ZuZu’s Petals is the Premiere, full-service wedding and event floral design studio that specializes in styling contemporary, custom floral creations for weddings, corporate and social events in and around the Austin area.
With over 7 years in the industry, we have made it our business to help our brides turn her wedding day into the magical event she has been dreaming about since she was a little girl. Our experienced team at ZuZu’s Petals helps bring those dreams to life through our one of a kind floral design that is sure to leave both you and your guests dazzled! Whether the style for your event is rustic or romantic, whimsical or formal, our passion for flowers, colors and a keen eye for the out of the ordinary is what inspires us to continue creating breathtaking memories. Our seasoned team of designers will work with you to ensure the execution of an event that is true to your personal style and creativity!
What’s in a Name?
ZuZu’s Petals is just busting at the seams, designing for a great majority of Kindred Oaks couples along with weddings all over the Austin area! Named after ZuZu Bailey, the daughter of Jimmy Stewart in the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, our little shop began over 7 years ago in the basement office of Kindred Oaks, and has now grown to be a bustling floral studio that has been featured in recent blogs, magazines and events.
In 2009 we moved from our tiny basement studio to a brand new building. Our excitement was stunned for a moment when on an early morning in February of 2010, our darling shop burned to the ground. But, just like the damaged petals of ZuZu Bailey’s rose, we swept away the debris and created our second shop that turned out even better than before! Only 4 short months after the fire the brand new ZuZu’s Petals Austin re-opened its doors and has never looked back!
Meet our Team
Our design team consists of versatile designers who love what they do, and strive to pull in your personal style to any event, through our custom creations.
Heather Dupuis started off her career with the wedding venue Kindred Oaks, but to feed her creative side she would sneak down into the shop any chance she got, even if it was just to whip up a few boutonnieres! In 2010, she officially took over as manager of ZuZu’s Petals, making a strong push to bring the design of the shop outside the walls of Kindred Oaks, to venues all over the Austin area. With a strong feel for whimsical design style, Heather likes to implement elements of nature into her work by using lots of fun greenery and branches, and will cover just about anything in moss if you let her!
The reigns of ZuZu’s were taken over in 2013 by our lead designer and shop manager, Deirdre McKenna, who hails from Boston and brings over 14 years of experience with her to Austin. She is a well-rounded designer who creates beautiful floral arrangements and is known for her oversized bouquets! An avid Trivia night winner, skee ball champion and a fan of vintage fashion, Deirdre adds her personal flair to all her work! Don’t be surprised if she sneaks a head of kale or a few apples into one of her creations.
With a degree in Horticulture, Leslie Moree- Kerin comes to us from the great state of Mississippi and is a true animal lover. Working for LSU, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and Walt Disney World in Florida, her knowledge of all things green brings her own special flavor to the shop. Keeping ZuZu’s organized though the madness of wedding season, she is an integral part of our team. Loving nothing more than a full bunch of blue and purple hydrangeas, Leslie’s design style is a bit more traditional, but she still loves a bit of whimsy too!
Our only true Texas girl, Trisha Watley also has a background in horticulture and received her floral certification from the Benz school of design at Texas A&M. Loving to cook and do a little Texas Two Stepping, floral design is just one of her many talents. Bringing experience from the retail floral industry, Trisha has fit right into our little floral family. Spreading her creative wings, her design shines in the creation of gorgeous cascade bouquets and big statement pieces!
Donna Aleman has been with us since day one and is one of the designers who launched our dream into the reality of a successful floral shop! While she is a busy lady, as the owner of her own wedding consultation business, Ame Soeur Events, she still very involved with every aspect of the shop.These ladies can create ANY design, whether it is inside the box or pushing to the edges of reality! The beautiful thing is how well we all work together on each and every wedding and event, to see the clients' vision come to life!