gaby bras - owner

I'm an independent, certified floral designer (CFD) located in the Metro Milwaukee, Waukesha and Lake Country area. I truly appreciate the physical aspect and unlimited creativity of floral design, and enjoy working together with each client to create unique pieces to meet their individual needs.

"Everything Gaby makes is truly an art form. Her attention to detail, insistence  on quality and flawless execution make her the perfect choice for your special day!" ~ Megan B.

After earning a BA in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I pursued a full career in marketing communications. I worked in corporations, museums and educational institutions, but in the back of my mind, it was always my hope to have my own business and bring cross cultural understanding, peace and joy in some small way to this crazy world we live in.

Along the way, I began practicing the art of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) and joined Ikebana International. Its motto - "Friendship through Flowers" - was created at a time when the world was recovering from the ravages of war. It urges all of us to join together in a spirit of peace and harmony - equally relevant in todays world. 

I have found a passion in working with flowers and truly hope Pink Opal Floral spreads a little love, joy and maybe even peace to you and yours 💕

                                                  ~ gaby

memberships​​​​

Ikebana International

Milwaukee Chapter #22

President (2017-2019)

Greater Chicago Area Ichiyo Chapter

Past Treasurer, Inaugural Member

Milwaukee District Garden Clubs

Past Corresponding Secretary

exhibitions 

milwaukee art museum - art in bloom (5 years)

wisconsin state fair - ikebana international milwaukee chapter (10 years)

museum of wisconsin art - bloomin' holidays (5 years)

mitchell park conservatory (the domes) - torii gate (10 years)

awards

the knot - best of weddings (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

wedding wire - couples choice (2020, 2019, 2015)

expertise - best floral designers in Milwaukee (2018)

wisconsin state fair - horticulture staff favorite (2012)

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