After graduation, Emily moved home to Vancouver Island, fell in love, was married to James, and began offering her floral services to any one who would take them. In Autumn 2013, James and Emily moved to Chilliwack, BC where Emily spent the year working closely with the owner/florist of another shoppe all the while designing weddings for family and friends on the side. Another year later and another move landed them in Lethbridge, AB and it is in Lethbridge where Petal & Stem found its name and came to publicly be in Autumn 2018.

Emily’s first exposure to floral design was helping a florist friend with a wedding she was designing, circa 2010. Call it an ‘ah ha’ moment, when Emily instantly fell in love with the work. When Emily returned to university, after that summer home, she found employment in a quintessential flower shop in Old Town Chicago. There she learned how to arrange bouquets and the many names of the flowers she was working with.

Where it all began


Over the past four years, Emily has designed over 150 weddings, countless wrapped bouquets and arrangements, holiday wreaths and collaborative projects. With three elementary aged children, Emily works from home and splits her time between parenting and designing. With the recent addition of a dedicated studio in 2022, family is even closer while designing.

Let's COnnect



Inquire! Reach out using the contact form and tell me a little about yourself and what type of florals you are hoping for. The more you share, the better!

I’ll email you back within 2-3 business days with my pricing guide and availability, and if we both think we're a good fit, we will schedule a discovery call.
We jump on a call and discuss your needs, talk through all of the elements of your day and discuss package options! 
You solidify your package choice and I’ll send you the contract! You sign the contract, pay your 30% deposit and we are officially locked in! 

Now comes the fun part! I send you my wedding planning guide and we start working together to get ready for the best day of your life.
Your day comes. It's amazing. I do my best to make you laugh as much as possible and curate an experience that suits YOU. Also, we are going to listen to a playlist of all your favourite songs to ensure you are feeling comfy the entire time. 
I deliver your sneak peeks within 48hrs. I send you your full album a few weeks later. The photos are sent to you through a digital hosting service where you can download, to print, post and share with no watermarks. You can also order albums & prints directly from me! 

Caitlin Watt

I would recommend Petal and Stem over and over. Emily was patient with me, made a beautiful proposal, and created the most stunning florals for our wedding. She uses high quality flowers and her artistic skill in putting together flowers is abundantly apparent. Just gorgeous.


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“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”


Website design by Kathlyn Jarvis Design
Brand Photography by Kayley D Photography

Website design by Kathlyn Jarvis Design  | Brand Photography by Kayley D Photography