From Our Editors
As the florist behind Designs by E, Elba draws on her knowledge of Ikebana—the Japanese art of floral design. Hints of the traditional practice show up in her designs, which combine delicate arrangements with unique foliage and flowers. Though she relies on timeless knowledge, her work eschews predictable patterns, instead reflecting the visions of her clients. Elba relies on her passion for detail while creating arrangements for events such as wedding receptions, where the bride and groom catch their first touchdown passes.