Rose & Thistle

Floral Design Studio

Flowers for weddings and events in Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati, Kentucky, and destinations.  Flower arranging workshops for the public and for private groups.


We love our clients.

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I hired Elizabeth with Rose and Thistle to do both floral and event design for my wedding and she knocked it out of the park! She was very thorough and attentive to even the tiniest of details from beginning to end in the process. She also helped guide me on additional details such as choosing the menu for the wedding. As the bride, it was a big stress reliever knowing she was taking care of so much and I didn’t need to worry a bit about the design details. I didn’t know much about flowers when I began the process with her and she took the little guidance I gave her and came up with a plan that made my wedding look so elegant and classy. I received many compliments on her work and I highly recommend her!
— Pamela Brown
Elizabeth has impeccable taste and a keen eye for detail. My wife and I couldn’t have been happier with her floral and event design for our June wedding in Lexington, KY. We felt like we were in such good hands all the way through the process. In addition, Elizabeth worked with us to make sure the design plan was within our budget and she put in the extra mile doing things behind the scenes the day of our wedding that we had no idea about! As the groom I had very little say in the design plan (largely by choice!) but I couldn’t have been happier with the final outcome. Highly recommend Elizabeth!
— Adam Wright

Elizabeth and Team delivered an incredibly beautiful floral and event design that surpassed my wildest dreams. Rose&Thistle are far more than your typical florist with an attention to detail that can’t be compared. Elizabeth helped create a full visual effect for our wedding helping me select every detail and sourcing hard to find flowers on a tight timeline. She stepped up to assist with set up at our venue with speed and humor when our rental company didn’t deliver. I’m so deeply thankful she was an instrumental part of our big day. She’s a true talent. Run to hire her for your big day.
— Jessica Scherer
Elizabeth did a fantastic job managing floral and set up at multiple locations for our big day. She and her team seemed like they were everywhere including setting up the reception venue, designing beautiful arrangements for the wedding location, and delivering the bouquet and boutonnieres in person for my wife and I. She and her team easily took care of every detail and made sure that we were able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the day knowing we were in good hands. I highly recommend selecting her for your wedding!
— Matt Scherer
I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth and the Rose & Thistle team on a wedding this summer! We handled the logistics and Elizabeth created a stunning design for the ceremony, outdoor dinner, and indoor reception. Her site plan was one of the best I’ve ever seen - immense attention to detail, with an eye for functionality and flair. It made set-up simple and efficient, and the end result was a beautiful and precise setting to celebrate a beautiful couple! I would welcome the opportunity to work with Elizabeth again, and cannot say enough about her warmth, quick and clear communication style, and absolute talent! You can rest assured your wedding or event will be in amazing hands when you hire Rose & Thistle!
— Ryan Kroening, Events by Lady K
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Elizabeth & her team at Rose & Thistle did a BEAUTIFUL job with the flowers & overall design for our April 29th wedding in Louisville, KY. From the beginning of the process, she was diligent and organized, ensuring our vision was properly documented in her design plan, and taking the time for an in-person consultation at the venue a month before the wedding date. When it turned out that our final head/table count was a little lower vs. originally planned, Elizabeth had great suggestions on how to repurpose the extra centerpieces into more lush arrangements and cake decorations. On the actual day of, I was stunned by how gorgeous all of the arrangements and sprays looked. My only regret is that I didn’t take some of the arrangements back home to NY with me to preserve, but at least we will always have the photos. Would highly recommend Rose & Thistle for anyone wanting a gorgeously decorated wedding or other special occasion!
— Subha Lincoln
As a planner and designer I know that flowers are a very important part of any wedding celebration. And I’m always extremely careful selecting the vendors that I work with. Elizabeth designed and created the most amazing flowers for an Indian wedding that I planned in April 2017 in Louisville, KY. Communication was a big deal for us as I’m based in Brooklyn and the Bride too. The bride didn’t want to have the traditional Indian wedding in terms of flowers and decorations, so I knew that we needed a great florist to achieve the look that she was looking for. Elizabeth is fantastic! She communicated everything effectively via email and phone calls. She made sure to go over every detail in the first consultation and then she sent a detailed proposal with pictures of the flowers she’d chosen to make the vision a reality. She is very sweet, easy going and 100% reliable! I don’t have enough good words to describe the great experience that I had working with her. The day of the wedding when I saw the flowers I was speechless. They were absolutely gorgeous!!! She was able to take the bride’s vision and create a work of art. Elizabeth is truly gifted at what she does and I would recommend her to EVERYONE!!! THANK YOU ELIZABETH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DID! I really hope that you move to NYC!
— Lina Kreisberg, Lina Kreisberg Wedding and Event Design

I chose Elizabeth Hemphill to do the flowers for my son’s Rehearsal Dinner. In working with Elizabeth one-on-one, I found her to be organized, engaging, precise, creative,and most of all, professional. She is an amazing talent with expertise not only in floral design, and event planning, but culinary and wine pairings as well. The flowers were stunning, the designs enticing with lots of attention to detail. She carried the theme throughout the entire venue which made it even more elegant. We are lucky to have Elizabeth here in the Bluegrass and I definitely count her among my friends. The event she planned for me was stunning in every way and exceeded my expectations beyond.
— Dottie Cordray
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I hired Elizabeth as our florist for our July outdoor wedding. From the very start she was super attentive to every detail and had great advice for several aspects of the wedding not just for the flowers. I asked to make some adjustments to the design three weeks before the wedding and she was quick to come through and make it work. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous and our cake table was amazing!!! I couldn’t be any happier that we chose her for our big day!!!
— Leslie Wyler