My first job at age 15 was working for a flower shop in Hamden, Connecticut, which I continued to do through high school. I enjoyed the summers in Chatham, Massachusetts with my family.
As an undergraduate at Connecticut College, I majored in Botany, while also pursuing Art History and Dance. After graduating I worked at Phillips Farm Florist, a flower shop in Chatham owned by John Phillips. Deciding I needed a break, I worked for Cape Cod Life magazine as an advertising rep for 2 years. I then decided to open my own flower shop with an acquaintance. I left my shop after 5 years to leave the retail end of the industry and focus on special events.
In 1992 I was honored to be the first professional floral designer from Cape Cod to exhibit at Art in Bloom at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. My staff and I participated in the event for 7 years.
I personally meet and consult with each client, custom designing the perfect ambiance for each event. I find inspiration for my designs in nature, architecture, music, art, and fashion.
Photo by Amy Dykens
Patrice R. Milley Floral Designs is a boutique floral and event company specializing in weddings and parties. Patrice and her staff have been creating floral décor for over 25 years. The talented design team will work with you to transform your visions into beautiful, creative designs. They are passionate about flowers as well as providing exceptional service to their clients. Their mission is to reflect your unique style in every detail of your celebration.
I know nothing about flowers, so I didn't know where to begin when planning for our wedding. We found Patrice, told her our colors and that we loved hydrangeas and left the rest to her. The final product was absolutely gorgeous!
– Julie & Dyfrig
A note on pricing:
All of our florals are custom designed and custom quoted. Please contact us to discuss the details of your specific event so we may put together an accurate proposal for you.