Aelson Cacique — President
Aelson, aka Al, has flowers in his blood. He grew up in Sao Paulo, at the feet of his parents...a Brazilian mother and half-French father in their floral shop. There, he developed the knowledge and skill to make him a world-class floral designer. His life-long dream of living in New York City finally came to be in 1989.
He spent a number of years working at some of the best floral design companies in the city, building a reputation for his professionalism, unique style, and efficiency. Finally in 2008, he launched his own floral design company, Fleurs du Mois, so he could provide the level of customer service and floral creativity he felt was lacking in New York City.
Today, Fleurs du Mois is an accomplished floral design company with a number of high profile clients. Al prides himself in providing personal service and customized floral solutions for any sized event. Every client is unique, every client is special, every client is valuable.
Jay Riether — Vice President
Jay's background is varied. He began in textbook publishing, and then moved on to website design working as Creative Director for Medscape. Both jobs taught him the value of paying attention to detail and staying organized. He moved into consulting work and co-owner of a design firm, which further improved his creativity. Finally he was a very successful Manager at Tourneau, overseeing the sale of pre-owned luxury watches, which polished his customer service skills.
At Fleurs du Mois, Jay brings his creativity and eye for design along with an analytical, organized mind. He primarily handles most of the logistics at the company as well as managing the website and online store. He is singularly focused on the client experience...making sure every client big or small gets the same white-glove treatment. At the end of the day, none of it matters if the client isn't happy.
Katie Nelson — Sales Representative
Katie grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut and fell in love with flowers at a young age after spending time in her grandmother Katherine's garden. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she spent her years working as a runway model and as special event coordinator for a Manhattan restaurant. This experience made her fall in love with New York City and introduce her to very artistic clients who inspired her to be creative in her own way.
She realized she wanted to take her passion for flowers to the next level and wanted to experience the joy flowers can bring to those who both create the arrangements and receive them. Katie joined the floral industry officially in 2011 and has experience working in design, sales and wholesale aspects of the business.
Katie enjoys acting as liaison between clients and her talented teammates at Fleurs du Mois. She has a great eye for detail and enjoys making sure the clients vision is executed flawlessly and anticipates their every need. No matter how big or small you believe your floral needs may be, Katie would love to hear all the details and help make your floral vision come to life!