growers who are committed to healthy and sustainable flower practices.
Thanks for getting to know us! We can't wait to flower your world. -Britlyn + Tanzie X x