Hello and Welcome!
Rachel O’Neil Event is a creative floral studio catering to weddings and special events. This creative work space is located within Rachel’s other full service floral business - The Flower Shoppe of Eric’s. We are in the heart of downtown Reading, MA and love being a part of this great community.
Rachel has worked with flowers and plants for over 20 years, beginning the day she walked into Eric’s Greenhouse at the age of 14 and began as a cashier. Throughout high school and college she always found herself working in a greenhouse or florist. After changing majors (lets just say a few times) she knew that her passion was and would always be in the floral industry. She worked in a few different types of floral shops, she was giving wonderful design opportunities and learned different aspects from each experience. She knew deep down that owning her own shop was the only next step.
Then fate came a-knocking. Her former and first boss was closing Eric’s Greenhouse and selling the land. Rachel jumped at the opportunity to purchase the phone number and own a shop in her hometown. The Flower Shoppe of Eric’s opened its doors on February 4th 2013, just 10 days shy of valentines day and its been a whirlwind since.
In 2015 the retail space next to the shoppe became available. With Rachel’s wedding business growing and the shoppe busy as well - it was time to take another leap of faith and expand. Rachel O’Neil Event & Floral Design would now have its own space to focus on event work and meet with clients.
In the spring of 2019 we launched ‘The Flower WORKshoppe’ - our answer to customers asking if we did any classes. WE CAN NOW SAY WE DO! These classes offer our guests a fun and social flower design experience. Where they can mingle in our creative space and leave with something gorgeous made by them!