ABOUT US

We create contemporary, elegant designs for weddings and baptisms that honor the rich Eastern Orthodox tradition. Using the highest-quality materials (and when possible, sustainable, natural fabrics), we carefully design and construct each piece, artfully combining textures, colors and fibers. Our products are created and packaged in a smoke free environment. Each order is carefully packaged to protect our products from damage in shipping.

Visit Our Workshop

We do not have a physical store. But if you are in the Naperville, IL (Chicago) area you can visit our workshop and see our products. To schedule a visit, please contact us. Let us know which products you are interested in seeing (or a general idea, for example: "wedding candles") and some suggested times you would like to visit.


You can learn more about Dahlia, our shop history and Orthodox Wedding and Baptism traditions on our blog.


Also, check out our Etsy shop dahliaWeddingBaptism!


Our team

Terry - Founder, CEO, Designer

Terry (Eleftheria or Ελευθερἰα) was born and raised in Hania, a seaside town on the Greek island of Crete. As a teen, she moved to the United States on her own and started a new life. With many close family members and ties still in Greece, she is very attuned to Greek Orthodox culture and traditions. Along with her husband, she has raised four children now ranging in age from 17 to 25.


She started her career as a surgical nurse, practicing for 20 years. Later finding herself drawn to more artistic pursuits, she worked as an interior decorator, silk-flower designer, and faux-finish and mural artist.

Jenny - Seamstress, Designer

Jenny is our head "sewist"... she sews both expertly and artistically! She has been sewing and has owned a sewing machine since she was nine years old. Although her creativity and craftiness expands to making cards and china painting, sewing has always been her love.

Jenny and Terry met as members of the Naperville Garden Club where they both shared an interest in gardening and flowers. Her quote; "I absolutely love my job and am happy to be part of Dahlia".

SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE

We are committed not only to bringing you the best products we can create but also the best information about Orthodox traditions