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 Partner Spotlight: Flowers by Semia  by Nicole Dupuis

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As some of our discerning customers may have noticed, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Ellie’s pulls double duty as a flower shop. On those days, our baked goods are complemented by a display of resplendent bouquets, adding welcome splashes of pink, purple, orange, and other vibrant and exotic colors to your day. Since the start of 2016, Ellie’s Bakery has been honored to be an exclusive vendor for Flowers by Semia, a boutique floral studio based out of the Providence Steel Yard. Specializing in flowers for weddings, private events, and workshops and classes on floral arrangement, Flowers by Semia has been lauded by such regional and national publications as Bliss Celebration Guide and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Flowers by Semia, as its name suggests, is founded and headed by the incomparable Semia. Although a lifelong gardener, Semia recalls one particular cut flower garden that she grew with her mother in the summer of 1994 that would go on, in her own words, to “touch and transform her life in the most amazing way.” The astonishing, spectacular blooms from this garden inspired her to try her hand at arranging, and what began as a passing hobby blossomed into a full-on calling. Since its founding in 2000, Flowers by Semia has grown into a true Rhode Island treasure, yet one with global roots: along with a 20-acre family farm in Lincoln, Semia procures her gorgeous blooms from talented growers all over the countryand even the globe! (Ask her about the Hydrangea farm in Holland!) From her studio at Sims Avenue in Providence, Semia and her team of talented artists meticulously curate and arrange their magnificent floral productions, where they end up the toast of every wedding, banquet, celebration, and humble local bakery that they adorn.


Thanks to the team at Flowers by Semia, Ellie’s is proud to be the only venue in downtown Providence where you can purchase fresh-cut flowers, let alone ones of such matchless beauty and elegance. Whether you’re looking to surprise a loved one, celebrate a special event, add a pop of color to your home, or simply enjoy a side of flowers with your coffee, don’t forget to check out our selection of exclusive bouquets every Thursday through Saturday. It’s only one of the many simple pleasures and sensory delights that we here at Ellie’s are all about!

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