I am Annette Rioux and owner of ARC Studio. I started working with flowers back in college but my dream was to design buildings and work in an architecture firm. I spent 12 years in my profession as an interior designer and then I was presented with an opportunity to start my next big dream, to be an entrepreneur and business owner and start Annette's Creations. I married my high school sweetheart and we began an amazing family together, today we have 3 awesome boys that I homeschool and completely adore. I love that I get to take care of my family and run a business out of my home. One day my next big dream will come true and that is to expand and design my own studio and continue to grow this business. My goal is to make my clients extremely happy, provide professional services, and hire the best people to grow our future here at ARC Studio.
I love to celebrate the people in my life by doing something extra special when we get together. Being the hostess is one of my favorites! Celebrations should be creative and designed based on specific personalities. Which is why every event is unique and different from the last. My goal is to provide a signature style that blends your vision with our creative resources and processes. Here at ARC Studio we love to try new things and dream just a little bit bigger.
Contact us today to discuss your next life celebration, or the design of your next big dream!
Here is a little peek into our little family world! So much to celebrate with these cool humans!
Here's what clients are saying about us!
"Annette did a beautiful job on my daughter's wedding. The flowers were white with different shades of purple. Simple and fresh. My daughter told her what she wanted and Annette sent pictures for her to review. Also provided a line by line breakdown of the cost which was very affordable. Really never even met her until the day of the wedding. She came through like a champ! Simple decorations for the wedding ceremony in the Carriage House large pavilion were just right. The tables were beautifully decorated, wrist corsages and boutonnieres were just right with some nice elegant ribbon added. Thank you Annette for a beautiful night! No worries, no hassles, very affordable, simple and fresh flowers with an elegant touch - thank you thank you!."
Jill - 2016
"I really really loved my flowers on my wedding day. They were big and unique and rustic and just gorgeous. I met her at a Starbucks initially and she knew exactly what to do. Her pricing is extremely reasonable as well. I got all the flowers I could have wanted and it was still in my budget. I am very happy with my decision to go with Annette!"
Amanda - 2018
"Annette Rioux did an amazing job with our flowers! Our wedding was on the roof of the Detroit Opera House, which provided a few challenges for her, including dealing with the wind! :) We wanted something modern, elegant, with a touch of glam, and she NAILED IT!! Our wedding ceremony was on the roof, followed by a cocktail reception inside. Then the reception was back on the roof right after. So she had to coordinate flipping the roof in a short amount of time and everything came together perfectly. I never worried about a thing the entire day and our guests loved it! Annette is extremely creative, professional, a great listener, and incredibly easy to work with! On top of that her pricing is super reasonable. If you are in the Detroit area I would definitely check her out!!
Amy - 2019
"Annette was a joy to work with! She does everything just the way you'd like it. Our centerpieces were amazing, our bouquets were phenomenal, the bouts looked superb. She is not only a kind, sweet person, she is also and amazing florist and I highly recommend her for your wedding, party, or anything else you may need flowers for. Absolutely. Stunning. Job."
Emily - 2017
"Annette designed and created the invitations and floral arrangements for our wedding and everything was PERFECT! She worked with me to make my vision a reality while still keeping within my budget. Beyond just creating a beautiful wedding, she gave me peace of mind. I didn't have to worry about a THING related to the decorations and hall setup because Annette handled it all. Annette is seriously metro Detroit's best kept secret and I recommend her to EVERYONE."
Lindsay - 2016
"We chose Annette Creations to do several services for our wedding in August. Annette Rioux is listed here on the The Knot as a florist, but she also does paper goods (invitations, escort cards, programs, etc.) and day-of coordinating. We booked her for all these services since her prices were affordable and her work samples were beautiful and high quality. Her floral work is amazing and so beautiful! She truly put a lot of effort into making designs that were unique to our style and color scheme. We chose coral and green as our wedding colors and she came up with really creative ways to express these colors in the flowers. We got so many compliments on all our different floral items (bouquets, ceremony altar arrangements, reception table centerpieces, and more).
She also made several paper items for us - save the dates, invitations, ceremony programs, escort cards, and menu cards. All of these were excellent! I especially liked the personalized monogram/logo she designed for us using our initials and wedding date. This was used throughout the paper items and it tied everything together with a visual theme.
Annette was also excellent as a day-of coordinator. She met with us about one month before the wedding to plan out a detailed timeline of the day and gather information about our wedding party/special people involved in the wedding and our various vendors. She wrote up the timeline on a shared Google Doc so we could make changes leading up to the wedding day and everyone involved (bride, groom, parents, Annette) could see the updates seamlessly. On the day of the wedding she did a great job of handling the set-up at the church and reception venue, communication with vendors, and various check-ins to make sure everything was running smoothly. It was nice to have a go-to person outside the family/wedding party to handle small details and keep everyone on schedule so we didn’t have to worry about it. Annette was very friendly and positive to work with throughout the whole process and we highly recommend her!"
Lauren - 2018
(from a hand written note, I felt the love!)
"annette - where do i begin?! we cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication leading up to and on our wedding day! i don't know what went on behind the scenes, but the entire day went so smooth (besides the darn weather!) i didn;t have to worry about a thing. my mom mentioned you were the best money spent and I couldn't agree more! and your flower arrangements were perfect! exactly what i had in mind! if any future brides are looking for a florist/planner/coordinator/super-woman-i'll be sending them your way!
thanks again! Sam + Josh" - 2019