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Carolyn : owner / lead designer

I moved to Chicago in 2008 to complete my Masters in Art Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  After finishing my degree and working at a variety of Chicago high schools as a researcher, teacher's assistant and substitute, I began freelancing in floral design.  I opened The Bread + Butterfly in January of 2014, using my fine arts background and knowledge in color theory, sculpture, and composition to greatly influence my designs.  I love working with couple's with unconventional ideas, willing to step outside the norm and invest in the creation of a beautiful space to celebrate their love.  




Mr. Denzel Washington : Studio Assistant

Carolyn relies on a variety skilled and valued freelance florists and set up crews to help her throughout the year. However, her constant studio companion is the handsome Denzel Washington.  He enjoys chasing balls at the dog park, long naps, keeping watch from the studio window, and peanut butter.