~ cynthia & david ~

our story

You would think it would be an easy undertaking for two married designers

to express the heart of their work together.

But sometimes it is difficult to put into words

something so very personal.  

If there is one word we have heard repeated in reference to our designs,

it is romantic. Romantic…to which one of us typically responds with a quiet giggle.

We're usually too immersed in our work and lives together to see it.


What we can always see clearly is how our work reflects

our relationship and our couples.

Rooted in tradition, beautifully imperfect, organic… raw… and incredibly romantic.


As a couple, we have bonded over a shared love of textures and mediums

that embody the same effortless, simple beauty.  

Together, we've created something in Oleander that not only celebrates each other and these things we hold dear, but also your love.

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In Oleander, a Boutique Floral & Decor Event Studio, we have founded a partnership uncommon in today's design community.

Having trained under some of New York & Philadelphia's most established floral designers & event stylists, Cynthia's fine arts and photography background, passion for the botanical and keen sense of environmental design

have helped establish Oleander as one of the region's finest floral and event studios.

David's successful career in interior architectural design, fabrication, metal casting, concrete sculpting and woodworking for commercial and residential clients throughout the Philadelphia & NYC markets

have assisted in expanding Oleander's event design capabilities far beyond the traditional.   


features & press

Over the years, we've had the pleasure and honor of seeing our team's hard work and creativity recognized by many of the industry's top publications.  

It always such a joy to relive the incredible moments shared with our couples as we flip through each feature.  

Links to a sampling of our recent features can be found in our portfolio galleries.


Love and thanks to all of our warm hearted, open minded, unique couples...

Bringing your dream to life, at home and abroad,

has brought life to ours.

You will always remain a part of our family!

cynthia & david

our best photos and one of our most memorable moments, 

courtesy of the ever talented Jill & Ryan McGrath of With Love & Embers