After years of planning, Kara, along with her husband Chris, officially opened the farm of their dreams in May 2017.
Weddings and beautiful flowers just seem to go hand-in-hand, and there’s nothing Kara loves more than seeing the happiness and joy that her flowers and weddings bring to others. Creating a unique and unforgettable farm experience for wedding couples (and their guests) is her passion.
Kara and Chris have lived in Chapel Hill for over 20 years, cheer for the Tar Heels every chance they get, and enjoy spending time on the farm with their two children, Caden and Lyla, and their yellow lab, Daisy.
Jenn, our Creative Director and Florist, has studied the art of floral design since she was 16. Creating joy for others through flowers is her passion. From wild and free to structured and classic, Jenn is able to encompass all styles of floral design.
In 2016, Jenn’s passion for local flowers grew when she planted her first crop of flowers with Kara. Farming, even though challenging, has become one of the most rewarding aspects of her job. In 2017, Jenn made the jump to full-time status at the Barn of Chapel Hill and really enjoys working on weddings and events to create exactly what her clients desire.
Jenn enjoys spending her free time with her husband, a floral designer himself, and her four children.
Katie, our Event and Sales Director, has been involved in the wedding and event industry since 2013. She is passionate about all aspects of weddings, and finds great joy in meeting and working with couples as they plan their wedding. Katie loves giving tours of the barn, and you’ll often find her behind the scenes during events, making sure everything is running smoothly.
In Katie’s spare time, she loves getting in a good workout at the gym, growing her photography skills, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kelli, our Artistic Director, provides calligraphy and design services for our brides through her company Lettered with Love.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kelli worked as a school counselor for eight years, receiving recognition as Wake County’s Elementary Counselor of the Year, and currently teaches third grade.
Kelli is excited to bring her passion for art and hand-lettering to Wild Flora Farm. In her spare time, Kelli enjoys going on new adventures and creating special memories with her two children.