Janet Flowers - Owner / CEO - Nature of Design

This Special Events Magazine 2008 and 2009 Gala awards winner for “Best Dining Table” along with 2013 ISES Gala awards winner for “Best Dining Table”, is the founder of the renowned Nature of Design Events.  Janet Flowers, the woman behind it all brilliantly creates with illustrious floral design palettes, as if creating a carefully crafted architectural blueprint to ensure a distinctive experience for hosts and guests alike.

With over thirty years of experience in the fields of wedding and event design, horticulture and floristry, Flowers’ unassuming demeanor, sophisticated style and seemingly infinite creativity are the driving force behind the upscale wedding and event design firm.

Growing up in a New Jersey lakefront home surrounded by gardens sparked Flowers’ interest and became her inspiration, leading her to study horticulture in high school where she began winning design awards throughout the state, and to pursue formal studies in Retail Floristry in college.  Flowers, already immersed in the world of horticulture, expanded her talents and directed her skills towards the wedding and event design industry, building a reputation for her unparalleled innovation and unwavering dedication to creating a product that surpasses the “traditional” floral design.  Incorporating personalized color and flower palettes, Flowers ingeniously tailors every design to her clients’ style, needs and overall vision.

Flowers’ work is featured in national magazines including US Weekly, Brides Magazine, Grace Ormond Wedding Style, Southern Lady Magazine, Tea Time, and Special Events Magazine, as well as local publications including Engaged magazine, Washington Life Magazine, Washingtonian Bride and Groom Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, along with many wedding blogs.  

Flowers passion for flowers resonates with each client, as she is involved in the day-to- day operations, meets with clients and has hands on approach with each client’s wedding and event design.  She is there from the beginning to the end and believes in having a firsthand personal approach to working with clients in an intimate fashion.

Raquel Shutt

Raquel Shutt is the owner of Wedding Savvy Inc., a premier full-service wedding planning company located in Annapolis. For more than 10 years, Wedding Savvy has been featured in many regional publications such as The Knot Magazine, The Washingtonian, and The Capital, as well as featured on We TV’s “Platinum Weddings.” Her firm has been recognized as one of the best by Weddingwire.com and Capital Gazette. Recently, Raquel was named one of Annapolis’ Finest 40 under 40 by Cystic Fibrosis as well as “People to Watch” by The Capital in 2009.