Hi there! I am Emma Rippelmeyer, lead designer and owner of Stems by Em. My design aesthetic could be described as romantic, fragrant, organic, and full of texture and movement. I love the fast paced work of weddings and events. Getting to see a beautiful final product makes me giddy.

I am honored to have couples trust me to design for one of the biggest days of their lives, and I do not take that responsibility lightly.

My journey to a love of flowers started with my family. My grandmother was a florist (hi Gammy!), and encouraged me to give floral work a try through my 3 sisters’ weddings. My love of working with my hands grew through high school and college, with wonderful friends and family encouraging me along the way. I have been working out of my home studio ever since, where I live with my husband Josiah and massive goldendoodle, Albus Dumbledog.

There is something truly magical about being able to take something that is already so beautiful by design (hello, nature) and help it shine through each client’s vision. My goal is to honor Creator-made beauty while preserving the unique individuality of each client. It is my desire to be a source of joy, celebration, and connection for everyone I work with. 

“This is my Father’s world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas–
His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world:
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world:
He shines in all that’s fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King: let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let earth be glad!”

This Is My Fathers World
by Maltbie Davenport Babcock