Hi! I'm Alex.

I'm a self-proclaimed #DomesticFeminist, and the woman behind the flowers. My passion is bringing people together through nature, and I can't wait to meet you.

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Tying the knot? Mertle & Dot's sweet spot is colorful nuptials with a flair for the unconventional. Check out our portfolio and get in touch!

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    Save your wedding bouquet, anniversary flowers, or centerpieces from a special event with a custom frame.

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    Honor all of life's biggest events with a custom floral arrangement, delivered right to your home.

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  • "WOW. Alex is so lovely to work with and her pieces are stunning. I 1,000% recommend her services and am beyond thrilled she was able to turn my my wedding bouquet into art."

    — Moira Nguyen

  • "We reached out to Mertle & Dot for our microwedding, and Alex made THE most phenomenal bouquet and centerpiece that perfectly matched the season and the occasion."

    — Erin Nicolle

  • "I cannot say enough great things about Mertle & Dot! She truly goes above and beyond. She has been doing work for me for over a year, and looking forward to many more projects together."

    — Chelsea Bellantuono