Allison Doares, Owner, Lead Designer and Stylist
I am so blessed to do what I love! As early as I can remember I was picking bouquets from the gardens of the women in my life and arranging beautiful vignettes. My great grandmother raised 3 girls through the depression by opening a flower shop. My grandmother attended Furman University on a Flower Scholarship. Imagine that! A scholarship for girls who were responsible for the fresh arrangements in the College! My mother is an artist and Master Gardener. Now God has blessed me as a designer and stylist to assist women on the most wonderful day of their lives to create the perfect environment of beauty to wed. Life is Good!
With a background in visual and performing arts, Allison Doares is a designer and stylist who has studied and trained under Marianne Caldwell of River Oaks Charleston, Joy Thigpen and Emily Newman of Once Wed, and Jessica Rourke and Kaitlin Holland of The School of Styling. Allison is also a budding garden-style floral designer who has studied and trained under Kelly Perry of Team Flower, Holly Carlisle of Rosegolden Flowers, Ashley Beyer of Tinge, Heather Barrie of Gathering Floral & Event Design, Anne Dabney of Stems, and Amy Osaba of Amy Osaba Events. Allison’s work has been photographed by Heather Payne, Almond Leaf Studios, Perry Vaile and Corbin Gurkin. She is also a Senior Certified Wedding Planner through The Bridal Society.
Allison and her husband, Andy Sykora, also own Custom Audio & Lighting, our parent company. Allison and Andy enjoy flying (Andy's a private pilot!), travel, friends, and are huge movie buffs! They are the parents of eight children between them.