Allison Dishman


“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature”
Eckhart Tolle

Quaint and Whim Photography

Professional Info


I first entered the floral industry in 2005 where I worked for Billy Heroman’s Flowerland and Fred Heroman's in Baton Rouge, LA. I moved to New Orleans in 2006 and trained under the wonderful AIFD designer Paul Norman of Thibodeaux’s Flowers and Gifts. I started a freelance floral business called “Pour L’Amour De Fleurs” in 2009 and serviced Baton Rouge and New Orleans.


In 2013, I joined forces with the amazing Diane Mouton and Fat Cat Flowers where I worked on over 150 weddings a year, corporate and political events, the Louisiana Derby's winners blanket, and floral arrangements for the film industry.


My husband and I relocated to Ann Arbor, MI in July 2017. We started a small flower company called Pear Street Flowers, and I've had the pleasure of freelancing for renowned designers and floral design studios including Susan Mcleary of Passionflower, Parsonage Events, University Flower Shop, Katie Wachowiak, Pot & Box, Red Poppy Floral, Studio Terrain, Antigua Floral, Pistil & Stamen, and many others. I'm available for freelancing in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, New Orleans, Florence, and worldwide. 


Work Experience


Owner/ Freelance Floral Designer

07/2017 - present

Pear Street Flowers by Allison & Nicholas Dishman

Floral Designer

10/2013 - 07/2017

Fat Cat Flowers by Diane Mouton, New Orleans, LA


Freelance Floral Designer

"Pour L'Amour De Fleurs" by Ally C Wilson, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA


Design Apprentice

2/2009- 12/2009

(Allison Wilson - Maiden name)

Paul Norman third Generation of Thibodeaux's Florist, New Orleans, LA


Design Apprentice and Receptionist

11/2005 - 9/2006

(Allison Wilson)

Billy Heroman's Flowerland, Baton Rouge, LA 





Baton Rouge Magnet High School, High School Diploma, 2004

Louisiana State University, 2004-2006

University of New Orleans, B.S. Urban Studies and Regional Planning, 2009

Floral Design Skills
  • Creating floral arrangments and bouquets for weddings, funerals, and events

  • Processing and caring for indoor plants and cut flowers

  • Designing and installing floral art Installations

  • ​Flower crowns and floral headpieces

Hospitality Skills

  • Receptionist, wedding flower consultations, and networking

  • Fine-dining mixology and food service

  • Catering delivery, setup and display, service, and break down

Communication Skills

  • ​Floristware

  • Ularus

  • Telaflora and FTD wiring services

  • Bloomnation