I have always loved flowers! I love how they can instantly make someone smile, and how the smile can last for days and many times even longer. Flowers are a messenger of the heart. They can say so many things: I’m sorry, I love you, Get well soon, Welcome; the list can go on and on. They often can say what words cannot.

grandson Morning Rise Flowers was born out of that passion. Friends and family started reaching out and asking if we would help with their wedding flowers or do a special bouquet and my passion was re-kindled and renewed. So in May of 2012 it became official and we were “Open for Business”.

Our studio was created where my daughter, Alyssa, and I became an unstoppable team creating and fulfilling the floral dreams of our guests. (Even my grandson likes to help once in a while!)

We specialize in weddings and special events, but we love doing beautiful bouquets or a sweet boutonnière or corsage for a prom or special party guest.

We strive to cater to even the smallest details and still stay within budget by carefully and thoughtfully listening to the wants and needs of each guest.

Because we do not work out of a commercial store front we are able to provide you personalized and professional service and products that are more affordable.

We are committed to providing quality products and service with a caring and professional touch. We look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your special day!

Dawn Mead

I grew up in Clifton Park and attended Shenendehowa Central School.

I married an amazingly talented carpenter and we have three amazing and talented children: two sons dawnand a daughter. We have also been blessed with five adorable grandsons.

We live on the old family homestead where we have enjoyed homeschooling our kids, took part in 4-H, raised goats, rabbits, pigs, cows and horses. We have grown our own vegetables and even had a roadside stand at one time where we could share the bounty with our neighbors.

I have always loved being creative and found my passion for flowers by divine intervention, if you will. I was at a ladies breakfast with my mom and some other women. Some I knew, others total strangers. The lady next to my mom asked if she knew of anyone looking for a part time job in her flower shop. I was quick to volunteer and she eagerly brought me in under her wing. A few years later she sold the business, where I stayed on for a few more years. Sadly the business had to close due to financial reasons. There were quite a few years that passed before I found myself in another flower shop, learning new techniques and styles. As fate would have it, that shop also had to close its doors. I found myself in a local not for profit, yet still longing to work with flowers again. One of my co-workers learned of my passion and asked me to do her wedding flowers and the little spark came back to life. Others have since come along and have allowed me the privilege of fulfilling their wedding flower dreams and I am more excited than ever to have this opportunity and pleasure of working with wonderful people and beautiful flowers.