Anthera Floral is Melissa Pack (formally Melissa Cushman Floral Design)
anther : the pollen-bearing part of a flower
anthēra : a medicine made from flowers
My connection to flowers, funny enough, began at birth, when my mother named me Melissa—which means “honey bee.”
When I was 17 I got my first job as a florist at a tiny flower shop in my hometown of Edmonds, WA. Since then, my love of flowers has grown into a passion for seeking joy, beauty, & healing through floral design.
Clients have described my aesthetic as organic, effortless, and whimsical. My work is inspired by the way flora naturally occurs and thrives in the wild. I love how various elements of nature work hand in hand—from the honey bees connecting flower to flower—to the foliage and vines reaching longingly toward the sun—all parts coming together to create beautifully structured chaos.
In 2010 I started my own business in Seattle and have been working in floral arranging for weddings, events and retail in the greater northwest ever since.
As a designer, my dearest hope is to combine my experience and expertise with your vision—together creating a floralscape that adds an element of fresh, natural botanical beauty to your wedding, event, occasion, or product shoot.
Flowers for a Cause
Giving back is an import value at Anthera Floral, so we partner financially with the Ugandan-based nonprofit LeadMinds Africa. They work to develop young leaders through education and life skills. To learn more about their work, visit www.leadmindsafrica.org.
Portfolio Photo Credits: Melissa Leith Photography, Ellie Lillstrom Photography, Chris C. Bowden, Aya T. Sato Photography, Jenny Lindquist Photography, Gabriel Boone Photography, Elliot Suhr, Antonio Ysursa, Megan Christine Studios, Carina Skrobecki, Marcela Garcia Pulido Photography, Jacquelyn Portolese Photography, James Moes, Jacob Mariano Photography, Joanna Monger