Brenda Christie joins Nielsen's Florist as its new special events and corporate lead designer after owning her own wedding and events design company for 14 years.

Prior to operating her own business, she was employed in the corporate world for several years before realizing her true passion in the floral industry. She brings her floral knowledge alongside an innate ability to infuse traditional designs with an artful flair and event-planning talents to the Nielsen's team.

She is a Connecticut Florists Association award-winning designer and has been featured several times in Connecticut Bride and The Knot. She has designed as a freelancer for several luxury wedding and event boutiques in New York and Fairfield County.