Dark + Diamond Floral Design is a husband and wife team. Katie Burley and Michael Patton are both multi disciplinary artists living in and working throughout the Hudson Valley. Their design aesthetic is inspired by a love of art and the natural world. Focusing on the ritual and process of creating together, a deep felt poetry is revealed in their work. Drawing from the undeniable magic in nature, they customize each event paying special attention to architecture, environment and season.

With fifteen years of experience, Dark + Diamond specializes in custom tailored design and florals for each individual client. Our approach reflects our extensive art and design background and our love for the timeless beauty that flowers can bring into any setting. Our ideal client is someone who trusts us to interpret beauty through thoughtfully curated design. What other time in our lives do we get to celebrate with flowers, reminding us of how delicate and exquisite this life can be! From grand to intimate, we design florals for weddings and events, hand selecting every bloom. We work closely with Hudson Valley growers and wholesalers focusing on locally grown and American grown flowers. As well as importers from all over the world, providing you with the most unique and highest quality product. 

The Process

Full wedding floral services begin at $6,000. We are also sometimes available for just personals (bouquets, boutonnieres, flower crowns and corsages) for pick up or delivery. We work extensively throughout the Hudson Valley but are available to travel further.

In person or phone consultation (we LOVE to meet in person!)
Formal proposal with attached mood board for visual inspiration
Follow up discussion and revision if needed
Approval
Signed contract and 50% deposit to secure date
Post contract revisions and site visit if needed
​Wedding/event day delivery, installation and breakdown​​ ​

Katie's background is in fibers/textiles, costume making and millinery (the traditional craft of hat making). Working with her hands has always come naturally. After exploring a range of mediums in art school, she discovered that flowers combined everything she loved about being an artist. Line, gesture, color and texture suddenly expressed in every single stem. A world of possibilities.
For many years, Katie focused her creative energy into her own unique accessories line, selling to Anthropologie, Lovely Bride, Urban Outfitters and many other boutiques across the country before realizing her true happiness and talents lie in the ephemeral beauty of flowers. 
Katie's style reflects her free spirit, poetic conscience and her love for the wild spontaneity in nature.

THUNDERSTORMS

BURNING MAN

MAYONNAISE

BABY ANIMALS

PLAYING LED ZEPPELIN REALLY LOUD!

a few of her favorite things

More About Us

Photo by Cappy Hotchkiss

CHOPPING WOOD

HOBOS

STARLING MURMURATION

HIS 1979 VW BUS, 'PORK CHOP'

THE WORK OF CAI GUO-QIANG

THE GRATEFUL DEAD

a few of his favorite things

Michael studied glass and sculpture at the California College of Art. Deeply rooted in process and material, his work conveys a range of sensibility creating intimate sculptures that capture detailed memories and emotion. Michael was born in Detroit, the industrial heartland of America. A city that has it's own unique aesthetic where labor, blood, sweat and rust create a poetic landscape of decrepit beauty. He has always been fascinated by tools, machinery and trains. Katie guided Michael into the mysterious and magical world of flowers. He combines his knowledge of art and design with his love of nature to curate custom events. Michael's style is simple and intentional. Revealed by an unspoken language, his refined aesthetic draws from the power of subtlety. He values the handmade in an ever changing world of technology.

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301.503.3543
darkanddiamond@gmail.com