To Do GREAT WORK you MUST LOVE what you do....
Chandra Christenson, owner of Simplified Celebrations, developed her love for flowers at a young age. Picking buttercups with her grandfather is one of her fondest childhood memories. So one could say her start came from there.
Aside from having formal experience in a local flower shop, Chandra graduated from The Floral Design Institute in Seattle, WA. Soon after Chandra took the Advanced Wedding Design course from FDI and continues to stay on top of current and upcoming trends in floral artistry and design. In 2016 Chandra was embraced by an international collective of wedding and event designers, Chapel Designers.
After helping family and friends plan, design, and execute their own weddings Chandra was urged to start her own endeavor. Simplified Celebrations was born in 2009. Having an entrepreneur for a father Chandra and a creative mother already equipped her with the building blocks needed to start her own business.
Following the birth of her second son, Chandra's dream came true. The first step was remodeling her garage into a fully operational design studio. Chandra's dining room was then converted into a comfortable consultation area. By keeping her business close to home, Chandra was not only able to keep her two boys Ethan and Carsten close, but she also kept overhead costs to a minimum.
Fast forward 8 years....the boys are older and business has exceeded expectations. November 2015 Simplified Celebrations relocated to a studio in Richland, WA off Casey Avenue. Now offering expanded consultation times, Sips & Stems classes, and a co-op environment for other vendors in the event and wedding industry to meet their clients.
Come and see the new space, chat flowers, and tell us what inspires you.