Carla & Michael met while working together, Carla with a dried floral installation in a shop Michael built. The Florist and the Carpenter fell in love over many, many cups of coffee, and in 2016 they would work together for the first time as Idlewild.
Dried florals were always a favorite material to work with for their wedding installations; they lasted forever, didn't wilt during hot wedding days in the full sun, and could be used over and over again. So when all weddings were lost in 2020 they began to make bouquets to offer their local community with the dried florals that filled their studio. They quickly realized how wonderfully well these could ship, and offered them to America soon after. These gifts sent all over their small town and the Nation have now become the heart of Idlewild.