about us

Meet the team

This business is grounded in friendship and the belief that any relationship is built to last when friendship is the foundation.

Earth Blossoms was founded over 30 years ago by wedding florist savant, Noreen Saksa. Noreen spent years honing her craft and creating some of the most stunning florals for weddings and events throughout Connecticut and destinations along the East Coast. 

In 2015, Noreen met Lauren O’Brien and they instantly became friends. They bonded over their love of flowers (of course!), design and the meticulous details of planning events.

In 2016, Lauren, the Owner of Lauren O. Events, and Stephanie, the lead planner for Lauren O., were approached by Noreen with a chance to carry on the Earth Blossom’s name. Noreen was considering retirement, and the reputation of Lauren O. had been established through their many mutual clients. Knowing that Earth Blossoms had been her life’s work, Noreen strove to ensure that her company’s reputation would be maintained not just by a sound business partner, but by a pair of friends.

Stephanie and Lauren are fortunate to have earned Noreen’s faith and are honored to accept the responsibility for maintaining the proud legacy of the business their good friend established through a lifetime of love and commitment.

When attempting to describe Earth Blossoms – who we are, what we do and why we do it – we always find ourselves coming back to this singular word: Friendship.

Hello, nice to meet you

Meet Stephanie

Meet Lauren

Wife to an incredibly supportive husband, Jay, and Mom to three of the most amazing boys (#boymom), Jamien, Sawyer and Kellan. 

My favorite things include family, flowers, coffee, thank-you cards, to-do lists and sushi (usually in that order). 

My favorite part of any wedding is the emotion-filled ceremony – when I usually cry. 

I began heading in the direction of floral design after earning my business degree and driven by my desire to make things beautiful. I’ve had the esteemed pleasure of fine-tuning the art of floral design by learning from Noreen’s expertise. Working alongside Noreen has been the most artistically challenging and rewarding experience of my career.  
Putting my creativity to work is very therapeutic for me while seeing a beautiful design brought to life makes me feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

Hi, I'm Stephanie!


co-founder, lead floral designer, & stylist

Wife to Sean, Mom to Evan and Maia and hopefully a friend to you. As creative director and boss lady of Lauren O Events I am privileged to design beautiful events for the most awesome clients. 

When Noreen decided to retire I, although sad, was honored by her trust in allowing Stephanie and I to continue the Earth Blossoms brand. 

When not designing weddings I am spending time with my friends and family, catching up on my favorite reality TV shows, the latest celebrity gossip and indulging in coffee and cupcakes – they fuel most of my days. My favorite part of every wedding is the room reveal. Seeing the excitement of my clients and seeing our months of meticulous planning and design come to fruition gives me goosebumps. 

I can’t wait to meet you!


Hi, I'm Lauren!

co-founder & event designer


Creating florals, in our own unique style, for all of life's events