our beginnings + foundational values

Our story begins with me - Abby Daigle, owner of Stems.  I was literally born into the wedding and events industry, with a long line of florists, caterers, venue-operators, chefs, wedding planners, and designers in our family.  My childhood home was, and still is, a prominent wedding venue here in Austin.  Growing up at a venue meant I was surrounded by lavish parties all the time, and I absolutely loved watching the events unfold... to me, it was truly mesmerizing and exhilarating.  I grew up knowing with every fiber of my being that I would be in this field.  

I learned floral design from my mother and event styling from my father - both of which became pillars of the Stems business model as I launched my own career.  Flowers will always have my heart, but for me it goes way beyond the blooms in terms of what I see when designing an event for our clients.... I see the linens, the details, the draping, the lighting, the furniture selection, the layout... and everything that comes together to complete the look as a whole.  My background as an event designer makes me a better florist, and allows our team to provide you with a truly full-service experience that is second to none.  

I have put my heart and soul into this company since 2004, and I could not be more pleased with where we are today.  I am truly blessed with some amazingly talented people on my team who inspire me every day to do more, keep reaching, go higher, and to continually push the envelope in terms of design.

And that is the Stems story - we cannot wait to meet you, and hear yours.


Abby Daigle and Your Friends at Stems


Going on our 15th year, our team is a carefully curated group of designers who take on a limited number of events to ensure top quality and top customer service. We specialize in bringing your vision to life by creating stylish, unique designs, while making the process fun and easy for you.  The number-one reason people book with us is because of our designs — "you just really understood my vision" is the most common thing we hear from our clients.  

We can provide floral designs, linens, lighting, event rentals, paper goods, event signage, draping, and anything else required to make sure your vision is realized. We take care of as much of the event design as you want, so that your experience is fun and effortless.

The foundational values for our business are rooted in kindness, the desire to truly connect with our clients, and above anything... dreaming big.