About Us in Fairbury, IL

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 boutique  studio in Fairbury, Illinois.

The vision behind my studio is to bring  garden inspired designs using fresh unique blooms to create bespoke one-of-kind 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 intimate 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.

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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 are a member of the Illinois State Floral Association, and attend  conferences and workshops which allows us to offer our clients the latest in product and design techniques.  We have been privileged to be invited to  Washington D.C.  to help create the arrangements for the 2017 and 2018 Congressional Club First Lady’s Luncheon which has been a highlight of our career.  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”  2015,  2016,  2017,  2018 and 2019 putting us into The Knot 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

Nancy is one of the most genuine and caring people I have ever met and truly goes above and beyond for her brides.  My flowers were absolutely gorgeous and so was the quality of her service! I highly recommend Fancy Florals by Nancy!Kara Neisen Roach

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