owner. dreamweaver. creative director
Bringing joy to others by hosting, baking and entertaining may actually be my first true love. I grew up in a home, really a community, where food was a conduit for the expression of love; for me, hosting was always a natural extension of that. I started helping my Grannan (the original hostess with the mostest) throw parties when I was still very young. She taught me so much about grace, warmth and wit, not to mention organizational skills, DIY madness and how to bake like a champ! My mama and stepmom also provided a childhood full of art, expression, creation and enthusiasm so it’s safe to say that my family very much made me the person and professional that I am today.
Before my decade-long career in events, I worked in restaurants spanning the gamut from dive bars to Michelin-rated establishments. As such, the service industry mindset drives many aspects of my process. I also have a background in interior design which translates beautifully to event design. And as the daughter of a retired ecologist, an affinity for botanicals and floral design blossomed quite naturally.
My husband, Nathan, and I bought a small OTP ATL acreage in early 2018 and we take such joy in tending to the property and making it our own. (Though the chickens really run the show around here.) Our first child, Maxwell Forest, was born in July 2019 and our hearts could not be more full. The extra time we were able to spend with our boy was an undeniable silver lining to sheltering-in-place, as was the opportunity to begin cultivating our cut flower garden. We're so excited for our first harvest in the Spring! We also have four magical critters - 2 dogs, 1 cat and 1 cat who thinks he's a dog - Jolene, Freddie Mercury, Yoshimi and JJ. My perfect evening is hosting a dinner party with friends and family, complete with kitchen dancing, board game playing and my hubby’s tasty cocktails! I also cherish a quiet night on our little homestead with just my boys, our furbabies and that big open sky.
our Espirit de Corps
Thoughtful details are the hallmark of pearl and sky events. At your event, as in life, you should be surrounded by what (and who) means the most to you. We believe in intimate celebrations of all guest counts.
Attentive service and genuine hospitality are the backbone of our business. We take great pride in the care we show to our clients and we know how much you want to love on your guests too.
Inclusive literally means without exception. We are proud to serve clients of all races, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities. Love is love is love is love is love and we cannot wait to help you celebrate yours.
Sustainable measures are vital to our continued existence. At pearl and sky events, we know that it is our responsibility to strive for more sustainable practices, particularly in an industry like floral design that can be so wasteful. We avoid single use plastics, including foam, whenever possible. We compost our green waste in various ways. We are tending to a modest but ever expanding variety of cut flowers in addition to everything else we grow on our homestead. Check us out @dreamweaverfarmsga.
Loyalty is of the utmost importance to us and we know it is to our clients as well. Many of our all-time favorite events were created for people we now consider friends. How lucky are we?!
designer. installation architect.
Hi, I'm Kyah, a designer on the team at pearl and sky events. I have a long history of creativity, starting as a child, growing up with artist parents in Gainesville, Florida. I attended SCAD in Savannah where I received a BFA in Textile Design with a focus in printmaking. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Atlanta and began working at Anthropologie as a Display Coordinator and Visual Merchandiser. After years of continuously making flower related art, I decided to pursue my love of flowers and started interning with various floral designers around Atlanta.
Heather and I first bonded when we discovered we were both secretly pregnant while working on two huge installations for a New Year's Eve wedding. There's nothing like mutual morning sickness while trying to maneuver a scissor lift to really start a friendship! A year and two babies later we took the steps forward with me joining the PSE team!
I live in the outskirts of Atlanta, near Stone Mountain, and have a big yard on a river where my two giant, fluffy dogs and three cats can run free. I enjoy filling my yard with flowers and am attempting a small vegetable garden for the third year now.