BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Sydney Grgurich | Owner + Designer
Lemon Leaf Florist is a culmination of all of owner Sydney Grgurich’s lifelong fascinations: she loves art, architectural design, hospitality, and she enjoys throwing parties for friends + family to gather, laugh, and make beautiful memories. Sydney has a passion for travel that stems from a love of visiting new places, experiencing new cultures, and staying in beautiful resorts - go figure! After graduating from Texas A&M University, she put her degrees in International Studies + Business to work while allowing her creative talents to shine in the floral industry.
Sydney spent a summer attending a master floral design course in Covent Garden, London where she received the majority of her formal training. In addition, she has attended The Karen Tran Floral Experience in Santorini, Greece and Papagayo, Costa Rica. Her passion for travel has taken her through the Americas and Europe, and she hopes to continue discovering new beautiful places through the floral industry.
In her not-so-abundant free time, Sydney loves to go to concerts, host dinner parties, spend time with family, and, since she has had her pilot’s license since she was 17, Sydney loves the hobby of flying when she can afford time to do so!
Favorite Colors | White, Pink
Favorite Flowers | Orchids, Freesia, Coral Peony
Favorite Place | A tie between Barcelona, Spain + Sorrento, Italy
Kimberly Mulloy | Creative Director
Sydney is incredibly blessed to have the support of her family, especially mother Kimberly Mulloy who is her partner in crime and a constant source of sunshine, energy + inspiration. With a background in hospitality, event production, and art history, Kimberly jumped into the the quickly growing business and Lemon Leaf became a mother-daughter duo.
Originally from Illinois, Kimberly Mulloy graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a BFA in Art History, specifically studying architecture and interior design.
After stints in interior design followed by hotel management, Kimberly turned her love of working with children and her passion of the arts into a teaching career that spanned 13 years. Working with elementary age children + those with special needs provided an outlet for her talents to flourish.
Her consistent love of gardening, painting + travel have provided inspiration to seek out the beauty of daily life. Most recently, she has taken on the challenge of floral design and loves creating beautiful live art.
Whether she is designing a small arrangement for a dining room table or a massive hotel installation, creativity + fearlessness are displayed through her beautiful floral creations.
Favorite Colors | Yellow
Favorite Flowers | Hydrangea, Viburnum, Fuchsia Roses
Favorite Place | Anywhere in Costa Rica
Elise Grgurich | Event Manager + Designer
Elise Grgurich is an event manager and floral designer at Lemon Leaf. Her adulation for floral design grew exponentially when she attended the Karen Tran Master Class in Santorini, Greece. Here, she learned the techniques of fabulous floral design and was taught how to create extravagant installations. Along with creating bouquets for daily delivery, she enjoys helping to build large pieces for weddings and corporate events. Elise has been a scheduling guru, keeping us on track with day-of wedding coordination alongside her sister, Sydney.
Elise is finishing her degree at the University of Texas at Austin [Hook’em!] with a focus in Sociology and Communications. She recently returned to Austin after spending a semester studying in London, England. Elise enjoyed her time travelling through Western Europe. She ventured to Chania, located on the island of Crete, as well as Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Sorrento, and Brighton in southern England. She is an avid traveler and finds that her eye for design is enhanced through exploring new places, people, and cultures.
Favorite Colors | Pink, Yellow, White
Favorite Flowers | Roses, Peonies + Tulips
Favorite Place | London + Austin!!