Meet the Owners
MARTHA STEWART  -    originally from  Michigan  and a long time resident of  New York City,   Martha has a  business degree from  Western Michigan University and is a  Certified Project Manager.   She achieved a  Six Sigma black belt  level for  innovative  business  analysis.  A resident of Richmond since 1993,  she holds certificates in wedding coordination, floral design and event planning.  Before co-founding SBD,  Martha was a buyer for  Lord & Taylor  and  Bloomingdale's,  followed by 17 years at Circuit City Stores with concentration on project management and vendor relations.   Martha has two daughters and seven grandchildren.   Her passions are weddings,  Florida State University Football,  photography  and  landscaping.    Martha often says she would rather be at a wedding helping to make the event a success than anywhere else.


DEBBIE BERRY -   originally from Ohio,  Debbie holds a Masters Degree in Education from  Ohio State University  and is certified in floral design and decor.   After her teaching career, Debbie transformed her lifelong love of antiques, vintage items and historical lore into a successful retail business.  A founder of SBD, she is an avid decorator and gardener with a talent for combining the two into home and landscape  design  that  is well known in the Midlothian area.  Debbie and husband Randy  have a daughter and son,  and five grandchildren.  A master of  color  and  floral  design,  her passions are bridal bouquets and creative center pieces  -  always with low cost in mind.


COMPANY HISTORY  -   Stewart Berry Designs,  or S B D as we like to call it,  began  hundreds  of  weddings  ago  in  the mid 1990's.  With Debbie's  color  and  floral  experience  and  Martha's  project management and vendor relations experience, coupled with their mutual interest  in  weddings,  estate sales and collecting vintage/antique items,  Martha and Debbie were often called on by friends and family to design wedding floral arrangements, to create a time-line for an event,  or manage the various vendors during the reception.  It was an obvious transition into the creation of a wedding planning and floral business.  

MISSION STATEMENT  -   From the very beginning,  Martha  and  Debbie  were  committed  to  creating  a  company that was different from the usual  floral  and  coordination  offerings.  They based their company on the following concepts –


                    every wedding should be special and unique  - 
designs are always new and never prepeated
                    personal service is of the highest priority  -  we only do one wedding a weekend so that we can provide excellent service 
                    family heirlooms and collections should be used and not collect dust in the attic  -  from this came the Loaner Program so that we can share these things with others

                    the bride’s money is precious and should be respected  -  use our creativity instead of your cash

                    licenses, insurance and certification is necessary  -  we are knowledgeable professionals, not hobbyists or amateurs
                  bride's rulewe give honest and experienced based advice, but in the end it's the bride's call
                  mothers, brides and family members should be guests at the wedding and not workers -  let us watch the clock and handle the tasks while you all have a wonderful time