Welcome to the Kio and Kompany website! Kio and Kompany is an offshoot of Kio Kreations and my newfound happy place & creative space. It is named after me and my three daughters: I’m Kio (also known as Kristen) and my beautiful daughters are Aria, Vivian and Madelyn (Maddie). They are the “and Kompany” part of the name.
Kio Kreations is a successful, top-rated, event floral business in which my team and I focus primarily on floral design for weddings with a handful of corporate orders, bridal showers, baby showers and rehearsal dinners in the mix. I have been doing floral design professionally for over 24 years at this point, and started Kio Kreations over 16 years ago. I have a BFA in Illustration and dreams of one day illustrating a series of children’s books. After having my three daughters, (who were born in 2012, 2015 and 2017), I have realized that I really am truly happy when I am illustrating and creating awesome parties for children + babies (especially for my own girls!). I still love designing flowers for weddings, but I feel like I get to utilize a fuller range of my creative talents when I do parties for kiddos! For example, when I design a child’s birthday not only is there floral design involved, but also illustration work, Cricut projects, balloons, signage, creative games + activities to invent, and sometimes I even sew costumes too!
In early 2018, I embarked on a new chapter in both my personal and business life which involved moving to a new house both as a family and moving my Kio Kreations studio back home (after 7 years in an off-sight large studio space)….So far, its been quite and adjustment, but I can happily report I did get to see my youngest daughter Maddie’s first steps (which she took in the kitchen while I was working on wedding flowers in the adjacent dining room!) Being more present and more available to my young daughters was the main reason for moving the business home. You only get 18 summers with your children, and I was missing so many moments with the busiest-in-summer career I have! I feel like since moving the business home I am not missing as many and my three little muses are always close by!
I look forward to sharing more of my story, projects and parties on my Kio + Kompany page!
“I must have flowers, always and always” ~Claude Monet