About Amanda

Amanda Forgash is a weddings and events floral designer at Flowers for Dreams, a Chicago-based company focused on making floral affordable, accessible and inspiring, with 25% of all proceeds benefiting a different charity each month.

Amanda has been in the industry for 5 and a half years, and got her start at Flora, a small floral boutique and studio in Lakeview, Chicago. She has experience in events of all scales, and also likes to make people smile with everyday arrangements and dress her friends in flower crowns. 

Amanda is super passionate about floral design, and is grateful to have discovered that this is one of the things she enjoys most in life. 

A handful of things Amanda grabs inspiration from: silhouettes of trees; the landscape of the southwest; cemeteries; the whimsical words and worlds of Tom Robbins; roadside foliage; weird art; vintage botanical prints; her grandma's retro kitchen; her mom's garden; rocks and crystals; rock n roll music.

You can find Amanda on Instagram at @petalpushr.

Floral Design photos by Little Robot Photography,  Lex Nelson Photography, Gloss Photography Studios, Mayden Photography, Something Blue, Daniel Kelleghan, Zachera Wollenberg, Brianne Bradbury Photography, Malcolm Riordan, Greenhouse Loft Photography, Brad Hart Photography, Christopher Foltz Photography,  The Colagrossis, Whit Photography, Cling & PeckSally O'Donnell Photography, Will Nunnally, J. Brown PhotographyNicodem Creative, Polly C Photography, Michelle Lytle Photography, Greenhouse Loft Photography, Two Birds Photography, Hitch & Sparrow.