Flower Duet’s Floral Design Team
Sisters Casey (Coleman) Schwartz and Kit (Coleman) Wertz began their floral design business in 1999.
We started Flower Duet as a part-time weekend business after Casey had retired from designing flowers on luxury cruise ships around the world (see Casey’s biography below) and Kit had immersed herself in floral design courses for a few years. We love creating custom wedding flowers for all types of brides and grooms, directing corporate team-building reward events for companies like Brighton and Ernst & Young and teaching flower arranging to budding floral designers and the dedicated floral enthusiast.
Flower Duet has been our full-time passion for the last decade and it shows as we are preferred floral vendors for Terranea Resort, The Portofino Hotel, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach, The City Club Los Angeles, Hotel Maya, The Bellamar, Shade Hotel Redondo Beach, Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach, Norris Center Pavilion, Los Verdes Golf Course, Verandas, La Venta Inn and The South Coast Botanic Garden.
In addition to teaching flower arranging classes at our own design studio in the South Bay of Los Angeles. We also teach floral design workshops at The South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes and at The Huntington Library in San Marino.
Casey Coleman Schwartz
Casey was inspired by flowers her whole life through our parents’ beautiful gardens and love of all types of flowers and plants. After Casey graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, she achieved her goal to work on cruise ships and to chase summer around the globe.
Casey started her floral design career on a luxury cruise ship called The Sea Goddess I, part of the legendary Cunard lines. It was one of her early jobs on the ship to create and maintain the live floral designs on the ship for 7–10 days and to buy flowers from vendors at port cities around the world in multiple languages and currencies.
After acting as Chief Purser for six years on the ship and fulfilling her dream of following summer around the globe, this California native settled down in Los Angeles to be close to her brother and sister. She continued to take floral design courses including completing her advanced floral design certificate.
Casey’s design aesthetic knows no bounds. She is open to all flowers and all types of design. She can mimic any style and has a wonderful, warm inviting personal style of her own which is evident in all the relationships she has with her clients and students.
Like her sister, Kit had a love of flowers from an early age thanks to the lovely flowers her mother grew every summer in the backyard. During college, Kit worked as a perennial plant specialist at a local nursery and after graduating from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Kit had the opportunity to work in The Netherlands. Kit became passionate about floral design after living among the flower-loving Dutch and after she created her own wedding flowers (with Casey’s help) for her wedding in 1997. Kit fell in love with the Los Angeles Floral District and wanted to share that passion for flowers with her friends.
After taking friends down to the mart and showing them how to create flower designs, the concept of Flower Duet took shape. By teaching people how to design flowers in their own homes in a flower party atmosphere, Flower Duet was able to grow through referrals for weddings and special event flowers.
Kit’s background is in photojournalism, so her creative eye is a plus when trying a new floral design idea. While working as an Internet marketing expert for companies like Office Depot and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Kit honed her floral design skills taking classes and workshops around Southern California.