Elizabeth trenti

CREATIVE DIRECTOR+ Botanical stylist

Elizabeth Trenti is the owner and creative director at Porter & Ives. 
Her passion and mission as a floral designer and event stylist is to capture the sense of movement in each arrangement as it blooms in nature. 

Elizabeth believes that flowers are the best way to bring life and beauty to a celebration. The inherent beauty and romance in flowers create an intimate atmosphere in any setting.

She grew up studying fine art and her fondest memories are in her mother’s garden, which is where she first fell in love with flowers. It came as no surprise that combining these two areas for a career in the creative world was something she not only wanted but needed.

Using her knowledge of sculpture and design from Florence University of the Arts, combined with her training at the Flower School of New York and experience as a freelance floral designer, she is able to achieve an organic, european style which reflects nature’s intrinsic beauty and radiant colors.  Elizabeth has been trained by some of the most talented designers in the United States and abroad including Remco Van Vleet, Oscar Mora, and Kate Holt of FlowerWild.

The Team



studio manager

With over two decades of experience in gardening Nancy is an important asset in conceptualizing each floral design.  She imparts her flower knowledge and keen eye for detail on every event making sure no stone is left unturned.  Her role includes executing wedding timelines, assisting behind the scenes logistics, and day of installations.

Nancy has a sweet and generous disposition which makes her invaluable to the Porter & Ives team. When she is not in the studio you can find her gardening or enjoying her time as a new Grandmother.  



visual stylist

As a free spirit and avid photographer Rebecca is able to balance the creative with the practical.  Her role in the design process allows us to balance our designs with each unique environment.  Using her knowledge of photography and eye for details she has proven to be an indispensible part of our operations. 

Rebecca loves being in the outdoors, immersing
herself in the beauty of nature and being surrounded
by greens. 

Our passion is to capture the sense of movement in each arrangement as it blooms in nature.