Meet Lily & Betsy! Owners of Lily Floral Designs located in Kansas City. Lily & Betsy have been running their studio for the past three years.
Hi!! I am Lily - the co-owner / founder of Lily Floral Designs. This whole thing started in my kitchen as a side hustle and ballooned sooo rapidly. (terrifying & amazing all at once) After 4 years on my own, Betsy joined forces with me and we made this thing official as business partners.
At Lily Floral Designs, I manage communication with our clients about overall visions, timelines and all of the big and small details. I also design alongside Betsy on all events and daily arrangements. When I'm not in the studio, you can find me thrifting, watching Bob's Burgers or Real Housewives or hanging out with my main man - my 2 year old, Julian. I love what I do because designing with florals allows for that creativity to flow, I love adding beauty into the world through our art and being a small part of life's celebrations. I value being able to show my son that being a full time entrepreneur and full time parent do not stand against each other but can coincide successfully. ♥️
Hi! I’m Betsy, co-owner and one half of of Lily Floral Designs. I’ve been flowering weddings and events for 15 years now! I’ve been fortunate enough to work in cities across the country gaining experience and knowledge of the floral industry!
In 2019, after living in Charleston SC for 3 years and becoming a mom to sweet Josephine, I decided it was time to move back home to KC and join forces with my longtime friend and now business partner Lily. Because 4 hands are better than 2 and 2 brains are ALWAYS better than 1!
When I’m not in the studio flowering you’ll find me sipping iced mochas year round, listening to WAYYYY too many true crime podcasts, exploring all the best local restaurants, practicing my home chef skills and trying to be the best mom to my sweet girl.
Starting and co-owning a business (especially during the height of COVID 😵💫😵💫) has been a labor of love and equal parts challenging and rewarding. However, there’s something really amazing about getting to wake up everyday and do what I love… and actually be able to support myself and my little family Knowing that I’m setting an example for my kiddo, that she can do or be anything she what’s in life is really just the most rewarding feeling ever.
Our current shop is located in Columbus Park - located directly between the very popular Swoon Bakery and Cafe Cà Phê's new brick & mortar. We're so excited to be a part of such a historic KC neighborhood with such deep Kansas City roots. Our block has flowers, coffee, cookies and will soon add an ice cream shop and a BBQ restaurant like are you kidding me??? A DREAM.