Hi. My name is Page, and I am the owner and operator of Page Elliott.
Ever since I can remember, I have been madly in love with art and design. I cannot function without beauty and creativity. I am truly content when I am designing, conceptualizing, or installing floral and décor for an event. To me, floral and event design is like breathing, like floating on my back in the river, staring at the sky. It’s happiness.
I am a florist; a floral artist. I’ve been in the industry for thirty-four years, since I was fourteen years old. I started out in the floral shop of a grocery store chain, scrubbing buckets and copying designs out of wire service books. I quickly moved from there to the events department of the biggest shop in my hometown in central Iowa.
A quarter of a century ago, I moved here, to Portland, Oregon, and continued to work with flowers. I worked in retail shops, as a freelancer, and then, after a fashion, I came to work for the largest catering & events company in the state, and I became their Floral and Artistic Director. I spent thirteen years helping change the face of Portland events, becoming a name and a force in the floral world. It was crazy, hard work- long hours and grueling sets, but it was the best.
And then, one day I left. I had a family, and I thought I needed to prove myself, to pursue a “real job” in the corporate world. I learned a ton, but deep down, I was miserable. Gone was the beauty and creativity I craved.