Owner, Creative and Event Director, Jennifer Ford-Chatfield grew up with a love of gardening from her Mother and a love for planning events from shadowing her Aunt Nancy who spent years planning events for the Metropolitan YMCA. Her floral and event planning career began 26 years ago in her home state of Iowa. In 1998, she moved to Nashville,TN where she worked for the top floral business in the area. Specializing in high end and cutting edge design, Jennifer has received multiple awards, had her work published and became the lead designer for many large corporations and celebrities. Among her larger clientele were Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, The Grand Ole Opry, RCA Records, Gaylord Entertainment, The Sound Kitchen Recording Studios and Governor Don Sundquist. In January of 2003, Jennifer moved to Connecticut and after freelancing in Manhattan, took Fleur de Lys from a gift shop to the premier florist in New Haven and later purchased Fleur de Lys in January 2007.She is The President of the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and an active supporter of her community with work in multiple children’s charities as well as cancer related charities. She is a proud Breast Cancer survivor.
Jennifer and her Mother Betty