More than a collection of people assembled in one place, a gathering is a celebration of the things that matter most.


A note from Heather ~

Whenever asked “What do you do?”  I always take a deep breath and say “Well, I am lucky that I get to do a lot of different things.” I started Gathering over 20 years ago, and for the last fifteen I’ve been fortunate to share this adventure with Mary Ruth. Together we have seen Gathering grow in ways I could have never imagined.

Over the years we have been in the roles of florist, stylist, concept and printed material designer, chandelier hanger, sofa mover, logistics manager, wedding planner and coordinator, book contributor, personal shopper, interior designer, workshop teacher and trusted confidante ( just to name a few!). I think the only thing I haven’t done is play in the band!?  But, I do like to dance and love a good tambourine, so you never know!

It has been our privilege and honor to have crafted everything from multi-million dollar events on the opposite coast to charitable events in our own Lowcountry backyard.  We love the endless variety that comes from ensuring that each gathering bears the signature of each individual client.

I hope that our work resonates with you.  Please send us a message, we’d love to hear from you.




Heather Barrie

Owner, Designer & Planner

Mary Ruth Miller

Designer & Planner


Because our work is custom and highly personalized, our service fees reflect the scope and needs of your specific event or project.  We are happy to connect with you to discuss details and see if we are a good fit to create your vision ~

Here is where to reach us – 

Fine Art Florals

With a team of fellow flower lovers and designers, we craft our signature, lush and nature-inspired floral installations and bouquets.  We take a great deal of pride in sourcing seasonal, unique blooms and a variety of textural elements to create a one-of-a-kind ambience for our discerning clientele. 

Florals & Design to the Trade

Florals, Design & Coordination

Design & Planning

Styling & Editorial



Flower Workshops

Voted one of Martha Stewart’s top florist in the country, Gathering offers a wide range of workshops that teach flower sourcing, care and arranging with the season’s most unique blooms and textural greenery. 

For a full one day Individual flower workshop, classes are being offered starting around $1750

The day will be a private hands on experience tailored to each student’s desire to learn about flowers and/or the floral industry.  We can cover a range of topics to include ~  creative process + inspiration, how to source materials, creating natural & organic movement in arrangements, as well as business topics and strategy to start, help or grow your company.

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