Mindy Francis Staton is one of the owners of both Two Little Buds Florist and Morning Sun Flower Farm. Girl loves to spend her days with flowers! She has an unbelievable passion and appreciation for the beauty found in nature, and backs it up with the talent to bring her amazing visions to life (but don't bother asking her about how amazing she is—she's also the most humble, down-to-earth person you'll ever meet!). Mindy truly never forgets that, while she may have done thousands of weddings over the last decade, each couple only gets one wedding day—so each wedding is important, each couple is important, each flower is important.
In 2015, Mindy was lucky enough to attend a workshop hosted by one of the nation's leading floral designers, Erin Benzakein of Floret, the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made winner for floral and event design. She came back to work with some big plans for her shop and her life! And thus, Morning Sun Flower Farm was born of a few sentences written, at that workshop, as a dream for her future. Since Mindy is the kind of dedicated person who gets things done, she convinced her husband to start a flower farm with her, and, in the spring of 2016 (less than a year later!!), the first perfect anemones were cut at her farm and brought to Two Little Buds to share with her incredibly lucky clients and customers. And the flowers didn't stop there! Soon the shop was brimming with her beautiful ranunculus, tulips, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, sweet peas, and more!
Mindy continues to grow and expand the farm, with fabulous plans to include a design space and a meeting area to sit down with clients. She manages to run two locations of Two Little Buds PLUS a flower farm, and still have the time to hang out with her best friend (spoiler: it's her husband) and their three hilariously goofy bulldogs. Mindy loves Chinese food, her mom, milkshakes, working outside, and facing challenges head-on. And her best quality in our book? She's never met a stranger and will literally do anything to help others!