Tobey Nelson is obsessed with flowers. This life-long infatuation with nature and plants led her to pursue a BS in Landscape Horticulture. She spent the first 20 years of her working life designing gardens and overseeing their installation. During that time, she did flowers for weddings and parties as a side job. After all those years in the rain and mud, she wanted a change but couldn’t imagine a life without plants! Since she still really enjoyed the experience of collaborating with people to bring a vision to life, she decided focus on events full time. It took about one wedding and she was hooked! Tobey loves to hear a client’s dream for their celebration – be it a wedding or a party or a corporate event – and then have the opportunity to use her project management skills and passion for plants to help create a smoothly executed and beautiful occasion. Tobey’s design skills and award-winning customer service have earned rave reviews from her customers. Tobey is also an invested member of her Whidbey Island community. She has an extensive knowledge of, and a network of connections with, all the best members of the Whidbey Island event industry.
We care deeply about the environment and local economic health. We believe in Slow Flowers: this means we are committed to supporting farmers who grow flowers using sustainable farming practices here in the USA. We always begin our sourcing cycle right here with Whidbey Island farmers, and then go out farther as needed to get the very best flowers that match the palette of the event. You can be assured that there is no toxic green foam or harsh chemicals used on any of our designs. We compost all waste and often donate leftover bouquets to the local retirement home to spread the floral love. We believe in marriage equality and support every couple in their own individual, unique style and wishes. At the core of Tobey Nelson Events + Design is a desire to please you. We love hearing your dreams, wildest desires, and wishes and will blend that all together to create your vision. You can trust us to jump right in!
Tobey Nelson Events + Design provides a wide range of services including flower delivery, floral & event design, wedding planning and day-of coordination, as well as special event planning. We have a selection of decor items available for rent. Tobey also provides garden design and consultation. And in our spare time (ha!) we farm! You can be sure that some of the blossoms and greenery in your flower arrangements were grown right on our Whidbey Island farm.
For those interested in our weddings flowers and/or wedding planning, we offer a complimentary consultation. We’d love to hear what you are imagining to see how we can help you! Pricing varies per event, so please contact us for a range or quote.