We specialize in floral designs for weddings and events in Charlottesville Virginia, Albemarle County and her surrounding areas. We strive to make every floral arrangement unique and elegant, drawing from our collective interest in fine art and innovative design. Our careful planning with each client enables us to deliver creations that are reflective of individual taste and style. If you are looking for the best wedding flowers in Charlottesville, as well as un compromised customer service and attention to your details, you have found us.
Tourterelle (pronounced “Tour-Ter-L”) is French and means turtledove, a bird representing devoted love in mythological texts.
Since its inception in early 2013, Tourterelle Floral Design has become the leading wedding florist for Charlottesville brides and event planners. Owners, Lucia Evans-Morse and Gregory Britt collectively have 60 years of experience in the wedding and event industries. Together they have formed a partnership that enables them to create enchanting floral artistry and unforgettable celebrations. This partnership brings together two incredible designers, each bringing their unique talents to your table.
Lucia Evans Morse & Gregory Britt, Owners
Lucia joined Tourterelle in July 2013. Lucia comes to us from her 8 years at Caspari, where she was responsible for the interior design and table-scapes for the company as well as the merchandising and interior of the flagship store in Charlottesville, VA.
In Northern Virginia, her Family business was the notable and award winning Evans Farm Inn. Lucia grew up in this prominent Washington, D.C. restaurant where she developed at an early age expertise in working in the wedding and entertainment industry.
Lucia has her degree in design from The Maine College of art. She has worked internationally in Paris, London and Venice as well as throughout the United States. Lucia is proud to have been born in Charlottesville and still maintains her family horse farm and zebra sanctuary, Keelona, in Albemarle County.
With a knack for gardening beginning at age 10, Gregory Britt brings his creativity and attention to detail to Tourterelle as The Creative Director. Britt’s childhood consisted of days spent in the southern Indiana countryside collecting and growing unusual plants. His passion for nature as well as art led him to The Art Academy of Cincinnati, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida gaining degrees in painting and art history.
After graduating in 1991 Britt headed to Manhattan to pursue his painting dreams. He began sharing an art studio with an event designer, Dan Dahl, who introduced him to the event design business. After working with Mr. Dahl, he began freelancing with Preston Bailey, Robert Isabelle, Avi Adler and Dejuan Stroud. After managing Mr. Stroud’s TriBeCa design studio for two years, and gaining a depth of knowledge about the business side of the industry, he opened Gregory Britt Design. Working with many high profile clients he traveled the eastern seaboard from Maine, the Hamptons, Atlanta, Savannah and Palm Beach, designing parties along the way. Internationally, he was fortunate enough to work in England, France, Spain and Morocco.
In 2003, tired of the city, the travel and hectic lifestyle, Gregory realized he missed the countryside and his gardens. Friends introduced him to beautiful rural Virginia, where he was encouraged to meet renowned chef, Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington. In 2003, Britt joined The Inn at Little Washington team as head Floral Designer.
Sally Carroll, Founder
Sally established Tourterelle Floral Design in early 2013. She brings to Charlottesville a fresh and sophisticated design sense, expressed through Tourterelle Floral Design. She graduated from the University of Virginia and Duke University School of Law and practiced corporate and securities law in New York City before moving to Charlottesville in 2003 with her family. Since then she has served as a business/legal consultant and is involved in local community activities, including the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.