Lyn Graves

Flowers are my life-literally! It is all I know and it is all that I do. I set up my first wedding at the age of 9 and now my portfolio includes over 10,000 weddings and events in 14+ states!”

Michael Whaley

I like to characterize myself as a designer who can think outside the box-allowing our clients to maximize their budgets-and, at the same time, producing creations that exceed their visions.

How we approach your special event

Fresh Affairs is about results and about exceeding expectations. Our goal is to realize your dreams and vision, to make real the event you only imagined. We don’t focus on fads or trends, we focus on you-on the things you want, hope and expect.From classic to creative, from simple to stunning, we combine experience with imagination to make your event what it should be-amazing and unforgettable-a memory to cherish forever.

  • Winner of over 75 state and National Design Competitions
  • Winner of North Carolina Designer of The Year
  • Winner of Southeastern Designer of The Year, 1st for NC
  • Inductees, Hall of Fame, North Carolina State Florist Association
  • Six-time winner of the Jim Treadaway Interpretive Art Competition
  • Finalist, Teleflora Design America Competition
  • Finalist, FTD Americas Cup Competition
  • Winner, AFS Great America Design Competition
  • Designed florals for the Governor’s Inaugural 2005
  • Created florals for the First Lady’s Luncheon and Lt. Governor’s Reception
  • Created the floral environment for President Clinton’s Inaugural Ball
  • Design for trade and floral magazines locally and nationally
  • Create floral design workshops for competition
  • Conduct workshops for many local, state and national floral associations

  • AIFD American Institute of Floral Designers
  • NACE National Association of Catering Executives
  • ISES International Special Events Society
  • TBA Triangle Bridal Association
  • NCSFA North Carolina State Florist Association
  • Member of The Raleigh Chamber of Commerce


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