About Us

Located in Fairbury, IL

Nancy working on table bouquets

Hi there!

I’m Nancy,  the owner and lead designer of Fancy Florals By Nancy.  I felt a connection to plants and flowers even as a child as I admired my grandmother’s gardens and helped my mother tend her gardens.  This connection beckoned me to cultivate my own extensive flower gardens on our family farm where my husband Wayne and I worked together and raised our family.  The garden nurtured my creative spirit and stimulated a passion to learn everything I could about the floral industry.   In  2012, after completing Floral Design I and II at Parkland College, I opened my wedding flower studio in Fairbury, Illinois.

The vision behind my studio is to bring  garden inspired designs using lush blooms to create unique designs in which I draw inspiration from nature and my own gardens. We focus on one wedding per weekend which enables us to develop relationships with our clients and give exceptional customer service.  Growing up, my family teasingly called me “Fancy Nancy” noting my appreciation of beauty and details.  Now my husband jokingly refers to himself as “Plain Wayne” and he helps with flower prep, garland making and delivery & set-up.   We enjoy  working as a the “Plain Wayne – Fancy Nancy” team to give our clients the wedding of their dreams!  In our free time we enjoy spending time with our eleven grandchildren, traveling and serving on the “grandparent team” at Casa Vida y Esperanza, Magdalena, Mexico.

Only Offering The Best

As the lead designer I am passionate about continuing to learn and enjoy taking part in “hands on” workshops around the country, challenging myself through new experiences, webinars and online summits.   We have been privileged to be invited to  Washington D.C.  to help create the arrangements for the 2017,  2018 and 2019 Congressional Club First Lady’s Luncheon.  Our most recent adventure took us to California to create floral designs for the Rose Bowl floats!  I am a member of Chapel Designers and am inspired by and enjoy the camaraderie and opportunities this group gives.  To find out about the experience our clients have with us, take a look at the testimonials page and read first-hand accounts of our clients who have chosen us for The Knot “Best Of Weddings” as well as “Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award”  2015,  2016,  2017,  2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 putting us into Wedding Pro Hall of Fame.

Service Area:

As a wedding florist, we serve central and northern Illinois including Springfield, Champaign / Urbana, Bloomington / Normal, Peoria, Joliet and the Chicago area. We are also available for travel beyond our service area.

Hours:

By Appointment Only

Phone:

Call or text (309) 212-6570

Email:

fancyfloralsbynancy@hotmail.com

“We absolutely loved working with Nancy! Her kind and gentle spirit coupled with her expertise in floral work made her a pure delight. She took my ideas, some specific and some vague and created a design which far exceeded my expectations.”

We’ve Been Published!

As Seen On The Knot
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As Featured On Love & Lavender
As Seen On RWC RusticWeddingChic.com
Published on Sisters in Law
Let's Bee Together
Big Day Made Logo
As featured on Chi the Wed Logo
The Celebration Society Featured Vendor
Featured on Zola
As featured on Strictly Weddings
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