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BB Podcast Episode 77: Susan Stremlau

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Susan Stremlau | Meg Sexton Photography

Today we’re visiting with Susan Stremlau, owner of Marion Moss Floral Design in Petaluma, California to chat about:

  • growing a flower business from a side gig to a full-time career
  • the catalyst behind her decision to make a business & lifestyle change
  • rebranding
  • working closely with a boutique hotel
  • identifying her ideal clients
  • the benefits of sharing knowledge and mentoring others
  • how she attracted clients after relocating her business
  • working with a business coach
  • her thoughts on sustainable floristry practices
  • her own wedding which took place during the pandemic

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Susan sitting on antique tractor on her wedding day in a floral dress holding a bridal bouquet designed by Marion Moss Floral Design

Susan’s Wedding | Julie Mikos Photographer

Susan and Thomas Stremlau standing in their Marion Moss Floral Design flower garden

Meg Sexton Photography


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Susan & Thomas were married during the pandemic.

Click here to read their wedding story.

bride in taupe wedding gown holding bouquet of deep purple anemones and mauve toned flowers designed by Marion Moss Floral Designs

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BB Podcast Co-Hosts are: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha) + Maggie Bailey (Bramble & Bee)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

If you enjoyed our chat with Susan Stremlau, you might also enjoy our interview with Kate Woodley, owners of Two Wild HandsClick here to listen.




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