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!
In 2013 our ZuZu’s team welcomed our lead designer, Deirdre McKenna, who hails from Boston and brings over 16 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!
A 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!
The newest member of our squad, Sarah Babb, comes to us with two years of floral design under her belt and an infectious smile! A true Austinite, die-hard Disney girl with just the right touch of edge, her designs express a flair for the unique. In her spare time she loves nothing more than a cuddle session with her adorable dog, Wyatt!
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!