April 2020 (Vol. 34, No. 4)

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FL0WER POWER OFFERING A HIGHLY PERSONALIZED AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCE, EVER SOMETHING FOCUSES ON CREATING A ONE-OF-A-KIND VISION THAT SHOWCASES THE ENORMOUSLY TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF FLORAL AND DESIGN. BY MICHELE CHIAPPETTA & PHOTOS BY SARAH ELIZA ROBERTS Need an event designed or a wedding coordinated? Want an elegant arrangement of flowers to honor mom on Mother’s Day? Looking for stellar bouquets for your bridal party — flowers that look as lovely as what you’ll see in a design magazine? It’s time to turn to Tulsa’s Ever Something, a floral arrangement and event planning company that is as bright and memorable as a cascade of sweetheart roses. Ever Something’s co-owner Taylor Fowler first fell in love

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with flower arranging in 2011, when she discovered a passion for recreating the beautiful images she saw in vintage gardening books and flower photographs. “I was just a DIY type of person,” she says. “I’ve always been pretty creative, and I’ve always enjoyed working with flowers, and I got into doing flowers by myself.” Fowler loved flower arrangements so much, she even dreamed about creating a floral business of some kind. But the company she now co-owns didn’t bloom into being

until she was approached by her soon-to-be business partner, Katie Carpenter (whose husband, Justin, owns Foolish Things Coffee Co.). As it turned out, Fowler and her husband decided to hold their wedding at Foolish Things, and fate was about to intervene. “My business partner, Katie, and I met because my husband and I got married at Foolish Things,” says Fowler. “I did all of my flowers and the design of my wedding. Katie noticed, and she approached me. It turned

out she had a background in event planning, so we teamed up. Now, she does all the wedding planning and coordination we do. And I handle all the floral arrangements.” That was seven years ago, and the ladies of Ever Something haven’t looked back. Business has been good, and they love the process of creating locallysourced, personally stamped event planning that is strikingly beautiful to see. “We mostly do events, weddings, and everything like that,” says Fowler. “We do have a flower shop too, but it’s only open by appointment. It’s a studio where we create flower arrangements for events.” For those considering Ever Something for event planning, all you need to do is browse the business’s online gallery or Instagram feed to see the beautiful designs and arrangements you’ll receive. The photographs are gorgeous and elegant, full of roses and decorative sprays, as you’d expect to see at a wedding. The team is creative, and they love it best when the bride and groom give them leeway to design a customized look personalized to the couple. “One thing we always tell our couples is to not necessarily decide all of the designs and flowers based on things they see from other weddings,” says Fowler.