formerly Abby's at The Cottage

curated florals
& event designs



Formerly Abby's at The Cottage


Thoughtfully Curated

Our team of professional planners and designers craft
a personalized experience and beautifully executed designs
for the most imporatnt party you'll ever give.

about us

The Cottage is an award winning floral and event design team located in Duluth, Georgia.

Founded in 1999 by Abby Saccamono, our team has developed into a team of visionary designers and seasoned event planners.  We have the eye for design but also  understand the numerous details involved in your wedding day to execute a flawless yet beautiful event.

The Cottage is a place where the geniune care of our clients is our highest priority.  We believe planning your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and the process should be highly presonalized and fun!

We want you to feel confident about your investment and over the moon about your wedding designs and the experience with our team.  

Our clients are seekers of floral artistry and value working with event professionals
who understand the full scope of
their wedding day.

get to know us!


favorite venues

We are the house florist for Payne-Corley House and preferred florist for Ashton Gardens, TPC Sugarloaf, Little River Farms, Meadows at Mossy Creek and many more!   
We frequently work at North Georgia and Downtown Atlanta venues and always love to go somewhere new.


sourcing local

We only suggest in season blooms and source locally from independent flower farmers when we can.  This is not only supports local farmers but ensures a more unique and higher quality product for our couples.


just part of our job

We see ourselves as event partners on your wedding day.  We work as a team with your other vendors to do whatever we can to make your day flawless!


whites & greens or color? 



krista ganley, owner &
director of operations

Krista began her hospitality career over 25 years ago with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.  In 2004 she moved back to her hometown of Duluth, GA, owning and managing The Payne-Corley House, a special events venue.  Stumbling into the world of florals and design in 2018 was a new experience, but one she has embraced whole heartedly.  Krista is the mom of 3 boys and she and her husband are active members of the Duluth community. 


jenna alexander, creative director & lead designer

Jenna brings over 30 years of experience creating luxury florals.  Her designs are full of unique floral elements, dimension and textures.  If you love color, Jenna's specialty is creating beautiful color stories.  In parallel to her floral design career,  Jenna worked in Commercial Interior Design transforming raw spaces for 4 & 5 star Hotels into luxury lobby, dining and bar experiences.  Her talent and experiences are invaluable to our couples as they create their own unique and special day.   Jenna also loves home renovations
and spending time with her family
 at the lake.


valeri stroner, design sales 

Val has been a part of The Cottage since 2018 and brings over 20 years of sales experience and so much love for her brides to the table.  What Valeri loves most about her job is working with brides and their families, hearing their love stories and being a part of one of the most magical times in their lives.  When she is not working she loves to cook, travel and spend time with her family.

about you

Our clients are seekers of floral artistry and strong attention to detail.

The Cottage couple is looking for professionals to guide them through the design process with genuine care.
They envision a timeless, romantic, yet highly personalized look. 

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.


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