Meet Evan

Meet Evan: Beginnings

For thirty years Evan has worked in many aspects of the construction industry including careers in both telecommunications and the electrical and construction fields. His early professional life includes ten years of industrial, commercial and residential construction. During his school years he spent summer vacations building homes. Later, he moved to the electrical field and worked up to the status of journeyman electrician before transitioning to telecom. From 1991 to 2011 Evan worked as a telecommunication engineer where he honed his expertise in design, implementation, logistics, public speaking, team leadership, multi-vendor coordination, documentation and research and analysis.

Custom Lighting and Drape

In 2011 Evan left his career and joined Holly Heider Chapple Flowers full-time to manage the day to day operations. At this time, a specific division of HHC was developed to showcase Evan’s many talents as well. This Custom Lighting and Drape division has become integral to the workings at HHC and has largely contributed to the Studio’s ability to produce exquisite, fully designed events. Custom lighting and pipe and drape are Evan’s specialty, and he may often be found in the workshop building new props for Holly’s styled shoots or stunning events.

Many Hats

Evan’s well-rounded experience allows him to wear many hats for the Studio. His engineering and implementation experience has led to many invitations to design consultations, where his public speaking capability allows him to comfortably convey ideas and concepts to brides and their families. Additionally, Evan is a huge asset when Holly hosts conferences.

For instance, Evan is able to share his wealth of knowledge with the Chapel Designers organization, opening up fresh realms of possibility for both new and seasoned floral designers from around the world. With ease, Evan is able to transition from speaking and consultations to “on-site” installations. Developing pipe and drape, lighting, decor, or props, Evan brings each event beautifully to life.

Garden Style

In 2012, Evan began gardening full time in addition to designing for the Studio. Evan cultivates the property’s flowerbeds, cultivating cut flowers for use in Holly Heider Chapple Flowers floral designs. The Gardens at Holly Heider Chapple Flowers has been officially zoned as “agricultural” by the state of Virginia. This zoning allows Holly and Evan to formally pursue floral design training at their farm in Lucketts, Virginia.

Family Time

Evan and Holly have been married for nearly 30 years. They have seven children, ranging from elementary aged children to adult children in college. The eldest son is married (you can view his spectacular Loudoun County wedding here), and of course had an exquisite array of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers in celebration of his nuptials. In his spare time, Evan enjoys his passions: family, saltwater fishing, sports, and the great outdoors.

Getting Married

Our specialty first and foremost is weddings. We are proud to offer our couples full design services from start to finish.

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Learn from Holly

Believing there is a designer in all of us, Holly is available to speak or teach and often hosts design sessions at her studio.

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Upcoming Events

Check out our list of of upcoming events, seminars and workshops, there is always something going on!

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