Mara Steedley Allport


Owner & Floral Designer

As a Charleston native, I draw inspiration from the natural flora and fauna surrounding the Lowcountry. I love creating arrangements that reflect the joy and love shared at your special event.

In my free time,  I love spending time with family and friends, my husband, Nick, son, Fenton, and our pups, Bailey Beacon, & Trap, and cat (who thinks he's a dog!), Butters. I love fishing, boating, concerts, and traveling to new places. 

I'd like to credit these beautiful hydrangeas that bloom every summer at my house as the main source of inspiration for arranging florals. Throughout the past couple of years, that hobby bloomed into a passion that later grew into what is now Sweetleaf Floral.

For the past two years, I have enjoyed creating flower arrangements with the recipient in mind. Flowy and free, or modern and monochrome, I strive to create pieces as unique as the person receiving them.