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💐 Florist Carries on Family Tradition

Contributor: Jamie Richardson


Cut at an Angle is a unique, fun, and whimsical floral experience in Downtown Concord on the corner of Market and Cabarrus Avenue.

Kirsten Darnell is carrying on the floral design tradition that runs in her family. Her grandparents were florists for over 50 years, and she worked in the back of their shop processing flowers when she was younger.

  • The name of her shop comes from her grandpa who reminded her that step one of flower care is to always “cut the stem at an angle.”

Despite not wanting to be a florist at first, Kirsten studied horticulture and worked for a wedding florist for 13 years before opening her own shop in March 2022. The shop recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Kristen describes her business as a floral artistry company that creates enchanted experiences through unique concepts and designs, drawing inspiration from the magical, mythical, and mystical. She strives to provide beautiful blooms and offbeat elements to curate spectacular arrangements, whether it be for a small intimate gathering or a large scale event.

Cut at an Angle is a full-service flower shop offering delivery services, flower arrangements, house plants, and floral installations for businesses and photo shoots. They specialize in creating customized floral arrangements for various occasions, including weddings, birthdays, and other special events. Cut At an Angle has worked with local event venues such as, The Loft and Hotel Concord, and has done pop-up shops at various locations.

  • Check out their recent Instagram Reel to see samples of their beautiful event arrangements.

You can also purchase fresh flowers in bundles or single stem in the shop, as well as potted flowers, dried floral artwork, and other floral pieces. The store also offers candles, prints, wreaths, home decor and more!

“I truly loved working with Cut at an Angle for our wedding. Kristen made the entire experience incredible. I went into our original meeting with a pencil-sketch of a vibe and knowing next to nothing about flowers and the day of our wedding I had the airy florals of my dreams. The quality of the flower and artistry of the design was outstanding. They ended up being one of my favorite things at the wedding. Oh I also did this all remotely since I lived out of state. I was able to pop into her shop in Concord after the wedding and it was lovely too. She is an absolute must for florals in the Charlotte area.” ~ Corinne

She is planning to offer workshops this summer on bouquet design, terrariums, and floral arrangements. Visit her website or follow her Instagram for those dates as well as other upcoming events and specials.


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