Tanarah will be joining two other Girl Scout alums in moderating a fun Q&A session with Clea and Joanna of The Home Edit.
Tanarah Luxe Floral
Founder and chief creative director
Tanarah Haynie, honorary chair of the inaugural BIG Brunch, is returning as part of our all Girl Scout alum, all female business leaders panel to host a discussion with Clea and Joanna of The Home Edit. Tanarah is the founder and chief creative director of Tanarah Luxe Floral. An award-winning and much sought-after floral artist, Tanarah’s passion for flowers began with picking daffodils from her grandmother’s property. She started working in a commercial flower shop at the age of 19 and was immediately smitten with arranging flowers. Her skillful manipulation of botanicals results from an intense study of many disciplines of floral design. After mastering the floral arts, she moved into event design, bringing her vision to transform ordinary spaces with beautiful floral compositions. Realizing her ambition, she opened her floral design firm in 2000.
An AIFD-distinguished top industry designer, Tanarah has worked for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and well-known political leaders. She is an avid educator in the floral industry and a commissioned speaker at floral and special event-related conferences and shows. She has been featured in publications such as Wedding Style Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, Southern Bride, Southern Living Weddings, At Home in Arkansas Weddings, Arkansas Bride, and Soiree. Her design career has taken her to many places, both national and international, to work for high profile clients such as The Country Music Awards, Paula Deen, Nicole Miller, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Tanarah traces her service-driven ethic and many other skills back to her days as a Girl Scout. “I have always believed that leadership can be developed. I work on those traits still today. Girl Scouting gave me some of my earliest goals and showed me how to obtain them.”
She appreciates that today’s Girl Scouts are encouraged to have the confidence to try new things, even at the risk of failing. “Failure will happen, however, aiming low is the biggest travesty. Girl Scouts allows girls to see what big success looks like when they do it on their own. Confidence is the key component that gives you a chance to achieve your goals and have success.”