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Hi! My name is Olivia, and I am the owner and licensed floral designer of DELPHINE floral design, serving southeastern Louisiana.

As long as I can recall, I have always loved flowers. Actually, "love" is an understatement ..."slightly obsessed" is more appropriate. As a child, I was fortunate enough to grow up around flowers, particularly camellias, gardenias, magnolias, and just about any other typically southern botanical imaginable. My mother always encouraged all of her daughters to be creative in everything from school projects and hobbies, to cooking and planning parties. It is because of her patience and encouragement that a fervor for floral design comes so naturally to me.

DELPHINE may be a young company, but my love affair with all things floral is nothing new. Not too long ago, I realized that the strain law school left me begging for a creative outlet. After graduation, DELPHINE was created with a simple mission: to create timeless, dreamy floral designs, and to share that natural beauty with others. DELPHINE's mission is to create, inspire, and to leave things more beautiful than we find them.

So many people ask about the name. To those who know me, the answer is no surprise: family history. I absolutely love learning about my ancestors, particularly the women. DELPHINE (del-FEEN) is a chic, feminine name found on both sides. It is pure coincidence that I also love the delphinium flower! With this name, there is an association with the Greek city of Delphi. I recently learned that Delphi was believed by the ancient Greeks to be the "womb of the world." It doesn't get that much more feminine than that. Being a nature girl, and an entrepreneur with a legal background, I LOVE this combination of "flower power" and "girl power." In a nod to the past and the women who shaped our family history, I will sometimes post designs inspired by, and named for those women. My hope is to encourage others to delve into their family histories, and to provide my own descendants with some information in the process!

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