Meet the Artist

Hey there! I'm Andi Gretzinger, the founder, owner and floral artist behind North

As a formally trained artist and licensed Art Teacher, you can trust that I have the skills, knowledge and experience to make your vision a reality. 

I pride myself on stunning color schemes and arrangements that are not only beautiful, but unique. I always request inspiration photos for large events, but I will never copy the design of another florist and believe in the artistry of wood flowers and fresh floral design.


No matter the size or scope of your project, I will design all of the elements in your floral arrangements with your specific vision, color scheme and overall vibe in mind. And if you don't know what you want - you can count on me to help you find the vision, or create from one of my many ideas that is always floating around in my head waiting to be created! 

I absolutely love my home state of Wisconsin and all of my neighbors here, but I can also ship orders nationwide and beyond. North Wood Blooms products currently live in 42 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, Turkey, and Canada and have traveled to Mexico and Italy! 

since starting NWB, I have fallen in love with the business side as much as the artistry. I am a huge advocate for the wood flower industry and want to see its collective success. There are so many more wood flower artists out there - and we are growing and building each other up along the way. I am proud to be considered a leader in the industry, and have been inspiring a new generation of wood flower florists in my area by attending career fairs, presenting at the local schools and even hosting an eager past student at the studio for a bit!

 If you love the portfolio I have curated on my Instagram feed, you’ll love seeing your vision come to life in wood flowers too!  

I never thought I’d be a wood flower florist when I grew up - they didn’t even exist! So here are some FAQs about my journey I’d love to share with you; 

How did you get started with wood flowers? 

I found wood flowers back in 2017 through one of my best friends. She ordered flowers through Eco Flower, a pioneer in the wood flower industry (who even got a deal on shark tank) and bought from them for her wedding.

As soon as I saw sola wood flowers in person, I knew I wanted to add them to my arsenal of crafting skills and possibly bring them into my classroom of elementary art students. Remember how I am a formally trained artist and licensed Art Teacher? I had an awesome fourth grade lesson for Dia de Los Muertos and wanted to possibly use them in a floral skull lesson. Once I got a hold of them, I knew that this medium was going to be just for myself as a creative outlet! (Sorry kids!) 

Shortly after that first introduction to the flowers, my sister became engaged and I knew I could make her wedding florals as a gift, and she accepted! Prepping for her wedding meant a lot of trial and error. There weren't many blogs, videos or tutorials to reference because wood flowers were just starting to gain traction in the US. I started posting photos to my personal facebook page and many of my friends and family began ordering small gifts and arrangements. 

A few months before my sister's wedding day, another friend needed wedding florals and she asked if I’d help create her wedding florals as well. Within 2 weeks of one another, I watched two NWB brides walk down the aisle carrying wood flower bouquets made by me.

I will be forever grateful to Becky and Mollie for their willingness to "hire" me as their florist! I had an instant portfolio, and the rest is history! 

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Want to learn more about my journey? I wrote a blog post about the whole thing here: