Hey! I'm Penny and I am a southern girl at heart, even though I grew up in Michigan. My husband and I moved our family to Charleston, South Carolina over 20 years ago and never looked back. I love everything there is about this beautiful City we call home. I guess you can say my love of flowers started early. In Michigan, flowers like peonies, lilacs and sweet peas grow like weeds, they are everywhere. Watching winter finally fade into a garden of blooms was my favorite, and it captivated my heart as a young girl.
My heart for flowers and creating followed me into my role as a mom when my daughter Sarah got married. I learned the craft of wedding flowers and then I was hooked. I started doing flowers for friends and it continued to grow from there. When my son Mike married my daughter in law Whitney Randall I knew this was more than just a dream for me. Mike and Whitney started their own business pursuing flowers and I decided to take a break from the front row seat and support their business behind the scenes as their lead designer. Together Mike and Whitney built a beautiful and successful business here in the Lowcountry. When they left Charleston to pursue another God given dream, I felt the Lord nudge me to take the reigns once again and carry on this passion inside me to create!
My husband and I call Charleston home, and when we're not working or at home, we are at the beach! We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren & counting! Designing flowers is more than a career for me, it is my passion. I tell people all the time "I LOVE my job!" and it is the truth. There's nothing I'd rather be doing. Bringing my client's dreams to life is what makes this business so much fun!
To me choosing a name for this business was more than picking a name that sounds good. It is so much more than that. The name Passion Vine comes from one of my favorite verses in the bible "I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relationship is intimate and organic, and the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated from Me, you can produce no thing." John 15:5. I've learned in my life that if the dream isn't from the Lord, it will not bear fruit and is not worth pursuing. But I've also learned that when the dream is from the Lord, you better hustle and pursue it with all your heart. Passion Vine is a dream that I know has God's heart and blessing all over it and I'm excited to see Him do what only He can do!