Our Team and FAQs

Whatever level of support you require for your wedding day, we can tailor our floral design services to meet your needs and are always here to assist. We offer comprehensive services, including linen/rental selection, day-of or full service coordination, lighting design, staging, florals, vendor referrals and more. It’s why we’ve won a variety of industry accolades and we are here to serve you.

Lyn Graves Fresh Affairs owner and creative visionary

Lyn Graves

Owner, Visionary, Designer, and Event Coordinator

Stephanie Fresh Affairs floral designer


Digital Marketing, Assistant to Owner, and Designer


Operations Manager





Fresh Affairs Floral Studio is a premier wedding and events studio with a stunning style that has been captivating clients for 18 years and counting. Owner Lyn Graves is a renowned award-winning designer, responsible for orchestrating some of the most beautiful events and weddings in North Carolina. 
His expertise extends to coordinating and producing large-scale events for major companies in the Triangle area of North Carolina, earning national recognition for his work at the Raleigh Convention Center. Lyn’s leadership extends beyond his studio as he has served as the past president of the National Catering and Events (NACE) organization and currently holds the position as president of the North Carolina State Florist Association, where he has successfully revitalized both organizations. 
The talented designers at Fresh Affairs are highly trained with national and state accreditations, boasting over 150 years of combined experience. Their award-winning team members actively contribute to the floral community through various committees. With a focus on experience, style, and attention to detail, Fresh Affairs Floral Studio has delivered exceptional events for a long list of satisfied clients.


Our design studio is over 5,500 square feet with a very talented and capable crew. Where the weddings are held and their size of the wedding determines the number of weddings we accept each weekend. For this reason, we are a first come, first serve business, so the sooner you reach out to us the better. 

Generic votive candles would be cost effective, but they lack at providing a lasting impression! Our work features floating candles in various heights or other shapes and sizes of candles. Candles can be a more cost-effective route over flowers, although it still adds up quickly.

Yes! We can work with any budget. Most people don’t realize that it’s not the amount of flowers or the scope of the event that truly helps us stand out – it is our unique presentation and design inspiration that makes our flowers showstopping! With over 150 years of combined experience, our team can make sure your floral dreams come true!

This may be the only “no” you hear from us but we use fresh, gorgeous, real flowers at Fresh Affairs. We have a high-brow preference for real, but beyond that, if you are considering silk as an alternative, be aware that high-quality silk flowers are actually much more expensive then fresh flowers!

It really depends on the amount of glassware one would need for an event. Obviously, a few pieces is most likely reasonable, but most weddings feature more glassware  than the average person already owns. Glassware rentals are the way to go! Imagine the amount of time it would take to purchase and clean the glass, fill and empty with water, as well as hauling in and out before and after an event? Chances are you will never use that much glassware ever again once the event is over either!

We require a 25% deposit at the signing of the contract with full payment due 30 days before the event.

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